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The Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time
July 5, 2015 - July 11, 2015

Fourteenth  Sunday In Ordinary Time

We invite you to explore opportunities to know Jesus Christ and grow deeper in your
Catholic Christian faith.

As a reminder, don't forget to turn off your cell phone in Church.
Thank you and have a good week!


July 4
4:30 p.m. Heidi Lakota req. by John Lakota
July 5
8:00 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
July 5
10:30 a.m. Russell Plante req. by Brian and Kate Pientak
July 6
8:30 a.m. Larry Bettcher req. by Brian and Kate Pientak
July 7
8:30 a.m. Mary Lou Tognarelli req. by Her family
July 8
8:30 a.m. Bertha Due req. by Shirl Due and Barb Sorg
July 9
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
July 10
8:30 a.m. Deceased Priests of the Rockford Diocese
July 11
4:30 p.m. Ronald Orland req. by Elizabeth DeGaetano
July 12
8:00 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
July 12
10:30 a.m. Eleanor Malinowski req. by Her family

Join us for the Rosary
The Rosary is prayed on week days at 8:10 am and on weekends a half hour before Mass.


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, July 4th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 11th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Lord, Hear Our Prayers

Praying Hands For parishioners, relatives and friends who suffer from illness, are homebound, confined to a care facility or hospitalized and the unemployed. May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.

May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.

Pray For The Deceased Priests Of The Diocese Who Celebrate Their Anniversary Of Death This Week:
  • Deacon James Keip
  • Rev Matthew Rudden
  • Rev Thomas Neville
  • Rev William F Boland
  • Rev Matthew A Vander Bleek
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CS 3(SS) Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT2Jeremy Daly
  • PFC Ethan J. Feltes
  • Sgt Kyle W. Feltes
  • Sgt Zachary Gardner
  • 1st LT Ryan C. Lutz, SPC
  • 2nd Lt Nicole E Maenza
  • PVT Andrew McMullen
  • SPC Jason McMullen
  • A1C Keely Muzzey
  • PV2 Wyatt VanderLinde
  • PVT Luis Velazquez Jr.
  • Cadet Ethan J. Young, AFA
Almighty God look with love upon our men and women in uniform and protect them in their time of need. Bless them and their families. Amen If you have a name you would like to add to our prayer list, call the parish office or email Jennie Bourge at:

Pray For Our Sick: Bob Albrecht, Natividad Bontcac, Cathie Burns, Geraldine Daraban, Brett Deiter, Beth Edwards, Karen Haberstock, the Liz Hammes family, Anthony Jarvie, and Carol Littlejohn.

Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Anna M. Gurbal
who was buried June 27th from Blessed Sacrament.
Anna is the wife of Phil Gurbal. May her soul rest in peace.

Reflections on the Gospel


Opinion polls tell us that the public's view of Congress in the United States is at an all time low. The division between the parties has led to gridlock on legislation and affected the way most citizens view the work of government. Even the oft benighted car salesman gets a much better performance review in public polling, racking up double digit approval rating over the collective view of members of Congress. Yet for the most part constituents reelect their own Representatives and Senators again and again. This is a situation that many commentators attribute to the redistricting process that has made many districts "safe" for incumbents by configuring the boundaries in such a way that only the most like minded residents are constituents for a seat held by one party or the other.

There was no Gallup poll in Galilee in Jesus' time. But Mark's Gospel this weekend gives us a pretty clear indication of what his fellow townsfolk thought of him. Instead of a hero's welcome as "the kid that made good" he is treated as the "the kid who has gotten too big for his britches." The townspeople's lack of faith actually impacted the ability of Jesus to be the mighty prophet in his native place. Mark writes: "He was not able to perform any mighty deed there."

The Gospel story is not about the importance of good poll numbers. Politicians are concerned about that-at least if they want to get reelected. Rather, the story is about the dynamic of faith in our relationship with God. We often "want" a lot of things from God, most notably answers to our prayers. But we need to "give" to the Lord, and for us that means a response to God's invitation to believe. We must acknowledge our utter dependence upon God, placing all our trust in him. We will then recognize the actions of God that take place each day for the mighty deeds that they are: God at work in our hearts!



Married Together

Gregory Wetzel and Cristin Elmi were married Saturday, July 4th
at Blessed Sacrament.

May God bless them with a long and wonderful life together.

Young at Hearts
Young At Hearts
The Young at Hearts will meet on Tuesday, July 14th at 11:30 am for lunch at Harner's Restaurant in North Aurora. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex; indicate if you need a ride.

All seniors are welcome and bring a friend.

Religious Education Registration

Religious Education

Religious Education registration for the 2015-2016 school year has begun!

You can find a form in the narthex, parish office, or by visiting
our Religious Education Page.

Silver & Gold Wedding Anniversary Mass

Silver and Gold
Couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 or more years of marriage in 2015 are invited to a special Mass in their honor at
St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, Aug 30th at 2:30 pm celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy. Refreshments to follow.

The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by
August 7th via phone (815) 399-4300 or at

Diocesan Stewardship Appeal 2015

Diocesan Appeal
Please support our DSA which is already in progress. Thank you to all those who have pledged and contributed so far. We appreciate your generosity. This year our Parish Target is $ 50,000.00. If we don't meet our goal, the Blessed Sacrament Parish will have to make up the difference from our ordinary income. Any funds over the target will be fully reimbursed to our parish.

Those of you who haven't received an envelope from the Diocese can pick one up in the Narthex to make your contribution. An update of the stewardship progress will be provided to you when it becomes available.

Thank you for your kind attention and participation.
Father Max and the Finance Council

The Totus Tuus Summer Program

Totus Tuus
Totus Tuus-3 In June, we hosted TOTUS TUUS! We had 57 students who participated in growing their faith with the Totus Tuus team. It was five days of awesome activities, catechesis and great fun.
Totus Tuus-4

Thank you to our team leaders Jack, Caroline, Nathan and Annie and all the volunteers who helped make our first Totus Tuus possible.

Keep the team in your prayers as they continue to visit other parishes and share the joy of Christ with their youth.

Totus Tuus-5

Leaving On Vacation?

Summer is here and we know that many of you are away from the parish. Know that your financial contribution to Blessed Sacrament is very important to meet our regular expenses. Please support our parish the best way you can when you are away on vacation.

Thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.

Did You Know Facts

Did You Know?
Did you know that...
The Roman Catholic Church is the largest non government provider of health care services in the world. It has around 18,000 clinics, 16,000 homes for the elderly and those with special needs, and 5,500 hospitals, with 65% of them located in developing countries? In 2010, the Church managed 26% of the world's health care facilities.

One in six patients in the United States receive care in a Catholic institution. Ten of the 25 largest hospital systems in the United States are Catholic.

The Church couldn't do it without you. Thank you!

Memorial Wall

Memorial Day
Honor a friend, relative or loved one by displaying their name on the Blessed Sacrament Memorial Wall. See the beautiful display case in the Narthex.

Participation in the special listing requires a $ 1,000.00 donation per listing. If interested, please contact the parish office for additional details.

Memorial Wall


Tutors Needed

Be A Tutor
Volunteers Tutors Needed at the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora which provides a literacy program for immigrant/low income women. Female volunteers (with high school diploma) are trained to help individual students read, write, and speak English.

Tutoring sessions are 90 mins, once a week. For more information, call
(630) 898-4636 or visit

Vocation Corner

Your Vocation
Jeremiah Days will take place for boys entering 7th - 9th grades,
July 12-15 and First Call Retreat, for young men entering 10th grade - college,
July 19-22.

These programs take place at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford. The cost is $90.00.

For more informmation, visit:

6thAnnual Golf Classic

Golf Classic
The 6th Annual Golf Classic to benefit the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry is Wednesday, August 12th at Orchard Valley Golf Course. Join us for a foursome and/or be a sponsor at this year's Golf Classic, sponsored by Fox Valley Marine Corps League. A portion of the proceeds go to the pantry for the benefit of Veterans and their families.

Register by July 15th.

For more info or to sponsor, go to or contact Marilyn Weisner at (630) 692-3057.

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” God wants so much for your marriage. Take time to reflect, renew and re-energize your marriage on the next WME weekend.

Early registration is highly recommended. For info, see or call (888) 574-5653 Start the New Year Out Right - Spend some quality time renewing your marriage. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends:

July 31-02, 2015
Apply Online
Madison, WI Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
August 7-9, 2015
Apply Online
Elk Grove Village, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778
September 11-13, 2015
Apply Online
Crystal Lake, IL Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
October 23-25, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
November 20-22, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
December 11-13, 2015
Apply Online
Libertyville, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778

For additional weekends, visit

Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: or call (888) 574-5653.

For a fin de semana en Espanol in Rockford, contact:
Hugo & Gaby at (630) 690-2094.

For a fin de semana en Espanol in Chicago on November 8-10, contact:
Andres y Maria at (630) 229-2600.

Are you Traveling?

Traveling Mass Times is a free nationwide ministry to traveling Catholics.

Travelers can call: (410) 676-6000 or access the web site at for free information on the location of the nearest Church and times of Masses on weekends and Holy Days.   

Our Advertisers

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During this year, please patronize these businesses. We would like to remind you to mention the fact that you saw their Ad on the back of our bulletin. It is important we recognize and tell our sponsors that we appreciate their support. Many parishioners do patronize these businesses, but never tell them "thank you". The income from these ads not only pays for the printing of our weekly bulletin but helps to maintain our parish buildings and grounds.

Our advertisers are listed in our Sunday Bulletins (see side link). You can also view a PDF document of our current advertisers by CLICKING HERE.