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.

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We Have Heard His Voice

Have you been looking for a new opportunity to live your faith? Join us by sharing your faith stories with us. Our parish is embarking on a journey to share what the Holy Spirit has been saying by compiling a book about how He has guided our lives. What has the Holy Spirit been saying to you?

During the next few weeks, you can respond by clicking the link or you can place your response in the box in the Gathering Space. The stories inspired by the Holy Spirit will be anonymous to encourage sharing and to protect your privacy. If you still want information, Fr. Mike can be contacted at (708) 343-6158. Your story of faith may give hope to others.

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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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