August 19, 2018

We Welcome Hands Together

Next weekend our parish participates in the diocesan Mission Cooperative Plan and we welcome Fr. Tom Hagen and Doug Campbell who work with the missions in Haiti. The Missionary Cooperative plan assigns a mission group to every parish to speak about the work of our church in other parts of the world and to remind us that our church is fundamentally a Mission Church. Our diocesan mission office assigned Hands Together - a Catholic mission outreach working in Haiti - to share with us news of how our church continues to help the poorest of the poor.

The Church in Haiti is struggling to bring God's love to the many hurting people and we are the comfort. In Haiti there are 10.9 million people in an area smaller than Maryland. 70% of these cannot read, and 85% live below poverty level. In slum areas 4 out of 5 children do not reach the age of 5, and nationally 1 in 3 children suffer from chronic malnutrition. The hurricanes in 2004 and 2008, along with the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake and hurricane later that year, have left Haiti severely damaged and in desperate need of our prayers and support.

Hands Together runs free schools, medical clinics and nuttrition programs in Cite Soleil, providing 25,000 daily school meals and helping thousands of people who struggle to survive. Their work among the violence and savage poverty there is founded upon the Catholic social teachings of the dignity of human life and preferential option for the poor. Hands Together embraces a clear ethic of life based on Catholic teaching that proclaims God's infinite and absolute love for us. About one-third of Hands Togethers' mission work supports educational health, charity, and developmental projects in Cite Soleil, The Dioceses of Gonaives and Cap Haitien where more than 1 million live in abject poverty.

Fr. Tom is the President and Co-Founder of Hands Together and lives amongst the Haitian people. Doug is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hands Together and spends a good amount of time working in Haiti alongside Fr. Tom. When their schedules allow them to travel, they visit parishes around the U.S. to share their experiences working with the Catholic missionaries there.

*A second collection will be taken up for the Mission Cooperative Plan next weekend.


For the second consecutive year, Our Lady of the Wayside's Annual Parish Picnic will be held on a Sunday - September 9 in the large outdoor space between the Church and the two school buildings.

And also for the second year, the Picnic will begin with an outdoor Mass, celebrated in front of the Parish Center, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Please note: there will NOT be an indoor Mass at 11:30 a.m. on September 9.

On  page 11 you can see a variety of photos from the 2017 Picnic.

Wayside Loves Winners Raffle

Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets! Donation is $100 per ticket or 4 tickets for $300.

Grand Prize is $5000, Second prize is $2000, Third Prize is $1000, Fourth prize is $1000 and Fifth Prize is $1000. Winners will be announced at the Picnic on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

Wayside Loves Winners Grand Raffle is being organized by the Parish Management Council with the proceeds being used for the installation of wireless services in the Gathering Place and tuck pointing around the school and Church.

Please help us meet our goal and you just might walk away with a cash prize. Tickets can be purchased at the School or Church Office.



For This 2018-19 Year

Grade 3 1 Catechist
1 Assistant Catechist (Classes every Tuesday  from 4:00-5:15 p.m.)

We currently have a class of students with no assigned Catechist.

Grade 6 - 1 Assistant Catechist as an aide for a 6th grade student.

Please consider volunteering for this very important ministry of educating our parish children in the Catholic faith. The teacher manuals are very easy to follow and have many helpful suggestions for each lesson.

Sister Adrienne and Sister Joan will assist new Catechists in getting started and give continued help throughout the year. Call the Religious Education Office for any information about a particular grade - 847-255-0050, x241.

Wednesday, August 21 - School  Sixth Graders will receive their Bibles in Church after the 8:30 Mass within a short Bible Blessing Service.

Letters regarding R.E.P. student class placement and beginning of the year information will be sent by mail this week.

R.E.P. Families will be receiving the Religious Education Newsletter, Inside Wayside, by E-Mail by the end of August.

Monday, August 27 - Mass practice for School Eighth Grade Students from 11:50 a.m - 12:30 p.m. (Mrs. Sally Shewmon's Eighth Grade Class.)

Wednesday, August 29 - Mass Practice for School Eighth Grade Students from 11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Mrs. Sally Shewmon's Eighth Grade Class).

Thursday, August 30 - 8:30 a.m. - Beginning-of-the-Year School Mass. Mrs. Sally Shewmon's 8th grade students will have special participation in the Mass.

Tuesday, September 4 - Grades 1-4 - Open House is from 4:00-4:35 p.m. in the Elementary School. Students will prepare for the Beginning of the Year Mass in Church at 4:40 p.m. Dismissal from class at 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4 - Grades 7-8 - Open House is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Catechists will bring their students to Church for a teaching Mass at 7:10 p.m. Parents are invited to attend. Dismissal from class at 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 11 - Grades 5-6 Open House is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Catechists will bring their students to Church for a teaching Mass at 7:10 p.m. Parents are invited to attend. Dismissal from class at 8:30 p.m.


Wayside Seniors will be having three (3) luncheons this upcoming fall, winter and spring season. Mark your calendars.
October 10, 2018 Chili Luncheon
December 5, 2018 Christmas Luncheon

March 6, 2019 St. Pat's Luncheon

We are in need of volunteers. Call Cathy or Kit. Watch the bulletin for details.








"Medium rare, with cheese, you got it." Volunteers manned the spatulas.

There was plenty to eat - including corn - and OLW volunteers manned the grills.




5:00 pm Saturday, August 25, 2018
Presider: Father Tom Hagen
Lector: June Bourke, Bob Guretz
Euch. Min.:
Bob Guretz, Coord., June Bourke, Mike Nollis, Jan  Hopkins, Linda Luna, Kathy Maday, Joe Panarale,  Jean Simpson, Ellen Tomasek, Chuck Tomasek,
Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Allie Konopka, Erin Peterson, Luke Peterson, Jr.,  Quinn Toomey
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, August 26, 2018
Presider: Father Bill Zavaski
Deacon Jerry Brennan - Assisting
Lector: Kathy Kennedy, Louise Dickey
Euch. Min.: 
Arnie Lemke, Coord., Marlene Bowen, Al Fricano,  Don Hansen, Jane Holland, Janet Peters, Chris
Sandefur, Mary Jean Sandefur, Sharon Zurek
Altar Serv.: Molly Craig, Nico Haber, Mia Mortellaro,
Caroline Schermerhorn
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, August 26, 2018
Father Bill Zavaski
Deacon Jerry Brennan - Assisting
Lector: Pete Odon, Mary Samulak
Euch. Min.:
Krys Tischer, Coord., Chris Esposito, Bob
Galvanoni, Mary Ann Galvanoni, Linda Kesteloot,  Ted Kesteloot, Kathy Loy, Nancy Odon, Pete Odon,  Mary Samulak, Sally Shewmon
Altar Serv.: Michael Bauer, Aiden Lewis, Daniel O'Connell,
Marikate Ritterbusch
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, August 26, 2018
Father Dan Brady
Deacon Pete LeTourneau - Assisting
Lector: Chris Anastasia, Elizabeth Anastasia
Euch. Min.:
Kathy Freiburger, Coord., Gene Beiswenger,
Winnie Bowles, Vivian Maniscalco, Frank
Maniscalco, Mary Jane Niman, Miriam Pecora, Joyce  Voss, Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Kaitlyn Deloncker, Louis Mallek, Frank Pinto, Emma  Sullivan
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, August 26, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Paul Onischuk - Assisting
Lector: Jack Lynch
Euch. Min.: Kate Quick, John Niesman, Anthony Santangelo,  Michael Somary, Rocco Rooney, Mia Parise
Altar Serv.: Jack Buehrer, Billy Doyle


Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, August 20, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018


Monday, August 20, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Fernando Caburnay

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Earl & Edna Therriault

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Peter Quattrocchi, Ed Hardy

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Elaine Cambria

Friday, August 24, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Randy Zeek, Glenn Treat
3:00 pm Wedding Liturgy

Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
3:00 pm Wedding Liturgy
5:00 pm Rita Hendricks, Patrick Burns

Sunday, August 26, 2018
7:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW
9:30 am Nicholas Tischer, Bert Weigel, Irene Douglas
11:30 am Jim Doherty, Joe Foreman, Martin Giarelli
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Readings for the Week of August 19, 2018

Sunday:  Prv 9:1-6/Ps 34:2-3, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15 [9a]/ Eph 5:15-20/Jn 6:51-58
Monday:  Ez 24:15-24/Dt 32:18-19, 20, 21 [cf. 18a]/Mt  19:16-22
Tuesday:  Ez 28:1-10/Dt 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30,  35cd-36ab [39c]/Mt 19:23-30
Wednesday:  Ez 34:1-11/Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [1]/Mt 20:1- 16
Thursday:  Ez 36:23-28/Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 [Ez  36:25]/Mt 22:1-14
Friday:  Rv 21:9b-14/Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18 [12]/ Jn 1:45-51
Saturday:  Ez 43:1-7ab/Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 [cf.  10b]/Mt 23:1-12
Next Sunday: Jos 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b/Ps 34:2-3, 16-17, 18- 19, 20-21, 22-23 [9a]/Eph 5:21-32 or 5:2a, 25- 32/Jn 6:60-69


Michael Harth, Joe Walker, Sr., Bev Folkedahl, John O'Neill, Maureen Sexson, Pam Barton, Joshua Leese, Chad Demas, Catherine Hansen, Marie Caranci, Geraldine Shufeldt, Peter Phillips, Debbie (Flack) Fry, Carol Herman, Ann Kelley, Lynn Steele, Margaret Soboleski, Marie DeSanto, Steve Demas, Carol Blatnick, Joel Rivera, Arthur Dixon, Rita Maves, Joseph Halka, Fr. John Topper




Our Lady of the Wayside is one of over 25 member parishes of St. Hubert's Job Network. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at St. Hubert's in Hoffman Estates. Visit for a full schedule of events.



Enjoy the parish community by meeting other parishioners at events such as Women's Golf, Men's Golf, Women's Bowling, Men's Basketball, Women's Bridge, Widows of Wayside (W.O.W.), and Christian Family Movement (CFM), the Senior Group and Fil-American Group. Contact parishlife with questions.



Sunday Readings and Homily adapted for ages 3 to 10 on most Sundays at the 9:45 Mass before the Liturgy of the Word.  The children are invited to participate. The children will return for the remainder of the Mass. No registration is required!


Focus on the readings for the coming Sunday and their context in scripture. No registration or fee. Come when your schedule permits. Friday mornings in the Gathering Place 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Meets in the Seton room (#201) every Monday at 7:00 p.m. Contact - Chris



The Elizabeth Ministry offers families prayer and support during the joys, challenges and sorrows of the childbearing years. To contact a minister, please complete a card from the banner in the back of the church, or call the parish office or e-mail ElizabethMinistry or elizabethministry


The Respect Life Ministry works to make life issues visible and viable at the parish level. To get more involved in Respect Life at OLW, please email respectlife


This Ministry offers families in their time of sorrow a continental breakfast in the Gathering Place or sit down luncheon in the Rectory Meeting Room. For further information contact the parish office.


Special Needs Ministry was established to identify and meet the needs of our pacrishioners with special needs. Contact the parish office or email - special-needs or specialneeds


Little Saints Pray & Play for children and their caregivers, meets twice monthly. Email OLWLittleSaints for more