Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
Third Sunday In Ordinary Time
January 25, 2015 - January 31, 2015

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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
January 24
4:30 p.m. Rafaela Cardinas & Roy Melgosa req. by The Melgosa family
Sunday
January 25
8:00 a.m. Norman Hankes req. by Shirley Hankes & Bill & Sherry Dahl
Sunday
January 25
10:30 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max<
Monday
January 26
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Tuesday
January 27
8:30 a.m. Bertha Due req. by Shirl Due and Barb Sorg
Wednesday
January 28
8:30 a.m. George Sroka req. by a friend
Thursday
January 29
9:00 a.m. Quy Thi Nguyen req. by The Huynn family
Friday
January 30
8:30 a.m Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament
Saturday
January 31
4:30 p.m. Bernice Sickinger req. by The Fron family
Sunday
January 31
8:00 a.m. Ruth Varnas req. by Tony and Helen Boecker
Sunday
January 25
10:30 a.m. Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max<

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, January 31th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, February 7th 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. John L. Daleiden
  • Rev. Bernard L. Heffernan
  • Rev. Patrick J. Quinn
  • Rev. Theodore B. McCormick
  • Rev. Daniel J. Considine
  • Deacon Tadeo Lopez Jimenez
  • Rev. Martin J. McEvoy


Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CS 3(SS) Kevin Bohler
  • PV2 Antonio Bourge
  • IT3Jeremy Daly
  • PFC Ethan J. Feltes
  • Sgt Kyle W. Feltes
  • Sgt Zachary Gardner
  • 1st LT Ryan C. Lutz, SPC
  • SPC Jason McMullen
  • A1C Keely Muzzey
  • PV2 Wyatt VanderLinde
  • PVT Luis Velazquez Jr.
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: Brook Bess, Nancy Cawley, Beth Edwards, George Lagen, Carol Littlejohn, Ron Orland, and Ellen Whitney.

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family of Linda Surratt who’s funeral Mass was January 20th at Blessed Sacrament. May her soul rest in peace.




Reflections on the Gospel

Reflection

For seven seasons the Discovery Channel's highly rated show Deadliest Catch has wowed viewers with the real life tales of extreme fishermen in the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. They are after crab, with hopes for a big payday if they're successful. But the challenges of weather, luck, and crew can leave a captain without a large enough catch and finally without a job. Viewers can watch from the comfort of their homes, settled back in an easy chair while a crew fights ice, high seas, equipment failure, and frayed nerves. What is entertainment for those watching the television is daily life on the boat for those who work at sea.

In the Gospel today, Jesus meets up with some fishermen. Simon and Andrew, James and John were casting their nets, probably not very far from shore. While the Sea of Galilee cannot compare to the Bering Sea, we know from the Gospels that storms can be violent on that body of water as well. Certainly at the time of Jesus fishing was as dangerous a job as it is today. So when Jesus called the two sets of brothers to follow him, were they looking for a safer job?

Unlikely! Fishing for men and women is a lot more difficult than fishing for fish. The disciples answered the call to follow Jesus. It is a call that he continues to issue today. Whether in the priesthood, the religious life, the married state, or the com-mitted single life, Jesus is asking people to follow him, not in a job, but in a way of life. Just as the crew of a boat on the Bering Sea doesn't punch out after eight hours, the life of a Christian is more than a full time job. Following Jesus forms the basis for our lives. We do it all day, every day. That is the call he gives.





WELCOME TO OUR PARISH




How To Contact Us

Better Communication
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




What Are The Parish Hours?

Office Hours Please note our Parish office hours are:

Monday thru Wednesday   9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday   9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Friday   9:00 am – 12:00 noon


As always, call (630) 897-1029 for immediate needs, someone will get back to you.




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!





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. A sign-up sheet is on the table in front of the chapel. Please use the bell tower entrance and and to 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.




Food For Friends

Food For Friends Anyone who could use some assistance with meals after an illness or hospitalization or would like to cook a meal,
Contact Kitty Melby at (630) 896-4355.




Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick

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.




Bulletin Deadline

Deadline Items must be submitted by Monday noon in order to be published in the next weekend’s bulletin.




2015 Envelopes

Offering Adult Envelopes:
If you have not received your envelopes for the next quarter, please let the office know and we will order them for you.

Children Envelopes:
It has not been cost effective to provide all children with their own envelopes. If your children would like donation envelopes, please stop at the table in the Narthex and pick up a box(es) for them. Be sure to fill in each child's name and the #(s) of the box(es) so we know who gets credited for the donations.




PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS




Knights of Columbus - Free Throw Contest

Free Throw Contest Please congratulate Anne Marie Suchy for being one of our first place winners in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship, held this past weekend. Congratulate her, and wish her success as she will move forward to compete in the District level which will be held at Aurora Central Catholic High School in February.


Free Throw 2015

For more information on what the Knights of Columbus do, or how you may join us, contact: Garry Daly at (630) 892-3858.




National Appeal

Collection Thank you for your generous response of $6,868.00 which will go toward Religious' Retirement, Priest's Pensions, Human Development, Catholic Communications, Catholic University of America and Catholic Elementary Schools. If you forgot your envelope or didn't receive one, please pick one up in the Narthex and return as soon as possible.




Reverse Collection

Helping We had our monthly reverse collection for January. Thank you for your generous donations.




2014 Individual Tax Reports

Tax Returns We are preparing the individual tax reports and they should be ready by January 31st.




Catholic Schools Week
January 25th - 31st

Catholic Schools Week This year's theme is "Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service."

Whether your child attends a Catholic school or our weekly Religious Education classes, you are the primary educator and mentor of your child's faith formation. During this week, take a moment to reflect on what else you can do to purposely support your child's faith, knowledge, and service to others.




MARK YOUR CALENDARS





Upcoming Events
Mark Your Calendar

check Finance Council

The finance Council will meet January 27th at 6:30 pm in the Religious Education building.

check Pre-Baptismal Class

There will be a Pre-Baptismal class in February 2nd in the Religious Education Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Please R.S.V.P. if you would like to attend at (630) 897-1029. The next class will be in May.

check Attention Catechists

St Josemaria Institute is presenting Pope Francis: His Life and Papacy and the Synod of the Family. Consider attending Fr Mark Mannion's presentation on Pope Francis' life and papacy, his teachings on poverty and conversion, and the recent developments of the Synod on the Family on Saturday, February 7th from 8:30 - 1:30 pm at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle.

See the flyer on the bulletin boards. If you need Catechist Certification elective hours, register by Monday, February 2nd by sending email to: info@stjosemaria.org or by calling: (630) 541-9742.

Hope to see your there!

check Movie Night

Stay tuned for info on the Youth group sponsored Movie Night in February.

check Altar and Rosary Society BLINGO

Break away from the “Winter Blues” and join us on Tuesday, February 17th at 6:30 pm. Blingo begins at 7:00 pm. See flier for more info.

check Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is February 18th. Watch for our Lenten schedule.



JOIN US




Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

RCIA Any adult who wishes to join the church or find out more about our Catholic faith, please join us today at 9:00 am in the Religious Education Center.

Call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.




The Altar and Rosary Society Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl The Altar and Rosary Society Prayer Shawl Ministry needs shawls. Our inventory needs to be replenished and we are looking for anyone who can crochet, knit or tie fabric pieces to craft shawls that can be blessed and distributed. Donated yarn and patterns are available

Please contact Sara Casher at (630) 801-8945 or Visit the Altar and Rosary Webpage.




AROUND THE AREA




Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters
Pancake Breakfast

Music The Marmion-Rosary Music Boosters Pancake Breakfast is on
Sunday, January 25th from 8:30 to 1:00 pm in Marmion's Lux Dining Hall at 1000 Butterfield Rd in Aurora.

Tickets will be available at the door. Cost is $7 per adults (13 and up), $5 per child (3-12 yrs old) or $25 per family (up to five) a nd includes scrambled eggs, two meat selections, hash browns, beverages and unlimited pan-cakes and toppings.

For more information please visit http://www.marmion.org.




Holy Cross Open House

Holy Cross Holy Cross Catholic School Open House is Sunday, January 25th from 12:15 - 1:30 pm. Please stop by to see their vibrant, close-knit faith community where the Catholic faith is integrated with a rigorous curriculum, extra programs and competitive athletic opportunities in the brand new state of the art facility. Registration for new families begins February 2nd.

For further information, please call the school office at (630) 593-5290.




Special Religious Development (SPRED)

SPRED Special Religious Development (SPRED) Helper Catechist Training is taking place Saturday, February 7th at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

A $10.00 donation covers the cost of lunch and supplies. If you are interested in volun-teering in one of the area's SPRED Communities, plan to attend. Register by sending email to spred.rfd@gmail.com or call (630) 945-7586.




The Memory Care Unit at Asbury Gardens

Ashbury The Memory Care Unit at Asbury Gardens is in need of volunteers to help with activities a few after-noons a week. Please contact Jessica Brumbaugh, RN, nursing director, or Andrea Graunke, Activity Director if you are interested.

Call (630) 896-7778 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.




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:

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 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!