"I will give thanks to you, O LORD,
with all my heart,
for you have heard the words
of my mouth."
~ Psalm 138:1
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — In a vision Isaiah is called to be a messenger for the LORD of hosts. Isaiah responds, “Send me!” (Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8)

Psalm — In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord (Psalm 138).

Second Reading — Paul reminds us of the gospel he preached through which we are saved, if we believe it (1 Corinthians
15:1-11 [3-8, 11]).

Gospel — Jesus directs Simon to take his boat into deep water for a miraculous catch of fish. Simon and his partners leave all to follow Jesus (Luke 5:1-11).
Sunday’s readings recount three theophanies, or particular manifestations of God’s presence. The prophet Isaiah is caught up in a dramatic scene of heavenly worship, with a royal throne, burning embers, and seraphim singing, “Holy, holy, holy.” Isaiah is overwhelmed. In the responsorial psalm, the assembly adds its own worship to that of the seraphim: “In the sight of the angels, I will sing your praises, Lord” (Psalm 138:1).

Paul reminds the Corinthians of his own experience of a post-Resurrection appearance of the Lord, making him an apostle, but one “born abnormally” (1 Corinthians 15:8), since he had no acquaintance with the earthly Jesus. The first of those who did know the earthly Jesus were surprised by fishing advice from the teacher who had commandeered Simon’s boat, resulting in an extraordinary catch. Although less colorful than those of Isaiah or Paul, this theophany was just as overwhelming.
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.
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.
Golden Rose Mass
February 6, 2022, 3:00PM
St. Mary of the Anunciation
Mundelein, Illinois

The Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women Vicariate 1 welcome your attendance at the celebration of the "Golden Rose" featuring Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Golden Rose Award Recipient, Samantha Schlichtmann.

Auxiliary Bishop Most Reverend Jeffrey Grob 
will celebrate the 3:00 p.m. mass on Sunday, 
February 6 honoring all Golden Rose recipients 
of Vicariate 1. 
National Marriage Week
In February, we recognize St. Valentine's Day and honor love all month long. Also in February, the observances of National Marriage Week (February 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Sunday, February 13) are an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family. Our theme for 2022 is “Called to the Joy of Love.”

Please join Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Marriage & Family Ministry in celebrating marriage and family all year long. Follow this link for Daily Marriage Tips to help you build into your marriage.
Annual Catholic Appeal
The Annual Catholic Appeal begins next weekend—join us in answering the call of "Making all things new...God's promise and our responsibility." Visit annualcatholicappeal.com to make a gift online, or look for donation envelopes in the vestibule at either worship site.

The work supported by the Appeal is more important than ever. Gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal directly support the necessary work of parishes, Catholic schools and vital ministries throughout the archdiocese.

And please remember that once we reach our Appeal goal, donations are returned to the parish in the form of a rebate. Last year's Appeal rebate was recently received and work has begun to upgrade the sound systems at Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard. We look forward to building on that work to also make our live-streaming equipment at both worship sites like new again with this year's rebate.
If you have any questions about the Annual Catholic Appeal or the parish rebate, Fr. Dan would be happy to speak with you.

You may follow this link to quickly schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan by phone, Zoom or in person.
February 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 next Supper of 2022 will be, Wednesday, February 23rd.

This month we're showing our love with pizza from Lou Malnati's as the main dish. Bonus, if you share this flyer with Lou's on Higgins or Roselle on February 23rd, they will donate 20% of the proceeds from your order back to our parish school!

Please follow this link if you are able to help shop, cook, prep or pack meals on February 23rd.
Synod: Parish Listening Event
An invitation to be part of the church’s largest consultation in history.

Pope Francis believes that only the entire people of God journeying together can answer the question, “What is the Holy Spirit saying to the church today?”

Parish communities everywhere are organizing conversations to begin this process of listening for the Spirit. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is organizing our Parish Listening Event on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at St. Julian Eymard between 11am and 2pm. We invite you to be part of this day of prayer and sharing where we attempt to hear the voice of the Spirit.
Follow this link to discover more or register for our Parish Listening Event today!
Music Notes
This Sunday, February 6th, at the 10:30am Mass at Queen of the Rosary, the OLBS Handbell Choir will join our song leaders.

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.
Ash Wednesday
Lent begins on March 2, 2022, Ash Wednesday. Join your Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family for prayer, fasting and distribution of ashes at any of the following liturgies:
  • 6:30am QR Word Service
  • 8:15am SJE Daily Mass
  • 12:15pm SJE Word Service
  • 7:00pm QR Evening Mass
Parish Lenten Mission
Each year the Parish Lenten Mission provides an opportunity for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to come together and deepen or reawaken our faith. Educator, speaker, author and parishioner, Joe Bush, will lead this year’s Lenten Mission “God Works for the Good.” All are invited on March 14, 15 and 16 from 7 to 9:00pm at St. Julian as we seek to discern God’s call for us. Monday evening will conclude with an introduction to ministry, Tuesday evening will be our Lenten Reconciliation Service and we’ll end on Wednesday with fellowship.
School Report
Dig into delicious to help support Catholic Education!

On Wednesday, February 23rd between 11am and 10pm. Show this flyer for dine in, carry out or delivery from Lou Malnati's on Roselle or Higgns and 20% of the proceeds from your order will be returned to our QR School.
RE Roundup
Save the Date, Totus Tuus Summer Youth Program is coming to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament June 12th to June 17th. Stay tuned for more information and registration info to come in March. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of RE.

Reminder for all RE classes...don't forget to bring your rosaries and workbooks to class each week. Classes resume February 5th!
This Sunday, February 6, CLW will be at the 9:15am Mass at SJE. 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:
Pasta Dinner | Feb 5
Alexian Village | Feb 14
Alexian Village | Feb 28
Alexian Village | Mar 14
Alexian Village | Mar 28
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Alexian Village | Apr 28
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.
To bring comfort, share God’s Word and the Holy Eucharist, Ministers of Care make faith visits to the sick, homebound, hospitalized and elderly in our OLBS community. Care Ministers must be mandated and may participate in one or more of the following activities: visits to the Homebound, prayer services at AMITA, AMITA Rehab, Alexian Village or Promedica (formerly Manor Care.) 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.
(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