Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
August 31, 2014 - September 6, 2014

21st Sunday In Ordinary Time

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

 

Saturday
August 30
4:30 p.m. Ed and Mollie Apps, req. by their family
Sunday
August 31
8:00 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament
Sunday
August 31
10:30 a.m. Flore & Herve Lagueux on their 60th Wedding Anniv., req. by their family
Monday
September 1
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Tuesday
September 2
8:30 a.m. Richard Rogers, req. by the Community of Blessed Sacrament
Wednesday
September 3
8:30 a.m. Corrine Murtaugh req. by her family
Thursday
September 4
8:30 a.m Hank and Ray Jurczak, req. the Miksanek family
Friday
September 5
8:30 a.m. Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament
Saturday
September 6
4:30 p.m. Heidi Lakota, req. by the John Lakota family
Sunday
September 7
8:00 a.m. John Karafiat, req. by Tony and Helen Boecker
Sunday
September 7
10:30 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament




SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
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





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. Michael A. Welter
  • Rev. James A. Molloy
  • Deacon Lawrence G. Hauck
  • Rev. Clement P. Petit
  • Rev J. J. Clifford
  • Rev Edward C. Fanning



From The Desk Of Father Max

Father Max
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




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!





Reminders




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 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 pscasher@comcast.net

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 Confession

Please note the change in the Confessional schedule. Confessions are from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. or by appointment.

check 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.
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 Confirmation Parents

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 bridgetk819@att.net for more information.




Diocesan Stewardship 2014

Diocesan Stewardship Please read an important letter from Father Max by downloading the pdf file below:




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:





Meetings This Week

Meetings
  • 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.




Parish Announcements




Parish Office Closed

Sorry Were Closed
Due to the holiday on Monday, September 1st, the Parish Office will be closed.




Religious Education News

Religious Education Visit our Religious Education Page to download a registration form or to view important dates and upcomming meetings by clicking on the link below:




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.




Edward Hart - May He Rest In Peace!

With Sympath Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Edward Hart. Please be assured that the community of Blessed Sacrament will continue to remember him and you in our prayers.

Ed was a founding member of our parish community and active in our usher and hospitality ministry.



2014 Women of Inspiration Dinner

Women of Inspiration This year, Mrs. Jan De Broux has been chosen to be Blessed Sacrament’s Woman of Inspiration.

The date is Sunday, September 14th, at the Gaslite Manor:

4:00 pm social hour (cash bar)
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




Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversary

Silver and Gold Celebration The Diocese of Rockford Silver and Gold Anniversary celebration will be on
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.




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:

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 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.




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.




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 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.


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