Welcome to Our Parish!

Our Parish is named after Mary, the Mother of Jesus. For Christians she is the model of welcoming and hospitality. She said yes to God and gave to the world His only begotten Son. It is our hope that Our Lady of the Woods Parish will become a strong spiritual resource for you.

Whether you are a new parishioner, a life-long parishioner or an in-between parishioner, it is our hope that you find something that may interest you or something that may assist you in your life. The purpose of ministry is not only to encourage people to become involved in parish life, but for parishioners to be of service to one another. The modern day parish must respond to the many needs of its members through cooperative efforts.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact the parish office for assistance at 708-361-4754 or parishoffice@ourladyofthewoods.org.

2018 Parish Mission - "It's Time to Get Up!" with John Angotti

Thank you to all who joined us and helped March 5th-7th, 2018!

For more information about John Angotti, visit his website at johnangotti.com

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Lenten Programming


Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palms will be blessed and distributed at all Masses

5:00 p.m. ( Sat. )
8:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday

Thursday, March 29, 2018

There is no morning Mass
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of Our Lord’s Last Supper
8:15 p.m. — 11:45 p.m. Visitation of Area Churches (Bus Available)
8:00 p.m. — Midnight Adoration

Good Friday

Friday, March 30, 2018

There is no Morning Mass
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross, Presented by Youth Ministry
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death
Veneration of the Cross
Gospel of St. John presented by Youth Ministry

Holy Saturday

Saturday, March 31, 2018

There is no Morning Mass
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayers
9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation
12 Noon – Blessing of Easter Food and Baskets
There is no 5:00 p.m. Mass
7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Feast of the Resurrection of the Lord

8:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m.
There is no 6:00 p.m. Mass


Stations of the Cross followed by
a soup and bread dinner
on Friday’s during Lent beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Hour and Benediction
Every Friday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Quiet Prayer

Queen of the Clergy Prayer Group—Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
The Rosary is recited every morning before the 8:30 a.m. Mass
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited after the 8:30 a.m. Mass


Every Saturday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and
after the 5:00 p.m. Mass
In preparation for Easter
Lenten Reconciliation Service
Monday, March 26 7:00—8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 9:00 a.m.—10:00 a.m.

Lenten Regulations

Fasting: Ages 18-59 on Ash Wednesday and Good

Friday, limiting themselves to one full meal and two smaller meals each day, with no snacking between meals.

Abstinence: Catholics age 14 and older

Abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent.



Under the protection of the Mother of God, we are a faith community called by the Father, energized by the Son, and moved by the Spirit to unite in witnessing and proclaiming the Good News. We share in friendship, gather in worship, and do proclaim our desire to minister, welcome, celebrate and extend His Kingdom.


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