"The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
the decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple."
~ Psalm 19:8
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Moses said, “Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets!” (Numbers 11:25-29).

Psalm — The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart (Psalm 19).

Second Reading — Come now, you rich. The wages you withheld from the workers who harvested your fields are crying aloud (James 5:1-6).

Gospel — Whoever is not against us is for us
(Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48).
Proclaim the Wonder of God
The gift of the Spirit is given freely, not according to human expectations, but according to the generosity of God. Joshua wants Moses to stop Eldad and Medad from prophesying in the camp, when they were not with the others as the spirit was bestowed on them. Moses, so close to God’s mind in the matter, wishes everyone could possess the spirit of God and proclaim it to the nations.

Psalm 19 celebrates the perfection of God’s law, and how it brings joy and delight. It is better than the finest gold or the sweetest honey. Moreover, God gives the wisdom of the prophets to everyone, especially the simple and lowly ones, even to children. It is the “little ones” who proclaim the wonder of God to all.
Let's Stay Connected!
As we continue to build this new reality, maintaining up-to-date census information allows us to tailor our programs and ministries to meet the needs of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parish community.

Are you a long-time parishioner? Have you changed your name? Have you moved? Have you eliminated a land line or changed your cell phone? Have you added or changed an e-mail address recently?

If you answered yes to any of the above, please e-mail updated contact information (Name, Address, Phone Numbers, eMail Address) so that we may keep in touch and minister to you more effectively.

Please share this information with friends and neighbors who may not be ready to return to worship with us at this time.
October Is...
Month of the Holy Rosary. In addition to the Weekly Rosary Prayer at SJE, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will once again host the traveling statue of Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary will be prayed in church at SJE nightly between October 10th and 15th.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Teens from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will be helping at the Prairie State Half Marathon & 10K in Long Grove, Illinois sponsored by WINGS Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence. OLBS Teens, signup here. Service hours apply.

Respect Life Month. Next Sunday, October 3rd, is Respect Life Sunday which will kick off a month of activities around the parish and community in support of a culture of life.
Watch this eNews space weekly, parish websites and bulletin and see displays in the vestibule at each worship site for more information about how Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will honor these important causes during the month of October.
Spiritual Adoption
Participating in Spiritual Adoption offers support in asking God's protection through the intercession of Jesus and Mary for at-risk pregnancies. Please see displays in our worship sites (near Divine Mercy at QR, near the Pieta at SJE) beginning this weekend, September 25th. You will have an opportunity to name your spiritually adopted baby by dropping the card in one of the baby carriages in church. Then pray this simple prayer from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen daily for nine months: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child whom I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”
Baby Bottles Change Lives
As part of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish month-long observance of Respect Life, we will again be supporting the work of TLC Pregnancy Services and The Women's Center with the Baby Bottle Campaign. Beginning this weekend, September 25th, take home a bottle from either church vestibule, fill it up with spare change and bring it back to church or the parish office. Or use the above links to visit either agency's website to donate online.
Closing Out Another Summer
We will serve the final Summer Supper of 2021 on Thursday, September 30th. If you or someone you know is in need of a home-cooked meal, simply drive through the St. Julian parking lot between 6:30 and 7:30pm on Thursday, September 30th for a drive-through, to-go Supper.
Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, October 1st is First Friday. Eucharistic Adoration will begin immediately following the 8:15am morning Mass at SJE and continue until the Closing Benediction at 11:30am. Additionally, there is opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration each Wednesday evening at 7pm at QR.

We hope you are able to drop by and spend some quiet time with Our Lord.
As the Page Turns
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will begin reading "Life's Greatest Lesson" by Allen R. Hunt on Monday, October 4th.

Book Club will meet regularly at SJE in the Hall or Classrooms, generally on the first Monday of each month. Please check the parish event calendar for the complete schedule.
Holy Hour for Life
As Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament celebrates Respect Life Month in October, all are invited to join us for a Holy Hour for Life in support of aging and end of life on Tuesday, October 12th at 7pm at SJE.
40-Hours Devotion for Life
Immediately following the Holy Hour for Life and Exposition at 7pm on October 12th at SJE, all are invited to join in a special forty hour period of continuous prayer in support of life. During the 40-Hours Devotion the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and the church will be available for personal prayer. The devotion will conclude with Closing Benediction on Thursday, October 14th at 11am.
School Report
As part of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish month-long observance of Respect Life, each homeroom at QR School will be given the opportunity to commit to the spiritual adoption of an unborn baby.

Each day, students will pray the following prayer: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you very much. We beg you to save the life of the unborn baby that we have spiritually adopted.” Additionally, our Student Council will designate a Change 4 Change Day where proceeds will help mothers and infants in need.
RE Roundup
As part of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish month-long observance of Respect Life, RE Classes will have an opportunity to support the Baby Bottle Campaign either by filling a bottle as a class, or by filling a bottle as a family with spare change. See bottles in the vestibule at each worship site.
Youth Ministry Corner
Hey, OLBS Teens, Mr. Van wants to know if you... Need service hours? Enjoy fresh air and being outside? Want to hang out with parish friends or make new friends?

WINGS Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence is hosting the Prairie State Half Marathon & 10K in Long Grove (343 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove, IL) on October 2nd between 6:45am and 12:30pm.

WINGS is looking for volunteers to help along the Marathon Path and thought of us because of the great job we did helping with their event during Summer Stay Camp!
Follow this link to sign up for the event or download the Volunteer Flyer.
Please note, teens must be 14 or older to volunteer (youths between 10 and 13 may volunteer only if accompanied by a parent.) Parents will need to complete a COVID form and volunteer form for their child.
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! 
Congress is about to vote on the most radical abortion bill of all time. Can you spare a moment to e-mail Congress now?

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!

Please check this space, websites, bulletin or contact the parish office for more information on additional 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 Respect Life Ministry seeks to grow a culture of life that supports life from conception until natural death. As we look forward to Respect Life Month in October, a myriad of events at the parish and community level are planned to help support this effort. 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