"And I tell you, ask and you will receive;

seek and you will find;

knock and the door will be opened to you."

~ Luke 11:9

Seventeenth Sunday Readings:

First Reading — Abraham bargained with God for. the safety of the innocent (Genesis 18:20-32).

Psalm — Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me. (Psalm 138).

Second Reading — God nailed our sins to the cross of Christ (Colossians 2:12-14).

Gospel — Jesus teaches us to pray and reminds us to persevere in prayer (Luke 11:1-13).

Persevere in Prayer

"Dear Fr. Folwaczny,

I am a Little Sister of the Poor writing to you today from St. Joseph's Home in Palatine. You probably already know that our only mission is to welcome the neediest elderly into our home as we would welcome Christ himself. Our foundress, Sr. Jeanne Jugan, said, 'making the elderly happy—that is what counts!' Over the past two and a half years, this has been very challenging as our elderly residents have faced periods of quarantine and restrictions on visits with their families and friends. At one point, we even had to restrict access to our chapel, and our residents could only participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass via a closed-circuit television channel and receive communion in their rooms. Even so, the life of prayer in our home has remained vibrant, and has seen us through this difficult time.

I am writing to let you know that we will also be praying specifically for you, for the clergy and staff of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parish, and your parishioners. On Wednesday, July 6th, we prayed in a special way for the intentions of your parishioners and for the families of your parish.

In the hearts of Jesus and Mary,

Sr. Amy Marie, lsp"

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Question of the Week

When have I failed to be generous with what I have or been inhospitable to those I meet? What would lead me to be generous and hospitable?

Weekly Bulletin
Currently we are printing a condensed bulletin, but we have lots to share. You can still read the complete bulletin online any time.
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TONIGHT: Holy Hour for Life

"Bless every family and every person, that they may always experience the peace that only You can give and that nobody can take away."

All are invited to join the Respect Life and Marriage & Family ministries at our regular weekly Holy Hour tonight, Wednesday, July 20 at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary as we pray for the family unit.

One Hour Left!

Please help support our parish school, Queen of the Rosary, by eating McDonald's. Order through the drive-thru tonight Wednesday, July 20 until 7pm, and say, "I'm with Queen of the Rosary." Proceeds will benefit our parish school!

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 this Friday, July 22nd at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard Church (601 Biesterfield Road, 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.
We Are Missionary
On July 23rd and 24th, The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill will visit Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament as part of the Mission Cooperation Plan. The sisters serve in missions in Ecuador, China and South Korea, offering training and life skills for mentally and physically disabled children.

To support the Sisters, look for envelopes in church, or visit WeAreMissionary.org/give.

Christmas Fabric Needed!

While we're all enjoying Summer, our Christmas Elves are already busy sewing stockings to support the children at Mission Our Lady of Angels this Christmas season. 

If you have Christmas fabric to donate, please drop it off at the parish office: 601 Biesterfield Rd. We're open Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm.

Questions? Please contact us by e-mail or telephone at (847) 979-0901.

Building Bridges

Let's help Mundelein Seminary build a bridge to the future. Our donation of $5,000 or more (500 parishioners each donate $10) will earn Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament a memorial spot on a pillar of the new bridge. 

Follow this link to discover more.

Update from Rosary Group
Rosary Group will meed on Monday, July 25 at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard Church to avoid traffic and parking congestion with the Village's Summer Concert series.
August 4th Summer Supper
In June and July, our Good Samaritan Summer Supper crew distributed 155 meals to those in need. While we hate to see so much need, we are so proud to be a parish of service. Thank you again for all you do to continue our parish hospitality for the hungry. Our next Supper will be Thursday, August 4th and we'll be serving a Summer classic: chili dogs and chips.

First Friday Adoration

Friday, August 5th is First Friday. Adoration begins immediately following daily Mass and continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am. We hope you drop by to spend some quiet time with our Lord.

First Saturday Rosary

Saturday, August 6th is First Saturday. At Fatima, Our Lady asked us to go to confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep her company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. If we do this on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, Our Blessed Mother has promised to assist with all the graces necessary for salvation at the hour of death.

PJ Anderson Concert
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is excited to welcome beloved songwriter, performer, worship artist and storyteller, PJ Anderson, on August 21st at 1pm at St. Julian Eymard!

Teens know PJ from Catholic Heart Work Camp, and his latest album, Mercy, Mercy, debuted at #7 on iTunes. He has led thousands in worship including the Youth Rally and Mass for Life in Washington DC and World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. PJ has been praised for his unique ability to connect with listeners and says, “As a Christian songwriter, I am driven by the challenge of saying something new, thought-provoking and inspiring about God’s immense love for us.”

PJ’s genuine enthusiasm for God is refreshing and infectious. Come see, and hear, for yourself and share the love.
Journey of the Heart Season 4
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Grief Share Group, Journey of the Heart, will begin Season 4 on Wednesday, August 24th. If you have suffered a loss and are looking for a safe place to talk about sorrow and grief, please contact the parish office for more information. Nobody in our parish family grieves alone.

Follow this link and scroll down to Journey of the Heart to discover more!
Join the Parade!
Help support Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and QR School in this year's Hometown Parade!
Held on Saturday, September 17th at 2:00 pm, the 2022 Hometown Parade theme will be "Falling Into Oktoberfest" and our very own Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parishioner and Village Trustee, Nancy Czarnik, is the Grand Marshall!

Stay after the Parade for the 2022 Oktoberfest celebration which will include children's games, activities, food, drinks, live music & so much more! Make a day of it for the whole family!

We're looking for Adult Organizers and Teens to join our Parade Crew and help come up with the theme, design t-shirts, select parade-route give aways and organize and march behind the float on Parade Day. Join the crew!
Join the Crew!
Golden Wedding Anniversary
The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass is scheduled to be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral. Couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year are invited to participate.

Family Fall Fest

Save the date for October 2nd immediately following our 10:30am Mass at QR...Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish Council and Queen of the Rosary School Parents Club are teaming up to bring back the Annual Family Fall Fest! Help raise money to support our parish school while enjoying the Bears Game on a Big Screen, Pie-Eating Contest, Cookout Lunch, Bouncy House, Cake Walk, Raffles, Games and much more. 

If you are able to help with setup, running events, getting donations or baking for the Cake Walk, please follow this link to sign up.

If you are able to donate items to our Raffle & Wine Pull, please contact the parish office. Thank you!

Join the Crew!
School Report
3 & 4 Year-Old Pre-School
QR follows a comprehensive Pre-K curriculum, which includes Early Literacy Skills, Language Arts, Mathematics, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education and Music.
  • Flexible 3 and 5 day schedule
  • Full or half day options
  • Before and after school programs

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. Classes begin August 17th.

Success Starts Here!
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RE Roundup
Registration Open Now!
We are currently accepting registration for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Religious Education 2022-2023. New this year, we are consolidating all religious education classes at our parish school, Queen of the Rosary. Queen of the Rosary is located at 690 Elk Grove Blvd, next to Queen of the Rosary Church, about a mile East of St. Julian Eymard Church. We are pleased to be able to offer online registration for grades 1 through 8 once again this year.

Follow this link to discover more or register.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.
Youth Ministry Corner
On August 21st, OLBS will be hosting Christian music artist and story teller, PJ Anderson at St. Julian Eymard. Many teens are familiar with PJ from Catholic Heart Work Camp and we can't wait to see you at the concert...bring a friend, or two or three!

Our next Youth Ministry meeting will be July 17th. Hope to see you then!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
YM Meeting | Jul 17
Alexian Village | Jul 25
Alexian Village | Aug 8
Thank You Weekend | Aug 21
Summer Concert | Aug 21
Alexian Village | Aug 22
Hometown Parade | Sep 17
Events for Young Adults
Calling all Young Adults...the Tap Is Back!

Join Dr. Lynne Boughton at St. Thomas of Villanova in Palatine to discuss "Bread of the Presence/Wine Poured Out: The Eucharist and The Sin and The Covenant" on Wednesday, July 27th from 7-9pm.

Download the flyer to see all Theology on Tap Summer dates!

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!
Support the Parish
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