Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
July 27, 2014 - August 1, 2014

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!




July 26
4:30 p.m. Edward Brouch, req. by his family
July 26
8:00 a.m. Faith Community of Blessed Sacrament
July 27
10:30 a.m. Eleanor Malinowski, req. by her family
July 28
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
July 29
8:30 a.m. Ray and Hank Jurczak, req. by the Miksanek family
July 30
8:30 a.m. Florence Weis, req. by Jerry and Sue Theisen
July 31
8:30 a.m Dean Dunn, req. by Bud and Mary Wehler
August 1
8:30 a.m. Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament
August 2
4:30 p.m. Faith community of Blessed Sacrament
August 2
8:00 a.m. Roy Melgosa, req. by Mary Jane Knoth
August 3
10:30 a.m. Alice Abens, req. by Carl and Jan DeBroux


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, August 2th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 9th 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. Edmund P. Petit
  • Rev. John F. Blake
  • Deacon Alexander B. Becker
  • Deacon Dale C. Washburn
  • Rev. Robert R .Miller


Condolences Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the families of Ron Carley and
Patricia Murray both of Blessed Sacrament who passed away a few days ago. May God fill their families with His comfort and peace.

May their souls rest in peace! Father Max and the Blessed Sacrament Parish Families.

The Bishop Is Coming...

Condolences On Saturday, August 2nd, Bishop Malloy will be here to celebrate Mass and install Fr Max as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish. All are invited to join Bishop Malloy and Fr Max in celebrating this happy occasion.

Light refreshments will be served in Holy Family Hall.

North Aurora Days

North Aurora Days North Aurora Days will be on the weekend of August 1, 2, 3rd. We are told Oak Street from Randall Road down to Acorn Drive will be closed to traffic on these days.

Check with and download traffic and parking guides.

For those coming to our weekend Masses – take Randall Road north to Dogwood Drive (stop light after Oak Street) turn right on Dogwood, turn right on Juniper, turn right on Oak St and turn right to enter the church parking lot.

Diocesan Stewardship 2014

Diocesan Stewardship A sincere “thank you” to the families who stated their intentions and returned their pledge cards.We truly appreciate your gift.

Unlike the other diocesan collections, these cards must be returned to Rockford stating your intentions. To avoid doing a parish mailing, we are asking those who have not responded to please stop at the table in the narthex and fill out your card. We appreciate your cooperation.

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 of $30.00 beginning the month of May 2014 through April of 2015. 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. That information is included in the mailing you will receive or contact a member of the finance council. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial giving.

For more information and a video on the Diocesan Appeal, visit:

Parish Office Hours

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
Friday 9:00 am – 12 noon

As always, call 630-897-1029 for immediate needs, someone will get back to you

First Friday

First Friday Friday is the first Friday of August. Mass will be at 8:30 am. After Mass there will be devotions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

Religious Education - Teachers Needed

Religious Education We are in need of teachers for the upcoming school year. Anyone interested please contact the parish office at: (630) 897-1029.

Young at Hearts

Young at Hearts The YAH will meet for lunch at 11:30 am on August 12th at the Run Away Restaurant on Butterfield Rd, just east of Rt 25 in N Aurora.

All seniors are welcome and feel free to bring a friend. Indicate if you need a ride on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Classes for Catechist Training

Catechist Training Protecting God’s Children will be Saturday, August 16, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Pre-requisistes, The Catechist and the Learner and Tools of the Catechist will be Saturday, August 16, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

All classes are at St Rita of Cascia Parish Center. To register, call the Deanery Center @ 630-859-3922.

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

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:

August 1-3
Apply Online
Madison, WI
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

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.

Planning Ahead

Panning Ahead
We will be losing some teachers and aides next year due to job transfers, or change in schedules. If you would like to volunteer your time and gifts, please complete this form and place it in the collection basket:

Name: ___________________________ Phone: ______________
Would like to be a teacher: ___________________________ Grade: ______________
Would like to be an aide/other: ___________________________ Grade: ______________

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.

Gift Carriers And Bulletin Distributers
We Need Your Help

Help Needed We are having a problem at our weekend Masses. Before Mass please tell the ushers you are there. We are asking those assigned to be gift carriers to come to the back during the petitions.

If you are handing out bulletins, come to the back when Father starts the closing prayer. This way they will know who you are and will not fill in with other parishioners who are at Mass.

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 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.