CHRISTMAS ANGELS NEEDED!

"When you hold a lunch or dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather when you hold a banquet invite the poor, the cripple, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."  Luke 14:12-14


As many of you know, for the last fourteen years the generous families and friends of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish have been supporting a wonderful cause. We have been helping St. Benedict's parish in Chicago feed 350-400 homeless and lonely folks on Christmas Day. Again, this year your help is needed with coordinating this effort.

Last year, the OLW community provided over two dozen freshly cooked and carved turkeys and enough monetary donations for us to purchase: 100 lbs. of ham and enough dinner rolls, butter, half & half, coffee, pumpkin pie, sugar, corn, green beans, cranberries, mashed potatoes, stuffing, paper goods, soda, milk, etc. to fee over 375 people! Our cars were loaded Christmas morning and a group of Waysiders drove down to St. Benedict's to deliver the food, help prepare the parish hall, visit with some very lonely people, and help spread the joy of Christmas! We pray that you are able to support this wonderful cause again this year!

You can help by offering to cook a nice big juicy turkey, cook a ham or three, make mashed potatoes or stuffing for 50 (hams, potatoes and stuffing provided) or make a monetary donation. The turkeys can be dropped off at Pete and Jan LeTourneau's house on Christmas Eve or between 8:00 and 8:30 Christmas morning. The "shopping team" will use the donations to buy all the other items. We will go shopping Friday December 23, so we would appreciate donations be made by Thursday, December 22. Donations can be dropped off at the LeTourneau's house, checks can be made payable to the OLW/St.Vincent DePaul Society for tax purposes. Another way you can help is by providing hat, scarf and glove sets for the homeless, you can wrap these if you like or just drop them off. These are handed out after dinner and often it will be the only gift may people will receive for the year. If you are not able to help this year, please remember the folks at St. Benedict in your prayers.

As mentioned earlier, there are some families who caravan down to St. Benedicts on Christmas morning. Some folks just take the trip to help deliver the food and head back home. Others like to stay awhile to help prepare the hall and food or just visit with some of the guests. The caravan leaves the LeTourneau house between 8:00-8:15 a.m. Christmas Day. The guests are served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They are usually looking for servers, so if you would like to serve the meal; plan to arrive arould 10:30 to receive your table assignment. In addition, they can always use help with clean-up, this usually begins around 1:30.

Please visit SignUpGenious http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45afa82aa7ff2-stbenedict to donate/prepare food or help on Christmas morning. If you would like to make a monetary donation or provide gifts, please contact us directly.

Christmas Blessing to all, Pete and Jan LeTourneau

ATTN: CYBER MONDAY SHOPPERS!

We need your help to make A Night for the Blue & White a success! We would appreciate your donation of luxury goods, services or cash. Or an ad in the Event Book. Visit www.olwschool.org for details.

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Advent is a time of preparation for us to prepare
ourselves for Jesus. Please take advantage of the
Reconciliation Services offered at multi parishes.

ADVENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES 2016

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Our Lady of the Wayside - 7:30 p.m.
(Adoration following in the Gathering Place)
434 W. Park Street
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Please Note:

Confessions will not be heard at Our Lady of the
Wayside on Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

St. Edna Church - 3:00 p.m.
2525 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois

St. Mary Church - 7:30 p.m.
10 N. Buffalo Grove Road
Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

St. James Church - 7:30 p.m.
831 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, Illinois

Thursday, December 22, 2016

St. Colette Church - 7:30 p.m.
3900 S. Meadow Drive
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
English and Spanish (All confessors are Bilingual)

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Women at the Well TM

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

Monday, December 19

Mass practice at 1:00 p.m. with students who will be participating in the 2:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. Parents are asked to wait for their child in Church as the practice should not be long.

Tuesday, December 20

There is a second practice in Church at 1:00 p.m. with students who will be participating in the 2:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. Parents are asked to wait for their child in Church as the practice should not be long.

Looking Ahead: Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve Mass at 2:00 p.m. will have children particpating in the Mass. Places in Church will be reserved for parents who have children participating in the Mass.

Tuesday, December 27
There are no R.E.P. classes.

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MINISTERS OF THE LITURGY


2:00 pm Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Children
Euch. Min.: Louise Dickey, Jim Frett, Tanya Peterman,
Mary Samulak, Angelica Dickey, Spencer North
Altar Serv.: Alex Konopka, Rowan McDonnell, Moira Newell,  Alex North

4:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Teen Ministered Mass
Euch. Min.:  Teen Ministered Mass
Altar Serv.: Owen Mongoven, Dave Orecchio, Michael Somary

6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve
Presider:
Father Dan Brady
Lector: TBA
Euch. Min.: Genny Powers

Altar Serv.: TBA

10:00 p.m. Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve
Presider:
Father Ed Fialkowski
Deacon Michael Madison - Assisting
Lector: Mary McBride, Jeff Scardami
Euch. Min.: Bob Guretz, Kathy Maday, Mary McBride,
Colleen Wozniak, Tom Mezza, Ted Kesteloot, Linda  Kesteloot, Krys Tischer, Anne Peterson
Altar Serv.: Mae E. Scardami

7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas
Presider:
Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Al Preusker, Owen West
Euch. Min.:
Arnie Lemke, Coord., Marlene Bowen, Jane
Holland, Rosa Maria MacNeil, Bettina Patena, Janet  Peters, Mary Jean Sandefur
Altar Serv.: Alex Brice, Declan Fruzyna, Gillian Heyden,
Dave Orecchio
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

8:15 a.m. Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas
Presider: Father Dan Brady
Lector: Kathy Kennedy, Joyce Voss
Euch. Min.:
Pat Van Klompenburg, Coord., Nattie Dilay, Marie  Guska, Don Hansen, Kathy Kennedy, George Miller,  Laurel Murnane, Michael Spehar, George Wingerter
AltarServ.: Tommy DeMaria, Charlotte Errico, Charlie Mallek,  Louis Mallek
Music Min.: Cantor

9:45 a.m. Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Deacon Thomas Corcoran - Assisting
Lector: Joe Zimmerman, Dave Woods
Euch. Min.
Sally Shewmon, Coord., Joanne Beczek, Julie  Cleary, Irene Corcoran, Rich Pfisterer, Tony Russo,  Jim Stapleton, Teresa Stewart, Christopher R. Vann,  Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Alex Brice, Mary Grace Lynch, Luke Peterson, Jr.,  Kate Peterson

11:30 a.m. Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: TBA
Euch. Min. TBA
Altar Serv.: James L. Doherty, Zeph Mussman, Anthony Pretto,  Mary Anne Wlodyga

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Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events


Monday, December 19, 2016 - Sunday, December 25, 2016

SACRED LITURGY


Monday, December 19, 2016
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Anne Stubing

Thursday, December 22, 2016
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Friday, December 23, 2016
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am For the Deceased Members of OLW

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve
2:00 p.m. For the Deceased Members of OLW
4:00 p.m. For the Deceased Members of OLW
6:00 p.m. For the Deceased Members of OLW
10:00 p.m. For the Deceased Members of OLW

Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Christmas
7:00 am For the People of OLW
8:15 am Orlando Mastrangeli, Deacon Brendan Foley,
Alice Kennedy, Barbara Scoglietti
9:45 am Chester Borek, Joseph Grabowski,
Patrick & Janie Meade
11:30 am Jim Doherty, Thomas O'Malley, Tim Toomey,
` Nick Pecora

Readings for the Week of December 18, 2016

Sunday:  Is 7:10-14/Ps 24/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24
Monday:  Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a/Ps 71/Lk 1:5-25
Tuesday:  Is 7:10-14/Ps 24/Lk 1:26-38
Wednesday:  Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a/Ps 33/Lk 1:39-45
Thursday:  1 Sm 1:24-28/1 Sm 2/Lk 1:46-56
Friday:  Mal 3:1-4, 23-24/Ps 25/Lk 1:57-66
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Morning: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Ps 89/ Lk 1:67-79
Next Sunday: 
Vigil: Is 62:1-5/Ps 89/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt  1:1-25 or 1:18-25 Night: Is 9:1-6/Ps 96/Ti 2:11- 14/Lk 2:1-14 Dawn: Is 62:11-12/Ps 97/Ti 3:4-7/ Lk 2:15-20 Day: Is 52:7-10/Ps 98/Heb 1:1-6/Jn  1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14

PRAY FOR THE SICK

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

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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

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.