Upcoming Events

Mass Registration & Information

Date: April 5, 2021
Time: Ongoing

Our Lady of the Wayside Church is open for Masses and other services.  Attendance continues to be limited by Archdiocese and State of Illinois COVID-19 directives to 20% of total Church capacity (125 congregants maximum). Face masks must be worn at all church activities. Please bring hand sanitizer if you have it, practice safe social distancing and follow usher instructions while attending.  Please arrive at least 15 minutes early so Mass can begin promptly.

Masses are offered as follows…

  1. Daily Masses: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 am
  2. Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
  3. Sunday Masses: 9:30 and 11:30 am, 6:00 pm

All church services require preregistration to attend.  To preregister, click on the links below. If you require assistance, please contact Mari Torgerson in our parish office — Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm — at 847-253-5353.


Sacraments & Adoration:


Daily Masses

Daily Mass is offered at 8:30 am in our Church on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Preregistration is required. If you require assistance, please contact Mari Torgerson in our parish office — Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm — at 847-253-5353.

Daily masses are also live-streamed on Our Lady of the Wayside’s Facebook and YouTube Pages.  They are also archived on this website for on-demand viewing at any time. This is to provide those unable or not quite ready to attend Mass in-person the opportunity to attend virtually.


Vigil and Sunday Masses

Saturday Vigil and Sunday masses are listed below.  Preregistration is required and available the Friday immediately preceding each mass, beginning at 7:00 am. Registration closes 90 minutes prior to each mass. If you require assistance, please contact Mari Torgerson in our parish office — Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm — at 847-253-5353.

Weekend Vigil Masses are live-streamed on Our Lady of the Wayside’s Facebook and YouTube Pages.  They are also archived on this website for on-demand viewing at any time. This is to provide those unable or not quite ready to attend Mass in-person the opportunity to attend virtually.


WORSHIP AID:

Due to Archdiocese of Chicago and State of Illinois COVID-19 restrictions, there are no missals in the pews but you may use this link to view this weekend’s readings and congregational responses.  The link this weekend’s readings is updated regularly, prior to Saturday Vigil and Sunday masses.

If you wish to access daily mass readings, visit USCCB’s website by clicking here.


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.

Reopening Team Volunteers Needed: With the expansion of masses, we have urgent need for additional Reopening Team Volunteers (Setup/Greeters and Cleaners/Closers).  If you are interested in supporting the mission of making masses and church services possible, please click here for registration information or click here to register.

Prior to attending Mass or other church services, please review the following documents so you’ll know what to expect and do as you return to Church:

  1. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers On The Path to Reopening
  2. Tips For All Worshipers – What to Expect

We ask that you please continue to be patient with our reopening team and “the process” as we bring our parish back online.  Our dedicated Reopening Team volunteers are investing many hours in an extremely fluid, constantly changing, environment to make reopening possible.  All are dedicated to helping balance parishioner safety with their spiritual needs.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on this website, our Facebook page, our Wayside Wednesday e-newsletter and our parish bulletin for late-breaking news and updates as they happen.

We eagerly await the day we can fully assemble without restriction, raise our collective voices and give glory to God. May the Holy Spirit shine His light and blessings on us all. Holy Mother, Our Lady of the Wayside, pray for us!