"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb."
~ Luke 1:42
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The vision concerning the woman clothed with the sun (Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab).
Psalm — The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold (Psalm 45).
Second Reading — Christ, the firstfruits; then those who belong to him (1 Corinthians 15:20-27).
Gospel — Mary praises God in the Magnificat
(Luke 1:39-56).
Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Mary of the New Testament is our “nature’s boast” but not solitary, as this unique solemnity of the Assumption tells us. Paradoxically, Mary, the mother of Jesus, also embodies what it means to be a follower of Jesus. 

For all this, Mary’s destiny is not cut off by death but, through the power of the resurrection, she is transformed body and spirit and lives forever with her beloved son. How else could it be that the body who shaped the very body of Jesus could ever be lost? Or that one whose heart beat in unison with the heart of God’s Incarnate Word could be eternally muted?

The marvel is that this same destiny is held out to us. Our Christian faith holds that as human beings, body and spirit, we too are a gift of God, never to be thrown away but cherished by God for all eternity. The celebration of the Assumption of Mary is also our celebration.

Follow this link to read the full reflection from Fr. Donald Senior, CP.
Morning Bike Ride
All men are invited to join the OLBS Men's Group for a morning bike ride through Busse Woods on Saturday, August 14th, following the 8:15am morning Mass.

"Life is like riding a bicycle...to keep your balance, you must keep moving." –Albert Einstein
August Outdoor Mass, Book Discussion and Cookout
The Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Summer of Prayer continues with an outdoor Mass on Sunday, August 22nd at 5pm at Queen of the Rosary. Following Mass, all are invited to stay (or join us if you attend an earlier Mass) for fellowship. We will cook out and continue our discussion of Matthew Kelly's book "I Heard God Laugh." Come see what's cookin' at OLBS!

Follow this link to view all upcoming events.
Coming in September...
"For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul" – Proverbs 2:10

Check out these Adult Faith Formation Opportunities beginning in September, all are invited:

Tuesday Morning Group will begin reading Six-Weeks with the Bible "Proverbs: Wisdom for Living." New members always invited, please contact the parish office for more information.

Thursday Evening Bible Study will begin studying Ascension Press "James: Pearls for Wise Living." Download the flyer to sign up.
Sing to the Lord a New Song
Join the OLBS Choirs!

For Youth:
  • Sing once per month at Mass
  • Practice Wednesdays after school
  • Rehearsals begin September 8th

For Adults:
  • Sing for regular Sunday and special liturgies and celebrations
  • Practice Tuesday from 7 to 8:30pm
  • Rehearsals begin August 24th

Contact OLBS Music Director, Michael Hawes, for more information.
Come and Be Comforted
If any of the following describe your grief journey, Journey of the Heart Grief Sharing may be for you:
  • Are you struggling to pray, feeling abandoned by God?
  • Have you lost interest in attending Mass or other events?
  • Are you questioning God’s reasoning in calling your loved one to Him?

Following a loss, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Journey of the Heart Ministry seeks to let those grieving know that they are not alone. God has not abandoned you, and neither has your OLBS parish family.

The Journey begins in September. Follow this link to discover more.
School Report
Back to School!
We know it feels as if Summer just began, but Tuesday, August 17th is the first day of classes at QR School for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Pre-school returns on Wednesday, August 18th.

If you do not turn in the Pledge form from the Archdiocese at Meet the Teacher this evening, please send it with your child on Tuesday.

There's still time to support QR School at today's Buona Beef Benefit in Itasca. The promotion runs until 10pm tonight. Be sure to mention QR School and enjoy!
RE Roundup
Registration for 2021-22 Religious Education is due by Monday, August 16th. Instruction will be in person, and this year you have the option to select the schedule/worship site which is most convenient for your family. If you have not already registered, follow the button below to head to our simple and secure online registration and payment system. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
Mark Your Calendars for the First Day of Class!
Sept 11 (9:15 - 10:30am): QR Grades K-4
Sept 12 (10:15 - 11:30am): SJE Grades 7-9
Sept 14 (4:30 - 5:45pm): SJE Grades K-3
Sept 14 (7:00 - 8:15pm): QR Grades 5-8
Sept 15 (4:30 - 5:45pm): SJE Grades 4-6
OLBS Religious Education is a volunteer-based program helping to form our youth and providing opportunity for them to encounter Jesus Christ. If you are called to teach our most impressionable, please contact the parish office today for more information on this important formation role. Discover more.
Youth Ministry Corner
Reminder, next YM Meeting is Sunday, August 15th at 4:30pm. It's going to be action packed: Mr. Van will debrief Stay Camp, start planning service activities for late Summer and Fall and begin the conversation about next year's CHWC and fundraising to support the trip.
Events for Young Adults
Join young Catholic professionals by phone for a few minutes of prayer to their intercessor, St. Joseph, every Wednesday at 12pm U.S. Central Time. YCP's mission calls upon the intercession of St. Joseph the Worker, a simple carpenter who reminds us of the importance of stillness, reflection, and prayer. Discover more or register.

Coming in September...

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Culture of Life Update
Stop Taxpayer Funded Abortion 
The Hyde Amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Now, powerful members of Congress want to take away these laws that both Democrats and Republicans have supported for nearly half a century.

Billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion.

Walking With Moms In Need
Walking with Moms in Need is a time of service in which Catholic parishes and communities "walk in the shoes" of local pregnant and parenting women in need. Discover more.
Next Respect Life Meeting
All are invited to join our next Respect Life Ministry meeting on Tuesday, September 14th.

Follow this link to see more from OLBS Respect Life Ministry.
Raise Your Hand
Sooner than we think, we'll be readying our worship sites to celebrate Advent and Christmas liturgies. This is one of the busiest times of the liturgical year for our Art & Environment team. If you have an eye for decorating or enjoy flower arranging or crafting, Art & Environment may be the ministry for you! Contact the parish office to learn more.

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.
OLBS Religious Education is a volunteer-based program helping to form our youth and providing opportunity for them to encounter Jesus Christ. While students enjoy the last weeks of Summer Break, Mrs. Uhlarik and catechists are busy planning the upcoming calendar for Youth Faith Formation. If you are called to teach our most impressionable, please contact the parish office today for more information on this important formation role. Discover more.

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