"No one who sets a hand to the plow
and looks to what was left behind
is fit for the kingdom of God."
~ Luke 9:62
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The LORD tells Elijah to anoint Elisha as prophet to succeed him (1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21).

Psalm — You are my inheritance, O Lord (Psalm 16).

Second Reading — Use your freedom in Christ to serve one another through love (Galatians 5:1, 13-18).

Gospel — While journeying to Jerusalem, Jesus speaks of the costs of discipleship (Luke 9:51-62).
Discipleship's Costs
In Sunday’s first reading, God tells the prophet Elijah to prepare Elisha to succeed him. Succeeding Elijah will be no easy task; he has spent his life facing threats from the kings he has confronted about their infidelity to the God of Israel. The psalm illustrates the emotional and spiritual distress that the prophets’ steadfast faithfulness to God brought them. Paul’s description of the Christian’s freedom from the law as opposed to “the desire of the flesh” puts this struggle at the very heart of Christian identity. The reading from Luke’s Gospel recounts Jesus’ decision to journey toward Jerusalem, where he knows he will meet his earthly fate.

Following Jesus—like succeeding Elijah as prophet—will now become more difficult. Unlike his calls to the first disciples, Jesus encounters those who are not ready or are not strong enough to journey with him.
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!
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.
Peter's Pence
Be a sign of Christ's peace to those most in need. Support our Holy Father's humanitarian initiatives, social promotion projects and more with your donation to the Peter's Pence collection this Sunday, June 26th.

Follow this link to discover more or donate online.
Priests' Convocation
Fr. Dan and Fr. Louis will be attending Priests' Convocation later this month. On Tuesday, June 28th (QR); Wednesday, June 29th (SJE) and Thursday, June 30th (QR); please note that we will not celebrate Daily Mass and will have Communion Services only.

If you would prefer to attend Mass on these days, please note the following options:

8am at St. Peter the Apostle, 524 N. Rush St, Itasca, IL 60143

8:30am at St. Walter, 140 W. Pine Ave, Roselle, IL 60172
Eucharistic Adoration
Please note, during Priests' Convocation, we will not have our Weekly Holy Hour with Adoration and Reconciliation at Queen of the Rosary on Wednesday, June 29th.

Friday, July 2nd is First Friday. We invite all the faithful to drop by and spend some quiet time with Our Lord on this day. Adoration begins immediately following daily Mass at St. Julian and continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am.
First Saturday Devotions
At Fatima, Our Lady asked us to go to confession, receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and keep her company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. If we do this on the First Saturday of five consecutive months, Our Blessed Mother has promised to assist with all the graces necessary for salvation at the hour of death.

We know Sunday is the day we set aside for Our Lord, but do you have an hour on the First Saturday of the month to spend with His Mother, Our Blessed Mother? Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament has begun First Saturday Devotions again immediately following Mass at QR on the first Saturday of the month. We're looking for Ministry Groups to take turns leading the Rosary and providing fellowship (breakfast light bites and maybe some coffee) on the First Saturday of each month.
Saturday, July 3rd is First Saturday. The Rosary will be led by Mrs. Uhlarik and begins immediately following daily Mass at Queen of the Rosary.

Please follow this link to sign a Ministry Group up to lead the rosary and provide fellowship. We can't wait to see you on the First Saturday of the month!
You're Invited!
June marks the birth of our spiritually-adoptive baby, and this Sunday marks the conclusion of our 2022 Season for Life! Since Mother's Day, we have been spotlighting organizations that support a culture of life, and 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 this 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!
Community Outreach
Get ready for the Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series in Elk Grove Village! In July, Elk Grove Village and the Elk Grove Park District will host two concerts at Rotary Green, which backs up to our QR Parking Lot. We're looking for volunteers to greet concert goers by offering water, rosaries, prayer intentions and more to help share the Good News of Jesus Christ and spread the word about Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish.
  • July 4th | 8pm | KC & the Sunshine Band
  • July 21st | 7:30pm | Rick Springfield

Please follow this link to review the available slots and sign up to share the Good News. Thank you!
Please note, the parish office will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Daily Mass will be celebrated at 9am at SJE.
July Summer Supper
In June, our Good Samaritan Summer Supper crew distributed 155 meals to those in need. While we hate to see so much need, we are so proud to be part of a parish of service. Thank you again for all you do to continue our parish meal outreach for the hungry. Our next Supper will be Thursday, July 7th and we'll be serving a hearty summer cold plate of chicken salad, fruit and cottage cheese.

PJ Anderson 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!

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!
Our first Planning Meeting for the Summer Concert will be this Monday, June 27th in Shea Hall at SJE.
So Good to See You!
From Totus Tuus Summer Camp to Catholic Heart Work Camp and our Corpus Christi Procession, last week was a wonderful demonstration of faith, fellowship and FUN at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

We were so pleased to welcome 66 young people between 1st and 12th grade for Totus Tuus Summer Camp all last week. At the 5pm Mass 8 teens, Mr. Van and the adult chaperones heading off to Catholic Heart Work Camp brought up the gifts and received a special blessing from Fr. Louis and the community. And capping off this exciting week, we had more than 60 parishioners of all ages join us for the procession from Queen of the Rosary to St. Julian in celebration of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ last Sunday.

Did you miss any of the excitement? Stay tuned for photos! We can't wait to see you again...check the parish calendar for all upcoming events.
School Report
3 & 4 Year-Old Pre-School
QR follows a comprehensive Pre-K curriculum, which includes Early Literacy Skills, Language Arts, Mathematics, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education and Music.
  • Flexible 3 and 5 day schedule
  • Full or half day options
  • Before and after school programs

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. Classes begin August 17th.

Success Starts Here!
RE Roundup
Registration Open Now!
We are currently accepting registration for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Religious Education 2022-2023. New this year, we are consolidating all religious education classes 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
On August 21st, OLBS will be hosting Christian music artist and story teller, PJ Anderson. Many teens are familiar with PJ from Catholic Heart Work Camp. And we need to hear from you! What should this day look like? Dream big and share the love! Our first planning meeting will be Monday, June 27th at 7pm. Follow this link to join the team. Walk-ins also welcome.

Our next Youth Ministry meeting will be July 17th. Hope to see you then!

Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Concert Planning | Jun 27
Alexian Village | Jul 11
YM Meeting | Jul 17
Alexian Village | Jul 25
Alexian Village | Aug 8
Thank You Weekend | Aug 21
Summer Concert | Aug 21
Alexian Village | Aug 22
Hometown Parade | Sep 17
Events for Young Adults
YCP Chicago Gives Back is a monthly volunteer opportunity on the third Saturday of each month to give back to the community through various nonprofits in the Chicago area. This month, Saturday, June 25th, YCP Chicago will be helping out at St. Alphonsus Church. 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