Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
September 28, 2014 - October 4, 2014

26th 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!



September 27
4:30 p.m. Patrick, Ann and Terry Byrne, req. by Frank and Pat Kingsley
September 28
8:00 a.m. Ron Carley, req. by Sandy and Lin Winterowd
September 28
10:30 a.m. Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament
September 29
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
September 30
8:30 a.m. June Boyce, req. by the Community of Blessed Sacrament
October 1
8:30 a.m. Helen Snyder, req. by her husband
October 2
8:30 a.m For our Diocesan priests, req. by the Miksanek family
October 3
8:30 a.m. Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament
October 4
4:30 p.m. Bertha Due, req. by her family
October 5
8:00 a.m. Gerald Hankes, req. by Lin and Sandy Winterowd
October 5
10:30 a.m. Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, October 4th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, October 11th 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:
  • Deacon Keith Jackley
  • Rev. John E. Shannahan
  • Rev P. J. Gallagher
  • Msgr. Charles S. Nix
  • Rev. Thomas Finn
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CSSN “SS” Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT3Jeremy Daly
  • 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

Pray For Our Catechists:  

Bless these men and women who have responded to your call to the ministry of catechesis. May they be filled with zeal for your Church, with care for those they catechize, and with love for your Word of Life. Let your Spirit come upon them so that your Word may echo through their teaching and through the witness of their lives. Through our catechists, may the members of our parish whom they teach be transformed into witnesses to your Word. And may these catechists receive the blessing your Son promised to all who labor in your vineyard. We pray to you, gracious Father, in the name of your Son, Jesus, the Word of Life, and in the unity of the Holy Spirit who transforms us by that Word, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

From The Desk Of Father Max

Father Max
Please welcome Father Paul Bernier
Please welcome Father Paul Bernier, SSS of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament to our Parish for the Mission Appeal.

This weekend Father Paul will speak at all the Masses. He will share the story of how we can become involved in helping Catholics who are in missionary countries and much less fortunate than we are. The Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament does evangelization work in much of Asia, especially Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam and the Philippines, and in the Congo and Uganda in Africa.

Your generosity will help the efforts of the Blessed Sacrament Fathers and Brothers around the world. Be assured of their prayers for you and your family as a small thank you for your generosity.

Our Religious Education program
Our Religious Education program has begun! Thank you to all the children, teachers and parents for your patience as we go through a few changes and new beginnings.

Children/Youth Liturgy
Children/Youth Liturgy will be on the first Sunday of each Month beginning October 5th at the 10:30 Mass with the 7/8th graders.

Thank you to Jenny & Gabriel Bourge Family
Thank you to Jenny & Gabriel Bourge Family for the donation of a bookcase for the use of books for Adoration on Wednesdays. The parish appreciates your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Time and Talent (Ministry Sunday)
Time and Talent (Ministry Sunday) is scheduled for November 15 & 16, 2014. More information to follow.

Father Tony Judge, C.SS.R
Father Tony Judge, C.Ss.R., a Religious priest from Redemptorist Congregation, will lead our Parish Retreat from November 30 through December 3, 2014. Please save the date for some spiritual renewal!

For better and timely communication, kindly note a few new email addresses below:
Parish Email:
Sr. Rose Marie:
Parish Secretary:
Religious Ed:
Father Max:

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!


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

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 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

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Youth Ministry is starting again with a meeting on October 5X, at 4:00 pm in Holy Family Hall. Any 7th - 12th graders who would like to join, please stop in!

Contact Steve Auchstetter at for info.

The Knights of Columbus Blood Drive

Blood Drive Did you know that 1 out of every 3 people will require a life-saving transfusion sometime during their lifetime? This can only be made possible with your donation.

The Knights of Columbus Blood Drive is Saturday, October 11th. Sign up will be after Masses on 9/27 & 28th and 10/4 & 5th.

Please sign up and donate - someones life depends upon it.

Save The Date

The Blessing Of Animals

Pet Blessing The Blessing of Animals will be on the Feast of St Francis of Assisi, the patron of animals, Saturday, October 4th. There will be a special blessing offered at 11:00 am at the bell tower entrance.

Please be sure to have your pet on a leash or under your control at all times.

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.

The Aurora Area Life-Chain

Pet Blessing
The Aurora Area Life-Chain is Sunday, October 5th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm on E New York St & Oakhurst Drive. Join hundreds of Christians to provide a visual statement, while silently praying for the culture of life.

Please sign up in the Narthex.

Abbey Farms at Marmion Abbey

Altar and Rosary Society Abbey Farms at Marmion Abbey is now open for their fall fundraiser. Fun for all with hay rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, a night maze, farm fresh fall goodies, pumpkins and a craft beer and wine tent. For dates and costs, visit:

Mutual Ground

Mutual Ground The Blessed Sacrament Team is walking 5K to raise money for Mutual Ground, a women & children's shelter in Aurora. "Walk for Hope" will be Saturday, October 18th at the Fabyan Forest Preserve.

Please register as a teammate or make a cash donation to the church's team by visiting:

The Rockford Cursillo Movement

Cursillo The Rockford Cursillo Movement is hosting two upcoming weekend encounters - for men, Thursday, October 23rd - Sunday, October 26th, and for women, Thursday, November 6th - Sunday, November 9th
at St. Mary Community Center in Oregon, IL.

Weekends are also conducted in Spanish. For more details please contact
Gabriel or Jenny Bourge at (630) 907-1587 or email
or go online at

Maybe God is calling you to go on a Cursillo weekend!

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.

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.

Our Parish Retreat Is Coming...

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

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 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, 2014
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
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

Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: 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 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.