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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)

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.


Parish School. QR School challenges students to become the best they can be, both academically and spiritually.
A 2011 Blue Ribbon School, our parish school, Queen of the Rosary has maintained a strong academic presence in Elk Grove Village for more than 50 years. QR School students strive for academic excellence in a faith-filled environment that includes plenty of extracurriculars such as sports, music, art, drama and more.

See for yourself what sets QR School apart.



 

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.

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Grades 1-3: Tuesday afternoons 4:30-5:45pm at SJE

Grades 4-6: Wednesday afternoons 4:30-5:45pm at SJE

Grades 8-9: Sunday mornings 10:15-11:30am at SJE

Grades 2-4: Saturday mornings 9:15-10:30am at QR

Grades 5-8: Tuesday evenings 7-8:15pm at QR

Download Class Schedules by Grade Level and Location:

Grade 1 (Sat/QR)

Grade 2 (Sat/QR); Grade 2 (Tue/SJE)

Grade 3 (Sat/QR); Grade 3 (Tue/SJE)

Grade 4 (Sat/QR); Grade 4 (Wed/SJE)

Grade 5 (Tue/QR); Grade 5 (Wed/SJE)

Grade 6 (Tue/QR); Grade 6 (Wed/SJE)

Grade 7 (Tue/QR)

Grade 8 (Tue/QR); Grade 8 (Sun/SJE)

Confirmation 9th Grade: November 19 (7pm) at SJE

First Reconciliation: March 5 (10am) at SJE and March 9 (7pm) at QR

Confirmation Sponsor/Parent/Candidate night: March 15 (7pm) at QR

First Communion Retreat: April 23 (10am-12pm) at SJE

First Eucharist: April 30 - May 1 at all weekend Masses

Confirmation 8th Grade: May 15 (1pm) at QR

May Crowning: May 7, 2021 (10am) at QR

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.

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.



 


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
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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.

A structured way to grow in holiness. A commitment to a specific way of living one’s baptismal promises. An offering of time, talent and treasure in service of God and neighbor. Perhaps God is calling you to explore this balanced and beautiful way of life. Meets most months on the third Monday at Queen of the Rosary.

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.

The Holy Spirit pulls you into deeper relationship with the Holy Family through this meditative devotion. In addition to meeting weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm at SJE, a special Rosary for Life is prayed on the second Tuesday of each month. Additionally, check the bulletin, eNews and calendar for Rosary opportunities throughout the month of October, month of the Most Holy Rosary.

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.