September 16, 2018

The Knights and their friends will be collecting
donations after the masses on September 15th and 16th to help those in our parish with intellectual disabilities.

100% of the funds collected at those masses will be donated back to the Special Needs Ministry (SPRED) at OLW.

If you are willing to assist in our general street of store front collections, please come to the Hall, located at 15 N. Hickory Avenue on September 21st and 22nd.

Must be 18 yars and older to work at intersections.

If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Tomasek at 847-867-1340.

Thank you in advance from the Knights of Holy Rosary Council and your fellow parishioners with special needs!


Our publisher of the bulletin is asking us to transmit a day earlier than usual. With this request we would need all articles for the following weekend to be sent to Kathy Freiburger at officeservices on Monday afternoon instead of Tuesdays.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Submitted by Deacon Michael Madison

BE OPENED! Jesus heals the deaf and mute man, opening his ears to hear and his mouth to speak. Truly a miracle. The bad news is that the man is on the margin of the community because he can't hear or speak. The good news is that Jesus comes along and saves him. Jesus heals the man physically and he heals him socially. Because of his ailments this man is on the margin, outside of the community. This curing makes him whole, restoring him to his community, returning him to full participation. He can communicate with his neighbors and share in their fellowship. He now has a sense of belonging. He does that for us too.
BE OPENED! This gospel scripture becomes a prayer of blessing within the Sacrament of Baptism. In the Rite, this blessing follows the sharing of the Light of Christ to be kept burning brightly by the family, then the placement of a white garment onto the baptized, so they are clothed anew in the life of Christ. The newly baptized are welcomed into the Body of Christ as priest, prophet and king. It is at this point that they are touched on both ears and lips, just like the deaf, mute man in our gospel. Ephphatha, be opened, so that the ears can hear the Word of God and the lips can proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ our Lord. A blessing which gives mission to hear the Gospel to grow in faith, then to evangelize the Good News of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
BE OPENED! Baptism is the beginning of our life in Christ where we will be led to the altar to the Eucharist. From the beginning of our Christian life we are opened to the saving grace of God. As we mature in our faith we are further opened by the Sacraments of Reconciliation, which heals our spiritual life; Eucharist, which feeds us; Confirmation, which animates our life in Christ; Matrimony and or Holy Orders, which places us in service of others for the Eucharist; and Anointing of the Sick which also provides healing grace for us. The sacraments invite us and initiate us into the Body of Christ where our faith is nourished, where our relationships with God and our community are healed and restored, and where we are called to serve one another in the name of Jesus Christ.

BE OPENED! For this is Good News for Catholics.

In our Gospel today, there is good news and bad news. In our current time this is also true. There is good news and bad news for Catholics.
The recent bad news began in late June with the story of former Cardinal McCarrick's history of sexual abuse and misconduct with a child and adult seminarians. In mid-August the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was released identifying more than 300 priests sexually abusing children over a 70-year period, citing coverup in addition to the abuses. About ten days later former Nuncio of the US Church Vigano releases a letter with claims of abuse of power and coverup within the hierarchy of the Church. Last week Cardinal Cupich withdrew the faculties of a priest in Arlington Heights because of an arrest for lewd behavior in Miami. The hits keep on rolling. The public outrage is formidable and understandable. Cardinal Cupich summed it up in his statement "Anger, shock, grief, shame." A few sinful people have taken the spotlight off Christ because of their actions. And their actions leave a trail of victims who have and are suffering deeply as a result. We should pray for them. The good priests are reeling at the revelation of their brethren bringing scandal and shame to the sacramental call to Holy Orders. We should pray for them too. We all suffer because of this. I spent time with a friend in August who was personally affected by the allegations in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report. He grew up a block away from the rectory where a named priest was their friend. Some of his friends were abused as children. It was hard for him to ask his siblings if they were abused too. His trust is deeply shaken by the human institution of our church. His faith is not.
George Weigel, a prolific Catholic writer and columnist in Washington, DC, shared a similar sentiment in his Wall Street Journal article last weekend titled
A Crisis - But Not of Faith. In it he shared this directly from the Gospel which we heard at the end of August:
"At the end of the sixth chapter of John's Gospel, Jesus has caused a furor among his first followers by declaring himself the "bread of life," on which his friends and disciples must feed. Many found this a "hard saying," and left the itinerant rabbi from Nazareth and "returned to their former way of life." Jesus then turns to his closest companions, the Twelve, and asks, "Do you also want to leave?" Peter answers in two sentences that every outraged or embittered Catholic today should pause and ponder: "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." That conviction is the reason to be a Catholic, the reason to stay a Catholic and the reason to bend every effort to reform the Church as an institution, so that it can be a credible witness to the Lord who offers communion with God and words of eternal life."
I encourage you to Google George Weigel and read this article and some of his weekly columns.
Another rich source for us is Bishop Barron, through his Word on Fire ministry, where he shared this:

"You know, keep in mind everybody, we are not Catholics because of the moral excellence of our leaders. I mean, God help us if we were. We want our leaders--indeed, we expect our leaders--to be morally excellent. But we are not Catholics because of that moral excellence. We're Catholics because of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen from the dead. We're Catholics because of the Trinitarian love of God. We're Catholics because of the Mystical Body of Christ. We're Catholics because of the sacraments. We're Catholics especially because of the Eucharist. We're Catholics because of the Blessed Mother. We're Catholics because of the saints. Even as leaders in the Church fail morally, the Catholic Church remains the Mystical Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ. And she's worth fighting for."
This is what we tell others who ask us why we are Catholic.
He added: "I'm with my old mentor Cardinal George of happy memory. In the last talk he ever gave to all the priests of Chicago, he said,"Remember, at the beginning of the Church, there were no parishes. There were no schools, hospitals, institutions. There were evangelists,"he reminded us."There were proclaimers of the word."But the point was the Church does not depend ultimately on institutions."
Jesus is our savior. The church is a place full of sinners, therefore our need is first and foremost for a savior. Evil is at play here. It always was, and it still is. This evil needs to be eradicated so that we can focus on the mission of Christ, serving others for God, loving our neighbor as ourselves. We need to keep the faith, live the good news of the Gospel. Fight for the Church. Don't abandon it.

Thank you for being here at Mass today. Thank you for not abandoning our Savior Jesus Christ, despite the crisis which is rearing its ugly face again by some of our human institutional leadership. It is comforting to worship with those who have faith in Jesus. He calls us to be priest, profit and king at baptism which means we are to sacrifice for each other, like Jesus, share the Good News of Jesus, and to be a servant leader, like Jesus. We are to love our neighbor as ourselves. We are faithful because of the gift from God to us of his Son and the Holy Spirit, not because of our deacons, priests, bishops or pope. If they are doing their job correctly, and most are, our faith in Jesus will deepen as they lead us to his Body at the Eucharist and as they proclaim his Word to us.
WE HAVE BEEN OPENED! The bad news is we have sin within the Church. Evil exists. The good news is Jesus is our Savior. As baptized Christians, we can live the life of Christ proudly. We can hear the word of God to deepen our faith. We can and should speak loudly to the bishops about reform and eradication of this heinous sin. And we can and should share the Good News. Because we still have lots of it to share.




Tuesday, September 18
The following R.E.P. students have class:

Grades 1-4 - Sister Adrienne and Sister Joan will prepare the third grade students for the Sacrament of
Reconciliation. One of the priests will talk to the second grade students in Church about Sacrament of Reconciliation at 4:10 p.m.

Grades 7-8 have class at 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 20

One of the priests will talk to the school second grade students about the Sacrament of Reconcilation at 11:00 a.m.


The Anointing of the Sick will be offered at all weekend Masses on September 29 & 30. Anyone who would like to be anointed will be invited to come forward after the homily during one of these Masses to receive this very special sacrament. In addition to those who are ill, the Anointing of the Sick can also be helpful for those who feel the need for any sort of healing in their lives, and for those who will be having surgery. If you know anyone who might like to be anointed, please invite them or bring them to Mass on September 29th or 30th.

Minister of Care Training

Our Lady of the Wayside has trained Ministers of Care who are available to visit those who are unable to gather with the assembled community at Mass. Ministers of Care visit fellow parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or in nursing homes to provide communion, be a prayer partner, and engage in social conversaton.

If you would like to become a Minister of Care, there is a training session on Saturday, September 22 and Saturday, October 13. To register, please contact Kathy O'Neill before Monday, September 17:

We encourage you to prayerfully consider your individual gifts, blessings, and talents, and how you use them to answer Jesus' call to take care of each other. And we invite you to share them with your parish and community by joining one of our many ministries.


Be sure to check upcoming bulletins for more information and
registration details pertaining to the next WATW event on October 20.

Email womenatthewell to learn more about our ministry.

The moment we
open ourselves
up to God's plans
is the moment
miracles begin
to happen in
our lives.

There is More to Life




When it started shortly after the outdoor 11:30 a.m. Mass on September 9, the sky was cloudy and grey and some OLW parishioners may have had some doubts as to how long "it would survive the threatening weather."

But no worries! The silent prayers and good wishes of OLW parishioners gradually pushed the clouds away and by the time the Annual Our Lady of the Wayside picnic was well underway, the sun was shining bright, the music by "Without U2" was echoing throughout the neighborhood and hundreds of Waysiders were enjoying the food, kids games and contests.

It was another successful OLW Picnic and picnic coordinator Katie Aulenta was heard talking about changes that could be made to make the 2019 OLW Picnic even better.

Here are a handful of photos from the OLW Picnic. More can be found on the OLW Website at Click on the Photo Gallery icon.






5:00 pm Saturday, September 22, 2018
Presider: Father Bill Zavaski
Deacon Pete LeTourneau - Assisting
Lector: Mike Nolan, Al Preusker
Euch. Min.:
Joe Panarale, Coord., June Bourke, Rosalie Crabbe,  Robert Crabbe, Bob Guretz, Mike Hollis, Kathy  Maday, Annette Quick, Ellen Tomasek, Chuck  Tomasek, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Sarah Firestone, Emily Lang, Daniel Quick,
Emily Romanacce
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, September 23, 2018
Presider: Father Dan Brady
Lector: Pat Aichele, Frank Fox
Euch. Min.: 
Marlene Bowen, Coord. Al Fricano, Tom Mezza,  Edith Pena, Terry Smith, Stan Van Klompenburg, Pat  Van Klompenburg, Keith Wycykal, Kathleen
Altar Serv.: Molly Craig, Nico Haber, Joey Petrusonis,
Emily Quiroz
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, September 23, 2018
Father Corey Brost, C.S.V.
Deacon Paul Onischuk - Assisting
Lector: Kathy Kennedy, Tom Newell
Euch. Min.:
Marie Guska, Coord., Chris Esposito, Kathy Loy,  Nancy Odon, Max Robles, Juliet Robles, Kathy
Kennedy, Michael Spehar, Jim Stapleton, Bud Trunk,  George Wingerter
Altar Serv.: Kaitlyn Deloncker, Nathan Georg, Declan Newell,  Samuel Tiedge
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, September 23, 2018
Father Martin Ibarra
Deacon Thomas Corcoran - Assisting
Lector: Chris Anastasia, Elizabeth Anastasia
Euch. Min.:
Dave Woods, Coord., Gene Beiswenger, Winnie  Bowles, Kathy Freiburger, Patrick Keating, Sr.,  Vivian Maniscalco, Frank Maniscalco, Mary Jane  Niman, Joyce Voss
Altar Serv.: Michael Bauer, Noelle Onischuk, Emma Sullivan
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, September 23, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Paul Onischuk - Assisting
Lector: Jack Lynch
Euch. Min.: Anthony Santangelo, Rocco Rooney, Mary Anne  Wlodyga, Julia Zera, Mia Parise, Jack Lynch
Altar Serv.: Jack Buehrer, Mary Grace Lynch


Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, September 17, 2018 - Sunday September 23, 2018


Monday, September 17, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Robert Epifano, Oliver MacKenzie

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Edna & Earl Therriault

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Bert Wiegel

Thursday, September 20, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Jim & Mary Kay McCabe

Friday, September 21, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Robert Epifano, Dave Corrado
4:00 pm Wedding Ceremony

Saturday, September 22, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
1:00 pm Wedding Liturgy
5:00 pm Anita Rotor, Frank Clanc

Sunday, September 23, 2018
7:30 am Anna & Orlando Mastrangeli, Lieselotte Seelhorst
9:30 am Thomas Paine, Irene Douglas
11:30 am Kelly Trecka, Maureen Lavin, Dominic Francone,  Jim Doherty, Larry Cahill
6:00 pm Daniel O'Keefe, Joseph Panczyk

Readings for the Week of September 16, 2018

Sunday:  Is 50:5-9a/Ps 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9 [9]/Jas 2:14 -18/Mk 8:27-35
Monday:  1 Cor 11:17-26, 33/Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17 [1  Cor 11:26b]/Lk 7:1-10
Tuesday:  1 Cor 12:12-14, 27-31a/Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5 [3]/ Lk 7:11-17
Wednesday:  1 Cor 12:31--13:13/Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 12 and 22  [12]/Lk 7:31-35
Thursday:  1 Cor 15:1-11/Ps 118:1b-2, 16ab-17, 28 [1]/Lk  7:36-50
Friday:  Eph 4:1-7, 11-13/Ps 19:2-3, 4-5 [5]/Mt 9:9-13
Saturday:  1 Cor 15:35-37, 42-49/Ps 56:10c-12, 13-14  [14]/Lk 8:4-15
Next Sunday: Wis 2:12, 17-20/Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 [6b]/Jas 3:16- -4:3/Mk 9:30-37


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.



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-847-398-1940, Winnie-847-392-1578.


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