Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
Third Sunday of Easter
April 19, 2015 - April 25, 2015

Third Sunday of Easter

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!




MASSES / SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Beginning NEXT WEEK there will be Mass on Mondays at 8:30 am and a Para-liturgical service with Communion on Thursdays at 8:30 am.

Saturday
April 18
4:30 p.m. Roy Melgosa and Rafaela Cardenas req. by their family
Sunday
April 19
8:00 a.m. Wilbert Feltes req. by Norb and Judy Feltes
Sunday
April 19
10:30 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Monday
April 20
8:30 a.m. Mary Lou Tognarelli req. by Her family
Tuesday
April 21
8:30 a.m. Bernice Sickinger req. by Bonnie Sebby
Wednesday
April 22
8:30 a.m. Bill and Maureen Bovick req. by Lynne Bovick Albrecht
Thursday
April 23
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Friday
April 24
8:30 a.m. Ron Orland req. by Helen and Tony Boeckert
Saturday
April 25
4:30 p.m. Ron Carley req. by Diane Gray
Sunday
April 26
8:00 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Sunday
April 26
10:30 a.m. Cesar Portillo req. by The Bourge 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.



SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, April 18th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 25th 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:
  • Rev. Stephen Wolfgarten
  • Rev. Frank J. Miller
  • Rev. Emmet W. Murphy
  • Rev. James M. Weber
  • Rev. Frank C. Draude
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CS 3(SS) Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT3Jeremy Daly
  • PFC Ethan J. Feltes
  • Sgt Kyle W. Feltes
  • Sgt Zachary Gardner
  • 1st LT Ryan C. Lutz, SPC
  • 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: jennineb2002@yahoo.com

Pray For Our Sick: Brook Bess, Geraldine Daraban, Beth Edwards, Liz Hammes family, George Lagen, and Carol Littlejohn.


Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Nancy Cawley who died April 9th. Nancy is the mother of parishioner
Pat (John) Whitney. May her soul rest in peace.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Joan Sheffer whose funeral was April 13th. Joan is the sister of parishioner
Kent (Sharon) Catich. May her soul rest in peace.




Reflections on the Gospel

Reflection

There are many people we admire or revere whom we will never see in person: athletes, artists, actors, etc. We enjoy their work and accomplishments and read about their lives in books and magazines. We sometimes get so involved in who they are that we almost feel like we know them. We may be their biggest fans and then share our love of them with others. We do all of this, yet we have never even see them in the flesh with our own eyes.

Some think this is the way with Jesus. They believe he is the Son of God and the savior of the world, but he is still someone up in heaven, and we will get a chance to see him "for real" when we die or when he comes again. They may even say that until those times occur, he resides only in our hearts.

But those in the Gospels saw who he was in the breaking of the bread. And today, in 2015, he is here in our midst for all eyes to see. He is here really and truly every time we break the bread. There is no need for worship from afar. Just open your eyes.




WELCOME TO OUR PARISH




How To Contact Us

Better Communication
Parish Email: Poffice@blsacr-na.org
Sr. Rose Marie: Srm@blessedsacrament-na.org
Parish Secretary: Psecretary@blsacr-na.org
Religious Ed: RE@blsacr-na.org
Father Max: Maxl@blsacr-na.org



What Are The Parish Hours?

Office Hours Please note our Parish office hours are:

Monday thru Thursday   9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday   9:00 am – 12:00 noon


As always, call (630) 897-1029 for immediate needs, someone will get back to you.




How Do I Register At Blessed Sacrament?

New To The Parish
Registering at Blessed Sacrament Parish or any other parish has many benefits. If someone is not registered it makes it very difficult for the Pastor or the Parish Administration to issue references or recommendation letters.

Parish registration is necessary before making arrangements for Baptism, wedding and enrollment in Religious Education Program. Moreover, when you register, it also makes you personally feel that you 'belong' to Blessed Sacrament. If you haven't registered yet, please go to our website and download the registration form or stop by the office during office hours. Forms also may be found in the Church.

Thank you for joining our faith community!





Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament Every Wednesday, we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A sign-up sheet is on the table in front of the chapel. Please be on time. If for some reason you can't make your scheduled time, please call the office.

Please use the bell tower entrance and and to spend some time with the Lord.


What do you actually do during adoration?

You may sign up to be an "adorer" which allows you to schedule yourself for one or more hours per week to pray before the very presence of Our Lord, exposed in the monstrance. It means that you can have some time alone with Jesus to recite your favorite prayers, read the bible, contemplate acts of faith, hope, charity, thanksgiving, reparation, pray a rosary or do whatever type of prayerful devotion that suits you before Our Lord.

You can just sit and say nothing simply keeping Him company, just as you would with a dear friend.



Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick
Please call Fr. Max or the parish office if you or your family member is sick or will be hospitalized and wants to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.




Bulletin Deadline

Deadline Items must be submitted by Monday noon in order to be published in the next weekend’s bulletin.




PARISH MINISTRIES




Homebound Ministry

Homebound Ministry Our Homebound Ministers have the privilege of taking our Lord, present in the Eucharist, to those homebound members of our church who are not able to join us at Mass due to illness or other incapacities. Our home visits let them know they are loved, prayed for, and still a vital part of our church community.

How can you receive Communion at home?

A homebound person (or one of their family members) simply needs to call the parish office requesting that someone come to their home. Visits take place fol-lowing both Sunday Masses.

What does a homebound minister do?

The minister attends Mass at the parish, then leaves for the home visit. At the home, there is a prayer format to follow, or depending on the needs of the parishioner, a short prayer, after which the Eucharist is given. After the service, a short time of fellowship can occur.

Who can become a minister to the homebound?

As with all ministers of the Eucharist, you must have a deep faith and believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. You must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, and be willing to go out to the people, so transportation is necessary. You will receive training and the necessary materials. For more info, contact

Patricia Whitney at (630) 346-0289 or pwhitney49@att.net.



Food For Friends

Food For Friends Anyone who could use some assistance with meals after an illness or hospitalization or would like to cook a meal,
Contact Kitty Melby at (630) 896-4355.



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Was one of your resolutions to learn more about what Catholics believe or to receive the Sacraments and join the Catholic Church? Any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith, is invited to join our continuing classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Religious Education Center.

For further information, call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.




The Altar and Rosary Society Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl The Altar and Rosary Society Prayer Shawl Ministry needs shawls. Our inventory needs to be replenished and we are looking for anyone who can crochet, knit or tie fabric pieces to craft shawls that can be blessed and distributed. Donated yarn and patterns are available

Please contact Sara Casher at (630) 801-8945 or Visit the Altar and Rosary Webpage.




PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS




Congratulations!

Baptism Through the waters of Baptism, we welcome to the Body of Christ and our Parish:

Emma Rose, daughter of Gregory and Monique Redar
Godparents: Eric and Megan Radloff

Khalil Belisario, son of Mondrian and Bridget Contreras
Godparents: Michael and Rebekah Thayer

May God bless Emma and Khalil and their families.



2015 Diocesan Stewardship

Diocesan Stewardship Diocesan Stewardship 2015 will begin in May. If you have not completed your 2014 pledge, we ask if possible, complete it within the next couple of weeks. Thanks for your help.




Stop Public Funding of Abortion in Illinois

Pro Life A bill in the IL House will require your taxes to pay for abortions through the full nine months of pregnancy. Thousands of babies are aborted every year - at taxpayer expense! Contact your State Rep today and urge him/her to vote NO on taxpayer funding of abortions in HB4013.

For Linda Chapa Lavia, call both (630) 264-6855 and (217) 558-1002 or email her at chapa-laviali@ilga.gov.



Pre-Baptismal Class

Pre Baptismal Class Come help us celebrate our newly Confirmed teens as they lead the 10:30 am Mass on April 19th.

There will be a Pre-Baptismal class May 4th at 6:30 pm in the Religious Education Center.

You must RSVP at (630) 897-1029 to attend. The next class will be in August.



First Communion

First Communion On Saturday, April 25th, we have 18 students receiving their first Holy Communion. Please remember these students in your prayers that they may have a lifetime of joy and excitement in their hearts like they now have in anticipation of making their First Communion.



Altar & Rosary Society

Altar and Rosary Society The Altar & Rosary Society cordially invites ALL women of the parish to attend our 1st general meeting of 2015 on Wednesday, May 6th at 7:00 pm.

We need your ideas and opinions as we plan events for the coming year!
Hope to see you all there!!!



Clergy Appreciation Night

Clergy Night The Knights of Columbus are inviting all men of our parish to the clergy appreciation pork chop dinner on Monday, May 11th at 6:30 pm here at Blessed Sacrament for the priests and deacons in and around the Aurora area.

For tickets and more information, contact Tony Boecker at (630) 907-1278.



Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus Registration for the Totus Tuus Summer Program June 21-26 is now open! We are accepting registration until May 31st. Save the dates and plan your summer vacation accordingly so that your children can participate in this wonderful program.

Registration forms are available in the parish office or online. For more details, contact
Keri Johnson at re@blsacr-na.org. Spaces are limited so sign up early.




AROUND THE AREA




The Rockford Cursillo Movement

Cursillo The Rockford Cursillo Movement is hosting two upcoming weekend encounters:

Men Spanish
English
April 9 - 12
April 16 - 19
Women Spanish
English
March 23 - 26
April 30 - May 3

The weekend encounters will be held at St Mary Community Center in Oregon, IL. For more details please contact Gabriel or Jenny Bourge at: (630) 907-1587 or at jennybourge5@gmail.com.



Aurora Central Catholic High School

Aurora Central Aurora Central Catholic High School has performances of "The Phantom of the Opera" April 18/19th at 7:00 pm on Saturday evening and 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon. For details, visit: http://www.auroracentral.com.



Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Fundraiser

Missionaries Sacred Heart The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Fundraiser is Sunday April 19th at the Gaslight Courtyard West. This is their 44th annual dinner dance to benefit the Pacific Union Missionaries. For details call MSC at (630) 892-2371 or see http://www.misacorusa.org. Come and celebrate the anniversaries of five priests with over 30 years service.



Rosary High School's Explore Day

Rosary High School Rosary High School invites seventh grade girls to experience a slice of what high school is all about. The event is Thursday, April 23rdfrom 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. and will feature speakers and demonstrations on spirituality, leadership, science, athletics, music, extra-curriculars, and more. To register, contact
Meg Olsen at molsen@rosaryhs.com or (630) 896-0831, x-12.

Or, you can register online at http://rosaryhs.com/explore.



2nd to None 5K/10K Run and Walk

Interfaith Food Pantry It's Time to Register for the 10K and Kids' Dash. Run the race that feeds children at risk of hunger over the summer on April 26th at 8:00 am at RiverEdge Park in Aurora.

This event is sponsored by the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry & Communities in Schools. Register at www.2nd2None5K.com.



Reflect Retreat

Reflect Retreat Attention Mid-Life Singles (mid 30’s - 50’s): Are you one of the many never married, divorced or widowed people in mid-life who feel alone and out of place (even in Church!)? Register for a Reflect weekend of May 1 - 3rd at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein, IL. Take a chance and get involved.

Call (312) 532-8286 or visit http://www.ReflectRetreat.com for details.



Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly Matthew Kelly's current speaking series, "Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose," explores how to bring your Catholic faith to every part of your life: prayer and spirituality, dating and marriage, work and personal finances, health and well-being, parenting and family, and more.

Learn how to hear God's voice and embrace his plan for your life. Join us on Saturday, May 2nd from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at St Bridget located at
600 Clifford Avenue, Loves Park. Tickets will sell out quickly! Visit http://www.DynamicCatholic.com or call (859) 980-7022 for more information. Be energized!



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 alifetimeoflove.org 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:

DateLocationContact
May 1-3, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
June 12-14, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
June 12-14, 2015
Apply Online
Elk Grove Village, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778
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 http://www.wwme.org/find-a-weekend.html

Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: http://www.alifetimeoflove.org 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 www.masstimes.org 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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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.


THANK YOU
ADVERTISERS FOR SPONSORING OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN!