"The word of God is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword."
~ Hebrews 4:12a
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. All good things together came to me in her company (Wisdom 7:7-11).

Psalm — Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy! (Psalm 90).

Second Reading — Indeed the word of God is living and effective (Hebrews 4:12-13).

Gospel — It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God (Mark 10:17-30 [17-27]).
In today’s readings, we discover that material wealth alone does not keep us from discipleship. We will see that there are other gifts more important than material wealth, but even so, it is how we use our gifts that matters most.

Today’s scriptures point to the value of the gifts of wisdom, trusting in God, and letting our actions reflect the love of God from within. It is not gold that causes us to fall, but rather the desire for gold above all other things.

From the readings in Wisdom and Hebrews, we find the source of God’s gifts in our lives. Wisdom is more valuable than worldly possessions. In Hebrews, we are challenged to look at our own values and admit honestly what controls our lives.

How do you use your gifts from God? What controls your life? Do your actions reflect the love of God from within?
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 intimate sanctuary of St. Julian Eymard Church. She will perform and talk about her musical selections, featuring music by J.S. Bach and more. Concert is free, but free-will donations are greatly appreciated to help continue bringing events like this to the parish.

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.
October is Respect Life Month
In October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month. The 2021 Respect Life poster, which you will find in the vestibule at both Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian, features four scenes from the life of St. Joseph, and includes the petition, “St. Joseph, defender of life, pray for us!” 

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.
Call to Action
It's back... For the past three years, we have fought legislation repealing the state's Parental Notice of Abortion law. This past spring, we prevented a vote, but the pressure is ramping up again. 

Click the Take Action Now button to e-mail or call your state representative or senator and urge them to oppose repealing the parental notification act.
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.

Calling all night owls...late night and overnight hours still available. Please consider spending a quiet hour with Our Lord to pray for a culture that respects life from conception until natural death.
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!
40 Days for Life
The 40 Days for Life 2021 campaign continues 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. Download the flyer to learn more about ways you can support the 40 days campaign.
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 are again 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.
Break the Cycle
Shelley Welch, Senior Manager of Annual Fund Giving at WINGS Program, will speak on Domestic Violence. You're invited to join the conversation on Wednesday, October 20th at 7:30pm at: Queen of All Saints’ Holy Name Room
6277 N. Keene Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646

Signs will be posted for directions to the Holy Name Room. For more information, contact Ann Kalaska or Adele Bach.

Hosted by the “Friends Against Domestic Abuse” Network of Queen of All Saints, St. Mary of the Woods and St. Martha’s in Morton Grove, under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry (ACDVO).
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 next Holy Hour will be held October 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 135 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Lake Villa.
School Report
The band program is coming back and will begin on October 12.  Families who were with the program in 2019-2020 have been or will be contacted directly by the company. Mr. Bryan Sanoshy is the director assigned to our school.

Fun Lunch is on October 15. This is a day that we do not have our regular FSP Hot Lunch program. Participation in the Parent Club Fun Lunch is optional. All ordering and payment is done online through the Buona hotlunch website. We do not collect orders or payment at school. Ordering and payment is due on or before October 11.  If you choose not to order, your child/ren will need to bring a lunch on October 15. Please do not bring in meals from another restaurant.
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, have transportation to/from church and the homes to be raked. Service hours available.
Are you, or do your know, a senior or single parent that could use a little extra help raking lawns this Fall?

Please contact the parish office to be considered for our Rake 'n Run.
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
10/13 at Noon. Refiner's Fire, Executive Presence featuring Hope Thatcher, founder Em Tel Communications.

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
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 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