Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
October 19, 2014 - October 25, 2014

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."

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!



October 18
4:30 p.m. Dean Dunn, req. by Marlene Murphy
October 19
8:00 a.m. Pat Kish req. by John Kish
October 19
10:30 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament by Father Max
October 20
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
October 21
8:30 a.m. Deceased priests of the Rockford Diocese
October 22
8:30 a.m. Florence Weis, req. by Dennis Kaus
October 23
8:30 a.m Rose and Harry Janusek, req. by the Miksanek family
October 24
8:30 a.m. Lorraine D’orio, req. by Alyce Konen
October 25
4:30 p.m. Edward Brouch, req. by his family
October 26
8:00 a.m. Pat Kish, req. by Dominick and MaryAnn Leo
October 27
10:30 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament by Father Max


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, October 25th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 1st 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

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 The Deceased Priests Of The Diocese Who Celebrate Their Anniversary Of Death This Week:
  • Deacon Jerry Tobin
  • Rev. David J. Conway
  • Rev. Anthony J. Vollman
  • Msgr. Michael B. Krug
  • Rev. John Pop
  • Rev. William Dommermuth
  • Rev. Vytautas Gorinas
  • Rev. Francis P McNally
  • Rev. Donald L. Schuler
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CSSN “SS” Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT3Jeremy Daly
  • SPC Jason McMullen
  • A1C Keely Muzzey
  • PV2 Wyatt VanderLind
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 Catechists:  

Bless these men and women who have responded to your call to the ministry of catechesis. May they be filled with zeal for your Church, with care for those they catechize, and with love for your Word of Life. Let your Spirit come upon them so that your Word may echo through their teaching and through the witness of their lives. Through our catechists, may the members of our parish whom they teach be transformed into witnesses to your Word. And may these catechists receive the blessing your Son promised to all who labor in your vineyard. We pray to you, gracious Father, in the name of your Son, Jesus, the Word of Life, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit who transforms us by that Word, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

From The Desk Of Father Max

Pastors Desk
Our Advertisers
Thank you to the advertisers who will continue to advertise as we switch over to our new bulletin which will be in circulation from the first week of November. Thank you to the new advertisers who are supporting our new bulletin as well. Kate Pientak, our parish Secretary, myself and the Liturgical Publication have been working on this new format of the bulletin which I am sure will benefit our Parish community in the area of communication.

All Souls Day - November 2nd
On November 2nd, All Souls Day, there will be a special Mass for the families who have lost their loved ones in the past year. The families have already been notified and I would really appreciate it if you would please call the parish office whether or not you will be attending this memorial Mass.

Also, if any of our parishioners have lost their loved ones in the past year outside of our Parish, please let us know if you are able to attend this Mass so that we can make the necessary arrangements. This special Mass is scheduled for 5:00 pm in the evening.

New Parishioner Reception
There will be a Welcome Reception and a little fellowship for the new parishioners who have joined Blessed Sacrament in the past months on November 9, 2014 after the 10:30 am Mass. Thank you for making Blessed Sacrament your spiritual home.

Time and Talent
Ministry Sunday will be November 15 and 16th, 2014. If you feel that you have talents that you would like to share with your Parish community, please let us know.

Parish Mission Retreat: 11/29 - 12/3
Please save these dates from:
November 29 through December 3, 2014
for our Parish Mission Retreat.

Fr. Tony Judge, a priest from the Redemptorist Congregation in Chicago will be our Retreat Master. He will preach at all the weekend masses and then will give us a retreat talk in the evenings. Please take advantage of this opportunity to pray and renew your spiritual life!

Thank You!
Thank you to the Aurora Catholic Education Foundation for their donation of $ 591.00 towards our Religious Education Program. The parish appreciates the generosity of the Foundation.

Peace, Joy and Blessings,

Father Max

Diocesan Stewardship Update

Diocesan Stewardship Our target for this year is $ 53,662.00 and so far 232 families out of 520 have pledged their support and 154 have paid it in full. To date the total pledged amount is $ 48,939.00 and the payments totaling $ 38,281.00 have been received. Please help your parish to reach the goal.

Thank you to all those who have responded. The Finance Council and I appreciate your commitment and generosity.

For Better Communication

Better Communication
Parish Email:
Sr. Rose Marie:
Parish Secretary:
Religious Ed:
Father Max:

How Do I Register At Blessed Sacrament?

New To The Parish If you are new to our Parish and would like to register at Blessed Sacrament, simply fill out the form listed below and drop it off at the Parish Office during business hours.

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. Please join us and 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.


Don't Forget...
Mark Your Calendar
check Sacrament of 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.
check Adoration

Adoration is every Wednesday from 9:00 – 4:00 pm. A sign-up sheet is on the table in front of the chapel. Stop in and spend some quiet time with our Lord. Please use the bell tower entrance.
check New Parishioners

We encourage you to register with our parish to become part of the Blessed Sacrament Community. The registration form is available on this website and can be found by CliCKING HERE
check Mass Intentions

There are some open dates during November. Submit your request for a Mass in writing and put an envelope in the collection basket marked "Mass Intention" or mail it to the office. It will be first request received for any given date.

check Parish Office Hours

Please note our Parish office hours are: Monday thru Wednesday,
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Friday,
9:00 am – 12 noon. As always, call (630) 897-1029 for immediate needs, someone will get back to you.

Parish Announcements

Reverse Collection

Reverse Collection Reverse Collection was this weekend. Please bring your donation next weekend, no later than Sunday, for Monday a.m. pick-up.

The Rockford Cursillo Movement

Cursillo The Rockford Cursillo Movement is hosting two upcoming weekend encounters - for men, Thursday, October 23rd - Sunday, October 26th, and for women, Thursday, November 6th - Sunday, November 9th
at St. Mary Community Center in Oregon, IL.

Weekends are also conducted in Spanish. For more details please contact
Gabriel or Jenny Bourge at (630) 907-1587 or email
or go online at

Maybe God is calling you to go on a Cursillo weekend!

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.

Altar And Rosary Society
Luncheon and Fun Style Show

Altar and Rosary Society
The Altar and Rosary Society is hosting a Luncheon and Fun Style Show Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 am.

Tickets available after all the Masses.

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast
The annual Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Msgr. Edward Wright Council, will be held:

Sunday, November, 2nd from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Join us for pancakes, sausages, bacon and beverages. Prices: $6.00 for adults (13 & up), $4.00 for children 6-12 years, children 5 & under eat free. Volunteers are needed, and sign-up sheets are in the Narthex and the Religious Education Center.

Pre-Baptismal Class

Pre-Baptismal Class A Pre-Baptismal Class will be held on November 3rdat 6:30 pm in the Religious Education Center conference room. The next class will be in February.

Please call (630) 897-1029) or email the parish office: for information or if you plan on attending.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith, please join us today at 9:00am in the Religious Education Center.

Call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.

Save The Date

Abbey Farms at Marmion Abbey

Abbey Farms Abbey Farms at Marmion Abbey is now open for their fall fundraiser. Fun for all with hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a night maze, farm fresh fall goodies, pumpkins and a craft beer and wine tent.

For dates and costs, visit:

Around The Area

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:

October 24-26, 2014
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
November 14-16, 2014
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
January 23-25, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
February 6-8, 2015
Apply Online
Crystal Lake, IL
April 17-19, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
May 1-3, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
June 12-14, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
September 11-13, 2015
Apply Online
Crystal Lake, IL
October 23-25, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
November 20-22, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL

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.