"Take care to guard against all greed,

for though one may be rich,

one's life does not consist of possessions."

~ Luke 12:15

Eighteenth Sunday Readings:

First Reading — All things are vanity! (Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23).

Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts. (Psalm 90).

Second Reading — In Christ you have died. In Christ you have been raised up (Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11).

Gospel — Avoid greed in all its forms (Luke 12:13-21).

The Kingdom of God Is In Our Midst

Between now and the Feast of Christ the King on Nov. 20, we will hear about some of the people Jesus encounters who help us understand what it means to believe that “the kingdom of God is in our midst.” As Jesus meets various people, he calls them and us as we hear their stories to discover what God is doing within their midst, within the limited circumstances and imperfect relationships of human life.

These are ordinary people familiar to us: the forgiving father, Zaccheus, Mary and Martha, the Good Samaritan, all of whom reveal how God is acting in the world through them and in the present. It’s the kind of thing I saw [in my recent travels]. Ordinary people who were doing their best in the moment, thereby revealing the way God acts with tenderness and mercy toward all his children.

Pay attention over these weeks to the promptings of Christ to let the kingdom of God break forth in the world as we respond to the challenges in the ordinary circumstances of our lives, in the imperfect relationships, in the daily demands and limited situations we face each day.

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for those very special acts of charity and endearing kindness in our daily lives that remind us the kingdom of God is in our midst.

Read the full reflection from Cardinal Cupich.

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Question of the Week

Where do I find my wealth? How do I regard and handle my material wealth?

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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Welcome to the team!

Please join me in welcoming John Maher to our parish leadership team. John resides in Mount Prospect with his wife, Jill, and their two children. He is a lifelong member of St. Raymond de Penafort where he and Jill are active in the parish community. John is also active in the school community, serving twice on the School Advisory Board and most recently completing a term as President of the Athletic Board. His children are following in John's footsteps at St. Raymond de Penafort Catholic School, where his son recently graduated and his daughter will soon do the same.

John retired from a career in the law in 2019, and wanting to invest more in his faith soon joined Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish in Westchester where he served as Operations Director. He joins Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament as Operations Director where he will oversee facilities and back office operations.

When you see John around campus, please give him a warm Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament welcome.

— Fr. Dan

Parish Mass Greeter "Booster" Training

Calling all liturgy volunteers, especially Greeters and Ushers!

There is an art and a science to radical hospitality. Join us for a training session that will unpack the spirituality of hospitality and share best practices to help bring our hospitality to the next level.

Please join us in Shea Hall this Tuesday, August 2nd from 6:30 to 8:30pm where we will enjoy some fellowship and join the workshop as a team.

— Fr. Dan and The Welcome Home Coodinators

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.

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.

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.

First Friday Adoration

Friday, August 5th is First Friday. Adoration begins immediately following 8:15am daily Mass (approximately 8:45am) 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.

Rise & Dine!

Please join Project Love for the 13th Annual Rise & Dine Breakfast!

When: Saturday, August 6th | 10am

Where: Avalon Banquets, Elk Grove Village

Founded in 1996 by the late Mary Bliss out of her love and concern for pregnant women in difficult situations, Project Love is the charitable outreach of Illinois Right to Life. Project Love’s mission is to support pregnant women and new mothers in a financial crisis by providing grants for rent, utility bills or other necessities.

Follow this link to discover more and buy tickets.

Join our very own Fr. Dan, who  will say opening and closing prayers for this breakfast.

It's been a very busy Summer for our Grounds & Garden Club! Enjoy this short video sharing updates of the various outdoor spaces around Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Stay tuned for more landscaping at both QR and SJE in the Fall.

Follow this link to discover more, or to join the Club, contact our parish office at (847) 979-0901.

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 ministries, including our 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!

Einstein and Aquinas walked into a bar...and you should join them on Wednesday, August 3rd 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.

Volunteer to serve at Mass as:

Adult Greeter/Usher

Youth Altar Server

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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