"I will raise up for David a just shoot;
he shall do what is right and just in the land."
~ Jeremiah 33:15
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The days are coming when the LORD will fulfill the promise made to Israel and Judah (Jeremiah 33:14-16).

Psalm — To you, O Lord, I lift my soul (Psalm 25).

Second Reading — May the Lord make you increase and abound in love that you may be blameless in holiness; conduct yourselves so as to please God (1Thessalonians 3:12 — 4:2).

Gospel — There will be signs and you will see the Son of Man coming with power and great glory. Be vigilant (Luke 21:25-28, 34-36).
Watchful Confidence
As we prepare for this Advent and Christmas season, we are grateful that there are no limits on our gatherings, and no need to RSVP for liturgies or events as we were required to last year. Please follow this link to review the current Sunday and Advent & Christmas schedules. And please see below for more opportunities for faith and fellowship with your OLBS family. As we begin this new liturgical year, we invite you to join us in person!

Advent ushers in the start of a new liturgical year with a call for a watchful confidence. Our readings were originally addressed to communities undergoing great loss and confusion. Jeremiah speaks confidently of God fulfilling the ancient promises to Israel, even during a time of foreign invasion. Paul speaks of God leading the Church into holiness, while the community longs for the coming of Jesus. In the Gospel passage from Luke, Jesus speaks of powerful signs and of great confusion to come, but emphasizes that we may look forward knowing that God brings not cause for despair, but hope.

We celebrate Advent to remind each other of God’s faithfulness. We are to be watchful, to see how God is stirring up our world. God disturbs both our pride and our complacency, and brings us healing and justice. We prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus, confident that God indeed fulfills all these divine promises.
In Loving Memory
As we prepare for Advent, we ask that if you have not already done so, you please pick up any photos or mementos placed on our Remembrance Table at the All Souls Mass earlier this month.

Please know that we hold those we've lost and their loved ones in our hearts and prayers always.
Happy Thanksgiving
Start your Thanksgiving holiday out by celebrating God’s Goodness at Mass with your OLBS family!

Daily Mass will be celebrated at a special time of 9:00am on Thanksgiving Day (Thur 11/25) at Queen of the Rosary and also on the Friday after (Fri 11/26) at St. Julian Eymard.

We will take up a special collection at morning Mass on Thanksgiving Day to help support our OLBS Good Samaritan outreach ministry to the poor. Your generosity on this day and throughout the year helps support meals for Catholic Charities Dinners and Summer/Winter Suppers each month.
Fr. Dan and Fr. Louis wish all our OLBS family a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!
Please enjoy this Advent message from our Music Director, Michael Hawes and be ready to sing when you join us in church this Advent season!
Eucharistic Miracles of the World
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament will be displaying the Eucharistic Miracles of the World, an International Exhibition designed and curated by Blessed Carlo Acutis, the Servant of God, when he was between the ages of 11 and 15. This exhibit has been viewed by more than 3,000 parishes across the world. All are invited to visit in Shea Hall on one or more of these days:

Saturday, November 27 | 4:30pm to 7:00pm
Sunday, November 28 | 8:00am to 1:00pm
Monday, November 29 | 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 30 | 10:00am to 2:00pm

Please follow this link if you are able to volunteer at the exhibit.
November Winter Supper
We will again be sending meals to Journeys/PADS to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness at our upcoming Winter Supper on Tuesday, November 30th.

Healing & Anointing Mass
Though sometimes God's perfect plan asks that we experience disease, sickness and loss, we offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Friday, December 3rd at 7pm at St. Julian to provide God's comforting strength to those in need by inviting the Holy Spirit into our hearts for physical, spiritual and emotional healing.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
"O, Mary, conceived without sin..."

We will celebrate the Immaculate Conception at the daily Mass at 8:a5am at St. Julian on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 and also at an evening Mass at St. Julian at 7pm.

There will be no Reconciliation or Adoration at Queen of the Rosary on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Kid's Christmas Film Night
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, our OLBS Youth Ministry is offering parents a night off! Leave the kids with Mr. Van and crew for Kid's Christmas Film Night, back in person this year! We're ready with crafts, movies and fun treat bags for kids 4 and older. Let's hang out in Shea Hall on Friday, December 10th from 6-9pm.

Walk-ins will be welcomed, but kindly let us know how many kids to plan on so we have enough craft supplies and treat bags by signing up here.
Awakening Hope: Parish Advent Retreat
Mark your calendars for Saturday morning, December 11, 2021 as Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament welcomes back Fr. Britto Berchmans to lead our Parish Advent Retreat. This event is free and will include Mass (daily Mass moved to SJE on this Saturday), Reconciliation (extended time for Confessions between 11am and 1pm) and more!

Every liturgical season helps us to be converted. Thus, Advent awakens hope: it is the time to become watchers and doers again. Praying the prayers of the Christmas season inscribes in our hearts the good news: the knowledge of God, as he wants to reveal himself, favors a new birth to ourselves through the Word Incarnate. To convert at Christmas and to be the hands and feet of Jesus, a personal relationship, is to let a better knowledge of God inspire a new knowledge in ourselves.

While we continue to enforce the mask mandate for everyone’s safety, we are pleased that there are no restrictions on gathering at this time. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to attend the Parish Advent Retreat. Let’s step into the Advent & Christmas season with a new heart for God.
School Report
Booster Club Christmas Gift and Spirit Wear Shop Is Open!

It's time to go shopping for new spirit wear and accessories. Our online store is open through Monday, November 29. New this year is a crew-neck sweatshirt that may be worn with uniforms. As always, hooded sweatshirts are only permissible on Cougar Spirit Days.

And don't forget to check out two new t-shirts, a jacket, sweatshirts, socks and winter gear. Orders will be sent home before Christmas beak. If the order is a gift/surprise, make sure to indicate that on the order form!
RE Roundup
A Prayer to Pray with Children Before Bed or Mass on Sunday this Advent:

My little Lord Jesus, I love You and thank You for this Advent season. Please help me to understand all that You have done for me. Your loving mother held You in her heart and brought You into this world.
Help me to do the same.

My loving Jesus, I choose You, this Advent, as my King and my God. Draw me close to You and help me to see my sins so that I can change the things that You want me to change.

Mother Mary, pray for me this Advent so that I may do all that God wants me to do. You said “Yes” to all that God asked of you. Please pray for me that I may do the same.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come, Lord Jesus,
Come, Lord Jesus, come! I love You, Jesus.
Youth Ministry Corner
Hey Youth Ministry, great job sorting gifts and filling stockings this past Sunday. Save the date for our Christmas Party on Sunday, December 19 in Shea Hall from 4:30 to 6:00pm! And don't forget to join us for these upcoming service projects:

NEW TIME: Christmas Elves Delivery | Nov 26
March for Life | Jan 8

Questions? Send Mr. Van a note.
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Join YCP Chicago and St. Alphonsus' Young Adult Ministry on Saturday, December 11th for the St. Joseph Saturday Retreat! St. Joseph Saturday is a FREE half-day retreat (open to all young adults in their 20s and 30s), where young adults are encouraged to “look upon work with the eyes of faith” and see God’s presence in their vocations and professional lives. The retreat will include talks, group discussion, and prayer, and it will be a time to reflect on the life of YCP's patron saint, St. Joseph the Worker.

Would you like to introduce a Young Adult Ministry at OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Pray for Dobbs
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Supreme Court Case. The Dobbs case is an important abortion case being heard by the US Supreme Court December 1st. It will delve into the question of whether pre-viability limits on abortion beginning at 15 weeks’ gestation are constitutional. There is hope that this case could be the first step in an incremental weakening of Roe.

Follow this link to learn more about the case.

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 Ministry and consider becoming a Wedding Coordinator.

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.
Our parish's largest ministry is our school. Besides its competitive academic programs and more than 50-year history in the community, QR School offers many extracurricular activities, such as ethnic fair, science fair, podcasting, school newspaper, television studio, sports and more. 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