"The eyes of all look hopefully to you,
and you give them their food
in due season."
~ Psalm 145:15
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — Elisha feeds a hundred people with twenty barley loaves (2 Kings 4:42-44).
Psalm — The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs (Psalm 145).
Second Reading — Paul urges the Ephesians to live in a manner worthy of the call they received (Ephesians 4:1-6).
Gospel —Jesus feeds a large crowd with five barley loaves and two fish (John 6:1-15).
One Lord, One Faith
Do you suppose the authors of the four Gospels were aware of Sunday’s first reading from the second book of Kings? Of course they were. The prophet Elisha fed a hundred men with twenty barley loaves in order to prove God’s power. This same miracle, now multiplied by more people fed by fewer loaves, is attributed to Jesus in all four Gospels. In today’s passage from John we even have the detail that the loaves were barley, reminding every pious Jew of that miracle that Elisha worked. Yet Jesus went into hiding when they wanted to make him king. It is the passage from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians that gives us the reason for this. The power of Jesus comes from God. It is not meant merely to feed us, or to provide one group with a king. There is one Lord, one faith, one God and Father of all who works through Jesus Christ and through us all.
First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Dear Grandfathers, Grandmothers and Elderly Friends,

I want to tell you that you are needed in order to help build, in fraternity and social friendship, the world of tomorrow: the world in which we, together with our children and grandchildren, will live once the storm has subsided. All of us must “take an active part in renewing and supporting our troubled societies” (ibid., 77). Among the pillars that support this new edifice, there are three that you, better than anyone else, can help to set up. Those three pillars are dreamsmemory and prayer. The Lord’s closeness will grant to all, even the frailest among us, the strength needed to embark on a new journey along the path of dreams, memory and prayer. FRANCIS

Earlier this year, after praying the Angelus, Pope Francis declared the fourth Sunday in July, July 25th, as World Day for Grandparents. The date has been chosen to be near the liturgical memorial of Jesus' grandparents, Saints Joachim and Anne.
Elk Grove Community Blood Drive
Every 2 seconds in the United States, someone needs blood. Make a difference and participate in the Elk Grove Community Blood Drive at Village Hall on Saturday, July 24 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. To schedule a donation visit vitalant.org and use group code GR98.

B-Dubs, Beach Boys & Bikes
Celebrate Summer with OLBS Men's Club:

First, meet at the Elk Grove Village Buffalo Wild Wings at 6pm on Tuesday, July 27th for dinner before heading to the Mid-Summer Classics concert with the Beach Boys on the Village Green.

Then save-the-date to cycle through Busse Woods on Saturday, August 14th following the 8:15am morning Mass at Queen of the Rosary.
August Summer Supper
If you or someone you know is in need of a home-cooked meal, drive through our St. Julian parking lot on Thursday, August 5th. We'll be serving chili-cheese dogs with a side of hope in a contactless drive through. No judgement, no questions asked, just Summer comfort food.

If you are able to help shop, cook, prep or pack, a few spots still remain.
REMINDER: Please bring hot dogs and chili sauce to church, uncooked, no later than Wednesday, August 4th. Thank you!
School Report
Portillo's Benefit Night
Dinner, solved...treat the gang, and yourself, to Portillo's and support our QR School. Download the flyer or show it on your smart phone at the Elk Grove Portillo's at 1500 Busse Road between 5 and 8pm on Thursday, July 29th. Twenty percent of proceeds will support our QR School.
RE Roundup
Registration for 2021-22 Religious Education is happening now. Instruction will be in person, and this year you will have an opportunity to select the schedule/worship site which is most convenient for your family. Follow the button below to head to our simple and secure online registration and payment system. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
OLBS Religious Education is a volunteer-based program helping to form our youth and providing opportunity for them to encounter Jesus Christ. If you are called to teach our most impressionable, please contact the parish office today for more information on this important formation role. Discover more.
Youth Ministry Corner
Calling all teens...if you love to sort and organize, we have some projects starting up next week across our QR and SJE locations:

  • Kitchen Organization
  • Closet Clutter Clear Out
  • File Room Storage Solutions

Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 to signup for dates/times. Thank you!
Reminder, next YM Meeting is Sunday, August 15th at 4:30pm. It's going to be action packed: Mr. Van will debrief Stay Camp, start planning service activities for late Summer and Fall and begin the conversation about next year's CHWC.
Events for Young Adults
Young adults, follow this link for Theology on Tap events throughout the Summer in the surrounding area.

Would you like to bring a Young Adult Ministry to OLBS? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 today!
Culture of Life Update
National Natural Family Planning (NFP) Week July 25-31, 2021
Natural Family Planning Week supports God's gifts of love and life in marriage. This week also marks the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of our Blessed Mother. In January 2021, after praying the Angelus, Pope Francis declared the fourth Sunday in July as World Day for Grandparents. The date has been chosen to be near the liturgical memorial of Jesus' grandparents, Saints Joachim and Anne. Look for more information about Natural Family Planning and the role of grandparents in the family in our vestibules during NFP Week.

We pray for all married couples who so deeply long to welcome a child into their home. May God hear their prayers, console their hearts, and guide them on the path of peace. Learn more.

Rise and Dine Breakfast
Save the date, Saturday, August 7th at 11am for the Annual Project Love Benefit Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lisle. This year Project Love is honoring Northwest Families for Life. Follow this link to purchase tickets or make a donation.
Next Respect Life Meeting
All are invited to join our next Respect Life Ministry meeting on Tuesday, August 10th.

Follow this link to see more from OLBS Respect Life Ministry.
Raise Your Hand
Calling All Care Ministers and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion!

Manor Care is opening its doors after being closed to outside visitors for more than a year. OLBS has been invited to resume Communion services and sharing the healing presence of Jesus Christ with residents. Do you have 90 minutes, once a month, to share your faith and the Eucharist with our neighbors at Manor Care? Please pray to the Holy Spirit and if He is calling you to this ministry, please contact the parish office to discover more about this opportunity (847) 979-0901.

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.
OLBS Religious Education is a volunteer-based program helping to form our youth and providing opportunity for them to encounter Jesus Christ. While students are on Summer Break, Mrs. Uhlarik and catechists are busy planning the upcoming calendar for Youth Faith Formation. If you are called to teach our most impressionable, please contact the parish office today for more information on this important formation role. Discover more.

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:

Sunday's Digital Worship Aid.
We are no longer preparing a digital worship aid as we have been able to place hymnals and missals in the pews once again! The dark blue books are both hymnal and missal, so please look there to follow along with the readings on Sunday.

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