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

~  THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
November 10, 2019

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

Do Not Be Afraid To Be Loved By GOD

This is a powerful summon to all of us. You too need to see the entirety of your life as a mission. Always ask the Spirit what Jesus expects from you at every moment of your life and in every decision you must make, so as to discern its place in the mission you have received.

“Pope Francis Apostolic Letter; “Gaudete et exsultate,”On the call to holiness in today’s world”

Spread the Word

I used to take Jesus’ saying at the end of today’s Gospel (Luke 20:38) as a proof that God was outside of time, not limited or fixed in time as we are. When he says that all are alive to God, I took it to mean that God is just as present to me in the twenty-first century as the LORD was to Abraham thousands of years before the time of Christ. But people in Jesus’ era had no conception of time as a dimension. The phrase “God of the living” means that the dead are alive again in the Resurrection. Why was it easier for the Sadducees to imagine the impossible–a woman wondering who her spouse is in heaven–than to imagine the Resurrection?

Even today, some people find it easier to imagine a romantic vampire than to believe in someone rising from the dead. Think about how much money and effort go into advertising one of those vampire movies. Do we see many people put that kind of enthusiasm into their faith? Maybe that’s why St. Paul prays for the word of God to “speed forward and be glorified.” So how do we help the word to speed forward?

Let’s take a hint from advertising. I get very annoyed with ads that go on and on about how good their product is and how you can get two for $10 (plus $15 postage and handling). I’m more likely to buy a product a friend shows me that will do something useful. Why not spread the word like that? Be “useful” for God. Offer to help someone carry in their groceries or fill out their income tax forms. Be generous with your time. Listen to someone’s troubles, not with a bored look, but with concern and support. (Don’t limit your generosity to friends only.) And if anyone asks why, you can tell them you are just grateful for what God has done for you. Many people out there are looking for a reason to believe in God. You could be that reason, but it won’t be because you can debate the nature of time. People aren’t looking to be bored by another commercial. They are looking for signs of God’s love that will lead them to faith.

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

MASS & INTENTIONS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, November 9 – Weekday
THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA

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

  • Mike Majewski by Suzanne Majewski

Sunday, November 10
THIRTY – SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
 
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass

  • Irene Bowlin by the Bowlin family

Monday, November 11 – Weekday
Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop

6:45 am Mass

  • Wilbur Hemmer by the Parish
  • John R. Alongi by Brad & Jamie Galli

Tuesday, November 12 – Weekday
Saint Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr

6:30 am Mass

  • Kathryn Norris by Milton Bowlin

Wednesday, November 13 – Weekday
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

5:30 pm Mass

  • Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda 

Thursday, November 14 – Weekday
6:45 am Mass

  • Martha Roznowski by David & Jenny Martin 

Friday: November 15 – Weekday
Saint Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
8:00 am Mass

  • Donna Toler by Randall & Carol Bastien

Saturday: November 16 – Weekday
Saint Margaret of Scotland

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

  • John R. Alongi by Grace Greenberg

Sunday, November 17
THIRTY – THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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

  • Deceased members of 4th Degree Knights of Columbus of the Du Quoin Chapter

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of November:

Saturday: Harold Calderon; Tony Jones; Paul Martin; Steve McCrary

Sunday: Jim Deerby; Joe Lane; Rockne Berg; Don Harsy

Saturday, November 16th

Gift Bearers: Carol Collins & Brenda Sims Servers: Maddie & Owen Cornett
Lector: Richard Rottschalk
Extraordinary Ministers: Marian Whitson, Ron & Donna Mann, Pete Riggio

Sunday, November 17th

Gift Bearers: Don & Beverly Harsy
Servers: Blayke Spencer & Maggie Kellerman Lector: Chuck Smith
Extraordinary Ministers: Tim Cobin, Shonna Spencer, Rose Numi, Tony Kellerman©

Saturday, November 9

Sunday, November 10
7:00 am – noon Immaculate Conception Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at IC parish hall

Monday, November 11
8am – 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm CDA meeting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, November 12
8am – 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm W.I.N.E. meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, November 13
7:00 am – 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday, November 14
6:00 pm Choir practice
6:00 pm RCIA: Topic: Sacraments of Healing 

Friday, November 15

Saturday, November 16
Second Collection: CSMA
10am – 3:00 pm Christmas Vendor & Craft Vendor Event at Haffner Hall

Sunday, November 17
Second Collection: CSMA
Knights of Columbus Du Quoin Chapter Memorial Mass Breakfast at Haffner Hall
6:30 – 7:30 pm High School Youth meeting at school


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

MASS & INTENTIONS
Immaculate Conception

Saturday: November 9 – Weekday
THE DEDICATION OF THE LATERAN BASILICA

4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

  • Mike Majewski by Suzanne Majewski

Sunday, November 10
THIRTY – SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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

  • The Parish Family

Monday, November 11 – Weekday
Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop 

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

Wednesday, November 13 – Weekday
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

5:30 pm Mass at Sacred Heart:

  • Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda 

Thursday, November 14 – Weekday

Friday: November 15 – Weekday
Saint Albert the Great, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Saturday: November 16 – Weekday
Saint Margaret of Scotland

4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

  • John R. Alongi by Grace Greenberg

Sunday, November 17
THIRTY- THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

10:00 am Mass

  • Maryann Harben by Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wesolak

6:30 – 7:30 pm High School Youth meeting at school


Immaculate Conception Parish Council News

Do you like to paint??

We are in need of our parish family to volunteer in helping with the painting of the interior of our rectory. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated! Please contact the office at 542-3423 or Tony if you would be willing to help.


LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, November 17 –

Extraordinary Ministers: Diana Majewski, Janet George, Mary Nippe
Lector: Tiffany Kujawa 
Sweet Treats: Diana Majewski

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

ANNUAL PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST

The Immaculate Conception Annual Pancake & Sausage Breakfast is this Sunday, November 10th at the parish hall! Please come and join us and get your fill of delicious home made pancakes and fresh sausage! Serving begins at 7:00 am and will end at noon. Adults are $7, Children 4-12 are $5, and children 3 and under are free.

Stacey’s Field of Dreams

Stacey’s Field of Dreams will be held at the Tamaroa Community Center Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast includes Whole hog sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, juice, coffee & milk. Adults: $10, children ages 5 – 12: $5 and under age 5 is free. 20% of proceeds from this event will be used for the Immaculate Conception holiday food baskets for the needy, Pinckneyville Optimist Club Toys for the needy and to Kyle Crawford for medical expenses as he fights his battle with colon cancer. There will be two raffles with over $1,500 in cash prizes/gift certificates, plus a large number of wonderful prizes for the second raffle. For more information call or text Mary Nippe at 967-9829.


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 well but could still use your prayers.

Please be a prayer soldier in Princess Addy’s Army!
Follow her progress at:
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessAddysArmy/

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

Sick: Josh Ritter, Sally Fontana, Linda Meyer, John Croessman, Adelyn Jones, Shirley Cucchi, Juanita Ray, Loretta Schneider, Norma Martin, John Dale, Steve Richardson, Sondra Kuberski, Crystal Hurt, Jim Getzie, Betty Moss, Laura Porter, Joan Kowalski, Danette Mohr, Jeremy Cobin, Janet Bowlin, Susan Heape, Linda Huffman, Terry Chastain, Joann Isom, Mary Iffert, Devoney Alvis, James Feger, Gordon Huffman, Rose Pestka, Harland Gerber, Sylvia Cruz, Rev. Msgr. Ken Schaefer, Teri Sims, Alene Dowling, Keith Johannes, Rev. Joseph Rascher, Jerry Vaugn, Harold Woolard, Richard Wayman, Duke Davison, Lois Tennison, Luis Uy & sister, Kathy Uy, Kyle Crawford. 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, USAF Airman E-1 Hunter Hill .

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Groups News:


PSR News
November 20th
Mass begins at 5:30 pm and class ends at 8:00 pm.


High School Youth News
November 17th – Youth group @ 6:30


November 11 – Catholic Daughters meeting on Mon. Nov. 11th will begin with recitation of the rosary at 6:00 pm, followed by our regular business meeting. Committee members are Gina, Matilda, Doris, Kaitlyn, Carolyn and Della. CDA will 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. for all age groups. Please bring your items to the November mtg. & we will get them to Kim Dorsey @ Fairview. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

CDA quilt raffle tickets are now available ($1 each or $5 per sheet of 6) and will be on all church registers from Oct. 20 thru Dec. 1st. Completed tickets & money can be returned to any CDA member or enclosed in an envelope marked CDA raffle & dropped in the collection baskets. Checks should be made payable to CDA ct#795. Your support of this fundraiser helps achieve our goals of financial support for our parish, Catholic youth groups & local/national charities. Thank you in advance!!


November 12 – The W.I.N.E. group will meet on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00 pm at the school . We will be discussing Chapter 6, “Gaze With Prudence – Discovery in the Temple”.


4th Degree Knights of Columbus Memorial Mass

November 17 – The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus Du Quoin Chapter will host a Memorial Mass for deceased members. The deceased members include Sam Riggio, Don Polcinski, William Swalls, Joseph Bastien, and Charles Goforth. There will be a breakfast at Haffner Hall after mass. Everyone is invited.



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

RCIA classes began, but there is still time to join.

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 if you would like to see what the Holy Spirit has in store for you!!

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Sympathy is extended to
Family of Rick & Connie Krone
for the loss of Rick’s mother, Betty Krone.
May she rest in peace.
Please keep her family in your prayers

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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.


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


The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…

YOUR GIFT to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps Gerry Hasenstab and the staff of Catholic Urban Programs (CUP) provide food, clothing, shelter and assistance of every kind to people who lack the basic necessities of life to survive – 30,400 individuals and 4,213 families were served just last year!! If you haven’t yet done so, consider making a gift today to The Appeal and enable Catholic Urban to continue their important work.

ATTENTION FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES

Freshmen and Sophomores – coming up December 7th & 8th there will be a Quest experience held at Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish in Mascoutah, IL. For more information about the Quest experience and to obtain information to attend, please contact your pastor, religion teacher, or youth minister.

PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY!
The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…
Blessed to receive, chosen to give

Please donate generously to make our goal at Sacred Heart of $12,700 (90% thus far) and Immaculate Conception $1,650 (79% thus far) so it can reflect a positive image and not a negative image since it is published in the Messenger Newspaper. This is an ongoing annual collection which goes toward helping the poor in our diocese all throughout the year. It also helps support Seminarians in our diocese with education and formation. We are grateful for your generosity.

Memorial Bricks/Remembrance Bricks

The Memorial/Remembrance Bricks for the Memorial Garden located west of Sacred Heart Church between the church and the school may be purchased at anytime. Please contact Kelly Paxton (542-3423) at the church office for details.

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Blankets

Cold winter weather is just around the corner and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Belleville Council desperately needs your help in keeping people warm! Gently used or new blankets, quilts and comforters of all types/sizes – are being requested to distribute to those in need. Items can be dropped off at the St. Vincent de Paul office located at #13 Vieux Carre Drive, Suite 2, East St. Louis (Loisel Village area, immediately off Route 157 across from the Save-A-Lot grocery) or call Joe Hubbard or Pat Hogrebe at 618-394-0126 for additional information. Warm your heart by keeping someone warm – check your closets and donate a blanket today! Thank you so much for your help once again.

We need your help….

Are you interested in helping to purchase a resource book for those in the parish who are Bible readers and those engaged in pastoral ministry? We would like to purchase “The Paulist Biblical Commentary”.

If you would be interested in donating towards this $149.95 resource book, please place your donation in an envelope marked ‘Biblical Commentary’ and drop in the offertory basket.

Catholic Urban Programs needs volunteers:

Monday mornings – 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon – Front Desk -answering the phone/handling intakes for the food pantry.

Wednesday mornings – 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon – Front Desk -good people skills/ability to multi-task

This is a great opportunity to use your gifts to help those in need. If you are interested and would like additional information, please contact Gerry Hasenstab at 618 -398-5616 or email him at cup@diobelle.org

HURRICANE DORIAN DIOCESAN DONATIONS

The Most Reverend Patrick C. Pinder, Archbishop of Nassau wishes to express his profound gratitude to the faithful of the Diocese of Belleville for the generous gift of $113,377.13 to assist in the recovery effort in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Sunday services at one of the parishes on the island of Abaco have resumed. This Catholic presence has been a sign of hope and comfort for those who remained and the evacuees who are now slowly returning to that island. Thank you again for your generosity and prayers!

NEWMAN CENTER FALL GALA

November 9 – The Newman Center Auxiliary is hosting its Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, November 9th. 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 will begin with hors d’oeuvres at 6 pm. Dinner will be served at 7 pm, and the silent auction will run from 6-8 pm. Tickets are $40 per person. For reservations or more information, contact Susan at the Newman Center at (618)529-3311 by November 4th.

St. Michael’s Church – Quilt & Cash Bingo

November 10 – St. Michael’s Church Radom, Illinois Quilt & Cash Bingo To Benefit the Cemetery Sunday November 10, 2019 Doors open at 11:00 AM Lightning Bingo being held from 12 – 1 PM Bingo Begins at 1:00 PM Sandwiches and Refreshments also available starting 11 AM. Raffle Tickets Available

CDA Mini-Workshop

November 17 – State Regent Patty Head will be presenting a mini- workshop on state CDA news & activities on Sun. Nov. 17th at the Columbian Club 1-3 pm, and 3-4 pm is slotted for social hour for our three Belleville courts with Pinckneyville court hosting. Please contact Brenda at 542-3748 or by email if you are planning to attend. Thank you!

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta meeting

November 19 – The St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Cursillo group will meet at Haffner Hall on November 19th at 12:15 pm in Haffner Hall. All new Cursillistas are invited to join us!! De Colores!

St. Michael’s Church – Quilt & Cash Bingo

December 10 – St. Michael’s Church Radom, Illinois Quilt & Cash Bingo To Benefit the Cemetery Sunday November 10, 2019 Doors open at 11:00 AM Lightning Bingo being held from 12 – 1 PM Bingo Begins at 1:00 PM Sandwiches and Refreshments also available starting 11 AM. Raffle Tickets Available

Church Basement Ladies in Away in the Basement

December 12 – Come out for an evening of fun and laughter, and support The Messenger Newspaper, as we celebrate the holidays with the Church Basement Ladies in Away in the Basement, presented by Clinton County Showcase at the Avon Theater in Breese. Thursday, Dec 12, 7pm; doors open at 6. General Admission Tickets, $15, may be reserved by calling the Messenger at 618-233-8670 or email messenger@diobelle.org; pay at the door by cash or check.


Discernment Pilgrimage

January 2-8, 2020 – The Office of Vocations is planning an exciting opportunity for discerners. Men ages 18-29 who are curious about the priesthood are invited to accompany Fr. Stan Konieczny and Fr. Nick Junker on “The Footsteps of St. Junipero Serra: A Discernment Pilgrimage” January 2-8, 2020. We will be visiting the Serra Missions in southern California where we will discuss and pray about vocations together. For more information please contact: Rev. Nicholas G. Junker, Vocation Director, Diocese of Belleville, IL at (618) 722-5035.

St. Bruno
Catholic School News

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

Perry County Marketplace Receipts

St. Bruno School is collecting all Perry County Marketplace receipts dated Sept 1 forward to earn prizes. Receipts can be given to any St. Bruno parent or dropped at the rectory.

St. Bruno School
Gun of the Month & Calendar Lottery

$20 will get you a monthly chance to win the gun of the month or $400. PLUS a daily $20 drawing! That’s only $20 for 365 chances to win!!!!! Please contact any St. Bruno School parent to purchase.

St. Bruno School Dinner & Auction

November 9 – Please save the date for the annual dinner & auction November 9. Donations are needed for the live and silent auctions. If you’d like to donate please call the school at 357-8276 or contact any St. Bruno Parent.

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

Respect Life Corner:

A Town Hall meeting with the leaders of Respect Life ministry from the bi-state area, as well as other Christian churches…will be held on November 17, Sunday from 1-3 pm at St. Stephens Gymnasium in Caseyville, Illinois. Please come and hear dynamic speakers who are making a difference in our Respect Life ministry. They are helping to provide an answer of Christ’s love and hope for women facing a crisis pregnancy. There are many ways to learn and get involved! A light lunch is available for a donation.

Also for life, we are pleased to announce two monthly Holy Hours offered for the helpless unborn: First Friday of each month after 8:10 Mass at Holy Trinity in Fairview Heights, Illinois, in the Adoration Chapel from 9:15-10:15 am “Holy Hour for Life”- please come and pray for life in all its stages and situations, that God’s healing mercy will bless each and every one of us with clarity, confidence, peace and joy as we work for the unborn.

First Thursday of each month at St. Stephens’s Parish in Caseyville, Illinois immediately following the 8 am Mass, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

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/


The Widow’s Mite Luke 21:1-4

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

Krista Piotrowski
– 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!