Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
July 13, 2014 - July 19, 2014

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!

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July 14
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
July 15
8:30 a.m. John and Jack Sintich, req, by Pat and Doug Horton
July 16
8:30 a.m. Deceased priests of the Rockford Diocese
July 17
8:30 a.m Helen Treulufian, req. by Fr John Slampak
July 18
8:30 a.m. Kristine Markowski, req. by Lucille Allen
July 19
4:30 p.m. Ed and Mollie Apps, req. by their family
July 19
8:00 a.m. Pat Kish, req. by Carl and Jan DeBroux
July 20
10:30 a.m. Faith Community of Blessed Sacrament


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, July 19th 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

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 our deceased priests of the Diocese who celebrate their anniversary of death this week:
  • Rev. John H. Whelan
  • Rev. James J. Clancy
  • Deacon Gerald Savercool
  • Rev. Joseph W. Kaiser
  • Msgr F.F. Connor
  • Rev. Michael Librandi
  • Rev. Walter J. Ryan
  • Most Rev John J. Boylan
  • Rev. Edward J. McIsaac
  • Rev. Richard W .Paddock

Father Max to all Volunteers!

Extra Please plan to attend the meeting on Tuesday, July 15th, at 7:00 pm in Holy Family Hall for anyone involved in any Liturgical Ministry, including ushers, lectors, extraordinary ministers, altar servers, choir members and musicians, RE teachers and aides, youth ministers, presiders at children’s liturgy of the word, members of the Knights of Columbus & Altar and Rosary Society, and all other volunteers who share their time and talent with our parish.

Diocesan Stewardship 2014

Diocesan Stewardship Who flew the kites Who Flew the Kite? - "I did" said the wind. "I did," said the string, "I did," said the paper, "I did," said the boy. In reality, all flew the kite. Each had its own part to play.

Whether you are on the front lines of ministry, in the main office, or providing financial support and prayer, together ALL are winning people to Christ. Just like the kite, if one part fails, all fail.

A sincere “thank you” to the families who stated their intentions and returned their pledge cards.We truly appreciate your gift.

Unlike the other diocesan collections, these cards must be returned to Rockford stating your intentions. To avoid doing a parish mailing, we are asking those who have not responded to please stop at the table in the narthex and fill out your card. We appreciate your cooperation.

If you are new to the parish or have not registered, please use one of the blank envelopes on the table in the Narthex. Father and the finance council asked if possible to give 1% of your income. If not consider a gift of $300.00 or a monthly payment of $30.00 beginning the month of May 2014 through April of 2015. The Diocese has made some changes this year of the different ways to make your pledge electronically. If you need help please contact a member of the finance council. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial gift.

The Diocese has made some changes this year in the different ways one can make their pledge electronically. That information is included in the mailing you will receive or contact a member of the finance council. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial giving.

For more information and a video on the Diocesan Appeal, visit:


Baptism On Sunday, July 13th, through the waters of Baptism, we welcome to the Body of Christ and our Parish Community:

Madsen Mary-Jean, daughter of Adam T. and Alexis M. Harlow
God Parents: Dennis J. Harlow and Catherine A. Krasner

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.

Vocation Corner

Vocation Corner This is the time of the year when kids at school begin to ask each other what they’re planning on doing for the summer. The First Call Retreat (for 10th graders-college) will be held July 20-23. If any young people are thinking about entering the seminary or religious life, call the vocation office today for more information. This is the perfect time to start the process.

The Vocation Office continues to post events on Facebook at “Rockford Vocations” AND you can now follow us on Twitter @RockfordCalling

Catholic Homeschool Conference

Homeschool Conference On July 25th & 26th, he Immaculate Heart of Mary Chicago Homeschool and parent Conference will be held at North Central college, in the RRC Building located at 440 S Brainard St in Naperville,

The conference times are as follows:
  • Friday, July 25th - 2:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, July 26th 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please call 540-636-1946.

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:

August 1-3
Apply Online
Madison, WI
September 12-14
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI
October 24-26
Apply Online
Rockford, IL
November 14-16
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI

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.

Planning Ahead

Panning Ahead
We will be losing some teachers and aides next year due to job transfers, or change in schedules. If you would like to volunteer your time and gifts, please complete this form and place it in the collection basket:

Name: ___________________________ Phone: ______________
Would like to be a teacher: ___________________________ Grade: ______________
Would like to be an aide/other: ___________________________ Grade: ______________

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.

Gift Carriers And Bulletin Distributers
We Need Your Help

Help Needed We are having a problem at our weekend Masses. Before Mass please tell the ushers you are there. We are asking those assigned to be gift carriers to come to the back during the petitions.

If you are handing out bulletins, come to the back when Father starts the closing prayer. This way they will know who you are and will not fill in with other parishioners who are at Mass.

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.