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.||Ed and Mollie Apps, req. by their family|
|8:00 a.m.||The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament|
|10:30 a.m.||Flore & Herve Lagueux on their 60th Wedding Anniv., req. by their family|
|8:30 a.m.||Liturgy of the Word with Communion|
|8:30 a.m.||Richard Rogers, req. by the Community of Blessed Sacrament|
|8:30 a.m.||Corrine Murtaugh req. by her family|
|8:30 a.m||Hank and Ray Jurczak, req. the Miksanek family|
|8:30 a.m.||Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament|
|4:30 p.m.||Heidi Lakota, req. by the John Lakota family|
|8:00 a.m.||John Karafiat, req. by Tony and Helen Boecker|
|10:30 a.m.||The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament|
|Saturday, September 6th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 13th||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 our deceased priests of the Diocese who celebrate their anniversary of death this week:
- Congratulations to Flore and Herve Lagueux
Congratulations on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary!
We pray that you, along with your family will continue to be blessed
with God’s love and joy.
— Father Max and parishioners
- To the Kind Attention of Altar Servers/Parents:
Fr, Max is inviting all our altar servers for a “training” and
“get to know you” session on
September 7th after the 10:30 am Mass.
Any new altar servers, fourth grade and up, are encouraged to attend. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Please sign-up and pick up your letter in the Narthex. Thank you for your helpful and prayerful ministry to the Church.
— Father Max
- Please reserve September 14, 2014
Our Parish Picnic which will take place following the 10:30 am Mass.
Join us for some food, fun and entertainment.
DJ Dan Shanahan will entertain us during the picnic.
- For better and timely communication, kindly note a few new email addresses below:
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
Thank you for joining our faith community!
- 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.
- Prayer Shawls
If you know of anyone who is in need of and would be comforted by a prayer shawl, please call or email Sara Casher at: (630) 801-8945 or email@example.com
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.
Please note the change in the Confessional schedule. Confessions are from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. or by appointment.
Parish Office Hours
Please note our new office hours as of August 1: 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.
- 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
Confirmation will be April 13, 2015 for all freshman. Your student must be registered into the program by the start date, September 10, 2014.
Please plan ahead in order to secure a spot in class. Registration forms are available on our website.
Email Bridget Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A sincere thank you to the 219 families who stated their intentions and returned their pledge cards. We truly appreciate your gifts. We are asking those who have not responded to please stop at the table in the narthex and fill out a card. If you are new to the parish or have not registered, please use one of the blank envelopes on the table in the Narthex. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial giving.
Unlike the other diocesan collections, these cards must be returned to Rockford stating your intentions. We are asking those who have not responded to please stop at the table in the narthex and fill out a card.
If you are new to the parish or have not registered, please use one of the blank envelopes on the table in the Narthex. Father and the finance council asked if possible to give 1% of your income. If not consider a gift of $300.00 or a monthly payment beginning the month of August 2014 through April of 2015. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial giving.
The Diocese has made some changes this year of the different ways to make your pledge electronically. If you need help please contact a member of the finance council. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial gift.
The Diocese has made some changes this year in the different ways one can make their pledge electronically.
For more information and a video on the Diocesan Appeal, visit:
Young at Hearts will meet Tuesday, September 9th
at 11:30 am at Double Yolk Rest. on Butterfield, just east of
Farnsworth/ Kirk Rd in Aurora. All seniors are welcome and bring a friend.
A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex, indicate if you need a ride.
A & R Women’s Group will meet
Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 pm
to meet with Fr Max.
All women are encouraged to attend.
We need your help to wax pews on
Saturday, September 20th at 9:00 am. Please bring soft rags. Call Don Grozis at (630) 892-5335 for more information.
Many hands make light work!
Pre-Baptismal Class will be held on
Monday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Religious Education Center. Reservations are required.
Please call the office (630) 897-1029) or email Poffice@blsacr-na.org by Friday, September 19th.
Due to the holiday on Monday, September 1st, the Parish Office will be closed.
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.
Ed was a founding member of our parish community and active in our usher and hospitality ministry.
The date is Sunday, September 14th, at the Gaslite Manor:
5:00 pm dinner
Cost is $30.00 per person until September 1st, $35.00 per person after September 1st or at the door.
If you would like to celebrate with Jan and her family, please RSVP by
Wednesday, August 27th by calling the parish office at: 630-897-1029
Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church Street in Rockford.
Mass begins at 2:00 pm, refreshments to follow. Please let the parish office know if you are celebrating one of these milestones in your life.
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:
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.
If so invite them to join us. For further information, contact:
Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667.
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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