The ‘Saint’ of the Light of Beauty (RRH)

“Illumined by the glory of the Risen Christ” (St. John Paul II)
 “Gaze” and “celebrate the marvels which God has done” (St. John Paul II)

Sometimes the changing of the seasons brings us signs that we are not aware of . The beauty of nature makes us stop for a minute during our busy days to show us what we really should be paying attention to. The above picture was taken because of the beautiful colors of the leaves on this tree on Wednesday (October 7th) at around 3 pm by Tony Kellerman at his home. He sent this picture to my phone as I was praying the Rosary for the Feast of the Holy Rosary along with Bishop McGovern (livestreaming from the Cathedral) on my work computer. I know you cannot see the beautiful colors of the leaves of this tree on our black & white pdf bulletin, but hopefully you can on this color version on the web – to see what we were supposed to see at this moment is very clear! I hope you enjoy meditating on this picture and enjoy the beauty that Tony, myself, and Fr. Joseph have seen.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weather and make sure you are always aware of the beauty that surrounds us, even if it is unseen, it is always waiting for us to find it.

Peace & Blessings, Kelly


A parishioner received a message from someone pretending to be Fr. Joseph. The message said to call 217-487-9900 to help with a domestic matter. Our parishioner spoke directly with Fr. Joseph directly. This is not his number and he is not asking for help regarding a domestic matter.
Fr. Joseph did ask that this be posted to make everyone aware of the new scam.


  • 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.
  • Although we have not had any reported cases, if you would be diagnosed with COVID-19, we encourage you to self-report to the pastor. Any and all reporting will be held in the strictest privacy. Reporting to the parish protects fellow parishioners who may have attended the same 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.

This Sunday’s Daily Reflection
The week of Daily Reflections found under Links: From the Desk of Fr. Joseph

(waiting on updated reflections)


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

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

We hope your stay in 0ur area is pleasant and enjoyable .
We pray for your safety on your return travel back home.


“The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of Penance…is a sacrament of healing. The real wound in the soul, in fact, the reason for all our other injuries, is sin. And only if forgiveness exists, by virtue of God’s power, by virtue of Christ’s love, can we be healed, can we be redeemed.”

(Pope Benedict XVI, Memorial of the three Angels, September 2007)

A Message From Bishop McGovern:

In order to improve communication across our 28 counties, I have opened a Bishop Michael McGovern FaceBook page as well as a YouTube channel. I hope you will find these helpful. Please spread the word about this news. Parishes, schools, Catholic institutions and individuals are most welcome to connect with the FaceBook page and the YouTube videos that will appear.

Saturday, November 28, the seventh Bishop of Belleville, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, will be created a Cardinal of the Catholic Church by Pope Francis in Rome. The consistory will take place in St. Peter’s Basilica at 9:00am CST. You can view the ceremony on EWTN or  www.vaticannews.va. (Please check local listings for viewing time.) Please pray for the help of the Holy Spirit for Cardinal-designate Gregory.  

Leap of Faith

Today’s Gospel could be seen as an example of what St. Paul is explaining in the second reading. First, he tells us that the resurrection of Christ is not the end of God’s reign, but the beginning. Since death came into the world with the sin of Adam, Christ’s death saved us from sin and his resurrection saves us from death. Now that he is risen, he will complete his reign over all creation, meaning that everything in creation that turned away from God will now be subject to God. Since Christ had to die before he could rise, the last enemy to be subjected is death; so too do we have to die before we can rise.

When all this happens, everything will show God’s glory. God will be seen in all of creation. Jesus will be seen as equal to the Father, not just a man, but the Son of God. The Gospel gives us the image of a king on his throne, surrounded by his subjects. And then comes the final judgment.

The rest of the Gospel is symbolic description of that judgment. I always thought the point of this parable was that we recognize God in the poor, the sick, the homeless, prisoners, etc. But the people in the parable who helped all those in need did not recognize Christ in the needy. That’s why he tells them that whatever we do for “these least ones,” we do for Christ.

That is actually good news, because it is not always easy to recognize Christ in others. I used to think that once I start seeing Christ in all people, I’ll be more willing to help them. But it also works the other way. When you help someone in need, you begin to see Christ there, too. This means that we cannot use not seeing Christ in others as an excuse to put off helping them. (“Sure, I’ll help those drug addicts–as soon as I see Jesus in them.”) Whether it is a death-row prisoner or a homeless family, we need to take that leap of faith to help, not knowing if we will ever see Christ in them. Remember, God forgives and saves us because we need God, not because we deserve it.

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

Sacred Heart

Saturday, November 21 – Weekday
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Steve Riggio by Mary, Michael, & Matt
  • Dorothy Suchomski by Al & Sharon Martin
  • Shirley Cucchi by Della Wolfe
  • Sponsors of CES

Sunday, November 22
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Janet Sims by Betty & Brenda
  • Shirley Cucchi by Della Wolfe
  • Sponsors of CES

Monday, November 23 – Weekday
Saint Clement I, Pope, Martyr; Saint Columban, Abbot; Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, Priest, Martyr
6:45 am Mass

  • Wilbur Hemmer by The Parish Family
  • Margaret Kern by The Parish Family
  • Theresa Jeremiah by Betty & Brenda
  • Sponsors of CES

Tuesday, November 24 – Weeekday
Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs
6:30 am Mass

  • Henry Thill by Juanita Ray
  • Wallace Hunt by Juanita Ray
  • Sponsors of CES

Wednesday, November 25 – Weekday
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr
5:30 pm Mass

  • Sue Peterman by Betty & Brend
  • Sponsors of CES

Thursday, November 26 – Weekday
Happy Thanksgiving!
9:00 am Mass

  • Ruth Beard by Tom & Chris Kelley
  • Sponsors of CES

Friday, November 27 – Weekday
8:00 am Mass

  • Scott Isom by Thomas & Mary Nolt
  • Sponsors of CES

Saturday, November 28 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm Mass

  • Emerenciana Calderon by the Calderon Family
  • Dorothy Suchomski by Gina Huite
  • Sponsors of CES

Sunday, November 29
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass

  • Juanita Thill by Juanita Ray
  • Sponsors of CES

Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of November

Thanksgiving Day – 9:00 am
Lector: Tony Kellerman
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Tony Kellerman

Saturday, November 28
Lector: Mary Beth Lane 
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Mary Beth Lane

Sunday, November 29 
Cara Alongi
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Cara Alongi

Saturday, November 21
Second Collection: CCHD
Parish Council Nominations

Sunday, November 22
Second Collection: CCHD
Parish Council Nominations

Monday, November 23
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, November 24
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, November 25
8:00 am Pickleball at gym

Thursday, November 26 – Office Closed

Friday, November 27 – Office Closed

Saturday, November 28
Parish Council Nominations

Sunday, November 29
Parish Council Nominations


Sacred Heart Parish Council Elections are coming soon. On the weekends of November 21/22 & 28/29 please nominate people who you believe would be good advocates for the parishioners of Sacred Heart.

Then on December 12th & 13th we will have our parish council elections. The new members would take a seat on the council in January.


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!

Immaculate Conception

Saturday, November 21 – Weekday
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

Sunday, November 22

Second Collection: CCHD
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Frances Piotrowski by Krista
  • Sponsors of CES

Monday, November 23 – Weekday
Saint Clement I, Pope, Martyr; Saint Columban, Abbot; Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, Priest, Martyr

Tuesday, November 24 – Weekday
Saint Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, Martyr, and Companions, Martyrs

Wednesday, November 25 – Weekday
Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr

Thursday, November 26 – Weekday
Happy Thanksgiving!

9:00 am Combined Mass at Sacred Heart

  • Ruth Beard by Tom & Chris Kelley
  • Sponsors of CES

Friday, November 27; Weekday 

Saturday, November 28 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall

Sunday, November 29

10:00 am Mass Intention

  • John Pestka
  • Sponsors of CES

Immaculate Conception

Sunday, November 29 

Lector: Krista Piotrowski
Sweet Treats: Tiffany Kujawa


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


Leo Pestka Sr., Charles Skorcz, Malanowski Family, Zielinski Family, Malinski Family, Joe Majewski, Josephine Majewski, Mark Pestka, Hosea Harris Sr., Hosea Harris Jr., Bill Harris, Keny Kurt, Helen Kurtz

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, Dorothy Alongi, Charlene Chitwood, Brynlee Brewer, Molly Elizabeth Kern, Bob Stewart, Anna Roberts, Ronnie Elder, Sharon Knapp, Jake Patterson, Todd Swallows, Jerry Riggio, Reathal Beard, Cindy Kinsmen Thorpe, Marlene Kellerman, Diane Derby, George Ciganovich, Betty Seifert, Lou Dewolf, Kim Gill, Nancy Eisenhauer, John Nehrkorn, Phyllis Majewski.

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan Keller, MGSgt (ret.) Thomas D. Sims, Sgt. Derek S. Sims, ITS1(SS/AW) John 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., Nick Depyatic (Airforce).

Please pray for our Catechists at they enter a new year of teaching our faith.
Mary Beth Lane, Tony Kellerman, Chris Kelley, Krista Piotrowski, Ann Piotrowski, Janet Hayden, Devoney Alvis, Shawn Kellerman, and Faith Still.

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 Classes

November PSR classes are 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of thee month. For more information contact Mary Beth Lane at 790-3824.

High school youth news…

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.


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:


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 the month when we especially remember and pray for the dead. Please feel free to add the names of deceased family and friends to our Book of Remembrance. At Sacred Heart the book is located by the Pieta on the east side of the church. At Immaculate Conception the book is located at the southwest corner of the church.

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Due to the COVID restrictions in place at this time, our Christmas mass attendance will be limited to 100 guests at Sacred Heart Church at each mass and 70 at Immaculate Conception Christmas mass. In order to make sure no one is turned away, we ask that you sign up for which mass you would like to attend.. Please call the parish office at 542-3423 or send an email to sacredheartduquoin@gmail.com to put your name/s on the attendance list.

December 24th:
4:00 pm – Immaculate Conception
6:00 pm – Sacred Heart

December 25th:
12:00 am (Midnight Mass) Sacred Heart
9:00 am – Sacred Heart

Advent Penance Service

This years Advent Combined Penance Service for Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception will be at Sacred Heart on Sunday, December 13th 3:00 pm.


The Salvation Army kettle will be at Walmart in Du Quoin again this year! Our turn to ring the bells and help collect funds for the needy is on Saturday, December 5th from 8 am to 6 pm. Please call Henry Born at 542-3668 to get on the list to help out and spread some Christmas cheer!

Congratulations to

John & Mary Iffert

who were united in Holy Matrimony on November 22, 1960
May God continue to shower their lives together
with many blessings.

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Veterans Day Flags

Thank you to the Knights of Columbus members and the high school students who helped place flags at the tombstones of the veterans for Veterans Day at Sacred Heart Cemetery. It was greatly appreciated!


Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Solemnity

Six Grows to Nine. We get the start of the Corporal Works of Mercy in Matthew 25. Two more are added over time. Pope Francis adds one more. These are the behaviors by which each will be judged – actions toward others are, in fact, done for and to God. What we think is important. What we may say is also important. But what we do is key, is more important.

Here is the list: Corporal Works of Mercy ̈ Feed the hungry ̈ Give drink to the thirsty ̈ Shelter the homeless ̈ Clothe the naked ̈ Visit the sick ̈ Visit the prisoners ̈ Bury the dead ̈ Give alms to the poor ̈ Care of our Common Home.

  • Who does not have enough that I will feed?
  • Whom will I welcome?
  • How will I be responsible for the earth?


Please welcome a guest from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development diocesan office to our weekend masses this weekend. They will speak shortly about what the campaign is about and who it helps here in our diocese and nationally. Please thoughtfully consider your generous donation to those in need among us.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

Please be generous in this week’s special collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). In the United States, one in six people lives in poverty. With this collection, you support programs in our diocese and throughout the country that address the causes of poverty and provide a sustainable future for those who struggle, across the country. In addition, 25% of the funds we collect will remain in our diocese to fund local antipoverty initiatives. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this collection and work on the margins. In addition to giving through the provided CCHD envelope, you may give by debit or credit card at https://stclarechurch.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/CCHD. All funds collected at this site are forwarded on to the diocesan collection.


Catholic Daughters will still be holding it’s annual quilt raffle, with the drawing for the quilt and several monetary prizes (provided by the court and other individuals) now planned for the end of December.

Raffle tickets are being distributed with member booklets, through the mail and are also available on the church entrances. Thanks in advance for supporting our court


Catholic Daughters – we will begin collecting member dues of $25 for 2021. Checks should be payable to CDA court #795 and sent to Lisa Mohr or dropped in the collection box/basket marked to her attention. Her home address is 504 N. Pope St., Du Quoin. Members exempt from paying dues are those with 50+ yrs. of service and those in assisted living or healthcare facilities. Thank you in advance!

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

The Dead Matter. It is a good and holy thing to pray for the dead as it is to console those who mourn the death of ones they love. For they are as much a part of the Kingdom of God as those alive on earth and those alive in heaven.

Vocations Corner …

This coming week we celebrate a National day of Thanksgiving. We Catholics, give even greater thanks for all the gifts God Has bestowed on us and for us to share. Each one of us has been given a unique calling to Holiness. Each one is to serve the Lord in her/his own “called” way. A vocational calling is asking us to surrender our talents to God so that they may be sanctified and produce fruit for the Kingdom.


How can I adopt a Seminarian? There are lots of ways!

  • Remember his birthday-send him a card or gift on his birthday.
  • Become his prayer warrior – Remember your seminarian in your daily prayers. Send him an occasional note to addure him of your prayers for him.
  • Send a Care Package. Seminarians are college students and always appreciate a care package, whether it’s a pair of warm socks on a cold winter’s day or Ramen Noodles or cookies or whatever creative idea you may have!
  • Remember him at Christmas on your parish giving tree or with a gift or card.
  • Send notes of encouragement and support at any time
  • Our best “adoptive” practice – prayer!
    There are prayer cards located at the entrances of the church. Please take one and ‘adopt a seminarian’!


The Sacred Heart Capital Campaign (Keep The Faith Growing) aims to raise $200,000! As of now we have received $151,700 of the pledged amount. Thank you for your generosity.

Prayer for Inner Peace

Holy Spirit, please encircle me. Come hold me safe and secure in your love. Wrap my mind in your promise and truth. Guide my thoughts. Calm my fears. Steady my emotions. Lord, that you would guide my feelings. May I not be overcome by upset, but rather, sustained in my soul with hope in you.


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. If you are interested in attending one of the upcoming dinners, 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.

Table of Thanksgiving Blessing…

There will be a table in front of the Communion rail at the Thanksgiving day mass for anyone who would like to bring an item to be blessed that will be enjoyed at their Thanksgiving feast. Please place on the table before mass begins.

St. Bruno
Catholic School News

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

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

Box Tops For Education App!

Box Tops for Education is an easy way to support our school! Just download the app, scan paper receipts, and email digital receipts. If you have box tops clips you can continue to send them to school. Thanks!

15th Annual St. Bruno Auction!

Seeking donations for the 15th annual St. Bruno Auction! No donation too big or small! Please contact any St. Bruno School parent or the school @ 357-8721 to donate items or make a monetary donation.

Due to Covid-19 we will not be able to meet in person like we have in the past. This year we will be holding our event online! You can shop and bid on items from the comfort of your own home! The 50/50 and raffle items are set to go live on Sunday, November 1st. The auction items will go live Sunday, November 15th and close on Friday, November 20th.


St Bruno School Gun of the Month & DAILY cash drawing! $20 will get you 365 chances to win! Each ticket enters you in a DAILY drawing to win $20 cash AND a monthly drawing to win a gun or $400. Contact any St Bruno School family or the school for your tickets! Thank you for your continued support!

SCRIP Cards available…

It was requested by several St. Bruno School families to make scrip available at Sacred Heart masses, we had people volunteer to help out, so we are making it happen. What is Scrip? Scrip is a gift card fundraiser that supports St. Bruno School. We sell gift cards at face value for you to use as gifts or everyday purchases, the company supplies the rebate to the school. NO EXTRA COST to you, but the school benefits! Please see Kellie May, Adrienne Pfeiffer, Christa McIntire or Victoria Elder in the vestibule after masses starting next week! We have local restaurants, chain restaurants, Walmart, Amazon, Old Navy/Gap and many, many more on hand, just in time to start your holiday shopping!

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Respect Life Corner:

In Matthew’s Gospel, Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus talks to his disciples in the form of a simple story: a shepherd separating animals at the end of the day in the Middle East. The sheep and goat tend to mingle easily with one another -until the end. The sheep represent those who will share eternal life with Christ, the goats represent those who will suffer eternal punishment. Jesus tells the disciples that however you treated the least of people, you treated me. This highlights the significance that we are Jesus’s arms, his voice, his heart and we are his co- workers in the kingdom on earth.

Learn, Act, Connect and Pray– let’s use this time to examine our lives as we listen to the readings that represent the end of the Liturgical year. How are we doing? Are we providing for those who are in prison by writing letters of encouragement through our diocese pen pal ministry through Prison Ministry? Are we getting involved in Respect Life efforts in our diocese to help the abortion vulnerable as well as the marginalized? We must look at and respect the dignity of all human life -in every stage and situation- and then we will know we are working for Christ.

Televised Sunday Mass

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 & Immaculate Conception

Krista Piotrowski
– Youth Minister
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

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!