Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
April 20, 2014 - April 26, 2014

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!




April 19
7:00 p.m. Helen Treulufian, req. by Father Slampak
April 20
8:00 a.m. Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament
Easter Sunday
April 20
10:30 a.m. Faith community of Blessed Sacrament
April 21
8:30 a.m. No Mass or Liturgy of the Word
April 22
8:30 a.m. Poor Souls in Purgatory, req. by Father Slampak
April 23
8:30 a.m. Corrine Murtaugh, req. by Sue and Jerry Theisen
April 24
8:30 a.m John Karafiat, req. by John and Sue Krebs
April 25
8:30 a.m. Marie Labrizuis, req. by Alyce Konen
April 26
11:00 a.m. First Communion Mass
April 26
4:30 p.m. Edwin Apps, req. by their family
April 27
8:00 a.m. Pat Kish, req, by the Nick Kish family
April 27
10:30 a.m. Faith community of Blessed Sacrament


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, April 19th No Confessions
Tuesday, April 26th 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Father Slampak is available for Confessions at any time, if you ask.

Remember In Your Prayers

Praying Hands For parishioners, relatives and friends who suffer from illness, those who are homebound, confined to a care facility or hospitalized, the unemployed and those in the military.

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

Pray for our deceased priests of the Diocese who celebrate their anniversary of death this week:
  • Rev. Stephen Wolfgarten
  • Rev. Frank J. Miller
  • Rev. Emmet W. Murphy
  • Rev. James M. Weber
  • Rev. Frank C. Draude
  • Most Rev. Arthur J. O’Neill

Teachers Formation Night

Spiritual Formation Before we close our religious education program for the year, Claire Perez will be here on Wednesday, April 30th for Spiritual Formation, “Reflection on Jesus” at 6:30 pm and an elective class on Jesus at 7:00 until 8:30 pm.

The evening will begin with spiritual meditation and then a class titled “Jesus”. You will receive a spiritual formation credit and two hours toward your certification, if you attend both. If you are able to attend please let me know by email or a phone call. We want to have sufficient material available. Bring your Bible and Catechism. Thanks, see you on the 30th!

Looking Ahead To May

Opportunity Ahead On Sunday, May 4th, we will have coffee and doughnuts in Holy Family Hall after the 8:00 and 10:30 am Masses. This past week, a letter and brochure was sent to the families in our parish community announcing a new addition to Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.

In addition to staff members from the Diocese Cemetery Office, a member of the architectural firm will be here to answer questions or concerns you may have.

Thank You

Thank You A sincere thank you from Fr. Slampak and the Finance Council for your support in our annual Diocesan Stewardship Program. We had a parish participation of 55.6%. We met our assessment of $54,346.00 and received some money back. The money received will be used to repair our sidewalks around the buildings. Diocesan 2013 will be closed as of April 30th.

The Diocesan Stewardship 2014 pledge drive will begin on Sunday, May 4th. Again this year, we will be using direct mail to contact you. We hope we can count on your support again this year! May God bless your generosity?

Pre-Baptismal Class

Baptism Our next pre baptismal class will be held on Monday, May 5th at 6:30 pm in the religious education center. Reservations are required. Please call the parish office (630) 897-1029. by Friday, May 2nd.

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:

May 16-18
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
June 20-22
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
August 1-3
Apply Online
Madison, WI
September 12-14
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
October 24-26
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
November 14-16
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI

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.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Do you know of any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith?

If so invite them to join us. For further information, contact:
Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667.

Gift Carriers And Bulletin Distributers
We Need Your Help

Help Needed We are having a problem at our weekend Masses. Before Mass please tell the ushers you are there. We are asking those assigned to be gift carriers to come to the back during the petitions.

If you are handing out bulletins, come to the back when Father starts the closing prayer. This way they will know who you are and will not fill in with other parishioners who are at Mass.

Are you 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.