About Us



WELCOME TO OUR PARISH




Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
801 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL  60542



Parish Staff

Rev. Max Lasrado, Pastor

Steve Auchstetter, Volunteer Youth Ministry
Denise Bautch, Coordinator for Confirmation
Helen Boecker, Parish Support Staff
Jenny Bourge, Parish Secretary and Liturgy Coordinator
Sara Casher, Bulletin Editor
Keri Johnson, Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE)
Kate Pientak, Parish Bookkeeper




How To Contact Us

Better Communication
Parish Email: Poffice@blsacr-na.org
Parish Bulletin: bulletin@blsacr-na.org
Parish Secretary: Psecretary@blsacr-na.org
Parish Bookkeeper: account@blsacr-na.org
Religious Education: RE@blsacr-na.org
Father Max: Maxl@blsacr-na.org

Parish Administration:

(630) 897-1029
Fax: (630) 897-1062



What Are The Parish Hours?

Office Hours Please note our Parish office hours are:

Monday thru Thursday   9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday   9:00 am – 12:00 noon


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




How Do I Register At Blessed Sacrament?

New To The Parish
Registering at Blessed Sacrament Parish or any other parish has many benefits. If someone is not registered it makes it very difficult for the Pastor or the Parish Administration to issue references or recommendation letters.

Parish registration is necessary before making arrangements for Baptism, wedding and enrollment in Religious Education Program. Moreover, when you register, it also makes you personally feel that you 'belong' to Blessed Sacrament. If you haven't registered yet, please go to our website and download the registration form or stop by the office during office hours. Forms also may be found in the Church.

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. A sign-up sheet is on the table in front of the chapel. Please be on time. If for some reason you can't make your scheduled time, please call the office.

Please use the bell tower entrance and and to spend some time with the Lord.


What is Adoration?

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a time to adore Him, to thank Him, to seek His direction.

After a time of adoration and thanksgiving, make your needs known. Thank Him for all the good things He has done for you and your family. Bring your concerns to Him. Bring everything to God for guidance, wisdom and for courage where needed.

Adoration is a time of pondering Christ’s suffering for us. You might read Isaiah 52 and 53 which speak prophetically of the suffering the Messiah endured for us. Read the Gospel accounts of the suffering and death of Christ on the cross.

St John Paul II urges us to gaze on the risen face of Christ to grow not only in faith but in hope. Know that Christ loves us infinitely and has made it possible for us to share life with Him for all eternity.

In His Eucharistic presence, He remains mysteriously in our midst as the one who loved us ‘to the end' and gave Himself up for us and He remains under signs that express and communicate this love.


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.



Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

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.




Bulletin Deadline

Deadline Items must be submitted by Monday noon in order to be published in the next weekend’s bulletin.

To place an ad in our bulletin, please call Jim Braun at (262) 893-9899.
Thank you for your support!




PARISH MINISTRIES




Homebound Ministry

Homebound Ministry Our Homebound Ministers have the privilege of taking our Lord, present in the Eucharist, to those homebound members of our church who are not able to join us at Mass due to illness or other incapacities. Our home visits let them know they are loved, prayed for, and still a vital part of our church community.

How can you receive Communion at home?

A homebound person (or one of their family members) simply needs to call the parish office requesting that someone come to their home. Visits take place fol-lowing both Sunday Masses.

What does a homebound minister do?

The minister attends Mass at the parish, then leaves for the home visit. At the home, there is a prayer format to follow, or depending on the needs of the parishioner, a short prayer, after which the Eucharist is given. After the service, a short time of fellowship can occur.

Who can become a minister to the homebound?

As with all ministers of the Eucharist, you must have a deep faith and believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. You must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church, and be willing to go out to the people, so transportation is necessary. You will receive training and the necessary materials. For more info, contact

Patricia Whitney at (630) 346-0289 or pwhitney49@att.net.



Food For Friends

Food For Friends Anyone who could use some assistance with meals after an illness or hospitalization or would like to cook a meal,
Contact Kitty Melby at (630) 896-4355.



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Was one of your resolutions to learn more about what Catholics believe or to receive the Sacraments and join the Catholic Church? Any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith, is invited to join our continuing classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Religious Education Center.

For further information, call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.




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.




Music Ministry

Music
The music ministry is looking for volunteers who can play piano, organ or guitar to accompany our cantors.

If you would like to share your time/talent and help in making the Mass a prayerful experience, please call Linda Fandrich at (630) 896-9116
or e-mail: rainbowlady@comcast.net