Posted on November 29, 2023A 1,000-mile journey begins with a single step, and so a Grotto begins with site preparation. The dying maple was removed and the ground is being prepared. The concrete foundation that will support the Blessed Mother statue should be poured [read more...]
Posted on November 20, 2023The first service in the new (unfinished) Our Lady of the Wayside Church was a Nuptial Mass offered Saturday morning, September 28, 1957. Married were Miss Josephine Freiburger of Rolling Meadows and Edward Unterfenger of Chicago. Our first pastor, Rev. [read more...]
Posted on November 13, 2023Due to the explosive growth of the parish in the 1950s, school enrollment consumed “parish” space (including the temporary church) in the school building, Father O’Hara had no choice but to build the permanent church sooner than anticipated. The decision [read more...]
Posted on November 13, 2023Rite of Welcoming, a public ritual that welcomes Candidates into the Catholic Church, took place at 9:30 Mass this morning. OLW’s RCIA program has two baptized Candidates this session. Shameetha Jerome seeks Confirmation. Jacob Schutta seeks Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. [read more...]
Posted on November 13, 2023Our Lady of the Wayside’s REP Home Study attendees were all smiles on Sunday as they gathered in the Middle School for catechism and faith formation activities. Here are a few photos to enjoy!
Posted on November 13, 2023Fueled by delicious donuts and coffee, and a spirit of fellowship, Our Lady of the Wayside families put their Faith Into Action in the Father Mackin Center on Sunday, November 12, following 9:30 am Mass. They made blessing bags for [read more...]
Posted on November 13, 2023A great turnout of children for Children’s Liturgy at 9:30 Mass this morning. Many bright eyes and smiles as they assembled on the altar before marching out to hear God’s word together this morning.
Posted on November 6, 2023The Most Reverend Jeffrey S. Grob visited Our Lady of the Wayside Sunday, November 5, to recognize Vicariate I youth altar servers through the celebration of a special 3 pm Mass. Bishop Grob thanked the servers and their families for [read more...]
Posted on October 31, 2023Our Lady of the Wayside School students and faculty braved the cold (and snow!) this afternoon, and processed to the Fr. Mackin Center for spirited Halloween festivities. Costume-clad OLW Cheerleaders gave a spirited performance for all to enjoy. They then [read more...]