"Let the children come to me;
do not prevent them,
for the kingdom of God belongs
to such as these."
~ Mark 10:14
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The man said, “This one is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called ‘woman’ ” (Genesis 2:18-24).

Psalm — May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives (Psalm 128).

Second Reading — He who consecrates and those who are being consecrated all have one origin (Hebrews 2:9-11).

Gospel — Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it (Mark 10:2-16).
The Barriers that Separate
We live in a society that has many technological avenues for stimulation and entertainment, one in which the urban population exceeds the non-urban. It is curious that loneliness is a prevalent malady. It is easy to reach out and touch someone, we are told. But—in truth—it is not all that easy, and statistics from the mental health field will reinforce that opinion. Today’s readings are about the ways in which we can authentically reach out: God touches Adam to create a mate and end his solitude; God-in-Jesus takes on human flesh and death in order that we might come to glory; Jesus reaches out to the children whom the disciples had tried to keep away, showing us the manner in which we must approach the loving embrace that awaits us in heaven.

Until that day, however, we must remember that ours is a sacramental church, a church of signs of the love of God. And so we are called to reach out continually to ease the loneliness and the barriers that separate us from one another and, therefore, from the love of Christ.
Sun Sets On Another Summer
We will serve the final Summer Supper of 2021 tomorrow, 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.
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. The first Holy Hour will be held October 1, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Emily Parish, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mount Prospect, Illinois.
Blessing of the Pets
Our pets are a blessing to us! In honor of the Feast of St. Francis next Monday, all are invited to bring their pets for a blessing this Saturday, October 2nd at 10:30am at Queen of the Rosary.

House pets only, and all pets must be leashed or caged.
Respect Life Sunday Is October 3
In October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is designated as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning to the end of their lives, and at every point in between.

Please check below, in the weekly bulletin and in our worship spaces for materials and information about events at the parish and in the community that will help us reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.

St. Joseph, defender of life, pray for us!
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.
40 Days for Life
The 40 Days for Life 2021 campaign began September 22 and runs through October 31. 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign aimed to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and ongoing peaceful vigil in front of abortion clinics. Below are some ways you can support the 40 days campaign:

Participate in a prayer vigil
Visit www.40daysforlife.com and click the ‘sign up’ button on the top right corner to create an account. To sign up for vigil hours:
  • Click on ‘Locations’ to enter your zip code and search for the prayer vigil locations
  • Click on the ‘view campaign’ button next to the location of your choice
  • Click ‘Sign up for vigil hours’ button to sign up

Fast for life
“The fast is the weapon of protection against demons,” taught St. Basil the Great. Christ said there are some demons that can only be driven out by prayer and fasting. Click here for Ideas for fasting

Pray for an end to abortion
Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever.  Amen
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) through October 31st. 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. All through the month of October, 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.
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.
Northwest Families March for Life/STAND for Life
All are invited to join the Northwest Families March for Life on Saturday, October 16th from 1 - 3pm. Meet at the St. Theresa Dolan Center Gymnasium at 455 N. Benton, Palatine, IL. and walk to Northwest Highway to line it with pro-life joy. Speakers include Relevant Radio’s John Morales. Reception to follow. Respect Life will have an Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Banner at the STAND so we’ll be easy to spot. OLBS family and friends, rally to the Banner and let’s make a stand for life!
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.
Fall Concert Series
Chicago-based Cellist Sara Sitzer will be playing a concert of music for Solo Cello on Sunday, October 10th at 2:30pm at St. Julian. The sound of the cello is similar to that of the human voice, and Sara's beautiful sound will resonate throughout the beautiful sanctuary of St. Julian Eymard Church. She will perform and talk about her musical selections, featuring music by J.S. Bach and more.

If you are able to help at this event, follow this link to sign up.
Our Lady of Fatima
Our Lady of Fatima will again visit Our Lady 
of the Blessed Sacrament. The Rosary will be 
prayed in church each evening at St. Julian 
at 7pm from October 10th to 15th while 
Our Lady is with us. All are invited to join live in church or via LiveStream.
Public Square Rosary Rally
All are invited to join a Public Square Rosary Rally sponsored by Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in union with America Needs Fatima on Saturday, October 16th at Noon at St. Julian. The Rally will be held in the front yard by the St. Julian sign post (601 Biesterfield Road, across from AMITA Hospital). Please come and pray the Rosary for America and the whole world. We will have prayer sheets available, but please bring your Rosary. If you need assistance, please bring your walker w/seat or a lawn chair. No seating will be provided.

For more information please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
School Report
QR School is attending the 8:15 a.m. Mass on Tuesday mornings. Classes take turns helping at Mass. Parents are welcome to join us!
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
Some of our neighbors could use a little help cleaning up leaves this time of year, so Mr. Van want to know...who's ready for a Rake 'n Run?

All participants should be 6th grade or older and must bring their own rakes and gloves.

Event set for Saturday, October 16th, from Noon to 3pm. We'll meet at St. Julian, but parents are needed to drive teens to nearby homes where we'll rake. Parents are also welcome to participate. If you have a leaf blower you can bring with, leaf bags to give or know a neighbor who needs a hand with leaves, please let Mr. Van know.

Follow this link to sign up for the event. Teens must be able to stay for the entire event, service hours awarded.
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
10/5. Executive Panel Discussion event on "Cultivating Courage in the Workplace."

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
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? 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) 979-0901.
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.
The Respect Life Ministry seeks to grow a culture of life that supports life from conception until natural death. We hope to see you for one or more of the events planned here at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and that we'll be participating in around the community to help grow a culture that supports life from conception until natural death. 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