"Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away."
~ Mark 13:31
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever (Daniel 12:1-3).

Psalm — You are my inheritance, O Lord! (Psalm 16).

Second Reading — Where there is forgiveness, there is no longer offering for sin (Hebrews 10:11-14, 18).

Gospel — Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away (Mark 13:24-32).
God's Reign
By pointing to the end times, today’s readings speak to the coming reign of God, when God will make all things new. In Christ, this time has already begun. We, by our energized watchfulness, can further God’s reign. We can heal broken hearts, free captives, spread the Good News. Even so, the reign of God will not be complete without the second coming of Christ. Our weekly eucharistic gathering is a sign of the fullness of the end times. At Mass we join as an assembly to recall and to claim the story of Jesus as our own. Together we give thanks to God for the many gifts bestowed upon us. We receive nourishment in the simple but profound meal. And our weak and weary selves are invigorated and transformed by the power of Christ, so that we ourselves might become effective signs of God’s reign present and to come.
Christmas Elves
Make holidays merry and bright for children at Mission Our Lady of Angels with stocking stuffer toys and candies. Drop items off in marked bins at QR and SJE when you attend Mass between November 10th and November 21st. Look for the announcement in upcoming bulletins for more information and ideas for goodies to donate or call the parish office (847) 979-0901.

Discover more about A Season of Giving.
Community Blood Drive
Blood is urgently needed at this time. Examples of transfusion needs are:
  • Cancer: up to 8 units/month
  • Bone Marrow Transplant: up to 2 units/day
  • Liver Transplant: up to 100 units
  • Auto Accident: up to 50 units
  • Cardiovascular Surgery: 2-25 units

Donation will take place the Charles J. Zettek Municipal Complex on Saturday, November 13th between 8am and 1pm. Follow this link for more information.
Christmas Angels Adoption Weekend
Adopt a family, as a group or individually, and bring joy to those less fortunate this Christmas season. Look for the Angel Trees and in both QR and SJE vestibules and select your family ornament the weekend of November 13th-14th. Then start shopping and let the fun begin!

If you are unable to attend Mass at OLBS this weekend, but still want to be a Christmas Angel, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.

Discover more about A Season of Giving.
Men's Club Bowling Night
How does the OLBS Men's Club roll? Come find out at our first OLBS Men's Club Bowling Night on Monday, November 15 at 7pm at Elk Grove Bowl, 53 S. Arlington Heights Road in Elk Grove Village. All are invited for a fun night out!
Great Lakes Catholic Men's Conference - DeKalb
Join the OLBS Men's Club at the Midwest's longest running Catholic Men's Conference on Saturday, November 20th from 8:50am to 4:00pm at Holmes Student Center, Northern Illinois University. Men at all levels of their faith journey will learn, praise, pray, and join in the celebration of the Mass.

Discover more about the Great Lakes Catholic Men's Conference.
Eucharistic Miracles of the World
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will be displaying the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, an International Exhibition designed and curated by Blessed Carlo Acutis, the Servant of God, when he was between the ages of 11 and 15. This exhibit has been viewed by more than 3,000 parishes across the world. All are invited to visit on one or more of these days:

Saturday, November 27 | 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, November 28 | 8:00am to 1:00pm
Monday, November 29 | 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 30 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

Please follow this link if you are able to volunteer at the exhibit.
November Winter Supper
We will again be sending meals to Journeys/PADS to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness at our upcoming Winter Supper on Tuesday, November 30th.

School Report
The Grand Raffle is one of our main all-school fundraisers hosted by QR School to help lower the cost of tuition and ensure the affordability of a Catholic education. 
  • Grand Raffle Drawing will be held on December 5, 2021 via live stream on Queen of the Rosary School’s Facebook page.
  • Tickets are also available for online purchase ($25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $100). Visit qrschool.org for details or go to:  grandraffle2021.givesmart.com.
  • Share with friends and families by texting grandraffle2021 to 76278.

RE Roundup
Are You Called to Serve?
All OLBS youth in grades 4 and up are eligible to serve at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days and for weddings and funerals. Altar servers gain a deeper understanding of the Mass, learn important life skills and make new friends. To get an overview of the basics, please join us for training on Saturday, November 13th at QR and Saturday, November 20th at SJE from 11am to Noon. Training will be held at each worship site, but all servers who wish to serve at both sites should attend both training sessions. Experienced servers who would like to help with training are also encouraged to attend and lend support to our new servers.

If you are called to serve, please sign up here.
Youth Ministry Corner
Our next meeting will be Sunday, November 21st from 4:30 to 6pm in SJE Shea Hall. Plus we have LOTS of service opportunities coming up. Please see below for links to start signing up:

Questions? Send Mr. Van a note.
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Upcoming Refiner's Fire on Tuesday, November 23 at Noon: Stress Stinks, Faith Works featuring Rob Hays, President and CEO of Ashford Hospitality Trust.

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Pray for Dobbs
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court Case. The Dobbs case is an important abortion case being heard by the US Supreme Court December 1st. It will delve into the question of whether pre-viability limits on abortion beginning at 15 weeks’ gestation are constitutional. There is hope that this case could be the first step in an incremental weakening of Roe.

Follow this link to learn more about the case.

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 Ministry and consider becoming a Wedding Coordinator.

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.
The Adult Education Ministry works with Fr. Dan, staff and other parish leadership to coordinate parish-wide retreats and bring speaker presentations, exhibits and more to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to help us grow in faith and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. 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:

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