Sacraments

Our Lady of the Wayside celebrates the sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. Contact the Parish Office for further information.

Baptism

Individual Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays at 1:30 and 3:00 pm in the Church. A Baptismal Preparation session is required before Baptism and helps prepare couples who are having their first child baptized. Contact Deacon Pete LeTourneau for further information and to make arrangements.

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Deacon Pete LeTourneau
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Marriage

Contact Deacon Pete LeTourneau at least six months prior to your preferred wedding date to allow for the necessary preparation. Couples must attend marriage preparation. These are offered through Our Lady of the Wayside Engaged Couples Ministry or through the Archdiocese.

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Deacon Pete LeTourneau
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Reconciliation

Reconciliation is offered Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Church. Appointments may be made for other times by contacting one of the priests.

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Parish Office
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First Eucharist

Children generally prepare for First Communion during 2nd grade. Preparation is part of the Religious Education Program (REP) and also includes preparation for First Reconciliation. 

If your child is older than 2nd grade age, or did not attend 1st grade or 2nd grade religious education classes, we are pleased to discuss alternative opportunities to prepare your child for First Communion.

For more information and to register your child, click HERE and/or contact Danielle Pitzer, Director of Lifelong Faith Formation, using the information below. 

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Confirmation

Students generally receive Confirmation during 8th grade. The Archdiocese of Chicago mandates a two year program that begins with 7th grade. Confirmation preparation is part of the Religious Education Program (REP). 

If your child is older than 6th or 7th grade age, or did not attend 6th or 7th grade religious education classes, we are pleased to discuss with your alternative opportunities to prepare your child for Confirmation.

For details about the confirmation prep program, click HERE.

For more information, please contact Danielle Pitzer, Director of Lifelong Faith Formation, using the information below.

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Anointing of the Sick

Home-bound or ill persons who wish to receive this sacrament should contact the Parish Office.  Anointing of the Sick is also celebrated twice a year at Mass, usually in the spring and fall.

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Kathy O'Neill, Coordinator of Pastoral Healthcare
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Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is designed for adults who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God.  Together we will learn about the Catholic Faith and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens our hearts.  By God’s help, members of our RCIA group will be strengthened spiritually during a period of learning and preparation and at the proper time will receive the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. 

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For More Information, Contact
Deacon Paul Onischuk
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