"Jesus Christ is the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead
and ruler of the kings of the earth."
~ Revelations 1:5
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — One like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship (Daniel 7:13-14).

Psalm — The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty (Psalm 93).

Second Reading — Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead (Revelation 1:5-8).

Gospel — For this I came into the world, to testify to the truth (John 18:33b-37).
Christ, the King
The selection from the book of Daniel presented in Sunday’s first reading was part of an attempt to weave a vision of ultimate success for the Jews under persecution. Exactly whom the author had in mind when he refers to “one like a Son of Man” is hotly disputed by scholars today. The fact is, we simply do not know if the author meant anyone in particular or if this is a collective, figurative image of Israel’s triumph. What we do know is that the early Christian community seized upon this passage and recognized it as a messianic prophecy, a foretelling of the ultimate triumph of Jesus as the Christ of God. The Lectionary’s juxtaposition of this text with Sunday’s Gospel narrative of Jesus before Pilate is a wonderful example of how the liturgy “layers” passages with new meaning by inserting them in a particular context.
The celebration of Christ the King allows us to hear these passages with a new depth of meaning in light of our contemporary understanding of how, in Jesus and his resurrection and ascension, we have seen the fulfillment of Daniel’s vision of ultimate deliverance. The veiled admission of Jesus before Pilate that he did indeed have a kingdom “not here” takes on new meaning against the cosmic vision of Daniel, who allows us to glimpse the “Ancient One” on his heavenly throne.
Christmas Elves
Make holidays merry and bright for children at Mission Our Lady of Angels with stocking stuffer toys and candies. This weekend is the final collection weekend for Christmas Elves Stocking Stuffer donations. Please leave your New and Unwrapped Crayons, Coloring Books, Handheld Games, Small Puzzles, Mini Cars, Dolls, Small Plush Toys or Full-Size Candy Bars in the marked bins in our vestibules by Sunday, November 21st.

Discover more about A Season of Giving.
Happy Thanksgiving
Start your Thanksgiving Day out by celebrating God’s Goodness at Mass with your OLBS family. 

Daily Mass will be celebrated at a special time of 9:00am at Queen of the Rosary on Thursday, November 25, 2021. We will take up a special collection on this day to help support our OLBS Good Samaritan outreach ministry to the poor.

And as we continue the Thanksgiving celebration, daily Mass on Friday after Thanksgiving, November 26, 2021, will be celebrated at 9am at St. Julian.
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 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.
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. 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
As a reminder, we will have early dismissal next Tuesday, November 23rd at 1:40pm and students will return on Monday, November 29th.

Queen of the Rosary School wishes all school and parish families a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
RE Roundup
Ninth graders in Mrs. Hahn’s and Mr. Mattey’s class have spent the last two years studying, praying and discerning God’s call in their lives. Please pray for them as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, November 19th
Youth Ministry Corner
Our next meeting will be this Sunday, November 21st from 4:30 to 6pm in SJE Shea Hall. Plus we have LOTS of service opportunities coming up. Please see below for links to get in on the action:

NEW: November Winter Supper | Nov 30
NEW: March for Life | Jan 8

Questions? Send Mr. Van a note.
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Upcoming Refiner's Fire on Tuesday, November 23 at Noon: Stress Stinks, Faith Works featuring Rob Hays, President and CEO of Ashford Hospitality Trust.

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.
The Adult Education Ministry works with Fr. Dan, staff and other parish leadership to coordinate parish-wide retreats and bring speaker presentations, exhibits and more to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament to help us grow in faith and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ. 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.
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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