"The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced."
~ Isaiah 50:7a
Sunday's Readings:

Gospel at the Procession with Palms — Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-40).

First Reading — In spite of my sufferings I am not disgraced. I am not put to shame (Isaiah 50:4-7).

Psalm — My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? (Psalm 22).

Second Reading — Christ emptied himself, and God filled this emptiness with exaltation (Philippians 2:6-11).

Gospel — The account of Christ’s passion according to Luke (Luke 22:14 — 23:56 [23:1-49]).
The Message of Christ's Love
From the proclamation of the Gospel at the beginning of the liturgy, we know that Palm Sunday is different, not only because we hear two Gospel passages, or because we hold palms and move in procession. Sunday begins Holy Week, a time set apart, a week in which to listen, pray, reflect, and take to heart the truth of Christ’s passion, crucifixion, death, and ultimately, resurrection.

It takes a week, and a lifetime, to truly hear the message of Christ’s love. It is difficult for us to comprehend that Jesus willingly sacrificed himself, so we must hear the story again and again. Let this week be for us a new moment of faith in which we, together with the criminal who was crucified with Christ, cry out, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

Please note, Palms will be distributed at all Masses this Sunday in honor of Palm Sunday.
Something On Your Mind?
Fr. Dan would love to hear from you! You may quickly schedule a convenient time to speak in person, via Zoom or even over the phone using Fr. Dan's OnceHub app.

Simply select how/where you would like to meet and choose 3 convenient times, and Fr. Dan will select one and confirm your appointment shortly!
Stations of the Cross
During Lent, and especially Holy Week, we recall how God so loved the world that he sacrificed his only Son. We walk the "way of the cross" to remember how Jesus took on the sins of the world and opened the gates of Heaven for us. Every Friday during Lent our Ministry groups will take turns leading Stations of the Cross. This Friday, April 8th at 6pm at Queen of the Rosary, Men's Group and Marriage & Family Ministry lead.
Healing Mass
"The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation."
–Numbers 14:18

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family and friends on Friday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m at Queen of the Rosary Church (750 W. Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL). for Healing of the Family Tree & General Physical Healing. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the Eucharist is the most powerful means of healing intergenerational iniquity and transgression referred to in scripture.

Please note, Mass will immediately follow Stations of the Cross this Friday at approximately 6:30pm. You may join us for one or both services. Feel free to bring a family photo or other artifact to the Mass to help you focus your prayers appropriately.

Follow this link to discover more.
Please look for collection bins in our vestibules, and download the flyer for a list of the most-needed items.
Parish Alms Giving Project
We are supporting Mercy Home for Boys & Girls this year for our Parish Alms Giving Project. Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has provided children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures. It gives children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support, and career guidance. Follow this link to discover more.
Seven Last Words of Christ
As we journey through Holy Week and consider the magnitude of Jesus' sacrifice for us, join us for song, scripture and reflection on The Seven Last Words of Christ as he lay dying on the cross for our salvation. Traditionally celebrated on Good Friday, this time of reflection and song will help us enter more deeply into the Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.
Easter Schedule
Easter is just around the corner, and we invite you to come and share it with your Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament family!

Jesus paid it all—for us. Then He defied death itself and rose from the grave! We look forward to celebrating his triumph with you and your family this Easter. Will you join us?

Follow this link to view our complete Lent & Easter schedule and mark your calendar to join us for one or more of these upcoming services.
Reminder that in lieu of Daily Mass on Holy Thursday (QR), Good Friday (SJE) and Holy Saturday (QR), we will gather for Morning Prayer.
Music Notes
Friday, April 8 at 6:30pm at QR, the Charismatic Group will lead sung prayer for our Lenten Healing of the Family Tree & General Physical Healing Mass (reminder, Mass will begin immediately following Stations of the Cross, approximately 6:30pm)

Sunday, April 10 at the 10:30am Mass at QR, Children's Choir will lead sung prayer.

Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm at SJE, Seven Last Words of Christ.

Holy Week and Easter
Music Ministry has invited special musical guests throughout Holy Week and has arranged a Brass Quartet for Easter Sunday plus the Charismatic Music Group along with the Handbell Choir at the 10:30am Easter Sunday Mass. All are invited!
April Winter Supper
With Easter approaching, we definitely sense that Spring is here, but we have one more Winter Supper to finish out the Season on Wednesday, April 20th! Thank you for your generosity all year round in helping to feed our neighbors in need by supporting the Good Samaritan Ministry Catholic Charities Dinners and Summer and Winter Suppers.

Please follow this link if you are able to shop, cook, prep or pack for the Winter Supper on April 20th!
Lectio Evangelization
Who better to look to for guidance on evangelization than the Apostles and disciples of the early Church? And what better place to read their stories than in the firsthand account of the Acts of the Apostles? In the ten-part series Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles, Dr. Mary Healy combines insightful biblical study with Church teaching and practical advice to show how modern Catholics can effectively impact their world for Jesus Christ.

When: Thursdays, April 21st through June 23, 2022, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Join us via Zoom or in person at Shea Hall, St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Rd, Elk Grove Village. 

Cost: Due to our new parish Formed.org subscription, this Bible study will be free if you want to use the online study guide. Physical books are available at the parish office for $10.
Birdies, Bogeys and a Bite
Join the Men's Club for a meet 'n greet in Shea Hall following the 5pm Mass on Saturday, April 23rd at St. Julian Eymard. Enjoy pizza and soda with fellow duffers, take some early Spring swings on the golf simulator or just join for the fellowship. All are invited! 
Divine Mercy Sunday
Jesus, I Trust in You!

"I will pour out a whole ocean of graces up on souls who will approach the fount of My Mercy..."

All are invited to join us on Sunday, April 24th at 2:30pm at Queen of the Rosary for Divine Mercy Sunday. This Word Service will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Divine Mercy Chaplet accompanied by spoken and sung prayer.
Pancake Breakfast
We're serving up pancakes and sausage for the parish, and this time around you'll have your choice of sit-down or take-out! Drop by Shea Hall at St. Julian Eymard on Sunday, April 24th between 9 and 11:30am and grab breakfast for yourself or the whole family.

Your free-will offering will help send our teens on their Summer Mission Trip to Catholic Heart Work Camp in Montague, Michigan.
Journey of the Heart Season 3
Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Grief Share Group, Journey of the Heart, will begin Season 3 on Tuesday, April 26th. If you have suffered a loss and are looking for a safe place to talk about sorrow and grief, please contact the parish office for more information. Nobody in our parish family grieves alone.

Follow this link and scroll down to Journey of the Heart to discover more!
Stay Tuned
Whether you joined the listening workshop or provided a feedback or both, thank you for participating in Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Listening Event for the Synod on Synodality. We are in process of completing a Synthesis Report in order to lift our community's feedback up to the Archdiocese of Chicago. Stay tuned for more information!
Annual Catholic Appeal
There's still time to join us in supporting our parish's vital work through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Please consider giving today at annualcatholicappeal.com.

Please note, our Appeal Goal this year is $57,572, or about $8,000 less than last year's goal. If our giving to support the Appeal remains consistent with previous years, we will have that much more returned to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. As a reminder, the rebate from the 2022 Annual Appeal is earmarked for installing/upgrading the livestream and video equipment in our worship sites. This will build on the work which is underway to upgrade the sound systems at both worship sites. The upgrade to our sound systems is being funded entirely by donation and rebate from the Annual Catholic Appeal. Thank you for your continued generosity to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and the Archdiocese of Chicago to help us continue Christ's mission here in the Chcagoland area.
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.
School Report
Support QR School with Tax Credit Scholarships—It's a Win-Win!
Looking for a way to decrease your Illinois state income taxes by 75%, while also helping fund scholarships for students to attend Queen of the Rosary School? Make a donation to the Illinois tax credit scholarship program, and help provide eligible students with need-based scholarships that will allow them to attend Queen of the Rosary School.

Last year, at Queen of the Rosary School we were pleased to be able to fund six scholarships! However, five students were left on the waiting list. This year, with your help, we hope to be able to raise enough funds to offer a scholarship to every child on the list.

By contributing through the Illinois Invest in Kids program you can make the lifelong advantage of a Queen of the Rosary School education possible.

For more information, please contact the school office, 847-437-3322, or the archdiocese’s Tax Credit Scholarship Office at tcs@archchicago.org or 312.534.2617
7th grade science practices extracting DNA by working on a strawberry.

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RE Roundup
Totus Tuus is a week-long, summer youth retreat for people in first through 12th grade. Children will grow in their faith through skits, games, songs, the celebration of the sacraments and engaging, interactive teaching. Totus Tuus hosts two programs that will be at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament June 12th to June 17th. Follow this link to learn more and register.

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.
This Sunday, April 10, CLW will be at the 10:30am Mass at QR.

And don't forget to look for the coat rack with the blue drawstring Activity Bags in the vestibule at each church. Children are invited to grab a bag to enjoy learning the Rosary, reading, coloring or working on faith-based puzzles/activities during Mass. Return bags to the coat rack before you leave!

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
Thank you to all of our OLBS (including QR School) teens for helping to present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. We enjoyed a surprise visit from Fr. Dan this past Sunday and had a great conversation about walking the way of the cross and sharing this living presentation with the parish. This Sunday will be our final dress rehearsal before our presentation on Good Friday. Great job and good luck, everyone!

Also, if you have not already done so, please sign up to help serve at the April 24 Pancake Breakfast. This will be our last big fundraiser before we head to Montague, Michigan this Summer for Catholic Heart Work Camp! And reminder, if you have not previously paid your $100 deposit, your spot is not secure and you must contact Mr. Van right away!
Questions or Suggestions? E-mail Mr. Van.
Upcoming events:
Alexian Village | Apr 11
Living Stations | Apr 15
Alexian Village | Apr 28
CHWC | Jun 19-24
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Are you looking for the right path through the challenges and changes in your life? Do you wish to do God’s Will, but don’t know how? God wills only good things for us, and according to the great Saints, uniformity with His Will is the simple secret to holiness and peace. Discover more.

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.
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!
The following quick links may help to stay connected to our faith and our parish family:

Quickly schedule time to meet with Fr. Dan in person, on Zoom or via telephone.

Volunteer to serve at Mass as:

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. Expand Daily Prayer to signup to receive daily prayer delivered right to your inbox.

Morning Prayer. Expand Morning Prayer to join us on your phone Monday through Saturday for Morning Prayer.

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.

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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