OLW Welcomes Father Mark Augustine
From Our Pastor:
I am delighted to welcome Fr. Mark Augustine as a resident to Our Lady of the Wayside Parish. Fr. Mark will join our parish community on the weekends in order to assist me by celebrating a few Sunday Masses. Thank you, Bishop Rassas, for kindly introducing Fr. Mark to me. Below you will find Fr. Mark’s introduction.
From Fr. Mark Augustine:
Hello Our Lady of the Wayside! My name is Fr. Mark Augustine, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the past 7 years. After concluding the past 2 years as an Associate Pastor and Administrator at St. Mary’s parish in Lake Forest July 1, I will now begin ongoing studies in Canon Law this upcoming school year. However, due to the pandemic, my learning at St. Paul’s University in Ottawa, Ontario will be done virtually for at least the Fall semester. Fr. Artur has graciously offered while I begin my e-learning this Fall, as well as throughout the next few years of study, to be a resident priest and help at Mass at Our Lady on weekends. I have accepted this gracious offer and will begin celebrating Sunday Mass this weekend at the 9:30 am Mass! I look forward to getting to know the parish and the people over the next few years as I begin this new experience of priestly ministry.
I am the youngest of three children, all of whom still live in the Chicago area. I attended Loyola University of Chicago and then joined Mundelein seminary upon graduation, being ordained on May 18th, 2013. I greatly enjoy going for runs and long bike rides as well as spending time hiking and camping, when my schedule allows. A fun fact about me is that I have been involved in the Boy Scouts of America for 30 years and am proud to be an Eagle Scout.
May God bless you at this time and I look forward to serving you
Fr. Mark Augustine