"I have made you a light to the Gentiles,
that you may be an instrument of salvation
to the ends of the earth."
~ Acts 13:47b
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The Jews angrily reject Paul and Barnabas’ preaching. They then turn their energies to the Gentiles (Acts 13:14, 43-52).

Psalm — We are his people, the sheep of his flock (Psalm 100).

Second Reading — John envisions a great white-robed multitude standing before the throne and before the Lamb. (Revelation 7:9, 14b-17).

Gospel — My sheep hear my voice; they follow me. I give them eternal life (John 10:27-30).
Foretaste of Paradise
Throughout Easter Time, the Church rejoices with Jesus, risen from the dead. Our readings on this Fourth Sunday of Easter celebrate our instinct to come together in joy, worshiping in church.

While private prayer nourishes our individual relationship with the Lord, community prayer is a foretaste of paradise. The book of Revelation depicts a “great multitude” worshiping God “day and night in his temple.” Our churches on Easter Sunday often reflect this happy multitude, filling the pews to bursting.

Four Sundays into the festive season, we are encouraged to keep praising God together. In the Acts of the Apostles, Paul and Barnabas demonstrate their instinct to worship with their faith community each Sabbath, dutifully taking their seats in the synagogue. In the Gospel, Jesus calls us his sheep and reminds us why coming together as a flock is so important: uniting in community, we imitate the unity of God.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
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 will join us for one or more, or all, of these exciting events honoring Our Lady:
  • May Crowning (2nd and 3rd graders having just made their First Communion are invited to help crown Our Blessed Mother at all Masses this Sunday
  • All are invited on Monday, May 9 at 7pm to join Fr. Jim Presta, Marian Scholar and pastor at St. Emily Parish, for an evening about Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Acts of Mercy Service Projects
  • At-home Consecration
  • Pilgrimage to nearby Marian Shrine (registration required, follow link to discover more and sign up)
  • Adding Marian flowers to our gardens (review the Wish List to help!)
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Novena and Rosary Prayer (begins tonight at Queen of the Rosary...pick up a schedule in our vestibules or check schedule here)
  • Special Consecration Mass celebrated by Bishop Rassas
  • And more...
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.
Elk Grove Prayer for Peace Gathering
Please join the faithful in Elk Grove Village for a group Prayer for Peace that will take place tomorrow, Thursday morning, May 5 from 7:30-8:00 a.m. at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 1045 S. Arlington Heights Road, EGV. 

The Elk Grove Inter-Faith Council is sponsoring this gathering, and everyone is invited to attend.
Please come to add your voice in prayer for world peace, especially in Ukraine, in our nation, state and city, and in our own local community. Beverages, fruit, and rolls will be served immediately after the prayer session.
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.
We Are the Face of Hope
Catholic Charities. We are the face of hope! Did you know that every 30 seconds someone comes to Catholic Charities in need of help? Established in 1917, Catholic Charities Chicago is one of the largest non-profit, social services agencies in the Midwest. They operate 153 programs from 150 locations across Cook and Lake Counties to help those most in need without regard to race, religion or background.

On Mother's Day, May 8th, we will take up a second collection to support Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Please prayerfully consider giving generously to support their important work or follow this link to donate directly. Thank you!
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.
Summer Suppers Return!
As we move toward May we look forward to warmer, sunnier weather and with that the arrival of our first Summer Supper of the season! As we transition back to Summer Suppers, we will still be feeding PADS guests housed in local hotels. We will also re-open our Summer drive-through lanes on Thursday, May 5th from 6:30 to 7:30pm at St. Julian Eymard. Please check the sign up carefully for food quantities, descriptions and volunteer roles. Thank you again for your generosity. We know that we would not be able to continue our parish outreach ministry without you!

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:

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

First Fridays following 8:15am morning Mass at St. Julian Eymard. Adoration continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am. The next First Friday is May 6th.
Celebrate Mom!
The Respect Life Ministry will be selling beautiful bouquets to honor Mom and benefit The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland before and after all Masses this weekend. Look for tables in our vestibules where you will be able to choose from:
  • Little Lamb. Assorted mini bouquets for $10/each.
  • Queen of the May. 12 stems of colorful Spring flowers for $20/each.
  • Heart of the Home. 13 stems of colorful Spring flowers for $30/each.
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!
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.
Death of Rev Robert Ebrom
Rev. Robert L. Ebrom, 76, ordination class of 1971, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022. Father Ebrom served at several parishes including St. Cletus and All Saints/St. Anthony. Father was a faculty member at Quigley Preparatory, South Side and St. Rita of Cascia High School.

Please contact the parish office if you would like the wake and funeral information.
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!

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.
Music Notes
"Those who sing pray twice." - St. Augustine

As we build the community of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament we are beginning to see—and hear—some exciting new developments and even some new traditions taking shape. One thing you may notice is that our Music Ministry consists of some old familiar Mass settings and hymns as well as some new ones. We invite everyone in the congregation to sing along, so please pick up a hymnal if you are not familiar with the settings or the lyrics. In particular, you may find the words to the Gloria on the first page inside the cover of the blue Gather hymnals or on page 6 of the Breaking Bread 2022 hymnals.

Some may argue, "I can't sing," or "I sing terribly" or "I only sing in the shower." But, have you ever been to a birthday party when everyone belts out "Happy Birthday" in full voice? It sounds amazing! Have you ever heard what happens when more than 20,000 fans sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th Inning Stretch or "Go Cubs Go" after a win, at the top of their lungs? The gathering of the Assembly in God's House should be no different! The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, a document of the Church, states it well: 

"Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that fully conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as "a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people (1 Pet. 2:9; cf. 2:4-5), is their right and duty by reason of their baptism. -CSL #14.

So, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, lift up your voice and help us make a joyous noise! Our Sunday celebrations are bigger than birthdays and baseball games. Our songs of prayer and praise honor the One who is the Savior of the world. If that isn't something to sing about, we don't know what else is!
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.

We invite everyone to consider supporting this event, either through a Corporate or Family Sponsorship. Please turn in your form by tomorrow, Thursday, May 5th!

All sponsors will receive recognition on participant shirts, event signage, the school website and in the parish bulletin and eNews.
Please contact the school (847) 437-3322 or
parish (847) 979-0901 offices for more information.
RE Roundup
Though we honor Our Blessed Mother all year long, in May we honor Mary, the Mother of God as the "Queen of May." Calling all 2nd and 3rd graders who just celebrated First Holy Communion. We invite you back this Sunday to help us crown Our Blessed Mother at each Sunday Mass. Please wear your First Communion attire and follow this link to sign up!

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.
Children's Liturgy of the Word has concluded for this school year. CLW will return in September and we can't wait to see you then. We wish all of our OLBS families a happy, healthy and safe Summer!
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
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

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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.

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.
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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