"He saved us through the bath of rebirth
and renewal by the Holy Spirit."
~ Titus 3:5
Sunday's Readings for the Baptism of the Lord:

First Reading — Isaiah speaks of the Servant whom the Lord upholds; he shall bring forth justice to the nations
(Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7) or Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11.

Psalm — The Lord will bless his people with peace
(Psalm 29) or Psalm 104.

Second Reading — Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit; he went out healing and doing good
(Acts 10:34-38) or Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7.

Gospel — A voice comes from heaven proclaiming Jesus as the beloved Son, with whom God is well pleased
(Luke 3:15-16, 21-22).
Baptismal Death and Resurrection
As we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord, we also honor our own baptism as our initiation into the Christian life and community. In the Gospel, the baptism of Jesus, with his immersion and then emergence from the water, points to his later submission to God at his death, and his emergence from the grave at his resurrection. This pattern of death and resurrection is our path too, as followers of Jesus.

Throughout life, often in small ways, we learn to surrender our limited and self-centered agendas. This surrender often feels like death. The sacrament of Baptism ritually enacts this pattern to remind us of Jesus’ death and resurrection, so that we too might embrace the deaths and resurrections of our own lives.

As Jesus emerged from the water, he encountered his Father and the Holy Spirit. Like Jesus, we can know we are God’s beloved, empowered by the Spirit.

“You are my beloved Son;
with you I am well pleased.”
–Luke 22

Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, January 7, 2022 is First Friday. Eucharistic Adoration will begin immediately following Morning Mass at St. Julian in Shea Hall (we are moving Adoration this week due to a Funeral Mass), approximately 8:45am, and continue until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am.

And, please remember that we also have Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation each Wednesday evening at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary.

Start your new year off right by spending some quiet time with Our Lord.
On First Fridays, we also invite those who are able to join in Fasting for Life. Even if you are not fasting, please keep those fasting for life in your prayers.
Journey of the Heart
Starting soon, Season 2 of our Grief Sharing Group, Journey of the Heart. If you have lost someone, and would like to participate in our scripture-based grief-sharing group, please contact the parish office.

Nobody grieves alone in the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family.
Lectio Eucharist: Discovering the Mass in the Bible
Acclaimed author and teacher Dr. Brant Pitre digs down to the biblical roots of the Eucharist, through its foreshadowing in the miraculous events of the Old Testament, the Gospels, and Apostolic teaching.

"The Lamb of God," "The Bread of Life," "The Body and the Blood of Christ"... these are phrases we know from the Mass. But do we understand what they mean in the greater and deeper context of Scripture and Church teaching? We'll discover firsthand how Christ's Body and Blood are an integral and wondrous part of God's plan for our salvation.

When: Thursdays, January 20th through March 24, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Where: Join us via Zoom (Note: there will be no in-person option for this study).

Cost: FREE access to the video content, if you would like the study guide, they are available from the parish office for $9/each.
NOTE: Please e-mail the parish office if you would like to participate in Lectio Eucharist so we may send you the Zoom Link for this Bible Study.
March for Life Chicago
Join Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Respect Life Ministry as we unite with more than 10,000 pro-life individuals across the Midwest at the 2022 Chicago March for Life on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is sponsoring bus transportation to the 2022 Chicago March for Life. The bus will depart the parking lot at St. Julian at 11:30am and return to St. Julian between 4:30 and 5pm, following the Rally and March.

Our theme for this year's March will be Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Stands for LIFE!

January Winter Supper
Thank you, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, for supporting another year of Catholic Charities Dinners and Summer and Winter Suppers. Everyone deserves healthy food to eat, and we feel grateful, thankful and blessed to do our part to feed those in need. Our first Supper of 2022 will be Wednesday, January 26th.

Stay tuned for a new menu coming soon!
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament gave everyone FORMED for Christmas, but many haven't opened this gift!

It's FREE and easy to open. Simply navigate to Formed.org on your Smart Phone, Tablet or Computer; click the SIGN UP button; enter our parish zip code, 60007, and your name and e-mail address. That's it, you've opened the very best in Catholic content. Thousands of movies, programs, audio and books, at your fingertips.

Sign-up today: Formed.org
School Report
Save the Date for Catholic Schools Week:
January 30 - February 5, 2022

QR School partners with parents in the formation of children by offering an education that combines Catholic faith and teachings with academic excellence. We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders by emphasizing moral development and self-discipline and teaching students the value of service to others.
RE Roundup
Children in Grades 4 and up are privileged to serve at Masses at OLBS on weekends, Holy Days, funerals and weddings. 

Fr. Dan and Fr. Louis invite all QR and OLBS RE students in Grades 4 and up to learn to become altar servers. Please contact Carol Uhlarik at carol@olbsegv.org for information on altar server training.

Trained Altar Servers, click below to sign up to serve at Mass on Sundays or Holy Days!
Youth Ministry Corner
With the current COVID surge, we're taking extra precautions but hope to resume our activities with Indoor Game Night on January 16th, followed by a visit to Alexian Village on January 17th. We continue to require masks, and ask everyone to monitor your health.
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
March for Life | Jan 8
Indoor Game Night | Jan 16
Alexian Village | Jan 17
Alexian Village | Jan 31
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Join YCP Chicago on Tuesday, January 11th 
for an Executive Speaker Series event, featuring Julia Hogan-Werner, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago and owner of Vita Optimum Counseling & Consulting, LLC., who will speak on "Living Your True Identity Beyond Work."

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.
Marriage & Family Ministry enables couples to use their experiences of marriage and family life, especially challenges they have overcome, to accompany other married couples in similar situations. Stay tuned for marriage-building initiatives in the parish, including couple’s retreats, speaker events, marriage-related parish workshops, World Marriage Day activities, anniversary celebrations, bible studies, prayer groups, marriage enrichment and skill-building resources, and social activities. 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!
Though things have opened up, we recognize that not all are able to join us at this time, so we remind you that we continue to have the following virtual tools available to help us stay connected to our faith and our parish family:

NEW! 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

Daily Prayer. Follow this link to review daily prayer, or signup to receive daily prayer delivered right to your inbox.

Morning Prayer. No commute, no computer needed...join us on your phone Monday through Saturday for Morning Prayer. Learn more.

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 Mass from both churches: QR and SJE.

Let's Get Social. Like or follow us on Facebook to receive news and updates in real time and join the conversation: QR and SJE.
(847) 979-0901 | info@olbsegv.org

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