Upcoming Events

Family Ministry
Meal Night!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at 6pm
at Our Lady of the Woods
Evening includes Meal, Presentation for Adults, &
 Open Gym Time for Children of all ages!
 This evenings Topic will be: THE TRUE GIFTS OF LIFE! Presenter: Kathy McNicholas


MARCH 9, 10 & 11, 2015 @ 7:00PM
In Our Work, In Forgiveness, In the Eucharist

Monday — WORK ~a primary vehicle of God’s call in our lives. This beginning night will connect
God’s great work with ours and the life that results from that collaboration.

Tuesday — FORGIVENESS ~ The season of Lent encourages us to reconcile, apologize and forgive. We
will examine a wide range of forgiveness beyond the sacramental experi- ence of confession,
particularly in current relationships and the sacredness that flows from them.

Wednesday — EUCHARIST ~ In Context of the Mass ~ We will see how key elements of contemporary life
are connected and always fundamental to the celebration of the Eucharist. It is easy to glance over
the profound sacredness celebrated in Mass.

Presented by Father Terry Keehan
Pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, IL
He will speak at all Masses on Sunday, March 8th

More about the presenter...

Fr. Terry has directed parish missions, days of reflection and workshops nationally, but mainly in
the Midwest. St. John of the Cross, Western Springs, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Darien and St.
Patrick, Lake Forest to name a few. He has been a consultant for Macmillan/ McGraw-Hill Publishing
and a contributing author for Brown-Roa/Harcourt Brace “Among Us” scripture based small group

Morning of Reflection
Saturday, March 14th @ 9:30am
Our time together will include a video presentation by Fr. Robert Barron entitled, "Eucharist." This fresh look at the Eucharist brings to light its reality as the Real Presence of Christ. Please join us for a morning of hospitality, fellowship and spiritual renewal. We plan to conclude by 11:00am. Contact Mike Callahan with questions.

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This Lent Our Lady of the Woods is
offering an opportunity to touch the lives
of Children by creating an Easter Basket
for those who are less fortunate. A
project the whole family could enjoy! Our
baskets are distributed to Catholic Charities!
Easter Baskets tags can be found this
Weekend in the Gathering Space on the
Easter Giving Tree. Please return your
Easter Baskets to the Rabbit Patch by

March 22nd.
Thank you so much for your help with
this project. With your generosity we
will be able to donate over 450 baskets
to Catholic Charities. Thank you again
for your involvement in this special project!

Youth Ministry Teens and Adults

Come join us for our Annual Fish Fry
Friday, March 27th

4:30 – 8:00 p.m.
OLW Finnegan Center
Duff’s Cajun or Classic Recipe Fish
French Fries
Mac ‘n Cheese
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Cole Slaw
Soft Drinks/Bottled Water
Coffee & Tea

Tickets available after all Masses
Beginning Saturday, March 7th and daily in the office
Adults: $10.00 (11-64)
Seniors: $8.00 (65+)
Kids: $5.00 (3-10)
Kids under 3: free!
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No meal is complete without desserts! So, dust off your cookbooks,
drag out those mixing bowls and whip up your favorite dessert to
share with your fellow parishioners at the fish fry. We will need your dessert by Thursday afternoon, March 26th. Due to the nature of this event we are unable to accept desserts requiring refrigeration.

Crayon Corner – just for kids! Let your parents visit while you create a masterpiece to take home and enjoy a bag of freshly popped corn.

We are excited that Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia! The World Meeting
of Families will be held on September 22-27, 2015. Marriage and Family
Ministries is partnering with Faith Journeys pilgrimage tours to offer an opportunity
to travel together to Philadelphia! Contact Amanda Thompson at
athompson@archchicago.org or 312-534-8391 for more information about the pilgrimage.

Young Adult Bible Study Sundays 7:00 pm

Come join us as we deepen our faith through Scripture and build relationships with other young Catholic adults in this peer-led group.

We'll be reviewing the Gospel of Matthew.

“To all of you, dear young people, who hunger and thirst for truth, The
Church offers herself as a traveling companion.” Blessed John Paul II

Questions call: Stephanie 708-601-4015 or Laura 708-280-6825



We welcome all women!   

Our mission is to provide hope, comfort, and healing to those
who most need a reminder of God's love for them through
the work of our hands and the prayers of our hearts.

If you or someone you know needs a reminder of God’s love for them please contact
the parish office for a prayer shawl. It is our gift to you and those you love.
Parish Office 708-361-4754

Men's Group Meeting

Questions? Call Clayton Kincaid at 448-1936

Please consider joining us!

Our Lady of the Woods
Off-Site 2015 Adult Lenten Retreat
Redemptorist Retreat Center
1800 North Timber Trail Lane
Oconomowoc, WI
Women – March 20 - 22
“Growing in the Love of Jesus Christ”

There are limited openings; please reserve your space ASAP.
Registration forms may be found in the Gathering Space.
Watch the bulletin for further details.

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