and Upcoming Events
Religious Education Fundraiser
For order forms or more information visit the
Religious Education Office or call 708 361-9435
Orders are due November 19th, 2014
Sunday, November 30th
Click here to sign up to make a wreath!
ADVENT! Preparing to celebrate the mystery
that is Christmas is what Advent should be about, but for most of us, it is
a time of ceaseless marketing and relentless advertising. Add to that
personal rounds of social events at school and work and it is very difficult
to keep a spiritual focus during this time.
One very good way to
focus our thoughts and prayers during Advent is with an Advent Wreath.
Our Lady of the Woods Parish will have a wreath making party on
Sunday, November 30th following the 11:00am Mass.
After the artistic efforts are complete, we will take our wreaths into the
church where both wreaths and artists
will receive a blessing.
We invite everyone in our parish to join us for
this event. It will be an afternoon that will warm your heart.
It can be a great family activity, but it certainly is not limited to the
“traditional” idea of family. If you are single, bring a friend or
come and meet a few new friends. If you are a single parent, gather
your kids of all ages.
What could be easier? We supply the materials
AND clean up the mess! We expect this event to last approximately 1 ˝
hours. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first serve
basis. We are asking for a donation of $10.00 per wreath to help
defray the costs.
The Giving Tree
Christmas Giving Tree season is rapidly approaching.
Your generosity to the less fortunate is a special tradition at Our Lady of
This year is another year of great need. Beginning on Saturday, November
22nd, the GIVING
TREE will be in the Gathering Space. The tree will have ornaments (tags) on
it with gift information on
the reverse side. Gifts need to be returned by Sunday, December 7th.
If shopping is an inconvenience for you, the Giving Tree Elves would be
happy to shop for you.
Your cash donations or gift cards are always welcome. Gift cards are
purchase in the parish office through the Manna program.
Gifts will be distributed to St. Roman Parish, Casa Catalina, St. John
Berchmans Parish, St. Coletta’s,
PADS and any of our parish families who may be in need.
Dec 6th & 7th
The Youth Ministry’s Annual Wreath & Poinsettia
After all Masses
Bible Study Tuesdays 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.
reviewing the Gospel of Matthew.
“To all of you,
dear young people, who hunger and thirst for truth, The
herself as a traveling companion.” Blessed John Paul II
Stephanie 708-601-4015 or Laura
We welcome all women!
We will provide free instructions and patterns for those that want
to knit or crochet, no prior experience is required.
Until we host a yarn drive please bring your own supplies. Our shawls will be given to
in need of strength while undergoing medical
in need of comfort after a loss,
and those in need of peace and patience during an illness and
Please call the parish office with any questions.
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
Men – February 27 – March 1
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 and on the parish website.
Watch the bulletin for further details.
Our Lady of
the Woods will now collect and recycle
the following items:
and laser cartridges, used cell phones, digital cameras,
video game consoles, laptops and
I-Pods, PDA's/Palm pilots
(please include all accessories and
cords with these items)
box can be found next to the pop top tower in the Gathering Space.
10731 W. 131st Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
Office: (708) 361-4754
Fax: (708) 361-5965