Saturday: 05:00pm (SJE) | Sunday: 8am/10;30am (QR) | 9:15am (SJE)

Daily: M/W/F 8:15am (SJE) | Tu/Th/Sa 8:15am (QR)

Third Sunday of Lent

First ReadingWater flowed from rock to quench the people's thirst. (Exodus 17:3-7)


Psalm – "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." (Psalm 95)


Second Reading – God's love is poured into our hearts in the gift of the Spirit. (Romans 5:1-2, 5-8)


GospelThe water Jesus gives is the wellspring of eternal life. (John 4:5-42)

Sunday Bulletin
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All are invited for faith, fellowship and fun...

Spring Forward


This Sunday, March 12th at 2am we "spring forward" as clocks are set ahead one hour for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.

Catch OLBS in Chicago Catholic!


Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elk Grove Village distributed ashes at a community drive-up event located in front of Tasty Catering in the Elk Grove Village Industrial Park on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023. (Karen Callaway/Chicago Catholic)

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Photo courtesy of Chicago Catholic

Your Opinion Matters at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament!


It’s official! The Disciple Maker Index Survey is open and your help makes a difference.


Please complete the short, 10-15 minute survey as soon as possible, using the button at right.  


There are also opportunities to complete the survey after daily and Sunday Mass and you can obtain a paper copy in the Parish Office or by contacting Mary Ellen Ottenstein at (847) 979-0901 x1007.

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Annulment Info Night


Are you or someone you know pursuing an Annulment? Do you have questions about the requirements or process? The Church has resources to help. Join the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Chicago for a free Annulment Info Night on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:00pm at St. Julian Eymard.

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No General Dispensation


The Archdiocese of Chicago is not granting a general dispensation for the Memorial of St. Patrick from the obligation to abstain from meat on Fridays in Lent. Instead, Catholics who find themselves at an event where meat is served in celebrating St. Patrick may in good conscience substitute the general rule of abstinence with another form of penance or a significant act of charity that benefits the poor. Regardless, it is important to take seriously the obligation to observe Fridays in Lent as a way of uniting ourselves to Jesus who died on Good Friday. That should not be undervalued as we reflect on his sacrifice on the Cross for the salvation of the world in this holy season.

Save the Date for Our Parish Lenten Mission!


Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament's Annual Parish Mission will be "Body of Christ, Broken for the World: The Eucharistic Revival and You." Don't miss this opportunity to deepen your faith and relationship with Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join us Monday, March 20th to Wednesday, March 22nd nightly at 7:00pm at St. Julian Eymard.

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Parish-Wide Lenten Almsgiving: Welcome the Stranger


As a community of faith, we are called to show compassion and hospitality to those in need, and this Lent, we have an opportunity to do just that!


Our Lenten Almsgiving project this year is to support Catholic Charities Welcome the Stranger Parish-Family Sponsorship. Help us raise $10,000 and form a Parish-Family Liaison team to Welcome the Stranger!

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Winter Supper - April 6th


Thank you to everyone who helps shop, cook, prep or pack for Winter and Summer Suppers or donates to the Poor Box for Catholic Charities Dinners! During Holy Week, on Thursday, April 6th, we will pack a special Easter Supper for our homeless neighbors. Because the first Thursday of the month falls on Holy Thursday, we will need extra helpers to make sure that Shea Hall is completely cleaned and cleared ahead of the 7pm Holy Thursday of the Lord's Passion Mass at St. Julian. The Altar of Repose will be setup in Shea Hall and all attending Mass will be invited to visit the Altar following Mass.

Shop, Cook, Prep, Pack!

Be an Adorer


Starting in Easter, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is 

excited to introduce a new and expanded schedule for Eucharistic Adoration. Come rest in silence with our Lord and listen for the call of the Holy Spirit on Wednesdays, Saturdays and First Fridays.

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Annual Catholic Appeal


Now more than ever, the Church needs your steadfast support. Your participation in our parish’s weekly offertory and in the Annual Catholic Appeal is essential to maintaining the

financial well-being of the Church.


Please consider signing up for online giving to the parish offertory and to the Appeal. Just as we rely on your spiritual support, the Church continues to rely on your financial support to continue its work of sanctification and evangelization.


Donate now!

Remember that donations in excess of our Appeal Goal are returned to OLBS in the form of a rebate. This year, OLBS will direct rebate funds to install screens in the vestibule, add a video security system at QR and put glass lites in the church doors at SJE. Discover more.

Join Us for One or More of These Upcoming Events!

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The Case for Jesus on Zoom on Thursdays at 7pm.

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The Women's Club leads Stations & Supper at Queen of the Rosary at 6pm.

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Children's Liturgy of the Word is at the 9:15am Mass at St. Julian Eymard.

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Living Stations of the Cross rehearsal at 3pm at St. Julian. All teens are invited to participate!

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Annulment Info Night presented by Metropolitan Tribunal of Archdiocese of Chicago at 7pm at St. Julian Eymard.

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The Case for Jesus on Zoom on Thursdays at 7pm.

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Respect Life Ministry leads Stations & Supper at St. Julian Eymard at 6pm.

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Children's Liturgy of the Word is at the 10:30am Mass at Queen of the Rosary.

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Living Stations of the Cross rehearsal at 3pm at St. Julian. All teens are invited to participate!

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Gospel in Focus


March 12, 2023 Jesus shares Words of Knowledge to a Samaritan woman at the well, and changes her life as He invites her to new life in the Holy Spirit... “But the 

hour is coming, and is now here, when true worshippers will worship the Father in Spirit and truth; and indeed the Father seeks such people to worship Him.” —John 4:23


Discussion Questions

What does it mean to worship the Father in“spirit and in truth?”


The woman at the well received Jesus completely. How could she have reacted when He revealed her sins to her?


What does it mean to have “hardened hearts?”In what ways are our hearts hardened?

QUEEN OF THE ROSARY SCHOOL REPORT


Spring Break Lenten Service Opportunity. Just in time for Lenten almsgiving and Spring Break, please get ready to join the Marriage & Family Ministry and Queen of the Rosary School Board for a service event at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg on Wednesday, March 29th from 4:30 to 6:15pm. Follow this link to sign up as a family or a group with accompanying adult. Individuals 18 and older are also welcome. Space is limited, so sign up today!

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION ROUND UP


Confirmation Candidate/Sponsor/Parent Meeting

Tuesday, March 14th | 7pm | QR


This meeting is for all Confirmation candidates and their sponsors and parents. Please meet in QR Church at 7pm.


Youth Altar Server Recognition Mass

Youth altar servers of Vicariate I parishes with their families are invited to a recognition Mass and post-Mass meal

Sunday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m.

St. Thomas of Villanova Parish

1201 E. Anderson Dr. in Palatine, IL

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YOUTH MINISTRY CORNER


Living Stations of the Cross rehearsals are set to begin Sunday, March 12th at 3pm at St. Julian. All teens who participated last year are welcome back, and please bring your friends with you!


OLBS Youth Ministry is headed to Marshalltown, Iowa for Catholic Heart Work Camp in July. If you haven't already reserved your spot, contact Mr. Van and send in your $100 deposit today!

SAVE THESE UPCOMING DATES:

Living Stations Rehearsal | Mar 12 | 3pm

Living Stations Rehearsal | Mar 19 | 3pm

YM Meeting | Mar 19 | 6pm

Alexian Village | Mar 20 | 6:30-8pm

Palm Sunday | Apr 2

Living Stations Rehearsal |Apr 2 | 3pm

Alexian Village | April 3 | 6:30pm

Holy Thursday | Apr 6

Good Friday | Apr 7

Living Stations of the Cross | Apr 7 | 7pm

Holy Saturday | Apr 8

Easter Sunday | Apr 9

YM Meeting | Apr 16 | 6pm

Alexian Village | Apr 17 | 6:30pm

CHWC | July 16-22 | Marshalltown, Iowa

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Worship sites:

Queen of the Rosary

750 W. Elk Grove Blvd.

St. Julian Eymard

601 Biesterfield Road


School:

Queen of the Rosary School

690 Elk Grove Blvd.

(847) 437-3322 | www.qrschool.org