Additional Masses Added in July!

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Published by

Fr. Arthur and the Reopening Team are pleased to announce that, starting in July, the number of live masses celebrated at Our Lady of the Wayside will double!  Saturday 5:00 pm Vigil Mass and Sunday 6:00 pm Mass will be added to the present Sunday 9:30/11:30 am Mass lineup.

“While attendance numbers continue to be restricted to 125 attendees by Archdiocese and the State of Illinois COVID-19 directives, we are excited to welcome more of our faithful to the joyous celebration of Mass and Holy Communion,” said Fr. Arthur. “Our Church Reopening Team and parishioners have done an excellent job helping make our initial masses run smoothly and safely.  Because of this success, we are ready to take the next step.”

Preregistration is required for all masses.   There will be no walk-ins at this time.  Preregistration for all Saturday and Sunday masses is available the previous Friday at 7:00 am.  Click here for preregistration links.

Face masks must be worn at all masses and church events. and we ask that you bring hand sanitizer if you have it.

Communion Instructions:

  1. Sanitize your hands before receiving communion.  Hand sanitizer is provided as you approach the front of church.
  2. Receive communion in your hand with your face mask on.
  3. Step to the side, remove your mask temporarily to consume communion.
  4. Replace your face mask and return to your seat.

Please be good disciples and reach out to anyone you feel would like to attend Mass but may not have access to a computer.  Assist with online registration if you can, or encourage them to contact Kathy Freiburger in our parish office at (847) 253-5353  for mass registration assistance.

Looking forward to seeing you at Mass!

PS: We will continue to live stream (on Facebook) Saturday and Weekday Masses in June and July.  This will provide those unable or not quite ready to attend live Mass the opportunity to attend virtually.  Dispensation for spiritual communion continues to be offered by the Archdiocese.  If you feel sick, are hesitant, or are considered part of the ‘vulnerable population,’ we encourage you to continue attending mass virtually for the time being.


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