"Go . . . and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit."
~ Matthew 28:19
The Mystery of the Blessed Trinity
Today we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. The Church sets aside this Sunday to focus our attention on the mystery of the Blessed Trinity, God who is one, but three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The first reading from Deuteronomy emphasizes both God’s awesome greatness and amazing nearness. It might seem beyond belief, but the God of all creation speaks to us, protects us, and guides us. The second reading from Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans describes how we are to relate to the three persons who are one God. We are led by the Spirit to meet God the Father as adopted children. Our adoption is such that we are even heirs with our brother, Christ, the second person of the Trinity, in whose sufferings we must also share. In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus speaks with his authority as God and sends us to teach and baptize in the name of the Trinity.
Remember & Honor
On Memorial Day we honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country.

On Monday, May 31st, we will celebrate the Mass of the day at 9:00am in honor of Memorial Day.

Parish offices will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day.
RSVP for Mass on Sunday
RSVP for liturgies for the Most Holy Trinity Sunday, May 30th, are live on Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00pm.

Please note, attendance is limited and registration is required. Schedule follows (if you need assistance making or changing your registration, please call or e-mail parish offices):

SJE Church, 5:00pm

QR Church, 8:00am

SJE Church, 9:15am

QR Church, 10:30am
Follow this link to keep up with Readings for Daily and Sunday liturgies.
The parking lot attendance option remains available at the QR 10:30am Mass for those with underlying conditions. Park in the designated lot and tune to 102.5 FM radio channel to listen to Mass on your car radio, or watch from your phone on our Facebook page or Web page. At Communion, an Extraordinary Minister will distribute the Holy Eucharist to guests in each car.

Important Note: The following safety protocols continue to be enforced at ALL liturgies and in-person gatherings at both churches, parish centers and on parish grounds: face covering worn securely over nose and mouth, hands sanitized upon entry (and again prior to receiving Holy Communion), seating in marked areas only to respect social distancing, temperature checks for all events involving youth or food service and no congregating in church facilities including parking lots.

If in the previous 14 days you have traveled to a state on the watch list, experienced any cold or flu symptoms or have spent time with anyone experiencing symptoms, we ask out of an abundance of caution that you please stay home to help insure the safety of our parish family.

Wondering what to expect? Follow this link to download Parishioner Reopening Guides in Polish, Spanish or English. And take a minute to watch our Welcome Home Video on the home page!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Trust In the Goodness of the Lord
We want to congratulate Fr. Dan on the 7th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on Monday, May 17th and also recognize Fr. Louis' upcoming 10th Anniversary of Ordination on Saturday, June 5th.

We have heard from many parishioners wishing to celebrate this milestone anniversary, and so all are invited to a drive-by/meet 'n greet for Fr. Louis at QR Church at 9am on Saturday, June 5th, following Morning Mass.
The Feast of Corpus Christi
Calling OLBS Children!

Children who have received their First Communion this Spring are invited to join us in their holy attire to walk in our Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday, June 6th, following the 10:30am Mass.

We will gather at QR Church and process to St. Julian, following Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Girls in their First Communion dresses will be given baskets of rose petals to drop along the way before the Blessed Sacrament, guided by parents and leaders of the procession. All are welcome to join us as we walk and sing together.

Parishioners may choose to drive over and meet at SJE for prayer and Benediction at noon. Pray for good weather for this blessed event!
Praying Outside the Church
Save the date to gather in worship and fellowship at OLBS Outdoor Summer Masses:

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 5pm at QR Church
Sunday, July 18, 2021, 5pm at SJE Church
Sunday, August 22, 2021, 5pm at QR Church

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.

Following Mass, all are invited to stay for fellowship and book discussion of Matthew Kelly's "I Heard God Laugh." 
Please note, these Masses will not be celebrated from our cars, and we are not able to provide outdoor seating.
One Book, One Parish
Most of us have never been taught how to tend our souls. Matthew Kelly’s book “I Heard God Laugh” is a beautiful lesson and soulful directive on how to pray. It’s not what you think. It’s not the standard talk on “how to pray”. It’s so much more. Your soul will be filled. It’s a feeling of gently and warmly holding the hand of God as you talk in comfort and trust. 
As Matthew Kelly says, “Life – it doesn't turn out as we expect it to. That's true for me. That's true for you. That's true for everybody. And sooner or later, we have to decide what we're going to do with the unexpected life that we've been given. In some ways, life exceeds our expectations.” 
Please join OLBS on this journey through “I Heard God Laugh” as we explore how to pray and discover how to tend our soul, together. Books will be available following all Masses the weekend of Sunday, June 13th.
Men's Group: Into the Breach
"Into the Breach" is a call to battle for Catholic men which urges them to embrace wholeheartedly masculine virtues in a world in crisis. Inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation for Catholic men written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix, the Knights of Columbus produced a video series which seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and how to live as a man in today's world. Our men's group will be watching these videos and joining in small group discussion to help us answer the call to evangelize a world that desperately needs God. There is no cost for the series. We will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from June 14th through November 22nd via Zoom. 

Want to know more? Follow this link for more information.

Ready to dive "Into the Breach"? Contact the parish office to register for the series.
May Is the Month of Mary
As we wrap up May, follow our Facebook pages to discover ways to grow closer to Christ through our Blessed Mother:

Pope Francis' "marathon" month of prayer continues!

Season for Life
Spring, a season of renewal and hope, is adorned in the natural beauty of new life. God’s great creation bursts forth with the sights, smells and sounds of a world emerging from the slumber of winter. Green grass, flowering trees, chirping birds and gentle rains fill our senses and hearts with a great anticipation of good things to come.

In this spirit of renewal and hope, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Respect Life Ministry invites us all to participate in a Season for Life.
Thank you for helping to promote a culture of life by generously supporting OLBS' Season for Life. We appreciate your donations to the baby bottles in our vestibules. Please note, after Father's Day, we will tally and split the donations from the baby bottles evenly amongst the organizations we have been highlighting.
You're Not Alone
After more than four decades of legalized abortion, many children’s lives have been ended, and many parents and family members suffer that loss—often in silence. Yet God’s greatest desire is to forgive. No matter how far we have strayed from His side, He says to us, “Don’t be afraid. Draw close to my heart.” Project Rachel offers post-abortion healing and hope.

Follow this link to learn more about A Season for Life.

Follow this link to read Expressions of Healing and Thanks.
A Better Future
In the Chicago metropolitan area, one out of four pregnancies ends in abortion. Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected pregnancy. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support that she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for her and her child. Their life-affirming services are offered free-of-charge.

Meet Janessa. She was 19 years old when she learned she was pregnant. She didn't have a support system to help her through this. Aid for Women moved Janessa into Heather's House where she found her support system in the other young mothers going through the same thing. She is currently enrolled in college, preparing a better life for herself and her baby. See Janessa's complete story.
School Report
McDonald's Benefit to Support QR School

This May, fifth grade students at QR School became Spanish weather forecasters! After watching real Spanish weather forecasters through our online textbook, Voces, students created their own five-day Spanish weather forecasts. Students could pick any city they liked and then present their information digitally (Google Slides or video.) Students reported the weather locally in Elk Grove, Itasca, and Chicago as well as in Florida, Hawaii, England, and various other locations. Students did a wonderful job and you can see some of their project images in Sunday's bulletin.

Follow this link to learn more about QR School.
RE Roundup
Stay Camp Makes Staying Home FUN

Who's ready for a life-changing experience where you will pray, work, dance, laugh, meet new friends, earn up to 30 service hours and make a difference

OLBS 2021 "Stay Camp" gives campers the Summer Mission Trip Experience from the comfort of home at no cost to campers!

All OLBS Teens are invited to join Mr. Van on a Mission to Serve the week of June 21st to June 25th.

Questions? Download the flyer for complete schedule and to discover more!

Ready to serve? Registration is due by June 13th. Download the registration and release forms and drop off or e-mail completed forms to the parish office.
Recently we introduced a temporary relocation of staff (while we assess facilities and look at options, everything is on the table right now) to facilitate better collaboration and communication. Also, in our continuing effort to streamline services and better minister to the needs of the parish, OLBS has introduced an Event Coordinator role to help administer the master parish calendar. Our Pastoral Minister, Brian Michalski, whom many of you know from his work in liturgy, ministry and oversight of volunteers, is adding this new role. 

Please begin e-mailing meeting and event reservation requests to Brian at calendar@stjulianeymard.org! (Please note, we are in the process of switching over to our new domain OLBSEGV.org.)

Follow this link to learn more.
Follow the parish bulletin, eNews, pulpit announcements and social channels for updates. And, as always, feel free to contact the parish office with questions, or schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan about the temporary office relocation or other parish news.
Please note, our parish office move is underway this week. To facilitate this move, our offices are closed to walk-ins from through Friday, May 28th.

If you have business with or need to meet with a member of our staff, please schedule time in advance so we can be sure not to miss you!
Though things are opening up, we recognize that not all are able to join us at this time, so we remind you that we 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.
Raise Your Hand
Stewardship; in equal parts our Time, Talent 
and Treasure returned to the parish for the 
Glory of God, helps measure the vibrancy of 
OLBS. On Mondays, following daily Mass, 
dedicated volunteers meet at SJE to count 
our Sunday Offertory. We're looking for 
volunteers to augment this team. If discrete 
and organized with a head for numbers describes you, please contact the parish office today. We'd love to have you on the team!

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.
The Love Thy Neighbor Ministry has set a goal to contact each OLBS parishioner to check in on them and see if there is anything the parish can assist with. To learn more about how Love Thy Neighbor volunteers are sharing God's love and mercy with the parish, please visit the website to read a volunteer testimonial or watch the short video above.

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!

SJE Campus | 601 Biesterfield Road | (847) 956-0130
QR Campus | 750 W Elk Grove Blvd | (847) 437-0403