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!
Please note the changes of the Mass schedule this week
|4:30 p.m.||Robert Kingsley req. by Paul & Jean Rettig|
|8:00 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
|10:30 a.m.||Eleanor Malinowski req. by Her Family|
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Linda Surrat req. by Lagueux Family|
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Mary Lou Tognarelli req. by Her Family|
|4:30 p.m.||Kevin Melby req. by Melby Family|
|8:00 a.m.||Paul Boecker req. by Tony & Helen Boecker|
|10:30 a.m.||Deceased members & relatives 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.
|Saturday, August 22th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, August 29th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
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 Sick: Bob Albrecht, Natividad Bontcac, Cathie Burns, Geraldine Daraban, Beth Edwards, Karen Haberstock, the Liz Hammes family, Anthony Jarvie, Carol Littlejohn, and Phil Gurbal.
Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Evelyn Vella. May her soul rest in peace.
As it happens every year, next weekend, we will welcome a missionary priest, Rev. Reginald Van Schalwyck, OSFS from the Oblates of
St. Francis De Sales Congregation. Father Reginald will offer all 3 Masses and speak about the mission work they perform around the world. As people of faith, we all have a responsibility to support the mission of Jesus in those places where people are less fortunate and are in need of our prayers and financial help. Please support their Mission as best as you can and thank you for your generosity.
On behalf of Blessed Sacrament Parish I want to congratulate Phyllis Lia who has been chosen as our 2015 Woman of Inspiration. May Phyllis' dedication and commitment to our Parish community be an example to all of us. 'Doing ordinary things with extraordinary love' should be our motto.
To all of our teachers and students who will be returning to school, may you have a year filled with wisdom and knowledge and grow in the path of faith that enlightens our hearts and minds. May God bless you in every good way.
Peace, Joy and Blessings!
You can find a form in the narthex, parish office, or by visiting
our Religious Education Page.
Religious Education Teachers Needed
We are in need of Teachers for the coming school year, Kindergarten through Confirmation. Contact Keri Johnson at RE@blsacr-na.org for more information.
We will be providing this service so that you have the options to manage your parish support online or with your offering envelopes.
Online Giving allows you to start, stop and change your contributions at any time and it helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass. This allows the parish to better manage our income, especially during bad weather or vacation times.
You can choose to do a one-time gift or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection.
Watch for future details in September about this exciting new program.
Go to https://rockforddiocese.org/donate or place your envelope in the basket. A sincere thank you to those who have returned their envelopes.
|September 26th||Blessed Sacrament Vendor Fair & Flea Market|
|September 27th||Annual Parish Picnic|
|October 4th||Blessed Sacrament's 45th Anniversary|
10:30 Mass with Bishop Malloy
During the past year, the council contributed $ 2,900.16 toward many charities. If you would like to know more information about the Knights of Columbus, contact our current Grand Knight: Jim Cavanaugh at: (630) 907-2017.
There will be a dinner honoring the 2015 Women of Inspiration on
Sunday, August 30th at the Gaslite Manor. Tickets are $30 each.
St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, Aug 30th at 2:30 pm celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy with refreshments to follow.
The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by
August 7th via phone (815) 399-4300 or at
Saturday, September 26th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It's like a bunch of garage sales grouped together in one place! Vendors may rent tables for $25.
Contact Linda Fandrich (630) 896-9116 or Gennette Parker (630) 973-3940 for more info.
The Cursillo is a method of giving those, who have the potential of influencing others, a personal encounter with Christ and the means to further enhance, support, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelizing their environments.
The Rockford Cursillo Movement is hosting two upcoming weekend encounters. For men, October 15-18, and for women, October 22-25. Weekends are also conducted in Spanish.
All weekends are held at St. Mary Community Center in Oregon, IL. For more information, please contact Gabriel or Jenny Bourge at (630) 907-1587 or email Jenny at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available at www.cursillo.org/rockford.
Thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.
Participation in the special listing requires a $ 1,000.00 donation per listing. If interested, please contact the parish office for additional details.
Thank you to our team leaders Jack, Caroline, Nathan and Annie and all the volunteers who helped make our first Totus Tuus possible.
Keep the team in your prayers as they continue to visit other parishes and share the joy of Christ with their youth.
AROUND THE AREA
Come explore "The Graceful Art of Independent Living" and ask us about our new community fee.
Please R.S.V.P. to Siena at (815) 399-6167 or email: email@example.com.
APPLICATIONS are now being taken for the next Ministry Formation group. Orientation will begin Saturday, August 29th, 2015.
Classes: It is a two-year program, meeting from late August through May, averaging one Tuesday evening and one Saturday a month.
For more information, call (815) 399-4300 Ext. 389 or send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
— John McGrath, Director
The retreat is sponsored by servants of the Holy Heart of Mary and will be held at the Nazareth Retreat House located at 717 N. Batavia Ave., in Batavia.
The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 8th and ends at
1:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th The cost of the retreat is
$ 60.00 per person. A $ 20.00 deposit is required with registration.
To register contact Linda Isleib at (630) 879-1296, Monday - Friday
between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
For more information visit the website: http://www.www.wheatonfranciscans.org
- Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday, September 20, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
For more information contact St. Peter Church in Geneva at (630) 232-0124 x310
from 3:00 - 8:00 pm.
Come out and enjoy food, games, music and more at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, located at 720 Rural Street, Aurora, IL.
For more information visit the website: http://www.stgeorgeaurora.org
The festival will include a keynote address, festive meals, prayer experiences and more. Cost to attend is $20 per person or $75 for families of four or more. The deadline to register is Monday, October 12th.
For more information or to register, call (812) 535-2952 or email email@example.com.
- October 24/25th at Nazareth Retreat House in Batavia
For information and registration, visit: http://www.joyfulagain.org
The pilgrimage is hosted by Fr. Martins C. Emeh, J.C.L. Only $3299 per person from Chicago.
For more information please call the parish Secretary at St. Peter in Geneva at (630) 232-0124 x104.
For more information or to sign-up to with the Diocesan Chorale, please visit:
or contact Eva Marchese at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 11-13, 2015
|Crystal Lake, IL||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|October 23-25, 2015
|Brookfield, WI||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|November 20-22, 2015
|Rockford, IL||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|December 11-13, 2015
|Libertyville, IL||Jim & Kris McCulloch
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.
Tutoring sessions are 90 minutes, once a week. For more information, call
(630) 898-4636 or visit http://www.dominicanliteracvcenter.org.
Call (630) 897-9250 for more information.
Before and After School Program
Several positions available for Site Coordinators, Youth Enrichment Instructors, and Youth Enrichment Aides. The program runs out of more than 25 elementary school sites in the Naperville/Aurora area.
For more info contact Denise DiMatteo via email at: email@example.com.
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 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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