God’s dwelling is with the human race."
~ Revelation 21:3
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, spreading the faith and unifying the churches (Acts 14:21-27).

Psalm — I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God (Psalm 145).

Second Reading — John’s vision of God dwelling with the human race (Revelation 21:1-5a).

Gospel — As Jesus has loved us, so we must love one another (John 13:31-33a, 34-35).
Making All Things New
Although we are five full weeks into the celebration of Easter, Sunday’s readings focus on newness. Our Easter food leftovers may be long gone, but the readings insist on every moment’s freshness in the risen Jesus.

The Acts of the Apostles depicts Paul and Barnabas reflecting on all the innovative work that God has done with them. They have traveled hundreds of miles, introducing faith in Jesus Christ to all who listen, even Gentiles. For the dutiful Jewish scholar Paul, preaching to Gentiles is a completely unique development. Jesus calls Paul, and us, not to be afraid of new challenges: as John the Evangelist reports in Revelation, Jesus promises to “make all things new.”

In the Gospel reading, Jesus even gives us a new commandment. The Hebrew Scriptures overflow with commandments, but Jesus knows we need one more, perfect mission: “love one another.”
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!
Feast Day Celebrations
Plans are underway to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament on May 13, 2022. We hope you have been enjoying the events leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament so far. Please join us for the following:
  • Rosary & Novena Prayer. Tonight and Thursday night at 6:30pm at Queen of the Rosary, the Choir Groups and Wednesday Morning Bible Study conclude our Novena Prayer to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
  • Marian Holy Hour. Tonight, Wednesday, May 11 at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary our Marian Holy Hour will include Adoration, Reconciliation and Evening Prayer and Hymns.
  • Consecration Mass. Friday evening, May 13th at 6pm at St. Julian, Bishop Rassas will join us to celebrate our Parish Consecration Mass. All are invited to stay for fellowship immediately following Mass.
  • Pilgrimage to Holy Hill. On Saturday, May 14, we will journey to Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians. The bus will depart from St. Julian Eymard parking lot at 8am on Saturday, May 14th, and return at approximately 5:00pm. There is still time to sign up!
If you would like to volunteer to help at any of the events, please contact the parish office to learn more (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org.
School Advisory Board Opportunity
Did you know that QR School is the largest ministry of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish? And we need you!

The School Advisory Board is seeking at least two new members beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. We are looking for applications to be returned by Friday, May 13th to our principal, Ms. McGinn.

School Board membership is open to individuals 21 years of age or older. School Board members should be Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parishioners, QR School alums or parents or guardians of QR School students and alums.

Please prayerfully consider this opportunity and raise your hand to share your time, treasure and talent. Follow this link to discover more.
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.
Our Support Saves
TLC Pregnancy Services. Our support saves. TLC is a multi-service facility reaching out to the community with the love of Christ, bringing light to the darkness. They provide free medical, material, emotional & spiritual support to local women facing unplanned pregnancy situations. Financial and in-kind gifts have helped TLC not only keep its doors open during this challenging time, but expand to 3 locations and a mobile unit. They are reaching more women than ever.
More Than 10,000 Lives Saved
Illinois Right to Life. More than 10,000 lives saved, and they’re just getting started! A non-profit using a grass-roots approach to creating a culture of life in Illinois through education, research, legislation and support to men and women in unplanned or crisis pregnancy situations. Project Love is a grant program of Illinois Right to Life, founded in 1996 by the late Mary Bliss to support women through unplanned or crisis pregnancies. Many grant recipients are facing eviction, large medical bills, or are about to have their heat or water shut off. Project Love extends a helping hand to those families in need
Write Congress
In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Senate has scheduled another vote on the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, S. 4132. Among other extreme actions, this bill would:

  • Impose abortion on demand nationwide throughout every stage of pregnancy  
  • Eliminate existing pro-life laws nationally AND in every state and local government 
  • Force Americans to financially support abortions in the U.S. & abroad
  • Likely force health care providers to participate in abortions against their beliefs
  • Likely force employers and insurers to cover or pay for abortion

The Matter of Life
The Matter of Life steps into the topic of abortion with tasteful reality and loving grace. Featuring the stories of women, former abortion clinic workers, historians, religious workers, pro-life atheists, and many more, The Matter of Life stresses entering this conversation with understanding, love, and support. Doing so is critical to save the lives of the unborn and to care for the women who carry them.

This award-winning film is changing hearts and saving lives and will be in select theaters nationwide May 16th and 17th only. Tickets are available now. Get Your Tickets Today!
Seating at St. Julian
During the height of the COVID Pandemic, we added chairs around the perimeter of the church at St. Julian Eymard to help with seating. Though the capacity, spacing and masking restrictions of the pandemic have been lifted, we have kept the chairs in place to help with seating for larger gatherings such as Easter and First Communion. However, over the last several weeks, we have noticed many open spaces in the pews and so will be removing the extra chairs against the wall after this Sunday. We thank you for your understanding!
Sip 'n Slice with the Women's Club
The Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Women's Club is hosting an Open House on Friday, May 20th from 7-9pm in Shea Hall. All the women of the parish are invited to drop by and enjoy a Sip 'n Slice with the Women's Club!

Though drop-ins are very welcome, please follow this link to sign up and let us know how many we will be to make sure we have enough pies for everyone. Thank you, we can't wait to see you!
If you have trouble using our electronic sign-up, please call the parish office (847) 979-0901.
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.
Music Notes
Adult Choir & Children's Choir will help lead sung prayer at the Consecration Mass this Friday, May 13th at 6pm at SJE.

Charismatic Music Group will lead sung prayer at the 10:30am Mass at QR this Sunday, May 15th and at the 9:15am Mass at SJE on Sunday, June 19th.

All choir groups will take July and parto of August off to enjoy the Summer with family and friends. Rehearsals will resume in August. Stay tuned for dates!
Save the Date!
We have more opportunity for faith and fellowship coming in June. You won't want to miss these events:

Spring BINGO | 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
Last call for Sponsorships!

Track-A-Thon has become a highly-anticipated day of fun and celebration for students, teachers and staff alike. It is also one of the school's major annual fundraisers. Enthusiasm for the event, both beforehand in collecting pledges and on the track, is a testament to student's dedication to our parish school.

Thank you to everyone who has already pledged support by becoming a Corporate or Family sponsor. There's still time to help! For students in K-8th grade, we're using the website MyBooster to track pledges for each student.

Please contact the school (847) 437-3322 or
parish (847) 979-0901 offices for more information.
RE Roundup
Please keep the following students in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate Confirmation this Sunday at Queen of the Rosary with Bishop Grob:

Joseph A., Claire A., Uriel A., Jacob B., Charlie B., Peter B., Anthony C., Eric D., Nathan D., Sophia D., Gianna D., Daniel E., Olivia E., Courtney F., Louie F., Mary F., Etana G., John H., Courtney J., Evan K., Darien K., Nathan K., Brooke L., Sophia M., Reagan M., Ivan M., Isabel M., Nathan N., Melanie O., Ryan O., Immacolata P., Jonas R., Sophia R., Caylee S. Zoe S., Tala S., Bianca S., Annabella S., Honor S., Ryan T., Antonio T., Giulia U., Grace V., Reese W., Joshua Y., Owen Y., Carlos Z.

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 | May 9
Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament | May 13
Alexian Village | May 23
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Happy Birthday YCP Chicago...
Join YCP Chicago as they celebrate their 6th birthday! They will have a special Mass on Monday, May 23rd at 6:15pm at Old St. Patrick's with a reception to follow at 625 W Adams until 8:45pm. Appetizers and drinks will be provided! 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

Daily Prayer. Expand Daily Prayer to signup to receive daily prayer delivered right to your inbox.

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.

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