"Behold, the days are coming,
says the LORD, when I will raise up
a righteous shoot to David."
~ Jeremiah 23:5a
Save the date for August 22, 2021 when our outdoor Summer Mass series wraps up at Queen of the Rosary.
Our First OLBS Cookout
Faith and fellowship are on the menu this Sunday, July 18th at 5pm. OLBS will celebrate our second outdoor Mass of the Summer on the front steps at St. Julian Eymard. Following Mass, all are invited to join fellow parishioners for our first OLBS cookout.

For those of you reading Matthew Kelly's book "I Heard God Laugh" with us, we will be discussing parts 1 - 3.

Let's all pray for good weather! We will have tents setup for protection from the sun, but please remember to bring a lawn or camp chair.

Come see what's cookin' at OLBS! Follow this link to view all upcoming events.
Apostolate for Family Consecration
The Apostolate for Family Consecration will be relocating to Queen of the Rosary beginning with the July 19th meeting. All are invited to join the Apostolate for Family Consecration Family Holy Hours on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm. Enjoy faith and fellowship as we watch and discuss a DVD, have the opportunity for Reconciliation and all are invited to stay for snacks and conversation.

Follow this link to discover more about Adult Faith Formation opportunities at OLBS.
Parish Office Closed
In our continuing efforts to best serve God and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, parish staff will be attending a team retreat day on Wednesday, July 21st. We will celebrate the Mass of the day at St. Julian Eymard at 8:15am as usual, but parish offices will be closed on this day. Thank you for your understanding.
Come Pray With Us
All are invited to join Fr. Louis and the Respect Life ministry on Thursday, July 22 at 7pm as we pray for the family unit.

Weather permitting, we will celebrate this Summer Holy Hour on the front steps at St. Julian Eymard. No registration required!

Questions? Contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
August Summer Supper
We're serving chili dogs with a side of hope for our next Summer Supper, scheduled for Thursday, August 5th. If you are able to help shop, cook, prep, pack or serve, please use the button below to sign up. Please check the signup carefully as the number of guests has been steadily increasing this Summer. Also, we are requesting that the hot dogs and chili be brought to church, uncooked, no later than Wednesday, August 4th. Thank you!
School Report
Used Uniform Sale
Wednesday, July 21 from 11am to 2pm outside of QR School near Door 1.

For more information, or to receive a link to the virtual signup to register for your time to shop, please contact the school office or (847) 437-3322.

Save the Date, and your appetite, for our next Benefit Night on July 29th at the Elk Grove Portillos.
RE Roundup
Registration for 2021-22 Religious Education is now open. This year we are pleased to offer a seamless online registration and payment system. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
Youth Ministry Corner
This Sunday, in lieu of a July YM Meeting, Mr. Van is encouraging teens to attend the second Summer Outdoor Mass and Cookout at St. Julian at 5pm. The next YM Meeting will be Sunday, August 15th from 4:30 to 6pm.

If you have any questions in the meantime, reach out to Mr. Van.
Events for Young Adults
Young adults, follow this link for parish 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.

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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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!
VIRTUAL TOOLBOX
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. 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.
(847) 979-0901 | OLBSCares@ArchChicago.org

Worship sites:
Queen of the Rosary, 750 W. Elk Grove Blvd.
St. Julian Eymard, 601 Biesterfield Road

School:
Queen of the Rosary School, 690 Elk Grove Blvd.
(847) 437-3322 | www.qrschool.org