Welcome home! With continued joy we welcome you to Mass and Holy Communion at our Lady of the Wayside Church. Saturday's 5:00 pm Vigil Mass is offered in both both live and live-streaming options.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a special mass where RCIA program graduates will receive Sacraments for the first time. Parishioner seating will be limited to 75 congregants (plus 50 RCIA Program graduates, their sponsors, teachers and families).
Attendance continues to be limited by Archdiocese and State of Illinois COVID-19 directives. If you are uneasy about returning to mass, aren't feeling well, or are considered to be in the 'vulnerable' population, we encourage you to opt for the live-streaming (virtual) option for a while longer. Dispensation is still offered by the Archdiocese.
All live Mass attendees must wear face masks and bring hand sanitizer. Pre-registration for mass is MANDATORY. To reserve your seat(s), please make your selection and click on the "Submit and Signup" button below.
Holy Communion Instructions:
- Sanitize your hands before receiving Communion. Hand sanitizer is provided as you approach the front of church.
- Receive Communion in your hand with your face mask on.
- Step to the side, remove your mask temporarily to consume Communion.
- Replace your face mask and return to your seat.
Please be mindful that mass time slot demand exceeds availability. We ask that you register only if you are certain you will attend. Prior to attending Mass or other church services, please review the attached "Parishioner Reopening Guide" document so you’ll know what to expect as you return to Church.
We continue to monitor directives of the Archdiocese and intend to open masses to as many parishioners as possible. 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!
- Father Artur Marat and the Reopening Team