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CFM Brings Christmas Cheer to Moorings Residents

Posted on December 18, 2023
Members of Our Lady of the Wayside’s Christian Family Movement (CFM) brought Christmas Cheer to residents of The Moorings on Sunday. CFM Families sang Christmas Carols, helped make Christmas ornaments and visited with the residents. Thank you CFM #differencemakers for [read more...]

Grotto Action Update

Posted on December 11, 2023
The Grotto is really progressing. Now we face the hardest part—paying for the work. Rooney Landscaping has been extremely generous with their time, talents and payment terms. As you can see the majority of their work is complete and they [read more...]

Scenes from Storytime with Santa

Posted on December 11, 2023
Our Lady of the Wayside little friends came to the School and Fr. Mackin Center on Wednesday, donned in colorful PJs. They listened to Christmas stories, played fun games, and then enjoyed milk and cookies while Santa read ‘Twas the [read more...]

Father Makes the Rounds on St. Nicholas Day

Posted on December 7, 2023
On Wednesday, we celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas. Father Arthur likes to celebrate this Feast by making the rounds in our school and parish center, presenting our teachers, administrators and staff with a small gift of appreciation for their [read more...]

Santa’s Elves Apply Christmas Cheer to our Church

Posted on December 4, 2023
Several of Santa’s (aka Fr. Arthur’s) cheery elves gathered outside the Church’s entrance last Sunday to apply a healthy dose of Christmas cheer for parishioners to enjoy. A BIG OLW shout-out of gratitude to: Fr. Arthur Marat, Brian Bleeker, Kathleen [read more...]

Big Thank You Hymnal Helpers

Posted on December 4, 2023
A big thank you to this “dream team” of volunteers who changed 16 cases of hymnals, (over 500) on Saturday afternoon December 2. The process began at 2:30 and was completed by 3:05… just 35 minutes with all old hymnals [read more...]

Wayside Seniors 2.0! Off to a Great Start

Posted on December 4, 2023
The first Sunday of Advent Deacon Don Grossnickle gave a fascinating talk on the importance of light in the world. He shared ways we can be the light of Christ for others while teaching our seniors the science of candles! We [read more...]

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...]