"You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God,
forever will I give you thanks."
~ Psalm 30:13
Jesus' Example
In today’s second reading Paul offers a wonderful argument to his converts at Corinth for seeking to help those in need. He is dealing with a practical problem, arranging a collection for the poor of the church of Jerusalem; but as he often does, he develops an important teaching about Jesus to make his point.

After asking that they show their faith by generous gifts, he reminds them of the “gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). In the Incarnation our Lord assumed our human nature, certainly becoming poor for one who is God. The ultimate gracious act of this poverty was going to the cross with all its terrible sufferings. By this act of poverty we definitely become rich. Now our sins can be forgiven; we can share in the very life of God through the sacraments; we can attain eternal salvation!
Pass It On, Tell a Friend!
How wonderful it has been to gather for worship and fellowship again mostly without restrictions. In case you haven't heard, our churches are open to full capacity again with no pre-registration requirements. Masks are not required, but recommended for those who have not yet been vaccinated. Distribution of the precious blood is still suspended in the Archdiocese of Chicago, but congregational singing, exchanging handshakes at the sign of peace and receiving Holy Communion on the tongue are all permissible once again.

Pass it on and bring a friend, or two, to Mass with you this Sunday. Welcome home—we can't wait to see your smiling face again!
Be a Sign of Christ's Peace
The Peter's Pence Collection this weekend supports the works of the Holy Father helping those in the most need.
Apostolate for Family Consecration
All are invited to join the Apostolate for Family Consecration Family Holy Hour at a special day this month, Monday, June 28th at 7pm. Enjoy faith and fellowship as we watch and discuss a DVD, have the opportunity for Reconciliation and stay for snacks and conversation.

Follow this link to discover more about Adult Faith Formation opportunities at OLBS.
True Reformers
Who are the true benefactors of the human race? Explorers? Scientists? Revolutionaries? Rebels against established authority? . . . or the saints?

True Reformers explores in detail the leaders who led the Church’s rebirth from the ashes of Renaissance decadence and the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. The saints of the Catholic Reformation show us just how powerful—and beautiful—is the human heart’s free response to God’s generous grace.

Follow this link to discover the saints we'll cover in this exciting 6-week Bible Study! Study begins Thursday, July 1 in person at Shea Hall or virtual.
July 1st Summer Supper
If you or anyone you know is in need of a hearty meal, please drive through our St. Julian parking lot on Thursday, July 1, 2021 between 6:30 and 7:30pm for a to-go Summer Supper. No questions asked.

In case you're curious, chicken salad croissants are on the menu for July!
Mid-Summer Concert Greeters!
On the 4th of July, the Village will again borrow our QR parking lot for the Mid-Summer Concert series and fireworks. Help us spread the word about all the great things happening at OLBS by greeting concert-goers and handing out flyers and bookmarks.

Follow this link to sign up!
Outdoor Summer Mass Series
As OLBS Summer of Prayer continues, save the date for these upcoming outdoor Masses. Following Mass, we'll talk about life's essential habit, prayer, as we read Matthew Kelly's book "I Hear God Laugh" together.

Sunday, July 18, 2021, 5pm at SJE Church
Review Parts 1-3.

Sunday, August 22, 2021, 5pm at QR Church
Review Parts 4-5.

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.

Follow this link to view all upcoming OLBS events.
Please note, these Masses will not be celebrated from our cars, and we are not able to provide outdoor seating.
One Book, One Parish
If you didn't get your copy of Matthew Kelly's book "I Heard God Laugh" we still have copies available at QR and SJE. Pick one up today and join the conversation—One Book, One Parish.
Holy Hour for Life
Save the Date
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.
School Report
Lunch Supervisors
Queen of the Rosary School is looking for lunch supervisors for grades K-8 for the 2021-2022 school year. For those new to the school, the lunch program runs from 11:00 to 11:40 a.m. daily when school is in session. This is a paid position. We would love to find individuals who could commit to five days a week, as this provides consistency for our students. If you (or anyone you know) would be interested in a position, please contact the school office or (847) 437-3322.
RE Roundup
REMINDER: Altar Server Training Part II
Altar Servers assist the priest and congregation with the celebration of liturgy. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Mass, learn important life skills and make new friends!

June Altar Server Training for new Servers in 4th through 12th Grade continues this Saturday, June 26th at 10:30am. Meet at St. Julian Eymard.

Current Servers are invited to help share their experience with the group. We were excited to begin training 12 new altar servers on June 12th!
Youth Ministry Corner
If you were unable to join us for Stay Camp this week, but still need service hours, there are plenty of projects around OLBS:
  • Volunteer for Summer Suppers
  • Operate the Camera at QR or SJE for Mass
  • Ask about yard and garden projects
  • Ask about painting or clean-out projects

If you need service hours, contact the parish office today for more information.
Events for Young Adults
Theology On Tap is Back!
Kickoff: The Universal Church and Accompaniment
July 1, 2021 | 7 p.m.
Fr. Guillermo (Memo) Campuzano
Follow this link for more information.
ECHO Mini Retreat
The ECHO Chicago Mini, a Theology of the Body Weekend Retreat for young adults, is July 9-10 at St. Alphonsus Church in Chicago.

Follow this link for more information or to register.
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.
Raise Your Hand
OLBS Prayer Shawl provides a way to literally wrap people in prayer. All are invited to to join! If you do not knit or crochet, we can help you learn. If you don't think knitting or crocheting is for you, perhaps you can help with donations of yarn or 2-gallon or more plastic zipper bags. If you are called, or have questions, please contact the parish office today for more information about wrapping someone in need in prayer.

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.
Thank you for your generous support of OLBS first Season for Life which ran from Mother's Day through Father's Day. One of the important agencies we spotlighted was Project Love. Through the purchase of Mother's Day and Father's Day cards alone, OLBS raised $1,285 in support of Project Love. This money could help to pay 2-3 months rent for a mother in need!

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