September 2, 2018

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

Begins with our Outdoor Mass at 11:30 a.m.

Kidzone - Wildcat Alley - Beer Garden

Concessions of fried chicken - hot dogs - pizza - corn - dessert and more.

Donations Needed! cans of pop, individually wrapped candy. Drop off at Parish Center.

Full details on page 7.

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.

The Wayside Loves Winners Grand Raffle

is being organized by the Parish Management Council with the proceeds being used for new lighting in the Father Mackin Center (Gym).

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.

The Parish Office will be closed on Monday,
September 3 in observance of Labor Day.

Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day weekend!

Our Lady of the Wayside  Arlington Heights, Illinois


By Deacon Mike Madison

School has started for some students already and the rest will begin next week, which means our catechesis programs ramp up too. Our religion classes, Religious Education Program (REP), Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) and the Adult Enrichment programs will begin soon. I say ramp up because catechesis should be an everyday event. As parents, we are the first teachers of the faith to our children. We take that assignment and responsibility on when we bring our children to the Church for the Sacrament of Baptism. And we are to continue growing in our own knowledge of our faith.

Catechesis means to educate and form the faithful and a catechumen is someone learning and being formed in the faith. We begin this faith journey immediately following baptism, if we are baptized as a child, and it continues throughout our lives. For some adults, the catechesis may begin before baptism to properly prepare them to be Catholic and to understand how to live the Christian life Jesus modeled for us.

We begin by listening and observing, then acting upon what we see and hear. Parents, teachers, religious, family members, clergy and lay ministers all have a role in building up the Church, which builds up the Kingdom of God. This is done by our actions and words, by what we say and do. The children pay attention to what we value. They are listening and watching. Just ask a teenager!

Now is a good time to discuss vocations with your children: married life, single life, religious life and ordained life. You may already be modeling one of the vocations for them as you live your life, but I would encourage actively discussing amongst the family vocational choices, especially toward the ordained life. And pray about it too. There are 42 Prayers for Vocations on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website! Here's one of them for you to pray:

Parents Prayer for Vocations #2

Gracious and loving God
you have blessed us with the privilege of becoming Parents.
We ask that you provide us with all that we need
in accepting this awesome responsibility.

We pray that we will be open to your spirit
who is our source of strength
as we witness to our children
your love for each of them and your desire for them
to be happy and to live a full life.

We ask your help
so we may guide and encourage our children
to believe that they each have a special calling
and to use their gifts and talents for others.

We pray, Heavenly Father,
that our children will discover
and respond enthusiastically to your desire for them
whether it be to the vocation of single, married,
ordained or consecrated life.

We offer this prayer in the name of Jesus
through the grace of the Holy Spirit.


Teach your children well. Model for them a life of prayer. Ask God to help them choose their vocation in life, a life building up the Kingdom. It all begins by leading them on their faith journey with catechesis from




In The Following Grade For This 2018-19 Year

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

Please consider volunteering for his 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.

Religious Education Classes Begin on the
following day and time:
Tuesday, September 4 - First Day of Class for R.E.P. for the following grades:

Grades 1-4 - First Class - Open House from 4:00-4:35 p.m. Parents will be asked to leave so Catechists can begin class. Students will be going over to Church for Mass Preparation. Dismissal is at 5:15 p.m. by the North Door of the Elementary School.

Grades 7-8 - First Class - Open House is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Catechists will bring their students to Church at 7:10 p.m. for a teaching Mass. Parents are invited to attend. Students will be dismissed from school at 8:30 p.m.

Religious Education Classes Begin on the
following day and time:
Tuesday, September 11

Grades 5-6 - First Class - Open House is from 6:30-7:00 p.m. Teachers will bring their students to Church at 7:10 p.m. for a teaching Mass. Parents are invited to attend. Following Mass, there will be a short Bible Blessing for the 6th graders. Students will be dismissed from School at 8:30 p.m.

For all registered families in the R.E.P. program, the
letters informing parents of their child's (children's) classroom assignment and the procedures for the first days of class were mailed on Friday, August 25. You should also have received the fall edition of
Inside Wayside, the newsletter by email. It can also be printed or downloaded from the parish website,


We've seen these initials a number of times in our
bulletin, haven't we? What do they mean? The formal definition is
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults - but there's more to it than that.

The program is focused on helping adults who are
thinking of becoming Catholic as well as adults who may be coming back to Church after being away for a while. The program also accommodates adults who want a renewal and update concerning all that is happening in our Church today.

This takes place in a series of gatherings geared to enlighten and renew for all 'What it means to be
Catholic'. We gather as friends, no formal classes or tests.

All are welcome to come and join us with your questions on Tuesday, September 18th in the Gathering Place at
7:30 p.m. If you would like to know more about our Church today, please come! For more information please call the parish office at 847-253-5353.

Deacon Michael Madison & Elaine Clancy, Co-Directors





September is the month for Our Lady of the Wayside's "Meals on Wheels" team to participate in Wheeling Township's program to deliver hot meals to Wheeling Township residents who have a permanent disability, are homebound and are 60 years or older.

The OLW team met in late August to review the various routes and discuss details for the program that provides hot meals for Wheeling Township residents Monday through Friday.

Meals are prepared by the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights under the supervision of a registered dietician. Dietary restrictions are as followed. The cost of the hot meal is $6.35 per day, per recipient. All Wheeling Township residents are eligible if they meet program qualifications.

OLW's team members deliver 8 to 12 meals per day. Teams include two partners.

Dan Stubing is the coordinator of the OLW Meals on Wheels team.

Although September is OLW's participation month, prospective volunteers are invited to contact Dan Stubing
or Cy Kabat.

Wayside's "Meals on Wheels" team met last week to discuss final plans for its September participation in the Wheeling Township program. OLW's coordinator is Dan Stubing, blue shirt at top of photo.


An important note: These addresses are available LIVE on the OLW Parish Website at:

OLW Parish Office:
Worship and Mass Schedule:
Weekly Bulletin:
Parish Photo Gallery:
OLW Facebook Site:
OLW You Tube Site:
OLW Financial Report:
OLW School
OLW Parish Nurse:
OLW Youth Ministry
OLW Women's Golf League
Pastoral Associate
Parish Life Commission
Respect Life Ministry

We know there many others - but if we don't  have them, we can't share them!
Please send any appropriate (not personal) e-mail addresses to:



Grade school children meet Sunday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Father Mackin Center to hear a bible story, play games and sports, do crafts, and learn about a Saint.

Save the dates for our scheduled 2018/2019 Faith & Friends nights:

9/23, 10/21, 11/11 from 6-7:30 p.m.


Monday, 1/21 from 10-11:30 a.m. (Martin Luther King Day)




5:00 pm Saturday, September 8, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Paul Onischuk - Preaching
Lector: Kathy Maday, Jan LeTourneau
Euch. Min.:
Bob Guretz, Coord., Kim Banks, June Bourke,  Jeanne Kabler, John Kabler, Linda Luna, Kathy  Maday, Jean Simpson, Ellen Tomasek, Chuck  Tomasek, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Charlie Dolsen, Allie Konopka, Mary Grace Lynch,  Marikate Ritterbusch
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, September 9, 2018
Presider: Father John Bosco Ssekkomo
Deacon Michael Madison - Preaching
Lector: Dave Heiss, Marlene Bowen
Euch. Min.: 
Owen West, Coord., Nattie Dilay, Jim Frett, Bettina  Marie Kane, Arnie Lemke, Sarah Lemke, Maureen  Loughery, Genny Powers, Terry Smith
Altar Serv.: Nico Haber, Drew Heiss, Andrew McKenna,
Emily Romanacce
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, September 9, 2018
Father John Bosco Ssekkomo
Deacon Michael Madison - Preaching
Lector: Suzanne Abate, Mary McBride
Euch. Min.:
Sally Shewmon, Coord., Chris Esposito, Kathy
Kennedy, Pat Kennedy, Linda Kesteloot, Ted  Kesteloot, Kathy Loy, Mary McBride, Tanya
Petermann, Rich Pfisterer, Mary Samulak
Altar Serv.: Louis P. Mallek, Mia Mortellaro, Sophia Stuber,  Emma Sullivan
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, September 9, 2018
Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Jim Cascino, Joe Zimmermann
Euch. Min.:
Dave Woods, Coord., Gene Beiswenger, Winnie  Bowles, Irene Corcoran, Kathy Freiburger, Patrick  Keating, Sr., Vivian Maniscalco, Frank Maniscalco,  Catherine Sloan
Altar Serv.: Emerson Burda, Tommy Hegberg, Aiden Lewis,
Mae Scardami
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, September 9, 2018
Presider: Father Dennis Kasule

Lector: Jack Lynch
Euch. Min.: Dave Orecchio, Anthony Santangelo, John Niesman,  Jake Pulikowski, Michael Somary, Rocco Rooney,  Julia Zera
Altar Serv.: Jack Buehrer, Nicholas Strzyzynski


Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, September 3, 2018 - Sunday, Sepember 9, 2018


Monday, September 3, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Alf Kelly, Maryrose Diaferia, Cassandra Meadors,  Frank Clark

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Rosalie Palmer, Sheila Berberick, Jason Saccone

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Thursday, September 6, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Angela Saviano Sander

Friday, September 7, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Randy Zeek

Saturday, September 8, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
5:00 pm Nancy Romcoe, Raymond Wozniak, Gene Jacobs

Sunday, September 9, 2018
7:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW
9:30 am Mike Abrahamson, Anna Hrtanek, Art Anderson,  Irene Douglas
11:30 am Jim Doherty, Maurice Dunne,
Mary & Lisa Kendzior, Allison Beal
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Friday, September 7, 2018
3:15-7:00 p.m. Athletic Programs-Youth in Fr.  Mackin Center Gym

7:00-8:00 p.m. Christian Family Movement  Leader Meeting in Gathering  Place

7:30-9:00 p.m. Family School Association 8th  Grade Cotillion in Fr. Mackin  Center Gym

8:30-10:00 p.m. AA Regular Meeting in Rectory  Meeting Rooms (basement)

Saturday, September 8, 2018
9:00 a.m.- Athletic Programs-Youth in Fr. 5:00 p.m. Mackin Center Gym

12:00-3:00 p.m. Music for Youth School
Activity in E209 Day Care/Band  Room

Sunday, September 9, 2018
During the  Children's Liturgy of the Word 9:30 a.m. Mass in Rectory Meeting Room

11:30 a.m.- Parish Life Commission Parish 5:00 p.m.  Picnic-Outside Mass at 11:30 a.m.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 161 in Rectory  Meeting Room

Readings for the Week of September 2, 2018

Sunday:  Dt 4:1-2, 6-8/Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 4-5 [1a]/Jas 1:17- 18, 21b-22, 27/Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Monday:  1 Cor 2:1-5/Ps 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102  [97]/Lk 4:16-30
Tuesday:  1 Cor 2:10b-16/Ps 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13ab,  13cd-14 [17]/Lk 4:31-37
Wednesday:  1 Cor 3:1-9/Ps 33:12-13, 14-15, 20-21 [12]/Lk  4:38-44
Thursday:  1 Cor 3:18-23/Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [1]/Lk  5:1-11
Friday:  1 Cor 4:1-5/Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 27-28, 39-40 [39a]/ Lk 5:33-39
Saturday:  Mi 5:1-4a or Rom 8:28-30/Ps 13:6ab, 6c [Is  61:10]/Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 or 1:18-23
Next Sunday: Is 35:4-7a/Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 [1b]/Jas 2:1-5/ Mk 7:31-37


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.


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 or Winnie.


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