"May the peoples praise you, O God;
may all the peoples praise you!"
~ Psalm 67:6
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The question of whether circumcision is necessary for salvation (Acts 15:1-2, 22-29).

Psalm — O God, let all the nations praise you! (Psalm 67).

Second Reading — John envisions the holy city, the new Jerusalem (Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23) or Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20.

Gospel — The Holy Spirit, sent by the Father in Jesus’ name, will teach us everything (John 14:23-29) orJohn 17:20-26.
Returning to Ordinary Life
Six weeks into our Easter rejoicing, the Church gives us readings Sunday that start preparing us for a return to ordinary life. The Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel both dwell on proper daily behavior for followers of Jesus, while the reading from Revelation reminds us why we bother with laws at all.

In Acts, leaders of the church meet to discuss which essential elements of the Mosaic Law converts must obey if they wish to be disciples of Jesus Christ. John’s Gospel reflects back to the Last Supper discourse when Jesus himself emphasizes the importance of obeying God’s commandments.

Observing God’s law, says Jesus, shows a desire to be intimate with the Lord. We follow rules not for their own sake, but to love God and neighbor better. This more excellent love brings us closer to Revelation’s vision of paradise, gleaming with “the splendor of 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!
Sip 'n Slice with the Women's Club
Don't forget...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!

Though drop-ins are very welcome, 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.
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.
More Than 10,000 Lives Saved
Illinois Right to Life. More than 10,000 lives saved, and they’re just getting started! A non-profit using a grass-roots approach to creating a culture of life in Illinois through education, research, legislation and support to men and women in unplanned or crisis pregnancy situations. Project Love is a grant program of Illinois Right to Life, founded in 1996 by the late Mary Bliss to support women through unplanned or crisis pregnancies. Many grant recipients are facing eviction, large medical bills, or are about to have their heat or water shut off. Project Love extends a helping hand to those families in need
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The Women’s Centers. Supporting the Women’s Center can help provide answers…and hope as it has done for more than 63,000 clients over the past 30 years. Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be extremely stressful. Women may experience feelings of panic. Maybe they don’t have anyone to confide in or don’t know where to go for help. The Women’s Center is here for them and cares about the physical and emotional health of each one of its clients. Free pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds and free supportive counseling.
Walk With Moms
The month of May is truly a celebration of motherhood. Traditionally, May has been dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is also the time in which we honor and thank our earthly mothers for their sacrificial love. And the Feast of the Visitation on May 31 celebrates the meeting of two mothers—Mary and Elizabeth—both with a child hidden within their wombs.

In addition to “walking with” mothers in love, support, and friendship, we can also help answer their needs for practical and material assistance. Inspired by our Blessed Mother, we can help connect mothers with the Church’s extensive network of social services to ensure mothers and their children obtain all the necessities of life. Through generous stewardship of the gifts God has entrusted to us of prayer, time, talent, and treasure, we can help meet the needs of mothers as they welcome and care for God’s precious gift of life.
Write Congress
In response to the leak of a draft opinion in the Supreme Court case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Senate has scheduled another vote on the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act, S. 4132. Among other extreme actions, this bill would:

  • Impose abortion on demand nationwide throughout every stage of pregnancy  
  • Eliminate existing pro-life laws nationally AND in every state and local government 
  • Force Americans to financially support abortions in the U.S. & abroad
  • Likely force health care providers to participate in abortions against their beliefs
  • Likely force employers and insurers to cover or pay for abortion

June Summer Supper
It's starting to feel a lot like summer outside! As a reminder, we are feeding both guests housed in local hotels and those who come through our drive-through on the first Thursday of each month. We served 145 meals in May, thanks to your generosity! Our next Supper is scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022.

Follow this link if you are ready to shop, cook, prep, pack or serve for this Supper.
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. We are wrapping up discussion of Heaven Starts Now by Fr. John Riccardo.

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. 
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!
Save the Date!
We have more opportunity for faith and fellowship coming in June. You won't want to miss these events:

BINGO Bash | June 17th | Help support our school and enjoy a favorite game...BINGO!

Corpus Christi | June 19th | Celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.

Father's Day | June 19th | Celebrate dad and dad-like figures in your life.
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
Last call for Pledges!

Track-a-Thon is this Friday, May 20th! Thank you to everyone who has already supported our parish school by becoming a Corporate or Family sponsor or pledging a student. There's still time to help! For students in K-8th grade, we're using the website MyBooster to track pledges for each student.

Please contact the school (847) 437-3322 or
parish (847) 979-0901 offices for more information.
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.

Register by May 30th to insure your child receives their t-shirt!

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.
Youth Ministry Corner
Calling all OLBS teens going into 8th grade (current 7th graders) and older! Plans are set for this Summer's Mission trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp from June 19th to 24th in Steubenville, OH.

Please let Mr. Van know that you are going and drop your $100 reservation fee off at the parish office ASAP!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | May 9
Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament | May 13
Alexian Village | May 23
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Happy Birthday YCP Chicago...
Join YCP Chicago as they celebrate their 6th birthday! They will have a special Mass on Monday, May 23rd at 6:15pm at Old St. Patrick's with a reception to follow at 625 W Adams until 8:45pm. Appetizers and drinks will be provided! 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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  • 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