"The cup of salvation I will take up,
and I will call upon
the name of the LORD."
~ Psalm 116:13
Today the Church focuses on the Eucharist. Today’s readings remind us how connected to ancient blood sacrifices we are when offering our unbloody sacrifice. The reading from Exodus describes a solemn ritual designed so the Israelites would never forget their covenant with God.

The reading from the Letter to the Hebrews turns us from those ancient animal sacrifices, the first efforts to worship the living God. Our sacrifice is the body and blood of the Son of God. Because of Christ we have a new covenant.

The Gospel from Mark retells the establishment of that covenant, the familiar story of the Last Supper. Juxtaposed with the story of animal sacrifice as it is here, we are challenged to listen with new attention, to remember the great price paid for our salvation. Jesus gave his body and every drop of his blood for us.
RSVP for Mass on Sunday
RSVP for liturgies for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 6th, are live on Wednesday, June 3rd at 7:00pm.

Please note, attendance is limited and registration is required. Schedule follows (if you need assistance making or changing your registration, please call or e-mail parish offices):

SJE Church, 5:00pm

QR Church, 8:00am

SJE Church, 9:15am

QR Church, 10:30am
Follow this link to keep up with Readings for Daily and Sunday liturgies.
PLEASE NOTE: We no longer require registration for Daily Mass and personal prayer during the week. You will be asked to wear your mask, sanitize hands and you may be asked to sign in, but there will be no signups moving forward. Thank you for your cooperation!

The parking lot attendance option remains available at the QR 10:30am Mass for those with underlying conditions. Park in the designated lot and tune to 102.5 FM radio channel to listen to Mass on your car radio, or watch from your phone on our Facebook page or Web page. At Communion, an Extraordinary Minister will distribute the Holy Eucharist to guests in each car.

Important Note: The following safety protocols continue to be enforced at ALL liturgies and in-person gatherings at both churches, parish centers and on parish grounds: face covering worn securely over nose and mouth, hands sanitized upon entry (and again prior to receiving Holy Communion), seating in marked areas only to respect social distancing, temperature checks for all events involving youth or food service and no congregating in church facilities including parking lots.

If in the previous 14 days you have traveled to a state on the watch list, experienced any cold or flu symptoms or have spent time with anyone experiencing symptoms, we ask out of an abundance of caution that you please stay home to help insure the safety of our parish family.

Wondering what to expect? Follow this link to download Parishioner Reopening Guides in Polish, Spanish or English. And take a minute to watch our Welcome Home Video on the home page!

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
Trust In the Goodness of the Lord
We want to congratulate Fr. Dan on the 7th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Priesthood on Monday, May 17th and also recognize Fr. Louis' upcoming 10th Anniversary of Ordination this Saturday, June 5th.

We have heard from many parishioners wishing to celebrate this milestone anniversary, and so all are invited to a drive-by/meet 'n greet for Fr. Louis at QR Church at 9am on Saturday, June 5th, following Morning Mass.
The Feast of Corpus Christi
Calling All OLBS Parishioners!

We will gather at QR Church at the conclusion of the 10:30am Mass and process to St. Julian, following Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Children who have received their First Communion this Spring are invited to join us in their holy attire, and girls in their First Communion dresses will be given baskets of rose petals to drop along the way before the Blessed Sacrament, guided by parents and leaders of the procession.

All are welcome to join us as we walk and sing together. Bring a friend, or two!

Parishioners may choose to drive over and meet at SJE for prayer and Benediction at noon. Pray for good weather for this blessed event!
Please note, temperatures in the high 80s or even low 90s predicted for this Sunday. Please wear light clothing, comfortable shoes and bring a hat or even an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun and heat. The walk from QR to SJE is just over a mile. The health and safety of all our OLBS parish family remains our top priority!
Praying Outside the Church
Save the date to gather in worship and fellowship at OLBS Outdoor Summer Masses:

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 5pm at QR Church
Sunday, July 18, 2021, 5pm at SJE Church
Sunday, August 22, 2021, 5pm at QR Church

Everyone is encouraged to bring their own lawn or camp chair to setup in the parking lots. We also recommend bringing an umbrella, which will protect from glare or heat of the sun.

Following Mass, all are invited to stay for fellowship and book discussion of Matthew Kelly's "I Heard God Laugh." 
Please note, these Masses will not be celebrated from our cars, and we are not able to provide outdoor seating.
One Book, One Parish
Most of us have never been taught how to tend our souls. Matthew Kelly’s book “I Heard God Laugh” is a beautiful lesson and soulful directive on how to pray. It’s not what you think. It’s not the standard talk on “how to pray”. It’s so much more. Your soul will be filled. It’s a feeling of gently and warmly holding the hand of God as you talk in comfort and trust. 
As Matthew Kelly says, “Life – it doesn't turn out as we expect it to. That's true for me. That's true for you. That's true for everybody. And sooner or later, we have to decide what we're going to do with the unexpected life that we've been given. In some ways, life exceeds our expectations.” 
Please join OLBS on this journey through “I Heard God Laugh” as we explore how to pray and discover how to tend our soul, together. Books will be available following all Masses the weekend of Sunday, June 13th.
Men's Group: Into the Breach
"Into the Breach" is a call to battle for Catholic men which urges them to embrace wholeheartedly masculine virtues in a world in crisis. Inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation for Catholic men written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix, the Knights of Columbus produced a video series which seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and how to live as a man in today's world. Our men's group will be watching these videos and joining in small group discussion to help us answer the call to evangelize a world that desperately needs God. There is no cost for the series. We will meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from June 14th through November 22nd via Zoom. 

Want to know more? Follow this link for more information.

Ready to dive "Into the Breach"? Contact the parish office to register for the series.
Season for Life
Spring, a season of renewal and hope, is adorned in the natural beauty of new life. God’s great creation bursts forth with the sights, smells and sounds of a world emerging from the slumber of winter. Green grass, flowering trees, chirping birds and gentle rains fill our senses and hearts with a great anticipation of good things to come.

In this spirit of renewal and hope, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Respect Life Ministry invites us all to participate in a Season for Life.
Thank you for helping to promote a culture of life by generously supporting OLBS' Season for Life. We appreciate your donations to the baby bottles in our vestibules. Please note, after Father's Day, we will tally and split the donations from the baby bottles evenly amongst the organizations we have been highlighting.
A Better Future
In the Chicago metropolitan area, one out of four pregnancies ends in abortion. Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected pregnancy. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support that she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for her and her child. Their life-affirming services are offered free-of-charge.

Meet Janessa. She was 19 years old when she learned she was pregnant. She didn't have a support system to help her through this. Aid for Women moved Janessa into Heather's House where she found her support system in the other young mothers going through the same thing. She is currently enrolled in college, preparing a better life for herself and her baby. See Janessa's complete story.
The Road Home
Did you know that visitors to the Food Pantry at Journeys | The Road Home has increased 150% during the global pandemic? Journeys is a non-profit agency that provides shelter, social services and housing to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County. The mission of JOURNEYS is to individually assess and serve its clients, while broadening community awareness and involvement. The agency consists of the PADS Shelter Program, the HOPE Center Supportive Services Program, and the Pathways Housing Readiness Program, all focused on assisting those in need.

Learn more about how Journeys helps with shelter, housing and services for those homeless or facing homelessness in Suburban Cook County.
Salute Dad, Support Project Love
Project Love is again offering beautiful Mother’s Day and Father’s Day cards to help raise money to support women facing a crisis pregnancy. Mother’s Day cards are suitable for any mom, daughter, daughter-in-law or mother-like figure and the inside of the cards will read that “a donation to Project Love has been made in your honor.”

Follow this link to discover more about how Project Love helps women and families in dire need and how we can support this mission by ordering Father's Day Cards.
School Report
Congrats, Class of 2021!
Follow this link to learn more about QR School.
RE Roundup
Calling OLBS Youth 4th-12 Grade!

Training for new Altar Servers available on Saturday, June 12th at 10:30am.

Please meet at Queen of the Rosary, and then we'll head over to St. Julian. Parents, you must attend with your child/ren. All COVID-19 safety protocols continue to be observed inside our worship spaces.

Current Altar Servers, pleas join us to help show the ropes as we train new servers. Thank you!

Follow this link to register for Altar Server Training.
Youth Ministry Corner
Stay Camp Makes Staying Home FUN

Who's ready for a life-changing experience where you will pray, work, dance, laugh, meet new friends, earn up to 30 service hours and make a difference

OLBS 2021 "Stay Camp" gives campers the Summer Mission Trip Experience from the comfort of home at no cost to campers!

All OLBS Teens are invited to join Mr. Van on a Mission to Serve the week of June 21st to June 25th.

Questions? Download the flyer for complete schedule and to discover more!

Ready to serve? Registration is due by June 13th. Download the registration and release forms and drop off or e-mail completed forms to the parish office.
Summer Bible Camp
Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles. At Treasured VBS, kids dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They'll discover God's greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them!

What: Crafts, Song and Bible Stories to help children know Jesus and grow in faith while having fun.

When: July 12 - 16:
Monday and Friday: 8:15 to Noon at SJE
Tuesday through Thursday: 9am to Noon, Virtual

Follow this link to download the flyer. Registration is due by June 15, 2021.
Though things are opening up, we recognize that not all are able to join us at this time, so we remind you that we 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.
Raise Your Hand
Stewardship; in equal parts our Time, Talent 
and Treasure returned to the parish for the 
Glory of God, helps measure the vibrancy of 
OLBS. On Mondays, following daily Mass, 
dedicated volunteers meet at SJE to count 
our Sunday Offertory. We're looking for 
volunteers to augment this team. If discrete 
and organized with a head for numbers describes you, please contact the parish office today. We'd love to have you on the team!

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.
Ministers of Care bring the comfort and healing of Jesus Christ to the homebound and those with difficulty getting around in our OLBS parish family. Particular qualities and gifts are needed to minister to those who are vulnerable or in pain; a listening presence, compassion and empathy, a non-judgmental mindset, confidentiality, commitment and follow-through, prayerfulness, a gentle demeanor and commitment to continuous training and spiritual development. If you are called to show discipleship through caring, contact the parish office today.

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!
(847) 979-0901 | OLBSCares@ArchChicago.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