"The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?"
~ Psalm 27:1
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The Lord made a covenant with his faithful servant, Abram, saying, “To your descendants I give this land” (Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18).

Psalm — The Lord is my light and my salvation
(Psalm 27).

Second Reading — We await the Lord Jesus, who will change us to conform with his glorified body
(Philippians 3:17 — 4:1 [3:20 — 4:1]).

Gospel — Peter, James, and John witness the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain (Luke 9:28b-36).
A Glimpse of God
Have you ever had a glimpse of God? Perhaps you perceived God’s presence in a quiet moment of prayer, a tender conversation with a loved one, or a difficult situation that was resolved unexpectedly. Peter, James, and John in today’s Gospel were given a glimpse of Christ’s glory on the mountain, as Jesus was transfigured before them. Abram put his faith in God and saw God’s power in a wondrous sign of covenant love. We have the promise of eternal life with God in heaven. This promise brings with it responsibility, as people who are called to live as Christ’s very own in the world. Lent is the perfect time to resolve to listen more attentively to the Lord and follow God’s ways, assured that in doing so, we put our faith in the one, true, and faithful God.
Spring Forward!
Daylight Savings Time begins with the second Sunday of March. This Sunday, March 13 at 2:00 a.m., clocks are turned forward one hour. While we may "lose" an hour, daylight savings time gives us an extra hour of daylight during the warmer weather!
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!
Pope Francis' Prayer for Peace
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!

We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain.

Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!"; "With war everything is lost". Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.

Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words "division", "hatred" and "war" be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother", and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

Music Notes
Sunday, March 13 at the 9:15am Mass at SJE, the Charismatic Music Group will lead sung prayer with praise and worship. Please join us about 15 minutes ahead of Mass for prelude music to help get in touch with the Spirit.

Lenten Concert
At 2:30pm this Sunday, March 13, join us for an afternoon of music for the human voice at St. Julian Eymard Church. As we strive to open our hearts and be better disciples throughout Lent, let music for Vocal Quartet transport us to a different dimension of sound and prayer.

Sunday, March 20, at the 10:30am Mass at QR, the Adult Choir will lead sung prayer.

Sunday, March 27, at the 10:30am Mass at QR, the Handbell Choir will join cantor and accompanist in leading sung prayer.
Parish Lenten Mission
Each year the Parish Lenten Mission provides an opportunity for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to come together and deepen or reawaken our faith. Educator, speaker, author and parishioner, Joe Bush, will lead this year’s Lenten Mission “God Works for the Good.”

All are invited this Monday through Wednesday, March 14, 15 and 16 from 7 to 9:00pm at St. Julian as we seek to discern God’s call for us:

Monday evening will conclude with an introduction to ministry and a Ministry Fair in Shea Hall.

Tuesday evening will include our Lenten Reconciliation Service with an opportunity for private confession.

Wednesday evening will tie everything together including Adoration and quiet time with our Lord followed by fellowship.

Follow this link to discover more.
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. Every Friday during Lent our Ministry groups will take turns leading Stations of the Cross. This Friday, March 11th at 6pm at Queen of the Rosary, Respect Life Ministry leads.
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.
Feedback Requested
Pope Francis believes that only the entire people of God journeying together can answer the question, “What is the Holy Spirit saying to the church today?”

Like parishes across the globe, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament recently hosted a parish listening event. Early take aways from the Listening Workshop were invitation, inclusivity and a more grounded sacramental life. But, it's still important that we hear from parishioners from all walks of life, all ages, and at all different stages of their relationship with the church.

Annual Catholic Appeal
There's still time to join us in supporting our parish's vital work through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Please consider giving today at annualcatholicappeal.com.

And please remember that once we reach our Appeal goal, donations are returned to the parish in the form of a rebate. Last year's Appeal rebate was recently received and work has begun to upgrade the sound systems at Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard. We look forward to building on that work to also make our live-streaming equipment at both worship sites like new again with this year's rebate.
If you have any questions about the Annual Catholic Appeal or the parish rebate, Fr. Dan would be happy to speak with you.

You may follow this link to quickly schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan by phone, Zoom or in person.
School Report
Mark your calendars for Fun Lunch Day on March 18th!

The menu this month is Grilled Cheese, Pasta Marinara & Roll, chips, apple slices, and a brownie. Please note that a drink is not provided. Students who ordered milk for the year will receive their milk. All other students will need to provide their own drinks.

All ordering and payment are through Buona Beef's online hot lunch site. Ordering is now open. Orders must be placed and paid for on or before March 15th.

Spring Break begins with the close of school on March 18th!
RE Roundup
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.

Reminder for all RE classes...don't forget to bring your rosaries and workbooks to class each week.
This Sunday, March 13, CLW will be at the 10:30am Mass at QR.

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. We had a great first rehearsal this past weekend, and will continue rehearsing on Sundays from 3 to 4:30pm at St. Julian Eymard. The next rehearsal is this Sunday, March 13th from 3 to 4:30pm.
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Mar 14
Next Meeting | Mar 20
Alexian Village | Mar 28
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Living Stations | Apr 15
Pancake Breakfast | Apr 24
Alexian Village | Apr 28
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Calling all Young Adults to celebrate Lent with YAM-NW! Fridays, Stations of the Cross. Visit Facebook.com/groups/YAMNWC for parishes and times.

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, starting in mid-January, 2022.
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:

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  • 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.

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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