WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
801 Oak Street
North Aurora, IL 60542
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
|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.
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.
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.
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.
To place an ad in our bulletin, please call Jim Braun at (262) 893-9899.
Thank you for your support!
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
Contact Kitty Melby at (630) 896-4355.
For further information, call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.
Please contact Sara Casher at (630) 801-8945 or Visit the Altar and Rosary Webpage.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org