November 25, 2018
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe


We invite you to join us again this year in making a difference for the individuals and families of St. Mark
parish who are in such great need. This year the families are struggling even more than past years. The need for warm clothes and food continues.

I would like to provide a brief explanation of how the Giving Tree works. St. Mark's provides us with a list of families and individuals that need our help. The list
includes people of all ages. For many of these families, the contribution from Wayside will be the only material gifts that they receive.

We are seeking to help make the holiday special for
children, adults and families. With that in mind we have structured our method of giving to best meet their need. We ask that your gift be provided in the form of a gift card. The gift card allows the parent to purchase exactly what their child wants or OR needs. A gift card for an adult may provide for the purchase of a much needed warm sweater or gloves.

Each envelope hung on the trees represents an individual that needs our help. Enclosed in each envelope is a slip for ordering gift certificates. You may purchase gift cards on your own or use the slip to indicate the amount of your gift and your choice of store. Return the
envelope with your check and the slip completed and we will purchase the gift card through our school.

We ask that you place your return gift envelope in the boxes at the back of church near the Giving Trees or in the Parish Office. The
final date for gift return is
December 9, 2018.
This allows time for our gifts to be delivered to and distributed at St. Mark and allows the families time to shop.

Thank you for joining us in this beautiful expression of the Christmas Spirit.

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OLW School appreciates the continued support from our
PARISHIONERS who participate in the school's fundraising events. Your participation in FSA Supper Clubs, Fannie May candy sales, box tops and other sales is a big part of our success. Most recently the school raised over $2,125 through sales of Fannie May Candy for the holidays and $350 in box tops. In the new year we will be hosting another supper club on January 29th at Chipotle and our upcoming annual Gala taking place on February 23, 2019. Thank you for your support of our students, Catholic education, and the entire parish community.


By Dan McMahon, Director of Music

Have you ever attended a funeral liturgy at which the only people singing were the cantor, the parish musician, and the priest/celebrant, or no one seemed to know the Mass parts? This may happen for many different reasons:  the family and friends are too overcome with grief to even think of singing or responding to the prayers, the funeral is for a very elderly person and there is a very small turnout, guests from other parishes or denominations are not familiar with the repertoire and responses, or family members are no longer practicing Catholics and are unfamiliar with both hymns and the mass parts.

Here at Our Lady of the Wayside Parish we are blessed to have a Resurrection Choir in place and actively ministering to those families in their time of need. As we have journeyed through the month of November, a time of remembering our beloved dead, I thought it would be appropriate to recognize the ministry of these dedicated individuals and make the larger parish aware that such a ministry even exists.

Professional mourners have been found in many different cultures. In ancient Greece, women followed the funeral processions, singing dirges and wailing lamentations, clapping hands as they went. This was common in early Egyptian and Jewish traditions as well. Italian women were hired to sing at the graveside and Irish mourners were called
keeners. The lament was by no means a spontaneous outbreak of grief but rather carefully controlled in accordance with the ritual at every stage.

Because today's culture has lost touch with the power of ritual, it is important that people who understand and have faith in the rich and beautiful rituals of the Catholic funeral liturgy be present. In this sense the choir is not simply a group of mourners. Rather, the funeral choir members are ambassadors of Christ representing the larger community of faith.

Rite of Christian Burial provides rich spiritual resources for understanding death as a return to God with hope for eternal life anchored in Christ's Resurrection. Thus, as Resurrection Choir members help the people to participate in this celebration, they are ambassadors of Christ. One could also say the choir becomes the formal representative of the parish community.

Indeed, the
Order of Christian Funerals itself calls for community participation in paragraph 153: "An organist or other instrumentalist, a cantor, and, whenever possible, a choir should be present to assist the congregation in singing the songs, responses, and acclamations of the funeral liturgy."

In paragraph 129 of the Order of Christian Funerals it states: "At the funeral liturgy the community gathers with the family and friends of the deceased to give praise and thanks to God for Christ's victory over sin and death, to commend the deceased to God's tender mercy and compassion, and to seek strength in the proclamation of the paschal mystery. Through the Holy Spirit the community is joined together in faith as one Body of Christ to
reafirm in sign and symbol, word and gesture that each believer through baptism shares in Christ's death and resurrection and can look to the day when all the elect will be raised up and united in the kingdom of light and peace."

It is indeed a blessing for our community of faith to have such a dedicated group of individuals who are so willing to be present to their fellow parishioners in their time of grief. We are always willing to welcome new members to this ministry. If you think you might be interested in joining please call Dan McMahon, Director of
Music at the Parish Center 847-253-5353 xt. 225 or email:
musicministry This group assists at each funeral and there is no extra time commitment other than the day of the funeral liturgy. It is a wonderful opportunity to become more involved in the parish and gain a deeper personal understanding of the hope of Resurrection promised to all of us at our own baptism.


Contribute to the Religious Education Fund

The Religious Education Program has families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their tuition and fees. Some families have temporary needs, while other families, due to circumstantces, have an on-going need of monetary assistance.

The money donated for this purpose will be restricted to the Religious Education Scholarship Fund. Below are the amounts needed for the individual families: Please make checks payable to:
Our Lady of the Wayside. If you are able to assist, even in a small way, with the religious education of the children of our parish, please send all donations to Sister Joan or Sister Adrienne.


Please check backpack mail for a Save the Date to our Annual Gala! It went home with the oldest and only on Monday. We hope you can attend our biggest fundraiser of the year - the 30th Annual Gala on February 23, 2019! Put it on your calendars!

Also when you are Black Friday shopping this week, think about purchasing an item to donate to our silent auction!

Some items on our "Wish list" include:

  • Electronics, i.e. iPads, FitBits, Apple Products

  • Sports, Theater, or Concert Tickets

  • Children's and Family Games

  • Health, Beauty or Spa Experiences

  • Sports Equipment

  • Music, Movie, or Sports Memorabilia

  • Kitchen and Grill Items

  • College Baskets/Sports Tickets








5:00 pm Saturday, December 1, 2018
Presider: Father Bill Zavaski
Lector: Jan LeTourneau, Mike Nolan
Euch. Min.:
Joe Panarale, Coord., Kim Banks, June Bourke,  Robert Crabbe, Rosalie Crabbe, Bob Guretz, Linda  Luna, Kathy Maday, Ellen Tomasek, Chuck  Tomasek, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Ryan Hannon, Allie Konopka, Emily Lang,
Noelle Onischuk
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, December 2, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Dave Heiss, Owen West
Euch. Min.: 
Louise Dickey, Coord., Jim Frett, Don Hansen, Jane  Holland, Bettina Marie Kane, Eddie Kane, Maureen  Loughery, Genny Powers, Owen West
Altar Serv.: Molly Craig, Drew Heiss, Joey Petrusonis,
Emily Quiroz
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, December 2, 2018
Father Vinod Kumar Nagothu
Deacon Thomas Corcoran - Assisting
Lector: Mary Ann Galvanoni, Irene Corcoran
Euch. Min.:
Bob Galvanoni, Coord., Muriel Banach, Irene
Corcoran, Chris Esposito, Pat Kennedy, Kathy
Kennedy, Linda Kesteloot, Ted Kesteloot, Tony  Russo, Rose Sherry, Bud Trunk
Altar Serv.: Michael Bauer, Emma Sullivan, Samuel Tiedge,  Drew Utech
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, December 2, 2018
Father Dan Brady
Lector: Chris Anastasia, Elizabeth Anastasia
Euch. Min.:
Dave Woods, Coord., Gene Beiswenger, Winnie  Bowles, Kathy Freiburger, Patrick Keating, Sr., Frank  Maniscalco, Vivian Maniscalco, Miriam Pecora,  Joyce Voss
Altar Serv.: Emerson Burda, Kaitlyn Deloncker,
Tommy Hegberg, Frank Pinto
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, December 2, 2018
Presider: Father Dennis Kasule
Lector: Mary Anne Wlodyga
Euch. Min.: Jake Pulikowski, Julia Zera, Rowan McDonnell,  Dave Orecchio, Rocco Rooney, Ryan Crain, John  Niesman
Altar Serv.: Billy Doyle, Mary Grace Lynch


Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, November 26, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018


Monday, November 26, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Roxy Villaflor

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Friday, November 30, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Bill Banach

Saturday, December 1, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
5:00 pm Carl Rennhofer, Mark Schuldt, Ballard Stehley,  Adele Gareri

Sunday, December 2, 2018
7:30 am Joan Byrne
9:30 am Charles Allen, Craig Rosenorn, Tim Mason
11:30 am Frank DeSimone, Jr. Mely Callgdan,
Aurelia Singson, Jim Doherty, Rosa & Sam DiGioia
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Readings for the Week of November 25, 2018

Sunday:  Dn 7:13-14/Ps 93:1, 1-2, 5 [1a]/Rv 1:5-8/Jn  18:33b-37
Monday:  Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5/Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [cf. 6]/ Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday:  Rv 14:14-19/Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13 [13b]/Lk 21:5- 11
Wednesday:  Rv 15:1-4/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9 [Rv 15:3b]/Lk  21:12-19
Thursday:  Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a/Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4,  5 [Rv 19:9a]/Lk 21:20-28
Friday:  Rom 10:9-18/Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [10 or Jn 6:63]/ Mt 4:18-22
Saturday:  Rv 22:1-7/Ps 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab [1 Cor 16:22b;  cf Rv 22:20c]/Lk 21:34-36
Next Sunday:  Jer 33:14-16/Ps 25:4-5, 8-9, 10, 14 [1b]/1 Thes  3:12--4:2/Lk 21:25-28, 34-36


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, Audra Tucker, Mary Ellen Spiekerman




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



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 for more