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SACRED HEART AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

REOPENING

As we begin the opening of our churches for the celebration of mass the weekend of June 6th & 7th, here are a few items to be aware of.

  • 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.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.

September 20

“Seek the Lord while He is Near”

God is “gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness…good to all and compassionate toward all his works” (Ps 145:2-3). He seeks His children who are lost in the darkness of sin and the power of death and leads them to the more joyful paths of love and life that Jesus Christ offers us in the exaltation of the cross of new life. Today is the opportune time to seek the Lord. There is no reason to delay the dedication of our lives to follow without compromise the way that Jesus has revealed to us by the manner of His humility and obedience to the will of the Father. God speaks to us when we are told “Today, if you hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Heb 3:15). Today is the time to look to the exalted cross with the eyes of faith, to partake at the table of mercy with the heart of love, and to wait in hope for the redemption of souls in the Kingdom of heaven.

Life on earth as we know it is passing away so fast. For this reason, we must actively “remember our last days…remember death (Sir 28: 6) and begin to reorganize our lives to conform to life as God knows and orders it. Our work on earth is to “seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near” (Is 55:6-9). We cannot afford to lose this golden and glorious opportunity to reconcile with God and be counted among His beloved and faithful servants, people close to His heart.

Even though, due to our ignorance of sin, we seem to choose again and again an immediate and passing pleasure of this world, we can still “turn to the Lord for mercy; to our God, who is generous in forgiving” (Is 55: 6-9). But we must act today and without delay, for we do not know when the Lord will call us to give an account of how we had made use of the gifts and treasures of life that He gave us in love.

We are pilgrim people on earth who are walking toward the realization of the reward of eternal life. How are we to conduct ourselves as we journey towards the Kingdom of heaven? You must not become “idle” (Mt 20:1-16); you must be busy with the things of God, you must, “only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Phil 1:20-24, 27). We must become hands of love, fingers of mercy and hearts of kindness and compassion for the Lord is our “rock” and “redemption” (Ps 78). 

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

~ THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
September 20, 2020

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

“You were in front of me; but I had gone away from myself and did not find myself, much less find You.” Whoever does not find himself does not find God, because God is in the depths of each one of us.

Saint Augustine

CSMA UPDATE:

Due to the Coronavirus affecting families, a lot of people are suffering. Both of our parishes are not even close to reaching our goals while other surrounding parishes have met and even exceeded their goals. Sacred Heart is at $6,524 of our $10,113 goal and Immaculate Conception is at $926.04 of our $2,299 goal.

There are only three months left in this year’s CSMA Campaign to reach our goal. Any gift, however small, will help those in need.

You can place your donation in the collection basket or mail to the church.

Management Unfair

Notice any difference between the attitude of Paul in the second reading and that of the workers in the Matthew’s Gospel? The workers grumble because the latecomers got the same pay as those who worked all day. Paul has worked for the Lord for years, yet he thinks it is better to keep working than to claim his reward of eternal life.

The workers grumbled because the landowner gave the same wages to the ones who only worked for an hour. (You can imagine the picket signs: Vinedressers Local on Strike: Management Unfair!) Sometimes we see this parable as an explanation for why sinners who repent on their deathbed can get to heaven. But Matthew was more likely referring to the Jews who had served God for centuries and now see newcomer Gentiles claiming equality in the church. They were complaining about God’s generosity in reaching out to all peoples, not just the chosen few. God’s generosity is the real point. Those who realize how blessed they are in being called to do God’s work have no problem sharing that blessing with others. When we see how much God loves us, we naturally want to respond with love and service of our own. That is what the grumblers, both in the parable and in Matthew’s church, were missing.

Contrast that with Paul, who loves the Philippians so much that he is willing to put off his heavenly reward if he can help any more people come to Christ. Paul is more interested in their welfare than in his own reward. That is the attitude that Jesus hopes for in all his disciples. We can love him so much that we can’t help but share that love with those around us. We can be so grateful for what he has done for us that we will suffer anything with joy. We can care more about bringing Jesus to others than we do about our own comfort or even our lives. We can do this because we know the Lord’s ways are not fair–they are more generous than we can imagine!

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

MASS & INTENTIONS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, September 19 – Weekday
Saint Januarius, Bishop, Martyr

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

  • Earl Pierce by Ruth Pierce
  • Mimi Alongi by Dorothy & Family

Sunday, September 20
TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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

  • John & Loretta Schneider by Anton, Re, & Renee

Monday, September 21 – Weekday
SAINT MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

6:45 am Mass at Haffner Hall

  • Wilbur Hemmer by The Parish Family
  • Margaret Kern by The Parish Family
  • Deacon Michael Rowland

Tuesday, September 22 – Weekday
6:30 am Mass at Haffner Hall

  • Scott Isom by Michael & Connie Martin

Wednesday, September 23 – Weekday
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

5:30 pm Mass at Haffner Hall

  • Jeannie Davison by Diane Davison Green

Thursday, September 24 – Weekday
6:45 am Mass at Haffner Hall

  • Norma Martin by Kenny & Kathy Scaglione

Friday, September 25 – Weekday
8:00 am Mass at Haffner Hall

Saturday, September 26 – Weekday
Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

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

Sunday, September 27
TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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

  • Scott Isom by Jo Reece & Donna Hannon

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of September

Saturday, 5:00 PM:

Sunday, 8:30 AM:

Saturday, September 26

Gift Bearers: 
Servers: 
Lector: Lisa Mohr
Extraordinary Ministers: Kathy Krisfaluzy & Lisa Mohr

Sunday, September 27

Gift Bearers:
Servers: 
Lector: Steve Marek
Extraordinary Ministers: Donna Mann & Cara Alongi

Saturday, September 19
Second Collection – CSMA Catechetical Sunday

Sunday, September 20
Second Collection – CSMA Catechetical Sunday

Monday, September 21
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, September 22
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
5:30 pm Parish Council at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, September 23
8:30 am St. Bruno Student mass at Fr. Joseph

Thursday, September 24
7:00 pm Choir practice

Friday, September 25

Saturday, September 26
Second Collection – Retired Diocesan Priest 8:00 am HALOM & Tree of Life meeting

Sunday, September 27
Second Collection – Retired Diocesan Priest Priest Appreciation Day

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, September 19 – Weekday
Saint Januarius, Bishop, Martyr

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

Sunday, September 20
TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Second Collection – CSMA
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Parish Family

Monday, September 21 – Weekday
SAINT MATTHEW, APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

Tuesday, September 22 – Weekday

Wednesday, September 23 – Weekday
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

Thursday, September 24 – Weekday
6:00 pm Parish/Finance Council meeting at rectory

Friday, September 25 – Weekday

Saturday, September 26 – Weekday
Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs

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

Sunday, September 27
TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Second Collection – Retired Diocesan Priest
10:00 am Mass Intention

* Priest Appreciation Sunday

Immaculate Conception
Quilt Bingo & Raffle

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, our parish Annual Quilt Bingo and Raffle will be cancelled. We will still have our raffle on that day, so please do your part and help us anyway you can with purchasing or selling of tickets. We appreciate it! Our drawing will be on October 18th after the 10 am mass. Thank You!!

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, September 27

Extraordinary Ministers: 
Lector:  Krista Piotrowski
Sweet Treats: Caroline Hiller

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

KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP

The Du Bois Knights of Columbus scholarship applications can be picked up at the entrances of the church or at the Knight’s of Columbus hall during business hours.

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, Marilyn Furlow, Dorothy Alongi, Charlene Chitwood, Brynlee Brewer, Jeff Spencer, Emily Colin Williams, Louise Kabat, Linda Doerr, Carolyn Knight, Molly Elizabeth Kern, Sue Peterman, Bob Stewart, Anna Roberts, Shannon Hirsh, Lois Tennison, Wayne Harris, Wanda Schleper, Ronnie Elder, Sharon Knapp, Bob & Alene Dowling, Jake Patterson, Todd Swallows, Jerry Riggio, Reathal Beard.

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, 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.

Sympathy is extended to
the Families of Ron Porter and Karen Wolfe
On the passing of their father
Raymond Porter
May he rest in peace.

Please keep his family in your prayers

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 teachers needed…

PSR Classes Begin!
PSR classes got off to a great start on Wednesday, September 2nd with 26 excited students and 6 teachers! Three of the teachers are new and the kid’s loved meeting them!! Our next class is this Wednesday, September 16th 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.



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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Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Times
How Things Work in the Kingdom of Heaven.

This parable about kingdom living may rile us up. God is as generous to the late-comers to kingdom work as to those who labored longer and, perhaps, harder. Really? It is true. God is so generous, so loving, so good – with ways above our ways and thoughts above our thoughts (reread Isaiah).

• What work will I do to help bring on the Kingdom of Heaven?

• How will I pour myself into Christian living without grumbling?

• How can I be generous to a fault like God this week?

AMERICA NEEDS FATIMA!

October 10 – As Our Lady’s warnings at Fatima continue to unfold, let us all turn to a very simple solution that gets results. Let us each resolve to follow our loving Mother’s plan for peace. Let us all pray the rosary!

Join us in praying the rosary at the Fatima statue between Sacred Heart Church and rectory on Saturday, October 10th. For more information please call Margie Born at 542-3668 or 318-2332.

Keep The Faith Growing

The Sacred Heart Capital Campaign (Keep The Faith Growing) aims to raise $200,000! As of now we have received $141,134 of the pledged amount. Thank you for your generosity.

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Sales

The Knights of Columbus will again be selling tootsie rolls. The proceeds will go to benefit those with special needs throughout our area. For safety purposes the Knights will be selling tootsie rolls in pack- aged boxes containing 50 bars. We are asking a donation of $20 per box. If you would like to donate and pur- chase these bars, please call Al Martin at 534-5227 or Paul Martin at 924-3595.

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.

The first St. Andrew Dinner will be Sunday, September 27th, at Gibault Catholic High School beginning at 4:00 PM. The afternoon includes supper and input from a recently ordained priest, Fr. Nick Fleming, followed by Q&A about the life of a Catholic Priest. If you are interested in attending, 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.

Fall 40 Days for Life
These mothers need you. Please consider
committing an hour of your time…

We are in need of prayer volunteers. Please call us at (314) 827-4039 if you can help us fill in a gap. Fall 40 Days for Life starts in just three weeks!

We couldn’t be more excited to kick off this season of prayer and celebration of life, but we need your help to do it! Whether you are the leader of your church Pro-Life group or an individual who would like to pray independently, we have a lot of opportunities for you to get involved.

2020 PONTIFICIAL GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Holy Land Collection, which was originally scheduled for Good Friday, April 10, but has been rescheduled for this weekend due to COVID19. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education to our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. The collection also helps preserve the sacred shrines. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians there. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Holy Land Collection also provides humanitarian aid to refugees. When you contribute to the collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. Please be generous!

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

 

Seeking Applications
for Position of Catholic School Principal

St. Mary Catholic School in Centralia, IL, is currently seeking applications for the position of Principal. The position is presently open, and a start date will be determined.

St. Mary Catholic School is a Pre-K thru 8 -grade school comprised of students from the local and neighboring communities. St. Mary Catholic School provides an exceptional academic and faith formation program. The Principal provides academic leadership in delivering a technologically integrated curriculum, staff development, and faith formation. The Principal will work closely with the Pastor of St. Mary Parish and the School Board to enhance the school both academically and spiritually.

Applicants must be practicing Catholic in good standing, possess a master’s degree in School Administration or be willing to obtain said degree, within a designated timeframe, and have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience in a classroom setting. This is a full time, 12-month position that offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Please mail or email a cover letter and resume complete with five professional references to:
Reverend Steven M. Pautler
St. Mary Catholic Parish

424 E. Broadway
Centralia. IL 62801
Email: fr.steve@stmarycentralia.org

Diocesan School Nurse

The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a temporary part-time School Nurse for the Office of Education which is part of the Department of Faith Formation. This position supports parish and diocesan schools with Covid-19 related matters specifically associated with data records through Minehealth. The School Nurse acts as a liaison between Miinehealth, Superintendent of Schools, principals, parents, county health departments, and where applicable family physicians to ensure the health and safety of the students. The School Nurse maintains accurate records through the Miinehealth app.

Essential qualifications include a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in nursing and licensed as a registered professional nurse in Illinois. Prior experience as a school nurse preferred. Strong communication skills and the ability to articulate with target audience as well as the ability to prepare and present accurate and concise reports. Practicing Catholic preferred with thorough knowledge and understanding of Catholic teachings, practices, and organizational structure.

To apply send cover letter with resume and preferred salary range to Human Resources, Diocese of Belleville, 222 S. 3rd St., Belleville, IL. 62220. FAX to 618 -722-5020; email to humanresources@diobelle.org. Application deadline: September 16, 2020.

PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY is Sept. 27th. To celebrate the ministry of priests in our diocese, The Messenger invites parishioners to submit a comment on how priests affect their spiritual & personal lives or the parish community; to be published in the September 17th issue. Please send comments to: messenger@diobelle.org. These comments are no charge. Deadline 5pm Tue, Sept. 8.

For Priest Appreciation PAID advertisements contact Eric at The Messenger, 722-5047 or advertising@bellevillemessenger.org.

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!

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Respect Life Corner:

“Conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ”—In the Second Reading from a Letter of St. Paul to the Philippians (1:27a), Paul is writing from prison where the possibility of his death prompts these introspective writings. Paul’s trust in Christ is unshakeable, he is ready to live or die in His name. He realizes though, that it is better for those who live in the city of Philippi if he continues to live and preach the Gospel of Life as the example to follow. He is subtly reminding them not to only follow the laws of the Greek city, but to follow the laws of Christ that will lead to heaven. The Gospel is their standard of life.

Learn, Act, Connect and Pray – Just because something is legal, does not make it moral. Take for example abortion and how available on demand it is in our state. Connect with organizations, such as Coalition for Life in Fairview Heights, Il and other organizations to stand for life. Respect Life Month is coming up next month, watch for many ways to participate in supporting life in our diocese!

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!