Meet with Fr. Dan

Saturday: 05:00pm (SJE)

Sunday: 8am/10;30am (QR) | 9:15am (SJE)

Daily: M/W/F 8:15am (SJE) | Tu/Th/Sa 8:15am (QR)

About Us

Discover a welcoming and authentic place to grow in faith, make personal connections and serve the community. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament welcomes you home!
Our Mission
Under Mary’s mantle, and with the guidance of the Holy Trinity, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament seeks to share God’s love by celebrating the sacraments, proclaiming the gospel, and serving the needs of all His children.

Our Vision
To be God’s witnesses, telling others of the love that we have received in Jesus Christ and also loving others as He has loved us.


Our Values
Love. Growing in relationship with Jesus Christ, experiencing God’s loving presence and sharing God’s love with those we encounter.

Knowledge. Understanding Catholic teaching and discerning God’s call for our lives through a full sacramental life and ongoing faith formation.

Culture. Cultivating a culture of life by honoring all God’s creation, caring for our common home and respecting human dignity.

Service. Caring for all His children by generously sharing our time, talent and treasure in service to our parish and our community.

Welcome. Creating a warm, inviting and inclusive atmosphere where all feel welcome.


Meet the team

Fr. Dan Folwaczny, Pastor

Fr. Louis Mboe, Associate Pastor

Mr. Jerrold Szostak, Deacon

DcnJerry@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1008

Kathleen McGinn, QR School Principal

kmcginn@qrcougars.org | (847) 437-3322

John Maher, Operations Director

john@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1012

Paul Van Lysebettens, Music Director

MrVan@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1006

Brian Michalski, Pastoral Minister

brian@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1002

Mary Ellen Ottenstein, Communications

Carol Uhlarik, Coordinator of Religious Education

carol@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1004

Mary McKenzie, Administrative Assistant

mary@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1001

Matt Ellefson, Maintenance

mellefson@qrcougars.org

Scott Kennelly, Custodian

scott@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1005

Paul Van Lysebettens, Youth Minister (Mr. Van)

MrVan@olbsegv.org | (847) 979-0901 x1006

 


Meet the Musicians

Musicians plays an important role in worship at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through song.

“My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.” —Psalm 57:7

Paul Van Lysebettens, Music Director

Did you know? I once was a guest piano soloist at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

Jonathan Aguilar, Song Leader

 

 

Debbye Duda, Song Leader

Did you know? Woody Harrelson signed my cast while I was standing in a theater line.

 

Janet Gore, Song Leader

Did you know? I’m a middle child.

 

Jayne Gray, Song Leader

Did you know? I lived in Las Vegas for a short time.

 

Susan Grear, Song Leader

Did you know? I have never seen the movie The Sound of Music, in its entirety.

 

 

 

Eileen McWherter, Song Leader

 

 

Christina Ray, Song Leader

 

John Slauson, Song Leader & Associate Choir Director

Did you know? I love to bike and swim when I’m not doing music, and I’m so glad to be able to do that again!

 

Christine Zawadski, Song Leader

 

 


TIMELINE
  • 2020. On July 1, 2020, Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard united to form one Catholic faith community in Elk Grove Village. Fr. Dan Folwaczny was appointed the first pastor of the new community, and first Masses of the new parish were celebrated on Independence Day weekend. In mid-July, Fr. Louis Marthe Mboe joined the parish as Associate Pastor. On August 30, Cardinal Cupich and the Presbyteral Council affirmed the selection of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament as the new parish’s patron. Earlier in the year, on March 16th, Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard joined churches across the Archdiocese and nation in shuttering their doors for the first time ever in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic.
  • 2019. Queen of the Rosary celebrated its 60th Anniversary with various events throughout the year including a Mass and parish picnic. St. Julian Eymard celebrated pastor emeritus, Fr. Leon Rezula’s Golden Jubilee in May. On June 1, 2019, the Grouping Feedback and Discernment team assembled by Fr. Fred Pesek, Pastor of Queen of the Rosary, and Fr. Brian Kean, Pastor of St. Julian Eymard, joined Blase Cardinal Cupich at a prayer service at St. Domitila in Hillside. The first team session of the Renew My Church Community Discernment and Decisions planning process was held on June 11th.
  • 2018. St. Julian Eymard celebrated its 50th Anniversary with various events throughout the year including Mass celebrated by Blase Cardinal Cupich on August 5th, a parish picnic and banquet dinner.
  • 2007. During the last week of July, Queen of the Rosary learned of the passing of pastor emeritus, Fr. Francis Cerniglia, and two days later of their current pastor, Fr. Arthur Fagan.
  • 1989. After 30 years of dedicated service, the Sisters of the Resurrection departed Queen of the Rosary and the convent was converted to parish offices.
  • 1984. Queen of the Rosary celebrated its 25th Anniversary with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Bernardin on October 7th.
  • 1979. On May 3rd, Fr. John Dedek was appointed by Cardinal Cody to succeed Fr. Shea who had passed away in April following a short battle with cancer. In August, Fr. Dedek concelebrated the dedication of St. Julian Eymard with Cardinal Cody.
  • 1978. On October 27th, the St. Julian Eymard community celebrated its first Masses in their permanent church facility, fulfilling a pledge campaign which began in 1976.
  • 1973. The Blessed Sacrament Father’s of Notre Dame donated the Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament statue which resides in the Marian Garden on the East side of St. Julian Eymard, as well as the statue of St. Peter Julian which was placed at the main entrance to the church.
  • 1969. On May 23rd, Cardinal Cody dedicated the Queen of the Rosary Church.
  • 1968. In May, a new parish in Elk Grove Village was formed, and Fr. James E. Shea was appointed Pastor. The first Masses of the new parish were celebrated on July 14, 1968.
  • 1967. Construction on the present-day Queen of the Rosary Church began, and the Archdiocese purchased 11 acres of land across from Alexian Brothers Hospital, currently AMITA Health, to address the growing population on the West side of Elk Grove Village.
  • 1959. Fr. John Ward Morrison is appointed by Albert Cardinal Meyer to establish a parish in the area just West of O’Hare Field and Queen of the Rosary was born. The first Mass of the new parish was celebrated on July 5th at 22 Forest Lane in Elk Grove Village, with the first Mass in Loretta Chapel being celebrated on October 25th. While driving through the village, Fr. Morrison noticed the large number of children and decided to build the school and chapel first.