"Once I was dead,
but now I am alive forever and ever."
~ Revelation 1:18a
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The apostles perform many signs and wonders among the people. Many are added to their numbers (Acts 5:12-16).

Psalm — Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting (Psalm 118).

Second Reading — John, caught up in the spirit, envisions the glorified Lord, the first and the last, the one who lives (Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19).

Gospel — The risen Christ comes to his disciples with peace and the Spirit. The absent Thomas doubts
(John 20:19-31).
Difficulty, Survival and Glory
In Revelation, John the Evangelist tells us what we can expect as followers of the risen Jesus: distress, endurance, and a kingdom.

Although we are only eight days into our fifty-day Easter feasting, we cannot ignore the distress weighing down our daily lives. Jesus’ resurrection does not erase individual suffering, but his glorious triumph over death cultivates endurance in our hearts. We remember that Jesus did not spare himself, and we ask for the strength to endure as he did. Imitating Christ helps us grow as members of God’s royal family. As beloved citizens of the Kingdom of God, we recognize our kinship with all people.

Peter demonstrates his care for others as he heals multitudes of broken, suffering people. In the Gospel, Thomas accepts his own spiritual healing when Jesus helps him to believe. In times of difficulty, survival, and glory, we borrow Thomas’ declaration of faith: “My Lord and my God!”
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!
April Winter Supper
Thank you again for your generosity in supporting our Good Samaritan Outreach Ministry here at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

Your donations to the Poor Box in both church vestibules and your continued willingness to shop, cook, prep and pack allows us to feed more than 200 hungry neighbors each month between Catholic Charities Dinners and Winter and Summer Suppers.

Tonight we will serve the final Winter Supper of 2021-2022, and starting in May we will serve Summer Suppers on the first Thursday of each month. Stay tuned for signups for cookers and other volunteers!
Lectio Evangelization
Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

When: Thursdays, April 21st through June 23, 2022, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Join us via Zoom or in person at Shea Hall, St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Rd, Elk Grove Village. 

Cost: Due to our new parish Formed.org subscription, this Bible study will be free if you want to use the online study guide. Physical books are available at the parish office for $10.
Birdies, Bogeys and a Bite
Join the Men's Club for a meet 'n greet in Shea Hall following the 5pm Mass this Saturday, April 23rd at St. Julian Eymard. Enjoy pizza and soda with fellow duffers, take some early Spring swings on the golf simulator or just join for the fellowship. All are invited! 
Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus, I Trust in You!

"I will pour out a whole ocean of graces up on souls who will approach the fount of My Mercy..."

All are invited to join us on Sunday, April 24th at 2:30pm at Queen of the Rosary for Divine Mercy Sunday. This Word Service will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet accompanied by spoken and sung prayer.
Pancake Breakfast
We're serving up pancakes and sausage for the parish, and this time around you'll have your choice of sit-down or take-out! Drop by Shea Hall at St. Julian Eymard on Sunday, April 24th between 9 and 11:30am and grab breakfast for yourself or the whole family.

Your donation will help send our teens on their Summer Mission Trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp in Montague, Michigan.
Journey of the Heart Season 3
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Grief Share Group, Journey of the Heart, will begin Season 3 on Tuesday, April 26th. 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!
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.
Eucharistic Adoration
Drop by to spend some quiet time with Our Lord on one or more of these days:

Wednesdays at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary in coordination with Reconciliation.

First Fridays following 8:15am morning Mass at St. Julian Eymard. Adoration continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am. The next First Friday is May 6th.
Feast Day Celebration
Plans are underway to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament on May 13, 2022. Stay tuned for more information on a week plus of faith, fellowship and celebration that will include events such as:
  • May Crowning
  • Acts of Mercy Service Projects
  • At-home Consecration
  • Pilgrimage to nearby Marian Shrine
  • Adding Marian flowers to our gardens
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Novena and Rosary Prayer
  • Special Consecration Mass celebrated by Bishop Rassas
  • And more...

All are invited and we can't wait to see you for one or more of these exciting celebrations!
If you would like to volunteer to help at any of the events, please contact the parish office to learn more (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org.
Sip 'n Slice with the Women's Club
The Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Women's Club is hosting an Open House on Friday, May 20th from 7-9pm in Shea Hall. All the women of the parish are invited to drop by and enjoy a Sip 'n Slice with the Women's Club!

Please follow this link to sign up and let us know how many we will be to make sure we have enough pies for everyone. Thank you, we can't wait to see you!
If you have trouble using our electronic sign-up, please call the parish office (847) 979-0901.
Stay Tuned
Whether you joined the listening workshop or provided a feedback or both, thank you for participating in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Listening Event for the Synod on Synodality. We are in process of completing a Synthesis Report in order to lift our community's feedback up to the Archdiocese of Chicago. Stay tuned for more information!
School Report
Track-A-Thon has become a highly-anticipated day of fun and celebration for students, teachers and staff alike. It is also one of the school's major annual fundraisers. Enthusiasm for the event, both beforehand in collecting pledges and on the track, is a testament to student's dedication to our parish school.

We invite everyone to consider supporting this event, either through a Corporate or Family Sponsorship.

All sponsors will receive recognition on participant shirts, event signage, the school website and in the parish bulletin and eNews.
Please contact the school (847) 437-3322 or
parish (847) 979-0901 offices for more information.
RE Roundup
REMINDER: Registrations due by May 27th to insure your child reserves a spot and receives a t-shirt!

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.

Wishing all of our Religious Education families a Happy Easter!
CLW this Sunday, April 24th, at QR at the 10:30am Mass.

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
Last chance... if you have not already done so, please sign up to help serve at this Sunday's Pancake Breakfast on April 24. This will be our last big fundraiser before we head to Steubenville, Ohio (NEW location) this Summer for Catholic Heart Work Camp! And reminder, if you have not previously paid your $100 deposit, your spot is not secure and you must contact Mr. Van right away!
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Feed My Starving Children | Apr 21
Alexian Village | Apr 25
Alexian Village | May 9
Alexian Village | May 23
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Are you looking for the right path through the challenges and changes in your life? Do you wish to do God’s Will, but don’t know how? God wills only good things for us, and according to the great Saints, uniformity with His Will is the simple secret to holiness and peace. 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:

FORMED. To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:
  • Go to Formed.org
  • Enter our parish’s zip code
  • Enter your name and your email address

Daily Prayer. Expand Daily Prayer to signup to receive daily prayer delivered right to your inbox.

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.

Let's Get Social. Like or follow us on Facebook to receive news and updates in real time and join the conversation: QR and SJE.
(847) 979-0901 | info@olbsegv.org

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