"The LORD has done great things for us;
we are glad indeed."
~ Psalm 126:3
Sunday's Readings:

First Reading — I will lead the people to brooks of water, on a level road, so that none shall stumble (Jeremiah 31:7-9).

Psalm — The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy (Psalm 126).

Second Reading — It was not Christ who glorified himself, but rather the one who said to him: You are my son: this day I have begotten you (Hebrews 5:1-6).

Gospel — Immediately the blind man received his sight and followed Jesus on the way (Mark 10:46-52).
World Mission Sunday
This Sunday, October 24, Catholics worldwide will participate in the annual celebration of World Mission Sunday. In prayer at Mass and through the contributions to this special collection, the faithful support the Missions and missionaries who build up the Church in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin America, and parts of Europe.

This annual second collection provides critical support to communities of faith in some of the most economically disadvantaged regions of our world. Working with limited means, these local churches bear witness to the Gospel amid poverty and turmoil, addressing all forms of material and spiritual need. On World Mission Sunday, we stand in solidarity with them through prayerful and financial support.

Please see collection baskets in the back of church this Sunday, or to discover more and donate online, please visit:

Many Gifts, Same Spirit
Morning of Reflection this Saturday, October 23rd from 8:30* am to Noon in SJE Shea Hall.

As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ.

What part of the body are you as a lector? A minister of holy communion? A cantor? An usher or greeter? A bereavement minister? An instrumentalist? A choir member? Come and discuss!

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service, but the same Lord. What does your ministry in the liturgy have to do with how you live your life as a baptized follower of Jesus? Come and reflect!

Our facilitator is Mr. David Philippart. The author of two books and numerous articles on liturgy, David now serves on the staff at Holy Cross Church, Deerfield.

Please RSVP for this event so we may plan accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you there!

*Registration begins at 8, program begins at 8:30am.
This formation event is for trained Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers.

If you would like to join our liturgical ministries, please stay tuned for NEW Lector and Eucharistic Minister training in November.
Holy Hours for Vocations Centennial Tour
Mundelein Seminary is marking its Centennial year with special events to mark 100 years of priestly formation on the Mundelein Seminary campus. This fall, parishes across Chicago and neighboring dioceses will host a Holy Hour with the historic monstrance that was first used at the ceremony for the laying of the cornerstone of Mundelein’s Chapel of the Immaculate Conception in 1924 and was also used at the 1926 Eucharistic Congress held on the seminary grounds.

Vicariate I parishes will host a Holy Hour with the historic monstrance. The next Holy Hour will be held October 27, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 135 S. Milwaukee Ave. in Lake Villa.
October Winter Supper
Our first Winter Supper of the season is next week. We will be sending meals to Journeys/PADS to support our neighbors experiencing homelessness on Thursday, October 28th.

If you are able to shop, cook, prep or pack to help us support those in need, please follow this link to signup. Please pay close attention to dates, times, quantities and serving sizes.

Parish offices are open Monday through Friday with walk-in hours from 8am to 6pm on M/W/F and from 10am to 6pm on Tu/Th. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901.
Christmas Wreaths Support the Music Ministry
We know it seems like a long way off, but Christmas will be here before you know it! To help make your Christmas sing this year, the OLBS Music Ministry is sponsoring a Christmas Wreath fundraiser. Proceeds of the fundraiser will go towards supporting the many initiatives of our Music Ministry including but not limited to Adult and Youth Choirs, music concerts and including instrumentalists for special liturgies.

Orders are due by Sunday, November 7th. Download the flyer or contact the parish office for more information.
October is Respect Life Month
Thank you to everyone for supporting Respect Life Month. We have already received many baby bottles and several spiritual adoption cards. Many are participating in 40 Days for Life, and last Saturday we rallied to the banner to make a Stand for Life in Palatine.

Please continue helping to support a culture that honors life from conception until natural death, not only by participating in these activities through the end of the month, but by praying for and working toward that culture throughout the year. Thank you!
Next Respect Life Meeting
All are invited to join our next Respect Life Ministry meeting on Tuesday, November 9th.

Follow this link to see more from OLBS Respect Life Ministry.
40 Days for Life
The 40 Days for Life 2021 campaign continues through October 31. 40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign aimed to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and ongoing peaceful vigil in front of abortion clinics. Download the flyer to learn more about ways you can support the 40 days campaign.
Spiritual Adoption
Participating in Spiritual Adoption offers support in asking God's protection through the intercession of Jesus and Mary for at-risk pregnancies. Please see displays in our worship sites (near Divine Mercy at QR, near the Pieta at SJE) through October 31st. You will have an opportunity to name your spiritually adopted baby by dropping the card in one of the baby carriages in church. Then pray this simple prayer from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen daily for nine months: “Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child whom I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”
Baby Bottles Change Lives
As part of the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish month-long observance of Respect Life, we are again supporting the work of TLC Pregnancy Services and The Women's Center with the Baby Bottle Campaign. All through the month of October, take home a bottle from either church vestibule, fill it up with spare change and bring it back to church or the parish office. Or use the above links to visit either agency's website to donate online.
Save the Date
The Feast of All Saints
Monday, November 1st
8:15am and 7:00pm Mass at SJE
Giving thanks for those who have gone before us in faith.

The Feast of All Souls
Tuesday, November 2nd
8:15am and 7:00pm Mass at QR
Please join us for a special Memorial Mass at Queen of the Rosary at 7pm to pray for those from our OLBS family who have gone to eternal rest during this past year.
Rosary Prayer
October is the month of the Holy Rosary. The Holy Spirit pulls you into deeper relationship with the Holy Family through the meditative devotion of praying the rosary.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Rosary while Our Lady of Fatima visited, all who joined the Public Square Rosary Rally last Saturday, or those who prayed the Rosary with your children this past Monday.

Rosary Group meets weekly at 7pm on Tuesdays at St. Julian throughout the year to pray the rosary, all are invited.
Break the Cycle
Domestic Violence Support Program
Come learn more about domestic violence, meet others with similar experiences, share your story and become part of a supportive community. Adult residents of Cook/Lake County who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence are eligible
for this free and confidential group. Meets over Zoom.

To learn more, contact M. Prasek or (312) 655 - 7106.
School Report
QR School Parents Club Trick-or-Treat Trail

QR School Students in pre-school through 5th Grade are invited to join us on the Trick-or-Treat Trail on Friday, October 29th in the QR School Parking Lot.

Preschool will start out at 12:15pm, and K-5 will follow beginning at 12:45pm.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!
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:

Winter Supper | Oct 28

Also, a big thanks to all the teens who helped make trick-or-treat bags for students in OLBS RE this past Sunday!
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.
The Holy Spirit pulls you into deeper relationship with the Holy Family through the meditative devotion of praying the rosary. Rosary Group meets weekly at 7pm on Tuesdays at St. Julian to pray the rosary, all are invited. 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