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THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
September 14, 2014 - September 20, 2014



Exaltation of the Cross

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
September 13
4:30 p.m. Roy Melgosa, req. by Mary Jane Knoth
Sunday
September 14
8:00 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament
Sunday
September 14
10:30 a.m. Helen Snyder, req. by her family
Monday
September 15
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Tuesday
September 16
8:30 a.m. Florence Weis, req. by Dennis Kaus
Wednesday
September 17
8:30 a.m. Dean Dunn, req. by Maurice Worland
Thursday
September 18
8:30 a.m Peace in the World, req. by the Miksanek family
Friday
September 19
8:30 a.m. Corrine Murtaugh & Alice Abens req. by friends
Saturday
September 20
4:30 p.m. A Special Intention, req. by the Lagueux family
Sunday
September 21
8:00 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament
Sunday
September 21
10:30 a.m. Regina Malinowski, req. by The Malinowski family




SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, September 20th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, September 27th 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





Remember In Your Prayers

Praying Hands For parishioners, relatives and friends who suffer from illness, those who are homebound, confined to a care facility or hospitalized, the unemployed and those in the military.

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. Cletus A. Anger
  • Rev. Michael J. Foley
  • Msgr. William G. McMillan
  • Rev. Willis L. Bradley
  • Rev. Michael Tuomey
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • Wyatt VanderLinde
  • Antonio Bourge
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 jennineb2002@yahoo.com



From The Desk Of Father Max

Father Max
Join us September 14, 2014
Our Parish Picnic is this weekend after the 10:30 am Mass. Join us for some food, fun and entertainment. DJ Dan Shanahan will entertain us during the picnic. Please bring your own chairs and beverages.

Thank You Knights of Columbus!
Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for providing pizza and refreshments to our altar servers and their parents who came for the training and get together. We appreciate all of our altar servers who dedicate their time and talents for the parish.

Thank You To All The RE Children/Students, Teachers And Parents!
We wish to thank all the RE children/students, teachers and parents who participated in the back to school opening Mass last Wednesday. We pray that they have a fruitful and prayerful religious education school year.

Second Collection
There will be second collection at all Masses for the Catholic, Christian, and other religious minorities who are undergoing religious persecution in Iraq and Syria and in other parts of the Middle East. Thank you for your support.

May She Rest In Peace!
Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Bernadette "Peggy" Kruiswyk, a founding member of Blessed Sacrament. Be assured that our parish community will remember Peggy and you in our prayers.

For better and timely communication, kindly note a few new email addresses below:
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




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!





Reminders




Don't Forget...
Mark Your Calendar
check Sacrament of 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.
check Prayer Shawls

If you know of anyone who is in need of and would be comforted by a prayer shawl, please call or email Sara Casher at: (630) 801-8945 or pscasher@comcast.net

check Adoration

Adoration is every Wednesday from 9:00 – 4:00 pm. A sign-up sheet is on the table in front of the chapel. Stop in and spend some quiet time with our Lord. Please use the bell tower entrance.

check Confession

Please note the change in the Confessional schedule. Confessions are from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. or by appointment.

check Parish Office Hours

Please note our new office hours as of August 1: Monday thru Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, and Friday, 9:00 am – 12 noon. As always, call 630-897-1029 for immediate needs, someone will get back to you.
check New Parishioners

We encourage you to register with our parish to become part of the Blessed Sacrament Community. The registration form is available on this website and can be found by CliCKING HERE




Parish Announcements




Religious Education News

Religious Education Visit our Religious Education Page to download a registration form or to view important dates and upcomming meetings by clicking on the link below:




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. Please join us and 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.




Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Do you know of any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith?

If so invite them to join us. For further information, contact:
Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667.




Meetings




Meetings This Week

Meetings
  • 9/18 - A & R Women’s Group will meet Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 pm to meet with Fr Max. All women are encouraged to attend.

  • 9/18 - We need your help to wax pews on
    Saturday, September 20th at 9:00 am. Please bring soft rags. Call Don Grozis at (630) 892-5335 for more information.

    Many hands make light work!

  • 9/20 - 9/21 - Knights of Columbus will distributing their Tootsie Roll Banks. Donations are $ 3.00 for 1 bank or 2 banks for $ 5.00. All proceeds go the Intellectual Disabilties fund. Last year, Hope Wall School, Goodwin School and Special Camps received all the proceeds from the donations.

  • 9/22 - Pre-Baptismal Class will be held on
    Monday, September 22nd at 6:30 pm in the Religious Education Center. Reservations are required.

    Please call the office (630) 897-1029) or email Poffice@blsacr-na.org by Friday, September 19th.




Save The Date




Altar And Rosary Society

Altar and Rosary Society
The Altar and Rosary Society is hosting a Luncheon and Fun Style Show Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 am.

Details will become available soon.




Our Parish Retreat Is Coming...

Retreat
The parish retreat will take place November 29th - December 3rd, 2014.

A priest from the Redemptorist Congregation will be our retreat master. More information will follow.




Around The Area




St. Peter Barn Sale

Barn Sale The St. Peter Barn Sale will be September 20th (8:00-3:00)
and 21st (9:00-3:00)
at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St Charles.

Admission is free. There is something for everyone. Questions, call St Peter’s at 630-232-0124 x310 or see www.stpeterchurch.com.



Silver and Gold Wedding Anniversary

Silver and Gold Celebration The Diocese of Rockford Silver and Gold Anniversary celebration will be on
Sunday, September 28, 2014, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church Street in Rockford.

Mass begins at 2:00 pm, refreshments to follow. Please let the parish office know if you are celebrating one of these milestones in your life.




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:

October 24-26
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
November 14-16
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI


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?

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.


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ADVERTISERS FOR SPONSORING OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN!