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OLW Grotto Update

Posted on November 29, 2023
A 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...]

Celebrate 70! Fun Fact: New Beginnings…

Posted on November 20, 2023
The 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...]

Celebrate 70! Fun Fact: Open, Not Finished…

Posted on November 13, 2023
Due 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...]

OLW Welcomes New RCIA Candidates

Posted on November 13, 2023
Rite 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...]

Happy Scenes from REP Home Study Sunday

Posted on November 13, 2023
Our 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!

We Put our Faith Into Action

Posted on November 13, 2023
Fueled 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...]

Children’s Liturgy Turnout Strong!

Posted on November 13, 2023
A 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.

Little Saints Pie and Praise

Posted on November 13, 2023
Our Lady of the Wayside’s Little Saints recently hosted a Pie and Praise family event and food drive in the Gathering Place. Families gathered to celebrate the Fall Season and to offer thanks to God for all He has blessed [read more...]

Bishop Grob Recognizes Vicariate I Altar Servers

Posted on November 6, 2023
The 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...]

Halloween Fun at OLW School

Posted on October 31, 2023
Our 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...]