Tag Archive: #maapfoundation

Stories of Thanksgiving

Posted on October 24, 2022
Set aside some time before turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie to connect life stories and feelings of personal gratitude in this special season of Thanksgiving. The evening brings Chicago’s celebrity storyteller and songster emcee Wayne Messmer. Our distinguished host, recently [read more...]

Deacon Don Heading Back to Uganda

Posted on March 7, 2022
In 2017, 25 local Northwest suburban friends based in Our Lady of the Wayside Parish chipped in $500 to purchase and donate a laboratory microscope to St. Jude Clinic, a financially struggling medical clinic based in a small village in [read more...]

Where In The World is Deacon Don?

Posted on December 7, 2021
Advent Message from Kasese Uganda East Africa After 34 years as a full-time Deacon at Our Lady of the Wayside, another ministry has been keeping me quite busy these days. I am surprised that, at this late stage of my [read more...]

Faith in Action: Deacon Don Update

Posted on May 14, 2021
This just in from Our Lady of the Wayside’s Deacon Don Grossnickle: So glad to share news of my MAAPF friend Pavan. Pavan and I and MAAPF worked to support his research fighting deadly malaria. He needed a microscope and I [read more...]

Deacon Don Discusses Depression, New Book, “My Maja”

Posted on October 29, 2020
While he was growing up in Chicago, Deacon Don Grossnickle loved visiting his grandmother Maja, an immigrant from Sweden, and listening to her stories about her home country’s “enchanting winters, the Christmases, the sleighs, the horses, the beautiful lakes,” he [read more...]