Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 27, 2017


True service to humanity begins with respect for each and every human life.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


"This is what the Lord then said to Moses: 'Tell the Israelites to take up a collection for Me. From every man you shall accept the contribution that his heart prompts him to give Me.'" (Exodus 25:1-2)

Our goods are not priced. Instead, donations are accepted to provide financial assistance to organizations serving these worthy causes. Almost $25,000 has been donated in our first 12 years.

Truly Priceless
"…to You the helpless can entrust their cause…"
(Psalms 10:14)

All proceeds are donated to Catholic Charities, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Women's Center - crisis pregnancy center, the Pro Life Action League, and the Fr. Michael J. McGivney Center for Hope and Healing - supported by the Knights of Columbus to provide care for women with difficult pregnancies who carry their babies to term.

Those who donate money for the "purchase" of goods select one or more charity(s) for their donation. Every cent goes directly to the charity(s) chosen by the donor.

$$ In God We Trust $$

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be."

(Matthew 6:19-21)

We share our "treasures" with a generous spirit. The results are in the hands of God as contributions may be well above or below the values of the items "purchased."

"…whatever you did for one of these least brothers of Mine, you did for Me." (Matthew 25:40)

ANYONE CAN HELP - Families, groups of neighbors, small faith groups, parish ministries, etc. can participate in the following ways:

  • Help set up the driveway, or work in the driveway on the day of the sale.
  • Donate new or used goods for others to "purchase" at an afforable "price."
  • "Shop" our Truly Priceless Garage Sale
…The sale will be held at 303 N. Hickory Ave.,
Arlington Heights

For details, contact Marybeth or Mike at (847) 392-5506 or email: mschoney Donations accepted beginning Monday, September 4, 2017.


Directory photos can be picked up in the Parish Office during regular business hours.


Then Jesus said to her in reply, "O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish." 
And the woman's daughter was healed from that hour.

Matthew 20: 15-18

When "special needs" come to live within a person or a family, the challenges associated can be EXTRA SPECIAL too. The demands in handling what it takes for "coping" and adjusting are great. With God, all things are possible!

I have learned so much in my role of deacon assigned by the Cardinal to assist persons with physical disabilities in my role in the Church. Thrust into caring for the spiritual needs of persons who break their necks playing sports I looked to God to help me. Since 1999, I have gone to "school" learning and learning all about God and suffering and God and healing and God and those who plead for help. I am still learning and the teachers very often are the persons of whom I am called to assist.

Last Sunday's Gospel is very complex (above), - and for me the take-home message centers on helping each of us understand the compassionate and merciful nature of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In this Gospel Matthew offers insight in the way Jesus handles the pleading on behalf of a person with special needs. The incident reveals for me, the benevolent nature of God who has ears and heart for those afflicted and will not turn away when approached.

I have been so impressed by persons in this parish who have dealt with their challenges with such faith and fervent prayerfulness. Special needs are among the great challenges and mysteries of life that so often are puzzling and at times very frustrating. I am humbled over and over by the strength and faith and numerous role models.

Like that of the Canaanite woman, I have heard pleading voices reaching out to the Lord. I have joined the pleading asking the Lord Jesus to supply healing. I have called out in anguish for relief from the stigma. I have called out for someone to care and join me and others in rising and finding ways to refuse to be conquered by disability issues.

At times, when affliction envelopes us, we feel so alone. Even in this episode described in the Gospel, the woman is turned away, even by disciples of Christ. Yet, in the end, Jesus delivers and rewards the faith. May this be our guiding principle.

I have a few insights to share that might offer some acquired wisdom connected to being in solidarity with those who are carrying burdens associated with physical or mental challenges:

  1. May we always and everywhere turn to Jesus in our longing for healing or relief. We are never "entitled" to more than the grace that God will deliver, but we can count on the fact that God is listening. Our hope and constant prayer is to be strong and continue onwards. It is not "whining", when we persistently call out to Jesus. In our prayerful pleading, we affirm our trust and faith in Him who can give the gift we seek. The Holy Spirit is with us always, so….Keep praying, keep trying, keep looking for the power that God gives to help carry the day.

2. Walk the journey, openly and honestly with those who carry the burden of special needs. Be honest and helpful, and present. Walk the journey, take time to listen, and do your best to understand. Be naïve, be inquisitive, express a desire to be helpful,…as the recipient of good intentions, - might allow. Join your prayers with theirs, according to their requests and avoid imposing your own will on them.

3. Take time to learn about the special needs of others. When a special need comes our way, we gain a new focus. However, we do not have to have the same circumstances come our way to open ourselves to the need for mercy, compassion and healing.

4. Be vulnerable. It takes guts and courage sometimes to face; deafness, blindness, physical and mental challenges. We must ask God to help us offer assistance and turn to the Lord for guidance regarding how best to care and be respectful and helpful. There is much available to teach us about each kind of special need. May we pursue these opportunities to gain an appreciation and be in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are seeking healing.

5. May our faith join others who are pleading for relief or healing and take a lesson from the Canaanite woman knowing that Jesus can offer the gifts of which we seek, but we must keep asking and asking and asking.

Deacon Don Grossnickle-Vicariate 1 Disability Outreach Archdiocese of Chicago







OLW Youngsters Renew Weekly Children's "Liturgy of the Word"

As schools prepare to open, pre-schoolers resume Sunday lessons.

Father Ed Fialkowski Blesses and sends students to lessons.


Once Again Wayside Hawaiian Night Features
Food, Music and Barefoot Hawaiian Dancers!




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


This prayerful ministry offers knitted or crocheted shawls to those who are in need of comfort physically, emotionally and spiritually. We meet every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center - Cabrini Room. Questions contact Kit, Winnie, Patsy.


Drop off bin located in Gathering Place hallway across from the drinking fountains (8-12 every Sunday) in addition to the Garage drop off (2nd Sunday of each month). To Volunteer - The Gilberts--collecting-The Piergalskis--delivery or Volunteer signup


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


An emergency source for short term financial help. For information or assistance, contact the DePaul voice mailbox at the parish 847-253-5353 x398.


OLW has trained Ministers of Care who are available to visit and bring communion to those parishioners who are homebound. If you are interested in receiving communion or being part of this ministry contact Kathy O'Neill, 847-253-5353, ext. 238.


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



5:00 pm Saturday, September 2, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Berny Bennett, Al Preusker
Euch. Min.:
Joe Panarale, Coord., Jan Hopkins, Jeanne Kabler,  John Kabler, Kathy Loy, Linda Luna, Kathy Maday,  Dennie Melroy, Al Preusker, Jean Simpson, Colleen  Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Dave Orecchio, Marisa Pacocha, Mia Parise,
Quinn Toomey
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:00 am Sunday, September 3, 2017
Presider: Father Dan Brady
Lector: Arnie Lemke, Marlene Bowen
Euch. Min.: 
Sarah Lemke, Coord., Jane Holland, Mary Jo Lee,  Rosa Maria MacNeil, Chris Sandefur, Mary Jean  Sandefur, Sharon Zurek
Altar Serv.: Cole Brossett, Adam Greazel, Luke Greazel,
Emily Lang
Music Min.: Cantor

8:15 am Sunday, September 3, 2017
Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Pete Odon, Kathy Kennedy
Euch. Min.:
Louise Dickey, Coord., June Bourke, Nattie Dilay,  Marie Guska, Nancy Odon, Pete Odon, Mary
Samulak, Ron Stein, George Wingerter
Altar Serv.: Molly Craig, Jim Hall, Jake Lund, Andrew Shevlin
Music Min.: Cantor

9:45 am Sunday, September 3, 2017
Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Thomas Corcoran - Assisting
Lector: Sally Shewmon, Tom Newell
Euch. Min.:
Brad Shewmon, Coord., Muriel Banach, Linda
Kesteloot, Ted Kesteloot, Rich Pfisterer, Jim Sherry,  Rose Sherry, Jim Stapleton, Teresa Stewart,
Christopher R. Vann, Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Declan Newell, Moira Newell, Noelle Onischuk,  Christopher A. Vann
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, September 3, 2017
Father Dennis Kasule
Lector: Elizabeth Anastasia, Chris Anastasia
Euch. Min.:
Kathy Freiburger, Coord., Gene Beiswenger,
Winnie Bowles, Julie Cleary, Irene Corcoran, Patrick  Keating, Sr., Mary Jane Niman, Maureen Sharkey,  Catherine Sloan
Altar Serv.: Emerson Burda, Nathan Georg, Samuel Tiedge,  Sophia Tiedge
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, September 3, 2017
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: TBA - Teen Ministered Mass
Euch. Min.: John Niesman, Michael Somary, Matt Schoessling,  Rocco Rooney
Altar Serv.: Louis Mallek, Emily Romanacce


Archdiocese of Chicago, Vicariate 1 DEF
Vicariate Web Page -

This program is designed for persons to be commissioned and mandated at Ministers of Care, in their parishes who will visit and or take the Eucharist to residents of nursing homes, the hospitalized, and to the homebound. Candidates must register in advance through your parish coordinator. Attendance at all six sessions (both Saturdays) is required for mandating and no walk-in's allowed.

Location: Holy Family Parish, 2515 West Palatine Rd.
Inverness, IL 60067
(Holy Family is located West of Ela Rd. and  East of Huntington Rd.)
Dates: September 9th and 16th 2017
Both Saturdays Required.
Gathering: 8:30 a.m.

Please bring your own brown bag lunch each Saturday, coffee and water will be provided. Candidates bring this notice as your agenda, bring note pad and pen to take your personal notes.

Saturday, September 9
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. The Experience of Suffering
  Sister Jane Schlosser

10:45 a.m. to  Prayer in Care Ministry
12:15 p.m.  Sister Mary Barbara Hassler

Lunch  your own brown bag lunch

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Spirituality of the Ministry
  Marlene Sweeney

Saturday, September 16
9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Pastoral Communications Skills
  Amy Florian

10:45 a.m. to  Theology of the Eucharist
12:15 p.m.  Father Michael Ahlstrom

Lunch  your own brown bag

1:00 p.m.  Ministerial Procedures
  Ron Frost

2:30 to 3:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony in Church and    Certificates

Ministry Sterring Committe Members:

Deacon Michael Filipucci Deacon Tom Westerkamp
Deacon Larry Smith  Kathy O'Neill
Marie Klanang

To register for this training, email or call Kathy O'Neill at parishnurse or 847-253-5353, ext. 238, by Friday, September 1.


Monday, August 28, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Mary Mahoney

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Frances Eirich

Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Mary Dee, Rosemary Quattrocchi

Friday, September 1, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Michael Gareri

Saturday, September 2, 2017
8:30 am Communion Service
5:00 pm Bob Taraba, Rosemary Quattrocchi,
William Oshinski, Shirley Dauson,
Rosemary Quattrocchi

Sunday, September 3, 2017
7:00 am Alf Kelly, Frank Doppke, Dale Havens and
For the People of OLW
8:15 am Josephine Schmalz
9:45 am Rita & Greg Grana, Eloise Purcell
11:30 am Darlene Ahern, Mary Rose Diaferia,
Patrick McCloskey, Dr. Fernando Caburnay,
Jim Doherty
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Readings for the Week of August 27, 2017

Sunday:  Is 22:19-23/Ps 138:1-3, 6, 8/Rom 11:33-36/Mt  16:13-20
Monday:  1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10/Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b/Mt 23:13- 22
Tuesday:  1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-6/Mk 6:17-29
Wednesday:  1 Thes 2:9-13/Ps 139:7-12ab/Mt 23:27-32
Thursday:  1 Thes 3:7-13/Ps 90:3-5a, 12-14, 17/Mt 24:42- 51
Friday:  1 Thes 4:1-8/Ps 97:1, 2b, 5-6, 10-12/Mt 25:1-13
Saturday:  1 Thes 4:9-11/Ps 98:1, 7-9/Mt 25:14-30
Next Sunday: Jer 20:7-9/Ps 63:2-6, 8-9/Rom 12:1-2/Mt 16:21- 27


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