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


~ TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
September 24, 2017

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. 

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Management Unfair

Notice any difference between the attitude of Paul in the second reading and that of the workers in the Mat- thew's Gospel? The workers grumble because the latecomers got the same pay as those who worked all day. Paul has worked for the Lord for years, yet he thinks it is better to keep working than to claim his reward of eternal life.

The workers grumbled because the landowner gave the same wages to the ones who only worked for an hour. (You can imagine the picket signs: Vinedressers Local on Strike: Management Unfair!) Sometimes we see this parable as an explanation for why sinners who repent on their deathbed can get to heaven. But Matthew was more likely referring to the Jews who had served God for centuries and now see newcomer Gentiles claiming equality in the church. They were complaining about God's generosity in reaching out to all peoples, not just the chosen few. God's generosity is the real point. Those who realize how blessed they are in being called to do God's work have no problem sharing that blessing with others. When we see how much God loves us, we naturally want to respond with love and service of our own. That is what the grumblers, both in the parable and in Matthew's church, were missing.

Contrast that with Paul, who loves the Philippians so much that he is willing to put off his heavenly reward if he can help any more people come to Christ. Paul is more interested in their welfare than in his own reward. That is the attitude that Jesus hopes for in all his disciples. We can love him so much that we can't help but share that love with those around us. We can be so grateful for what he has done for us that we will suffer anything with joy. We can care more about bringing Jesus to others than we do about our own comfort or even our lives. We can do this because we know the Lord's ways are not fair--they are more generous than we can imagine!

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

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

USHERS for the Month of October:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Jim Campanella; Tony Jones; Mike Krisfaluzy; Jeremy Cornett
Sunday, 8:30 AM or 10:00 AM: Joe Lane; Jon Olinger; Rockne Berg; Jim Derby

Saturday, September 30; 5:00 pm

Gift Bearers: Brock Family
Servers: Tim Cobin & Henry Born
Lector: Rex Duncan
Extraordinary Ministers: Marian Whitson; Margie Born; Richard Rottschalk; Kelly Paxton (choir)

Sunday, October 1; 8:30 am

Gift Bearers: Youth
Servers: Youth
Lector: Youth
Extraordinary Ministers: Youth

How will I stop acting like a s self-appointed judge of “latecomers” and begin serving as a member of God’s “welcome wagon”? After all, God has welcomed even me.

Mass intentions refer to the particular purpose for which a specific Mass is offered. This may be to honor God or thank him for blessings received. But technically a Mass intention means that the sacrifice is offered for some person(s) living or dead. If you would like to offer a mass for a loved one, please contact the office. Mass stipends are $10 each.

SACRED HEART
Mass & Intentions

Saturday, September 23
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Weekday
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confessions
5:00 pm Mass

Mimi Alongi by Dorothy Alongi
JoAnn Jasecko by Bill Jasecko
Bea Yehling by Betty & Brenda

Sunday, September 24
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
HURRICANE IRMA SPECIAL RELIEF COLLECTION

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

Catholic Extension Society
Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda 
Stanley Wheatley by Pat Wheatley

Monday, September 25
Weekday
6:45 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda
Joe Ann Strong by George & Pat Ciganovich
Harry “Corky” Strong by Lindon Paxton family

Tuesday, September 26
Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs
Weekday
8:00 am Mass at Immaculate Conception

Catholic Extension Society
Ronald Szczeblewski by Joe & Cecil Szczeblewski

Wednesday, September 27
Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest
Weekday
5:30 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Carl Eisenhauer by Jacqueline Williams

Thursday, September 28
Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr; Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs
Weekday
6:45 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Rev. John Joyce

9:00 am Fairview Nursing & Healthcare Center

Catholic Extension Society
Joe Wolfe by Della

9:35 am Du Quoin Nursing & Rehab Center

Catholic Extension Society
Joe Ann Strong by Rupert & Therese Borgsmiller

Friday, September 29
SAINTS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS
Weekday
8:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Msgr. Cyril N. Haffner

Saturday, September 30
Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor of the Church
Weekday
Second Collection - Social Justice Collection
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confessions
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
JoAnn Jasecko by Bill Jasecko

Sunday, October 1
TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Second Collection - Social Justice Collection
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass: YOUTH MASS

Catholic Extension Society
Harold & Lola Pundsack by Jon & Debbie Olinger Family
Josephine Christoffell by Don & Beverly Harsy

SACRED HEART
Schedule 

Saturday, September 23
9:00 am Rosary at Fairview Nursing and Healthcare

Sunday, September 24 
Hurricane Irma Relief Collection

Monday, September 25
8 am - noon: Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, September 26
8 am - noon: Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm Chicken & Dumpling Committee meeting

Wednesday, September 27

Thursday, September 28
6:00 pm - RCIA at Sacred Heart: Who is Jesus? - Corporal Works of Mercy
6:00 pm - Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception Annual combined Parish Council meeting at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall
7:00 pm Choir practice

Friday, September 29

Saturday, September 30
Social Justice Collection
9:00 am Rosary at Fairview Nursing and Healthcare

Sunday, October 1
Social Justice Collection
Coffee & Donuts after mass at Haffner Hall
7:00 pm - Living Rosary at Sacred Heart

NEWS & EVENTS:

1. Knights of Columbus Celebration At the October 3rd meeting the Knights of Columbus will have a special celebration and meal in honor of all past Grand Knights. The meal will begin at 6:00 pm

2. High School Youth meeting There will be a meeting for all high school youth today Sunday, September 17th. The meeting will be in church after the 8:30 am mass. Parents are invited to attend.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Donations appreciated....

Please leave all donations brought to the church in the vestibule of the church. When items are in the wor- ship spaces of the church, they become a distraction to those who notice them. If there are donated items for specific ministries, please leave a note with the donation so it can be forwarded to the proper persons.

Concrete/parking lot project to begin...

Beginning this week, the concrete between the school and the church will be removed for a complete renovation of that area. Unfortunately this involves removing the wheel chair ramp at the west entrance. Hopefully progress will move quickly if the weather cooperates! We ask for your patience and understanding during this time of construction.

HURRICANE IRMA SPECIAL RELIEF COLLECTION

There will be a second collection on both Sun- day’s at Sacred Heart - September 24th & October 7th for Hurricane Irma Special Relief. Please give generous- ly to those who have lost so much!

The family of Adelyn Jones still needs your prayers.
Adelyn’s mommy & daddy - Olivia & Eric Jones, is asking everyone to pray for their 3 year old daughter who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Adelyn is home now from the hospital, but she still needs your prayers. She has a long road ahead of her that she has to continue to meet with her doctors and more stays in 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/

BENEFIT IS TODAY!!!

Also plan to attend a  benefit for Princess Addy on September 23
Benefit honoring: Princess Addy's Army

There will be a fund raiser for Princess Addy on Saturday, September 23 - TODAY. The day starts off with a 5K run/walk at the fairgrounds and a Kid’s Fun Run following. Then the evening begins with a dinner at 5:00 PM at the Du Quoin American Legion. There will be a  "Princess Corner" where little girls can be pampered, a Silent Auction, Gun Raffle, and then at 7PM a dance with music provided by the ’We Got It Covered’ band. Check out the flyers on the bulletin boards at the entrance to church!

 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Mass & Intentions

Saturday, September 23
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
Weekday

Sunday, September 24
TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
HURRICANE IRMA SPECIAL RELIEF COLLECTION
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Ronald Szczeblewski by Joe & Cecil Szczeblewski

Monday, September 25
Weekday

Tuesday, September 26
Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs
Weekday
8:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Ronald Szczeblewski by Joe & Cecil Szczeblewski

Wednesday, September 27
Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest
Weekday

Thursday, September 28
Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr; Saint Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs
Weekday
6:00 pm - RCIA at Sacred Heart: Who is Jesus?  - Corporal Works of Mercy
6:00 pm - Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception Annual combined Parish Council meeting at Immaculate Conception Parish Hall

Friday, September 29
SAINTS MICHAEL, GABRIEL, AND RAPHAEL, ARCHANGELS
Weekday

Saturday, September 30
Saint Jerome, Priest, Doctor of the Church
Weekday

Sunday, October 1
TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
10:00 am Mass

Fr. Joseph Ceranski

7:00 pm - Living Rosary at Sacred Heart

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Liturgical Ministers

Sunday, Oct. 1 - 10:00 am Mass

Extraordinary Ministers: Gary Reidelberger, Susan Heape, Tiffany Kujawa
Lector: Eileen Koenegstein
Sweet Treats: Roseanne Kristin

  

Upcoming events - Mark your calendars!

September 17th - Parish Family Picnic!
October 15th - Quilt & Cash Bingo - Reminder to get your quilts and raffle prize donations ready! 
More information to come!


QUILT & CASH BINGO

 Our annual Quilt & Cash Bingo will be here before you know it....October 15th! We now have enough quilts for the Bingo. Raffle tickets are ready and can be picked up at the entrance to the church! Everyone’s support for our annual bingo and raffle is needed in order to make this event a HUGE SUCCESS!!!!


 

 

IC  NEWS & EVENTS

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

2.  Parish Council Joint meeting Annual combined meeting with Sacred Heart. This years Annual Joint Parish Council meeting will take place on Thursday, September 28th at the Im- maculate Conception Parish Hall at 6 pm.

 IC New Parish Hall Rental Rates
Effective 5/1/17

Previously rented dates on the calendar
will be honored
with price at time date was booked

CURRENT RATES                    NEW RATE
   $10/hr - Parishioner              $25/hr - Parishioner
$25/hr - Non-Parishioner     $40/hr - Non-Parishioner
        $25 deposit                            $100 deposit

Pray for . . .

Nursing Home: Marcia Stacey, Mary Powless, Geraldine Kowzan, Evelyn Bechlofft, Lynn Finn, Regina “Jeannie” Davison, Connie Horst, Sam Chapman, Phyllis Ferguson, Helen Chitwood, Rosalia Jurcowski, Mildred Fisher, Verna Epplin, Lindsay Lynch, Mervin Hampleman.

Sick: Josh Ritter, Janet George, Kevin McCrary, Sally Fontana, Linda Meyer, Amanda Evans, Aydan Zoller, Karl Mohr, James Feger, John Croessman, Ed Fiorino, Vincent Deering, Juanita Ray, Penelope Sophia Hawkins, Jim Da- vis, Steve Benson, Adelyn Jones, Carl Campanella, Dodie Holmes, Dorothy Dembow, David Hoffmann, Dorothy Hoffmann, Larry Hutson, Don Polczynski, Bill Vancil, Albert Dale Heape, Melody Kristofferson, Jared Brown, Dale Charles Bann, Campbell Kinney, Judah Pope, Larry Sanders, Darlene Sterns.

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan Keller, MGunnerySgt. Thomas D. Sims, Sgt. Derek S. Sims, ITS1(SS/AW) John Kelley, SSgt. Patrick Kelley, SPC Mark Yanez, PV2 Jared Albers, Major Carly Sims, Major Cory Jones, SSgt. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Lance Cpl. Drew Ferguson, Petty Ofc. 3rd Class Clayton Wyciskalla, Cpl Justin Conner, Recruit Noah Mabry U.S.M.C.

PSR News ...

Our first PSR class was held on September 9th and began with mass with the parents and students. This year’s theme is “Jesus Rocks!” During class time the students learned about Creation and how to care for all that God has given us to care for. They also learned about Mary and celebrated her birthday. At snack time students enjoyed a Creation theme snack mix and painted rocks to spread the word about our Catholic faith.

Next month’s class will be on October 7th and we will learn about the Trinity and the Rosary. At mass that morning we will have the “Blessing of the Rosary”. If you have a rosary that you would like blessed, please bring it to mass that day.

The teachers are busy planning their next class and hoping if you missed the first class we will see you in October!

Mary Beth Lane

Is God calling you . . . to a deeper faith?
RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception Parishes invite you to join the RCIA journey. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for people interested in learning about our Catholic faith and traditions as a means to discern if God is calling you to become Catholic. Or for Catholics who wish to learn more about their Catholic faith. Let us all come together to share our faith. Classes begin 6 PM, September 7th 2017 at Haffner Hall . For more information please call the office at 542-3423.

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Do not be resentful.

The Gospel story of the landowner hiring workers throughout the day tells us that it does not matter who is last and who is first. Though we may resent this behavior, though we may say “unfair” – it does not matter. Astonishing! In the kingdom of heaven – and we live in it already today – God is generous. Always. Each of us is given much more than we could ever earn. Always. We must be grateful. Always.

  • What resentment(s) must I give up?
  • How can I be even more generous?
  • Who needs my generosity today?

October 1 - is Respect Life Sunday. To mark this event, the joint Parishes of Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception will celebrate the Living Rosary at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church. A minimum of about 60 people are needed to form the rosary around the church as well as those who choose to pray this special prayer. Please join us in this prayer for life. For more information, con- tact Chris Kelley at 559-6581.

HURRICANE IRMA SPECIAL RELIEF COLLECTION

October 1st & 8th - The USCCB will be conducting a Hurricane Irma Special Relief Collection this weekend and also again on October 8th at Sacred Heart and again on October 1st at Immaculate Conception. The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Irma Relief will support Church relief agencies as they provide humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, and medical care, as well as long-term efforts to restore com- munities after widespread destruction, and the USCCB for pastoral and reconstruction aid to the Church in the Caribbean and the United States.

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal...
Join us as Partners in Hope

Did you know your gift to The 2017 Catholic Ser- vice and Ministry Appeal can be made online? Visit www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving to the Diocese”. It’s that simple! Through your prayers and generous help you are partnering with 14 ministries funded by The Appeal that serve thousands of people each and every day throughout southern Illinois! Thank you so very much.

Duck Booya and Chicken Dinner

October 7 - St. Ann’s Annual Duck Booya and Chicken Dinner will be held Saturday, October 7th in Raddle, IL. Serving is from 4 - 7 pm. There will be mass at 2:30 pm. Also games, concessions, raffles, and a silent auction.

St. Charles DuBois - Quilt & Cash Bingo

October 8 - The St. Theresa’s Sodality of St. Charles Borromeo Church in DuBois is having their Quilt & Cash Bingo and Raffle on Sunday, October 8th. Doors open at 11 am and games begin at 1 pm.. Lunch available.

Fall Harvest Blessing

All are invited to the Diocesan Fall Harvest Blessing of the Farm, which will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. at the farm of Don & Mary Ann Biehl & Family. The farm of Mr. & Mrs. Biehl is located at 5420 Schmidt Lane; Smithton, Illinois 62220. One heads North of Smithton on US Hwy-159 approximately 2 miles and turns left (West) onto Schmidt Lane. [Or head South of Belleville on US Hwy- 159 approx.. 4 miles and turn right (West) onto Schmidt Lane.] Then go 1 and 1⁄2 miles; house and farm will be on your left. The “Farm Blessing” signs will guide you, too. Those attending are invited to bring harvested grain, fruit and vegetables and garden produce in marked containers along with animals and farm machinery to be blessed. You are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the local food pantry. Please join us for food and fellowship following the Blessing!

BDCCW annual Convention

October 11 - BDCCW annual Convention is Wednesday, October 11th at St. Bruno’s, Pinckneyville. Registration is at 8:00 am. The theme is “How might God be Calling You?” Registration is $18 before September 25th and $20 at the door. Call Joan Derringer at 618-534-6697 for more information and registration forms.

St John’s United Church of Christ Sausage Supper

October 14 - St. John’s All you can eat Sausage Supper dinner is Saturday, October 14th from 4 - 7 pm. Dinner in- cludes sausage, mashed potatoes, green beans, sauer- kraut, drink & dessert. $10 per person; $5 kids 4 - 11; 3 &under eat free.

Youth Group 5K & 1 mile kids fun run

October 14 - St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, IL. is planning a 5K and 1 mile kids fun run for their youth group on October 14th, 2017. This 5k is designed for the youth group to help balance the funds for conferences, retreats, and other activ- ities in Southern Illinois. We are currently looking for partici- pants for either the 5k, or the 1 mile fun run. Registration forms should be postmarked by October 1st to be guaranteed a T-Shirt! We also have online registration at https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Anna/FanYourFlame. All proceeds will go towards the youth group for them to attend confer- ence, retreats, and activities to help them grow in their faith. See flyers on the bulletin boards in church.

Come and Meet Us Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois (CCSIL)

October 14 - Us Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois is hosting a breakfast on Saturday, October 14 at 8:30 am. The breakfast is free but we will ask for a free will donation. We’ll be presenting some exciting news about Catholic Charities during the breakfast and will have a silent auction. All are invited. Contact Deacon Don Sparling deacondon56@aol.com for more information and to let us know if you are coming.

SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 29, 2017

October 29 - Sacred Heart’s annual Chicken and Dumpling Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 from 11 am - 2 pm. If you are working on your calendar for the remainder of the year - make sure you mark this date!!!

It takes everyone working together to make this the success that it has become. The community looks forward to this annual event and we want to make sure we are don’t disappoint them!

Priesthood Sunday - October 29th

Deadline October 6 - In observance of Priesthood Sunday, The Messenger, the Belleville Diocesan Catholic newspaper, will publish a special section in the October 19 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: cath- news@bellevillemessenger.org, or mail to The Messenger, 2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221. Deadline to submit remarks on or before October 6th.

FALL VENDOR CRAFT FAIR - SAVE THE DATE!!

November 18 - Sacred Heart will be hosting a Fall Craft Show on November 18th! More information to come as it becomes available. 

Child Protection Refresher/CANTS

Deadline September 29 - Please remember to do your child protection refresher. At orientation, it was mentioned that if this is not completed you will not be able to volunteer at the school or be able to be in your child’s classroom. You have until September 29th to complete the refresher or you will be listed as inactive. This is for anyone who volunteers at the school, drives kids to sporting events, etc. CANTS forms have been emailed or are in the Thursday folder and need to be filled out, signed, dated and returned to the school office.

Refresher course available at: https://safeandsacred-diobelle.org/login/index.php

If you need the initial child protection training, there is a training available in OLMC Herrin on 9/19 @ 6:00. To register, call Pattie Maeser @ 942-4484 or email pmaeser@olmcschool.net.

St. Bruno Catholic School News 

Learn more about St. Bruno Catholic School at http://stbrunoschool.com

Upcoming Dates

September 26th - Iowa Testing Week

~SAVE THE DATE~

Sat. 11/11/17— Annual Dinner & Auction 


 Gun of the Month Raffle tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the 2018 gun of the month raffle are on sale now through the end of the year. $20 per ticket - you are in the drawing each month - even if you have already won. Different gun each month or choose the $400 cash. See any St. Bruno student or contact the school @ 357-8276

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.

These funds allow us to purchase PE and sports equipment and school and office supplies. Thank you!

 
Respect Life Corner

Love is Our Life Mission – “The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring comfort to the poor, to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captive.” God‘s love is our life mission. If we choose to embrace this mission, we will have a new perspective on many issues. This may also mean that we will sometimes live as minorities, with different values from our surrounding secular culture.

Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: If we understand that love is our mission then we have learned a basic truth that will shape many other areas of life. Pray for the ability to see clearly the path to take when situations arise that are contrary to our beliefs as Cathol


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:  http://thesundaymass.org

EWTN Global Catholic Network

Originally known as the Eternal Word Television Network, EWTN provides inspirational talk shows, original Catholic teaching series, animated programs for kids, live church coverage and documentaries. Tune in to channel 261 on DISH Network Satellite TV, channel 370 on DirecTV, and channel 94 for NewWave Communications for all EWTN has to offer or go to:  http://www.ewtn.com/tv/

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal... join us as Partners in Hope

Hundreds of people from throughout the diocese participate in the Rite of Election at the Cathedral each year. This liturgy, ordinations, the annual farm blessing and many other special events throughout the year are planned and implemented by the diocese’s Office of Worship which receives funding from The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. Please make your contribution to the 2017 Appeal now!

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!