Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!

The Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time
June 28, 2015 - July 4, 2015

Thirteenth 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
June 27
4:30 p.m. John and Jack Sintich req. by The Sintich family
Sunday
June 28
8:00 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Sunday
June 28
10:30 a.m. Len and Bernice Beiriger req. by John and Judy Forsell
Monday
June 29
8:30 a.m. Linda A Surratt req. by Herve' and Flore Laqueuz
Tuesday
June 30
8:30 a.m. Clarence and Mamie Thill / Their family
Wednesday
July 1
8:30 a.m. Bernice Sickinger req. by The Kish family
Thursday
July 2
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Friday
July 3
8:30 a.m. Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrement req. byFather Max
Saturday
July 4
4:30 p.m. Heidi Lakota req. by John Lakota
Sunday
July 5
8:00 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Sunday
July 5
10:30 a.m. Russell Plante req. by Brian and Kate Pientak

Join us for the Rosary
The Rosary is prayed on week days at 8:10 am and on weekends a half hour before Mass.



SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, June 27th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 4th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.



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. Marcellus Cikan
  • Rev. Albert F. Rennell
  • Rev. Leon L. Linden
  • Rev. Vincent L. Cottam
  • Rev. Walter J. Scollin
  • Rev. Edward A. O'Brien
  • Rev. Edward E. Rogers
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CS 3(SS) Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT2Jeremy Daly
  • Sgt Ethan J. Feltes
  • Sgt Kyle W. Feltes
  • Sgt Zachary Gardner
  • 1st LT Ryan C. Lutz, SPC
  • 2nd Lt Nicole E Maenza
  • PVT Andrew McMullen
  • SPC Jason McMullen
  • A1C Keely Muzzey
  • PV2 Wyatt VanderLinde
  • PVT Luis Velazquez Jr.
  • Cadet Ethan J. Young, AFA
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

Pray For Our Sick: Bob Albrecht, Natividad Bontcac, Cathie Burns, Geraldine Daraban, Brett Dieter, Beth Edwards, Annamarie Gurbal, Karen Haberstock, the Liz Hammes family, Anthony Jarvie, and Carol Littlejohn.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of
Wayne Lowe who died June 17th. Wayne and his family are
long time parishioners. May his soul rest in peace.




From The Desk Of Father Max

Pastors Desk

Dear Blessed Sacrament Families,

Greetings from Father Max. I hope you are all enjoying your Summer days and vacation time!

I am writing these few lines on behalf of our parish to offer our sincere gratitude to Sr. Rose Marie for whom we have an open house this Sunday from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at the Holy Family Hall. For the past 45 years and since the Foundation of Blessed Sacrament Church, Sr. Rose Marie has been a faithful Religious and dedicated employee. This year she is also blessed with 60 years of her Religious life.

As we celebrate these achievements in her life, we also thank God for her service and commitment to our Community and pray that God will continue to bless her as he begins her 'Happy Retirement' phase of life.

With Sister's and Bridget's exit, we also have a few 'entrances' and 'additions' to our Parish Staff. The following are the new Staff additions/changes beginning July 1st:

Kate Pientak – Parish Bookkeeper
Jenny Bourge – Parish Secretary and Liturgy Coordinator
Denise Bautch – Confirmation Coordinator
Sara Casher – Bulletin Editor
(Please direct all the bulletin materials to : bulletin@blsacr-na.org)

I request your patience and cooperation as we go through these transitions in the upcoming weeks. I should also mention that here at Blessed Sacrament we are blessed to have parishioners who are dedicated volunteers. Without their help, many of the events and ministries would not happen! You make things happen! Thank you.

In everything we do, let us keep the simple and yet powerful motto of Blessed (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta, "Do ordinary things with extraordinary love".

Peace, Joy and Blessings,

Father Max




PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS



Sister Rose Marie's Retirement
and 60th Anniversary
Open House

Sister Rose

Come and celebrate Sister Rose's 45 years of dedicated service to our parish and her 60 years of religious life dedicated to God and serving others. The open house is in Holy Family Hall on June 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome.




Holiday Office Hours

Holiday Hours
The Parish Office will be closed Friday, July 3rd!
As always, leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as we can.



The First Friday of July

First Friday
The First Friday of July is the 3rd.
There will be devotions and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after the 8:30 am Mass.



Young at Hearts
Young At Hearts
The Young at Hearts will meet on Tuesday, July 14th at 11:30 am for lunch at Harner's Restaurant in North Aurora. There is a sign up sheet in the Narthex; indicate if you need a ride.
All seniors are welcome and bring a friend.



Silver & Gold Wedding Anniversary Mass

Silver and Gold
Couples celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 or more years of marriage in 2015 are invited to a special Mass in their honor at
St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, Aug 30th at 2:30 pm celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy. Refreshments to follow.

The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by
August 7th via phone (815) 399-4300 or at
http://www.rockforddiocese.org/anniversary.



Thank You!

Thank You
The Reverse Collection Thank you for your generous contributions to the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen.



Diocesan Stewardship Appeal 2015

Diocesan Appeal
Please support our DSA which is already in progress. Thank you to all those who have pledged and contributed so far. We appreciate your generosity. This year our Parish Target is $ 50,000.00. If we don't meet our goal, the Blessed Sacrament Parish will have to make up the difference from our ordinary income. Any funds over the target will be fully reimbursed to our parish.

Those of you who haven't received an envelope from the Diocese can pick one up in the Narthex to make your contribution. An update of the stewardship progress will be provided to you when it becomes available.

Thank you for your kind attention and participation.
Father Max and the Finance Council



The Totus Tuus Summer Program

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This week we hosted TOTUS TUUS! We had 57 students who participated in growing their faith with the Totus Tuus team. It was five days of awesome activities, catechesis and great fun.
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.



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Leaving On Vacation?

Vacation
Summer is here and we know that many of you are away from the parish. Know that your financial contribution to Blessed Sacrament is very important to meet our regular expenses. Please support our parish the best way you can when you are away on vacation.

Thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.



Did You Know Facts

Did You Know?
Did you know that...
our parishioners donated $16,619.09 to the Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry last year? That is above and beyond the bags and boxes of groceries donated. Thank you for your generosity!

And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.' Mt 25:40



Memorial Wall

Memorial Day
Honor a friend, relative or loved one by displaying their name on the Blessed Sacrament Memorial Wall. See the beautiful display case in the Narthex.

Participation in the special listing requires a $ 1,000.00 donation per listing. If interested, please contact the parish office for additional details.

Memorial Wall



AROUND THE AREA




St. Joseph Parish Events

St. Joseph Parish
As part of the "Fortnight for Freedom," a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21 - July 4, Catholics are asked to engage in a "great hymn of prayer for our country." Please come and join us in praying for religious liberty.

Also, St. Joseph Church will have Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Aurora on Independence Day, Saturday July 4th at 8:30 am, weather permitting. Please come and join us as we pray for religious freedom! For information call (630) 844-3780.

Mark your calendars and plan to spend time with our Lord..



Vocation Corner

Your Vocation
St. Therese Camp & Retreat for young women in 7th grade - college will take place June 21-24, Jeremiah Days, for boys entering 7th - 9th grades,
July 12-15 and First Call Retreat, for young men entering 10th grade - college,
July 19-22.

These programs take place at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford. The cost is $90.00.

For more informmation, visit: http://www.rockvoc.org.



Rosary High School

Rosary High School
Rosary High School is looking to fill the part-time positions of Biology, Spanish and French teachers for the 2015-16 school year. A Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Biology, Spanish or French, an Illinois Teaching Certificate, and at least 3-5 years of teaching experience are required.

If not a practicing Catholic, the successful candidate will understand and support the Catholic mission of Rosary High School.

Interested applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and teacher application (see Rosary High School Employment) to Sister Ann Brummel, principal, at abrummel@rosaryhs.com or 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, Aurora, IL 60506. For more complete job details, see their website.



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:

DateLocationContact
July 31-02, 2015
Apply Online
Madison, WI Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
August 7-9, 2015
Apply Online
Elk Grove Village, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778
September 11-13, 2015
Apply Online
Crystal Lake, IL Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
October 23-25, 2015
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
November 20-22, 2015
Apply Online
Rockford, IL Bill & Noreen Klopp
(888) 574-5653
December 11-13, 2015
Apply Online
Libertyville, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778


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!