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Education

More than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills, education at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is about lifelong formation and how we live and grow in faith. Catholic formation equips us to face challenges in life and respond in light of the Gospel. No matter where you are in your faith journey, we are ready to walk with you.


Queen of the Rosary (Parish) School. Igniting Minds. Nurturing Souls. Success Starts Here.
A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, our parish school, Queen of the Rosary School, has maintained a strong academic presence in Elk Grove Village for more than 50 years. Queen of the Rosary School students strive for academic excellence in a faith-filled environment that includes plenty of extracurricular activities such as sports, music, art, drama and more. Queen of the Rosary School challenges students to become the best they can be, both academically and spiritually.

This spring, the sidewalks around Queen of the Rosary Catholic School in Elk Grove were transformed into a kaleidoscope of creativity and inspiration. As part of the Community Character Coalition of Elk Grove's "Chalk It Up to Character" week (May 12-18, 2024), students from Queen of the Rosary School took to the pavement with chalk in hand and character in mind.

As you can see from the photos, students unleashed their artistic talents, turning ordinary concrete into a canvas of colorful messages and designs. With themes centered around core values such as kindness, respect and integrity, the artwork not only brightens the sidewalks but is uplifting the spirits of everyone passing by.

The initiative, aimed at fostering a sense of community and promoting positive values, saw participation from schools, businesses and organizations across the village. At Queen of the Rosary School, students of all ages—from kindergarten to eighth-grade—contributed their unique perspectives and styles. Some drew elaborate scenes with rainbows and smiling suns, while others opted for simple but powerful words like "God" and "Be Kind."

Ms. McGinn, Queen of the Rosary School Principal, remarked, "It's amazing how something as simple as chalk and a sidewalk can bring out the best in our students. They really took the themes of character to heart and created something special."

In the end, the "Chalk It Up to Character" week has been more than just an art project. It is a celebration of community, character and the boundless potential of young minds to inspire and uplift. And while forecasted rain may eventually wash away the chalk, the lessons learned and the smiles shared will leave a lasting mark on Elk Grove Village and our Queen of the Rosary School/Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish. Discover more in this article from the Daily Herald.

Faith is a bridge to all dreams! At Queen of the Rosary School, we believe that education is more than just imparting knowledge; it is a bridge to a future filled with possibilities. And just as a bridge connects two distant points, your generosity bridges the gap between the dreams of our students and the realization of their potential. By donating to our Annual Fund, you can help us bridge the financial gap and offer deserving students the chance to thrive spiritually, academically and personally.

To make a donation and become a bridge-builder, please scroll down to use the online form to complete your donation, or download the Annual Fund Support form and return the completed form including your check or credit card information to Queen of the Rosary School, Attn: School Board, 690 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.

Should you have any questions or wish to explore additional ways to support our school, please feel free to contact us at (847) 437-3322 or kmcginn@qrcougars.org. We are grateful for your partnership and commitment to our shared vision.

Thank you for being a bridge builder and helping us pave the way to a future filled with promise and boundless potential. May God bless you abundantly for your support!

Classes for 2023-24 Are Winding Down! At Queen of the Rosary School, we believe in providing a holistic education that nurtures the mind, body and spirit of our students. Rooted in faith and guided by Christ’s teachings, we offer a truly exceptional experience that combines a spiritual foundation with academic rigor. Download Flyer or visit QRSchool.org to discover more. Contact our principal, Ms. Kathy McGinn to set up a visit or tour at (847) 437-3322.

Discover the Queen of the Rosary School advantage:

Queen of the Rosary School fosters a sense of community and belonging. Students are encouraged to cultivate strong relationships with peers, teachers, staff and clergy and they often engage in activities that promote teamwork, collaboration and social responsibility. The school and parish community provide a supportive network that encourages students to become competent, compassionate, responsible and guided by strong moral values.

Academic excellence is at the core of our educational philosophy. Our dedicated teachers create a dynamic and engaging learning environment that fosters a love for learning and intellectual growth. With a rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving and character development, we ensure that our students are well-prepared for future academic challenges.

We understand the importance of preparing students for the digital age. Our school embraces innovative use of technology in the classroom, ensuring our students have the necessary skills to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. From Chrome Books for every student and Computer Lab to Coding Club for 6th through 8th graders and participating in Hour of Code, we integrate technology seamlessly into our curriculum, enhancing learning and fostering creativity.

We believe in the power of physical activity to instill discipline, teamwork and resilience. Our interscholastic sports program offers a wide range of athletic opportunities, allowing students to develop their skills and compete at various levels. Whether your child dreams of shooting hoops with our championship 7th and 8th grade basketball teams or hitting a grand slam with our baseball or softball teams, our committed coaches will teach them to work hard and compete with grace.

Music has the ability to touch hearts and inspire minds. At Queen of the Rosary School, we invite students to explore their musical gifts. From learning to play various instruments to participating in concerts and Spring Musical, our music program allows students to develop their musical abilities and gain a deeper appreciation for the arts.

Learning extends beyond the classroom at Queen of the Rosary School. Our after-school enrichment programs provide a wide range of activities that cater to diverse interests. From coding club to the arts and community service initiatives, students have the opportunity to explore their passions, develop new skills and build lasting friendships.

We hope you enjoy a wonderful Summer and can’t wait to see your child(ren) in the Fall! In the meantime, enjoy all the happy faces from Back-to-School 2022-23 in the video below.

See for yourself what sets QR School apart.

Welcome Packet

 



 

Religious Education provides children from Preschool to Confirmation with formation in the Catholic faith.
Our Lady of the Sacrament Religious Education offers a Christ-centered program which supports parents in their role as p

rimary educators of the faith of their children, teaching them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ and His Church, and to love and serve each other.

Our program provides Catholic faith formation of children in grades K-8. While we feel blessed to be able to meet in person, home study options are available for most grade levels upon request.

Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is the focus of the 2nd grade program. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is the heart of the 7th-8th grade program. Faith formation opportunities for parents, sponsors, and catechists are also available.

Religious Education Classes resume in September. All classes will meet at Queen of the Rosary School again this year. Please see below for a link to download calendars specific to each grade level:

Below are special dates to keep in mind as we begin the 2023-2024 Religious Education year together. Please refer to grade-level calendars for specific times and locations, and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Uhlarik, Coordinator of Religious Education.

  • 10/1/23 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 10/3/23 Confirmation Candidate/Parent Meeting
  • 11/12/23 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 12/3/23 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 01/07/24 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 02/04/24 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 02/17/24 First Reconciliation
  • 02/21/24 First Reconciliation
  • 02/27/24 Confirmation Candidate/Parent Meeting
  • 03/03/24 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 03/10/24 Confirmation Retreat
  • 04/07/24 Parent Sacrament Preparation Meeting
  • 04/11/24 Confirmation Practice
  • 04/14/24 Confirmation Mass
  • 04/20/24 First Communion Retreat
  • 04/23/24 First Communion Practice
  • 04/24/24 First Communion Practice
  • 04/27/24 First Communion Mass
  • 04/28/24 First Communion Mass
  • 05/04/24 May Crowning

All dates subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. We will communicate any date/time/location changes to our Religious Education community with as much notice as possible on all of our channels. We can't wait to see you for another exciting year of faith formation!

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that catechesis is “the totality of the Church’s efforts to make disciples, to help men believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in His name, and to educate and instruct them in this life, thus building up the body of Christ.”

More specifically, the Catechism goes on to say that catechesis “is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life.”

Catechists are called to teach the Catholic faith, especially by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. All training and materials are provided, and no prior teaching experience is required.  Catechists work toward archdiocese certification through an online formation program which requires as little as 15 hours per year.  See www.formedcatholiconline.com for more information.  As mandated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, all volunteers need to sign a code of conduct & CANTS form, complete an online criminal background check, and attend a Virtus training session, which are currently held online.

If you believe the Lord is calling you to serve His Church as a catechist, substitute, or aide, please contact the coordinator of religious education at carol@olbsegv.org or (847) 979-0901 x1004.

Our religious education program uses only USCCB-approved catechetical and sacramental preparation materials from AFC, Ascension Press, Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Loyola Press, and Sophia Institute Press. All USCCB-approved materials are also approved by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Religious Education Classes for the 2023-24 School Year have begun! If you need assistance, please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Carol Uhlarik at (847) 979-0901 x1004.

Discover more. To learn more about our religious education program, or to inquire about enrolling your child, contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Carol Uhlarik at (847) 979-0901 x1004.

Are you called? Confirmed adults on fire with a full sacramental life are always welcome to help form the next generation of Catholics. To learn more about becoming a catechist, please review the Catechist section and contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Carol Uhlarik at (847) 979-0901 x1004.



 

Scholarships and Contests for Youth

St. Bakhita Youth Video Contest
US Catholic Sisters against human trafficking invite high school students across the US to answer the question “What would you do?

Deadline: March 31, 2023
Award: First Prize:$1000 • Second Prize: $750 • Third Prize: $500.
Follow this link for application, guidelines and to discover more!

 


Christ Is Alive! National Essay Contest
Students in Grades 3-8 and enrolled at Queen of the Rosary School or involved in a youth program at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament are invited to participate in a national essay contest.

Deadline: March 31, 2023
Award: $100 + any Bible from comcenter.com for the student plus $100 for the winning student’s teacher and $100 for a class celebration and $200 for the parish or school
Follow this link for application, guidelines and to discover more!

 


Venerable Fr. Augustus Tolton Essay Contest
The Tolton Ambassadors-Chicago are accepting essays from students in Grades 5 through High School that answer the appropriate 2023 grade-level theme question.

Deadline: April 2, 2023
Award: New tablet
Download the flyer for application guidelines and to discover more!

 


ACCW Scholarship Opportunity
In keeping with its mission, the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women annually provides one $1,000 four-year renewable scholarship to a young woman graduating from high school and continuing her education in a college or university.

Deadline: April 30, 2023
Award: $1,000 four-year renewable scholarship
Follow this link for application, guidelines and to discover more!

 


Czarnik/Heffern Memorial Scholarship
Inspired by Frank  Czarnik and Jim Heffern’s lifetime focus on community, “The Czarnik/Heffern Memorial Scholarship” recognizes high school seniors who have also been active in their community and given their time to others.

Deadline: May 5, 2023
Award: Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded to High School seniors residing in Elk Grove Village.
Follow this link for application, guidelines and to discover more!



 


Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) explores the readings of the day in a 15-minute, child-friendly format.

“All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace.” —Isaiah 54:13

After the opening prayer of the Mass, we will invite children to join a Children’s Liturgy of the Word leader for a “child-based” lesson on the Scripture of the day. Children return to their parents just before the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.

  • CLW sessions are approximately 15-minutes to discuss the readings of the day
  • No registration necessary, children 4-years and older present at the Mass will be invited to CLW by the celebrant
  • CLW takes place in the sacristy at QR or in a classroom at SJE
  • CLW rotates at the 9:15am or 10:30am Masses, check the Parish calendar for specific dates or contact the parish office.
  • CLW uses the Promise series from Pflaum Weekly

Are you called? To learn more about CLW or to inquire about becoming an Adult Volunteer, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901. Please note, you must be OPCY compliant to lead CLW.



 


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) welcomes both new Catholics and returning Catholics into the fold.

“And now why do you wait? Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name.” —Acts 22:16

Each year during Easter Vigil Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament joins with churches across the country to welcome new Catholics and returning Catholics into the fold through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Each situation is unique, and the RCIA curriculum can be tailored to any or all of the following Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

Are you called? Click here to better understand RCIA, the process, symbolism and reception into a faith community, or contact the parish office to be connected with our RCIA Coordinator (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org.




Adult Faith Formation. As we grow and mature, so too should our faith.

“An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” —Proverbs 18:15

Participating in a faith community helps form confidence as well as friendships in an environment where one can learn and practice Catholic identity. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament provides opportunities to cultivate a more mature and authentic relationship with Jesus Christ by enriching the community’s understanding of our Catholic faith. Come grow in faith, knowledge, hope, love and understanding.

Lively conversation about the sacred scriptures following a book or video series. Meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month in Shea Hall at SJE between September and May.

For those who enjoy concentrated study in the Word. Meets weekly on Wednesday mornings from 9-11am in Shea Hall at SJE between March and mid-December.

Unlock the treasures of the Bible to deepen our understanding of the beliefs, celebrations and customs of our Catholic faith. Follows video with workbook Bible Study programs available through parish membership to FORMED. Combination of virtual and in-person in Shea Hall at SJE at various times throughout the year.

Work with clergy and community to develop special events throughout the year such as Speakers, Exhibits, Devotions or Pilgrimages to help Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament grow in faith and in relationship to Jesus Christ. Examples include Advent Retreat, Lenten Mission, Shroud of Turin Exhibit, Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit, Liturgical Ministry Morning of Reflection, Divine Mercy Sunday.


Are you called? Join an Adult Faith Formation group, or stop in at any of the regular meetings­—drop-ins always welcome. Contact the Parish Office for more information today (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org.