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

February 17, 2019


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.

Total Love or Nothing

In his homily at the canonization of Arch Bishop Oscar Romero, Pope Francis said, “Jesus is radical. He gives all and he asks all: he gives a love that is total and asks for an undivided heart. Even today he gives himself to us as the living bread; can we give him crumbs in exchange? We cannot respond to him, who made himself our servant even going to the cross for us, only by observing some of the commandments. We cannot give him, who offers us eternal life, some odd moment of time. Jesus is not content with a ‘percentage of love’: we cannot love him twenty or fifty or sixty percent. It is either all or nothing.”


Congratulations! Welcome to the Kingdom! Rejoice and leap for joy! Sounds a little like Easter, doesn’t it? Well, in a very real way, it is. This Sunday, the scriptures remind us that we are blessed and beloved, especially when we have difficulties and don’t feel especially blessed. Jesus reminds us that God blesses us in our trials, so we should trust in the saving power of God. We are raised from the dead, as it were, each time we arise from our hardships. The ultimate proof of all of this is our new life in Christ, who died so that we could be free of sin, and was raised from the dead so that we might all have new life. Wouldn’t that be something? A new life, in which poverty is riches and sadness is transformed into lightness of spirit? It’s a topsy- turvy world, isn’t it? Do you feel blessed today?

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A Scriptural Walk Through the Mass

For Catholics, the Mass is entirely familiar, but often not well understood. Scripture scholar and well-known author Dr. Edward Sri takes listeners on a journey through the sacred liturgy that is sure to help Catholics experience the Mass more fully as the most powerful and important prayer of the Church. Dr. Sri examines the historical and biblical roots of the words, prayers, actions, and gestures contained within the Mass in order to arrive at a deeper understanding of their significance.

CDs are located in the vestibule. Kindly donate $4 each, or make checks payable to the parish. Please consider sharing your CD once you’ve listened to it!”

How can I change the way I live my life in accordance with the Beatitudes? What can I do to receive the blessings of God and to help others receive those blessings as well?

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.

Diocese of Belleville Press Release on Illinois Attorney General Investigation of the Catholic Church

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How To Be A Saint
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USHERS for the Month of February:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Gary Brock, Harold Caleron, Mike Krisfaluzy Allen Reaves

Sunday, 8:30 AM: Betty Eastman, Don Harsy, Joe Lane, David Martin

Saturday, February 16

Gift Bearers: Kathy O’Rourke family
Servers: Guy Alongi & Owen Cornett
Lector: Doris Rottschalk
Extraordinary Ministers: Ron Mann, Pete Riggio, Kelly Paxton, Donna Mann©

Sunday, February 17 

Gift Bearers: Elizabeth Benson family
Servers: Tim Cobin & Jesus Sanchez
Lector: Allen Martin
Extraordinary Ministers: Tony Kellerman; Mary Beth Lane, Chris Kelley; Margie Born©

Mass & Intentions
Sacred Heart

Saturday, February 16 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession
5:00 pm Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • John Jones by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones

Sunday, February 17

Confirmandi Commitment Mass
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Dodie Holmes (healing) by Betty & Brenda
  • John Alongi

Monday, February 18 – Weekday
6:45 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Msgr. Thomas Miller by The Parish

Tuesday, February 19 – Weekday
6:30 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Irene Sherman by Sam & Pam Loiacono

Wednesday, February 20 – Weekday
5:30 pm Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones
  • John Jones by Tony & Tess Jones

Thursday, February 21 – Weekday
Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

6:45 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Emerencia Calderon by Betty & Brenda

Friday, February 22 – Weekday
8:00 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Ruth Beard by Joe & Rita Riggio

Saturday, February 23 – Weekday
Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr

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

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Jean Crews by His Family

Sunday, February 24

8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Ruth Beard by Betty & Brenda

Weekly Happenings
Sacred Heart

Saturday, February 9

Saturday, February 16
TEC at Sacred Heart

Sunday, February 17
Confirmandi Commitment Mass
TEC at Sacred Heart
4:30 pm TEC Reunion mass at Sacred Heart

Monday, February 18
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall TEC at Sacred Heart

Tuesday, February 19
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
12:15 pm St. Mother Teresa Cursillo meeting at hall
5:30 pm Parish Council meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, February 20
7 am – 8 pm Eucharistic Adoration
8:30 am School mass at St. Bruno – Fr. Joseph
6 pm PSR teachers meeting at school

Thursday, February 21
6:00 pm Choir practice
6:30 pm RCIA

Friday, February 22

Saturday, February 23
8:00 am HALOM Men’s Cursillo meeting at Haffner Hall

Sunday, February 24


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.  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 learn more about this program, please contact the parish office or visit www.catholicgiftannuity.org.

4.  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)

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!

Mass & Intentions
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, February 16 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession
5:00 pm Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • John Jones by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones

Sunday, February 17

10:00 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Helen Malanoski
  • Kenneth Valentine by Ron & Diane Valentine

Monday, February 18 – Weekday

Tuesday, February 19 – Weekday

Wednesday, February 20 – Weekday
7 am – 8 pm Eucharistic Adoration
5:30 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Janet Sims by Betty & Brenda

Thursday, February 21 – Weekday
Saint Peter Damian, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

6:00 pm Parish Council & Finance Committee meeting

Friday, February 22 – Weekday

Saturday, February 23 – Weekday
Saint Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr

4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession at Sacred Heart

Sunday, February 24 – Weekday
10:00 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Ruth Beard by The Kujawa Family

Immaculate Conception

Sunday, February 24

Extraordinary Ministers: Mary Nippe; Janet Harris; Kathy Rulevish
Lector: Gary Reidelberger
Sweet Treats: Diana Majewski


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

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

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

The annual Immaculate Conception Church All You Can Eat Pancake & Sausage Breakfast will be Sunday, March 17th from 7:00 am – noon at the parish hall. Breakfast includes: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs & Beverage. Adults $8, Children 4 – 12 $5, 3 yrs. and under are free. There will be a raffle and a 50/50 also.

Raffle Prizes needed…

Immaculate Conception Sausage & Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 17th at the parish hall. We will be having a small raffle that day. If you have any prizes you wish to donate, please contact Janet Harris or drop off at the parish office on Thursdays between 8:30 am and 2:00 pm.

Please Pray For . . .

Sympathy is extended to the family of
John R. Alongi
who passed away February 9th
May he rest in peace.
Please keep his wife Betty and his family in your prayers

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:

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

Sick: Josh Ritter, Sally Fontana, Linda Meyer, Amanda Evans, Karl Mohr, James Feger, John Croessman, Adelyn Jones, Carl Campanella, Don Polczynski, Tammy Holford, Dodie Holmes, Shirley Cucchi, Juanita Ray, Loretta Schneider, Elliot Tullis, Jim Standley, Sue Peterman, Norma Martin, John Dale, Helen Kabat Young, Steve Richardson, Jerry Harsy, Chris Hutson, Rhonda Helsley, Sondra Kuberski, Stephen Piotrowski, Crystal Hurt, Leonard Rice, Jim Getzie, Amanda Harris, Betty Moss, Vivian Hodgeman, Betty, Kristy Carter, Ann Huff, Betty Nix, Aaron Sims, Austin Harris, Steve Baker, Joyce Kujawa, Mary Riggio, Bob Stewart, Bob Cook, Laura Porter, Renee Juarez, Linda Conover. Names will remain in bulletin for 1 month.

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.

Groups News:

The Adult Faith Formation Class will hold its final session on Bishop Robert Barron’s program on the Mass. Due to bad weather, it was decided to postpone this last session so more could enjoy what may be the most important session dealing with the Mass. Wednesday, February 13th after the 5:30 Mass, the class will study the importance of the Eucharist in this session entitled, “The Real Presence Creates Communion.” You do not need to have attended the other sessions to participate in this one. Everyone is welcome.

PSR & Youth News . . . 

We had a grad day at the last PSR class on February 2nd. There is so much to get ready for! The Confirmation class has been busy with saint reports and getting all their service hours fulfilled. They will be attending their retreat on Sunday, February 17th, and they will be enjoying dinner with Fr. Joseph on February 28th. Confirmation is Friday, April 26th 6:00 pm at St. Bruno Church. First Communion is Sunday, April 28th at the 8:30 am mass. There will be a reception in Haffner Hall for all the kids receiving these sacraments.

Our next PSR class is March 2nd. The kids and youth are doing a great job at our monthly Youth mass!

News For This Week:

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Good-attitudes and bad-attitudes. Jesus speaks the same words to kinsfolk, town folk, and foreigners alike: four blesseds and four woes. The blessed are those in need of works of mercy. So are we. The woeful are those who need to do mercy works. Note well: they are not cursed; they are reminded.T

  • Let me review the works of mercy.
  • Even if I think I have only a little, what can I give and do for another?
  • What will I let someone do for me.

Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry 
Give drink to the thirsty 
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit the prisoners
Bury the dead
Give alms to the poor
Caring for our Common Home

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Counseling the doubtful
Instructing the ignorant Admonishing the sinner
Comforting the sorrowful
Forgiving injuries
Bearing wrongs patiently
Praying for the living and the dead Caring for our Common Home

Calling all Cantors & Musicians ….

Would you like to Cantor at mass? A Cantor is the person who helps lead responses or prayers and encourages others to join along during the mass. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the parish office at 542-3423. Any musicians interested in playing music please contact office also.

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.

Parish Rosary Program

The Parish Rosary Program has inspired many people to pray the rosary on a regular basis who would not otherwise do so. There is not better way to say “Yes” to Blessed Mother. For more information visit parishprojects.com or email phirzel2003@yahoo.com.

“Christ be our Light:
Out of Darkness into God’s Marvelous Light.”

This is the 2019 theme for King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center. If you have been thinking about a retreat or a place where you can find an atmosphere of prayer and renewal, this is where you can find it! A retreat provides time away form our busy lives to pray, rest and reflect on our relationship with God. Visit www.KingsRetreatCenter.org or check out the brochure in the vestibule.

Knights of Columbus Sausage Sale

Taking Orders Now! The Knights of Columbus will again have their Annual Sausage Sale. They will be selling whole hog sausage at $4 a pound. This year they will also be selling bacon at 2 pounds for $12. The delivery date will be March 14th. To order by phone you can call Al Martin at 534-5227 or Tom Murray at 318-0080. Proceeds from the sale will again help with charitable goals.

Catholic Urban Programs Trivia Night

February 16 – Make plans now to attend Catholic Urban Programs’Trivia Night:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Catholic Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Building 6
Belleville, Illinois 62221
Doors Open-5 p.m. Trivia Starts-6:00 p.m.

$15 per person (Table of 8-$120)
Bring Your Own Food and Drinks
Silent Auction-Wheelbarrow of Booze-50/50 Raffle-Points for Best Table Decorations
Register online – www.catholicurbanprograms.org/cup Questions call 618-398-5616

February 16-18 – 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

St. Charles CDA 60th Anniversary Celebration

February 24 – St. Charles Catholic Daughters of America will be celebrating our 60th anniversary on Sunday, February 24 with the 8:00am Mass at St. Charles. All members are asked to wear purple on that day. The celebration will continue at the White House in DuBois where we will meet at 11:00 am for lunch. This is for members only! Each member is responsible for paying for her own meal. To register for the lunch, call Ellen at 618-967- 9353 or Judy at 618-214-7209. Please do so by February 18. Catholic Daughters of America will have our next meeting on Monday, February 18 at 7:00pm at St. Charles.

Newman Auxiliary – Quilt & Cash Bingo

February 24 – The Newman Auxiliary is having a Quilt & Cash Social Bingo on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Red Bud, IL. Lunch begins at 11 am and Bingo starts at 1:00 pm. Win quilts, cash gift baskets, and door prizes. All proceeds help support the Newman Catholic Student Center at SIU-Carbondale.

Do you like to
POLKA dance??

March 29 & 30 – Mollie B – Friday, March 29, 2019 from 7 – 11, doors open at 5 pm. Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 2 – 6 pm, doors open at noon. Price is $15 per person. Food and drinks available – No carry ins of food or drinks allowed.


March 30 – Four habits that will transform your life. What are your habits? Are they helping you become the-best-version-of-yourself or some second-rate-version-of-yourself? Our lives change when our habits change. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, this half-day event will introduce you to four simple habits that will help you reach your full potential. St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysboro -March 30th – 9 am – 1 pm. Tickets: $25 Purchase your tickets at DynamicCatholic.com or call 859-980-7900.

Sacred Heart Spring Quarter Auction and Meal

May 4th – Food served from 4pm-7pm Auction starts at 7pm
Vendors and crafts will be set up in the gym from 5pm until auction ends. Discount on advance paddle sales! Get your lucky number ahead of time. We are in need of workers and donations/donation baskets for the auction. The vendors will also be donating items. Please contact Elizabeth at 318-9385 if you’d like to donate or help in any way.

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/

March 1st – Mark your calendars!

First Lent Fish Fry at Haffner HallWorkers needed for fish fries. Call Patty Reaves (H)542-6895 or (Cell)357-1321 or Theresa Swain (775)934-6366 to get added to schedule.

Contribution Statements

Anyone who would like a copy of their End of Year Contribution statements (Sacred Heart or Immaculate Conception) for the year of 2018, please contact Kelly at the office by phone 542-3423, or by email at: sacredheartduquoin@gmail.com

The Messenger Newspaper

February is Catholic Press Month. Our diocese has much to celebrate during that month thanks to our vibrant diocesan newspaper, The Messenger.

Our diocesan newspaper is very helpful in communicating the life of our parishes, schools and Catholic organizations as well as sharing the teaching of our faith, and the mission of our diocese.

The Messenger’s content is important and cannot be found in secular publications. To continue that important work, I ask you to subscribe today to The Messenger. If you are already a subscriber, please renew your subscription.

Subscription rates are still a low $25 for an entire year of inspiring stories, features, and commentary — all provided in the context of the Catholic Faith we share throughout our 28-county diocese and beyond.

You can receive The Messenger in whatever format you prefer — in digital form viewable on any computer, smartphone, tablet or e-reader or in the traditional newspaper format. To subscribe, please return The Messenger subscription envelope either by mail or in your parish collection basket. Thank you for your subscription and for assisting me in communicating the Good News of Jesus Christ our Lord through The Messenger.

St. Bruno
Catholic School
News www.stbrunoschool.com

Upcoming Dates

2/18/19 No School – Presidents Day
03/01/19—Kindergarten Come & See Day
03/02/19—Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event
03/14/19—Open House

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 at St. Bruno Church for Mass with our students! You will enjoy their singing and participation!

Kindergarten Come & See Day March 1 8:30-11:00
Come see our fantastic Kindergarten program.

You will be welcomed into our large St. Bruno Family, get to witness our enriched curriculum, and see how our children are deepening their faith and building a strong foundation for their future.

Call the school at 357-8276 or email Mrs. Goldman at brittany.goldman@stbrunoschool.com to sign up. We will be scheduling kindergarten screenings during the afternoon.

I am interested in Catholic Education. How can I learn more?

St. Bruno Catholic School will offer an open house on March 14 for all grade levels. Come tour our school and view student projects. School board members and staff will be present to give tours and answer any questions you may have. For more information please contact Mrs. Goldman at 618-357-8276 or Jennifer Poiter at 618-318-5023.

Thank you to the Du Quoin Knights of Columbus for their continued support of the StB School DQ Bus.

Perry County Marketplace Receipts

St. Bruno School is participating in the Perry County Marketplace Apples for the Students program! All you need to do is save your Perry County Marketplace 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 until March 2, 2019

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

Respect Life Corner:

Biblical Notion of Justice: Whether in the Old or New Testament, the sense of justice is present. The commands of God and the actions of Jesus work hand in hand to show that caring for the outcast and the poor are key actions to uphold justice for all. John puts it best that the Gospel of Justice is simply to love one another as Christ has loved us! (1 John 23:-24)

Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: How does this challenge you? How can you join with others to take concrete steps – big or small – to help build a society of justice? Visit Catholic Relief Services (CRS) www.crs.org to learn how college students are living out the call. Loving God, Father of all people, help sensitize us to the suffering of others so that we can overcome indifference and build up a civilization of love and justice.

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!

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

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

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

– Suzanne McCrary


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.


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!