"Whoever believes and is baptized
will be saved."
~ Mark 16:16
Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
There is still time to join us at Queen of the Rosary for the Vigil Prayer Service in honor of The Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Evening prayer will begin with Exposition and include Adoration, Hymns and Prayer. The evening will conclude with Benediction. Reconciliation at QR will still take place at 7pm this evening also.

There is no signup for this evening's Prayer Service, but you will be asked to sign in upon arrival. All are welcome!

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 13th, we will continue to honor the Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament at daily Mass at QR at 8:15am.
Significance of the Ascension
The theological unity, or perhaps even the temporal experience of the early community, made it seem that Jesus’ resurrection and his ascension were inseparable aspects of a single mystery. Only in the later writings of Luke and John has further theological reflection helped the Christian community to distinguish different dimensions of the mystery. Liturgical tradition has followed the forty-day chronology formulated by Luke. We would miss the point, however, if we were to demand a precise historical chronology of events such as the Resurrection-Ascension that are primarily spiritual in nature and that clearly surpass the bounds of time and space as we know them.
What is important for us to grasp is the significance of the Ascension. For Luke, it is the decisive turning point that marks the end of Jesus’ earthly ministry and the beginning of the disciples’ Spirit-led ministry and thus the ministry of the whole church down to our own day.
RSVP for Mass on Sunday
RSVP for liturgies for the Ascension of the Lord, May 16th, are live on Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00pm.

Please note, attendance is limited and registration is required. Schedule follows (if you need assistance making or changing your registration, please call or e-mail parish offices):

SJE Church, 5:00pm

QR Church, 8:00am

SJE Church, 9:15am

QR Church, 10:30am
Follow this link to keep up with Readings for Daily and Sunday liturgies.
The parking lot attendance option remains available at the QR 10:30am Mass for those with underlying conditions. Park in the designated lot and tune to 102.5 FM radio channel to listen to Mass on your car radio, or watch from your phone on our Facebook page or Web page. At Communion, an Extraordinary Minister will distribute the Holy Eucharist to guests in each car.

Important Note: The following safety protocols continue to be enforced at ALL liturgies and in-person gatherings at both churches, parish centers and on parish grounds: face covering worn securely over nose and mouth, hands sanitized upon entry (and again prior to receiving Holy Communion), seating in marked areas only to respect social distancing, temperature checks for all events involving youth or food service and no congregating in church facilities including parking lots.

If in the previous 14 days you have traveled to a state on the watch list, experienced any cold or flu symptoms or have spent time with anyone experiencing symptoms, we ask out of an abundance of caution that you please stay home to help insure the safety of our parish family.

Wondering what to expect? Follow this link to download Parishioner Reopening Guides in Polish, Spanish or English. And take a minute to watch our Welcome Home Video on the home page!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
May Is the Month of Mary
Our Rosary Group is suggesting ways we may all grow closer to Christ through Our Blessed Mother during the month of May. Follow our Facebook pages to discover more:

Pope Francis' "marathon" month of prayer continues!

This Ave Maria was written by the famous Argentinian musician and bandoneon player (like an accordion!), Astor Piazzolla. Piazzolla was known for taking the traditional tango style, and adding elements of classical music to it, and really elevating it to the level of other composers like Bach and Beethoven. This is one of my favorite pieces to play in my Brass Quintet, the beauty of the music just soars and brings me to a special place in my heart. I consider it one of the finest Ave Maria's ever written. Blessings, Michael Hawes, Music Director
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 a Season for Life.
Thank you for helping to promote a culture of life by generously supporting OLBS' Season for Life. We appreciate your donations to the baby bottles in our vestibules. Please note, after Father's Day, we will tally and split the donations from the baby bottles evenly amongst the organizations we have been highlighting.
Our Support Saves
TLC is a multi-service facility reaching out to the community with the love of Christ, bringing light to the darkness. They provide free medical, material, emotional & spiritual support to local women facing unplanned pregnancy situations. Financial and in-kind gifts have helped TLC not only keep its doors open during this challenging time, but expand to 3 locations and a mobile unit. They are reaching more women than ever.

Follow this link to learn more about TLC and see their Wish List (items may be dropped in the collection bins in our church vestibules: OLBS Season for Life.

Follow this link to visit TLC Pregnancy Services.
Provide Answers...and Hope
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.

Follow this link to see the Women's Centers Wish List (items may be dropped in the collection bins in our church vestibules: OLBS Season for Life.

Enjoy this pre-pandemic Christmas party video to learn more about The Women’s Center and how they help.

School Report
Run, don't walk, to support QR School with a Track-A-Thon Pledge!

One of the school's major fundraising events, QR School Track-A-Thon will take place this Friday, May 14th. The Track-A-Thon is a student-body and staff favorite and has become a highly-anticipated day of fun and celebration for the whole school. Students willingness to collect pledges beforehand and their enthusiasm on the track is a testament to their dedication to QR School. We invite you to support our school with pledges.

RE Roundup
Altar Servers, join the conversation! Fr. Dan and Fr. Louis will host virtual Altar Server conversations today, Wednesday May 12th at 5pm and Saturday, May 15th at 11am. Frs. Dan and Louis will discuss Summer plans, and current and former altar servers will discuss the reward of serving at Mass. Follow this link to signup.

Campers, get ready for an epic quest! Join OLBS for this Summer's VBS, Treasured. You will pray, sing, work on crafts, make new friends and most importantly discover that you are more important to God than coins and gems.
Dear Parishioners
My name is Joseph Alvarado, I have been a dedicated parishioner for the last 15 years at St Julian Eymard including attending 9 years of religious education. I have also been an active member in the altar server and youth ministry programs, as well as volunteering at many parish-wide events such as parish picnics and our Social Outreach ministries. Currently I am working toward my Eagle Scout rank, one of the most highly decorated awards in Scouts BSA. One of the many requirements is to plan, develop, and lead a service project. As we continue to grow as a newly united parish, my project will be to add another sacred space around the St Julian Eymard campus, near the religious education doors. I will be creating an outdoor classroom/prayer garden which will be available to anyone who stops by St. Julian to spend some quiet time in prayer. This will add another sacred space around our churches when they are closed or for those who are still unable to join us inside for worship at this time. I look forward to everyone enjoying the new prayer garden, which I am dedicating to my grandfather. My Papa, Joseph, was a founding member of Queen of the Rosary Church. 

Thank you and God bless you, Joseph Alvarado

Recently we introduced a temporary relocation of staff (while we assess facilities and look at options, everything is on the table right now) to facilitate better collaboration and communication. Also, in our continuing effort to streamline services and better minister to the needs of the parish, OLBS has introduced an Event Coordinator role to help administer the master parish calendar. Our Pastoral Minister, Brian Michalski, whom many of you know from his work in liturgy, ministry and oversight of volunteers, is adding this new role. 

Please begin e-mailing meeting and event reservation requests to Brian at calendar@stjulianeymard.org! (Please note, we are in the process of switching over to our new domain OLBSEGV.org.)

Follow this link to learn more.
Follow the parish bulletin, eNews, pulpit announcements and social channels for updates. And, as always, feel free to contact the parish office with questions, or schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan about the temporary office relocation or other parish news.
Clerical Assistant Wanted
OLBS is looking for a part-time data entry/clerical assistant to join our team. This role will support the business office and will require approximately 20-25 hrs per week. Duties will include, but are not limited to; data entry, filing, answering phones, recording and looking up sacramental records.

To learn more or request a complete job description, please contact the parish office.
We may still be limited in gathering and need to keep our social distance for a little while longer, so we remind you that we have the following virtual tools to help us stay connected:

Sunday's Digital Worship Aid. Whether you print out or follow along on your phone, from home or inside our churches, you will find Sunday's Digital Worship Aid on the home page of our church websites: QR (scroll down to the link "Click here for digital worship aid...") and SJE (scroll down to the button "Sunday's Digital Worship Aid").

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.
Raise Your Hand
Our Youth Faith Formation program, under the direction of the DRE/CRE, is entirely volunteer driven. As we head into the Summer, planning is underway for the Fall. If you are called, please contact the parish office to be connected!

Follow this space for spotlights and updates on the various volunteer opportunities available around the parish. Joining a council or board or volunteering for a ministry requires a short time commitment and shows great stewardship. Please share your gifts and offer your talents to a consultative board or one of the many ministries serving our parish and community. Raise your hand. Make a real difference in the life of our parish, school and religious education programs. OLBS needs YOU!

Want to know more? Please contact the parish office (847) 956-0130.
The Women's Club helps plan and execute various fellowship and fundraising activities throughout the year. Funds raised are directly returned to the parish either to offset costs associated with events, or in support of parish ministries and initiatives.

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!

SJE Campus | 601 Biesterfield Road | (847) 956-0130
QR Campus | 750 W Elk Grove Blvd | (847) 437-0403