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Lent 2018


In addition to the ongoing Bible studies and Prayer meetings, the following events have been scheduled for Lent 2018 (February 14 - March 31). The list will be updated as needed. All Lenten events are held at Our Lady of Wayside unless noted.

Fast and Abstinence Rules
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years and older on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and on all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one's needs, but eating solid food between meals is not permitted.

All Fridays of Lent
5:30-7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at 15 N. Hickory Ave.
7:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in the Gathering Place. Click here for photos from February 16, 2018.

All Saturdays of Lent
Sacrament of Reconcilation in the Gathering Place, 11:00 a.m.-Noon

Adult Formation

  • Weekly Scripture Study, Fridays 9:30 a.m. in Gathering Place

  • Men's Lenten Workouts with Father Louis and the parish deacons in the Neumann Room in the Parish Center Saturdays, February 17 thru March 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Reconciliation Services
Parish Reconciliation Services will take place on the following dates:

  • Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at St. Collette, Rolling Meadows, sponsored by Our Lady of the Wayside
  • Tuesday, March 20, 3:00 p.m. at St. Edna, Arlington Heights
  • Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary, Buffalo Grove
  • Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. at St. James, Arlington Heights
  • Thursday, March 22, 7:30 p.m. at St. Colette, Rolling Meadows (service in Spanish, confessions in English)

Reconciliation is also available at OLW every Saturday in the Gathering Place from 11:00 a.m. until Noon.

Palm Sunday, March 25
Usual Mass Schedule: 5:00 p.m. (Saturday), 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 6:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday, March 29
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Lordís Supper
Adoration in the Gathering Place until midnight
11:55 p.m. Night Prayer/Closing of Adoration

Good Friday, March 30
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:00-Noon Stations of the Cross
*3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Lordís Passion and Death
7:30 p.m. Liturgy of the Lordís Passion and Death

*Service at 3:00 p.m.. is duplicated at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday, March 31
9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer
1:30 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt (Gathering Place)
2:00 p.m. Blessing of Easter Baskets (in church)
7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Liturgy

Easter Sunday, April 1
Usual Mass Schedule: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.


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