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

~ SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT ~
March 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.”

Have Faith

The story of the Transfiguration of Jesus in the Luke’s Gospel this week is similar to the ones in Matthew and Mark. One difference I noticed in Luke’s version is that Jesus does not tell the three disciples to keep it secret. It seems they decided on their own not to tell anyone. Maybe Luke knew that Jesus had asked them to keep quiet, but wanted to show that the disciples were not about to tell what they had seen and heard. Why not?

One reason may be that the experience was so personal and overwhelming that they didn’t have the words to express it fully. All three Gospels mention white clothing and Matthew says that Jesus’ face shone like the sun (17:2). Perhaps they could not look at Jesus directly without hurting their eyes. It brings to mind the Old Testament idea that if you looked at the face of God, you would die. So the disciples may not have wanted to talk about what they could not understand.

The other reason may be what they heard. While Matthew and Mark just say that Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah, Luke is more specific: They “spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem” (9:31). Jesus had just said that he would suffer, die, and be raised from the dead in Luke 9:22. It was bad enough that Jesus was telling them this. They probably hoped he was just telling them the worst that could happen, not what really would happen. So hearing it from Moses and Elijah as well as from Jesus was too much for them.

This is where we come in. The apostles were afraid to face the coming passion and death of Jesus. I think we are like them in that we suffer more in anticipating what would hurt us than we do going through it. Our fears are often worse than the reality. That is where faith can help. In faith, we hear Jesus tell us not to fear, as he often told his disciples. We know that Jesus suffered on the cross, so he knows what suffering is. And faith tells us that he is with us even when thesuffering is the result of our own sins. After all, he himself suffered because of our sins. So have faith!

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Proofs for the Existence of God

Today, it is more important than ever to understand how the voice of science and our ordered universe clearly testify to the existence of an all-powerful God. In this informative talk, Fr. Robert Spitzer – an expert in physics, philosophy, and theology – explains how modern scientific findings and recent medical studies support what is clearly understood through Christian Faith.

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 be a witness to God’s grace in my life?

The Catholic Church and New House Bills Expanding Abortion Rights

Download This Week’s Bulletin


Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero
Diocesan Audio Visual Library
From the Desk of Fr. Joseph
From the Desk of Bishop Braxton
From the Desk of Pope Francis
Growing in Faith Newsletter
Memorial Brick Order Form
How To Be A Saint
Parish Center Agreement
Parishioners Serving Schedule – March
Plans For Parish Restructuring Docs
PSR- Registration
YouTube Vatican Channel 


Sacred Heart news on Facebook

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of March:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Rex Duncan, Tony Jones, Paul Martin, Steve McCrary

Sunday, 8:30 AM: Rockne Berg, Jon Olinger,
Sam Loiacono, Jim Derby

Saturday, March 23

Gift Bearers: Tony & Tess Jones
Servers: Maddie Cornett & Isla Calderon
Lector: Barb Brock
Extraordinary Ministers: Ron Mann, Rex Duncan, Ken Scaglione, Kathy Krisfaluzy©

Sunday, March 24

Gift Bearers: Joe & Mary Beth Lane
Servers: John Alongi & Eli Furlow
Lector: Steve Marek
Extraordinary Ministers: Chris Kelley, Brenda Sims, Shonna Spencer, Kelly Paxton©

Mass & Intentions
Sacred Heart

Saturday, March 16 – Lenten Weekday
Second Collection – Black & Indian Mission
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession
5:00 pm Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Ruth Beard by Liz Wynn

Sunday, March 17
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Second Collection – Black & Indian Mission
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Janet Sims by Betty & Brenda
  • Carl Campanella

Monday, March 18 – Lenten Weekday
6:45 am Mass

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

Tuesday, March 19 – Lenten Weekday
SAINT JOSEPH SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

6:30 am Mass; Catholic

  • Extension Society
  • John Alongi by Sally Fontana

Wednesday, March 20 – Lenten Weekday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross
5:30 pm Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Ruth Beard by Marlene & Ray Kellerman

Thursday, March 21 – Lenten Weekday
6:45 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Joe Wolfe by Betty & Brenda

Friday, March 22 – Lenten Weekday
8:00 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Francis Stewart by Betty & Brenda

Saturday, March 23 – Lenten Weekday
Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

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

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Irene Sherman by Liz Wynn

Sunday, March 24
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass; Catholic Extension Society

  • John R. Alongi by John & Karen May

6:00 pm – Movie at Haffner Hall: Gosnell-The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

Weekly Happenings
Sacred Heart

Saturday, March 16
Second Collection – Black & Indian Mission

Sunday, March 17
Second Collection – Black & Indian Mission
7am – Noon – Immaculate Conception Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at IC Parish Hall.

Monday, March 18
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, March 19
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
12:15 PM St. Theresa Cursillo meeting at Haffner Hall
5:30 pm Parish Council meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, March 20
7:00 am – 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross

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

Friday, March 22
4-7 pm Fish Fry at Haffner Hall

Saturday, March 23

Sunday, March 24
6:00 pm Movie at Haffner Hall: Gosnell – The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer


NEWS & EVENTS:

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)

Youth collection
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.

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, March 16 – Lenten Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Janet Murray by Betty & Brenda

Sunday, March 17
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Second Collection – Black & Indian Mission
7 am – Noon – Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at parish hall 10:00 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Catherine Perko by Rosemarie Pestka

Monday, March 18 – Lenten Weekday

Tuesday, March 19 – Lenten Weekday
SAINT JOSEPH SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Wednesday, March 20 – Lenten Weekday
7:00 am – 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart
5:30 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Ruth Beard by Marlene & Ray Kellerman

Thursday, March 21 – Lenten Weekday

Friday, March 22 – Lenten Weekday

Saturday, March 23 – Lenten Weekday
Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Irene Sherman by Liz Wyn

Sunday, March 24
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

7 am – Noon – Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at parish hall 10:00 am Mass

  • Catholic Extension Society
  • Irene Sherman

6:00 pm – Movie at Haffner Hall: Gosnell-The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, March 24

Extraordinary Ministers: Mary Nippe; Gary Reidelberger, Kathy Rulevish
Lector: Susan Heape
Sweet Treats: Tiffany Kujawa

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

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

March 17 – 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.

Second Collection – Building & Maintenance

Beginning this Sunday, March 3rd and every 1st Sunday of the month thereafter we will be having a second collection for our Building and Maintenance fund here at Immaculate Conception.

Please Pray For . . .

The family of Adelyn Jones still needs your prayers.
Adelyn’s mommy & daddy – Olivia & Eric Jones, are still asking everyone to pray for their 5 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:
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessAddysArmy/


Confirmation and First Communion

Please continue to pray for those from our parishes receiving the Sacrament on Confirmation on April 26th – 6:00 pm at St. Bruno Church: Robin Horton, Alec Galbraith, Nathan Eisenhauer, Rolen Chitwood, and Owen Cornett. Also keep in your prayers Jameson Poiter and Catherine Thompson who will receive their First Communion here at Sacred Heart on Sunday April 28th.

There will be a reception held at Haffner Hall on Sunday April 28th after mass to honor all who are receiving these sacraments.


Sympathy is extended to the family of
Carl Campanella
who passed away March 9th
May he rest in peace.
Please keep his family in your prayers

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, Don Polczynski, Tammy Holford, Shirley Cucchi, Juanita Ray, Loretta Schneider, Elliot Tullis, Jim Standley, 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, Betty Moss, Ann Huff, Laura Porter, Jerry Vaughn, Henry Born, Dennis Eisenhauer, Bob Stewart, Katie Chitwood, Jeremy Cobin, Cale Galbraith, John Tate, Lisa Loucks, John Hermosillo, Fran Wachter.

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:

PSR & Youth News . . . 

We had a visitor who told everyone about Camp Ondessonk. The kids thought that sounded like fun! Our Confirmandi were busy writing letters to the Bishop and continued preparation for their sacrament. During class we talked about Lent, the Church calendar, and Mardi Gras. We want to thank Betty and Brenda for our snack of shamrock cookies. We went to church and heard the history of the windows and discussed all the beautiful stories they represent. Our next class is April 6th, we are planning a Seder meal and Stations of the Cross.

News For This Week:


Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18. Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14. Philippians 3:17–4:1. Luke 9:28b-36.

Escaping to pray. Jesus did it again. He stepped away from the hubbub of life to pray. He took three friends who were drowsed by sleep on this retreat. But pray he still did. And God spoke from the cloud.

  • How is prayer filling my lenten retreat, my lenten journey?
  • With whom will I go for some quiet and prayer?
  • What am I doing to listen for God’s voice?

Black & Indian Mission Collection

Today, our parish will take up the 135th Black and Indian Mission Collection. Your support of this collection helps build the Church in African American, Native American and Alaska Native communities from coast to coast, including our own Belleville Diocese, which received $132,000 from the Black and Indian Mission Collection last year. Schools, parish religious education programs and diocesan ministries depend on your generosity to help them spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ! You can help meet unmet needs with a generous contribution today. Thanks for your support.

CSMA – Catholic Service Ministry Appeal

Thank you to the 32 households that have already pledged to support the mission of the Church to teach, preach, minister and serve in the name of Jesus through their financial support of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. So far $3,500 has been pledged. If you have not yet responded, please make every effort to do so.

CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program. It offers opportunities for your family to engage daily in the spiritual pillars of Lent: prayer, fasting and almsgiving. And, it’s an opportunity for us as a parish to come together as a community and reflect on what it means to live out our Gospel call to go out and encounter those most in need. We will reflect on how an encounter with our neighbor can be transformative. We will see how our prayers, fasting and almsgiving can support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities. Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl at the church entrances. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor. 25% of all money collected will be used for local hunger alleviation efforts.

Why Do We Have a Pope?

As a former Protestant minister, Dr. Scott Hahn knows very well the common objections non-Catholics have to the Catholic Faith. In this informative talk, he tackles the tough issue of the Papacy and defends our belief that the Pope is part of Christ’s design for His Church. Become better equipped to respond to those who attack the crucial role of the successor of St. Peter in the Church’s mission.

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!

Make a friend. Be a friend. Bring a friend to Christ!

Please continue to pray for the women attending this weekends Cursillo held at Ruma. Marie Schimanski, Antoinette Martie, & Mary Iffert.

For more information on Cursillo in the Belleveille diocese please go to http://bellevillecursillo.org/.

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.

Sacred Heart Quilters – Quilt Raffle

The Sacred Heart Quilters are selling chances on a beautiful hand quilted quilt, a baby quilt, a quilt stand, and $25 cash. Chances are $1 each or 6 for $5 and the drawing will be at the last Sacred Heart Fish Fry on April 12th. If you are interested in purchasing chances, please contact Margie Born or Kay Baker.

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

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

March 17 – 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.

Spring Day of Recollection

March 21 – The West Vicariate Council of Catholic Womenwill hold their Spring Day of Recollection at St. Andrew Parish, 724 Mulberry St., Murphysboro on Thursday, March 21st. Morning speaker will be Tim Taylor from the Newman Center. In the afternoon there will be a presentation of service dogs. Cost of the day (includes lunch) will be9. Registration begins at 9 am in the parish hall. Everyone welcome!

GOSNELL The Trial of Americas Biggest Serial Killer

March 24 – You are invited to attend a showing of the movie based on the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of the abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell and his 30 year killing spree. (Rated PG 13 – 90 minutes) Sunday – March 24th at 6pm or Monday – March 25th at 1pm(both at Haffner Hall). If you wish, bring a package of diapers or a pack of baby wipes for Pregnancy Matters.

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.

FIND YOUR GREATNESS

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.

Life Line Screening at Haffner Hall

April 25 – Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Haffner Hall on April 25th. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle or text the word ‘circle’ to 797979.

Sacred Heart Spring Quarter Auction and Meal

Auction

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.


WEEKEND WARRIOR SCHEDULE

March 4: Betty E. & Peg P.
March 11: Barb & Roger
March 18: Brock Family
March 25: Poiter Family


Desserts needed!
Desserts needed…put on your apron and get baking! Everyone always compliments us on the wonderful desserts at our Lent Fish Fry’s – if you would like to donate a dessert you can bring it to Haffner Hall anytime on any Friday during the fish fry’s.

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.

St. Bruno
Catholic School
News www.stbrunoschool.com

Upcoming Dates

3/21-3/22 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat
4/12 12:20 Dismissal
4/17 2:00 Dismissal
4/18-4/22 Easter Break

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

Stations of the Cross

Please join us as the student present the Stations of the Cross each Friday at 2pm during Lent. A different grade presents the stations each week.

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

ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR ST. BRUNO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

St. Bruno School Catholic Baptismal Bonus
Any kindergartener that enrolls at St. Bruno school for the 2019/2020 school year, AND has been baptized at St. Bruno Church or one of the following parishes (Tamaroa, Todd’s Mill, Sacred Heart, or Sparta), and whose family is an active member of the church will receive a $500 incentive per family for the 2019/2020 school year. For any questions please contact St. Bruno Catholic School Principal, Mrs. Goldman, at 357- 8276.

GUN OF THE MONTH WINNER
The March Gun of the Month winner was Hank Southard of New Baden. He chose the gun. Please contact any St. Bruno parent or staff if you would like a ticket for the remaining 2019 Gun of the Month drawings.

Scholarship Opportunities

Learn more about scholarship opportunities available for your child at empowerillinois.org
or contact Mrs. Goldman 357-8276

Empower Illinois Scholarship

St Bruno School is looking for donors to the Empower Illinois Scholarship program. We have started receiving donations to this program and are very close to being able to provide full scholarships to several qualified applicants. By donating to this scholarship program you are eligible for a 75% tax credit! For more information visit empowerillinois.org or contact Nathan Meagher at 357-3330.

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:

March is National Social Work Month: The services of social workers are needed now more than ever before as the nation grapples with issues such as income equality, the opioid addiction crisis, the environment and continued struggle for equal rights for all. Social workers can be found everywhere; schools, hospitals, churches, veteran centers, nursing homes, and adoption/foster care agencies.

Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: Visit socialworkers.org for more information, taking the time to learn more about social workers and the impact they have in improving the lives of individuals and families and our society. Take the time to think and pray for those that dedicate their lives to helping others, that they may not lose the fire that drives them and that they may continue to do good and be a voice for those that are not heard.

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

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

Coach Allen Martin
– Youth Minister
Sacred Heart


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!