"The LORD keeps faith forever,
secures justice for the oppressed,
gives food to the hungry."
~ Psalm 146:7
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — The widow of Zarephath had only a handful of flour and a little oil, but made a little cake for Elijah (1 Kings 17:10-16).

Psalm — Praise the Lord, my soul! (Psalm 146).

Second Reading — Christ will appear a second time to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him (Hebrews 9:24-28).

Gospel — Beware of those who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces and places of honor at banquets (Mark 12:38-44 [41-44]).
The Poor
As Christians, we hear a lot about the witness and service that we are called to render to the poor among us. However, the poor also have a witness and a service to render to us. Like the actions of the widow in today’s Gospel, the openness and generosity of many of those who are poor, even in the midst of their own poverty, bear witness to the fact that, ultimately, we can depend only on God. Giving one’s all witnesses that God will give all to anyone who trusts in divine goodness.

The poor or disadvantaged also serve. They serve judgment on our individual and corporate ways of acting. If people are sleeping in our streets, that is a judgment on our priorities regarding others. At the same time, the poor can act as mediators of salvation. When they care for others they can redeem our indifference and insensibility, lead us to care as well, and save us from ourselves.
Eucharistic Adoration
This Friday, November 5th, is First Friday and Eucharistic Adoration will begin with Exposition immediately following the 8:15am daily Mass at St. Julian and continue until the Closing Benediction at 11:30am.

We also have Eucharistic Adoration each Wednesday evening during Reconciliation at Queen of the Rosary at 7pm.

We hope you drop by to spend some quiet time with Our Lord.
Youth Ministry Pancake Breakfast
We're serving up pancakes and sausage to-go style this year! Drop by Shea Hall at St. Julian this Sunday between 9 and 11:30am and pick up 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.
Joseph Garden
Construction on the Joseph Garden on the West side of the St. Julian worship site is nearly complete. OLBS teen, Joseph Alvarado, with help from his family and Eagle Scout troop, is generously donating this Garden to provide another quiet spot for parishioners to spend time in prayer and conversation with Our Lord while taking in the beauty of all that God has created. All are invited to join Fr. Dan with Joseph this Sunday immediately following the 9:15am Mass at St. Julian to bless and open the Joseph Garden.
Fall Concert
All are invited this Sunday, November 7th at 2:30pm and Trevor Stephenson and Michael Hawes present a concert of songs by Master composer, Franz Schubert. Schubert's songs explore the depths of human existence and our connection to humanity and nature. Trevor will be playing these songs on a PianoForte, an older version of the piano we know today, an instrument that was used in Schubert's time, in the late 1700's and early 1800s.

For a sneak peak, watch the video below!
School Report
Life Is Good When You Love the Choices You Make! Choose to eat at at Cafe Zupas in Schaumburg between 4 and 9pm on Tuesday, November 9th to help support our school. Order online or using the app, dine in or carry out, just make sure you let them know you are supporting QR School! Download the flyer.

Grand Raffle tickets are on sale now! Enter now for a chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize, $3,000 Second Prize or one of three $500 Third Place Prizes. Drawing is December 5th. Tickets are $25 each, or 5 for $20. (note, prizes subject to change based on ticket sales)

To enter, you may call the QR School office (847) 437-3322 or parish office (847) 979-0901 or follow this link for more information and a link to order.
RE Roundup
Are You Called to Serve?
All OLBS youth in grades 4 and up are eligible to serve at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days and for weddings and funerals. Altar servers gain a deeper understanding of the Mass, learn important life skills and make new friends. To get an overview of the basics, please join us for training on Saturday, November 13th at QR and Saturday, November 20th at SJE from 11am to Noon. Training will be held at each worship site, but all servers who wish to serve at both sites should attend both training sessions. Experienced servers who would like to help with training are also encouraged to attend and lend support to our new servers.

If you are called to serve, please sign up here.
Youth Ministry Corner
Our next meeting will be 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 start signing up:

Questions? Send Mr. Van a note.
Events for Young Adults
Coming Events...
Monday, November 8 at 5:30pm, join YCP Chicago for an evening of socializing and networking at Time Out Fulton Market.

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 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 Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Men's and Women's Clubs seek to support, empower and support the women and men in our OLBS family and beyond in spirituality, leadership and service. 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