Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
November 16, 2014 - November 22, 2014



33rd 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
November 15
4:30 p.m. Geralyn and Gordon Volkman req. by Their family
Sunday
November 16
8:00 a.m. Wilbert Feltes req. by Kathy and Chuck Christiansen
Sunday
November 17
10:30 a.m. The Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Monday
November 17
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Tuesday
November 18
8:30 a.m. Deceased priests of the Rockford Diocese
Wednesday
November 19
8:30 a.m. Diane Brummel req. by Alyce Konen
Thursday
November 20
8:30 a.m Clarence and Mamie Thill req. by Their family
Friday
November 21
8:30 a.m. Rose and Henry Janusek req. by The Miksanek family
Saturday
November 22
4:30 p.m. The Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Sunday
November 23
8:00 a.m. Deborah Dunn req. by The Dunn family
Sunday
November 123
10:30 a.m. A Special Intention req. by Pat Malach




SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, November 22th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, November 29st 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





Lord, Hear Our Prayers

Praying Hands For parishioners, relatives and friends who suffer from illness, are homebound, confined to a care facility or hospitalized and the unemployed. May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.

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:
  • Rev. John J. Hackett
  • Deacon Gregory H. Liegel
  • Deacon Luke Cordes
  • Rev. Joseph J. Reikas
  • Rev. William A. Kriegsmann
  • Rev. Edward A. Cerny, S.S.
  • Rev. Joh Vuc
  • Deacon Melvin Murphy


Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CSSN “SS” Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT3Jeremy Daly
  • SPC Jason McMullen
  • A1C Keely Muzzey
  • PV2 Wyatt VanderLind
Almighty God look with love upon our men and women in uniform and protect them in their time of need. Bless them and their families. Amen If you have a name you would like to add to our prayer list, call the parish office or email Jennie Bourge at: jennineb2002@yahoo.com



From The Desk Of Father Max

Pastors Desk
Greetings from Father Max!

Today, our Confirmation Students will be participating in a retreat offsite along with Bridget Kelly and the Confirmation staff. Please keep these young people in your prayers that they have a meaningful retreat that strengthens and energizes their faith.

Reverse Collection – We had our monthly reverse collection this weekend. You ar e asked to return your food/donations next weekend so that it can be taken to the Food Pantry on Monday for delivery before Thanksgiving. Again we are asking you not to bring any donations after Sunday.

Our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the family of Vincent DelMonico whose funeral was held here last Thursday. May his soul rest in peace.

Thank you and have a fruitful week.

Peace, Joy and Blessings

Father Max Lasrado





WELCOME TO OUR PARISH




How To Contact Us

Better Communication
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




What Are The Parish Hours?

Office Hours Please note our Parish office hours are:

Monday thru Wednesday   9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday   9:00 am – 1:00 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 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!





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 use the bell tower entrance and and to 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.




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.




PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS




Food For Friends

Food For Friends Know of anyone who could use some assistance with meals after an illness or hospitalization? Contact Kitty Melby at (630) 896-4355.




Blessed Sacrament Choir

Blessed Sacrament Choir The Christmas season is almost upon us. The adult choir will begin rehearsals on Thursday evenings, November 20th - December 18th
(excluding November 27th) from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the music room.

Mark Plummer, a cantor and Associate Professor of Music at Aurora University, will once again be directing the choir.

Anyone who likes to sing is more than welcome to join the choir. Show up on Thursdays with a friend and be ready to sing.

For information, call Linda Fandrich at: (630) 896-9116.




Time and Talent Sunday

Time and Talent There were Ministry brochures in the pews this weekend for all to see what our parish has to offer and the many ways in which our parishioners may become involved in these ministries. Please fill them out and return to parish office.




SAVE THE DATE




Our Parish Mission Retreat

Parish Mission Retreat Please save these dates from:

November 29 through December 3, 2014

for our Parish Mission Retreat.


Fr. Tony Judge, a priest from the Redemptorist Congregation in Chicago will be our Retreat Master. He will preach at all the weekend masses and then will give us a retreat talk in the evenings. Please take advantage of this opportunity to pray and renew your spiritual life!



Annual Parish Christmas Party - Under New Management
Parish Christmas Party
Blessed Sacrament’s Parish Christmas Party is scheduled for:

Sunday, December, 7th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm


There will be a Nativity play performed by the children and other activities. The Christmas play rehearsals are Sundays, Nov 23rd and 30th from 11:30 - 12:15 pm.

Students must attend at least one rehearsal.

We need costumes for Mary, Joseph, animals, angels and shepherds. If you have the costumes, other props or accessories, know how to sew simple costumes, or would like to decorate the hall, or help in the kitchen, please let Mary at kuhnhouse@sbcglobal.net or Sheridan at sgurbal@holyangelsschool.net know.

We greatly appreciate your assistance.




JOIN US




Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith, please join us today at 9:00am in the Religious Education Center.

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.




AROUND THE AREA





Rosary High School Open House

Open House
Rosary High School’s Open House is:

Aurora Centeral

Rosary High School

Date:November 18th 6:00 pm
Information:(630) 896-0831 x12

For more information, Click on the Images above to go to the schools website for more details.





Marmion Academy’s Fishing Team

Fish Fry Marmion Academy’s Fishing Team is having its annual Fish Fry Fundraiser on:

Friday, November 21st, 2013 from 4-7 pm.


Drive through pick up only at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. Each meal is $ 10.00 and includes 3 pieces of Sgt. Dotson’s Famous Fried Catfish, fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and a dinner roll.

Purchase meals in advance at http://www.marmion.org/fishfry.




The Great Lakes
CAtholic Men’ Conference

Great Lakes Mens Conference The Great Lakes Catholic Men’s Conference is

Saturday, November 22nd at 8:50 am

in DeKalb. Dynamic speakers will share their insights from their own faith journeys.

Featured speakers this year are: Rev. Robert Barron, Collin Raye, John Pridmore, Eric Scheidler along with Wayne Messmer who will be the Master of Cermonies. Wayne Messmer is most well known for his singing at Chicago Cubs baseball games and Chicago Wolves hockey games.

Visit the conference website at http://www.thetalk.org for more information.




Nativity 2014

Nativity 2014 Shift your focus to the Advent season by br inging your family to see parishioner’s own unique Nativity sets at St Peter Church in Geneva Saturday, November 22nd from 3:00 - 6:30 pm or Sunday, November 23rd from 8:00 am-7:00 pm.

A free will offering for viewing the exhibit will benefit the St. Peter Food Pantry.




An Advent Retreat for All Women

Food For Friends
Women who desire to enrich their spiritual growth during Advent will be at the Nazareth Retreat House in Batavia.

Times are:
8:00 pm Friday, November 28th thru 2:00 pm Sunday, November 30th
- OR -
8:00 pm Tuesday, December 2nd thru 2:00 pm Thursday, December 4th.

The cost is $60.00. Registration deadline Monday, November 24th

Call Linda at (630) 879-1296 for further info.




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:

November 14-16, 2014
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
January 23-25, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
February 6-8, 2015
Apply Online
Crystal Lake, IL
April 17-19, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
May 1-3, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
June 12-14, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
September 11-13, 2015
Apply Online
Crystal Lake, IL
October 23-25, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
November 20-22, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL


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.




Are you Traveling?

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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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.


THANK YOU
ADVERTISERS FOR SPONSORING OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN!