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

November 11, 2018

We welcome all visitors to Sacred Heart Church & Immaculate Conception Church and thank you for celebrating the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist with us today. We hope your stay in our area is pleasant and enjoyable . We pray for your safety on your return travel back home.


Fr. Joseph talked about visiting Daystar in Cairo and the need for support for our fellow man. There is a desperate need for food in their food pantry (which is basically empty) and support for their soup kitchen is crucial. Both Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception will be taking collections of food items to help Daystar continue God's work in feeding the poor among us. These items can be placed in front of the Altar at this weekends masses and will be transported to Daystar in Cairo next week.

Father asked that I remind you to please bring items. Kelly called the director at Daystar and here are a few items they could use: canned corn/peas/green beans/potatoes/yams, soups, chili in a can, bottled water, crackers, boxes of spaghetti, pasta sauce, etc.

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary
Time A Lot of Nerve

I always thought it took a lot of nerve for Elijah to beg that poor woman for a meal. Even though, during a long drought, she has only a bit of her food to give to her son, he still asks her to make a little cake for himself. It would be easier to understand if we heard the verse before this reading begins: God tells the prophet that he has "commanded a widow. . .to feed you." (1Kgs 17:9)

Now the widow was not aware of this command. But she does as Elijah asked. That took even more faith than Elijah showed. She was afraid for herself and the boy. But she had enough faith to risk the last of her food to help someone else. She shows us that we are obeying God's commands when we trust him. Most of those commands come not from a vision, but from someone's cry for help.

I wonder how many good people have passed up a chance to do God's will because they didn't hear directly from God what to do. When you hear that a tornado destroyed a nearby neighborhood, do you hear God asking you to help? Do you hear God's voice when you read in the bulletin that the food pantry is running low? When a storm knocks out the power on your block, do you think God is asking you to check on the elderly widow next door?

And if you do hear God calling in these examples, how do you respond? You can be like the rich people in the gospel and just give your ten percent. Or do you have the faith of the woman whose few cents were all that she had. It takes a lot of courage to trust God completely. Do you have what it takes?

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USHERS for the Month of November:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Steve McCrary; Harold Calderon; Jeremy Cornett; Gary Brock
Sunday, 8:30 AM: Joe Lane; David Martin; Don Harsy; Steve Marek

Saturday, November 17

Gift Bearers: Kathy O’Rourke FamilyServers: Audrey & Olivia Poiter
Lector: Barb Brock
Extraordinary Ministers: Michael Poiter, Doris Rottschalk, Henry Born, Margie Born©

Sunday, November 18

Gift Bearers: Tim & Renee Cobin
Servers: Grace Alongi & Maggie Kellerman
Lector: Allen Martin
Extraordinary Ministers: Chris Kelley; Rose Numi; Marian Whitson; Tony Kellerman©

God is good all the time!
All the time GOD is good!
Please continue to keep Fr. Walter
in your hearts and in your prayers!

To the Parishioners of Sacred Heart:

If there is anyone who has a veteran buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery and they are not getting a flag put on their grave for Memorial Day or Veterans Day, please contact Jerry or Marian Whitson at 618-542-2748 or marianrw@nwcable.net or jeremwhit@nwcable.net. We try not to miss anyone but sometimes we just don’t know.

The family of Adelyn Jones still needs your prayers.
Adelyn’s mommy & daddy - Olivia & Eric Jones, are still asking everyone to pray for their 4 year old daughter who was diagnosed the summer of 2017 with leukemia. Adelyn is doing as well as can be expected, considering all the drugs she's on, but she still needs your prayers. She still has a long road ahead of her that she has to continue to meet with her doctors and more visits to the hospital for such things as  lumbar punctures, intrathecal chemo injections in her spine, and bone marrow aspirations.

Please be a prayer soldier in Princess Addy’s Army! Follow her progress at:

Mass & Intentions

Saturday, November 10  - Weekday
Saint Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church

4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Leroy Lamczik by Clint & Angie Taylor

Sunday, November 11
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Deceased members of KC #1298
Rev. Louis Koehr

Monday, November 12 - Weekday
Saint Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr
6:45 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Msgr. Thomas Miller by The Parish
Veterans Day/Patriotic Rosary after mass

Tuesday, November 13 - Weekday
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin
6:30 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Leroy Lamczik by Harry & Patricia Huite

Wednesday, November 14 - Weekday
5:30 pm - Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones

Thursday, November 15 - Weekday
Saint Albert the Great, Bishop; Doctor of the Church
6:45 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Leroy Lamczik by Jenny & Roger Schneider

9:00 am Mass at Fairview Nursing & Healthcare

Rev. Louis A. Koehr

9:35 am Mass at Du Quoin Nursing & Rehab Center

Msgr. Thomas Miller by The Parish

Rosary at Du Quoin Nursing & Rehab after mass

Friday, November 16 - Weekday
Saint Margaret of Scotland; Saint Gertrude, Virgin
8:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Marcella Hayes by Rockne Berg

Saturday, November 17 - Weekday
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Religious
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Marcela Cadelina by Banogon-Calderon Family
Macario Tamando by Banogon-Calderon Family
Jose Reyes by Banogon-Calderon Family

Sunday, November 18
Second Collection -
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass; Catholic Extension Society

Charles J. Martin by Joe & Mary Beth Lane and family

Weekly Happenings

Saturday, November 10

Sunday, November 11

Monday, November 12
8 am - 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:30 pm - CDA meeting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, November 13
8 am - 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
12:30 pm Cursillo - St. Teresa mtg.
5:30 pm Finance meeting at rectory

Wednesday, November 14
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration
6:00 pm 7th & 8th grade Parent meeting at school
6:30 pm PSR teacher meeting at school

Thursday, November 15
6:00 pm - Choir practice
6:30 pm RCIA at St. Bruno

Friday, November 16

Saturday, November 17
Second Collection -
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Christmas Craft & Vendor Event at Haffner Hall

Sunday, November 18
Second Collection -
Catholic Campaign for Human Development


1. 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.

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

3.  Need a replacement for your scheduled ministry? Please be sure that your replacement is NOT already scheduled for the same liturgy celebration.*

* In liturgical celebrations, each minister has an office to perform, and so should NOT assume other roles. (Constitution on Sacred Liturgy. #28)


Eucharistic Adoration is every other Wednesday beginning May 30th. Join us in church any time between 7 am and 8 pm. It will be the best time you spend this summer. For more information call Lisa Mohr at 542-4635 or Chris Kelley at 559-6581.

Prayer & Devotion

On the last Saturday of each month there will be a one hour private devotion at Sacred Heart Church from 9-10am. Everyone is welcome.

Youth collecting for Sister Parish
in Tanzania

The children can bring their coins up
and place in the basket by communion rail steps
while the ushers are making the collection.

Mass & Intentions

Saturday, November 10 - Weekday
Saint Leo the Great, Pope, Doctor of the Church
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Leroy Lamczik by Clint & Angie Taylor

Sunday, November 11
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Our Parish Family

Monday, November 12 - Weekday
Saint Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr

Tuesday, November 13 - Weekday
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

Wednesday, November 14 - Weekday
5:30 pm - Mass at Sacred Heart

Catholic Extension Society
Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones

Thursday, November 15 - Weekday
Saint Albert the Great, Bishop; Doctor of the Church

Friday, November 16 - Weekday
Saint Margaret of Scotland; Saint Gertrude, Virgin

Saturday, November 17 - Weekday
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Religious
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

Catholic Extension Society
Marcela Cadelina by Banogon-Calderon Family
Macario Tamando by Banogon-Calderon Family
Jose Reyes by Banogon-Calderon Family

Sunday, November 18
Second Collection -
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Martha Rulevish by Donna Piotrowski

The new boilers are here!!!

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to raise money, donate money, or simply support the New Boiler Project here at Immaculate Conception Church! We are so grateful to you - we will stay warm this winter as we come to praise God each week. The new boilers are installed and working. The total amount collected is $16,328.55. That is only $191.45 short of the total bid for this entire project!

Liturgical Ministers

Sunday, November 18

Extraordinary Ministers: Mary Nippe; Janet Harris; Kathy Rulevish
Lector: Tiffany Kujawa
Sweet Treats: Mary Nippe

BINGO Summary...

This years Immaculate Conception Quilt Bingo & Raffle was another big success! After all bills and taxes have been paid, the total profit is $5,812.35. Thank you to everyone who helped, came to play, or donated! We are looking forward to next year!

IC CDA news:

Our next meeting will be Monday, November 19 at 7:00pm. at St. Charles. Committee for the meeting are: Barb Pokorney-- Student burse, Kathy Rulevish-- Door Prize, Marcella Spotanski and Paula Szczepanski--- Bingo prizes. All committee members are to bring refreshments

IC CDA Christmas party:

The CDA and St. Charles Altar Sodality Christmas party is scheduled for Monday, December 3 at the Terry Deering Community Center. Happy hour is at 5:00pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00pm. To register, contact Brenda at 787-4761. Registration deadline is Sunday, November 25. Cost is $10.00/person. Each member may bring one guest.

IC Parish Hall Rental Rates

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


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.

In Memory of ALL SOULS ...

Daniel & Adolph Malanowski                         Felix & Helen Malanowski
Sylvester & Martha Zielinski                           Heine Family
Sylvester Zielinski Jr.                                        Leo Pestka
Joseph Zielinski                                                  Mark Pestka Charles Skorcz
Fred & Regina Bathon                                       The Malanowski Family
Elizabeth Malanowski

November is a month of remembrance for the dead . There will be a Book of the Names of the Dead located at Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception to write names who you would like prayed for by everyone.

Charitable Gift Annuities Available

Charitable gift annuities are now easily available to our parish family members through a program offered by the Catholic Church Extension Society. By taking out a Catholic Gift Annuity you may be eligible for a charitable tax deduction, receive fixed income payments for life and leave a legacy to your parish or school. To obtain a brochure and learn more about this program, please contact the parish office or visit catholicgiftannuity.org.

Pray for . . .

Nursing Home: Marcia Stacey, Mary Powless, Evelyn Bechlofft, Lynn Finn, Regina “Jeannie” Davison, Connie Horst, Sam Chapman, Wanda Jones, Liz Van Zandt, Shirley Forys.

Sick: Josh Ritter, Janet George, Sally Fontana, Linda Meyer, Amanda Evans, Karl Mohr, James Feger, John Croessman, Steve Benson, Adelyn Jones, Carl Campanella, Don Polczynski, Tammy Holford, Dodie Holmes, Shirley Cucchi, Juanita Ray, Loretta Schneider, Elliot Tullis, Jim Standley, Shirley Cheek, Sue Peterman, Norma Martin, Janice Moenster, Michelle Roberts, John Dale, Helen Kabat Young, Steve Richardson, Malcolm Jalivay, Samantha Tilley, Helen Malonoski, Kierstyn Pyron, Veronica Woolard, Jerry Harsy, Gary Pate, Gordon Huffman, Chris Hutson, Fred Foster, Betty Nix, Sue Pyron, Rhonda Helsley.

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan Keller, MGSgt (ret.) Thomas D. Sims , Sgt. Derek S. Sims, ITS1(SS/AW) John Kelley, SSgt. Patrick Kelley, SPC Mark Yanez, PV2 Jared Albers, Lt. Col. Carly Sims , Lt. Col. Cory Jones, Sgt. 1st. Cl. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Lance Cpl. Drew Ferguson, Petty Ofc. 3rd Class Clayton Wyciskalla, Lance Corporal Noah Mabry U.S.M.C., Major Andrew Martin.

Thinking of joining the Roman Catholic Church?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. Those who attend the RCIA classes are introduced to what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to ask question about those beliefs.

Participation in the RCIA does not require you to become Catholic. If you are merely curious about what Catholicism is, please feel free to come. All are welcome.

Classes begin in September. Please contact Kelly at the parish office at 542-3423 if you are interested.

PSR & Youth News . . . 

We have had many busy activities. We participated in the community Trunk or Treat. Our theme was“Jesus is Deer to our Hearts” - we dressed in camouflage and handed out orange and green camo bracelets that read ‘God is good all the time, All the time God is good’.

In our November PSR classes we discussed God’s Kingdom and we talked about the Sacraments. While we had a snack, the 7th and 8th graders gave us their saint reports.

The youth mass was well attended, we had our first bake sale and made $177. There is a meeting for all 7th & 8th grade parents on November 14th at 6 pm in the school to discuss Confirmation. Our next PSR class is December 1st.

Calling all parishioners of Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception! If you would like to know more about God and our Catholic faith, we are starting an adult faith-formation class that will meet every other Wednesday evening at Haffner Hall after mass at Sacred Heart. The classes will last about an hour. The first class will be held September 26th.

Since the Mass is the ‘source and summit’ of our faith (CCC1324), the first several sessions will be spent viewing the newest videos about the Mass which were created by Bishop Robert Barron. These informal classes will explore the meaning of the Mass. All are welcome!

Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do not hanker after honors, Jesus tells us today. Do not be big shots, Jesus says. Do not devour the homes of widows, the belongings of the poor, Jesus says. Let our intentions and actions be rooted in God’s own loving-kindness, God’s mercy.

  • What is showy in my life that I can tone down?
  • What do I want that others have that I can stop wanting?
  • How can I be generous to the poor?

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal...
using your gifts to serve one another

At Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School - the only remaining Catholic elementary school in East St. Louis - 100% of the students graduate from high school and 95% attend colleges and universities! Your support of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps to make this possible. If you have not already done so, please consider making a gift today. The youngsters at Sister Thea Bowman are counting on you.

Calling all bell ringers!
Volunteers needed!

Calling all Christians!! We have received the ultimate gift from God - the Love and Promise of life ever-lasting. As always we are asked to share the gifts of life and love with our brothers and sisters. The Christian community is being asked to man the Salvation Army kettles at Walmart for the less fortunate through the Ministerial Alliance. The cost - your time. The rewards - many! That being said, Sacred Heart has been slated to volunteer their time on November 23rd between 8 am and 6 pm in 2 hour segments. Therefore we are in need of at least 5 people or a combination of people. Whatever works for you!. Please contact Henry Born at 618-318-6218.

CCHD - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Next week our second collection will be for the Catholic Campaign for human Development. Over 43 million people in the United States live in poverty. This collection supports programs to empower people to identify and address the obstacles they face as they work to bring permanent and positive change to their communities. Learn more about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development at www.usccb.org/cchd/collection.


Please support the WINDOWS OF SACRED HEART Fundraiser. Purchase a box of Christmas Cards. The cost is $35. The money goes to the fund for the restoration of our beautiful windows. Give them as a gift to former parishioners, or use them yourself during this holiday seasons. The cards will be for sale after both masses during November and December.

Memorial/Remembrance Bricks

Sacred Heart will be selling Memorial/ Remembrance Bricks to line the sidewalk in the newly created Memorial Garden between the Church and School. Names of family, friends, parents, grandparents or children can be inscribed on 4"x8" bricks with 12 characters per line with a maximum of 3 lines for $75.00 or 8"x8" bricks with 12 characters per line with a maximum of 6 lines for $150.00. Contact Kelly Paxton (542-3423) at the church office for details.

Newman Center Fall Gala

November 10 - (Contact by November 2)  The Newman Center Auxiliary is hosting its Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The event will include a catered prime rib dinner by the Knights of Columbus, music and dancing to the Nine88 Band, and a silent auction to help raise money for the Newman Catholic Student Center at SIU-Carbondale. The Gala will be held at the Newman Center and Dinner will be served at 7:00 pm, and the silent auction will run from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Tickets are $40 per person. For reservations or more information, contact Susan at the Newman Center at (618)529-3311 by November 2, 2018.

CDA Meeting

November 15

DATE Change!

Due to the forecast of inclement weather for this Monday - cold, rain, snow accumulation up to 1" - we will plan to meet on Thursday, Nov. 15th at 6:30 when it's supposed to be sunny & 50 degrees.  Have confirmed hall availability w/ Kelly & gotten approval by committee and officers (Carol will be out-of-town, but we will have minutes), so please help spread the word.   Margie will try to get announcements made at both masses.

 Thanks to everyone for accommodating this change, just in case.  Take care - see you soon!


- Catholic Daughters meeting on Monday November 12th will begin with recitation of the rosary at 6:30pm, followed by our regular business meeting. Committee members are Gina, Matilda, Doris, Kaitlyn, Carolyn and Della. CDA has been asked to participate in the Fairview Christmas project again this year - suggested items to donate include body lotions, perfumes & colognes, jewelry, socks, stuffed animals, key chains, flashlights, knick knacks, etc. Please bring your items to the November meeting and we will get them to Kim Dorsey @ Fairview. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

Lector Workshop:

November 17 - An opportunity for those new to the ministry of lector and to rejuvenate the work of veterans, Sister Carolyn McWatters, RSM will share her passion for proclaiming the Word of God. This workshop is for ALL lectors –those interested in becoming a lector, novice lectors or the well-seasoned reader. Please register now for this workshop, Saturday, November 17, 2018 at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Church, 1550 Main Street, Mt. Vernon, IL, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided. To register contact the Office of Worship at 722 -5040 or jmarkfort@diobelle.org.

St. Mary Magdalen Church - Todds Mill

November 18 - St. Mary Magdalen Church in Todds Mill is hosting a Chicken & Dumpling dinner on Sunday, November 18th from 11 am - 2 pm. 5047 Todds Mill Road, Pinckneyville. Raffle and Carry outs available.

W. I. N. E.

November 19 - There was some interest from the recent parish survey regarding W. I. N. E. - Women In the New Evangelization. In response to that, there will be an Informational Meeting to explain and discuss this inspiring ministry for women of all ages. The meeting will be held Monday, November 19th at 7:00 pm in Haffner Hall. This is an informational meeting only. Come see what it’s all about: Bring a friend or relative with you!


Calling all juniors and seniors in high school: TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekends: January 19-21, 2019 at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, IL, and February 16-18, 2019 at Sacred Heart School in Du Quoin, IL. Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a three-day Catholic retreat for the young adults of Southern Illinois. It's a place for older teens and young adults to reflect- through talks, skits, art, music, sacraments, fellowship and fun - on where they are in life and where they're going, where God fits in, where their faith is leading them, and how they can live their faith with love, joy and courage. TEC is also open to adult observers (18+). To learn more and/or to apply visit: www.bellevilletec.org

If you know someone who can no longer attend mass, is sick, or homebound but who would like a visit or to receive Communion, please contact Kelly at the rectory office by calling 542-3423, or sending an email to sacredheartduquoin@gmail.com. And if you would like to help by visiting some of those that are homebound, please contact the office also. Together we can celebrate the Year of Mercy!

This years Community Thanksgiving Service will be held at the Du Quoin First Baptist Church on Sunday, November 18th at 7:00 pm. Please join our fellow community Christians to sing and give thanks to God!

November 10th - St. Bruno 13th Annual Dinner and Auction
November 17th - Sacred Heart Craft Vendor Fair
November 18th - Community Thanksgiving Service

St. Bruno Catholic School News 

Learn more about St. Bruno Catholic School
on the web at http://stbrunoschool.com
r on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stbrunoschool/

Upcoming Dates

Nov 10 - 13th Annual Dinner and Auction
Nov 12—No School
Nov 21-25—Thanksgiving Break

St. Bruno School
13th Annual Dinner and Auction
"Havana Nights"

St. Bruno Catholic School's 13th Annual Dinner and Auction is on November 10, 2018 at the Columbian Club. Every year, this event attracts approximately 300 attendees from throughout our area, and the proceeds help the schools doors stay open by offsetting operating expenses and by funding projects and costs that the school's budget cannot cover. STB and its students need this event and the support of its generous donors.

Planning is underway for St. Bruno School 12th Annual Dinner & Auction to take place on Nov 10. The Dinner and Auction features both a silent and live auction. We are looking for amazing items to share with our attendees. Do you have an item or baked good you could donate for the silent auction? Or perhaps a condo stay, sports ticket package, or large item you could donate to the live auction? Unique items that highlight you and your business are always appreciated, and your donation will receive recognition in the auction program. Gift certificates, gift baskets, and fun experiences also are great ways to showcase your business. If you have an idea, we would love to help you bring it to life. Questions? Please contact Kristy Meagher at Meagherk@live.com / 618-571-1008, the school or any St. Bruno parent to donate. Every donation, big or small is appreciated!!!


St. Bruno School students are now selling 2019 Gun of the Month tickets.. They are $20 for a chance to win the gun of the month or $400 every month in 2019. Get yours from any St. Bruno student before the first drawing in January!

FREE ways to earn funds for St. Bruno School:

Perry County Market Place Receipts

St. Bruno School is participating in the Perry County Market Place Apples for the Students program! All you need to do is save your Perry County Market Place receipts and drop them in the container in the church vestibule, send them to the school or give to any St. Bruno student.

These funds allow us to purchase PE and sports equipment and school and office supplies. Thank you! This program runs Sept 1, 2018 —March 2, 2019

Box Tops for Education—
Please place your box tops in the container in the church vestibule. Those little tops add up to big amounts! School goal is $1,000.


This is an app for your smartphone that rewards you with ‘points’ or a sweepstakes entry based on your submission via a picture on your camera of receipts from your everyday purchases. Search ‘Shoparoo’ in your app store and select St. Bruno Catholic School Pinckneyville when setting up. See any St. Bruno parent if you have questions!

Purchase Scrip—

Scrip is simply gift cards. Need a gift card— contact a St. Bruno parent, call the school, or purchase one after mass at St. Bruno. The school buys the gift cards at a discount and then sells them to you for full price— thereby making a profit. Easy! You don’t have to purchase anything extra! If you would like a list of instock gift cards or want to learn more about how to set up a Shop with Scrip online account, see Jennifer Poiter or call the school.

Did You Know?

Established in 1887, St. Bruno School is the oldest school in our Diocese.
Please continue to pray for the growth and longevity of our school.

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 8:30
at St. Bruno Church
for Mass with our students!

Respect Life Corner

Veteran’s Day: Each year on November 11, we observe Veterans Day and remember all those who have served our country in times of war. Among those veterans are our military chaplains. Five military chaplains, all of them Catholics, have received the Medal of Honor since the Civil War. Two of them are on the path to sainthood as their stories of bravery have touched people the world over. Their example inspires a new generation of men to be chaplains as well.

Learn. Act. Connect. Pray: Take time today to reach out and thank any Veterans that you may have in your life. Ask them about their service and listen to their stories. Remember the men and women that have chosen to serve our country during times of war in prayer. Here is a prayer for deceased Veterans; O God, by whose mercy the faithful departed find rest, look kindly on your departed veterans who gave their lives in the service of their country. Grant that through the passion, death, and resurrection of your Son they may share in the joy of your heavenly kingdom and rejoice in you with your saints forever. We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Televised Sunday Mass

A 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/


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. 2017 Parish Council Members: Rose Alongi, Gary Brock, Jeremy Cornett, Don Harsy, Tony Jones, Joe Lane, Debbie Olinger, Allen Reaves.

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.

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
Coach Allen Martin
  - Youth Minister 
Sacred Heart

Parish Contact Information
for both Churches

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

Immac. Conc. Hall rental. - 618-496-5867
Parish Council President - 618-559-1078 

Webmaster: Suzanne McCrary


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!