Welcome New Parishioners!
Dear Parishioner:

Welcome to Our Lady of the Woods Parish. We are very happy that you have joined this church community and hope that you feel at home. As a new pastor who arrived in July, I have experienced a very generous staff and kind community and it is my prayer that you will have a similar experience. I know I speak for the entire staff when I say that if there is any way we can be of help please do not hesitate to let us know.

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. Within the pages of this booklet you will find a list of ministries currently offered here. We hope that you will make use of these ministries as needed. This is your church! I also hope that you will become involved in our national ministerial life by using your talents and time for the benefit of others. This is a wonderful way to meet people and to grow in faith and love.

At the heart of the Catholic community is Jesus, present in sacraments and, in a special way, in the Eucharist. Through our worship together may you and those you love grow in your relationship to the Lord. Please know that you are remembered daily at Mass and in my prayers. Please keep this community of faith in yours.

In Christ,

Father Michael Foley

10731 W. 131st Street Orland Park, IL 60462 Office: (708) 361-4754 Fax: (708) 361-5965 parishoffice@ourladyofthewoods.org