"Whoever is in Christ is a new creation:
the old things have passed away;
behold, new things have come."
~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — God’s people enter the promised land, observe the Passover, and eat of the produce of the land (Joshua 5:9a, 10-12) or 1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.

Psalm — Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
(Psalm 34) or Psalm 23.

Second Reading — We are now ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17-21) or Ephesians 5:8-14.

Gospel — We must rejoice when our brother who was dead in sin repents and comes back to life (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) or John 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38].
Lost & Found
The parable of the father and his sons is one of the most familiar of all of Jesus’ stories. The father in the parable is lavish in forgiveness and revels in the return of his young son, who was lost and now is found. The older son is also lost—lost in his refusal to forgive, lost in his failure to grasp his father’s generous spirit. The Israelites spent many years lost in the desert, seeking the land of milk and honey, yet often failing to seek the God who delivered and fed them. We are sometimes lost as well. We lose sight of the Lord and the Lord’s ways. God never loses sight of us, however. God waits, ready for us to come to our senses, ready to welcome us back with open arms.
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!
Something on your mind that we haven't addressed? Please feel free to contact the parish office or schedule time to speak directly with Fr. Dan!
Next Steps
As we continue to build and grow and become Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, you may notice some changes...

1) Recently we merged our parish database into one comprehensive set of records. Despite diligent pre-planning and our best efforts, not all of the data transferred correctly. If you notice errors in offertory envelopes or other mail received from the parish, please bring these errors to our attention and we will work to swiftly update your information.

2) Speaking of offertory envelopes, we noticed that some in our database received the last set of envelopes twice. Moving forward, everyone in the parish should receive offertory envelopes from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament only. If you receive additional envelopes, please let us know and again, we will work swiftly to correct the situation.

3) And lastly, we know that Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament can be a lot to fit onto.a check payee line. Please feel free to abbreviate "OLBS" on paper checks made out to the parish. Thank you for your continued generosity!
Solemnity of the Annunciation
Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the day of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord. This penitential liturgy will be livestreamed at 11am this Friday, March 25.

In union with Pope Francis and bishops and faithful around the world, Cardinal Cupich and priests of the archdiocese will celebrate Mass at Holy Name Cathedral and pray for the consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Mass will take place at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at Holy Name Cathedral and will also be livestreamed via the Holy Name Cathedral YouTube page.

All are invited to pray together as the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family. We will broadcast both Pope Francis' Celebration of Penance and Consecration of Russia & Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and this special Mass from Holy Name Cathedral with Cardinal Cupich at St. Julian Eymard beginning at 11am on Friday, March 25. Church will remain open for personal prayer and reflection following the Mass.
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, and especially Holy Week, we recall how God so loved the world that he sacrificed his only Son. We walk the "way of the cross" to remember how Jesus took on the sins of the world and opened the gates of Heaven for us. Every Friday during Lent our Ministry groups will take turns leading Stations of the Cross. This Friday, March 25th at 6pm at Queen of the Rosary, Bereavement and Journey of the Heart leads.
March Winter Supper
Though we've had glimpses of Spring, we're still providing Winter Suppers to PADS guests housed in local hotels and chicken pot pie is on the menu for March. Again, we thank you for your generosity in supporting our parish outreach to Catholic Charities and Summer and Winter Suppers.

Please follow this link if you are able to shop, cook, prep or pack for the March Winter Supper.
Please look for collection bins in our vestibules, and download the flyer for a list of the most-needed items.
Parish Alms Giving Project
We are supporting Mercy Home for Boys & Girls this year for our Parish Alms Giving Project. Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has provided children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures. It gives children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support, and career guidance. Follow this link to discover more.
Healing Mass
"The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation."
–Numbers 14:18

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family and friends on Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m at Queen of the Rosary Church (750 W. Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL). for Healing of the Family Tree & General Physical Healing. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Eucharist is the most powerful means of healing intergenerational iniquity and transgression referred to in scripture.

Follow this link to discover more.
Easter Schedule
Easter is just around the corner, and we invite you to come and share it with your Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family!

Jesus paid it all—for us. Then He defied death itself and rose from the grave! We look forward to celebrating his triumph with you and your family this Easter. Will you join us?

Follow this link to view our complete Lent & Easter schedule and mark your calendar to join us for one or more of these upcoming services.
Music Notes
Sunday, March 27, at the 10:30am Mass at QR, the Handbell Choir will join cantor and accompanist in leading sung prayer.

Sunday, April 3 at the 9:15am Mass at SJE, Adult Choir will lead sung prayer.

Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm at QR, the Charismatic Group will lead sung prayer for our Lenten Healing of the Family Tree & General Physical Healing Mass.

Sunday, April 10 at the 10:30am Mass at QR, Children's Choir will lead sung prayer.

Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm at SJE, Seven Last Words of Christ.
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 on 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.
Feedback Requested
REMINDER: The deadline for feedback is this Friday, March 25 to allow us time to collect and synthesize all of our parish responses.

Annual Catholic Appeal
There's still time to join us in supporting our parish's vital work through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Please consider giving today at annualcatholicappeal.com.

And please remember that once we reach our Appeal goal, donations are returned to the parish in the form of a rebate. Last year's Appeal rebate was recently received and work has begun to upgrade the sound systems at Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard. We look forward to building on that work to also make our live-streaming equipment at both worship sites like new again with this year's rebate.
If you have any questions about the Annual Catholic Appeal or the parish rebate, Fr. Dan would be happy to speak with you.

You may follow this link to quickly schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan by phone, Zoom or in person.
School Report
Since 1959, Queen of the Rosary School has maintained a strong academic presence in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Besides its competitive academic programs, Queen of the Rosary offers many extracurricular activities, such as ethnic fair, science fair, student council, orchestra & band, hand chime choir, Spanish classes, after-school enrichment and scouting. Sports are also available to students in grades four through eight: girls’ volleyball; boys’ volleyball; girls’ basketball; boys’ basketball; and girls' softball.

Enrollment for the upcoming school year is open now. Please contact our principal, Ms. Kathy McGinn if you have any questions or follow this link 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.

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

Reminder for all RE classes...don't forget to bring your rosaries and workbooks to class each week.
This Sunday, March 20, CLW will be at the 10:30am Mass at QR.

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
Thank you to all of our OLBS (including QR School) teens for helping to present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. We had a great first rehearsal this past weekend, and will continue rehearsing on Sundays from 3 to 4:30pm at St. Julian Eymard. The next rehearsal is this Sunday, March 27th from 3 to 4:30pm.
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Next Meeting | Mar 20
Alexian Village | Mar 28
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Living Stations | Apr 15
Alexian Village | Apr 28
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, starting in mid-January, 2022.
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