THANK YOU

OLW School earned over $2,250 from the Fannie May Fundraiser.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

Monday, December 4

There is a practice in Church at 4:00 p.m. for R.E.P. participants in Grades 3-4 for their Advent/Christmas Prayer Service.

Tuesday, December 5

Grades 1-4 will be in Church at 4:10 p.m. for the Advent/Christmas Prayer Service.

Grades 7-8. These students have class from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 6

There is Mass practice from 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Church with Mrs. Kelly's 6th grade class. They have special participation in the Mass.

The R.E.P. Board has their monthly meeting.

Thursday, December 7

There is Mass practice from 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with Mrs. Kelly's 6th grade class. They have special participation in the Mass.

Friday, December 8

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation, the school students will be attending Mass at 10:00 a.m. Mrs. Kelly's 6th grade class has special participation in the Mass.

We invite you 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.

We are seeking the help to 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 needs. A gift card for an adult may provide for the purchase of much needed warm sweater or gloves.

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 10, 2017. 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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CHRISTMAS SEASON SCHEDULE FOR 2017

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Saturday, December 23, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

LITURGIES OF CHRISTMAS 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Vigil of Christmas

2:00 p.m. Mass with children's participation
4:00 p.m. Teen Ministered Mass
6:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
9:30 p.m. Musical prelude of Carols
10:00 p.m. Midnight Mass


Monday, December 25, 2017 - Christmas Day

7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY & JOSEPH
Saturday, December 30, 2017
5:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

SOLEMNITY OF MARY MOTHER OF GOD
(Not a Holy day of Obligation this year)

Monday, January 1, 2018
8:30 a.m.

EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
Saturday, January 6, 2018
5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 7, 2017

7:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

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Thanksgiving Leads To Advent, and Sounds, Sights of Christmas

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Thanksgiving Leads To Advent, and Sounds, Sights of Christmas

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MINISTERS OF THE LITURGY


5:00 pm Saturday, December 9, 2017
Presider: Father Dan Brady
Lector: Al Preusker, Chris Sturek
Euch. Min.:
Debbie Panarese, Coord., Jeanne Kabler, John  Kabler, Kathy Maday, Jim McIlwee, Mary McIlwee,  Joe Panarale, Jean Simpson, Chuck Tomasek, Ellen  Tomasek, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Alex Konopka, Allie Konopka, Rowan McDonnell,  Dave Orecchio
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:00 am Sunday, December 10, 2017
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Owen West, Marlene Bowen
Euch. Min.: 
Arnie Lemke, Coord., Marlene Bowen, Louise  Dickey, Maureen Loughery, Chris Sandefur, Mary  Jean Sandefur, Sharon Zurek
Altar Serv.: Reagan Cherwin, Gabe Cherwin, Quinn Toomey,  Drew Utech
Music Min.: Cantor

8:15 am Sunday, December 10, 2017
Presider:
Father Louis Golamari
Lector: June Bourke, Therese Graff
Euch. Min.:
Laurel Murnane, Coord., Nancy Odon, Pete Odon,  Tanya Petermann, Genny Powers, Patricia  Pulikowski, Mary Samulak, Michael Scoglietti, Carol  Lynn Seifert
Altar Serv.: Molly Craig, Tommy DeMaria, Charlie Dolsen,
Charlotte Errico
Music Min.: Cantor

9:45 am Sunday, December 10, 2017
Presider:
Father Dan Hall, C.S.V.
Lector: Christopher R. Vann, Linda Nicholas
Euch. Min.:
Rich Pfisterer, Coord., Muriel Banach, John
Franczyk, Bob Galvanoni, Mary Ann Galvanoni,  Juliet Robles, Max Robles, Jim Stapleton, Teresa  Stewart, Christopher R. Vann, Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Aiden Lewis, Jack Lewis, Mary Grace Lynch,
Shannon Newell
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, December 10, 2017
Presider:
Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Jim Cascino, Martha Cavers
Euch. Min.:
Miriam Pecora, Coord., Gene Beiswenger, Winnie  Bowles, Mary Dubiel, Kathy Freiburger, Patrick  Keating, Sr., Maureen Sharkey, Catherine Sloan, Bud  Trunk
Altar Serv.: Cole Brossett, Gillian Heyden, Ryan Schoessling,  Taylor Stubitsch
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, December 10, 2017
Presider: Father Louis Golamari

Lector: Elizabeth Czulno, Emily Wilt
Euch. Min.: Rocco Rooney, Kate Quick, Ryan Crain, John
Niesman, Timmy Somary, Michael Somary, Grace  Sexton
Altar Serv.: Owen Mongoven, Madie Rappa

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Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, December 4, 2017 - Sunday, December 10, 2017

SACRED LITURGY


Monday, December 4, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Nicholas Palmer, John Butler, Mary MacKinzie

Thursday, December 7, 2017
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Friday, December 8, 2017 - Immaculate Conception
8:30 am Maurice & Lottie Kesteloot, Joan Finato,
Serena Johnson
10:00 am For the Deceased Members of OLW
7:30 pm Jean Finato

Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:30 am Communion Service
1:00 pm Wedding Ceremony
3:00 pm Wedding Liturgy
5:00 pm Ralph Kappelman, William Oshinski,
Deacon Jim Gaughn,
Bob, Tim & Patrick Botterman, Jim Colloton

Sunday, December 10, 2017
7:00 am Walter Krawczynski, Jr. and For the People of OLW
8:15 am Dorothy Loeger, Jean Schwitzenberg, Rita Lee
9:45 am Michael Fiorito, Hermie Wille
11:30 am Maureen Lavin, Jim Doherty, Florence Jablonski,  Virginia Kusek, Bob & Sue Baratta
6:00 pm For the Deceased Members of OLW

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:30-9:00 p.m. Music Selection in Rectory Front  Area

Thursday, December 7, 2017
12:01-7:00 a.m. PADS in Rectory Rooms
Basement

1:00-4:00 p.m. Shawl Ministry in PC204  Cabrini Room

3:15-9:00 p.m. Athletic Programs-Youth in Fr.  Mackin Center Gym

7:30-9:00 p.m. Music - Choir Rehearsal in
Gathering Place

Friday, December 8, 2017
9:20-11:30 a.m. Bible Study (next Sunday's
readings) in Gathering Place

3:15-6:30 p.m. Athletic Programs-Youth in Fr.  Mackin Center Gym

4:30-5:30 p.m. Girl Scout Troop 45496 in
Rectory Meeting Rooms

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, December 9, 2017
9:00-5:00 p.m. Athletic Programs-Youth in Fr.  Mackin Center Gym

Sunday, December 10, 2017
8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday Coffee in Gathering  Place (after the 7:00, 8:15 & 9:45  Masses)

During the Children's Liturgy of the Word
9:45 Mass in Rectory Meeting Room

1:00-5:00 p.m. Athletic Programs-Youth in Fr.  Mackin Center Gym

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


Readings for the Week of December 3, 2017

Sunday:  Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7/Ps 80:2-3, 15-16, 18- 19 [4]/1 Cor 1:3-9/Mk 13:33-37
Monday:  Is 2:1-5/Ps 122:1-2, 3-4b, 4cd-5, 6-7, 8-9/Mt  8:5-11
Tuesday:  Is 11:1-10/Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 [cf. 7]/Lk  10:21-24
Wednesday:  Is 25:6-10a/Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6 [6cd]/Mt  15:29-37
Thursday:  Is 26:1-6/Ps 118:1 and 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a  [26a]/Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday:  Gn 3:9-15, 20/Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4 [1a]/Eph 1:3-6,  11-12/Lk 1:26-38
Saturday:  Is 30:19-21, 23-26/Ps 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [cf. Is  30:18d]/Mt 9:35--10:1, 5a, 6-8
Next Sunday: Is 40:1-5, 9-11/Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 [8]/2  Pt 3:8-14/Mk 1:1-8

PRAY FOR THE SICK

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, Jean Ferrero, Debbie (Flack) Fry, Carol Herman, Ann Kelley, Lynn Steele, Margaret Soboleski, Marie DeSanto, Steve Demas, Carol Blatnick, Joel Rivera, Arthur Dixon, Rita Maves

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ST. HUBERT'S JOB NETWORK

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 www.sainthubert.org/job-networking for a full schedule of events.

PARISH LIFE COMMISSION

PARTICIPATE IN OUR ONGOING 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 @olwparish.org with questions.

WORSHIP AND SPIRITUAL LIFE

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

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!

BIBLE STUDY

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.

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

CARE AND OUTREACH

SHAWL MINISTRY

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.

ST. MARK'S - NON PERISHABLE FOOD DRIVE EVERY SUNDAY

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 http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f48acae2ca75-stmarks.

THE ELIZABETH MINISTRY

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 @olwparish.org. or elizabethministry @att.net

RESPECT LIFE

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 @olwparish.org.

FUNERAL LUNCHEON MINISTRY

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

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 @att.net or specialneeds @olwparish.org.

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY

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

MINISTRY OF CARE

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

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