"The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace."
~ James 3:18
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The wicked say: With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test (Wisdom 2:12, 17-20).

Psalm — The Lord upholds my life (Psalm 54).

Second Reading — The wisdom from above is full of mercy and good fruits (James 3:16 — 4:3).

Gospel — Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me (Mark 9:30-37).
The Meaning of Discipleship
The geography of today’s Gospel is significant. Jesus is completing his ministry in Galilee and beginning his journey to Jerusalem, where he will meet both death and resurrection. The prediction of his death placed here is the second of three in Mark’s Gospel, and as usual it is the occasion for an important teaching on the part of Jesus. Today that lesson is tied to the need for his disciples to embrace a ministry of service. A play on words in Aramaic would have linked the words “child” and “servant,” thus turning Jesus’ gesture of placing a child in their midst into an illustration of his understanding of himself as the Servant of the Lord. It is that same awareness of the meaning of their ministry that Jesus (and Mark) wishes to instill in the disciples. Theirs must be a ministry of service if they are to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. And that service might even require of them that they be “handed over” to death. What would have been—in the culture of Jesus’ day—an ordinary discussion of social status (“who is the greatest”) becomes in Mark’s context a key insight into the meaning of discipleship for the disciples and for us.
Oktoberfest with OLBS Men's Club
Hold Onto Your Lederhosen!

OLBS Men’s Club invites you to
dinner at Oktoberfest in Lion’s
Park on Friday, September 17th.
All are welcome!
Hometown Parade
Come out and support Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and QR School in this year's Hometown Parade.

Held on September 18th at 2:00 pm, the 2021 Hometown Parade theme will be "My Favorite Things" and the Grand Marshal for the parade will be the Elk Grove Village Community Character Coalition.

Stay after the Parade for the 2021 Oktoberfest celebration which will include children's games, activities, food, drinks, live music & so much more!

Follow this link if you would like to march with Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament!
National Day of Remembrance
Please join us for a prayer service to honor our unborn brothers and sisters on the National Day of Remembrance, Saturday, September 18th at 4pm. The prayer service will take place at St. Julian Eymard inside the church, and conclude with a procession to the Marian Garden/Garden of the Unborn on the East side of the building.

The Respect Life Ministry will have flowers to be laid at the Statue of the Unborn. All are welcome.
How Can We Keep from Singing?
Adult and Children's Choir rehearsals are underway, but new voices are always welcome. Please check the parish calendar for rehearsal schedule or contact the parish office for more information.

In addition to leading song at Mass, Adult & Children's Choir will participate in special performance. "Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord." Ephesians 5:19
School Report
Queen of the Rosary School and OLBS Parish are participating  in Elk Grove's Hometown Parade this Saturday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. 

School Board member Peter Kokenes  is  looking for school families to participate. Follow this link to sign up to support our school and parish!
RE Roundup
September 19th is Catechetical Sunday and Religious Ed is in full swing at OLBS. Please join us in praying for catechists:

Loving God, Creator of all things,
you call us to be in relationship with you and others.

Thank you for calling me to be a catechist,
for the opportunity to share with others
what you have given to me.

May all those with whom I share the gift of faith discover how you are present in all things.

May they come to know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

May the grace of the Holy Spirit guide 
my heart and lips, so that I may remain 
constant in loving and praising you.

May I be a witness to the Gospel and a minister of your truth. May all my words and actions reflect your love.

Youth Ministry Corner
Hey OLBS Teens and Parents, join the AfterMass Youth Group at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg on Wednesday, September 22nd from 6-8pm. Let's have a good time for a great cause and see how many food boxes we can pack. Teens vs. Adults, anyone??

Follow this link to sign up for the event!
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Culture of Life Update
Help Us Grow a Culture of LIFE! 
October is Respect Life Month. We hope to see you at one or more parish or community events between now and the end of October celebrating God's Perfect Gift...Life!

9/18/21 at 4pm: National Day of Remembrance for the Unborn Prayer Service at SJE.

9/22/21: 40 Days for Life vigil to pray for life begins.

Please check this space, websites, bulletin or contact the parish office for more information on upcoming events.
Next Respect Life Meeting
All are invited to join our next Respect Life Ministry meeting on Tuesday, October 12th.

Follow this link to see more from OLBS Respect Life Ministry.
COVID Mitigation Protocols
With a return to required face coverings in all indoor public spaces for all people over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, in Chicago and all of Cook County, the archdiocese is temporarily reinstating several mitigative measures in affected parishes.
For all Masses and other liturgies celebrated in Cook County the following directives apply:
Masks must be worn by all participants for the duration of the Mass, with the following exceptions:
  • Presider: When praying or preaching, the mask may be removed.
  • Readers: When proclaiming the readings or announcing the petitions, the mask may be removed.
  • Cantors: When leading hymns or proclaiming the Psalm, the mask may be removed.
  • Wind instrumentalists: When playing, the mask may be removed.
When receiving Holy Communion:
  • As the communicant approaches the priest or extraordinary minister, he/she receives the Host in the hand.
  • The communicant steps six feet to the side, removes the strap from one ear of the mask or face covering, letting it hang from the other ear, uncovering the mouth, and consumes the Host.
  • The communicant replaces the mask over the mouth and nose and returns to his/her seat
Raise Your Hand
Fr. Dan and Fr. Louis are so proud of all our OLBS parishioners and the way everyone has stepped up to help in so many different ways over the past year. Things continue to change on a dime and we're not expecting the pace to slow down any time soon. Volunteers across Councils, Boards, Clubs and Ministries are needed more than ever. There's something for everyone, where do you see yourself? Contact the parish office with questions!

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 Men's Club seeks to facilitate a sense of belonging that connects all men of the parish to our Catholic identity through a shared faith, spirit of service and social interaction. In addition to participating in Bible Study such as the Consecration to St. Joseph or Into the Breach, the Men's Club recently cooked for outdoor Mass and cookouts, led a bike ride through Busse Woods and attended the Beach Boys Concert. Look for additional events through the Fall such as dinner at Oktoberfest. 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:

Sunday's Digital Worship Aid.
We are no longer preparing a digital worship aid as we have been able to place hymnals and missals in the pews once again! The dark blue books are both hymnal and missal, so please look there to follow along with the readings on Sunday.

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 | OLBSCares@ArchChicago.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