"Strive to enter through

the narrow door."

~ Luke 13:24

Twenty-first Sunday Readings:

First Reading — Outcasts will be gathered home by God as a precious offering in glory (Isaiah 66:18-21).

Psalm — Go out to all the world and tell the Good News (Psalm 117).

Second Reading — Discipline strengthens what is weak (Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13).

Gospel — The doorway into the kingdom is narrow (Luke 13:22-30).

Breathing In, Breathing Out

I have often thought that the vital rhythm of breathing in and breathing out, of reaching out and drawing in, captures the spirit of Jesus’ own mission. He reaches out to the perimeter of Israel — the poor, the sick, the disenfranchised — and draws them into the heart of God’s people. He heals, reconciles, defends and embraces.

We hear echoes of this in today’s Gospel selection from Luke. Jesus speaks sternly here about “evildoers” who presume they are part of God’s people but do not act justly. Yet “people will come from the east and the west and from the north and the south and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.”

Jesus loved his own people who were also God’s people, Israel. But Jesus also reached out to embrace those beyond the boundaries and invited them “to recline at table in the kingdom of god.”

This same dynamic should characterize any community formed in Jesus’ name striving to care for each other in our family, our parish, our community. But we must also reach out to bring home those who languish beyond our borders.

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

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Question of the Week

How will I strive this week to aim for the narrow gate? How can I assist those outside my comfort zone as they strive to enter the narrow gate as well?

Post answers on our Facebook page.

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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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.


Share the Love: FREE

PJ Anderson Concert

Let's begin the school year with love, and a FREE 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 he 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.

If you can, please let us know of your intention to attend so we may plan accordingly:


Ministry Planning

Kids are heading back to school, Summer is winding down and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is getting ready for a new church year. Please join these ministries as they continue planning for the upcoming year:

Women's Club. Monday, August 22nd at 7pm in SJE Shea Hall.

Marriage & Family Ministry. Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:30pm in SJE Conference Room.

OLBS Adult Choir. Wednesday, August 31st at 7pm in SJE Church.

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 on 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!

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.

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!

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.

Journey of the Heart

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Grief Share Group, Journey of the Heart, will begin Season 4 on Wednesday, August 24th and Season 1a will begin 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.

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

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back!

The 2022-23 school-year got off to a sunny start with a blessing from Fr. Dan this morning. Students were also greeted with a high five from our pastor on their way into class.

And don't forget to celebrate back-to-school with a trip to Portillo's on Busse Rd. tomorrow, Thursday, August 18th, between 5 and 8pm. Mention Queen of the Rosary, show the flyer or enter PORTILLOS13 in the app to help support Queen of the Rosary School.

Download Welcome Packet
RE Roundup

Mark your calendars for Religious Education Orientation!

Saturday, September 10th at 9am in the QR School lobby for 1st - 4th grades.

Tuesday, September 13th at 7pm in the QR School lobby for 5th - 8th grades.

We are still accepting registration for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Religious Education 2022-2023. As a reminder, all religious education classes this year will be held 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

This Sunday, August 21st, OLBS is proud to host 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 September 18th. Hope to see you then!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.

Upcoming events:

Thank You Weekend | Aug 21

Summer Concert | Aug 21

Alexian Village | Aug 22

Alexian Village | Sep 12

Hometown Parade | Sep 17

YM Meeting | Sep 18

Alexian Village | Sep 26

Events for Young Adults

Bishop Jeffrey Grob, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, 

invites Catholic young adults (ages 20-40) to a 

Mass and meal.

Vicariate I Young Adult Mass and Meal with Bishop Grob Saturday, August 27 | 5:00 p.m. Mass, Meal to follow at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church:

22333 W. Erhart Rd., Mundelein

Follow this link to discover more, or contact

Karen Gorajski, Vicariate I office, 847-970-4964,

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