"Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures
for eternal life."
~ John 6:27A
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The people of Israel receive bread from heaven in response to their grumbling
(Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15).
Psalm — The Lord gave them bread from heaven
(Psalm 78).
Second Reading — Put on the new self that has been created in God’s way (Ephesians 4:17, 20-24).
Gospel — I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger (John 6:24-35).
The Bread of Life
Today’s Gospel has the crowd asking Jesus three questions. First, “When did you get here,” to which Jesus responds by rebuking them for their failure to grasp his miracle as a “sign,” an occasion to put faith in him. Their second question about accomplishing the “works of God” has Jesus respond that faith is the “work” that God wishes. Many scholars believe this is John’s answer to the faith-works dichotomy emerging in the early Christian community. Faith is the work of God in the believer, John would have us understand. The third question asked by the crowd is a request for a “sign” that would allow them to put faith in Jesus, as the manna in the desert allowed the Israelites to put faith in the Lord God. Jesus answers by revealing himself as the “bread of life” that “comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
August Summer Supper
If you or someone you know is in need of a home-cooked meal, drive through our St. Julian parking lot on Thursday, August 5th. We'll be serving chili-cheese dogs with a side of hope in a contactless drive through. No judgement, no questions asked, just Summer comfort food.

If you are able to help shop, cook, prep or pack, a few spots still remain.
REMINDER: Please bring hot dogs and chili sauce to church, uncooked, no later than Wednesday, August 4th. Thank you!
First Friday Adoration
Friday, August 6th is First Friday. Please join us on the first Friday of every month for Eucharistic Adoration. Exposition begins immediately following morning Mass at St. Julian Eymard and continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am. We hope you drop by to spend some quiet time with Our Lord.
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.
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
Portillo's Benefit Night
Dinner, solved...treat the gang, and yourself, to Portillo's and support our QR School. Download the flyer or show it on your smart phone at the Elk Grove Portillo's at 1500 Busse Road between 5 and 8pm on Thursday, July 29th. Twenty percent of proceeds will support our QR School.
RE Roundup
Registration for 2021-22 Religious Education is happening now. Instruction will be in person, and this year you will have an opportunity to select the schedule/worship site which is most convenient for your family. 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.
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
Calling all teens...if you love to sort and organize, we have some projects underway at our QR and SJE locations:

  • Kitchen Organization
  • Closet Clutter Clear Out
  • File Room Storage Solutions

Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 to signup for dates/times. Thank you!
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.
Events for Young Adults
Young adults, follow this link for Theology on Tap events throughout the Summer in the surrounding area.

Would you like to bring a Young Adult Ministry to OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Culture of Life Update
National Natural Family Planning (NFP) Week July 25-31, 2021
Natural Family Planning Week supports God's gifts of love and life in marriage. This week also marks the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of our Blessed Mother. In January 2021, after praying the Angelus, Pope Francis declared the fourth Sunday in July as World Day for Grandparents. The date has been chosen to be near the liturgical memorial of Jesus' grandparents, Saints Joachim and Anne. Look for more information about Natural Family Planning and the role of grandparents in the family in our vestibules during NFP Week.

We pray for all married couples who so deeply long to welcome a child into their home. May God hear their prayers, console their hearts, and guide them on the path of peace. Learn more.

Rise and Dine Breakfast
Save the date, Saturday, August 7th at 11am for the Annual Project Love Benefit Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lisle. This year Project Love is honoring Northwest Families for Life. Follow this link to purchase tickets or make a donation.
Next Respect Life Meeting
All are invited to join our next Respect Life Ministry meeting on Tuesday, August 10th.

Follow this link to see more from OLBS Respect Life Ministry.
Raise Your Hand
Our Christmas Elves have been sewing all Spring and Summer and have more than 1000 stockings ready to go for Mission Our Lady of Angels this Christmas. If you like to sew and would like to join our Elves, please contact the parish office for more information. If you like to help with goodies for the stockings, stay tuned for more information this Fall on drop-off and most-needed items.

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 are on 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