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

March 18, 2018

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. 


Sacred Heart Church
March 18th - 2:00 pm

Fifth Sunday of Lent
Father, Forgive Them

The promise made by the LORD in the first reading is very bold. He says that all people shall know him, without having to be taught by others. He doesn't restrict the promise to only the holiest people: He says that the way people will know Him is through forgiveness of their sins. Remember, he is speaking to the Israelites, who had so many laws and commandments, they needed scribes and Pharisees to keep track of them. When they broke a commandment or law, they were isolated from the community. So the promise that God would place his law in their hearts meant they would be free to do God's will because they want to, not because they were feared punishment or rejection.

Jesus says something similar in today's gospel. He tells the disciples that his crucifixion would draw everyone to him. Now, Jesus' death showed that he took on the punishment for sins in place of us, who deserve it. In Luke's gospel he even prays for those who crucified him, asking God's forgiveness. (Lk 23:34) By dying on the cross, Jesus shows how much God loves us. By rising from the dead, he shows that we can rise from sin to a new life of faith and love.

Getting back to the first reading, we experience that promise when we bring our sins to God. When we forgive people who have hurt us, we also help them to experience that love. After all, if I can forgive someone, surely God will forgive them. We also help others to know God when we share or experience of being forgiven. Still not sure if God has forgiven you? The sacrament of Reconciliation gives us the assurance of God's forgiveness, as well as the experience. Along with the other sacraments, it helps us keep God's love in our hearts.

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

Cursillo for Christianity Retreat

Pray for the women: Kay Baker, Margie Born, Diane Derby-Carrel, Chris Kelley, Kathy Krisfaluzy, Mary Beth Lane, Kelly Paxton, Krista Piotrowski, and Patti Richards who will be participating in the Cursillo for Christianity Retreat being held at the Ruma Center on March 15th - 18th that they my receive spiritual awakening and grow in their faith to love God and their neighbor and be witnesses of mercy.


USHERS for the Month of March:

Saturday, 5:00 PM: Tony Jones; Mike Krisfaluzy; Allen Reaves; Jim Campanella

Sunday, 8:30 AM : Bob Stewart; Steve McCrary; Sam Lioacono; Steve Marek

Saturday, March 24; 5:00 pm

Gift Bearers: Tony & Tess Jones
Servers: Guy Alongi & Ron Mann
Lector: Kathy Krisfaluzy & Barb Brock
Extraordinary Ministers: Margie Born; Kelly Paxton; Mary Beth Lane; Rex Duncan (choir)

Palm Sunday, March 25; 8:30 am

Gift Bearers: Jon & Debbie Olinger
Servers: Grayson Benson & Katie Smith
Lector: Cara Alongi & Shonna Spencer
Extraordinary Ministers: Allen Martin; Suzanne Majewski; Barb Craft; Marian Whitson (choir)

How can our compassion lead us to break barriers and bring healing to others, thereby giving glory to God?

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.

Mass & Intentions

Saturday, March 17
Lenten Weekday
Saint Patrick, Bishop
Second Collection-Immaculate Conception Boiler Fund

4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confessions
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
John & Veronica Appuhn

Sunday, March 18
Second Collection-Immaculate Conception Boiler Fund
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass;

Catholic Extension Society
John & Loretta Schneider by Anton, Re & Renee

2:00 pm Combined Lent Penance Service at Sacred Heart

Monday, March 19
Lenten Weekday
6:45 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Barry James “BJ” Koerner by Earl & Catherine Crain

Tuesday, March 20
Lenten Weekday
6:30 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Josh Harsy

Wednesday, March 21
Lenten Weekday
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross
5:30 pm Mass - Catholic Extension Society

Frances Stewart by Betty & Brenda

Thursday, March 22
Lenten Weekday
6:45 am - Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Edward Fiorino by Rich & Mary Haines

Friday, March 23
Lenten Weekday
Saint Turbius of Mogrovefo, Bishop
8:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Clarence Majewski by Bill & Betty Eastman

Saturday, March 24
Lenten Weekday
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Confessions
5:00 pm Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Leroy Lamczik by Knights of Columbus #1298

Sunday, March 25
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 - 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass; Catholic Extension Society

Clarence Majewski by Sacred Heart Quilters


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. It can also mean that the sacrifice is offered for some person(s) living or dead. The more often the sacrifice is offered the more benefit is conferred. If you would like to offer a mass for a loved one, please contact the office. (A mass stipend of $10 is suggested for each intention)

Weekly Happenings

Saturday, March 17
Second Collection-Immaculate Conception Boiler Fund

Sunday, March 18
Second Collection-Immaculate Conception Boiler Fund
2:00 pm Combined Lent Penance Service at Sacred Heart

Monday, March 19
8 am - 12 pm: Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, March 20
8 am - 12 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm - Parish Council meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, March 21
8:30 am - Fr. Joseph at St. Bruno mass
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross

Thursday, March 22
6:00 pm - RCIA - Topic: Holy Week; Triduum; Practice for Holy Saturday
6:00 pm - Choir practice

Friday, March 23
4 - 7 pm - Last 2018 Fish Fry at Haffner Hall

Saturday, March 24

Sunday, March 25


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)


The adorers, the people who pray before the Blessed Sacrament during Eucharistic Adoration, would love to pray for the needs of the parish. Beginning this Wednesday, a book will be positioned near the front of the church during Adoration. Anyone who has a prayer need may write it in the book. Each person who comes into the church to pray during Adoration, will read the prayer intentions, and will lift those prayers to the Lord during their hour of Adoration. We will keep the book and add to the prayer list each week. If you have a prayer request, contact any of the adorers or Chris Kelley at 559-6581.

Private Adoration

On the last Saturday of each month there will be a one hour private devotion at Sacred Heart Church from 10 - 11 am. Everyone is welcome.

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:

Mass & Intentions  

Saturday, March 17
Lenten Weekday
Saint Patrick, Bishop

Sunday, March 18
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Sherry Szczeblewski by Albert Szczeblewski

2:00 pm Combined Lent Penance Service at Sacred Heart

Monday, March 19
Lenten Weekday 

Tuesday, March 20
Lenten Weekday
11 am - ? Election Day Chicken & Dumpling Dinner at parish hall

Wednesday, March 21
Lenten Weekday
5:00 pm Stations of the Cross at Sacred Heart
5:30 pm Mass at Sacred Heart

Catholic Extension Society
Frances Stewart by Betty & Brenda

Thursday, March 22
Lenten Weekday
6:00 pm - Parish & Finance Council meeting at rectory

Friday, March 23
Lenten Weekday
Saint Turbius of Mogrovefo, Bishop

Saturday, March 24
Lenten Weekday

Sunday, March 18
10:00 am Mass

Catholic Extension Society
Mildred Fischer by Albert Szczeblewski

Thank you to all who came and helped
with the Spring clean-up of the church
that was done on Monday, March 12th .
A job well done by all ages!!

Liturgical Ministers

Palm Sunday, March 25th - 10:00 am Mass

Extraordinary Ministers: Tiffany Kujawa, Mary Nippe, Kathy Rulevish
Lector: Susan Heape & Krista Piotrowski
Sweet Treats: Judy Valentine

Boiler repair...

The aging heating system has once again mal- functioned and needs emergency repairs. The new parts needed for the boiler have been ordered and should be in place as you read this.

Preliminary estimates for the cost of replacing the boiler is approximately $25,000.00 Any donations towards the replacement of the 50 year old boiler will be much appreciated. We are very grateful to the generous parishioner who has already contributed $1,500 towards this project.

The Immaculate Conception Altar Society will be having a BAKE SALE on Holy Saturday!! Get ready to enjoy some sweet goodies! If you would like to donate baked goods for the sale it would be much appreciated! The bake sale will be held at the corner of Walnut & Main St. in Tamaroa from 7:30 am - ?. Come on out and support the Altar Society and get your Easter baking done all at one time!!

Election Day Chicken & Dumpling Dinner

Immaculate Conception Election Day Chicken and Dumpling Dinner is Tuesday, March 20th!! Serving begins at 11 am! Dinners are $8 each with children 5 and under $5. Carryout dinners are available. Also, you can take a quart of dumplings home for $5 a quart! Desserts are needed. Please bring to parish hall the day of the dinner. All desserts are appreciated!!


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
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, Evelyn Bechlofft, Lynn Finn, Regina “Jeannie” Davison, Connie Horst, Sam Chapman, Helen Chitwood, Lindsay Lynch, Wanda Jones, Edna Emling, Helen Schafer.

Sick: Josh Ritter, Janet George, Sally Fontana, Linda Meyer, Amanda Evans, Aydan Zoller, Karl Mohr, James Feger, John Croessman, Vincent Deering, Jim Davis, Steve Benson, Adelyn Jones, Carl Campanella, Don Polczynski, Tammy Holford, Dodie Holmes, Scherry Baker, Shirley Cucchi, LaDonna Paxton, Janet Newborn, Hudson Saul, Joe Wynn, Juanita Ray, Kevin McCrary, Betty Nix, Joyce Scallini, Loretta Schneider, Frances Furlin. 

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, Sgt. 1st. Cl. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Lance Cpl. Drew Ferguson, Petty Ofc. 3rd Class Clay- ton Wyciskalla, Private Noah Mabry U.S.M.C., Major Andrew Martin.

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 are at Haffner Hall. For more information please call the office at 542-3423.

PSR NEWS . . . 

The second graders made their First Reconciliation after mass. It was very nice to see so many parents and grandparents at mass. All the children then went to reconciliation. Class time was spent learning more about Lent, the Triduum, and Easter. We listened to the Bible reading of events leading up to Jesus’s death. Then we shared crown of thorn cookies and resurrection rolls. We all then went to church for the stations of the Cross. First Communion is April 22nd at 8:30 am mass. Our next PSR class is April 7th.

Lenten Regulations:

Each year the Lord Jesus calls the entire Church to a special season of penance and renewal. As we begin this holy time of Lent, we should reflect on our need for conversion of heart, prayer, charitable works and penance. The season of Lent extends this year from Ash Wednesday, February 14, to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, March 29, inclusive.

  • Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent.
  • Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is also bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • On these two days of fast and abstinence, only one full meatless meal is allowed. The other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but altogether they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on these two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the obligation of the law is modified. Because Lent is a special season for all Christians, we should not lightly excuse ourselves from these penitential practices.
  • To completely disregard the law of fast and abstinence is seriously sinful.
Fifth Sunday of Lent
Early and often.

God acts with compassion. With mercy. With grace (and is grace). Early and often and always. What love!

  • How will I love like Christ today?

  • To whom will I show compassion?

  • How will I be gracefully merciful?

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Lector, Usher, Altar Server, or Gift Bearer....

If you would like to be added to the list, please contact Jim Derby at 542-2309. There will be a training session for all Extraordinary Ministers soon, including the current ministers and any new ministers.

"Catholic Sisters: The Spirit of St. Louis"

Parishioners and friends of the Belleville Diocese are invited to visit an exciting exhibit that celebrates Catholic Sisters—including the Adorers of the Blood of Christ—in the greater St. Louis area.

“Catholic Sisters: The Spirit of St. Louis” will be on display March 3rd through April 28th in the third-floor Carnegie Room of the St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch, 1301 Olive St. in downtown St. Louis.

The exhibit will feature historic photos and artifacts from 15 congregations of women religious who have left their mark in education, health care, social services, spiritual guidance and other areas.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, and open from 10 am to 6 pm Mondays through Saturdays.

Catholic Relief Services

Thank you for your generous support of The Catholic Relief Services Collection and for helping Jesus in disguise. Your contributions will make a difference for the poor and marginalized around the world. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give! Just visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections, and click on the “How to Give” link on the left

Please Support Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal

A most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2018 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal; we are truly grateful. If you have not yet so, there’s still plenty of time...one time donations or pledges – in any amount – are needed. Our seminarians, people served by Catholic Urban Programs and Daystar Community Program, the youngsters at Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School and 10 other ministries and programs are counting on your support. Donations can be made through your parish or online at www.diobelle.org. Please consider making your gift today or at any time in the coming months. Thank you and may God bless you for your generosity.

Quilt & Cash Bingo - St. Michael’s - Radom

March 18 - St. Michael’s Radom Altar & Rosary Sodality is hosting a Quilt & Cash Bingo on Sunday, March 18th. Bingo starts at 1:00 p.m., doors open at 11 am. Sandwiches and Refreshments available.


Sacred Heart Quilters are raffling off a hand made quilt, a machine quilted quilt, a baby quilt, and $25 cash for their annual Quilt raffle fundraiser. Drawing to be held at last Sacred Heart Fish Fry on March 23rd. You can purchase tickets from any quilter or from the office.

Have You Taken Control of Your Health Today?

March 28 - Life Line Screening will be here on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 offering safe, painless, non-invasive preventive health screenings that are typically not a part of a routine physical. To learn more about your risk of having a stroke or vascular disease, there is no time like the present to take advantage of this limited-time offer, being extended to our members only! In order to receive your special member pricing, and first choice of appointment times, you MUST pre-register via one of the methods below. CALL: the pre-registration phone number from any printed flyer, poster, etc.; visit: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle; TEXT: the word ‘circle’ to 797979

"Growing Old Gracefully"
Saturday, April 7, 10 am
St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Mt. Vernon

April 7 - Gary Behrman, PhD, MSW, MDiv, will explore what it means to age gracefully, integrate spirituality into our human development, and utilize a spiritual approach to aging well. Doors will open on April 7 at 9:00 a.m. RSVP by April 2 to Janice Gahagan: jgahagan@stmarymtvernon.org or call 618-244-1559. Funded by the Ministry to Sick & Aged, Catholic Diocese of Belleville. Sponsored by the Parish Nurses of St. Mary Church.


April 14 -
Plans for the 3rd Annual Sacred Heart Quarter Auction/Pork Steak Meal are underway! This years Quarter Auction will be held on Saturday, April 14th at Haffner Hall. This event promises to be a fun, family oriented evening! If you are able to help out in any way, please contact Elizabeth Benson at 318-9385 or Kelly at the parish office (542-3423). All donations, big or small are greatly appreciated and being accepted at this time.

OLMC 14th Annual Dinner Auction

April 21 - This adult-only evening will include dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles, and other fun games. Held at The Pavilion in Marion, Il on April 21st with doors open at 5:30 pm and dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. For information please contact Liz Bokermann at 615-509-0078.

Our Sacred Earth, Our Common Home

April 21 - A Morning of Reflection on Laudato Si' Saturday, April 21; 9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Shrine Visitors Center

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker, Yale Divinity School. Several "hands-on" breakout sessions. Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for students For those who are able, we suggest a payment of $40 to cover the cost of a student who cannot afford to pay. To register, or for more information: Call:(618) 394-6270

Email: Programs@snows.org Log on to: www.snows.org


April 28 - Are you thriving or just surviving? Do you want more energy? A deeper sense of purpose? Join us for Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose, presented by internationally acclaimed speaker Matthew Kelly. This event takes place on Saturday, April 28 at The Family Arena in St. Charles, MO, from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Currently, tickets are $39 per person, but if several people would like to attend, group prices may be available. If interested, the group could leave early to eat a late lunch, attend Mass at 5:00 in St. Charles, and then attend the event at 7:00. If you are interested, more information is available at this website https://dynamiccatholic.com/passion-and-purpose-live-st-louis-mo-apr-28-2018 If you would be interested in attending, call Chris Kelley at 559-6581 as soon as possible

Newman Center’s 11th Annual Golf Scramble

April 28 - The SIU Newman Center’s Knights of Columbus Council #7682 is hosting their 11th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, April 28th, at Red Hawk Golf Club in Tamaroa, Illinois. $60 per person includes lunch at noon and golf at 1 pm. Sponsorships are available. For more information, please call the Newman Center at 618-529- 3311 or email office@siucnewman.org.

The CSMA Fund for Ministry Applications

May 1 -  The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal Fund for Ministry encourages the development of and provides funding for unique programs and projects which address special needs within our Belleville Diocese. In 2017 a total o f $19,958 was awarded by The CSMA Fund for Ministry to 29 groups and organizations in each of the five vicariates.

The CSMA Fund for Ministry application form and updated application guidelines for 2018 funding will be available March 1, 2018, on the diocesan website - wwwdiobelle.org - under the “The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal” tab or call Ms. Kathleen Hunt, 618-722- 5012. Please note that the deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2018. Grants wil be awarded in September, 2018

A Pilgrimage of Peace to the Holy Land
Prayer - Solidarity - Peace
Co-Sponsored by: Catholic Relief Services
in the Dioc. of Belleville & Dioc. of Springfield in Illinois

November 26 to December 7 - You are invited to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime ‘Pilgrimage to the Holy Land,’ 12-days November 26 to December 7, 2018 Includes visits to Nazareth, Cana, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jericho, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, CRS Projects in the area, and much more! Only $3,399 from Chicago (ORD) plus $195 in tips. Spiritual director for the trip is Rev. Msgr. David Hoefler, Vicar General of the Springfield Diocese. Pilgrimage coordinator will be Cheryl Sommer, CRS Coordinator for the Belleville Diocese. To download the free color brochure and registration form, visit www.GoCatholicTravel.com/18017, or for more information, please contact Cheryl Sommer at 618-234-1166 or send an email to crsdiobelle@gmail.com. Space is limited. Register today!

Sacred Heart Fish Fry
 Fridays, 4-7 pm
(Last Fish Fry is March 23)
Haffner Hall

There will be a container in the vestibule marked “FOOD COLLECTION” for any items you may wish to donate. This container will remain until the end of Lent and the food will be taken to the food pantry weekly.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of this most needed and worthy Lenten program. Let us continue to enrich the wonderful heritage of generosity and service which belongs to the Catholic Church of Southern Illinois.

Pontifical Good Friday Collection

The annual Pontifical Good Friday Collection is mandated by the Holy Father to be taken up in every Catholic parish. The Collection sustains Christianity in the Holy Land. With your support, the Franciscans and others minister in parishes, provide formation and education, build homes and feed the hungry. The sacred shrines in the Holy Land are maintained so pilgrims can walk in the footsteps of Jesus. And in these times of war and instability, we provide humanitarian aid.

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection adds to the “universal” dimension of our faith. Those who contribute stand in solidarity, as instruments of peace, with the Church in the Holy Land.


There will be a container in the vestibule marked “FOOD COLLECTION” for any items you may wish to donate. This container will remain until the end of Lent and the food will be taken to the food pantry weekly.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of this most needed and worthy Lenten program. Let us continue to enrich the wonderful heritage of generosity and service which belongs to the Catholic Church of Southern Illinois.

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End of Year (2017) Financial Statements

If you would like a copy of your 2017 yearly contributions to the church please contact Kelly at the office at 542-3423 or by emailing your request to sacredheartduquoin@gmail.com


Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, located at 10101 West Main Street, Belleville, IL., is looking for a dependable individual to join our ministry. We need a grounds person for trimming the weeds on our property. This is a seasonal job, beginning in the month of April through the growing season. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm. This job is perfect for the student looking for summer employment or for someone retired looking for a part-time job. Please call Dee Dee at 618-397-0181 for more information.


“The Windows of Sacred Heart” is a project to help establish a fund for the restoration of our beautiful Sacred Heart Church windows. Betty Eastman has photographed our priceless stained glass windows here at Sacred Heart and has done an amazing job of creating beautiful greeting cards. If you are interested in purchasing these cards there are still boxes cards available, please contact the office at 542-3423 or sacredeartduquoin@gmail.com or Betty Eastman at 542- 5611.

St. Bruno Catholic School News 

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

Upcoming Dates:

3/16/18—Wine and Beer Tasting @ St. Bruno gym -  6-10PM
3/23/18—2nd grade stations of the Cross @ 2:00
3/26/18—Perry Cty Track Meet @ PCHS @ 3:30
3/27/18—8th Grade students to Chrism Mass @ Belleville
3/29-4/2—No School—Easter Break
4/6/18—Archery Team State Tournament @ Spring- field—arrive by 7:30
4/7/18 —Confirmation - St. Bruno @ 5:30 
4/10/18—PTO Meeting @ 6:00
4/12/18—Open House

Volleyball Update:

The Lady Falcons finished the regular season with a record of 23-1! They defeated Hoffman, Hoyleton, and St. Ann to win the Little 8 Conference Championship!

The regional game will be played at St. Bruno School on 3/13, with the Lady Falcons playing the winner of the Tamaroa Vs. Waltonville game at 5:30. The championship game will be played at 7:30.

place! What a great weekend of volleyball! The Ladies play their next game at home against St. Ann on Tuesday, February 27th.

March Gun of the Month Raffle Winner—

Andrew Kaup from High Ridge, Missouri. Andrew chose the cash prize.

Raffle tickets are still available at $20 per ticket - you are in the drawing each month—9 drawings left - even if you have already won. Different gun each month or choose the $400 cash. For a ticket—see any St. Bruno student or contact the school @ 357-8276. 

St. Bruno School Catholic Baptismal Bonus

Any kindergartener that enrolls at St. Bruno school for the 2018/2019 school year, AND has been baptized at St. Bruno Church or one of the following parishes (Tamaroa, Todd’s Mill, Sacred Heart, or Sparta), and whose family is an active member of the church will receive a $500 incentive per family for the 2018/2019 school year.

For any questions please contact St. Bruno Catholic School Principal, Mrs. Goldman, at 357-8276.

Respect Life Corner

Grade Your Marriage - Marriage is not a test that you either pass or fail. It is an ongoing process of learning about each other and how to accommodate differences so that both of you can feel satisfied and grow in love for each other.

Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: Marriage is not a competition in which one person wins at the expense of the other. Go to www.foryourmarriage.org to assess where you are in your marriage. This assessment can add up to a blueprint for deepening your marriage and helping you reach your full marriage potential. Give thanks to God our Father for the gift of marriage: the bond of life and love.


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!


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

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


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!