"To him all the prophets bear witness,
that everyone who believes in him
will receive forgiveness of sins
through his name."
~ Acts 10:43
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Peter is an eyewitness: The Lord is
risen (Acts 10:34a, 37-43).
Psalm — This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad (Psalm 118).

(1) Second Reading — All who are baptized, set your hearts in heaven (Colossians 3:1-4) or

(2) Second Reading — Christ our Passover is sacrificed; therefore let us celebrate (1 Corinthians 5:6b-8).

Gospel — Three witnesses, Mary, Peter, and John; each responds to the empty tomb (John 20:1-9) or Luke 24:1-12 (or, at an afternoon or evening Mass, Luke 24:13-35).
Easter Changes Everything
Easter changes everything. Having been raised from the dead, Jesus shatters the frightful images that haunt humanity. Betrayal, torture, crucifixion, death, burial—these terrors pale in the brilliant glory of Jesus resurrected.

Sunday’s psalm guides our response to God’s power: “it is wonderful in our eyes.” Sunday is indeed a day for wonder, for gasping in astonishment at Jesus’ resurrection. For all of human history, death had been final. In the Acts of the Apostles, though, Peter testifies that Jesus, who was publicly executed, was raised to life by God. John’s Gospel admits that the disciples “did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.”

Even Jesus’ closest friends were not expecting this innovation: life after death. In response to the Easter miracle, Paul tells us to become “a fresh batch of dough.” Everything, even our very selves, must become new. Easter changes everything.

But, there can be no Easter without Good Friday. Please keep reading for a list of the events and liturgies here at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament intended to help us enter more deeply in the Sacred Paschal Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. Easter changes everything.
Seven Last Words of Christ
As we journey through Holy Week and consider the magnitude of Jesus' sacrifice for us, join us for song, scripture and reflection on The Seven Last Words of Christ as he lay dying on the cross for our salvation. Traditionally celebrated on Good Friday, this time of reflection and song will help us enter more deeply into the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

This special evening is presented by the Music and Liturgical Ministries tonight, Tuesday, April 12th, at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard.
Group Rosary Prayer
Please note, Group Rosary Prayer has been moved to a special time of 6pm tonight, Tuesday, April 12th, to accommodate the presentation of the Seven Last Words of Christ.

The Rosary is prayed weekly on Tuesdays at St. Julian Eymard. To learn more, please visit our website or contact the parish office.
Two opportunities remain for Reconciliation before Easter.
  • Wednesday, April 13th at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary, Holy Hour with Reconciliation.
  • Holy Saturday, April 16th, Noon at St. Julian, Reconciliation.

Please note, Fr. Dan and Fr. Louis will make every attempt to hear all Confessions, but lines have been long. Please arrive early.
Morning Prayer
In lieu of Daily Mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, we will have Morning Prayer. All are invited to join us in person. Schedule as follows:
  • Holy Thursday, April 14th at 8:15am at Queen of the Rosary.
  • Good Friday, April 15th at 8:15am at St. Julian Eymard.
  • Holy Saturday, April 16th at 8:15am at Queen of the Rosary.
Living Stations of the Cross
During Lent, and especially Holy Week, we recall how God so loved the world that he sacrificed his only Son. We walk the "way of the cross" to remember how Jesus took on the sins of the world and opened the gates of Heaven for us. This week, on Good Friday, April 15th at 6pm, all are invited to join Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Youth Ministry as they present Living Stations of the Cross at St. Julian Eymard.

If you are unable to join us live, this program will be live-streamed to our Facebook Page.
Blessing of the Easter Baskets
While your family likely has its own traditions on how to decorate the basket or which foods to include, one thing is universal—the Blessing of Easter Food Baskets is a cherished family tradition at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

All are invited to join us on Holy Saturday, April 16th, at 10:30am and St. Julian Eymard for Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets.
Easter Schedule
Jesus paid it all—for us. Then He defied death itself and rose from the grave! We look forward to celebrating his passion and triumph with you and your family this Paschal Triduum. Will you and your family join us?
  • Holy Thursday of the Lord's Supper, April 14th a 7pm at St. Julian Eymard.
  • Friday of the Lord's Passion, April 15th at 3pm at Queen of the Rosary.
  • Saturday Easter Vigil Mass, April 16th at 7:30pm at Queen of the Rosary.
  • Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord at 9am at St. Julian Eymard and 10:30am at Queen of the Rosary.

Follow this link to view our complete Lent & Easter schedule and mark your calendar to join us for one or more of these upcoming services.
A few slots remain if you would like to help as an Altar Server during Holy Week or the Sacred Pashal Triduum. Follow this link to sign-up!
Please look for collection bins in our vestibules, and download the flyer for a list of the most-needed items.
Parish Alms Giving Project
We are supporting Mercy Home for Boys & Girls this year for our Parish Alms Giving Project. Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has provided children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures. It gives children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support, and career guidance. Follow this link to discover more.
Music Notes
Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm at SJE, Seven Last Words of Christ.

Holy Week and Easter
Music Ministry has invited special musical guests throughout Holy Week and has arranged a Brass Quartet for Easter Sunday plus the Charismatic Music Group along with the Handbell Choir at the 10:30am Easter Sunday Mass. All are invited!
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!
April Winter Supper
With Easter approaching, we definitely sense that Spring is here, but we have one more Winter Supper to finish out the Season on Wednesday, April 20th! Thank you for your generosity all year round in helping to feed our neighbors in need by supporting the Good Samaritan Ministry Catholic Charities Dinners and Summer and Winter Suppers.

Please follow this link if you are able to shop, cook, prep or pack for the Winter Supper on April 20th!
Lectio Evangelization
Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

When: Thursdays, April 21st through June 23, 2022, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Join us via Zoom or in person at Shea Hall, St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Rd, Elk Grove Village. 

Cost: Due to our new parish Formed.org subscription, this Bible study will be free if you want to use the online study guide. Physical books are available at the parish office for $10.
Birdies, Bogeys and a Bite
Join the Men's Club for a meet 'n greet in Shea Hall following the 5pm Mass on Saturday, April 23rd at St. Julian Eymard. Enjoy pizza and soda with fellow duffers, take some early Spring swings on the golf simulator or just join for the fellowship. All are invited! 
Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus, I Trust in You!

"I will pour out a whole ocean of graces up on souls who will approach the fount of My Mercy..."

All are invited to join us on Sunday, April 24th at 2:30pm at Queen of the Rosary for Divine Mercy Sunday. This Word Service will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet accompanied by spoken and sung prayer.
Pancake Breakfast
We're serving up pancakes and sausage for the parish, and this time around you'll have your choice of sit-down or take-out! Drop by Shea Hall at St. Julian Eymard on Sunday, April 24th between 9 and 11:30am and grab breakfast for yourself or the whole family.

Your donation will help send our teens on their Summer Mission Trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp in Montague, Michigan.
Journey of the Heart Season 3
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Grief Share Group, Journey of the Heart, will begin Season 3 on Tuesday, April 26th. 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!
Stay Tuned
Whether you joined the listening workshop or provided a feedback or both, thank you for participating in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Listening Event for the Synod on Synodality. We are in process of completing a Synthesis Report in order to lift our community's feedback up to the Archdiocese of Chicago. Stay tuned for more information!
School Report
Support QR School with Tax Credit Scholarships—It's a Win-Win!
Looking for a way to decrease your Illinois state income taxes by 75%, while also helping fund scholarships for students to attend Queen of the Rosary School? Make a donation to the Illinois tax credit scholarship program, and help provide eligible students with need-based scholarships that will allow them to attend Queen of the Rosary School.

Last year, at Queen of the Rosary School we were pleased to be able to fund six scholarships! However, five students were left on the waiting list. This year, with your help, we hope to be able to raise enough funds to offer a scholarship to every child on the list.

By contributing through the Illinois Invest in Kids program you can make the lifelong advantage of a Queen of the Rosary School education possible.

For more information, please contact the school office, 847-437-3322, or the archdiocese’s Tax Credit Scholarship Office at tcs@archchicago.org or 312.534.2617
7th grade science practices extracting DNA by working on a strawberry.

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RE Roundup
REMINDER: Registrations due by May 27th to insure your child reserves a spot and receives a t-shirt!

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.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.

Wishing all of our Religious Education families a Happy Easter!
CLW resumes on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 24th, at QR at the 10:30am Mass. We invite everyone, young and more mature, to celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord together in church on Easter Sunday!

And don't forget to look for the coat rack with the blue drawstring Activity Bags in the vestibule at each church. Children are invited to grab a bag to enjoy learning the Rosary, reading, coloring or working on faith-based puzzles/activities during Mass. Return bags to the coat rack before you leave!

Please check our parish calendar for the full Sunday schedule!
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
Thank you to all of our OLBS (including QR School) teens for helping to present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. The dress rehearsal was powerful and moving and brought some of our adult volunteers to tears. Please join us!

Also, if you have not already done so, please sign up to help serve at the April 24 Pancake Breakfast. This will be our last big fundraiser before we head to Montague, Michigan this Summer for Catholic Heart Work Camp! And reminder, if you have not previously paid your $100 deposit, your spot is not secure and you must contact Mr. Van right away!
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Living Stations | Apr 15
Alexian Village | Apr 28
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Are you looking for the right path through the challenges and changes in your life? Do you wish to do God’s Will, but don’t know how? God wills only good things for us, and according to the great Saints, uniformity with His Will is the simple secret to holiness and peace. 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.
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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