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Prayer Life

Prayer is how we communicate with God. Conversing with God through prayer helps us grow in relationship to Him. Not only how we speak to Him, but in listening to Him. Prayer may be a source of comfort, wisdom, strength or even peace. Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament has many opportunities for communal and individual prayer.


Morning Prayer—Liturgy of the Hours

One significant way that Christians have prayed each day, whether alone or with a community, is through the Liturgy of the Hours.

This ancient practice, with origins in the Old Testament, continues to be a daily prayer discipline for religious communities today. Join fellow parishioners for Morning Prayer, Monday through Saturday. You can join any day and as many days as you wish!

Listen and pray along with any of the options below:

  1. Download the free iBreviary app here to your smartphone device.
  2. Visit the iBreviary websiteand follow along from your computer or tablet (iPad or other).
  3. Simply dial in and listen to pray along: 1-605-562-8401 then enter the code: 990 3251#

Please be logged in or dialed into our virtual vestibule by 7:40am so we may begin on time. Prayer begins at 7:45am, concludes by 8:00am and includes a recited hymn, psalms, a reading, prayers, and intercessions, Monday through Saturday.




Daily Prayer

Our commitment to prayer is the bond that unites us. Review readings for the week or download Daily Prayer.

Whether you are reading ahead for Sunday, following along from home because you aren’t ready or able to join us in church yet, or are following along in church until we are able to bring back worship aids for Daily and Sunday liturgy, follow this link to Daily Prayer on the USCCB website.

If you prefer to have Daily Readings delivered right to your inbox, follow this link to subscribe to Get Daily Readings eMails.




Remote Mass & Prayer

Though we are open without capacity restrictions (face masks still required at this time), we understand that not everyone is ready or able to attend in person at this time. When you are unable to join us in person, you are invited to join us LIVE.



Thank you for supporting the parish: Online Giving or TEXT donation amount to +18477505955


Additional Options for virtual Mass & Prayer:

Questions? If you have any questions, concerns or know of another resource for the faithful to participate in Holy Mass or Community Prayer remotely during this difficult time, please contact the parish office (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org. May God Bless You!



Sacraments

Sacraments lay the foundation of our Christian lives, celebrate the healing power of Jesus and help us serve the community. But moreover, the sacraments are a sign of Jesus’ presence in our lives, and in celebrating the sacraments we receive his grace.

“Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 2:38


Sacraments of Initiation

In Baptism, we are born into new life in Christ. Symbolized by the pouring of water, Baptism removes the stain of original sin, gives us a new birth in the Holy Spirit and is received only once.

  • For children 4 years and younger, Baptisms are celebrated at Queen of the Rosary on the second and fourth Sunday, and at St. Julian Eymard on the first and third Sunday of each month, with certain exceptions for holidays, holy days of obligation or special occasions. Please contact the parish office to check the parish calendar for upcoming dates and to confirm the availability of your preferred date.

  • We will confirm the time with you ahead of your scheduled Baptism.

  • Advance registration for Baptism is required. Please contact the parish office to complete an intake and get the process started.

  • Participation in a Baptismal Preparation Class is required for parents prior to baptizing your child. Once you complete an intake form with the parish office, you will receive details on the preparation.

  • For adults interested in being Baptized, please contact the parish office to learn more about our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program.

Contact the Parish Office by telephone (847) 979-0901 or e-mail, we're looking forward to connecting with you.

In the Eucharist, our faith lives are nourished. Symbolized by bread and wine, we are nourished by the body and blood of Jesus Christ.

  • To receive First Eucharist (First Holy Communion), school-aged children require Baptism, the support of their family and to be enrolled in Religious Education.

  • If your child was not baptized at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard), we will need a copy of their Baptismal Certificate prior to First Eucharist.

  • At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, we celebrate First Eucharist as a class in the Spring. For upcoming dates, please check the Religious Education special dates.

  • For adults interested in receiving First Eucharist, please contact the parish office to learn more about our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program.

Contact the Parish Office by telephone (847) 979-0901 or e-mail, we're looking forward to connecting with you.

In Confirmation, our faith lives with Jesus are sealed. Like Baptism, Confirmation is received only once and is symbolized by the laying on of hands and anointing with oil.

  • For school-aged students to be Confirmed, they must be Baptized; must have received First Reconciliation and First Eucharist; and must be enrolled in a 2 year prep class with support of the family.

  • If your child was not Baptized at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard) and we do not already have a copy of their Baptismal Certificate on file, a copy is required prior to Confirmation.

  • At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, we celebrate Confirmation as a class in 8th Grade in the Spring. For upcoming dates, please check the Religious Education special dates.

  • For adults seeking Confirmation, please contact the parish office to inquire about our RCIA program.

Contact the Parish Office by telephone (847) 979-0901 or e-mail, we're looking forward to connecting with you.


Sacraments of Healing

In Reconciliation we receive Jesus’ healing grace. Symbolized by the confession of sins and granting of absolution by a priest, we are granted God’s forgiveness through Reconciliation.

  • For school-aged children to receive First Reconciliation they must be Baptized, enrolled in classes and have the support of the family.

  • If your child was not Baptized at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard) and we do not already have a copy of their Baptismal Certificate on file, a copy is required prior to receiving First Reconciliation.

  • Additionally, Reconciliation is available at Queen of the Rosary on Wednesdays at 7pm or at St. Julian on Saturdays at Noon, or by appointment by contacting the parish office.

  • During Lent and Advent special Reconciliation Services or extended hours for Reconciliation may be available. Please consult the Parish Calendar or weekly bulletin for dates and times.

Please contact the Parish Office by telephone (847) 979-0901 or e-mail. We look forward to connecting with you.

In Anointing of the Sick, a sick person’s suffering is united with Jesus’ suffering. Symbolized by anointing with oil and the laying on of hands, through Anointing of the Sick sins are forgiven. Please note, there is a misconception that Anointing of the Sick is only for those who are dying. This is not true. Anointing of the Sick is for anyone who ill, about to undergo surgery or awaiting a serious diagnosis.

If your or a loved one is in need of Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish Office by telephone (847) 979-0901 or e-mail and we will connect you with one of our priests for Anointing.


Sacraments at the Service of Communion

Planning to marry? Congratulations!

In Matrimony, a man and woman are united as a sign of Jesus’ unity with his church. Symbolized by the couple, their promise and the wedding rings, two become one in Matrimony.

We are happy you have decided to marry at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard). When a couple commits themselves to marriage in the Catholic Church, they make a lifetime commitment to one another, and they also make a sacramental commitment. The promises made to each other are made before God and His people. The Catholic Church then takes special care in preparing a couple for this commitment.

Once you complete a Wedding Intake and a date has been finalized, you will receive a Matrimony Packet. The Matrimony Packet contains information you will need as you plan and prepare for your wedding day here at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament. Please read through this packet carefully and complete all requirements in a timely fashion. Your attention to these details will help the process run smoothly.

We hope that this time of prayerful discovery is a joyous time for you. May God Bless You!

Please contact the Parish Office at least six months ahead of your planned wedding date by telephone (847) 979-0901 or e-mail. We're looking forward to helping you plan your special day!

In Holy Orders, men are ordained Priests, Deacons and Bishops. Symbolized by laying on of hands and anointing with oil, in Holy Orders spiritual leaders are born, the work of the Apostles is continued and we are reminded of Jesus’ teaching to care for others.

Are you called? Please visit the Arhdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Vocations to learn more.




Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration invites the faithful to spend time in the presence of the blessed sacrament for prayer and reflection. We have two regular opportunities to spend quiet time with Our Lord present in the Blessed Sacrament:

Wednesdays at 7pm at Queen of the Rosary, Exposition begins at 7pm and continues until the Closing Benediction at the conclusion of Reconciliation.

On the First Friday of each month at St. Julian Eymard, Exposition begins immediately following Daily Mass and continues until the Closing Benediction at 11:45am.




Outdoor Prayer Gardens

Marian Garden at Queen of the Rosary. Behind the old parish center, there is an outdoor Marian Garden open to all for private prayer and reflection.

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Garden at St. Julian. On the East side of St. Julian Eymard, there is a Marian Garden that boasts the statue of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament as described by St. Peter Julian Eymard, open to all for private prayer and reflection.

Joseph Garden. On the West side of St. Julian Eymard, there is a Joseph Garden donated by Joseph A. in honor of his grandfather, Joseph Scotkovsky, for his Eagle Scout project, available for private prayer and reflection.




Intercessory Prayer

Intercessory Prayer pleads with God on behalf of others who are in desperate need of His intervention.

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive if you have faith.” — Matthew 21:22

At Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, we’re plugged into the power of prayer.

  • Initially, intentions for Healing and the Sick are included with our Prayers of the Faithful and read aloud at Sunday liturgy.
  • Intentions for Healing and the Sick are then moved to our bulletin. Names will remain on this list for up to 3 months, unless notified of a change in condition. Please note, we pray for those listed in our bulletin and in our book of intentions at Sunday liturgies.

If you or a loved one are in need of God’s intervention, please contact the Parish Office (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org to have yourself or your loved one included in our Prayer List.




In Memoriam

In Memoriam remembers those in our parish family who have gone to their eternal rest…forever in our hearts.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” —John 3:16

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Additional Prayer Resources

Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!

We have tried so many times and over so many years to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms. How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced; how much blood has been shed; how many lives have been shattered; how many hopes have been buried… But our efforts have been in vain.

Now, Lord, come to our aid! Grant us peace, teach us peace; guide our steps in the way of peace. Open our eyes and our hearts, and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!"; "With war everything is lost". Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.

Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love, you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters. Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace; enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister. Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace, our trepidation into confident trust, and our quarreling into forgiveness.

Keep alive within us the flame of hope, so that with patience and perseverance we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation. In this way may peace triumph at last, and may the words "division", "hatred" and "war" be banished from the heart of every man and woman. Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands. Renew our hearts and minds, so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother", and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!

Amen.

Eternal God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

our source of unity and strength,

bless us as we become

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish.

Grace us with courageous and compassionate hearts,

working together as companions on the journey of faith

to build this new Catholic Community of Elk Grove Village,

dedicated to your glory by sacrament, service, and witness.

You proclaim: “See, I am doing something new!”

Soften our hearts to your will,

and make us respond with ready gratitude and love.

Through Christ, Our Lord.

Amen

O Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament,

the glory of Christians, the joy of the universal Church,

and icon of hope, pray for us.

God, grant me the serenity

To accept the things I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time,

Enjoying one moment at a time,

Accepting hardship as the pathway to peace.

Taking as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is,

Not as I would have it.

Trusting that You will make all things right

If I surrender to Your will.

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,

And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen

Father,

I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will.

Whatever you may do, I thank you:

I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures.

I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my spirit; I offer it to you

With all the love of my heart, for I love you, Lord,

And so need to give myself,

To surrender myself into your hands, without reserve,

And with boundless confidence,

For you are my Father.

Amen

–Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Give me O Lord all the courage I need,

Give me courage to face this uncertainty with hope during the long days and even longer nights.

Give me courage to keep on trusting even when I don't understand.

Let me remember that it is the one who trusts in you who will be saved.

Let me remember the words of Jesus, "l will be with you always."

Amen.

–Shared by Dcn Jerry Szostak during his 2020 Advent Homily

For the sick, homebound and those unable to join us in person due to serious reasons, Pope Francis assures the faithful that we can receive “spiritual Communion” while watching Mass on television or livestream.

“United to Christ we are never alone, but instead form one body, of which he is the head. It is a union that is nourished with prayer and also with spiritual Communion in the Eucharist, a practice that is recommended when it isn’t possible to receive the sacrament,” said Pope Francis on March 15, 2020.

ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited using ordinary Rosary beads of five decades. The Chaplet is preceded by two opening prayers from the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and followed by a closing prayer. Discover more.

It is reported Mother Teresa often prayed a flying novena whenever big problems arose that needed an immediate dose of grace. With a flying novena, you pray nine Memorares immediately in a row. Because she often experienced miraculous effects through her flying novenas, Mother Teresa typically added a tenth Memorare as a gesture of thanksgiving for what was sure to be an answered prayer. Discover more.

The novena in honor of the Holy Spirit is the oldest of all novenas since it was first made at the direction of Our Lord Himself when He sent His apostles back to Jerusalem to await the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Pentecost. Discover more.

"Without Mary, we shall never find Jesus, for she possesses Him in her Heart." —St. Peter Julian Eymard. Pray the Novena to Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard promoted the frequent reception of Holy Communion and a profound respect for the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  He encouraged prayer in the presence of the Sacrament and felt that this prayer transformed lives. Discover more.

O my God, teach me to be generous, to serve You as

You deserve to be served, to give without counting
the cost, to fight without fear of being wounded, to
work without seeking rest, and to spend myself
without expecting any reward but the knowledge
that I am doing Your Holy Will.
—St. Ignatius of Loyola

Dear Lord, keep us in peace. Pray for Our Country.



Questions? Please contact the Parish Office (847) 979-0901 or info@olbsegv.org.