"You shall love the LORD, your God,
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your strength."
~ Deuteronomy 6:5
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The LORD, the God of your fathers, will give you a land flowing with milk and honey (Deuteronomy 6:2-6).

Psalm — I love you, Lord, my strength (Psalm 18).

Second Reading — Jesus is always able to save those who approach God through him (Hebrews 7:23-28).

Gospel — To love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices (Mark 12:28b-34).
Love God
As we near the end of the liturgical year we listen to Gospel readings from the final stage of Jesus’ ministry—his teaching in Jerusalem. This Sunday Jesus is in conversation with one of the scribes of the temple. In a rare occurrence Jesus and the scribe agree on the two greatest commandments—to love God with all your being and to love your neighbor as yourself.

In Sunday’s selection from Deuteronomy Moses gives this teaching to the Israelites as the core of their life of faith and prayer, and Psalm 18 echoes this prayer with the words, “I love you, O LORD, my strength” (Psalm 18:2). Jews and Christians agree that our greatest responsibility is to love the one and only God, and that we cannot claim to love God without loving our neighbor as ourselves.
Save the Date
The Feast of All Saints
Monday, November 1st
8:15am and 7:00pm Mass at SJE
Giving thanks for those who have gone before us in faith.

The Feast of All Souls
Tuesday, November 2nd
8:15am and 7:00pm Mass at QR
Please join us for a special Memorial Mass at Queen of the Rosary at 7pm to pray for those from our OLBS family who have gone to eternal rest. We will light a special candle for loved ones lost during this past year.
Holy Hours for Vocations Centennial Tour
Mundelein Seminary is marking its Centennial year with special events to mark 100 years of priestly formation on the Mundelein Seminary campus. This fall, parishes across Chicago and neighboring dioceses will host a Holy Hour with the historic monstrance that was first used at the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of Mundelein’s Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in 1924 and was also used at the 1926 Eucharistic Congress held on the seminary grounds.

Vicariate I parishes will host a Holy Hour with the historic monstrance. Upcoming Holy Hour will be:

October 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 135 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Lake Villa

November 3, 2021 at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest
October Winter Supper
Our first Winter Supper of the season is next week. We will be sending meals to Journeys/PADS to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness on Thursday, October 28th.

Thank you to everyone who has offered to shop, cook, prep and pack to help us continue this important outreach of providing food for those in need.
National Vocation Awareness Week
National Vocation Awareness Week is celebrated the first week of November annually. Please join us in praying this Prayer for Vocations to ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons, and consecrated men and women.

Prayer for Vocations
God our Father,
we thank you for calling men and women to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons, and consecrated persons.
Send your Holy Spirit to help others to respond generously and courageously to your call.
May our community of faith support vocations of sacrificial love in our youth and young adults.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen
Please keep our clergy, Fr. Dan, Fr. Louis and Dcn Jerry in your prayers. Please also pray for our parishioner and QR School alum, Joshua Jones, as he discerns his vocation in his Spirituality Year. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to God's gift of vocation.
Christmas Wreaths Support the Music Ministry
We know it seems like a long way off, but Christmas will be here before you know it! To help make your Christmas sing this year, the OLBS Music Ministry is sponsoring a Christmas Wreath fundraiser. Proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards supporting the many initiatives of our Music Ministry including but not limited to Adult and Youth Choirs, music concerts and including instrumentalists for special liturgies.

Orders are due by Sunday, November 7th. Download the flyer or contact the parish office for more information.
October is Respect Life Month
Thank you to everyone for supporting Respect Life Month with prayer, action and support of partner agencies who work to fight abortion and protect God's precious gift of life.

In this year of St. Joseph, you may have noticed that we have featured St. Joseph, the protector of life posters in the vestibule at each worship site. As we near the end of the month, the USCCB invites us to reflect on how St. Joseph shows us to say “yes” to life, despite our own fears, frailties, and weaknesses. May his witness of courage and faithful trust in the Lord inspire us to welcome, safeguard, and defend the precious gift of life. Consider:

Please continue helping to support a culture that honors life from conception until natural death by participating in these and other activities:

Reserve your spot for this weekend's tri-lingual pro-life conference hosted by Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, Consultant to the US Bishops' Committee of Pro-Life Activities. Follow this link for more information.

The National Pro-Life Alliance has shared a video demonstrating the importance of ultra sounds in preserving the life of an unborn child. Follow this link to watch the video and consider signing the petition for UltraSound Informed Consent.

If you haven't already done so, please return your filled baby bottles to church, adopt a baby through Spiritual Adoption in either of our worship sites, or support 40 Days for Life through prayer and fasting.
Next Respect Life Meeting
All are invited to join our next Respect Life Ministry meeting on Tuesday, November 9th.

Follow this link to see more from OLBS Respect Life Ministry.
School Report
Grand Raffle tickets are on sale now! Enter now for a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize, $3,000 Second Prize or one of three $500 Third Place Prizes. Drawing is December 5th. Tickets are $25 each, or 5 for $20. (note, prizes subject to change based on ticket sales)

To enter, you may call the QR School office (847) 437-3322 or parish office (847) 979-0901 or follow this link for more information and a link to order.

QR School Parents Club Trick-or-Treat Trail...QR School Students in pre-school through 5th Grade are invited to join us on the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Friday, October 29th in the QR School Parking Lot.

Preschool will start out at 12:15pm, and K-5 will follow beginning at 12:45pm.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!
RE Roundup
Holy Fire
OLBS teens in Religious Ed will participate in Holy Fire on Saturday, November 6th from 9-11:30am in Shea Hall. Rather than a single location, virtual content will be streamed at multiple locations this year. The program features keynote speakers Chika Anyanwu and Father Gibson along with Master of Ceremonies, Oscar Rivera, Jr. and music from PJ Anderson.

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...
Monday, November 8 at 5:30pm, join YCP Chicago for an evening of socializing and networking at Time Out Fulton Market.

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
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 Holy Spirit pulls you into deeper relationship with the Holy Family through the meditative devotion of praying the rosary. Rosary Group meets weekly at 7pm on Tuesdays at St. Julian to pray the rosary, all are invited. 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