Home

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

~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
January 20, 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.”


Flipped-out Pharisees

The Gospel reading for this Sunday is not only the first miracle in John’s Gospel–it is also John’s first mention of Jesus’ mother. I used to find it odd that he addressed her as “Woman.” But in that time the word was more respectful; it could even be affectionate. Jesus does help as his mother requested, but he does so in a way that is a lesson about God’s love.

You have probably heard how the Jewish people in Jesus’ time performed purification rituals before eating anything. The cleansings were a sign that they wanted to be like God, completely free from sin. Eventually, it came to mean that you could not approach God until you cleansed yourself. Jesus could have made the wine in bottles or wineskins. But he used the “six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings” (John 2:6). That meant that once they were full of wine, no one could wash themselves from the jars. I wonder how many Pharisees flipped out when they saw that.

The point of this is that no one can cleanse themselves. We don’t purify ourselves in order to come to God– we come to God to be purified. God is the only one who can make us holy. God offers this to sinners especially, because sinners who know they need forgiveness are the only ones to receive it. God never forces mercy on anyone. It is offered to those who ask for it. the amount of wine symbolizes the extent of God’s mercy. As there was now more than enough wine for the wedding, God has more than enough mercy for those who need it. Wine is also a symbol of joy in the Old Testament. There is no greater joy than knowing that you have been forgiven by the Lord.

Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

How am I challenged to live my life differently? Can I recognize the Spirit when I am challenged to change?

Youth collecting for Sister Parish in Tanzania

The children can bring their coins up
and place in the basket by communion rail steps while the ushers are making the collection.

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

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 NewsletterHow To Be A Saint
Parish Center Agreement
Parishioners Serving Schedule – January
Plans For Parish Restructuring Docs
PSR- Registration
YouTube Vatican Channel 


Sacred Heart news on Facebook

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of January:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Tony Jones; Jim Campanella; Steve McCrary; Jeremy Cornett
Sunday, 8:30 AM: Jim Derby; Tony Kellerman; Joe Cucchi; Jeff Spencer

Saturday, January 26

Gift Bearers: Lisa Cochran & Carol Collins
Servers: Maddie Cornett & Isla Calderon
Lector: Kathy Krisfaluzy
Extraordinary Ministers:  Ron Mann, Donna Mann, Chris Kelley, Kelly Paxton©

Sunday, January 27

Gift Bearers: Shannon & Carolyn Williams
Servers: Tim Cobin & Eli Furlow
Lector: Vianey Sanchez
Extraordinary Ministers: Allen Martin, David Martin, Mary Beth Lane, Brenda Sims©

Mass & Intentions
Sacred Heart

Sunday, January 20

Saturday, January 19 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession
5:00 pm Mass

Clarence Majewski by Betty & Brenda

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass

John Green by Bill & Betty Eastman
Eugene Majarocan by The Calderon Family
Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda

Monday, January 21 – Weekday
Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr

6:45 am Mass

Msgr. Thomas Miller by The Parish

Tuesday, January 22 – Weekday
6:30 am Mass

Leroy Lamczik by Harry & Patricia Huite

Wednesday, January 23 – Weekday
Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr; Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin

5:30 pm Mass

Jean Crews by His Family

Thursday, January 24 – Weekday
Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop Doctor of the Church

6:45 am Mass

Richard Roznowski by Betty & Brenda

Friday, January 25 – Weekday
THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL, THE APOSTLE

8:00 am Mass

Irene Sherman by Jon & Debbie Olinger

Saturday, January 26 – Weekday
Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

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

John Jones by Tony & Tess Jones
Eugene Majarocon by Tony & Tess Jones

Sunday, January 27
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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

Josh Harsy by Jerry & Rachel

Weekly Happenings
Sacred Heart

Sunday, January 20
7:00 pm – Youth Lock In at Haffner Hall (ends after 6:45 am mass next morning)

Monday, January 21 – Office Closed
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, January 22
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, January 23
7:00 am – 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday, January 24
6:00 pm Choir practice
6:30 pm RCIA

Friday, January 25

Saturday, January 26
8:00 am Men’s Cursillo group meeting at Haffner Hall

Sunday, January 27

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)

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

Mass & Intentions
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, January 20
SECOND SUNDAY

IN ORDINARY TIME
10:00 am Mass

Helen Malanoski
Mark Pestka by Rose Marie Pestka

Monday, January 21 – Weekday
Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr

Tuesday, January 22 – Weekday

Wednesday, January 23 – Weekday
Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr; Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin

7:00 am – 8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration at Sacred Heart
5:30 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

Jean Crews by His Family

Thursday, January 24 – Weekday
Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Friday, January 25 – Weekday
THE CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL, THE APOSTLE

Saturday, January 26 – Weekday
Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops

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

Sunday, January 27
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
10:00 am Mass

John Pestka
Paul Kuberski, Sr. by The Family

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, January 27

Extraordinary Ministers: Mary Nippe,
Janet Harris, Kathy Rulevish
Lector: Gary Reidelberger
Sweet Treats: Carolyn Hiller

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

Lectors & Extraordinary Minister Training

Immaculate Conception is seeking anyone who is interested in being a lector or an extraordinary minister. An upcoming training session will be scheduled. If interested, please contact the parish office or Krista Piotrowski at 318-7766.

Catholic Daughters of America
Immaculate Conception

Meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 21 at 7:00pm in the parish hall at St. Charles. Committee for the meeting is: Door Prize: Joyce Bauza, Student Burse: Sara Bauza, Bingo Prizes: Ellen Boczek and Mary Ann Buretta. All committee members are to bring refreshments. Our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

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 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/

Sympathy is extended to the family of
Marcella Jerome
Sister of Msgr. Harry Jerome
who passed away November 11, 2018
And whose burial was January 17th , 2019 At Sacred Heart Cemetery
May she rest in peace.
Please keep her family in your prayers

AND

Sympathy is extended to the family of
John Pestka
who passed away Tuesday, January 15th
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, 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, Rhonda Helsley, Nancy Adams, Sondra Kuberski, Stephen Piotrowski, Crystal Hurt, Leonard Rice, Jim Getzie, Amanda Harris, Betty Moss, Jake Patterson, Dale Spencer, Ashton Smith, Devoney Alvis, Vivian Hodgeman, Betty, Kristy Carter. 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.

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.

Adult Faith Formation

Bishop Robert Barron’s study program on the Mass will resume Wednesday, January 16th after the 5:30 Mass. We will meet in Haffner Hall for approximately one hour. The title of this fifth session is, “Preparing for Sacrifice.” We will discuss the preparation of the gifts and the Eucharistic Prayer. Everyone is welcome, even if you have not attended the previous sessions.

PSR & Youth News . . . 

The PSR teachers and students would like to saythank you to the secret Santa’s who were so generous this year! We all appreciate it very much. Thank you again for thinking of all of us.Our class times are busy – we go to mass, work on our lessons, and enjoy some fun activities. Our 8th graders are preparing for Confirmation which is April 26th. We have some 4th graders who will soon be new altar servers at mass, they are doing great. Our next class is February 2nd.


We are very excited about the upcoming Lock In on Sunday, January 20th! It will start at 7 pm and we will attend mass on Monday morning at 6:45 am and that will end the Lock In. All students grade 7th through high school are invited to attend, and please bring friends! We ask that the kids bring a snack to share with everyone or a bottle of soda. Pizza will be provided as well as donuts. We will have games, music, & movies. Kids should dress comfortable and bring sleeping bags if they wish. We will have more information later. Can’t wait to see you there!!

The Beginning Of His Signs.

Empty vessels + Lots of water + Jesus’ action = Plenty good wine. His first of many signs takes place at Cana. Goodness always results when Jesus acts among us; loving us as a groom (Jesus) loves the bride (us). And Saint Paul lists other good signs, other spiritual gifts shared with us. These varied baptismal charisms (no one has them all) are gifts of the same Holy Spirit and Christ and God.

• Can I count at least one way God is active in my life each day this week?
• If someone asks me to do something (as Mary does today), even if I think I am not ready (as Jesus says at Cana), will I do it? What will I do?
• I will surely see someone in need this week. How will I act?

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.

DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

On Thursday, January 24th, at 9:45 am, Bishop Edward K. Braxton will preside and preach at an Ecumenical Service as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The event will take place in the Cathedral of Saint Peter in Belleville. Local clergy of various Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox traditions will have leadership roles in the service, and the faithful from all denominations are invited to attend. There will be a social following the prayer service in the Undercroft of the Cathedral. For further information, please contact Father Robert Flannery, Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer of the Belleville Diocese at 618.303.7412.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is jointly sponsored and celebrated throughout the world each year by the World Council of Churches and Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity of the Catholic Church.

(re) Discover TREASURES of the Catholic Faith – Hold the Date!! February 10th – 14th
~ 6:30 pm St. Joseph Church, Benton – 506 W. Main Street, Benton, IL 62812

Rev. Peter Schavitz will help you (re)discover the history, beauty, and truth of the Catholic Church… the church tat was founded by Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago. Join us for this extraordinary preaching event!

“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.

PROLIFE MARCH 2019

This year’s Prolife March will be January 27th 2019. Thank you for your Support. The time is from 2pm – 3pm, starting at the downtown Carbondale pavilion.

CDA Dues Reminder

Dues of $25 are payable in January – checks should be made payable to CDA court #795 and can be paid at our monthly meeting on the 14th, mailed to Lisa Mohr, or dropped in the Sunday collection basket. Thanks in advance!

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

St. Ann Valentine Dinner

St. Ann Catholic School’s CYM program will be hosting their annual Valentine Dinner on Saturday, February 2 to raise money for their summer mission trip. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per person or $30 per couple. Reservations are requested by January 30.

The evening will include a candle light dinner with full service and live entertainment. Mass at St. Ann precedes the dinner and begins at 4:45 p.m. For more information contact the parish office at 618-327-3232 or Rick Harris at 618-599-2910.

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.The Cathedral invites you to a live theatrical performance

Tolton: From Slave to Priest, an original one-man drama.

This professional production will be presented in the Cathedral of St. Peter on Friday, February 1 at 7:00 pm.

Audiences encounter the life and message of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest — who has roots in our own area!

Fr. Tolton faced prejudice in his life; however, he felt that the Catholic Church was the antidote to discrimination. “It was the priests of the Church who taught me to pray and to forgive my persecutors,” he said. “We should welcome all people into the Church, not send them away.” Fr. Tolton’s canonization cause is at the Vatican.

The February 1 performance is free.


The Messenger Newspaper

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

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

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

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

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

St. Bruno
Catholic School News www.stbrunoschool.com

Upcoming Dates

01/21/19—Scholarship Info Session
01/28/19—PTO Breakfast
01/28/19-2/2/19—Catholic Schools’ Week 02/02/19—Movie Night
03/02/19—Dueling Pianos Fundraising Event

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

Join us for Family Movie Night in the St. Bruno School gym on February 2! The movie will start at 6:00. Bring you chair or blanket. Admission by donation. Concessions available. Proceeds help fund the 8th Confirmation retreat at Camp Ondessonk.

INVEST IN KIDS ACT SCHOLARSHIP MEETING FOR DONORS
Whether you are interested in being a donor or finding out more about scholarship opportunities for Catholic education, you are invited to attend this informational session:

Monday, January 21, 6p.m., St. Bruno School

What: Scholarship Tax Credit Scholarship Program that offers a 75% STATE OF ILLINOIS TAX CREDIT to individuals and businesses that contribute to the program. Tax Credit Scholarships will cover up to 100% of St. Bruno student’s tuition (if under family income requirements).

Please come to learn about this incredible benefit. Our local students have the opportunity to benefit greatly from this scholarship program and local donors can too by receiving great tax benefits. This is a tremendous opportunity to grow our student population through scholarships for local families. Please come join us to learn more about the details of the program and how you can help.

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

Catholic Schools Week
January 28th – February 1st

Respect Life Corner:

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children: 
This Tuesday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion. We are called to observe this day through prayer and penance. More information: www.usccb.org/january- 22

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

Immac. Conc. 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. 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.

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!