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!
|4:30 p.m.||Babe & Evelyn Vella req. by Vella Family|
|8:00 a.m.||John Karafiat req. by Dick & Eve Spencer|
The Deceased, Benefactors and the Community of Blessed Sacrament
req. by Fr. Max
|8:30 a.m.||Florence Weis req. by Family & Friends/td>|
|8:30 a.m.||Deceased Priests of Rockford Diocese|
|8:30 a.m.||James Bruner req. by Bruner Family|
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Eleanor Malinowski req. by Malinowski Family|
|4:30 p.m.||Mollie & Ed Apps req. by Their Family|
The Deceased, Benifactors and the Community of Blessed Sacrament
req. by Fr. Max
|10:30 a.m.||Joseph Edorh / Virginie Lawson Family req. by Fr. 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, October 3th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 10th||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, Phil Gurbal, and Kylie Baltz.
In today's Gospel reading from Mark, the Pharisees posed a question to Jesus in hopes of catching him teaching against the laws of the time, a punishable offense. "Is it lawful for a husband to divorce a wife?" they asked. Knowing their intent, Jesus allowed them to answer their own question by admitting that Moses had decreed divorce allowable. This gave Jesus the opportunity to remind all who would hear that a marriage between a man and a woman is a sacred bond not only between the two but also with God.
Given this opportunity, Jesus explains that no human can overturn an act of God. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that at the very beginning of the sacred Scripture, God reveals his plan for us in marriage in the creation of a man and a woman for each other; and at the end, we are given the vision of the wedding-feast of the Lamb (CCC 1602). Moses realized that among the people, there were hearts that did not possess or accept the sanctity of marriage, therefore he allowed for divorce. But while Jesus acknowledged this, he asked us to understand the sacrament and to do all that we could to preserve it.
|October 4th||Blessed Sacrament's 45th Anniversary|
10:30 Mass with Bishop Malloy
|October 4th||Aurora Area Life Chain |
2:30 - 3:30 pm
E New York and Oakhurst Dr
|October 13th||Young At Hearts - 11:30 am|
Pheonix Club in Aurora
|October 18th||New Parishioner Gathering|
After 10:30 am Mass
|October 22nd||Blingo Returns|
|November 1st||Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast|
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Visit our Photo Page to view the 2015 picnic.
At this time we are simply soliciting interest in using this program. Please click below to cast your vote on whether or not you would use such a service.
You can also cast your vote by completing a form available in the Narthex and giving to an usher.
Remember: Please vote only one time. This vote will not register you for the online giving service or infer an obligation.
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Or Baptized Catholic but have not received
the Eucharist or Confirmation?
The RCIA (Rite of Christia Initatin of Adults) is our way of welcoming new adult members into the Catholic Church. It consists of a series of gatherings with other adults who are also interested in learning more about God’s love in the Catholic Church. The meetins are held on Sunday mornings, beginning in the fall and ending one week afterthe following Easter.
We would love to assist you on your journey.
For more information, contact Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667.
The Aurora Area Life-Chain is Sunday, October 4th from 2:30 - 3:30 pm at
E. New York St. & Oakhurst Drive.
Join hundreds of area Christians and their Clergy as they line E New York St to silently pray for an end to abortio. Please arrive early.
If you would like to carpool, call Brian or Kate Pientak at (630) 892-1667.
The Msgr Edward S. Wright Knights of Columbus Council #15119 is holding its recruitment drive on October 10-11th after each Mass. Members of our Council will be available by the doors to provide a small pamphlet about the Knights and to answer any questions you may have.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal Catholic organization open to all practicing Catholic men 18 years or older. The Knights are involved locally, nationally, and interna!onally, in many charitable programs including those for the disabled and the poor, the priesthood, and the promotion of Catholic ideals.
All seniors are welcome and feel free to bring a friend.
Please RSVP to Psecretary@blsacr-na.org so that we may plan accordingly. We hope to see you there!
Don’t forget to bring your friends!
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.
When: Sunday, November 1st
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $6 for adults (13+), $4 Children (6-12), Free (5 & under)
Thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.
Genuflecting expresses adoration and is therefore reserved for Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. One should always adore the Blessed Sacrament whenever entering a Church.
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
November 18th, 2015.
The group will study 1 Corinthians, using the New Collegeville Bible Commentary and Little Rock Scripture Study Guide. Child care is provided.
Registration is required. Please call Kathy at (630) 377-4629 to register.
September 19th thru October 31st.
General weekend admission is $14, $6 for seniors. Park closed Mondays. The store is open daily.
For more information visit http://www.abbeyfarms.org
or email: http://email@example.com.
October 5th - 9th. This is an introduction to the liturgical art of the Christian East. The icon to be written is St. Nicholas.
Painting and presentations will be held each day from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Great artistic talent is not required and supplies are included in the $300 registration fee.
For more information or to register call (630) 851-4002.
Music will be provided by the DeKalb Foot Stompers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 23rd - 25th.
To register visit: http://www.sistersop.com or contact Sr. Joachima, OP (708) 458-3040 for more information.
- 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.
(630) 879-1296 or by email at Nazareth_sscm@sbcglobal.net.
More information is also available from http://sscm-usa.org/worshops-nazareth.html
We meet on the firt Monday of the month at the Diocesan Administratio Center. We are looking for new members to help us put on our 30th and best luncheon yet. The only requirement to join us is a love of children and a dedicatin to making their lives beter. Your ideas are welcome and your help is needed to make our 30th year a huge success for the benefi of the children!
If you have any questios, please call Marva Tarara at: (815) 988-1018
or Pattieber at: (815) 222-1661.
Requirements include either Lit/LA certiﬁcation for middle/high school, or an English degree. If you, or someone you know, would like to work in a community that provides an above and beyond supportive, caring, and dynamic faith ﬁlled learning environment, please send a cover letter, resume, and reference to Dr. Linda Andrejek via email at:
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:
|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
|January 22-24, 2016
|Brookfield, WI||Bill & Noreen Klopp
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.
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.
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