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Lenten Mission 24

As we journey through Lent, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish invites you to a transformative experience, our Parish Lenten Mission, “Be Transformed: Life and Healing in the Eucharist,” from Monday, March 11th to Wednesday, March 13th, program begins nightly at 7pm with Rosary Prayer at 6:30pm.

Come together with our community for a profound exploration of the Eucharist, its abiding presence, healing power and the hope it brings. Each night promises to be a spiritual journey filled with reflection, prayer and the transformative love of Christ.

All are welcome! Feel free to bring friends and family. We look forward to welcoming you with open arms and sharing this blessed time with you. See you there!

St. Julian Eymard Church is located at 601 Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village, across the street from the hospital. If you are coming from the West, enter from the main entrance off of Biesterfield Road. Traveling from the East, you will turn at Leicester and enter from the side entrance. Enter the church from the steps in front of the main drive. There are accessible entrances on the East side of the building for entry into the Church, and on the West side of the building for entry into Shea Hall, where the Eucharistic Miracles of the World exhibit will be on display.

Monday, March 11: The Eucharist–Abiding Presence

To open this year's Mission, we welcome Eucharistic Preacher, Fr. Tim Anastos, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Associate Chaplain at the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois–Chicago. He serves as a eucharistic preacher for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Fr. Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He previously served as parochial vicar of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish in Park Ridge, Illinois. Fr. Tim releases Reel Homilies, one-minute reflections on the Sunday Mass readings through the lens of Church tradition, pop culture, and self-improvement with Spirit Juice Studios. Discover more about Fr. Tim in this Q&A or watch Fr. Tim preach in this video “The Eucharist Truly Is Jesus’ Heart.”

The St. John Paul II Newman Center provides a prayerful, social and joyful home for both Catholics and non-Catholics at the University of Illinois Chicago. Students, faculty and staff come together to worship, celebrate Catholic tradition, receive the sacraments, explore the word of God, discern vocations and form lasting relationships with friends.

Tuesday, March 12: The Eucharist–Healing Wounds

Night two of the Mission centers on a Reconciliation Service led by our Pastor, Fr. Dan Folwaczny, and will include:

  • Reflection
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation (additional priests will be on hand to insure everyone is able to have their confession heard)
  • Quiet time with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday, March 13: The Eucharist–Christ's Hope and Healing

Our Lenten Mission will close with a Healing Mass celebrated by our Associate Pastor, Fr. Louis Mboe. We will pray for Healing and Respect for the Sanctity Of All God’s Children…with reflection and prayer for the lives of victims of abuse, trafficking, crimes of war, devastations of environmental disaster and all violations of human dignity.

  • Nightly Rosary Prayer led by our Rosary Group at 6:30pm
  • Explore the wonder of the Eucharist in the "Eucharistic Miracles of the World" Exhibit, designed by Servant of God, Carlo Acutis. If you are not able to join us in person, we invite you to visit the Virtual Museum.

Questions? Please contact Mary Ellen Ottenstein at (847) 979-0901 x1007 or by e-mail to