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!
|4:30 p.m.||Rafaela Cardinas & Roy Melgosa req. by The Melgosa family|
|8:00 a.m.||Norman Hankes req. by Shirley Hankes & Bill & Sherry Dahl|
|10:30 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max<|
|8:30 a.m.||Liturgy of the Word with Communion|
|8:30 a.m.||Bertha Due req. by Shirl Due and Barb Sorg|
|8:30 a.m.||George Sroka req. by a friend|
|9:00 a.m.||Quy Thi Nguyen req. by The Huynn family|
|8:30 a.m||Deceased members, relatives and friends of Blessed Sacrament|
|4:30 p.m.||Bernice Sickinger req. by The Fron family|
|8:00 a.m.||Ruth Varnas req. by Tony and Helen Boecker|
|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.
|Saturday, January 31th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 7th||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 Service Men And Women:
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.
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
|Sr. Rose Marie:||Srm@blessedsacrament-na.org|
|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.
Thank you for joining our faith community!
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.
Contact Kitty Melby at (630) 896-4355.
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.
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.
For more information on what the Knights of Columbus do, or how you may join us, contact: Garry Daly at (630) 892-3858.
January 25th - 31st
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
The finance Council will meet January 27th at 6:30 pm in the Religious Education building.
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.
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: email@example.com or by calling: (630) 541-9742.
Hope to see your there!
Stay tuned for info on the Youth group sponsored Movie Night in February.
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.
Ash Wednesday is February 18th. Watch for our Lenten schedule.
Call Brian Pientak at (630) 892-1667 for details.
Please contact Sara Casher at (630) 801-8945 or Visit the Altar and Rosary Webpage.
AROUND THE AREA
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.
For further information, please call the school office at (630) 593-5290.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (630) 945-7586.
Call (630) 896-7778 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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
|Crystal Lake, IL|
|April 17-19, 2015
|May 1-3, 2015
|June 12-14, 2015
|September 11-13, 2015
|Crystal Lake, IL|
|October 23-25, 2015
|November 20-22, 2015
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.
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.
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