Eucharist icon Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
August 17, 2014 - August 23, 2014

20 th 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!



August 16
4:30 p.m. Bernie Sloan, req. by Chris Vonhoff
August 17
8:00 a.m. James Bruner, req. by his family
August 17
10:30 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament
August 18
8:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion
August 19
8:30 a.m. Quythi Nguyen, req. by her family
August 20
8:30 a.m. John and Jack Sintich, req. by Pat and Doug Horton
August 21
8:30 a.m John Karafiat, req. by his family
August 22
8:30 a.m. Florence Weis, req. by Sandy and Allen Taft
August 23
4:30 p.m. Don Connor, req. by the Peggy Hansen family
August 24
8:00 a.m. Pat Kish, req. by John G Kish
August 24
10:30 a.m. The Parish Community of Blessed Sacrament


Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)
Saturday, August 23th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, August 30th 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 our deceased priests of the Diocese who celebrate their anniversary of death this week:
  • Rev. Thomas B. Swanson
  • Rev. Bertram C. Jaeger
  • Rev. C. F. Mertens
  • Rev. Peter J. Weber
  • Msgr. Al F. Harte

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!

To the Kind Attention of Altar Servers/Parents

Altar Servers Fr Max is inviting all our altar servers for a “training” and “get to know you” session on September 7th after the 10:30 am Mass. Any new altar servers, fourth grade and up, are encouraged to attend. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Thank you for your helpful and prayerful ministry to the Church.

— Father Max

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 Confession

Please note the change in the Saturday Confessional schedule. Confessions are now from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. or by appointment.
check New Parishioners

We encourage you to register with our parish to become part of the Blessed Sacrament Community. Forms are available on our website @

check Food for Friends

If you know of anyone who could use some assistance on meals after an illness or hospitalization, please contact Kitty Melby at: 630-896-4355

check Confession

Please note the change in the Confessional schedule. Confessions are from 3:45 - 4:15 pm. 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 For better and timely communication, kindly note a few new
email addresses below:

Parish Email:
Sr. Rose Marie:
Parish Secretary:
Religious Ed:
Father Max:

Please reserve September 14, 2014
For The Parish Picnic

Picnic Please reserve September 14, 2014 for our Parish Picnic which will take place following the 10:30 am Mass. Join us for some food, fun and entertainment.

DJ Dan Shanahan will entertain us during the picnic.

Diocesan Stewardship 2014

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

Please read an important letter from Father Max by downloading the pdf file below:

A sincere thank you to the 196 families who stated their intentions and returned their pledge cards. We truly appreciate your gifts. Unlike the other diocesan collections, these cards must be returned to Rockford stating your intentions. We are asking those who have not responded to please stop at the table in the narthex and fill out a card.

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 beginning the month of August 2014 through April of 2015. Let us trust in the Holy Spirit to guide our sacrificial giving.

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.

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

Introducing Adoration Of The Blessed Sacrament

Blessed Sacrament Beginning Wednesday, August 13th, and every Wednesday, we will 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.

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:

2014 Women of Inspiration Dinner

Women of Inspiration This year, Mrs. Jan De Broux has been chosen to be Blessed Sacrament’s Woman of Inspiration.

The date is Sunday, September 14th, at the Gaslite Manor:

4:00 pm social hour (cash bar)
5:00 pm dinner

Cost is $30.00 per person until September 1st, $35.00 per person after September 1st or at the door.

If you would like to celebrate with Jan and her family, please RSVP by
Wednesday, August 27th by calling the parish office at: 630-897-1029

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 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 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.

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.

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.