"In one Spirit we were all baptized
into one body."
~ 1 Corinthians 12:13a
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles begin to speak in tongues (Acts 2:1-11).

Psalm — Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (Psalm 104).

Second Reading — In one Spirit we are baptized into one body and given to drink of one Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13) or Romans 8:8-17.

Gospel — Jesus Christ appears to the disciples and sends them on their mission with the power to forgive or retain sins through the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-23) or
John 14:15-16, 23b-26.
The Spirit's Active Power
The mystery of the Trinity refers to one God in three persons. We frequently acknowledge Jesus as “the second person of the Trinity,” but referring also to the Spirit as a “person” comes less naturally. In religious art, the Holy Spirit often appears as a dove or, as in today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, tongues of fire. Much rarer are images of the Spirit as a “person” in recognizable human form. Today’s readings do not settle the issue of how to picture the Spirit, but they certainly give shape to the Spirit’s active power in the world and in each human heart. In Acts, the Spirit enables people to speak and understand a variety of languages. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians praises the Spirit for all kinds of spiritual gifts, services, and “workings.” Finally, in John’s Gospel, Jesus calls the Spirit our Advocate and our divine teacher.
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!
Eucharistic Adoration
Drop by to spend some quiet time with Our Lord on one or more of these days:

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

First FridayAdoration following 8:15am morning Mass at St. Julian Eymard. Adoration continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am. The next First Friday is June 3rd.
First Saturday Rosary
“Look at my Heart, surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me at every moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least, try to console me and announce that I promise to assist at the hour of death, with all the graces necessary for salvation, all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months, shall: go to confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.”
–Words of Our Lady of Fatima

Next First Saturday is June 4th.
Book Club
The Book Club will meet on Monday, June 6th at 7pm in Shea Hall. Correction...Heaven Starts Now was May's book. We will be discussing Pray, Decide and Don't Worry: Five Steps to Discerning God’s Will by Jackie and Bobby Angel in collaboration with Fr. Mike Schmitz. Discover a clear five-step discernment process for navigating what St. Ignatius of Loyola calls the movements of the soul, the deeper realities that clue Catholics in to what God is doing deep within their hearts and where He is leading them.

Book Club will take July and August off to enjoy the Summer with friends and family and resume again in September. Stay tuned for news of the next book and more!

To discover more about Book Club and other ministry opportunities at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, visit our ministry page.
Feed My Starving Children
Just in time for Summer Break, please get ready to join the Marriage & Family and Good Samaritan Ministries for a service event at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg on Tuesday, June 7th from 4:30 to 6:15pm. Parishioners may sign up as a family or individually. Groups/families of 4 - 5 may work together at a packing station as a team, or we can split you up if you prefer. Children 5 and older may participate in this event. Please note children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Requesting Meals for Totus Tuus Missionaries
Totus Tuus missionaries, faith-filled college students and seminarians, commit to traveling in a four-person team (2 young men/2 young women), teaching, evangelizing and spreading the gospel throughout parishes for six weeks. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is hosting Totus Tuus from June 12th through 17th at St. Julian Eymard and we're in need of volunteers to provide lunch and dinner for the team.

Please follow this link to discover more or to sign up for a meal!
Priests' Health and Retirement
Priests have dedicated their lives to ministry, serving our needs as Catholics from the moment we are baptized until we receive last rites before entering eternal life. Priests’ Health and Retirement/ PRMAA provides for the health and well-being of 450 active and 254 retired archdiocesan priests. We will take a special collection to support our retired priests at all Masses on June 12th.

Get Ready to Plot the Course!
If you've ever thought to yourself, I wish the parish would offer this, or the Women's Club should do that, now is your chance to help make those dreams a reality.

All women of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament are invited to join the Women's Club Planning Session on Monday, June 13th at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard (Classrooms 4/5).

Help us plot the course for the upcoming year!
Bingo Bash!
It's time to celebrate!

Friday, June 7th | 7-11pm in Bingo Hall
(the parking lot behind QR School, weather permitting)

Come out and support our parish school while enjoying Bingo:
  • Single Card $20
  • Triple Card $30
  • Cover All $5

To reserve a table, contact the school or parish office today.

Bingo | Split the Pot | Raffle Items | Cash Bar (Beer/Wine)
Feast of Corpus Christi
On Sunday, June 19th, we will once again gather at QR Church at the conclusion of the 10:30am Mass and process to St. Julian, following Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi. At St. Julian, following Benediction, we invite everyone to stay for a cookout. 

All are welcome to join us as we walk and sing together. Bring the family or grab a friend, or two!
Parishioners may choose to head directly to SJE to help with setup or cooking, or drive over and meet at SJE for prayer and Benediction around 12:00/12:15pm. Help us get the word out and pray for good weather for this blessed event!
We are looking for volunteers to help along the parade route and carry the canopy, as well as grillers and setup crew for the cookout at SJE. Please follow this link to sign up. Thank you!
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.
Project Rachel
Project Rachel. After more than four decades of legalized abortion, many children’s lives have been ended, and many parents and family members suffer that loss—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have strayed from His side, He says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.”
Aid for Women
Aid for Women. In the Chicago metropolitan area, one out of four pregnancies ends in abortion. Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected pregnancy. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support that she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for her and her child. Their life-affirming services are offered free-of-charge.
Celebrate Dad!
Honor dads and dad-like figures in your life with a Father's Day card from Project Love. Please see displays in both vestibules. The requested donation is $5 per card and all proceeds go to support Project Love, a grant program of Illinois Right to Life.
Walking With Moms
As we enter the final weeks of Season for Life, please remember that Walking with Moms in Need is a time of service in which Catholic parishes and communities like Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need.

Walking with Moms in Need helps fulfill our Season for Life Mission by supporting local pregnancy centers where they exist, and also finding and sharing other resources with pregnant and parenting women.
You're Invited!
June marks the birth of our spiritually-adoptive baby! For the past nine months, we have been praying that God will spare the life of an unborn child and that their parents will choose life for them. 

Please join us on Sunday, June 26th, immediately following the 10:30am Mass at Queen of the Rosary for our Spiritual Adoption Baby Shower (bring the whole family). This will be one more opportunity to support crisis pregnancy centers in our area with monetary donations or gifts from their Wish List (scroll down to Donation Wish List) as we close out the 2022 Season for Life. Thank you for your generosity.

And like any good Baby Shower, we'll enjoy fellowship and treats too!
Music Notes
Charismatic Music Group will lead sung prayer for Corpus Christi at the 9:15am Mass at SJE Sunday, June 19th.

All choir groups will take July and part of August off to enjoy the Summer with family and friends. Rehearsals will resume in August. Stay tuned for more information!
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
Wishing all of our parish and school families a happy, healthy and safe Summer!

The first day of the 2022-2023 school year is August 17th. Wishing all of our parish and school families a happy, healthy and safe Summer Break! We can't wait to see all of our returning school students and families and meet new students and their families!

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.

Success Starts Here!
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.

A few spots remain, so register your child today! Please note, we cannot guarantee your child will receive a t-shirt when registering after May 30th.

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.
Youth Ministry Corner
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is excited to welcome beloved songwriter, performer, worship artist and storyteller, PJ Anderson, on August 21st at 1pm!

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.

Follow this link to join Mr. Van’s planning committee to help shape this exciting event. Stay tuned for more details!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Jun 7
Pre-Trip YM Meeting | Jun 12
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Alexian Village | Jul 4
YM Meeting | Jul 17
Alexian Village | Jul 18
Summer Concert | Aug 21
Events for Young Adults
Executive Panel Discussion...
Young adults in their 20s and 30s from ALL industries are invited to join YCP Chicago on Tuesday, June 7th for an Executive Panel Discussion event on "Observing Obedience." This event is FREE for Members (learn more about membership) or $20 for non-Members, includes dinner, drinks, and the panel discussion. 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:

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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.

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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