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SACRED HEART AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

The ‘Saint’ of the Light of Beauty (RRH)

“Illumined by the glory of the Risen Christ” (St. John Paul II)
 “Gaze” and “celebrate the marvels which God has done” (St. John Paul II)

Sometimes the changing of the seasons brings us signs that we are not aware of . The beauty of nature makes us stop for a minute during our busy days to show us what we really should be paying attention to. The above picture was taken because of the beautiful colors of the leaves on this tree on Wednesday (October 7th) at around 3 pm by Tony Kellerman at his home. He sent this picture to my phone as I was praying the Rosary for the Feast of the Holy Rosary along with Bishop McGovern (livestreaming from the Cathedral) on my work computer. I know you cannot see the beautiful colors of the leaves of this tree on our black & white pdf bulletin, but hopefully you can on this color version on the web – to see what we were supposed to see at this moment is very clear! I hope you enjoy meditating on this picture and enjoy the beauty that Tony, myself, and Fr. Joseph have seen.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather and make sure you are always aware of the beauty that surrounds us, even if it is unseen, it is always waiting for us to find it.

Peace & Blessings, Kelly

SCAM ALERT!

A parishioner received a message from someone pretending to be Fr. Joseph. The message said to call 217-487-9900 to help with a domestic matter. Our parishioner spoke directly with Fr. Joseph directly. This is not his number and he is not asking for help regarding a domestic matter.
Fr. Joseph did ask that this be posted to make everyone aware of the new scam.

REOPENING

  • We will be adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Belleville
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask. 
  • At each mass there will be a greeter to document your name and a contact phone number.  These will not be used unless there is a need to contact you due to a diagnosed case.  
  • Please wait to be seated.  You will be seated by a member of the team.  This is being done according to guidelines by the diocese to adhere to the social distancing requirements.
  • At the end of mass you will be dismissed by pew.  Please follow the instructions of the greeter or usher.
  • After mass there will be a cleaning team who will sanitize the church facility.
  • Wait to remove your mask when you are a safe distance outside of the church and social distanced from others.
  • Please do not congregate outside the church doors after mass.  

Welcome – we are happy to be gathered together to celebrate this mass! There are a few items we would like to let you know about:

  • As you enter church you are welcome to grab a missalette. These are to be taken home with you and brought back for each mass as we move forward. Please do not leave them in the pew.
  • If you pick up a bulletin, please take it with you when you leave.
  • Anything left in the pews will be discarded. Be careful not to leave any personal items behind.
  • Our cleaning team will be sanitizing all areas after each mass.
  • We will not be taking offertory gifts during the mass, if you would please drop them in the baskets at the exit doors, we would appreciate it.
  • We ask you to please keep your mask on as you leave mass and to not congregate around the exits of the church building after leaving mass.
  • Although we have not had any reported cases, if you would be diagnosed with COVID-19, we encourage you to self-report to the pastor. Any and all reporting will be held in the strictest privacy. Reporting to the parish protects fellow parishioners who may have attended the same Mass.

Thank you for your cooperation during this unusual time in the world around us. We are happy you have decided to join us as we worship together again as a Church family.


This Sunday’s Daily Reflection
The week of Daily Reflections found under Links: From the Desk of Fr. Joseph

October 18

Resisting the Plot to Destroy Faith

Some people oppose God and plot ways to prevent the spread of the Church and the proclamation of the Gospel truth. Jesus, too, was confronted by groups of people who tried to undermine His mission to lead others to the way of truth, repentance, and salvation. Change is challenging and demanding. Those who benefit from unjust dealings and undertakings of evil resist any attempts to usher new ways of life, impeding Christians who walk the path of justice, healing, and reconciliation.

We today are undergoing the same struggles experienced by the faithful in the time of Christ as they dealt with loud voices that undermined the work of the Church as it has battled evil in the world. Modern society encourages people to seek things that would satisfy their earthly needs instead of those that may lead them to awaken their hearts to the illuminating guidance of God’s Spirit, the light of truth and life. Those who seek to live spiritual lives in society are treated with contempt and derision as if they are enemies of progress and freedom to do whatever one desires.

We must be aware of these ongoing wars and struggles of faith that the Church experiences. The faithful are called to become partners of Christ in the work of salvation so that the light of change and transformation may shine forth in society. To perform that critical work we must deal with the following questions: 

  • How do we continue to live and witness our faith in Jesus Christ amidst evil opposition? 
  • When faced with challenges brought about by following Christ, will we be ashamed of Christ and abandon the faith? 

We are God’s Chosen who are expected to endure in the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ as we continue to excel in our “work of faith and labor of love” despite the challenges and opposition from the evil spirit (1Thes 1:1-5). Christ calls us to a new way of life when He challenges us to “Shine like lights in the world as you hold on to the word of life” (Phil 2:15-16).

Fr. Joseph Oganda


THIS WEEK’S BULLETIN:

to
Sacred Heart Parish of Du Quoin, Illinois – Founded In 1857
and
Immaculate Conception Parish of Tamaroa, Illinois – Founded in 1904

~ THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
October 25, 2020

We hope your stay in 0ur area is pleasant and enjoyable .
We pray for your safety on your return travel back home.

“The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of Penance…is a sacrament of healing. The real wound in the soul, in fact, the reason for all our other injuries, is sin. And only if forgiveness exists, by virtue of God’s power, by virtue of Christ’s love, can we be healed, can we be redeemed.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Memorial of the Three Angels, September 2007

The Diamond Rule

When I hear the line from the first reading about not molesting or oppressing an alien, I think of the movie E.T., in which the children help the extraterrestrial just because he needs help. What the reading calls aliens are immigrants or newcomers. They lived among the Hebrews but were not Jews themselves. The Lord reminds the people that they were once aliens themselves. They should not make the same mistake the Egyptians did when they mistreated the Israelites. God uses the same logic in commanding them to take care of widows and orphans. Treat them like family, or else your own wives and children will be in the same situation. Immigrants, widows, orphans, borrowers–all must be treated with compassion.

The reason for such compassion should be deeper than just fear of punishment. “Do to others as you would have them do to you,” Jesus said (Luke 6:31). Today’s Gospel has a similar saying: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). Jesus called this the second commandment. The first is to love God wholly and completely, heart, mind, and soul. If the second commandment is the Golden Rule, the first might be called the Diamond Rule. If you think about it, in order to keep the first commandment, you have to be keeping the second as well.

Jesus said that whatever you do for the poor, the homeless, the sick, or prisoners, you do for him (Matthew 25:31-46). Mother Teresa could see Jesus in the poorest of the poor. Jesus himself showed compassion even to sinners. We can’t really say we love God if we don’t love the people God created.

So that gives us two reasons to love our neighbor. First, because God lives in other people, so loving God means loving God wherever God is found. Second, God loves them, so if we are to be holy, we must be like God. What does that mean? Remember the saying that “charity begins at home”? That is only true because it is easier to love family and friends, but charity doesn’t end there. If we truly love God, we will extend our charity to those outside our homes. People are probably still rebuilding after the earthquakes in Japan, tornadoes in America, floods in India, and other disasters, and every city has some kind of homeless shelters. You say you love God? Let’s see you love your neighbor.

Tom Schmidt, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

MASS & INTENTIONS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, October 24 – Weekday
Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Jarrod Sizemore by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Jeremy Sizemore by Tony & Tess Jones
  • John Jones by Tony & Tess Jones

Sunday, October 25
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Scott Isom by John & Mary Iffert
  • Sponsors of CES

Monday, October 26 – Weekday
6:45 am Mass

  • Wilbur Hemmer by The Parish Family
  • Margaret Kern by The Parish Family
  • Sister Carine Dirkers by Betty & Brenda
  • Sponsors of CES

Tuesday, October 27 – Weekday
6:30 am Mass

  • Msgr. Harry Jerome by Betty & Brenda Sponsors of CES

Wednesday, October 28 – Weekday
SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES
5:30 pm Mass

  • Margaret Green by Bill & Betty Eastman
  • Sponsors of CES

Thursday, October 29 – Weekday
6:45 am Mass

  • Alice Eubanks by Betty & Brenda Sponsors of CES

Friday, October 30 – Weekday
8:00 am Mass

  • Norma Martin by Bob & Pat Karnes
  • Sponsors of CES

Saturday, October 31 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Rita Rene Harsy Sponsors of CES

Sunday, November 1
ALL SAINTS
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Shirley Cucchi by Joe Cucchi & Family
  • Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Vincent Solis by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Sponsors of CES

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of November

Saturday, October 31
Lector: Kathy Krisfaluzy
Extraordinary Ministers: Kathy Krisfaluzy & Donna Mann

Sunday, November 1
Lector: Shonna Spencer
Extraordinary Ministers: Shonna Spencer & Blayke Spencer

Saturday, October 24
Second Collection – CSMA

Sunday, October 25
Second Collection – CSMA

Monday, October 26
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, October 27
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
5:30 pm – Finance Council at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, October 28
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday, October 29
5:00 pm Choir practice
6:00 pm RCIA at St. Bruno – Sacraments

Friday, October 30

Saturday, October 31
Second Collection – Social Justice

Welcome Bishop McGovern

Sunday, November 1
Second Collection – Social Justice

Welcome Bishop McGovern

CONFESSIONS:

Sacrament of Reconciliation
During this time of uncertainty celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation can be comforting. Confessions will be heard at Haffner Hall on Saturday evening at 4:30 – 4:45 or after mass. On Sunday they can be heard at Haffner Hall from 8:00 – 8:15 am and at Immaculate Conception porch by office after mass. They can also be heard upon request. Please call the rectory at 618-542-3423.


Please continue to keep Fr. Walter
in your hearts and in your prayers!

MASS & INTENTIONS
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, October 24 – Weekday
Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall

Sunday, October 25
THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Second Collection: CSMA
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Geraldine Piotrowski Malott by Krista

Monday, October 26 – Weekday

Tuesday, October 27 – Weekday

Wednesday, October 28 – Weekday
SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES

Thursday, October 29 – Weekday

Friday, October 30 – Weekday

Saturday, October 31 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall

Sunday, November 1
ALL SAINTS

Second Collection: Maintenance Collection
Welcome Bishop McGovern

10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Garret Williams by Krista
  • Sponsors of CES

Cleaning our Church!

We will be cleaning the church on Saturday October 31st at 8:00 am in the morning! The more hands we have the less work it is for all of us! Come join us!

Election Day Chicken & Dumpling Dinner

Carryout Chicken and Dumpling Dinner at the parish hall is on Election Day, November 3rd starting at 11 am until we are sold out! Dinner consists of Chicken and Dumplings, green beans, slaw. Price is $8 per meal. Dessert is $2. You can also purchase quarts of Chicken & Dumplings for $5.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, November 1
Lector: Mandy Robinson
Sweet Treats: Randie Skorch

IC  NEWS & EVENTS

1. Office Hours: Thursdays from 8AM to 2PM – When office is closed, please call 542-3423 (Sacred Heart) for assistance.

2. Planned Giving: Would you consider Immaculate Conception Church in your will or trust? Do you have an insurance policy that no longer fits your needs? You can donate it to Immaculate Conception Church and receive tax benefits as well as the satisfaction of helping the future of our parishes.

IC Parish Hall Rental Rates

RATE
$25/hr – Parishioner
$40/hr – Non-Parishioner
$100 deposit

Immaculate Conception
Quilt Bingo & Raffle

A big THANK YOU to all who made our raffle a big success!! To those that donated, to those who sold tickets, to everyone who purchased tickets, to those who brought soups and desserts. It was a great day!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU

Please Pray For . . .

Nursing Home: Lynn Finn, Connie Horst, Liz Van Zandt, Shirley Forys, Marie Dubravek, Sally Fontana, Rosalea Prusacki, Anna Roberts, Mary Ellen Helmer, Paul Jones.

Sick: Josh Ritter, Linda Meyer, Juanita Ray, John Dale, Crystal Hurt, Jim Getzie, Joan Kowalski, Terry Chastain, James Feger, Rev. Joseph Rascher, Gary Brock, Karen May, Shelia Teriet, Richard Martin, Merry Jo Arvai, Dorothy Alongi, Charlene Chitwood, Brynlee Brewer, Molly Elizabeth Kern, Bob Stewart, Anna Roberts, Ronnie Elder, Sharon Knapp, Bob & Alene Dowling, Jake Patterson, Todd Swallows, Jerry Riggio, Reathal Beard, Cindy Kinsmen Thorpe, Marlene Kellerman.

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan Keller, MGSgt (ret.) Thomas D. Sims, Sgt. Derek S. Sims, ITS1(SS/AW) John Kelley, SPC Mark Yanez, PV2 Jared Albers, Lt. Col. Carly Sims, Lt. Col. Cory Jones, Sgt. 1st. Cl. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Petty Ofc. 3rd Class Clayton Wyciskalla, Lance Corporal Noah Mabry U.S.M.C., Major Andrew Martin, USAF Airman E-1 Hunter Hill, Master Sergeant & Medical Intel. NCOIC Terry E. Chastain Jr., Nick Depyatic (Airforce).


Please pray for our Catechists at they enter a new year of teaching our faith.
Mary Beth Lane, Tony Kellerman, Chris Kelley, Krista Piotrowski, Ann Piotrowski, Janet Hayden, Devoney Alvis, Shawn Kellerman, and Faith Still.

Congratulations to
Ron & Linda (Eisenhauer) Darnell
who were united in Holy Matrimony
on Saturday, October 24th
at Sacred Heart Church.
May God shower their new lives together
with many blessings.

Groups News:


New Funeral Dinner Committee

We have a new Funeral Dinner Committee. Parishioners will be called for making food dishes and working. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to help or contribute any time, please call:

Theresa Swain: 775-934-6366
Patty Reaves: 618-542-6895
Rita Riggio: 618-571-2132
Barb Craft: 618-571-4562
Cyrilla Prusacki: 618-542-3422



PSR Classes Begin!

November PSR classes are Wednesday, November 1st and 18th at 6pm-8pm. Come join the fun -we would love to have you!! Remember to bring your mask! For more information contact Mary Beth Lane at 790-3824.

PSR TEACHERS NEEDED

Due to the increase in students this year, we are still in need of some PSR teachers. If you would be interested in teaching a class, please call Mary Beth Lane at the number above.



High school youth news…



SCHEDULE
Through December 2020



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). USCCB.org. Do you know someone who is seeking a relationship with Christ the Savior? Someone who has fallen away from their faith and is searching for more? Don’t be afraid to ask them to Come & See what RCIA is all about. Classes will be beginning this September. Call the rectory or Chris Kelley at 559- 6581 if you would like to see the Holy Spirit has in store for you!!

All social distancing protocols will be followed.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Is one of your favorite times to be in Church when it’s quiet and you are alone with your thoughts to the Lord? Then why not come and enjoy that feeling of warmth and love a couple of times a month and join Eucharistic Adoration held at Sacred Heart Church? You can pray, just talk to God or just simply listen to what He has to tell you.

Many have asked why we have a schedule of Adorers. It is because once the Body of Christ is placed into the Monstrance and it is displayed on the altar, it cannot be left alone. Anyone can come at anytime, stay as long as they wish. We are, however, looking for someone to fill a couple of hours during our Adoration time. If you are interested in participating in this devotion please call Lisa Mohr @ 542-4635. God Bless You.

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News For This Week:

MASS INTENTIONS

When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention.

Would you like to offer a mass for someone special? If so, please contact Kelly at the office (Thursday 496-5867 or any other day 542-3423). Mass intentions are $10 per person.

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Love God, Neighbor, Self.

There are 613 Old Testament laws guiding faithful behavior. The Exodus writer tells us some: do not molest or oppress aliens, do not wrong widows and orphans, do not extort money from the poor, do not, do not, do not. Jesus gives us a summary in two laws (rooted in Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18): (1) Love God with everything you have and are and (2) Love the neighbor as your very self.

• What will I do to love a foreigner, an alien, someone not like me?

• What will I do for someone who is poor, hungry, out of work?

• What will I do?

World Mission Sunday collection

THANK YOU for your generous response to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith last weekend on World Mission Sunday. Our parishes raised $694. You may stay connected year-round to the Pope’s missions, continuing the commitment of World Mission Sunday, by visiting MISSIO.org.

KEEP THE FAITH GROWING

The Sacred Heart Capital Campaign (Keep The Faith Growing) aims to raise $200,000! As of now we have received $150,143 of the pledged amount. Thank you for your generosity.

Prayer for Inner Peace

Holy Spirit, please encircle me. Come hold me safe and secure in your love. Wrap my mind in your promise and truth. Guide my thoughts. Calm my fears. Steady my emotions. Lord, that you would guide my feelings. May I not be overcome by upset, but rather, sustained in my soul with hope in you.

ST. ANDREW DINNERS

Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker, Diocesan Vocation Director, are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate in a St. Andrew Dinner. Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome. If you are interested in attending one of the upcoming dinners, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at (618) 722-5035 or e-mail njunker@diobelle.org.

Additional St. Andrew dinners will be offered in October and November. Please pray for vocations.

LIFE LINE SCREENING

There is a simple, convenient way for you to get preventive health screenings and learn your risk for stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions.

These painless screenings go beyond your regular checkup to identify dangerous plaque buildup or blockage, a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The screenings are accurate, affordable and will give you valuable information about your health that you can share with your doctor.

We are pleased to host Life Line Screening, who will be on site on 11/17/2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church to conduct these valuable screenings.

These 5 vital screenings are offered for only $149 and take 60-90 minutes to complete. If you register today, you will receive a $10 discount.

Register by calling toll free 1-888-653-6441 or text the word “circle” to 797979.

“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart,
with all your soul,
and with all your mind.”

— Matthew 22:37

St. Bruno
Catholic School News

Learn more about St. Bruno Catholic School at www.stbrunoschool.com

Calendar:

Thank You for your continued support! Please pray for the success and longevity of St. Bruno Catholic School!

Box Tops For Education App!

Box Tops for Education is an easy way to support our school! Just download the app, scan paper receipts, and email digital receipts. If you have box tops clips you can continue to send them to school. Thanks!

15th Annual St. Bruno Auction!

Seeking donations for the 15th annual St. Bruno Auction! No donation too big or small! Please contact any St. Bruno School parent or the school @ 357-8721 to donate items or make a monetary donation.

Due to Covid-19 we will not be able to meet in person like we have in the past. This year we will be holding our event online! You can shop and bid on items from the comfort of your own home! The 50/50 and raffle items are set to go live on Sunday, November 1st. The auction items will go live Sunday, November 15th and close on Friday, November 20th.

GUN OF THE MONTH CLUB

St Bruno School Gun of the Month & DAILY cash drawing! $20 will get you 365 chances to win! Each ticket enters you in a DAILY drawing to win $20 cash AND a monthly drawing to win a gun or $400. Contact any St Bruno School family or the school for your tickets! Thank you for your continued support!

SCRIP Cards available…

It was requested by several St. Bruno School families to make scrip available at Sacred Heart masses, we had people volunteer to help out, so we are making it happen. What is Scrip? Scrip is a gift card fundraiser that supports St. Bruno School. We sell gift cards at face value for you to use as gifts or everyday purchases, the company supplies the rebate to the school. NO EXTRA COST to you, but the school benefits! Please see Kellie May, Adrienne Pfeiffer, Christa McIntire or Victoria Elder in the vestibule after masses starting next week! We have local restaurants, chain restaurants, Walmart, Amazon, Old Navy/Gap and many, many more on hand, just in time to start your holiday shopping!

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Respect Life Corner:

“You know what sort of people we were among you for your sake.” In the Seconding Reading of 1 Thessalonians, we learn how Paul was able to lead many people to Christ as they were inspired not only by his teaching, but by the way he lived his life when he was among them. They saw how the Gospel truly shaped his life and his view of how others should be treated. Paul could live with such suffering and immense joy at the same time! His prior conversion from Saul, helped the Thessalonians turn away from false gods as well. Changed hearts led for a wider spread of understanding of the Gospel, so much so, that Paul wrote, “we have no need to say anything.” 

Learn, Act, Connect and Pray- Have you ever had a role model in your life to help you chart your path with God at the helm? Even Saul, turned Paul could go on to become one of the greatest role models in our faith; giving real advice on how to handle the tough situations we often find ourselves in. Maybe you are the role model someone is waiting for. If Saul can become Paul, who can you become?

Televised Sunday Mass

televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family from 5:30 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. each Sunday morning. The Sunday Mass is produced by the Passionist Fathers and Brothers out of New York City and in available nationally on local affiliates. This is a special ministry, particularly for the elderly and the infirmed. It’s also available online:  http://thesundaymass.org

EWTN Global Catholic Network

Originally known as the Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN provides inspirational talk shows, original Catholic teaching series, animated programs for kids, live church coverage and documentaries. Tune in to channel 261 on DISH Network Satellite TV, channel 370 on DirecTV, and channel 94 for NewWave Communications for all EWTN has to offer or go to:  http://www.ewtn.com/tv

Parish Staff
for both Churches

Reverend Joseph Oganda
– Pastor of
Sacred Heart Church
Immaculate Conception

Kelly Paxton
– Secretary:
Sacred Heart
Immaculate Conception

Tony Kellerman
– Maintenance:
Sacred Heart
Immaculate Conception

Jeremy Cornett
– Parish Council President
Sacred Heart

Tiffany Kujawa
– Parish Council President
Immaculate Conception

Mary Beth Lane
– Coord. of Religious Education
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

Krista Piotrowski
– Youth Minister
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

Parish Contact Information
for both Churches

Rectory:
17 N. Walnut, Du Quoin, IL 62832
Rectory Phone – 618-542-3423
Rectory Fax – 618-542-5061

Email – sacredheartduquoin@gmail.com

Sacred Heart Catholic Church:
100 West Main St., Du Quoin, IL 62832
Phone – 618-542-3423
Haffner Hall rental – 618-542-3423

Haffner Hall Phone – 618-542-2285
16 N. Walnut, Du Quoin, IL 62832
Parish Council President – 618-542-6298

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
533 W 2nd North St, Tamaroa, IL 62888
Phone – 618-496-5867

Immaculate Conception Hall rental
– 618-496-5867
Parish Council President
– 618-559-1078

Webmaster:
– Suzanne McCrary
sannemc18@mediacombb.net

PARISH NOTES:

1. Baptism – During or after weekend Masses by appointment. Must be a registered member and attend baptismal preparation session.

2. Marriage – You must notify the Pastor at least six months prior to preferred wedding date. The sooner the better, since it will give you more time to prepare. This is a diocesan rule. Please do not consider yourself an exception.

3. Reconciliation – See Mass schedule or anytime by appointment.

4. 2019 Parish Council: President: Jeremy Cornett;
Vice President: Gary Brock; Secretary: Betty Eastman
Members: Margie Born, Tony Jones, Joe Lane, Sam Loiacono, Debbie Olinger
Trustees: David Martin and Kathy Scaglione

5. Social Justice Collection – benefit the Food Pantry, Weekend Warriors, Community Clothes Closet, and Sister Parish will be taken up the first Sunday of every month. Please give generously.

6. Family Registration: Please inform the rectory of changes you may have, example: adult children that have moved away from parent’s home, address change, phone number change (removal of house phone), cell phone added or a name change (married). This would be most helpful to ensure ALL parishioners can be included in our Church Family functions. You may call the rectory 542-3423 or place changes in the collection basket. Family Registration may also be picked up in the foyer.

7. Parish Priest and Ministers of the care visit those who are homebound, nursing home residents and hospital patients. If you or someone you know would like a visit please contact the rectory 542-3423.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

Every other Wednesday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sacred Heart Church

Praying to the Lord! What a beautiful feeling that brings to your life!
If you would like to experience this feeling – come enjoy Eucharistic Adoration!