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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.

Enrolling Now for 2023-24—PS/K – 8th Grade. 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 academic rigor with spiritual foundation. Download Flyer or visit 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 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.

Classes for 2022-23 are underway. If you have any questions about this school year, please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Carol Uhlarik at (847) 979-0901 x1004.

Religious Education Classes resume in September. All classes will meet at Queen of the Rosary School this year. Orientation for first through fourth grade will be Saturday, September 10, 2022. Orientation for fifth through eighth grade will be Tuesday, September 13, 2022. 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 2022-2023 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.

  • 09/10/22 Orientation for 1st to 4th Grade
  • 09/13/22 Orientation for 5th to 8th Grade
  • 10/15/22 Required Holy Fire Confirmation Retreat
  • 01/23/23 Sacramental Preparation Meeting (parents only)
  • 02/25/23 First Reconciliation (SJE)
  • 03/01/23 First Reconciliation (QR)
  • 03/14/23 Sponsor/Parent/Candidate Meeting for Confirmation
  • 04/18/23 Confirmation Penance Service
  • 04/29/23 First Communion Retreat
  • 05/02/23 Confirmation Practice
  • All weekends in May First Communion (more information to follow)
  • 05/13/23 May Crowning (Feast of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament)
  • 05/14/23 Confirmation

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 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 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.


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 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

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. We meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm at SJE, and we also gather at Queen of the Rosary on the First Saturday of each month at approximately 8:45am to pray the Joyful Mysteries. Additionally, the second Tuesday of each month is dedicated to Rosary for Life. Please also check the bulletin, eNews and calendar for Rosary opportunities throughout the month of October, Month of the Most Holy Rosary:

Our Lady of Fatima is a title given to Our Blessed Mother based on the Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, at the Cova da Iria in Fatima, Portugal. The three children claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary in a total of six apparitions between May 13, and October 13, 1917. The events were declared worthy of belief by Jose Alves Correia da Silva, Bishop of Leiria, on October 13, 1930 and on April 25, 1946, Pope Pius XII granted a pontifical decree of canonical coronation. Our Lady of Fatima shares her Feast Day, May 13th, with our patroness, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

Each year during October, the month of the Holy Rosary, and near the anniversary of the final apparition, we are visited by a Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. Most people are unable to make the pilgrimage to Fatima each year, so with characteristic humility and love, Our Lady overcomes this difficulty by becoming the pilgrim. She comes to us courtesy of the Ambassadors of Mary, founded in 1947 by Fr. James Mary Keane, OSM. In 1954, the Ambassadors of Mary began bringing Pilgrim Statues to locations in and around Chicago to promote devotion to Our Blessed Mother, and by 1987 there were 190 Pilgrim Statues. Our Mother is collecting prayers and sacrifices in reparation for the sins committed against her divine son. With the help of many volunteers, the Ambassadors of Mary are able to provide First Saturday Retreats, the Pilgrim Virgin Apostolate and an annual celebration of Our Lady of Fatima at Holy Name Cathedral. Please join us nightly to pray the Rosary while Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue visits:

Welcome Prayer Service – Saturday, October 8 | 1:30pm
Nightly Rosary – Sunday, October 9 - Friday, October 14 | 7:00pm
Farewell Prayer Service – Saturday, October 15 | 12:30pm

Download the flyer or contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 to discover more.

Public Prayer Is Powerful! Join fellow parishioners and thousands across the country in praying a public Rosary on the Saturday closest to the Miracle of the Sun, Saturday, October 15, 2022 from Noon to 2pm. We will gather in front of St. Julian Eymard (601 Biesterfield Road, across the street from the Hospital) on the parkway near the signpost.

Download the flyer to discover more or let others know about the Public Rosary Rally.

See our Rosary display in church vestibules for prayer materials and rosaries throughout the month of October.

Watch The Rosary: A Prayer of Miracles on Formed. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament has a subscription to Formed. Simply visit and enter our parish zip code (60007), click next and enter your Name and eMail Address, then click Signup. Search Formed for additional Rosary materials.

See something great, on Formed or somewhere else? Please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 and let us know!

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