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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


~ SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT ~
December 9, 2018

Could Nachos Be Bad?

It seems the early Church had a different view of Advent than we do. Christmas was not even celebrated in the first two centuries after Christ. Easter was the original great feast of the Church. After the resurrection, Christians looked for Jesus to return in glory. They expected this return to happen soon, so we see references in Paul's letters to the "coming of the Lord Jesus" (1 Thess 3:13) or to the "day of Christ Jesus." (Phil 1:6) So in a sense, the rest of their lives were a long Advent, a time of waiting for the Lord.

In the second reading this week, we hear what Paul recommends for the people of Philippi as they wait for the Lord to return. He prays that their love will grow and mature, so that they will be able to "discern what is of value." (Phil 1:10) This may sound vague, but is very good advice, even for us today.

As we grow to be better Christians, we learn to love what is important. Remember when you were young and loved junk food? As you grew up, you learned to like healthier foods. That doesn't mean that some foods are bad, (how could nachos be bad?) just that there are better choices. So Paul encourages us to make better choices: friends we like, books we read, how we spend our free time, causes we donate to, and values we teach to our children. For example, it is good to teach our children to work hard and save money; it may be better to teach them to answer God's call and to be generous to the poor. A good way to relax might be reading a novel by our favorite author; a better way could be reading a good spiritual book.

With less than three weeks of Advent remaining, let us ask the Lord to help us "discern what is of value" in our lives. We also await His coming and we have the advantage of knowing that the Lord comes to us in Word and Sacrament. We don't have to wait for the end of time or even till Christmas, so why not try to be ready now?

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Parish Council Elections

This weekend, December 8th & 9th is the Sacred Heart Parish Council elections. Please find a ballot in your pew or at any entrance - mark your selections and place in the collection basket during mass. Those running for election are Anthony Jones, Sam Loiacono, Michael Poiter, and Jeremy Cornett.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS

USHERS for the Month of December:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Mike Krisfaluzy; Rex Duncan; Allen Reaves; Paul Martin
Sunday, 8:30 AM: Jon Olinger; Rockne Berg; Steve Marek; Sam Loiacono

Saturday, December 15

Gift Bearers: Cornett family
Servers: Audrey & Olivia Poiter
Lector: Doris Rottschalk
Extraordinary Ministers: Kelly Paxton; Marian Whitson, Michael Poiter; Richard Rottschalk©

Sunday, December 16

Gift Bearers: Elizabeth Benson Family
Servers: Gabrielle Alongi & Olivia Numi
Lector: Barb Craft
Extraordinary Ministers: Pete Riggio, Rose Numi, Tim Cobin, Cara Alongi©

Can I properly discern what is of value
and then act according to those values??

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!

To the Parishioners of Sacred Heart:

If there is anyone who has a veteran buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery and they are not getting a flag put on their grave for Memorial Day or Veterans Day, please contact Jerry or Marian Whitson at 618-542-2748 or marianrw@nwcable.net or jeremwhit@nwcable.net. We try not to miss anyone but sometimes we just don’t know.

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:
https://www.facebook.com/PrincessAddysArmy/

SACRED HEART
Mass & Intentions

Saturday, December 8 - Advent Weekday
Second Collection - Retired Religious Fund
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society

Sunday, December 9
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Second Collection - Retired Religious Fund
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass; Catholic Extension Society

Leroy Lamczik by Harry & Patricia Huite

Monday, December 10 - Advent Weekday
6:45 am Mass - Catholic Extension Society

Msgr. Thomas Miller by The Parish

Tuesday, December 11 - Advent Weekday
Saint Damasus I, Pope
6:30 am Mass - Catholic Extension Society Robert Derby by Betty & Brenda

Wednesday, December 12 - Advent Weekday
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
5:30 pm

Catholic Extension Society
Evelyn Schickendanz by Betty & Brenda

Thursday, December 13 - Advent Weekday
Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr
6:45 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Marcella Hayes by Ron & Donna Mann

Friday, December 14 - Advent Weekday
John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor of the Church
8:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Leroy Lamczik by Harry & Patricia Huite

Saturday, December 15 - Advent Weekday
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Bill Wynn by Betty & Brenda

Sunday, December 16
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass; Catholic Extension Society

Kevin McCrary by Betty & Brenda

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.

Prayer & Devotion

On the last Saturday of each month there will be a one hour private devotion at Sacred Heart Church from 9-10am. Everyone is welcome.

SACRED HEART
Weekly Happenings

Saturday, December 8
Second Collection - Retired Religious Fund
Parish Council Elections

Sunday, December 9
Second Collection - Retired Religious Fund
Parish Council Elections

Monday, December 10
8 am - 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm CDA Christmas Party at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, December 11
8 am - 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception Joint Parish Council/Finance Council meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, December 12
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday, December 13
6:00 pm - Choir practice 6:30 pm RCIA

Friday, December 14

Saturday, December 15

Sunday, December 16
Decorate church after mass
1:00 pm Penance & Healing Celebration at Sacred Heart

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.  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)

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Eucharistic Adoration is every other Wednesday beginning May 30th. Join us in church any time between 7 am and 8 pm. It will be the best time you spend this summer. For more information call Lisa Mohr at 542-4635 or Chris Kelley at 559-6581.

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Mass & Intentions

Saturday, December 8 - Advent Weekday
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

Catholic Extension Society

Sunday, December 9
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Ted Rulevish

Monday, December 10 - Advent Weekday

Tuesday, December 11 - Advent Weekday
Saint Damasus I, Pope

Wednesday, December 12 - Advent Weekday
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
5:30 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

Catholic Extension Society
Evelyn Schickendanz by Betty & Brenda

Thursday, December 13 - Advent Weekday
Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr

Friday, December 14 - Advent Weekday
Saint John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor of the Church

Saturday, December 15 - Advent Weekday
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confession at Sacred Heart
5:00 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

Sunday, December 16
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Second Collection - Food for Needy
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Helen Malanoski

Decorate Church after mass
1:00 pm Penance & Healing Celebration at Sacred Heart

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Liturgical Ministers

Sunday, December 16

Extraordinary Ministers: Susan Heape, Janet Harris, Mary Nippe
Lector: Tiffany Kujawa
Sweet Treats: Tiffany Kujawa

FOOD BASKETS FOR THE NEEDY...

Immaculate Conception parish will once again collect for food baskets for the needy in the local Tamaroa community. Please bring your donations of non perishable food items or any monetary donations, and place in the baskets located at the front entrance of church. There will be a second collection on December 16th for the food baskets. December 16th will be the last day of the food collection.

IC Parish Hall Rental Rates

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

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.

Sympathy is extended to the family of
Emerenciana Calderon Mother of Harold Calderon
who recently passed away
May she rest in peace.
Please keep her family in your prayers

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 obtain a brochure and learn more about this program, please contact the parish office or visit catholicgiftannuity.org.

Pray for . . .

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

Sick: Josh Ritter, Janet George, 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, Shirley Cheek, Sue Peterman, Norma Martin, Janice Moenster, Michelle Roberts, John Dale, Helen Kabat Young, Steve Richardson, Malcolm Jalivay, Samantha Tilley, Jerry Harsy, Chris Hutson, Betty Nix, Sue Pyron, Rhonda Helsley, Nancy Adams, Sondra Kuberski, Stephen Piotrowski, Crystal Hurt, Leonard Rice, Irene Sherman, Jim Getzie, Georgia Zacher, Steve Baker, Janet Bowlin, Marlene Seymour.

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.

Thinking of joining the Roman Catholic Church?

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. Those who attend the RCIA classes are introduced to what the Catholic Church believes and are given the opportunity to ask question about those beliefs.

Participation in the RCIA does not require you to become Catholic. If you are merely curious about what Catholicism is, please feel free to come. All are welcome.

Classes begin in September. Please contact Kelly at the parish office at 542-3423 if you are interested.

PSR & Youth News . . . 

Sunday December 2nd is this month’s youth mass. There will be an all youth meeting after mass to discuss planning and setting a date for the Youth Lock In. There will also be training for any older youth who would like to be and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist.

Calling all parishioners of Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception! If you would like to know more about God and our Catholic faith, we are starting an adult faith-formation class that will meet every other Wednesday evening at Haffner Hall after mass at Sacred Heart. The classes will last about an hour. The first class will be held September 26th.

Since the Mass is the ‘source and summit’ of our faith (CCC1324), the first several sessions will be spent viewing the newest videos about the Mass which were created by Bishop Robert Barron. These informal classes will explore the meaning of the Mass. All are welcome!

Sunday, December 16th

9:30 am Decorate church at Sacred Heart
11 am Decorate church at Immaculate Conception
1 pm - Penance & Healing Celebration at Sacred Heart:

A Combined Day of Recollection -
A Day of Encounter with Jesus Christ

Monday, Dec. 24th

4:00 pm - Christmas Vigil Mass at Immaculate Conception
6:00 pm - Children’s Mass at Sacred Heart

Tuesday, December 25th
12:00 am - Midnight Mass at Sacred Heart

9:00 am - Christmas Mass

Advent Blessings

The staffs of ministries funded by The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal wish you an Advent showered with His love and blessings! We are truly grateful for your continued generosity and support for it is only through working together that we can bring new promises, new dreams and new hopes to those in need at Advent and throughout the year.

Second Sunday of Advent

God knows where we are – and comes. This is divine revelation: God coming, God showing, God being with us. Always! Let us, therefore, wear the cloak of justice and the hat of God’s glorious splendor. That is, let us still dress like Christ – just as we were first clothed in him at Baptism – and radiate his presence – just as we were first illumined by him in that sacramental bath.

  • John the Baptist calls us, today, to conversion. What will I do?
  • How can I wear mercy like a comfortable cloak, a well-worn hat?
  • How can my daily life shine in more merciful ways?

Aging religious need your help

Senior Catholic sisters, brothers , and religious order priests ministered for years for little to no pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate retirement savings. Your gift to today’s second collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious helps to provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. Please be generous.

Advent Giving Tree

We again will participate in the Advent Giving Tree for gifts for our nursing home residents. We also have a few that are in assisted living places and shut ins and they will also be added to the tree. Ideas will be noted on the ornament hanging on the tree. I ask you please return the ornament tag with your gift. It can be wrapped or unwrapped. The tree will be placed in the vestibule Saturday, November 30th until Sunday, December 16th. Gifts will need to be under the Advent Tree by Sunday, December 16th. We will also be receiving monetary donations for hair styling and hair cuts at both Nursing and Rehab Centers. You may place $ in envelope with persons name on it and give to Barb Craft, Carolyn Williams, or myself. You may leave with Kelly at the rectory also and she will ensure that one of us get the hair salon gift. Thank you for your generosity again at Christmas time...Gina Cushman

“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.

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal...
using your gifts to serve one another

Your contribution to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal enables the Office of Faith Formation to impact the lives of over 11,000 students at 27 Catholic grade schools, three Catholic high schools and in PSR (Parish School of Religion) classes throughout our Belleville Diocese. If you haven’t already done so, we prayerfully ask you to consider making a gift to The 2018 Appeal today...no amount is too large or too small! Thank you.

WINDOWS OF SACRED HEART Cards

Please support the WINDOWS OF SACRED HEART Fundraiser. Purchase a box of Christmas Cards. The cost is $35. The money goes to the fund for the restoration of our beautiful windows. Give them as a gift to former parishioners, or use them yourself during this holiday seasons. The cards will be for sale after both masses during November and December.

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.

CDA Meeting

December 10 - CDA Christmas Dinner Party is Monday, Dec. 10th at 6 p.m. Please make your reservations (including spouses and any guests) with Margie Born as soon as possible before Dec. 2nd. All sold & unsold raffle tickets should be turned back in by Dec. 7th. We are excited to welcome members of Pinckneyville court Ave Maria #1385, who will be celebrating the evening with us. Collection boxes for missions and the needy will be located on the sign-in table with the 50-50 raffle - donations are voluntary. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Fairview Nursing Home Christmas Shop & Wrap Day

December 12 - Fairview Nursing Home Christmas Shop & Wrap Day is Wed. Dec. 12th at 9 am - if you would like to help the residents shop for Christmas gifts & assist in wrapping the presents for their families, please be at the nursing home by 9 am. Kim Dorsey, activities director, welcomes all parishioners who would like to volunteer.
Thank you!

Knights of Columbus Christmas party

December 15 - The Knights of Columbus will have their Annual Christmas Party on Saturday, December 15th. The Party will begin immediately after 5:00 pm mass. All members and parishioners are welcome. Pork loin and potatoes will be provided. If you wish, bring a dish!

A COMBINED DAY OF RECOLLECTION:
A Day of an Encounter with Jesus Christ

December 16 - Mark your calendars for a day of renewal filled with the Spirit of an encounter with Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 16th from 1 - 5 pm at Sacred Heart Church. A time to cultivate an interior space that can enable the people of God to encounter the Supreme Good, Jesus Christ. The meeting point is in the breaking of the Word of God, in the Art of Silent Contemplation at the font of the Eucharist, in the Sacrament of Forgiveness - Purity of Heart, and in Imitation of the Blessed Mother of God and of Believers-A Woman of Prayer who shines forth the light of Faith, Love and Hope.

Calling all juniors and seniors in high school: TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekends: January 19-21, 2019 at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, IL, and February 16-18, 2019 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

Do you like to POLKA dance??

If you like to dance - make sure you get your tickets for two upcoming bands coming to Du Bois KC Hall. Tickets for ‘Natural Talents’ coming on January 12th will go on sale on December 6th. Cost is $10. Then tickets for ‘Mollie B’ coming on March 29th & 30th will go on sale December 10th. The ticket price is $15. Contact Kenny at 618-559-6147 for more information.


St. Bruno Catholic School News 

Learn more about St. Bruno Catholic School
on the web at http://stbrunoschool.com
o
r on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stbrunoschool/


Upcoming Dates

December 8—Family Movie Night
December 20—Christmas Program
December 21—12:20 dismissal
December 22—January 6—Christmas Break
January 5—Glo Bingo


Christmas Program “Camel Lot”

You are invited to the St. Bruno School Christmas Program performance of “Camel Lot”. Performances will be December 20 at 1pm and 7pm.


The Manor at Mason Woods assisted living facility

The students at St. Bruno School have developed a strong relationship with the residents of The Manor at Mason Woods assisted living facility in Pinckneyville. Groups of students have visited The Manor at least monthly for the past 3 years to enjoy activities such as crafts, snacks, stories, and singing with the residents. The students enjoy the visits as much as the residents do! This year some residents are visiting the school regularly to read with children and participate in activities. Pictures from some of the visits can be seen on the Manor’s Facebook page. Feel free to ask one of our students about the visits when you see them!


GUN OF THE MONTH RAFFLE

St. Bruno School students are now selling 2019 Gun of the Month tickets.. They are $20 for a chance to win the gun of the month or $400 every month in 2019. Get yours from any St. Bruno student before the first drawing in January!


FREE ways to earn funds for St. Bruno School:

Perry County Market Place Receipts

St. Bruno School is participating in the Perry County Market Place Apples for the Students program! All you need to do is save your Perry County Market Place 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 Sept 1, 2018 —March 2, 2019

Box Tops for Education—
Please place your box tops in the container in the church vestibule. Those little tops add up to big amounts! School goal is $1,000.

Shoparoo—

This is an app for your smartphone that rewards you with ‘points’ or a sweepstakes entry based on your submission via a picture on your camera of receipts from your everyday purchases. Search ‘Shoparoo’ in your app store and select St. Bruno Catholic School Pinckneyville when setting up. See any St. Bruno parent if you have questions!

Purchase Scrip—

Scrip is simply gift cards. Need a gift card— contact a St. Bruno parent, call the school, or purchase one after mass at St. Bruno. The school buys the gift cards at a discount and then sells them to you for full price— thereby making a profit. Easy! You don’t have to purchase anything extra! If you would like a list of instock gift cards or want to learn more about how to set up a Shop with Scrip online account, see Jennifer Poiter or call the school.


If I am interested in volunteering, how can I get involved?

We welcome all volunteers into our school. However, in order to volunteer each person must complete the Child Protection Program. Classes are offered throughout the year at various sites within the diocese. If you plan to volunteer, you will need to meet the following guidelines: Initial Child Protection Training, criminal Background Check, Volunteer Application, and an Annual Online Refresher Course. For more information please contact the school at 357-8276.

Join us on Wednesday mornings at 8:30
at St. Bruno Church
for Mass with our students!

Respect Life Corner

“We are with You” – Immigration is a family issue. It is about real people who are trying to find a better life and a new beginning. As Pope Francis stated, “Each migrant has a name, a face and a story.”

Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: Education is key to understanding. Read “Immigration, National Identity and Catholic Conscience” by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez (http://angelusnews.com/articles/immigration-national-identity-and-catholic-conscience). Pray for our immigrant brothers and sisters, that we may learn to see them not as a statistic, but as a “soul who has dignity as a child of God.”

 

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/


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!

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. 2017 Parish Council Members: Rose Alongi, Gary Brock, Jeremy Cornett, Don Harsy, Tony Jones, Joe Lane, Debbie Olinger, Allen Reaves.

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.

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

Immac. Conc. Hall rental. - 618-496-5867
Parish Council President - 618-559-1078 

Webmaster: Suzanne McCrary
(sannemc18@mediacombb.net)

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!