Our Lady of the Wayside offers education for all ages under the direction of the Education Commission and three Boards.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION BOARD
The Religious Education Board supports youth religious education in our parish, promotes, evaluates, and assists with policy making for the parish religious education program. It encompasses religious education from Baptism through teen years. Included is the Middle School Confirmation program.
The School Board assists the Pastor and Principal with providing
quality education for the students in the parish school which includes meeting the needs of each student to reach his/her potential spiritually,
intellectually, physically and socially. The Board, together with the Pastor and Principal develops policies relating to budget, educational activities and the general operation of Our Lady of the Wayside School.
The Adult Enrichment Committee offers both multi-session classes and periodic opportunities to help adults grow in their faith and apply it in their daily lives. Past offerings have included the Catholicism series, a Funeral tutorial and a Biblical Walk through the Mass. Watch the Bulletin for details on current classes.
Also, check out the various Bible studies.
To help you grow in your faith we have two libraries. After Mass, stop by and browse on your way to/from coffee, donuts and fellowship in the Gathering Space!
- Books and CDs are available from a kiosk located in the vestibule between the church and Gathering Space. Suggested donations are $4 for books, $3 for CDs, $2 for booklets and 50 cents for pamplets.
- The bookcases in the Gathering Space are filled with over 1500 books and resources, from Bible Study to Prayer and Meditation. Look for authors such as Henri Nouwen or Joyce Rupp. Perhaps you don’t have time to participate in one of the Adult Enrichment workshops, but you would like a structured aid for Bible Study. There are many Bible Study resources in the parish library. There are books by Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, and Cardinal Bernardin. Click here for an index of the books on the shelves.
They are available to be checked out after Mass on Saturdays and Sundays. Just complete the card that is in the book pocket with your name and date, and place it in the blue catalogue that is on the shelf. When you are finished with the book, just return it to the “Return Book” basket. Very simple and easy. So, check it out!
ADULT ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE
The Mission of the OLW Adult Enrichment Committee is to provide “Food for the Journey” by offering opportunities to learn the background of our beliefs, to recognize God’s presence in our lives, to appreciate our heritage of faith, and to apply timeless wisdom to today’s issues. Email
with suggestions or for more information.
Scouting provides activities for boys in grades 1-8, and for girls in kindergarten through grade 8. Please see the OLW School Scouting Page for more information.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Vacation Bible School is offered for early elementary school age children each summer.
In 2018, it is June 18-22. Please print and fill out the registration form below.