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Mass and Program Registration


Please use the link above to register for all weekend and daily masses.
Registration is required for each person in your family.
Registration will be available on a week to week basis and will be required until further notice.
If you have any questions please contact Christine Collins at 708-269-6315.



Lenten Opportunities


Bible in a Year Podcast

Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes starting January 1st, 2021.

Each 20-25 minute episode includes two to three scripture readings, a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz, and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word. Click here to read more information on the Ascension Press website or look below to listen to the 5 most recent episodes.

RSS The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

  • Day 56: Jealous Husbands February 25, 2021
    Fr. Mike explains how God elevates the dignity of women by providing new laws around husbands accusing their wives of unfaithfulness. Today we read from Numbers 5, Deuteronomy 5, and Psalm 90. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be […]
  • Day 55: Obedience to God February 24, 2021
    Fr. Mike underscores the importance of obeying God as he reads from Numbers 4 and Deuteronomy 4. We also read Psalm 88 and learn how it foreshadows the darkness Christ endured on the cross. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may […]
  • Day 54: The Tribe of Levi February 23, 2021
    Fr. Mike clarifies the relationship between the Tribe of Levi and the priesthood and talks about what it means to be held to a higher standard as a leader in your community. Numbers 3, Deuteronomy 3, and Psalm 87. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible […]
  • Day 53: The Twelve Tribes of Israel February 22, 2021
    Fr. Mike talks about the twelve tribes of Israel and explains why the book of Numbers introduces them based on the number of decedents they each had. Today we read Numbers 2, Deuteronomy 2, and Psalm 85. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to 33-777 or visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult […]
  • Day 52: Israel Continues to Journey February 21, 2021
    Fr. Mike kicks off our reading of the book of Numbers by explaining where Israel is at in their journey with the Lord, and how they are keeping him at the center of it all (literally). Today we read from Numbers 1, Deuteronomy 1, and Psalm 84. For the complete reading plan, text CATHOLICBIBLE to […]

Important Information

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Bulletin - February 21st, 2021View the Bulletin Archive


If you or someone you know is interested in priestly vocations please contact Fr. Andrew at awawryzn@ourladyofthewoods.org.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
As we work towards the reopening of our parish, it is critical that we have a team that will help us with Set-Up, Greeting and Cleaning. If you would like to volunteer, please CLICK HERE and complete the volunteer registration form. Thank you so much for helping us during this difficult time and we look forward to opening our church with your help.

Please note: All who volunteer must not be part of a "vulnerable population" which would include volunteers with any underlying medical conditions, or those currently receiving cancer treatment. These guidelines are established by the Archdiocese of Chicago and have been implemented for your safety and your protection.

Worshippers are asked to please:

  • • NOT COME INTO CHURCH if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus
  • • Enter only through the main doors (except those with disability)
  • • Keep a social distance of 6 feet or more from other worshippers
  • • Wear a mask at all times
  • • Use hand sanitizer upon entry
  • • Not change seats while you are in the church
  • • Not to congregate in the parking lot

Reopening Guidance from the Archdiocese of Chicago


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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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