Upcoming Events

Mass Registration & Information

Date: October 30, 2020
Time: Ongoing


Our Lady of the Wayside Church is open for Masses and other services.  Attendance numbers are 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 and follow usher instructions while attending.

Please arrive AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY for pre-screening, to assure safe social distances, and so Mass can begin promptly.

Masses are offered as follows…

  1. Weekdays: Mondays and Tuesdays at 8:30 am
  2. Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
  3. Sundays: 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 preregistering, please contact Kathy Freiburger in the parish office at (847) 253-5353.

Sacraments & Adoration:

*Adoration (New Year’s Eve) has been addedClick HERE.

Weekday Mass:

Saturday Vigil, Sunday and Holy Day Masses:

Registration OPENS at 7:00 am the Friday before each Mass below.
Registration CLOSES 90 minutes before the start of each Mass below.

Daily and Saturday Vigil Masses:

Daily and Saturday Vigil masses are also live-streamed on Facebook and available on-demand after.  This is to provide those unable or not quite ready to attend live Mass the opportunity to attend virtually.  Dispensation for spiritual communion continues to be offered by the Archdiocese.  If you feel sick, are hesitant, or are considered part of the ‘vulnerable population,’ we encourage you to continue attending mass virtually for the time being.

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses:

Registration (for the 7:00 pm mass) OPENS on Friday, December 4 at 7:00 am.
Registration CLOSES 90 minutes before the start of each Mass.

Christmas Masses:

Christmas Masses and times are anticipated and are subject to change pending COVID-19 mandates from the State of Illinois and/or the Archdiocese of Chicago.  Please continue to monitor this website and/or our Facebook page for updates or changes.


  1. Pre-registration for all Christmas Masses is MANDATORY and will begin on Friday, December 18 at 7:00 am
  2. Seating at each Mass will be limited to a maximum of 125 parishioners/visitors.
  3. In fairness to all parishioners, absolutely NO WALK-INS will be permitted.

If you require assistance preregistering, please contact Kathy Freiburger in the parish office at (847) 253-5353 on Friday, December 18 after 7:00 am

Christmas EVE:

Christmas DAY:

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Masses:

Registration OPENS on Monday, December 21 at 7:00 am.
Registration CLOSES 90 minutes before the start of each Mass.

Adoration (New Year’s Eve)

As we close out 2020 and prepare to welcome the New Year, Adoration will be offered to 40 congregants in each of six time slots beginning at 6:00 pm (following the 5:00 pm Solemnity of Mary Mass) on Thursday, December 31.

  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • 8:00 – 9:00 pm
  • 9:00 – 10:00 pm
  • 10:00 – 11: 00 pm
  • 11:00 – 12:00 am

Click HERE to register.


Due to 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.

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!