"Every tree is known by its own fruit. For people do not pick figs from thorn bushes, nor do they gather
grapes from brambles."
~ Luke 6:44
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — One’s speech shows the bent of one’s mind. Praise no one before he or she speaks
(Sirach 27:4-7).

Psalm — Lord, it is good to give thanks to you
(Psalm 92).

Second Reading — We are given victory over death through Jesus. In the Lord our labor is not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:54-59).

Gospel — A good person produces good, an evil person produces evil. The mouth speaks from the goodness of the heart (Luke 6:39-45).
We Are Known By Our Fruit
This week, Jesus tells us that we must examine our own inner selves, our attitudes and dispositions, virtues and faults, rather than judging others. What is in our hearts comes out in what and how we speak. If our hearts are filled with kindness and compassion, those qualities will be evident in our speaking, just as beautiful, wholesome fruit comes only from healthy trees. And vice-versa.

The Wisdom writer Sirach in the first reading agrees with this concept—that we will be judged by our words. Paul reminds us that the reward of discipleship is eternal life. Sunday’s psalm of thanksgiving and praise reminds us of God’s kindness and faithfulness, which we are to emulate in our thoughts, words, and deeds.

We are known, each of us, by our own fruit.
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!
Global Reach. Local Focus.
Last chance to RSVP to be part of the consultation listening even at OLBS!

Contact the parish office or follow this link to register for our Parish Listening Event by midnight tonight!

Pope Francis believes that only the entire people of God journeying together can answer the question, “What is the Holy Spirit saying to the church today?”

Parish communities everywhere are organizing conversations to begin this process of listening for the Spirit. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is organizing our Parish Listening Event on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at St. Julian Eymard between 11am and 2pm. We invite you to be part of this day of prayer and sharing where we attempt to hear the voice of the Spirit.
Please note, there will be no Confessions at St. Julian this Saturday.
New Home on the Web
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament has a new home on the Web...olbsegv.org is now live!

Please bookmark our new website to make it easy to find in the future. And don't worry if you forget, the old websites will redirect you to olbsegv.org.

Take a stroll around and let us know what you think!
Annual Catholic Appeal
Last weekend was commitment weekend for the Annual Catholic Appeal. If you haven't already, please join us in answering the call of "Making all things new...God's promise and our responsibility."

Visit annualcatholicappeal.com to make a gift online, or look for donation envelopes in the vestibule at either worship site.

The work supported by the Appeal is more important than ever. Gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal directly support the necessary work of parishes, Catholic schools and vital ministries throughout the archdiocese.

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.
February Winter Supper
Tonight we will feed 100 PADS guests housed in local hotels. Thank you for your generosity in continuing this outreach to our neighbors in need. Please save the date for our next Supper on March 30th. Menu coming soon!
Face Masks
Recently, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that moving forward face masks will be optional inside Lake and Suburban Cook County schools and churches and chapels for Masses, liturgies and Religious Education.

Masks are still required in our parish offices and gathering spaces until the end of this month when the state mandate is lifted.

Please remember that in all circumstances we are called to love one another and to treat each other with care.
Because His Mom Chose Life
A player in last weekend’s Super Bowl LVI got a chance at every football player’s dream — and it’s all because his mother chose life despite intense pressure to have an abortion more than two decades ago. Follow this link to discover more.
Ash Wednesday
Lent begins on March 2, 2022, Ash Wednesday. Join your Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family for prayer, fasting and distribution of ashes at any of the following liturgies:
  • 6:30am QR Word Service
  • 8:15am SJE Daily Mass
  • 12:15pm SJE Word Service
  • 7:00pm QR Evening Mass
If you have palms at home, please bring them to church this weekend. We will be burning palms on Tuesday, March 1st in preparation for Ash Wednesday.
Parish Lenten Mission
Each year the Parish Lenten Mission provides an opportunity for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to come together and deepen or reawaken our faith. Educator, speaker, author and parishioner, Joe Bush, will lead this year’s Lenten Mission “God Works for the Good.” All are invited on March 14, 15 and 16 from 7 to 9:00pm at St. Julian as we seek to discern God’s call for us. Monday evening will conclude with an introduction to ministry, Tuesday evening will be our Lenten Reconciliation Service and we’ll end on Wednesday with fellowship.
Calling All OLBS Teens!
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. This year we're calling on teens in 6th Grade through High School to help bring the "way of the cross" to life for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Living Stations of the Cross will be presented on Good Friday, April 15th at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard. There will be some speaking parts, and teens will be provided costumes and scripts. Rehearsals will be arranged ahead of time. We will do our best to arrange rehearsals around teen's schedules, and rehearsals will be limited to one hour. Additionally, Seventh and Eighth Graders may count participation in Living Stations towards their Service Hours (see any of our Adult Leaders to sign your service hour card.)
Please contact Mr. Van or Mary Ellen today to sign up for Living Stations. Though our sacrifices may be small in comparison, we demonstrate our understanding of Jesus' amazing gift to us by living our call to Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving during Lent!
School Report
Please remember that students are not in session Thursday, February 17 through Monday, February 21. We return to school on Tuesday, February 22.

Dig into delicious to help support Catholic Education! On Wednesday, February 23rd between 11am and 10pm. Show this flyer for dine in, carry out or delivery from Lou Malnati's on Roselle or Higgns and 20% of the proceeds from your order will be returned to our QR School.
RE Roundup
Save the Date, Totus Tuus Summer Youth Program is coming to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament June 12th to June 17th. Stay tuned for more information and registration info to come in March. 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. Classes resume February 5th!
This Sunday, February 27, 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
Our next Youth Ministry service outing will be to Alexian Village this coming Monday, February 28th. All teens are invited to help lead activities and games for the residents...help us bring the fun!
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Feb 28
Alexian Village | Mar 14
Alexian Village | Mar 28
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Living Stations | April 15
Alexian Village | Apr 28
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Join YCP Chicago for an evening of socializing and networking at She-nannigans! Meet and mingle with other young professionals from across the Chicagoland area and learn how YCP Chicago can empower both your professional and faith life. All young professionals in their 20s and 30s are welcome to attend!

Follow this link to discover more and register.

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!
Though things have opened up, we recognize that not all are able to join us at this time, so we remind you that we continue to have the following virtual tools available to help us stay connected to our faith and our parish family:

NEW! 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. Follow this link to review daily prayer, or signup to receive daily prayer delivered right to your inbox.

Morning Prayer. No commute, no computer needed...join us on your phone Monday through Saturday for Morning Prayer. Learn more.

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 Mass from both churches: QR and SJE.

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