"My grace is sufficient for you,
for power is made perfect in weakness."
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9
You're Invited!
Marriage is a Sacrament of the Church by the word and action of Christ which demands personal formation that enables married couples to grow in sanctity together. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish is creating a program that will not only prepare engaged couples for the wonderful sacrament of matrimony, but also re-evangelize fallen away and lukewarm Catholics so that they experience a truly faith-deepening conversion and awakening to the beauty, goodness, and truth about marriage, family life and our Catholic faith.

We are putting this marriage plan into action, and to start we are calling upon couples and individuals in the parish who care deeply about the Catholic faith to form a parish ministry team which will facilitate a host of marriage strengthening recommendations provided in the program. Some enrichment activities include marriage preparation (PreCana), couple retreats, speaker events, marriage-related parish workshops, World Marriage Day activities, St. Valentine’s Day couples’ event, marriage-enrichment and social activities.

Marriage ministry enables married couples in the parish to use their experience of marriage and family life, especially challenges they have overcome, in accompanying other married couples in similar situations. Effective marriage ministry helps married couples discern their own unique gifts and talents, and provides opportunities for couples (including divorced, widowed or remarried persons) to use their skills in service to the parish community.

We are inviting couples and will train a core team to form the OLBS marriage ministry. Having a supportive marriage ministry at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will bless couples and strengthen families. This is the heart of ministry and a fruitful response to our baptismal call to serve. We are looking to set an initial brainstorming meeting the week of July 12th to set things in motion to kick off parish-wide events in September. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this opportunity.

Feedback? If you have suggestions or feedback, or feel called to serve in our Marriage Ministry, please contact the parish office today (847) 979-0901 or OLBSCares@ArchChicago.org. If you have questions, we would love to speak with you. Please contact the office or follow this link to discover more. The favor of a reply is requested by July 11, 2021.

Fr. Louis Mboe & Christine Schiffer
True Reformers
A few spots remain for True Reformers. This Bible Study will meet in person or virtually from July 1st until August 5th at 7pm on Thursdays.

Who are the true benefactors of the human race? Explorers? Scientists? Revolutionaries? Rebels against established authority? . . . or the saints?

True Reformers explores in detail the leaders who led the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of Renaissance decadence and the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. The saints of the Catholic Reformation show us just how powerful—and beautiful—is the human heart’s free response to God’s generous grace.

Follow this link to discover the saints we'll cover in this exciting 6-week Bible Study!
July 1st Summer Supper
If you or anyone you know is in need of a hearty meal, please drive through our St. Julian parking lot on Thursday, July 1, 2021 between 6:30 and 7:30pm for a to-go Summer Supper. No questions asked.

In case you're curious, chicken salad croissants are on the menu for July!
Mid-Summer Concert Greeters!
On the 4th of July, the Village will again borrow our QR parking lot for the Mid-Summer Concert series and fireworks. Help us spread the word about all the great things happening at OLBS by greeting concert-goers and handing out flyers and bookmarks.

Follow this link to sign up!

Please note that the parish office will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. We wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Fourth of July spent with family and friends.
Outdoor Summer Mass Series
As OLBS Summer of Prayer continues, save the date for these upcoming outdoor Masses. Following Mass, we'll talk about life's essential habit, prayer, as we read Matthew Kelly's book "I Hear God Laugh" together.

Sunday, July 18, 2021, 5pm at SJE Church
Review Parts 1-3.

Sunday, August 22, 2021, 5pm at QR Church
Review Parts 4-5.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own lawn or camp chair to setup in the parking lots. We also recommend bringing an umbrella, which will protect from glare or heat of the sun.

Follow this link to view all upcoming OLBS events.
Please note, these Masses will not be celebrated from our cars, and we are not able to provide outdoor seating.
One Book, One Parish
If you didn't get your copy of Matthew Kelly's book "I Heard God Laugh" we still have copies available at QR and SJE. Pick one up today and join the conversation—One Book, One Parish.
Apostolate for Family Consecration
The Apostolate for Family Consecration will be relocating to Queen of the Rosary beginning with the July 19th meeting. All are invited to join the Apostolate for Family Consecration Family Holy Hour on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm. Enjoy faith and fellowship as we watch and discuss a DVD, have the opportunity for Reconciliation and stay for snacks and conversation.

Follow this link to discover more about Adult Faith Formation opportunities at OLBS.
Holy Hour for Life
Save the Date
All are invited to join Fr. Louis and the Respect Life ministry on Thursday, July 22 at 7pm as we pray for the family unit.

Weather permitting, we will celebrate this Summer Holy Hour on the front steps at St. Julian Eymard. No registration required!

Questions? Contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
Finding God In Our Grief
Are you feeling lost, alone or even brokenhearted following the loss of a loved one?

In our community of faith, nobody grieves alone. Journey of the Heart is OLBS new scripture-based grief sharing group. Caring and compassionate grief ministers will walk with you through one of life's most challenging times. Follow this link to discover more, or contact the parish office to be connected with a grief minister.

Season One of the journey begins in September.
School Report
Lunch Supervisors
Queen of the Rosary School is looking for lunch supervisors for grades K-8 for the 2021-2022 school year. For those new to the school, the lunch program runs from 11:00 to 11:40 a.m. daily when school is in session. This is a paid position. We would love to find individuals who could commit to five days a week, as this provides consistency for our students. If you (or anyone you know) would be interested in a position, please contact the school office or (847) 437-3322.
RE Roundup
We are putting the finishing touches on a seamless electronic registration and payment process for the upcoming 2021-22 Religious Education year. We will provide a link shortly! If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the parish office.

Follow this link to discover Summer family activities to help you and your family continue to live your faith.
Youth Ministry Corner
Last week, OLBS teens were given the opportunity to participate in Stay Camp, an event that replaced the annual Summer Mission Trip. Daytime hours found the teens working in and around the school & church, at Wings Logistic Center and the Community Garden in Palatine. During the evenings, students had an opportunity for prayer, reconciliation, and socializing. 

Putting an event like this together took a lot of work and coordination! Many thanks to Fr. Dan, Fr. Louis, Mr. Van and the volunteers who made this experience possible for our teens!
Events for Young Adults
Theology On Tap is Back!
Kickoff: The Universal Church and Accompaniment
July 1, 2021 | 7 p.m.
Fr. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano
Follow this link for more information.
ECHO Mini Retreat
The ECHO Chicago Mini, a Theology of the Body Weekend Retreat for young adults, is July 9-10 at St. Alphonsus Church in Chicago.

Follow this link for more information or to register.
Raise Your Hand
Calling All Care Ministers and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion!

Manor Care is opening its doors after being closed to outside visitors for more than a year. OLBS has been invited to resume Communion services and sharing the healing presence of Jesus Christ with residents. Do you have 90 minutes, once a month, to share your faith and the Eucharist with our neighbors at Manor Care? Please pray to the Holy Spirit and if He is calling you to this ministry, please contact the parish office to discover more about this opportunity (847) 979-0901.

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 Prayer Shawl Ministry is partnering with our new Journey of the Heart grief-sharing group to wrap those grieving the loss of a loved one in prayer. To protect precious shawls, blankets and prayer cloths while they await a recipient, Prayer Shawl Ministry is requesting donations of 2-gallon or larger sized plastic zipper bags. Please contact the parish office for more information.

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. Whether you print out or follow along on your phone, from home or inside our churches, you will find Sunday's Digital Worship Aid on the home page of our church websites: QR (scroll down to the link "Click here for digital worship aid...") and SJE (scroll down to the button "Sunday's Digital Worship Aid").

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