"God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the LORD, amid trumpet blasts."
~ Psalm 47:6
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Jesus tells the disciples that they will be witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:1-11).

Psalm — God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord (Psalm 47).

Second Reading — God seated Jesus at his right hand in the heavens (Ephesians 1:17-23) or Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23.

Gospel — As Jesus blessed his disciples he parted from them and was taken up to heaven (Luke 24:46-53).
Sent Forth
Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ return to heaven. If we struggle to know how to feel about this event, we take our cue from Jesus’ disciples. These disciples are first-hand witnesses to the Ascension, returning afterword to Jerusalem, where “they were continually in the temple praising God.”

Long-time companions of the Lord, they surely feel the pain of physical separation from Jesus. Yet they praise God continually. They accept God’s plan, looking forward to the day when Christ will come again.

As our reading from Hebrews affirms, Christ will return to “bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.” This Good News is almost too much to take in; the Acts of the Apostles explains that an angel has to wake the disciples from their stupor, reminding them to start the Lord’s work.

Sunday’s readings are our own angel, sending us forth in joyful hope.
Statement of Cardinal Cupich on the massacre of children in Uvalde, Texas
As I reflect on this latest American massacre, I keep returning to the questions: Who are we as a nation if we do not act to protect our children? What do we love more: our instruments of death or our future?

Message from Ms. McGinn on safety at QR School
Please know that a safe and caring environment at Queen of the Rosary School is a top priority. We continually update our school’s crisis plan, conduct safety drills and confer with the Elk Grove Village Police Department to ensure that our safety procedures are current. 

Additionally, all doors are locked during the school day, and procedures for visitors to the building are in place.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Ms. McGinn or set time to speak with Fr. Dan.
Something On Your Mind?
Fr. Dan would love to hear from you! You may quickly schedule a convenient time to speak in person, via Zoom or even over the phone using Fr. Dan's OnceHub app.

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!
Class of 2022
Please keep the Class of 2022 and their families in your prayers as we celebrate graduation tomorrow, Thursday, May 26th at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary.

"Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace." We know that God has great things in store for these students and we can't wait to see how the seeds planted here at QR School help our students blossom and grow in high school and beyond!
Honor & Remember
Memorial Day recognizes those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our military. Take time to honor and remember. In observance of Memorial Day, we will celebrate daily Mass at 9am on Monday, May 30th at St. Julian Eymard.

Wishing everyone in our parish family a happy, healthy and safe Memorial Day.
World Communications Day is celebrated annually on the Sunday before Pentecost. Pope Paul VI established World Communications Day in 1967, following the Second Vatican Council, to remind the church to review opportunities and challenges in using modern communication tools to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

This year, Pope Francis has decided on the theme "listen" for World Communications Day, observing that listening is a key component of communication. Elaborating, he shared this story...A respected doctor, accustomed to treating the wounds of the soul, was once asked what the greatest need of human beings is. He replied: “The boundless desire to be heard”.
So that we may hear you, we've created a brief survey to gather feedback about Communication from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Follow this link to let us know how we're doing.

We're all ears!
Requesting Host Family & Meals for Totus Tuus Missionaries
Totus Tuus missionaries, faith-filled college students and seminarians, commit to traveling in a four-person team (2 young men/2 young women), teaching, evangelizing and spreading the gospel throughout parishes for six weeks. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is hosting Totus Tuus from June 12th through 17th at St. Julian Eymard and we're in need of the following:
  • A host family to provide a place to stay and simple breakfast for the two young men on the team. Please contact the parish office to speak with Carol Uhlarik for more information (847) 979-0901.
  • Volunteers to provide lunch and dinner for the team. Please follow this link to discover more or to sign up for a meal!
Season for Life
Spring, a season of renewal and hope, is adorned in the natural beauty of new life. God’s great creation bursts forth with the sights, smells and sounds of a world emerging from the slumber of winter. Green grass, flowering trees, chirping birds and gentle rains fill our senses and hearts with a great anticipation of good things to come.

In this spirit of renewal and hope, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Respect Life Ministry invites us all to participate in Season for Life.
The Women's Centers
The Women’s Centers. Supporting the Women’s Center can help provide answers…and hope as it has done for more than 63,000 clients over the past 30 years. Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be extremely stressful. Women may experience feelings of panic. Maybe they don’t have anyone to confide in or don’t know where to go for help. The Women’s Center is here for them and cares about the physical and emotional health of each one of its clients. Free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds and free supportive counseling.
Project Rachel
Project Rachel. After more than four decades of legalized abortion, many children’s lives have been ended, and many parents and family members suffer that loss—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have strayed from His side, He says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.”
Walk With Moms
The month of May is truly a celebration of motherhood. Traditionally, May has been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also the time in which we honor and thank our earthly mothers for their sacrificial love. And the Feast of the Visitation on May 31 celebrates the meeting of two mothers—Mary and Elizabeth—both with a child hidden within their wombs.

In addition to “walking with” mothers in love, support, and friendship, we can also help answer their needs for practical and material assistance. Inspired by our Blessed Mother, we can help connect mothers with the Church’s extensive network of social services to ensure mothers and their children obtain all the necessities of life. Through generous stewardship of the gifts God has entrusted to us of prayer, time, talent, and treasure, we can help meet the needs of mothers as they welcome and care for God’s precious gift of life.
June Summer Supper
It's starting to feel a lot like summer outside! As a reminder, we are feeding both guests housed in local hotels and those who come through our drive-through on the first Thursday of each month. We served 145 meals in May, thanks to your generosity! Our next Supper is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Follow this link if you are ready to shop, cook, prep, pack or serve for this Supper.
Eucharistic Adoration
Drop by to spend some quiet time with Our Lord on one or more of these days:

Weekly Holy Hours on Wednesday at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary in coordination with Reconciliation.

First FridayAdoration following 8:15am morning Mass at St. Julian Eymard. Adoration continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am. The next First Friday is June 3rd.
First Saturday Rosary
“Look at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least, try to console me and announce that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall: go to confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”
–Words of Our Lady of Fatima

Next First Saturday is June 4th.
Book Club
The Book Club will meet on Monday, June 6th at 7pm in Shea Hall. Correction...Heaven Starts Now was May's book. We will be discussing Pray, Decide and Don't Worry: Five Steps to Discerning God’s Will by Jackie and Bobby Angel in collaboration with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Discover a clear five-step discernment process for navigating what St. Ignatius of Loyola calls the movements of the soul, the deeper realities that clue Catholics in to what God is doing deep within their hearts and where He is leading them.

Book Club will take July and August off to enjoy the Summer with friends and family and resume again in September. Stay tuned for news of the next book and more!

To discover more about Book Club and other ministry opportunities at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, visit our ministry page.
Feed My Starving Children
Just in time for Summer Break, please get ready to join the Marriage & Family and Good Samaritan Ministries for a service event at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg on Tuesday, June 7th from 4:30 to 6:15pm. Parishioners may sign up as a family or individually. Groups/families of 4 - 5 may work together at a packing station as a team, or we can split you up if you prefer. Children 5 and older may participate in this event. Please note children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Music Notes
Charismatic Music Group will lead sung prayer for Corpus Christi at the 9:15am Mass at SJE Sunday, June 19th.

All choir groups will take July and part of August off to enjoy the Summer with family and friends. Rehearsals will resume in August. Stay tuned for more information!
Priests' Health and Retirement
Priests have dedicated their lives to ministry, serving our needs as Catholics from the moment we are baptized until we receive last rites before entering eternal life. Priests’ Health and Retirement/ PRMAA provides for the health and well-being of 450 active and 254 retired archdiocesan priests. We will take a special collection to support our retired priests at all Masses on June 12th.

Save the Date!
We have more opportunity for faith and fellowship coming in June. You won't want to miss these events:

BINGO Bash | June 17th | Help support our school and enjoy a favorite game...BINGO!

Corpus Christi | June 19th | Celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

Father's Day | June 19th | Celebrate dad and dad-like figures in your life.
What's Next?
Thank you for participating in the Church’s largest consultation in history! Unlike a council beginning in Rome and then being disseminated around the world, a synod is a grass-roots effort that takes place at the local level. In October, Our Holy Father introduced the “Synod on Synodality” because He believes that only the entire people of God journeying together can answer the question, “What is the Holy Spirit saying to the church today?”

School Report
The last day of the 2021-2022 school year is Tuesday, May 31st. Thank you to students, teachers, staff and parents for another great school year!

The first day of the 2022-2023 school year is August 17th. Wishing all of our parish and school families a happy, healthy and safe Summer Break! We can't wait to see all of our returning school students and families and meet new students and their families!

If you haven't already, please follow this link to learn more about QR School at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament or register for the upcoming school year.

Success Starts Here!
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.

Register by May 30th to insure your child receives their t-shirt!

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.
Youth Ministry Corner
Calling all OLBS teens going into 8th grade (current 7th graders) and older! Plans are set for this Summer's Mission trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp from June 19th to 24th in Steubenville, OH.

Please let Mr. Van know that you are going and drop your $100 reservation fee off at the parish office ASAP!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Jun 7
Pre-Trip YM Meeting | Jun 12
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Alexian Village | Jul 4
YM Meeting | Jul 17
Alexian Village | Jul 18
Events for Young Adults
Executive Panel Discussion...
Young adults in their 20s and 30s from ALL industries are invited to join YCP Chicago on Tuesday, June 7th for an Executive Panel Discussion event on "Observing Obedience." This event is FREE for Members (learn more about membership) or $20 for non-Members, includes dinner, drinks, and the panel discussion. Follow this link to discover more.

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.
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.

Volunteer to serve at Mass as:

FORMED. To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:
  • Go to Formed.org
  • Enter our parish’s zip code
  • Enter your name and your email address

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Morning Prayer. Expand Morning Prayer to join us on your phone Monday through Saturday for Morning Prayer.

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