December 31, 2017
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

THE WOMEN'S CENTER
5116 North Cicero Avenue - Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 794-1313
BRANCH OFFICES: 9730 S. Western -Ste. 318, Evergreen Park, IL and 2720 S. River Rd. Ste. 234 - Des Plaines, IL

January 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of the legalization of abortion which has resulted in the death of nearly 55 million innocent, unborn babies in this country, one every 30 seconds. The Women's Center has saved over 39,000 babies and their mothers from the pain of abortion in our 33 years of service. We offer counseling, material  assistance, prayer support and more.

Part Time Job Openings: Seeking RDMS Certified Sonographers to conduct limited OB ultrasounds. Multiple shifts are available in our Cicero Avenue (north side) office and Evergreen Park office. Please submit a resume to mstrom@GoTWC.org. No phone calls please.

Save the date: Sunday, February 11, 2018 is the date for our 33rd Annual Life Banquet at the White Eagle in Niles, IL featuring Gianna Jessen, an abortion survivor and pro-life advocate who has spoken around the world. For tickets call 773-794-1313. Overwhelmed with Christmas gifts you cannot use? Please consider donating them to The Women's Center for our Life Banquet Silent Auction. We are looking for NEW items: gifts for her-him-or children, gift certificates to restaurants, theaters or sporting events, sports equipment, house wares, jewelry, electronic items, etc. They will be most appreciated. To donate, phone 773-794-1313.

Volunteers Needed!
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We are looking for a new volunteer on Wednesday afternoons as a lobby receptionist. 2) We are looking for volunteers to sort donated items and assist clients in our Family Room, help with mailings and baby bottle projects. 3) We are always looking for bi-lingual volunteers who are conversational in Spanish to help in special areas. 4) We are seeking male volunteers to assist with baby furniture donations. For more info on these volunteer roles, call us at 773-794-4771.

Seeking Donations: We are in immediate need of 6 infant car seat/carriers, also 5 large car seats for 20 to 40 lb
(by law all care seats must be less than 7 years old). Also needed are diapers in sizes 5 and 6 only. These items cannot be picked up unless accompanied by baby furniture. The families who receive these things are grateful for your generosity. For our address, or if a pick-up by a volunteer is needed, please call 773-794-

NEW YEAR'S PRAYER

God, thank you for a new year. May everyone in our family be willing to begin anew with a clean slate. We know that you are always ready to forgive us. Help us to be willing to forgive ourselves and to forgive one another.

As we begin a new year, remind us of our truest values and our deepest desires. Help us to live in the goodness that comes from doing what you want us to do. Help us to put aside anxiety about the future and the past, so that we might live in peace with you now, one day at a time.

Happy New Year!

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OLW's Gathering Place, home of daily Masses during the reconstruction period, has been the site of numerous sacred and church-related events, including the place of reposal for the Holy Eucharist on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS


Tuesday, January 2
There are no R.E.P. classes

Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, January 9
The following R.E.P. grades have class:

Grade 1-4 - 4:00-5:15 a.m.

Families will receive a flier for the R.E.P. Pizza night, Tuesday, February 13 in the Father Mackin Center Gym.

Grades 7-8 - 7:00-8:30 p.m.
8th graders will be measured for their Confirmation gowns.

Pizza fliers will also be emailed home to R.E.P. families. Please return them to the R.E.P. office as soon as possible to allow for ordering and family counts.

Wednesday, January 10
R.E.P. Board has their first meeting of the New Year.

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MINISTERS OF THE LITURGY


5:00 pm Saturday, January 6, 2018
Presider: Father Dan Brady
Lector: Mike Hollis, Kathy Maday
Euch. Min.:
Chuck Tomasek, Coord., Kim Banks, Robert  Crabbe, Rosalie Crabbe, Mike Hollis, Jeanne Kabler,  John Kabler, Kathy Maday, Joe Panarale, Jean
Simpson, Colleen Wozniak
Altar Serv.: Cole Brossett, Charlie Dolsen, Andrew Firestone,  Sarah Firestone
Music Min.:  Choir/Instrumentalist

7:30 am Sunday, January 7, 2018
Presider: Father Louis Golamari
Lector: Kathy Kennedy, June Bourke
Euch. Min.: 
Al Fricano, Coord., Louise Dickey, Nattie Dilay,  Don Hansen, Jane Holland, Edith Pena, Chris
Sandefur, Mary Jean Sandefur, Michael Scoglietti
Altar Serv.: Gabe Cherwin, Reagan Cherwin, Molly Craig,
Hanna Haber
Music Min.: Cantor

9:30 am Sunday, January 7, 2018
Presider:
Father Dan Brady
Lector: Laurel Murnane, Jim Stapleton
Euch. Min.:
Muriel Banach, Coord., Joanne Beczek, Ted
Kesteloot, Linda Kesteloot, Tanya Petermann, Tony  Russo, Jim Sherry, Rose Sherry, Bud Trunk,
Christopher R. Vann, George John Wingerter

Altar Serv.: Kaitlyn Deloncker, Gillian Heyden, Colin Langrill,  Jake Lund
Music Min.: Ensemble/Instrumentalists

11:30 am Sunday, January 7, 2018
Presider:
Father Corey Brost
Lector: Chris Anastasia, Elizabeth Anastasia
Euch. Min.: Kathy Freiburger, Coord., Gene Beiswenger,
Winnie Bowles, Krystyna Chadzichristos, Patrick  Keating, Sr., Frank Maniscalco, Vivian Maniscalco,  Catherine Sloan, Dave Woods
Altar Serv.: Emerson Burda, James Doherty, Anthony Pretto,
Mae Scardami
Music Min.: Cantor/Instrumentalist

6:00 pm Sunday, January 7, 2018
Presider: Father Ed Fialkowski
Lector: Elizabeth Czulno, Emily Wilt
Euch. Min.: Ryan Crain, Kate Quick, Casey Pulikowski, Jake  Pulikowski, Timmy Somary, Michael Somary, John  Neisman
Altar Serv: Henry Bauer, Lily Bauer

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Our Lady of the Wayside
Upcoming Events

Monday, January 1, 2018 - Sunday, January 7, 2018

SACRED LITURGY


Monday, January 1, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Roberta O'Neill, Deacon Robert O'Keefe,
Marion Taylor, Jim Doherty

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Angelina Belmonte

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am John Hollowed

Thursday, January 4, 2018
7:00 am Communion Service
8:30 am Dave Breazeale

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

Saturday, January 6, 2018
8:30 am Communion Service
5:00 pm Robert Epifano, Rosa Caruso, Rita Lee,
Mark Sargent, Ralph Kappelman

Sunday, January 7, 2018
7:30am Anna Mastrangeli, Jean Finato
9:30 am Bill Deger, John Hollowed, Rita Lee,
Rudolfo Marasagin
11:30 am Kelly Trecka, Maureen Lavin, Jean Finato,
Michael McGovern
6:00 pm Bernard Hickey, Standley Drag, Marianne Giannini

Readings for the Week of December 31, 2017

Sunday:  Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 or Sir 3:2-6, 12-14/Ps 105:1- 2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9, [7a, 8a] or Ps 128:1-2, 3, 4-5  [cf. 1]/Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 or Col 3:12-21 or  3:12-17/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40
Monday:  Nm 6:22-27/Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8 [2a]/Gal 4:4-7/Lk  2:16-21
Tuesday:  1 Jn 2:22-28/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 [3cd]/Jn 1 :19-28
Wednesday:  1 Jn 2:29--3:6/Ps 98:1, 3cd-4, 5-6 [3cd]/Jn 1:29 -34
Thursday:  1 Jn 3:7-10/Ps 98:1, 7-8, 9 [3cd]/Jn 1:35-42
Friday:  1 Jn 3:11-21/Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5 [2a]/Jn 1:43- 51
Saturday:  1 Jn 5:5-13/Ps 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20 [12a]/ Mk 1:7-11 or Lk 3:23-38 or 3:23, 31-34, 36, 38
Next Sunday: Is 60:1-6/Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13 [cf. 11]/ Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6/Mt 2:1-12

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, Joseph Halka

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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.