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!
Please note the changes of the Mass schedule this week
|4:30 p.m.||Kevin Melby req. by Melby Family|
|8:00 a.m.||Paul Boecker req. by Tony & Helen Boecker|
|10:30 a.m.||Deceased members & relatives of Blessed Sacrament
req. by Father Max
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Betty Cowan req. by Bill Cowan|
|8:30 a.m.||Communion Service|
|8:30 a.m.||Deceased Members & Relatives of Blessed Sacrament
req. by Fr Max
|4:30 p.m.||Louise Popdan req. by Eileen Mathey|
|8:00 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Fr Max|
|10:30 a.m.||Russell Plante req. by Rudy & Gerry DeWeirdt|
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, August 29th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, September 5th||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, and Phil Gurbal.
Life is about more than what we have or what we parade around for others to see. As human beings we are a unity of body and soul, and if we neglect our souls, then we are neglecting the fulfillment of our human nature. We need to make sure we are not like the Pharisees in today's reading who were too concerned with outside appearances. Jesus tells us in response to them that "from within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly. All these evils come from within and they defile." This list makes a good starting point for some personal meditation on our interior life. Let's ask ourselves, "Which of the behaviors on this list threaten to defile my soul?" Then, let's ask the Holy Spirit to help purify us of that spiritual ugliness so we can appear beautiful in the sight of God.
St. Francis de Sales served as a young priest-missionary to the Chablais region of France. Today, the Oblates of St Francis de Sales—whose unique charism in the Catholic Church is to spread the spirituality of The Gentleman Saint—continue his work in the footsteps of Our Lord Jesus Christ "to the ends of the earth."
Current parishioners need to be registered by August 31st. Classes that have low enrollment after that date will be cancelled.
You can find a form in the narthex, parish office, or by visiting
our Religious Education Page.
Come, Join Our Team of Teachers!Why leave when your kids are in class just to come right back when you could be IN the class leading?!
It takes only about 1-2 hours of prep time per week (at most). It consists of learning more about our Catholic Faith and having fun browsing Pinterest for engaging learning activities. Class time is just 1 hr 15 mins of witnessing your faith to help kids grow in their relationship with God!
So come join us! Inspire our kids to be lifelong Catholics! Contact
Keri Johnson at RE@blsacr-na.org for more information or come to the teacher info meeting Sunday, August 30th at 9:15 am.
We ask these things in the mighty name of Jesus.
We will be providing this service so that you have the options to manage your parish support online or with your offering envelopes.
Online Giving allows you to start, stop and change your contributions at any time and it helps you maintain your giving even if you cannot be here at Mass. This allows the parish to better manage our income, especially during bad weather or vacation times.
You can choose to do a one-time gift or you can set up regularly scheduled contributions that are withdrawn on the date you specify in the system. Even if you typically use your offering envelopes, you may wish to contribute online to a particular collection.
Watch for future details in September about this exciting new program.
Go to https://rockforddiocese.org/donate or place your envelope in the basket. A sincere thank you to those who have returned their envelopes.
|August 30th||9:15 am Teacher Meeting|
|September 26th||Blessed Sacrament Vendor Fair & Flea Market|
|September 27th||Annual Parish Picnic|
|October 4th||Blessed Sacrament's 45th Anniversary|
10:30 Mass with Bishop Malloy
There will be a dinner honoring the 2015 Women of Inspiration on
Sunday, August 30th at the Gaslite Manor. Tickets are $30 each.
St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, Aug 30th at 2:30 pm celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy with refreshments to follow.
Saturday, September 26th, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. It's like a bunch of garage sales grouped together in one place! Vendors may rent tables for $25.
Contact Linda Fandrich (630) 896-9116 or Gennette Parker (630) 973-3940 for more info.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
Pray for us!
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.
Thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.
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
The retreat is sponsored by servants of the Holy Heart of Mary and will be held at the Nazareth Retreat House located at 717 N. Batavia Ave., in Batavia.
The retreat begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 8th and ends at
1:00 pm on Thursday, September 10th The cost of the retreat is
$ 60.00 per person. A $ 20.00 deposit is required with registration.
To register contact Linda Isleib at (630) 879-1296, Monday - Friday
between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Camp Big Timber, Elgin
September 11-13, 2015
A fun-filled camping weekend for all Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and American Heritage Girls in the Rockford Diocese and Three Fires Council is here! Inspiring speakers and a live praise & worship music concert are part of the weekend actvities.
We will also have all the usual scouting fun: a campfire, a service project, and crafts mixed in with Mass and Adoration.
Learn and grow your faith! This weekend fulfills the scout religious award requirement as well. There is a small fee of $ 25 per person for the entire weekend; meals are provided.
For more information or to register, email Mike Nowakat at email@example.com.
For more information visit the website: http://www.www.wheatonfranciscans.org
- Saturday, September 19 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday, September 20, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
For more information contact St. Peter Church in Geneva at (630) 232-0124 x310
from 3:00 - 8:00 pm.
Come out and enjoy food, games, music and more at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, located at 720 Rural Street, Aurora, IL.
For more information visit the website: http://www.stgeorgeaurora.org
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 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.
For more information or to sign-up to with the Diocesan Chorale, please visit:
or contact Eva Marchese at email@example.com.
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:
|September 11-13, 2015
|Crystal Lake, IL||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|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
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.
Call (630) 897-9250 for more information.
Before and After School Program
Several positions available for Site Coordinators, Youth Enrichment Instructors, and Youth Enrichment Aides. The program runs out of more than 25 elementary school sites in the Naperville/Aurora area.
For more info contact Denise DiMatteo via email at: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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