Welcome to the Sacred Heart Parish of Du Quoin IL

Welcome to

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




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.



26th Sunday



Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


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



Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 1-2, 2016 -


How can I prove myself to be trustworthy in seemingly “small” but important matters this week?



Chicken and Dumpling Dinner Tickets

Tickets for the Chicken and Dumpling Dinner are available this weekend in the vestibule after Mass. If you would like to buy tickets or take some tickets to sell you may do so. Money and/or unsold tickets should be turned in the weekend of October 22/23. If you are unable to attend Mass that weekend, please turn in your money/tickets to the rectory no later than Tuesday, October 25th. Thank you for your help in making our dinner a success!

October 1st - Blessing of the Pets


PSR NEWS ..... There will be "Blessing of the Pets" at 8:30 AM on Ocober 1st with Mass to follow. Also, at the Mass we will have "Blessing of the Rosary's". Please bring oiur rosary to be blessed and place it on the table toward the front of church. PSR class will follow Mass.

October 2nd - LIVING ROSARY

October 2 - Sunday at 7PM. The meaning of the Rosary is simply a Catholic prayer based upon the Bible that focuses on the events in he life of Jesus and that of Mary the Mother of Jesus. What is the living rosary? A living rosary is when people are used to represent each bead of the rosary. How do we pray the living rosary? As each prayer is prayed, the person representing the bead for that prayer will hold a lit candle. When the rosary is prayed completely, the circle of lit candles will repesent our prayers to keep our faith alive and strong.


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October 2 - K of C New . . . The Knights of Columbus will have their annual Stag Picnic on Sunday, October 2nd at noon at the K. C. Hall. All members and invited guests are welcome. The Knight of Columbus are making available the north section of the K.C. building to rent. It is approximately 20 ft. by 60 ft. and would be a good storage or shop area. If interested please call Al Martin at 534- 5227.




Dinner with Father Joseph ..... Would you like to come to the invitationrectory and have dinner with Fr. Joseph? He sure wants you to come! And in order to become more familiar with his parishioners, and they with him, Father Joseph will be extending a dinner invitation to members of our parish. Dinner will take place after Mass on the Wednesdays of the month that do not have Adoration scheduled. You will be contacted by Barbara Brock, so when you receive the call, please add the dinner to your schedule. Also, Barbara will be calling for volunteers to help furnish items for the meal or you may call her to volunteer to prepare a dish. Father will also be preparing a dish at each meal. He is looking forward to sharing a meal and fellowship with everyone.




Adult Faith Formation Adult Faith Formation adult faith formationsessions will be on Wednesday’s (when there is no Eucharistic Adoration) at 6:10 pm at Haffner Hall. We will be focusing on the next Sunday’s readings and various topics. If there is a topic or practice that you would like to know more about in our Catholic Faith, please give the office a call or email us so we can pass it on to the leaders of the class. Everyone is welcome to attend!



RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Faith or in becoming a member of the Church. All are welcome to attend. We also invite all members of the parish to attend any of the classes. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and will alternate each month between Du Quoin - Sacred Heart and Pinckneyville - St. Bruno. September meetings will be at Sacred Heart. Please check the bulletin for the topic of the week. This week's topic "Meaning of the Mass"



Immaculate Conception Fall Quilt Bingo

bingoOctober 16 - It's only 5 weeks away and time to get ready for the Fall Bingo! We now have enough quilts for our Quilt & Cash Bingo!! Thank you everyone for your generosity! We are still in need of small raffle donations. Please call Eileen 924-6620, Carolyn 496-3926, or Diana 318-1306.



Priesthood Sunday October 30th

October 30 - Priesthood Sunday October 30th - In observance of Priesthood Sunday, The Messenger, the Belleville Diocesan Catholic newspaper, will publish a special section in the October 20 issue to recognize all of our priests: active and retired, pastors, administrators, associate pastors and sacramental ministers. This is your opportunity to tell us briefly some of their best qualities. Please email your remarks to: cathnews@bellevillemessenger.org, fax 618-235-9605 or mail to: The Messenger, 2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221. Deadline to submit remarks on or before October 6.


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Wednesday, September 7th & 28th
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
First & last Wed. of each month.

Praying to the Lord! What a beautiful feeling that brings to your life!
If you would like to experience this feeling - come to Eucharistic adorationAdoration! If you don't want to do it alone, find a friend who may be willing to come with you to experience this same feeling. Or get a group of friends to come and praise God together! There are openings in the Eucharistic Adoration schedule available. On the first and last Wednesday of the month, 1-2 pm is available.




visit shut ins

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 on-line:

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 that EWTN has to offer or go to:


  • Parish Staff
    for both Churches

    Parish Contact Information
    for both Churches

    Reverend Joseph Oganda
      - Pastor of
      Sacred Heart Church
      Immaculate Conception
    Kelly Paxton
      - Secretary, Sacred Heart
    Tony Kellerman
      - Maintenance - Sacred Heart

    Stanley & Sylvester Bejma

      - Maintenance - Immac. Conc.
    Suzanne Majewski
      - Parish Council President
    Sacred Heart
    Janet Harris
      - Parish Council President
    Immaculate Conception
    Mary Beth Lane
      - Coord. of Religious Education
    Sacred Heart
    Coach Allen Martin
      - Youth Minister
    Sacred Heart

    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
    Parish Council President - 618-496-5595

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    533 W 2nd North St, Tamaroa, IL 62888
    Phone - 496-5867 or 527-1251

    Immac. Conc. Hall rental. - 618-527-1251
    Parish Council President - 618-318-1649

    Webmaster: Suzanne McCrary



    Download This Week's Bulletin
    Diocesan Audio Visual Library
    Ecumenical Connection
    From the Desk of Fr. Joseph
    Growing in Faith Newsletter
    Initial Child Protection Policy Training
    Lent 2016 - Year of Mercy
    Parish Center Agreement
    Parishioners Serving Schedule -Oct
    Plans For Parish Restructuring Docs
    PSR Registration Letter 2016/2017

    PSR Registration Form
    RCIA Schedule
    YouTube Vatican Channel
    Why Do Catholics Do That
    Weekend Warriors Schedule

    Sacred Heart news on Facebook

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    Sacred Heart

    USHERS - October:
    Saturday, 5:00 PM: TJeremy Cornett, Allen Reaves, Jim Campanella, Jeff Robinson

    , 8:30 AM: Steve McCrary, Jon Olinger, Noah Mabrey, Don Harsy

    Saturday, October 1, 5:00 pm
    Gift Bearers: Marie Dimney
    Servers : Guy Alongi & Ron Mann
    Lector: Erica Shepard
    Extraordinary Minister: Kelly Paxton, Marion Whitson, Jenny Fronek, Donna Mann (choir)

    Sunday, October 2, 8:30 am
    Gift Bearers: Youth
    Servers:Maddie Cornett & Gabrielle Alongi
    Lector: Grace Alongi
    Extraordinary Ministers: Alaric Davis, Avery Shivley, Katie Smith, Amanda Chastain (choir)

    Saturday, September 24, 2016
    Breakfast for the Needy at Haffner Hall 9-11:00 A.M.
    Confession 4:30-4:45 PM
    crossMass 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday, September 25, 2016
    Rosary 8:00 A.M.
    Confession 8:00-8:15 AM
    crossMass 8:30 A.M.
    Monday, September 26, 2016
    crossMass 6:45 AM
    Quilting at Haffner Hall 8:00 A.M.
    Rosary Fairview Nursing & Healthcare 9:00 A.M.
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    Quilting at Haffner Hall 8:00 A.M.
    Wednesday,September 28, 2016
    crossEucharistic Adoration7AM - 8PM
    crossChildren's Mass @ St. Bruno8:30 A.M.
    crossMass 5:30 P.M.
    PSR teacher meeting at school6:00 P.M.
    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    crossMass 6:45 A.M.
    Sacred Heart Office closed 8 A.M.-2 P.M.
    RCIA Classes at Sacred Heart Haffner Hall. This week’s topic - "Who is Jesus" 6:00 P.M.
    Choir practice 7:00 P.M
    Friday, September 30, 2016
    crossMass 8:00 A.M.
    Saturday, October 01, 2016
    crossMass - Blessing of the pets8:30 A.M.
    PSR class8:30-12:30 PM
    Confession 4:30-4:45 PM
    crossMass 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday, October 02, 2016
    Rosary 8:00 A.M.
    Confession 8:00-8:15 AM
    crossMass 8:30 A.M.


    Sacred Heart:

    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. Sacred Heart Cemetery Cemetery lots are currently sold for $200 each. Beginning January 1, 2017 the cost will be $350 per grave with $50 going toward perpetual care. A plot is one grave site, and a lot contains a number of plots (gravesites) sold to an individual. Lots can be sold by 1/2 lots (4 graves) or whole lots (8 graves) in Sections: Holy Family, Holy Spirit, and Holy Trinity. You may purchase individual plots (gravesites) in Section Holy Angels only. No graves will be sold in the old sections - Sections A, B, C, D. Please contact the office for further information or if you would like to make a purchase.


    pray for

    Nursing Home Residents: Marcia Stacey, Susan Farmer, Mary Powless, Geraldine Kowzan, Evelyn Bechlofft, Lynn Finn, Helen Keiner, Regina “Jeannie” Davison, Connie Horst, Stanley Wheatley, Sam Chapman, Gene Eisenhauer.

    Sick: Josh Ritter, Janet George, Walt Furlow, Kevin McCrary, Verna Epplin, Sally Fontana, Frances Stewart, Greg Wolfe, Doris Rottschalk, Aaron Harsy, Geneva Weis, Pam Loiacono, Linda Meyer, Gene Eisenhauer, Lisa Mohr, Amanda Evans, Jim Mitchell, Devoney Alvis, Aydan Zoller, Janet Nevill, Rhonda & Travis Helsley, Diane Derby-Carrel.

    Military Personnel: Lt. Col Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan Keller, MSgt. Thomas D. Sims, Sgt. Derek S. Sims, ITS1(SS/AW) John Kelley, SSgt. Patrick Kelley, SPC Mark Yanez, SrA Justin Decker, PV2 Jared Albers, Major Carly Sims, Major Cory Jones, SSgt. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, PFC Drew Ferguson, Clayton Wyciskalla.


    crossMASS SCHEDULE for
    Immaculate Conception

    Sunday - October 2, 10:00 AM
    Extraordinary Ministers: Janet Harris, Eileen Koenegstein, Diana Majewski
    Lector: Krista Piotrowski
    Sweet Treats: Patty Marcquenski

    Saturday, September 24, 2016
    Sunday, September 25, 2016
    crossMass 10:00 A.M.
    Monday, September 26, 2016
    Labor Day - Office closed '
    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
    crossMass 8:00 A.M.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    Immaculate Conception Office open 8 A.M.-2 P.M.
    Friday, September 30, 2016
    Saturday, October 01, 2016
    Sunday, October 02, 2016
    crossMass 10:00 A.M.


    Immaculate Conception:

    1. Office Hours: Thursdays from 8AM to 2PM - When office is closed, please call 542-3423 (Sacred Heart) for assistance.

    2. Sweet Treats…. Money that is collected from our Sweet Treats raffle on each Sunday is a deposited into our Building and Educations Fund. It is an important money maker for this fund. If you would like to be added to our volunteer list to supply a “Sweet Treat” you can contact Janet at 318- 1649, Diana at 318-1306, or Krista at 318-7766. If you are on the list and are unable to provide your treat at the assigned day, please contact Janet or Diana so they can find someone to provide for that week. Thanks to everyone who brings treats or buys chances for their continued support!


    St. Bruno Catholic School News

    Upcoming Dates:

    9/27/16 CC Benton Fall Run @ 4:00
    10/7/16 No School
    10/10/16 No School
    Save the Date
    11/12/16—Annual Dinner & Auction
    @ KC Hall

    Perry County Marketplace Receipts

    St. Bruno School is participating in the Perry County Marketplace Apples for the Students program again. All you need to do is save your Perry County Marketplace receipts and drop them in the container in the church vestibule, send them to the school or give to any St. Bruno student. Last year we were able to purchase PE equipment and a new printer with the receipts collected. Thank you!

    Questions about Catholic Schools

    Have questions about sending your child to Catholic School? St. Bruno parents are happy to talk about their experience. Please ask! For specific questions, contact PREMO committee member Cara Alongi, school board member Jennifer Poiter, or principal Mrs. Goldman.



    1. Baptism - During or after weekend Masses by appointment. Must be a registered member and attend baptismal prepareation 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. 2016 Parish Council Members: President: Suzanne Majewski; Vice President: Steve McCraryi; Secretary: Jeremy Cornett, Rose Along, Henry Born, Don Harsy, Debbie Mannino, and Allen Reaves and 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.


    Respect Life Corner

    The Fruit of Our Lives – We see the fruit of our lives in our children. But our vocation to fruitfulness is greater than even this.

    Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: Everything is called to generate new life in others and to proclaim the great hope of our Lord Jesus Christ. Even if we cannot have children, our love is called to be fruitful in our work and rest, our family life, or adoration and mission. All of us, whatever our state in life, are called to spiritual parenthood. Pray that we hear and recognize our own call.

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