"Merciful and gracious is the Lord,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness."
~ Psalm 103:8
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The LORD God appears to Moses and directs him to go and deliver the Israelites from Egypt (Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15) or Exodus 17:3-7.

Psalm — The Lord is kind and merciful (Psalm 103) or Psalm 95.

Second Reading — We are not to grumble like the people with Moses in the desert (1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12) or Romans 5:1-2, 5-8.

Gospel — If you do not repent, you will all perish
(Luke 13:1-9) or John 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42].
Holy Ground
Moses met God in a most astounding way in the bush that was burning but not consumed by fire. Moses clearly had a powerful encounter with the Lord. He even felt bold enough to ask God’s name, something unheard of among his people at the time—God’s name was unspeakable. Moses stood on holy ground. Do we not also stand on holy ground? As people who are created in God’s image and drawn to Christ through the waters of Baptism, we have been filled with God’s grace and goodness. The ground of our lives is holy. Lent is a time when we are called to open our minds and hearts to Christ, rely on God’s patient mercy, and to grow as God’s holy people.
Something On Your Mind?
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Simply select how/where you would like to meet and choose 3 convenient times, and Fr. Dan will select one and confirm your appointment shortly!
Music Notes
Sunday, March 20, at the 10:30am Mass at QR, the Adult Choir will lead sung prayer.

Sunday, March 27, at the 10:30am Mass at QR, the Handbell Choir will join cantor and accompanist in leading sung prayer.
Parish Lenten Mission
Tonight we conclude our Parish Lenten Mission: God Works for the Good. All are invited to join us at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard.

This evening, entitled The History of Your Future, will tie everything together by helping to uncover God's vision for our future. Tonight will also include Adoration and quiet time with our Lord followed by fellowship. Our presenter is Author, Educator, Speaker and Parishioner, Joe Bush. All are invited (even if you were unable to attend Nights 1 and 2)!

On Night 1, God in Action, Faith in Motion, we explored active steps of faith and concluded with a Parish Ministry Fair. On Night 2, The Sacraments, we discussed the grace given by the Sacraments with a focus on Reconciliation. Follow this link to discover more.
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, and especially Holy Week, we recall how God so loved the world that he sacrificed his only Son. We walk the "way of the cross" to remember how Jesus took on the sins of the world and opened the gates of Heaven for us. Every Friday during Lent our Ministry groups will take turns leading Stations of the Cross. This Friday, March 18th at 6pm at St. Julian Eymard, Queen of the Rosary School and Religious Education leads.
Please look for collection bins in our vestibules, and download the flyer for a list of the most-needed items.
Parish Alms Giving Project
We are supporting Mercy Home for Boys & Girls this year for our Parish Alms Giving Project. Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has provided children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures. It gives children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support, and career guidance. Follow this link to discover more.
Healing Mass
"The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation."
–Numbers 14:18

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family and friends on Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m at Queen of the Rosary Church (750 W. Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL). for Healing of the Family Tree & General Physical Healing. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Eucharist is the most powerful means of healing intergenerational iniquity and transgression referred to in scripture.

Follow this link to discover more.
Easter Schedule
Easter is just around the corner, and we invite you to come and share it with your Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family!

Jesus paid it all—for us. Then He defied death itself and rose from the grave! We look forward to celebrating his triumph with you and your family this Easter. Will you join us?

Follow this link to view our complete Lent & Easter schedule and mark your calendar to join us for one or more of these upcoming services.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus, I Trust in You!

"I will pour out a whole ocean of graces up on souls who will approach the fount of My Mercy..."

All are invited to join us on Sunday, April 24th at 2:30pm at Queen of the Rosary for Divine Mercy Sunday. This Word Service will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet accompanied by spoken and sung prayer.
Feedback Requested
Pope Francis believes that only the entire people of God journeying together can answer the question, “What is the Holy Spirit saying to the church today?”

Like parishes across the globe, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament recently hosted a parish listening event. Early take aways from the Listening Workshop were invitation, inclusivity and a more grounded sacramental life. But, it's still important that we hear from parishioners from all walks of life, all ages, and at all different stages of their relationship with the church.

Annual Catholic Appeal
There's still time to join us in supporting our parish's vital work through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Please consider giving today at annualcatholicappeal.com.

And please remember that once we reach our Appeal goal, donations are returned to the parish in the form of a rebate. Last year's Appeal rebate was recently received and work has begun to upgrade the sound systems at Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard. We look forward to building on that work to also make our live-streaming equipment at both worship sites like new again with this year's rebate.
If you have any questions about the Annual Catholic Appeal or the parish rebate, Fr. Dan would be happy to speak with you.

You may follow this link to quickly schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan by phone, Zoom or in person.
School Report
Student Council Change 4 Change Day, tomorrow, Thursday, March 17th. Small change can lead to big changes! Don't forget to bring your spare change to school tomorrow to support relief efforts for Ukraine through the Student Council Change 4 Change collection.

Spring Break begins with the close of school on March 18th!
RE Roundup
Totus Tuus is a week-long, summer youth retreat for people in first through 12th grade. Children will grow in their faith through skits, games, songs, the celebration of the sacraments and engaging, interactive teaching. Totus Tuus hosts two programs that will be at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament June 12th to June 17th. Follow this link to learn more and register.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.

Reminder for all RE classes...don't forget to bring your rosaries and workbooks to class each week.
This Sunday, March 20, CLW will be at the 9:15am Mass at SJE.

And don't forget to look for the coat rack with the blue drawstring Activity Bags in the vestibule at each church. Children are invited to grab a bag to enjoy learning the Rosary, reading, coloring or working on faith-based puzzles/activities during Mass. Return bags to the coat rack before you leave!

Please check our parish calendar for the full Sunday schedule!
Children's Liturgy of the Word
We invite children at select Masses—after the opening prayer of the Mass—to join a Children’s Liturgy of the Word leader for a “child-based” lesson on the Scripture of the day. Children return to their parents just before the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.
  • CLW follows the RE calendar and runs from September to May.
  • CLW sessions are approximately 15-minutes to discuss the readings of the day
  • No registration necessary, children 4-years and older present at the Mass will be invited to CLW by the celebrant
  • CLW takes place in the sacristy at QR or in a classroom at SJE
  • CLW rotates at the 9:15am or 10:30am Masses, check the Parish calendar for specific dates
  • CLW uses the Promise series from Pflaum Weekly
Youth Ministry Corner
Thank you to all of our OLBS (including QR School) teens for helping to present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. We had a great first rehearsal this past weekend, and will continue rehearsing on Sundays from 3 to 4:30pm at St. Julian Eymard. The next rehearsal is this Sunday, March 13th from 3 to 4:30pm.
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Next Meeting | Mar 20
Alexian Village | Mar 28
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Living Stations | Apr 15
Alexian Village | Apr 28
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Calling all Young Adults to celebrate Lent with YAM-NW! Fridays, Stations of the Cross. Visit Facebook.com/groups/YAMNWC for parishes and times.

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Raise Your Hand!
Are you looking to get involved at OLBS? Many volunteer opportunities are available. Please contact the parish office or see below for just a few:

Do you have a flair for decorating? Discover more about our Art & Environment team.

Do weddings make you cry with joy? Discover more about Marriage & Family Ministry and consider becoming a Wedding Coordinator or part of our Marriage Ministry.

Do you want to help us set the table? Discover more about our Liturgical Ministries and consider becoming a Sacristan. For youth aged 4th grade and older, consider the Altar Server Ministry.

Do you love sharing the Gospel? Please consider becoming an adult volunteer for Children's Liturgy of the Word, starting in mid-January, 2022.
To bring comfort, share God’s Word and the Holy Eucharist, Ministers of Care make faith visits to the sick, homebound, hospitalized and elderly in our OLBS community. Care Ministers must be mandated and may participate in one or more of the following activities: visits to the Homebound, prayer services at AMITA, AMITA Rehab, Alexian Village or Promedica (formerly Manor Care.) For more information, please contact the parish office.

We are grateful for your continued generosity to the needs of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family during this time. In addition to dropping or mailing your donation to church, you may give online where you may make weekly contributions to our parish family and keep the vital ministries and services we provide going. We thank you for your generosity!
The following quick links may help to stay connected to our faith and our parish family:

Quickly schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan in person, on Zoom or via telephone.

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Weekly Bulletin. Download the weekly parish bulletin when you are unable to attend Mass.

Weekly Rosary. The Rosary is prayed at SJE on Tuesdays at 7pm. If you are unable to join us in church, we invite you to join the live-stream.

Live-Stream. We have live-stream available for Sunday liturgy and some daily.

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Worship sites:
Queen of the Rosary, 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd.
St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Road

Queen of the Rosary School, 690 Elk Grove Blvd.
(847) 437-3322 | www.qrschool.org