On Christmas open the door of your heart, your eternal soul to let God stay with you. When you do, Christmas will never be the same.
May the annual remembrance of the birth of Christ bring to you all the blessings of what is meant by God loving you so much that He humbled himself to look like you humanly speaking only to ask you to look like Him, baptized as you are.
And a Faith filled New Year!
Carol of the Bells - Libera
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!
|4:30 p.m.||The Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
|8:00 a.m.||Jennifer Rayford req. by Mary and Melvin Willett|
|10:30 a.m.||John Karafiat req. by The Community of Blessed Sacrament|
|8:30 a.m.||Liturgy of the Word with Communion|
|8:30 a.m.||James Bruner req. by His family|
|4:00 p.m.||Deceased relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament|
|4:30 p.m.||Deceased priests of the Rockford Diocese|
|8:00 p.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
|9:00 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
|8:30 a.m||Ron Carley req. by Jan and Carl DeBroux|
|4:30 p.m.||Bernie Sloan req. by Chris Vonhoff|
|8:00 a.m.||Lala Diaz req. by Sandra Martinez|
|10:30 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
Join us for the Rosary.
The Rosary is prayed on week days at 8:10 am and on weekends a half hour before Mass.
Note: There will be no 8:30 am Mass or Adoration on
Wednesday, Christmas Eve.
|Saturday, December 27th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 3rd||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
Confession Reminder - Please note the change in the Saturday Confessional schedule. Confessions are now from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. or by appointment
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:
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
Pray For Our Sick: Brook Bess, Beth Edwards, and Carol Littlejohn
Dear Blessed Sacrament Families and Friends,
Greetings and Merry Christmas to you all!
Christmas is all around us! It is a joyful season that no one can ignore. And the reason for the season is none other than a Holy child that is born in a humble atmosphere. He is the child of hope in a world where everyone looks for some peace and true happiness. Jesus is born so that the world may live in hope.
It’s like the experience the great leader Nelson Mandela had when he first held his granddaughter. As you all know the his-tory, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison because he saw unjust apartheid policies of the South African government and dared to stand up to it. Even from the prison cell he kept his hope alive because he loved the simple and common people of this world and he wanted them to live a decent human life! Once his daughter visited him in the prison and she had brought her newborn baby girl. Later in his autobiography, Mandela recalls the incredible joy and peace he felt when he held that tiny, delicate child in his callused hands. And as he held her up, he saw the promise of a hopeful nation and the future of South Africa, in which all people would live in peace. In his culture, it is customary for the grandfather to name the children of the family, so Mandela chose to name his new granddaughter “Zaziwe” which means hope.
As we celebrate another Christmas, may we always believe that God sent a little baby to be our hope so that we may have life in its fullness. And let us not forget what the angels sang: ‘Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth. Let peace, then begin with me.
I, along with our Parish Staff and the Parish Council, wish you a Blessed Christmas and the blessings of the Child Jesus. May Christ be born in you!
Peace, Joy and Blessings!
Father Max Lasrado
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
|Sr. Rose Marie:||Srm@blessedsacrament-na.org|
|Monday thru Wednesday||9:00 am – 4:00 pm|
|Thursday||9:00 am – 1:00 pm||Friday||9:00 am – 12:00 noon|
Thank you for joining our faith community!
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.
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.
I consider it a wonderful blessing that I was able to preach the Word of God and to share my faith with all of you. Your energy and witness are a genuine inspiration to me. Blessings of health and peace to all of you especially during these blessed days of Advent! And may you all know the abiding love of our God as we once again celebrate the coming of our God - Emmanuel!
The Lord willing, we shall meet again. And please remember our missionary work in your prayers.
In the Redeemer,
Fr Tony Judge, C.Ss.R
We realize that budgets are tight and we appreciate any help you give toward our annual utility bills estimated to be $46,000.00.
A sign up sheet is in the Narthex.
To schedule your hours, please call Kristin at: (630) 897-2127. The address is 1110 Jericho Rd, Aurora. They truly appreciate your help and generosity.
(630) 801-7900 x-4221.
Training will be held: Saturday, January 17th and Saturday, January 24th
(both days required) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.
Please contact Sara Casher at (630) 801-8945 or
Visit the Altar and Rosary Webpage.
AROUND THE AREA
Visit Marmion Academy’s Abbey Farms to cut your own tree or shop at the Nagel Emporium November 22 - December 23.
Vocation Dinner - Interested in finding out more about the Priesthood? If so, join Bishop Malloy, Fr. Keith Romke, and many of our seminarians at the "During Your Vacation Discern Your Vocation Dinner" Tuesday, December 30th at St Patrick’s on Crane and Randall Rds in St Charles.
This evening of prayer and discussion for men in high school and college, will begin with Eucharistic Adoration at 5:00 pm, followed by dinner, a talk by Bishop Malloy, and an opportunity to speak with Fr. Keith Romke, the Diocesan Director of Vocations, as well as several seminarians about the process of joining the seminary and becoming a priest.
If interested please register by E-Mailing Fr. Romke at Kromke@RockfordDiocese.org or by calling the Vocations Office at (815) 399-4300 x375.
If you know of anyone who may be interested please mention this event to them. In doing so you may inspire and help guide a future priest to discover his vocation!
Search for the Longest Married Couple - Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring the annual Longest Married Couple Project in the U.S as well as each of the 50 states and territories. If you know a couple with a long marriage, please nominate them for this honor.
More info at wwme.org. Deadline is Friday, January 9, 2015! Nominations must include the following info: Names of the couple, wedding date and current address and the name, phone number or email address of the person who is nominating them. Email nominations to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
M/M Garry Thomas, 108 Wander Way, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156.
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:
|January 23-25, 2015
|February 6-8, 2015
|Crystal Lake, IL|
|April 17-19, 2015
|May 1-3, 2015
|June 12-14, 2015
|September 11-13, 2015
|Crystal Lake, IL|
|October 23-25, 2015
|November 20-22, 2015
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.
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.
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