"When you hold a banquet,

invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind."

~ Luke 14:13

Twenty-second Sunday Readings:

First Reading — Ancient wisdom insists that the more humble we are, the greater we are (Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29).

Psalm — God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor (Psalm 68).

Second Reading — Far from frightening, our encounter with God will be like a glorious holiday (Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a).

Gospel — Jesus presents his own version of table manners (Luke 14:1, 7-14).

Feet On the Ground

The Book of Sirach, this Sunday’s first reading, sounds a fundamental motif of the Bible: “My child, conduct your affairs with humility and you will be loved more than a giver of gifts.”

Humility may not be a prized virtue for a lot of people today. It conjures up deference, inhibition and perhaps signals a lack of ambition or self-confidence. Yet for the Bible and for Jesus himself, humility is a strong virtue to be sought.

I think most of us are repelled by arrogance, by attitudes that seem to despise others while being self-congratulatory. Being a follower of Jesus means living and acknowledging the truth about ourselves that we are children of God, made in God’s own likeness.

That life is a pure gift. Like the God who sustains us, we are to reach out to those in need, our fellow human beings, and welcome them.

This Scripture reflection is reprinted from the Aug. 25, 2019, issue. Follow this link o read the complete reflection from Fr. Donald Senior, CP.

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Question of the Week

Whom can I welcome into my life who is unlikely to be able to repay me and how can I do so?

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Weekly Bulletin
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Building Bridges

Mundelein Seminary has given us so much, having ordained more than 4000 to the priesthood in more than 40 diocese. Fr. Dan and former pastors from both Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian were ordained at Mundelein, and Fr. Louis has also studied there.

Let's help the Seminary continue building bridges to the future. Our donation of $5,000 or more (500 parishioners each donate $10) will not only help toward the replacement of the main entrance bridge, but earn Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament a memorial spot on a pillar of the new bridge. 

Follow this link to discover more. To donate, you may look for the blue envelopes in our vestibules or contact the parish office.

Parents Volleyball Night

Come out and play some volleyball to support our school, this Friday, August 26th from 6:30 to 11pm at Queen of the Roary School. Sign up as an individual or team, $10 per player. A few spots still remain. Sponsored by QR Boosters!

  • 21 and Older Event
  • Bring your own food and drink
  • RSVP to the parish office c/o Cheri Cage

Healing, Hope & Hospitality

Our theme for this pastoral year is Healing, Hope & Hospitality. Fr. Dan invites all ministry leaders to Mass and a Morning of Reflection this Saturday, August 27th. Join Fr. Dan and fellow ministry leaders to discuss this theme and share examples of how you may help us bring Healing, Hope & Hospitality to our parish and the larger community through your ministry.

We will move daily Mass to St. Julian at 8:15am on Saturday, August 27th. All are invited, but if possible, please try to have at least one representative from your ministry attend.

Continental breakfast will be provided. To help with planning, please follow this link to let us know how many from your ministry will be attending.

Bring Healing, Hope & Hospitality
Join the Parade!

Attention, Parade Crew, our planning meeting is set for Monday, August 29th at 7pm in SJE Shea Hall. Bring your friends and your great ideas for what this year's float could be!

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!

Join the Crew!

Music Notes

With the beginning of a new church year, we welcome back our various choir groups to help lead sung prayer at Sunday and holy day liturgies.

Adult Choir begins rehearsal on Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard. All are invited.

Kid's Choir begins rehearsal on Wednesday, September 7th at 2:45pm at Queen of the Rosary. All 3rd through 8th Graders are invited. Parental authorization is required for all youth participating in Kid's Choir. Please download, complete and return the Permission Slip by August 31st to either the parish office (SJE, 601 Biesterfield Road) or Queen of the Rosary School Office (690 Elk Grove Blvd) c/o Kid's Choir.

Help us make a joyful noise!

September 1st Summer Supper

We continue to be humbled by the need we see at our monthly outreach with Catholic Charities and Journeys/PADS Meals. And we continue to be grateful for the generosity of OLBS parishioners to help feed those in need. Your generous donations to the Poor Box and to our Supper program have fed approximately 200 neighbors in need since May.

Our next Summer Supper is set for September 1st, and we're planning a meal fit for Oktoberfest. Please follow this link if you are able to shop, cook, prep or pack for this Supper.

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

This annual day, established by Pope Francis in 2015, is an opportunity to pray, reflect and act to care for God’s creation. All of us pray today for better stewardship of the Earth.

"The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvelous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live." —Pope Francis in his announcement for the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

Happy Labor Day

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Wishing all of our parish family a happy, healthy and safe Labor Day!

Family Fall Fest

Plans are underway for this year's Family Fall Fest*, brought to you by Parish Council and Parents Club! Save the date for October 2nd, following the 10:30am Mass at Queen of the Rosary.

If you are able to donate restaurant gift cards or 750ML bottles of wine to our Wine & Dine, please drop off at the parish office (St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Road).

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.

*In lieu of a parish picnic, this year our Parish Council is joining forces with our Parents Club to host the parish's first-ever Family Fall Fest!

Join the Crew!

Journey of the Heart

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Grief Share Group, Journey of the Heart, will begin Season on Monday, October 10th. 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!

Awesome People Read Books!

Save the date! Book Club returns from Summer Break on Monday, September 12th. The first book up is No Turning Back by Donald Calloway. It is an autobiography of a man who converted to Catholicism and become a priest. He was living a life of crime before his conversion. The book is 266 pages, and we may split discussion across two months. Connie G. says, "I read the first few chapters so far and had trouble putting it down."

This book is available on Amazon: Kindle version is $6.95, but if you're traditional, paperbacks are available for $13.95. Please let the parish office know by August 6th if you need a copy ordered.

Movie Night with Men's Group and Respect Life Ministry

When: Monday, September 12th, 7pm

Where: Marcus Cinema, Addison, IL

Cost: $12.50 per ticket

Based on a true story, the movie centers on a young woman who rejects abortion and gives up her baby for adoption, and how she meets her son 18 years later. Follow this link for more details.

We will be purchasing tickets in a block. If you would like to sit with the group, please contact the parish office at (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org by September 8th to reserve your ticket.

Ministry of Care Fall Training

Ministers of Care Needed! If you feel called to bring the healing presence of Jesus Christ to our homebound parishioners, please prayerfully consider joining the Fall training. Full participation in both Saturdays will fulfill Archdiocesan requirements for mandation.

When: Saturday, September 17th & September 24th, 9am to 3pm

Where: St. Francis de Sales Ministry Centr, 135 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich, IL


Saturday, September 17th

9-10:45am - Spirituality in the Ministry

11-12:30pm - The Experience of Suffering

1-2:45pm - Ministerial Procedures

2:50-3pm: Wrap-up and Closing Prayer

Saturday, September 24th

9-10:45am - Pastoral Communication Skills

11-12:30pm - Prayer in Care Ministry

1-2:45pm - Theology of the Eucharist (with Msgr. John Canary)

2:45-3pm - Closing prayer, blessing and sending forth

Continental breakfast and beverages will be provided by St. Francis de Sales. Please bring your own brown-bag lunch.

Register Today!
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.

Seminarian Education Fund

The Seminarian Education Fund provides support for the training and education of men studying for priesthood in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The fund helps to cover the cost to educate each archdiocesan seminarian as they proceed through the various stages of formation before ordination as a priest for Chicago.

Please support the men seeking to answer God’s call to a life of service as a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago. At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament we will take up a second collection to support the Seminarian Education Fund on Sunday, September 25th.

Follow this link to discover more or donate online.

Queen of the Rosary School's First Annual Golf Outing

What: 9-Hole Golf Tournament, Best-Ball Scramble

When: Sunday, September 25th at 10am

Where: Salk Creek Golf Club, Wood Dales, IL

Cost: $100 per person includes golf and lunch; $30 per person for lunch only (buffet lunch served at Noon); sponsorship opportunities available

Follow this link to discover more and register.

Thursday Evening Bible Study: The Search

“What do you seek?” What is that deep longing in our hearts all about? We’re all living for something, and we all strive for that something out there that is ultimately going to make us happy. But what is it? For some, this question is on their minds every day. For others, life goes by in a flash without even asking the question. Follow this link to catch the preview.

Join us as we begin The Search at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament on Thursday, September 22nd at 7pm. This program will be offered in person and over Zoom. The cost of the workbook is $10 per participant.

Please contact the parish office at (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org to register for The Search and let us know if you will need the Zoom link. Workbooks may be picked up in the parish office.

Read on to discover what others have found in The Search:

In my 74 years of life in this world, I can vouch that The Search episodes are the most lucid and most simple presentation of the Catholic faith. This has come at a time when the Catholic Church is being buffeted and destroyed by the enemy within. Truly the episodes are amazing and marvelous in superlative terms. ROBIN


It hit me in my heart! The Search really needs to be shared with everyone. Thank you! DAVID


The Search is absolutely beautiful and amazing! How wonderful it would be if everyone could watch this! Catholics, non-Catholics, alienated Catholics . . . Everyone! SUZANNE


We are both cradle Catholics, but there is always so much more to know. I thought The Search would be like a bible study, but the cinematography is just amazing—it brings God’s beauty. The stories are so heartfelt and the education behind it puts them together and makes sense and gives outstanding clarity. MARIE AND MICHAEL


I have led many small groups, but this one takes the cake. While The Search was foundational “stuff," I discovered that I keep forgetting the foundation, like a golfer or a baseball player who forgets to practice the fundamentals of the game. TOM

Lead-Up to Respect Life Sunday

The recent Supreme Court ruling in the Dobbs case was a huge victory for life, But there is still much work to be done, especially here in Illinois. Please join our OLBS Respect Life Ministry for these and other events leading up to Respect Life Sunday, October 2nd:

National Day of Remembrance for the Unborn is Saturday, September 10th. Please follow this link to find a nearby Remembrance Service. Can't make it to a service? Lay a flower in the Garden for the Unborn (adjacent to the Marian Garden at SJE.)

Spiritual Adoption will begin September 24th-25th. Look for displays in our vestibules beginning that weekend.

Baby Bottle collection in support of The Women's Centers for Greater Chicagoland and TLC Pregnancy Services will begin September 24th-25th. Look for displays in our vestibules beginning that weekend.

School Report

On Tuesday, August 23rd, Fr. Dan celebrated the opening school Mass, calling upon the Holy Spirit to bless the students, teachers, and staff of Queen of the Rosary School.


Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better than one: they get a good wage for their labor. If one falls, the other will lift up his companion.”


Our theme this year is Better Together.  We, parents, students and staff, are an interdependent team. We accomplish more together than any of us can on our own.

School Welcome Packet
RE Roundup

"This is my body, given for you— Luke 22:19

This year we celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 18th. The theme this year is "This is my body given for you." We will recognize catechists from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament at all Masses this Sunday. Please keep our catechists and students in your prayers throughout the year.

Prayer for Catechists

Loving Father, we pray today for our catechists. We thank you for their gift of ministry in your Church.

Grant them your wisdom that they may grow in understanding and teaching of your Word. Grant them also your love that they may be fruitful heralds of your Word and lead others to love you.

Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon them to grant them wisdom about what is important; knowledge of the truths of faith; understanding of their meaning; right judgement about ow to apply them in life; courage to persevere even in the face of adversity; reverence before all that is sacred and holy; and that loving zeal which leads others to a transforming encounter with your Son.

We pray this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Follow this link to discover more or register for the 2022-2023 RE year.

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

Youth Ministry Corner

The weather started out dreary, but by the time PJ Anderson and band took the stage, it was all sunshine...a great afternoon for a concert on the lawn at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament! Everyone enjoyed wonderful music plus treats from Chicago's Own Maxwell Street and Dairy Queen, and some pups even got in on the action.

Enjoy a short montage of stills from Sunday's concert below! Photos courtesy of LarryLens (larrylens@aol.com). And, full disclosure, the background music is NOT from PJ. Follow this link to listen to PJ Anderson.

Our next Youth Ministry meeting will be September 18th. Hope to see you then!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.

Upcoming events:

Alexian Village | Sep 12

Hometown Parade | Sep 17

YM Meeting | Sep 18

Alexian Village | Sep 26

Family Fall Fest | Oct 2

Alexian Village | Oct 10

Holy Fire Retreat | Oct 14

Alexian Village | Oct 24

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