"Faith, hope, and love remain, these three;
but the greatest of these is love."
~ 1 Corinthians 13:3
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — God appoints Jeremiah as prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19).

Psalm — I will sing of your salvation (Psalm 71).

Second Reading — Love with its many facets is the most important of the virtues (1 Corinthians 12:31 — 13:13 [13:4-13]).

Gospel — When Jesus claims his salvific mission is for all people, not just the Jews, he is expelled by the enraged members of the Nazarean synagogue (Luke 4:21-30).
To Be a Prophet
Sunday’s readings show us what it is like to be a prophet. As Jeremiah recounts his call, God warns him that he will need strength and perseverance to withstand the hostility he will face from “Judah’s kings and princes” and “its priests and people” (Jeremiah 1:18b). God also assures him that they “will not prevail over you, for I am with you” (1:19). The psalm reflects both of these struggles as well as deliverance from them (“salvation”).

This is exactly what Jesus experiences in today’s Gospel. After he claims that his own mission is the same as what Isaiah proclaimed, at first the people marvel at his “gracious words” (Luke 4:22). Soon, however, they become suspicious, skeptical, and hostile, even threatening to kill him. But just as God promised to deliver Jeremiah, so Jesus “passed through the midst of them and went away” (4:30).
Year-End Giving Statements
Year-end giving statements have been mailed out. If you did not receive your year-end giving statement or have questions regarding the statement, please contact the parish office by email or telephone (847) 979-0901.
January Winter Supper
Another year of Suppers and Catholic Charities Dinners is off to a great start thanks to the generosity of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament parishioners. Our first Supper of 2022 will be tonight, Wednesday, January 26th.

Mark your calendars for February 23rd for our next Supper, menu coming soon!
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
OLBS Youth Ministry will be serving up delicious pasta dinners again this year on Saturday, February 5th following the 5pm Mass at St. Julian. For everyone's safety, meals will be served to-go style and will include garlic bread and a side salad.

Your free-will offering (suggested donation $10) will help offset the cost of the Summer Mission Trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp.

If you are able to help cook, prep or pack for the Pasta Dinner, please sign-up so Mr. Van knows how many volunteers he'll have. Reminder for teens, if you are going on the Mission Trip, you must volunteer!
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Music Notes
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Adult Choir began rehearsal for 2022 on Tuesday, January 24th. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7-9pm at Queen of the Rosary Church. The Adult Choir sings at select Masses at QR and SJE. All are invited...if you are interested in joining at any point this year, we would be happy to have you! Proof of vaccination is required.

Do you enjoy singing, or playing an instrument, but feel that our adult choir might not be for you? Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Charismatic Music Group will be started up on Monday, January 23rd. We will be playing and singing at Mass once per month at QR, and will consist of praise and worship music you may hear on the radio, plus many of our favorites here at OLBS. We will have drums, guitars, trumpets, and would love to worship and pray with you. Rehearsals are Mondays from 6-8pm at Queen of the Rosary. All are invited and we would love for you to join! Proof of vaccination is required. 
Please check the parish calendar and bulletin for upcoming music dates and events, and reach out to Music Director Michael Hawes if you have any questions.
School Report
Catholic Schools Week Starts Sunday!

We begin our Catholic Schools Week celebration on Sunday, January 30 at the 10:30am Mass at QR. All families are invited to attend Mass and we ask that all current K-8 students come in uniform to show QR School pride. Immediately following the Mass, we will have a scaled back Open House for families to visit their child/ren’s classrooms.

To avoid overcrowding in the classrooms, hallways, lobby and gym, Ms. McGinn is asking families with the last name beginning with:
  • (A-L) visit from 11:30 to 12: 15
  • (M-Z) visit from 12:30 to 1:15
RE Roundup
There will be no RE classes on Saturday, January 29. Parents of children preparing to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will meet Saturday, January 29 at 10am in QR Church. This meeting is geared for parents, so if you must bring your children, please provide something for them to read or work on. 

At the meeting, OLBS will welcome veteran teacher Mrs. Karen Vance as she shares her wisdom gained from 45 years experience preparing children for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Her contributions to our sacramental preparation program are very much appreciated. Mrs. Vance has requested that parents bring a photograph of their child to hold in their hands as she speaks. 
We will also welcome any questions parents may have in preparation for the blessed days ahead!
This Sunday, January 30, CLW will be at the 10:30am Mass at QR. Please check our parish calendar for the full Sunday schedule!
Children's Liturgy of the Word
We invite children at select Masses—after the opening prayer of the Mass—to join a Children’s Liturgy of the Word leader for a “child-based” lesson on the Scripture of the day. Children return to their parents just before the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.
  • CLW follows the RE calendar and runs from September to May.
  • CLW sessions are approximately 15-minutes to discuss the readings of the day
  • No registration necessary, children 4-years and older present at the Mass will be invited to CLW by the celebrant
  • CLW takes place in the sacristy at QR or in a classroom at SJE
  • CLW rotates at the 9:15am or 10:30am Masses, check the Parish calendar for specific dates
  • CLW uses the Promise series from Pflaum Weekly
Youth Ministry Corner
Our next fundraising event to help offset costs of this Summer's mission trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp will be our February 5th Pasta Dinner. Service hours available! Volunteering for this is mandatory for teens going to CHWC, but all OLBS teens are welcome to help, even if you will not be going to CHWC!

If you are not able to participate in the dinner but would like to contribute, donations to help purchase food are always welcome.
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Jan 31
Pasta Dinner | Feb 5
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Share the love and join YCP Gives Back in helping Little Sisters of the Poor on February 19th from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Follow this link to discover more and register.

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 & Family Ministry and consider becoming a Wedding Coordinator or part of our Marriage Ministry.

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.

Do you love sharing the Gospel? Please consider becoming an adult volunteer for Children's Liturgy of the Word, starting in mid-January, 2022.
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Men’s Group acts through its members to support, empower, and educate men in our OLBS family and in the community in spirituality, leadership, and service. Recently, the Men's Group began the Kapaun's Men Virtue series. 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 to our faith and our parish family:

NEW! FORMED. To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:
  • Go to Formed.org
  • Enter our parish’s zip code
  • Enter your name and your email address

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.
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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