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Decree Dispense from Easter Obligation
Click to read Father Mike's weekly letter, dated April 4, 2020
Video Message from Cardinal Blase Cupich - March 24th, 2020
Video Messages from Fr. Mike
Bulletin - April 12th, 2020
Per the direction of the Archdiocese of Chicago, all public celebration of Mass is suspended until further notice.

  • The church building is closed until further notice.
  • Because of the “shelter in place” order by the Governor, the Archdiocese has informed us that no funerals, weddings, or baptisms can occur. Please know that we will do all we can to reach out as we are able. If a loved one passes we will minister as we are allowed and then schedule a later Memorial Mass with the family.
  • We received information this week that all Holy Week and Easter Masses will not be public.
  • Religious Education classes are cancelled for the rest of the school year. Activities involving children (such as athletics and youth ministry) are postponed until further notice. Activity leaders will keep you informed when they are restarted.
  • All non-essential meetings are postponed until after this crisis. Please check with your parish contact for more information.
  • First Holy Communion is still scheduled for April 26th and May 3rd. Look for updates from the Religious Education Program.
  • Click here for a prayer from Pope Francis.

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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