Sacred Heart Parish of Du Quoin, Illinois – Founded In 1857
Immaculate Conception Parish of Tamaroa, Illinois – Founded in 1890

September 19, 2021

We hope your stay in 0ur area is pleasant and enjoyable .
We pray for your safety on your return travel back home

Click here to read: Diocese of Belleville – Phase 5 Guidelines

Phase 5 short version

Seek his kingdom, and these other things will be given you besides.
(…) For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

– Luke 12:31, 34

Bishop Elect – John Iffert Installation – live stream 
Sacred Heart Parish will live stream
Fr. John Iffert’s Installation as
Bishop of the Diocese of Covington, KY
on Thursday, September 30 at 2:00pm
in Haffner Hall. All are invited to attend.
Light refreshments will be provided.

What Makes You Happy?

St. James message of peace is as true now as it was two thousand years ago. Where else do wars and terrorism come from, than people holding on to wealth, power, or hatred? But the message James shares, and that of Jesus in the gospel, is a simple call to be different. Neither of them condemns anyone. They call us to look at what we really want and what truly brings happiness.

Jesus’ disciples argued about who was greatest. Instead of slapping them down for their selfish pride, he looks at what they could be and calls them to a different attitude. To be truly happy, they must let go of pride and arrogance; they must learn that serving others is the only way to experience love and joy.

We are no different today. We have to learn that having the latest gadget, the most expensive cell-phone, or the latest-model car are at best temporary delights. And that being admired by acquaintances is never as lasting as loving someone for themselves. Jesus offers even more: the joy of being loved by God and helping others to know Him. Think about Jesus’ words to the disciples: He is the Son of God, yet he wants to lead us not just to himself, but to the Father. Can we learn to be more excited about what God has done for us than what we did to improve our home? Can we share our faith in God’s mercy instead of bragging about our golf or bowling scores? Are we more interested in impressing members of the opposite sex, or treating all people with respect?

St. James ends our second reading with a challenging statement: He says we ask but don’t receive because we ask wrongly. How often do we desire things that won’t really make us happy? Do we pray for things we don’t really need? Would we ask God to punish those who hurt us, or to help us forgive them? Let us ask God to show us his love and to help those around us to experience it too.

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

Simplify by Giving Online

Looking for ways to simplify your busy back-to-school schedule?
Try ParishSOFT Giving. It’s a secure and easy way to tithe and make other contributions.
You can even set up automatic payments that will occur periodically
so you don’t have to worry about remembering when to give.

Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception now provides online giving
through software called ParishSOFT Giving. This is a convenient and safe way to make a onetime or recurring donation. Getting started is easy—
just click the Online Giving link on the top bar.

All parishioners will first click on the Fund button and make a selection from the drop down menu. For weekly envelopes,  select PARISH.  A SUB FUND button will open.  When you click on the Sub Fund button, another drop down menu will appear and you will find ENVELOPE and a few more choices. Parishioners of Sacred heart will select ENVELOPE for weekly gifts. Parishioners of Immaculate Conception will find an ’Immaculate Conception’ link further down in the drop-down window, you will select that so your gift will be for Immaculate Conception gifts. Immaculate Conception parishioners will only be able to do online giving for the weekly envelope.

When you participate, your gift will transfer directly into the appropriate parish bank account. You won’t have to remember to write a check or stop by the ATM on Sundays! If you manage your bills online, why not give to your church online? It’s safe and secure, and you decide exactly when your gift is made and where it goes. 

If you have any questions please feel free to call the office and we will help you!


Sacred Heart

Saturday, September 18 – Weekday
4:00 – 4:30 pm Confession
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Rev. Thomas Stout by Ron & Linda Sherman
  • Earl Pierce by Ruth Pierce
  • Mimi Alongi by Dorothy & Family

Sunday, September 19

Second Collection: CSMA
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confession
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Howard Issacs by Allen & Sharon Martin

Monday, September 20 – Weekday
Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs
7:00 am Prayer Service

Tuesday, September 21 – Weekday

7:00 am Mass

  • Randy Mohr by John & Sharon Childs

Wednesday, September 22 – Weekday
5:30 pm Mass

  • Jeanne Welch by Bill & Betty Eastman

Thursday, September 23 -Wednesday
Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest
7:00 am Mass

  • Nancy Tasky by The Calderon Family

Friday, September 24 – Weekday
7:00 am Mass

  • Robert “Bob” Travis by Joe & Rita Riggio

Saturday, September 25 – Weekday
4:00 – 4:30 pm Confession
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda
  • Patricia Schaper by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Mary Lynn Szperra by Sacred Heart Quilters

Sunday, September 26

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

  • Martha Roznowski by Betty & Brenda


Confessions are now being held in the Confessional at church. Please remember to wear a mask and leave the door slightly open.


Sunday, October 3rd we well again be having our Chicken and Dumpling Dinner. Although this year it will look a little different. This year’s Chicken and Dumpling Dinner will be a drive through pick up only. Drive through will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. The dinner will include chicken & dumplings, green beans, and corn for $10 per meal. You can also purchase a quart of chicken & dumplings for $10. If you would like to help please contact Debbie Mannino at 318-0565.

Sacred Heart

Ushers for month of September

Saturday: Harold Calderon, Tony Jones, Jeremy Cornett

Sunday: Tony Kellerman, Jim Derby, Sam Loiacono, Don Harsy

Saturday September 25th
Lector: Pete Riggio
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest, Pete Riggio & Henry Born©

Sunday, September 26th 
Lector: Steve Marek 
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest, Rose Numi & Margie Born©

Saturday, September 18
Second Collection: CSMA
9:00 – Noon St. Joseph Thrift Store open 9:30 am Pickleball at gym

Sunday, September 19
Second Collection: CSMA

Monday, September 20
8:00 am – noon Quilting at Haffner Hall
9-11 am & 5 – 7 pm drop off at St. Joseph Thrift Store
4-5 pm Movement to Music at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, September 21
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
12:15 pm St. Mother Theresa meeting at Haffner Hall
6:00 pm Parish Council Meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, September 22
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 am Fr. Carl – St. Bruno School mass 8:30 am Pickleball at gym
12:00 pm Silver Rose Prayer Service

Thursday, September 23
9:00 am – 4:00 pm St. Joseph Thrift Store open
Fan Fav Food truck
4-5 pm Movement to Music at Haffner Hall 6:00 pm Choir
6:00 pm – DHS Football Feed at Haffner Hall

Friday, September 24

Saturday, September 25
Second Collection: Haiti Disaster
8:00 am Tree of Life/Halom meeting at Haffner Hall
9:00 -10:00 am Movement to Music at Haffner Hall
9:00 – Noon St. Joseph Thrift Store open
9:30 am Pickleball at gym

Sunday, September 26
Second Collection: Haiti Disaster

Immaculate Conception

Saturday, September 11 – Weekday

Sunday, September 12

Second Collection: Retired Belleville Diocesan Priests
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Leo Pestka by Rose Marie Pestka
  • Sponsors of CES

Parish Council Nominations

Monday, September 13 – Weekday
Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Tuesday, September 14 – Weekday

Wednesday, September 15 – Weekday
Our Lady of Sorrows

5:30 Mass – PSR Class until 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart

Thursday, September 16 – Weekday
Saints Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

Friday, September 17 – Weekday
Saint Robert Bellarmine, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Saturday, September 18 – Weekday
Bailey Nippe & Jacob Bathon Wedding

Sunday, September 19

Second Collection: CSMA
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Chris Kujawa by Don & Jania Hoffman
  • Marie Heine by Linda Elder
  • Sponsors of CES


September 26th – Keep the date open! We will be having our fun filled parish picnic right after mass. Meat will be provided, please bring a covered dish. Hope to see you there!


This weekend – September 12th will be our parish council nominations. There will be ballots in the pews for you to complete with names you would like to nominate. Please place in the collection basket at offertory. The parish council election will be held on September 26th.

Immaculate Conception

Ushers for the Month of September:

Martin Skorcz & Jeff Harris

Sunday, September 19
Lector: Addi Robinson
Sweet Treats: Jamie Schrader


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

$25/hr – Parishioner
$40/hr – Non-Parishioner
$100 deposit – returned after event if no damage.

Immaculate Conception Quilt & Cash Bingo is back !

Quilt Bingo is Sunday, October 17th and will be held at the KC hall in Du Bois. We are still in need of a few quilts. If anyone can donate please call Diana as soon as possible. Or if anyone would like to help purchase one, let her know. Please contact Diana Majewski at 318-1306. Raffle prizes should be turned in to Tiffany Kujawa as soon as possible.

Soups and desserts and extra raffle prizes for small raffle will also be needed. Thank you for your support!

Confession at Immaculate Conception

Confessions will be heard in the flower room west of the altar either before or after mass. Please wait in the room for Fr. Carl. If he does not see you, please alert him that you are there for confession.

Please Pray For . . .

Nursing Home: Lynn Finn, Connie Horst, Shirley Forys, Marie Dubravek, Rosalea Prusacki, Anna Roberts, Reathal Beard.

Sick: Juanita Ray, John Dale, Jim Getzie, Joan Kow- alski, Terry Chastain, James Feger, Gary Brock, Brynlee Brewer, Reathal Beard, George Ciganovich, Dorothy Bai- ley, Addi Darnell, Dorothy Alongi, Steve Porter, Rhonda Gilliam, Carl Giacomo, Matilda Harsy, Ron Sherman, Chris Kelley, Mary Iffert, April Muilenburg, Holly Eastman, Lorraine Cutler, Adriana Nixon, Liz Thompson, Thomas Huggins, Linda Huffman, Larry Hutson, Xenia Restoff, Dan Fulk, Andrea Pearson, Alaina Nixon, Lee Nixon, Jayden Nixon, Debbie Olinger, Eileen Koenegstein, Leonard Rybacki.

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jor- dan Keller, MGSgt (ret.) Thomas D. Sims, Sgt. Derek S. Sims, ITS1(SS/AW) John Kelley, SPC Mark Yanez, PV2 Jared Albers, Lt. Col. Carly Sims, Sgt. 1st. Cl. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Lance Corporal Noah Mabry U.S.M.C., Major Andrew Martin, USAF Airman E-1 Hunter Hill, Master Sergeant & Medical Intel. NCOIC Terry E. Chastain Jr., Nick Depyatic (Airforce), Garrison Alvis (Marines), QMSN Patrick Buza.

Sympathy is extended to the
Family of Dorothy Prusacki
Whose daughter – Mary Lynn Szperra passed away
Saturday, September 4th
May she rest in peace.
Please keep Dorothy and her family in your prayers

Groups News:

Funeral Dinner Committee

Parishioners will be called for making food dishes and working. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. If you would like to help or contribute any time, please call:

Theresa Swain: 775-934-6366
Patty Reaves: 618-357-1321
Rita Riggio: 618-571-2132
Barb Craft: 618-571-4562
Cyrilla Prusacki: 618-542-3422

PSR Classes Starting Up!

PSR Classes begin on Wednesday September 15th. We are excited to begin a new year teaching our children about our faith. Janet Hayden will be our Coordinator this year. We are looking forward to a great year! Registration forms are at the entrances to church and can also be found on the church website at sacredheart- duquoin.org. Please return to the church office or in the collection basket.


CDA meeting scheduled for Monday, Sept. 13th in Haffner Hall is CANCELLED

A new school year is upon us. Sacred Heart will again participate in the DuQuoin Weekend Warrior program. This consists of buying items, packing bags, and delivering to the school weekly. Teachers pass these bags out on Fridays to children that qualify.

Thank you to those who have volunteered in the past. If anyone cannot help this year, please contact us so we can remove you from the schedule. If we do not hear from you we will assume you can continue to help.

Once again thank you for all your help. Allen and Patty Reaves (618)357-1321


Are you, or do you know of someone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith?

Sacred Heart/Immaculate Conception and St. Bruno’s will begin classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults soon. These classes meet weekly from August until Easter. You do not have to join the Church. You can just find out more about Catholic faith. If you are interested, please call Kelly at Sacred Heart/Immaculate Conception (542-3423) or Christine Kelley at 559-6581.


Are you searching for personal time with God? Time to talk, pray or just listen to Our Lord.

If so, we encourage you to come experience Eucharistic Adoration. Eucharistic Adoration is every other Wednesday at Sacred Heart Church. Some parishioners sign up for an hour time slot, or you can come and spend time – as little or as much as you prefer – between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. If you are looking for more information or you would like to set up a time, please call Lisa Mohr @ 542-4635. Everyone is welcome!

Weekly News:



When a priest celebrates Mass each day, he offers each celebration of the Eucharist for a particular person, or intention. By doing so he applies special graces from God upon that person or intention.

Would you like to offer a mass for someone special? If so, please contact Kelly at the office (Thursday 496-5867 or any other day 542-3423). Mass intentions are $10 per person.


Good News! The thrift store has been such a success that we are adding hours for the store to be open! We will now be open on Saturdays from 9 am until noon! We are always needing workers – if you are available to have a good time and like to experience how our faith is working in the community, please consider volunteering to help out!


Monday September 20th 9-11 am Drop off:
9-11 am George & Darrie Purcell
5-7 pm Doris Kern

Thursday September 23rd – Store Workers
9 am – 4 pm Don Schutt, Mary Riggio, Joann Isom 

Saturday September 25th – Store Workers
9 am – Noon – Don Schutt, Sarah Restoff, Toni Haner, Mary Riggio

If you are interested in volunteering to help please contact Shawn Kellerman at 318-6164.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to make this work of charity a success!

St. Joseph Thrift Store
110 W. Main St.
Phone 618-414-8472 or parish office 542-3423

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Be Opened! 

Jesus heals a deaf and mute man today who immediately speaks plainly. Before the Baptism of adults and after that for babies and children, the Church imitates Jesus with the Ephphetha Rite [EF-fahthah]. In opening the ears and mouth, we pray for the grace to hear the word of God and to profess it every day.

• To what right behavior do I turn a deaf ear, a closed mouth?

• What needs opening so I may hear the word of God?

• What needs opening so I may speak truth?

Silver Rose Program Wednesday, September 22nd at 12 noon Sacred Heart Church

The Knight’s of Columbus #1298 invite you to join us for this special service during which time we will reaffirm our commitment to the “Sanctity of Life”, honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and express our unity as Knights and Catholics to these principals. During the program there will be a short history of the “Silver Rose”, a special rosary and prayer.

Please consider joining us at noon on September 22nd at Sacred Heart Church to enjoy this special opportunity

NEW – Movement to Music Class (Zumba)

Start date – September 13th Mondays & Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 am Haffner Hall

$3 per class, $6 per week, or $25 for whole month All money will go directly back to Sacred Heart for use of the building. Please wear a mask! We will distance into our workout area before removing our masks for exercise. Please join us for a fun way to exercise to music! Call Linda Duncan at 357-1029 if you have any questions.


Are you looking for a way to grow in faith and further your devotion to Mary our Mother and Helper? A new ministry is forming at Sacred Heart/Immaculate Conception of making rosaries and sharing with those who can’t afford or in need of one. At this time we are focusing on teaching the PSR students how to make rosaries this year. Stay tuned for further information.

If you are interested in this ministry, please contact the parish office or Kathy Scaglione.

October 23rd from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

At Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center, 223 So. 3rd St., Du Bois, IL

Please sign up with Carol or Margie by Sept. 26th so we can get he registration form & check to state by October 1st. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $10 per member and will be covered from our court budget.

Special Collection – Haiti Disaster

The people of Haiti recently experienced both an earthquake and a tropical storm. Already an impoverished nation, Haitians are attempting to cope with both human loss and the loss of so many homes and buildings, including structures the Church relies on for worship, education, and charitable works.

We will be taking up a collection on the weekend of September 25th & 26th. As thousands of poor people in Haiti pray to God for help we invite you to join in being a part of God’s loving response through your generous donation to this special collection.

Cursillo in Christianity

Cursillo is the joyful proclamation of being Christian. It is a three day short course for laity and clergy within the Catholic Church. This weekend will enable you to join your life more fully to God and to constantly move toward sanctity in communion with your brothers and sisters.

The Cursillo Movement of the Belleville Diocese is once again convening Cursillo weekends for men and women:

Women’s Weekend: September 9-12, 2021 Men’s Weekend: September 30 – October 3, 2021

Love of God and love of neighbor are fundamental to living a Christian life. The foundation of these fundamentals derives from three essential encounters: the encounter with oneself, the encounter with Christ, and the encounter with others. Experience these three encounters on a Cursillo weekend! Please contact your parish representative for more information.

Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception representative: Marie Schimanski 815-978-9419

Trip to The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

Since October is the Month of Mary, and since the shrine is so close to us in proximity, we are planning a trip to The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, MO. The date is tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 15th . We will leave Sacred Heart Church around 8:30. The drive is about one hour and fifteen minutes. While there, we will tour the shrine, do the new Rosary Walk, visit the gift shop, and eat lunch. There are plenty of places to sit while praying the rosary if walking is not easy. Wheelchairs are also available. We would be home around 3, or sooner. If we have enough people interested, it is possible we could get a bus. If not, we will just carpool. All parishioners from Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception are welcome, as well as any one you know who would like to go. The shrine website is amm.org. If you are interested, contact Kelly at the rectory or call Christine Kelley at 559-6581.

The 2021 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal
Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do…

-John 14:12

Griffin Center, an agency that receives funding from The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal, provides after-school and summer programs free of charge to 450+ children who live in public housing. With an emphasis on learning, homework assistance, computer labs and tutoring, Griffin Center gives these youngsters a chance for a brighter tomorrow. Be a part of their dreams and make your gift to this year’s Appeal today!


The Sacred Heart Capital Campaign (Keep The Faith Growing) aims to raise $200,000! As of now we have received $188,280 of the pledged amount. Thank you for your generosity.

Can you spare a couple of hours a week? (3-5pm) We are looking for help to start an after-school program for the students who attend St. Bruno School.

If you are interested, please contact Matt May (618.559.8639)


Anyone wishing to report an allegation of sexual misconduct by a priest or other diocesan personnel please call the hotline: 800-640-3044.


Sunday, October 3rd we will again be having our Chicken and Dumpling Dinner. Although this year it will look a little different. This year’s Chicken and Dumpling Dinner will be a drive through pick up only. Drive through will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. The dinner will include chicken & dumplings, green beans, and corn for $10 per meal. You can also purchase a quart of chicken & dumplings for $10. If you would like to help please contact Debbie Mannino at 318-0565.

Rib and Chicken Sale reminder!

Watch the bulletin for the upcoming date for the Annual KC Rib and Chicken sale! Coming in mid October!


From September 22 through October 31, 2021 you are invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You are invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40 – day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Planned Parenthood, 331 Salem Place, Fairview Heights and to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: there- sa@coalitionforliestl.com or call Coalition For Life STL office at 314-827-4039. Or you may visit www.coalitionforlifestl.com and sign up for prayer hours on our Vigil Calendar.

It is important to be registered in a parish so sacrament information can be logged and available for reference for any life event that occurs. Please pardon the oversight if you have not been receiving envelopes, or if there has been a life event (new to the parish, marriage, births, new addresses etc.) that we are unaware of. Give the office a call at 542-3423 and we will get you back on the registry and will answer any questions you may have

Holy Water

If you are in need of Holy Water, please contact the office for details on how you can receive some.

St. Bruno
Catholic School News

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

Thank You for your continued support! Please pray for the success and longevity of St. Bruno Catholic School!

Did you know that our monthly lunch menus are on our website? Just go to www.stbrunoschool.com and click on the menu tab.

Monthly Drawing Winners:

8/31 Mark Howell $20
9/1 Melvin Bathon $20
9/2 Stacy Stratton $20
9/3 Michelle Endres Hayes – Gun of the Month Winner
9/4 Kurt Harris $20
9/5 Jon Ruppert $20
9/6 Debra Dudek $20
9/7 Dwayne Epplin $20

Form: https://www.facebook.com/stbrunoschool/photos/a.131597290266791/4324245627668582/

SCRIP Cards available…

It was requested by several St. Bruno School families to make scrip available at Sacred Heart masses, we had people volunteer to help out, so we are making it happen. What is Scrip? Scrip is a gift card fundraiser that supports St. Bruno School. We sell gift cards at face value for you to use as gifts or everyday purchases, the company supplies the rebate to the school. NO EXTRA COST to you, but the school benefits! Please see Kellie May, Adrienne Pfeiffer, Christa McIntire or Victoria Elder in the vestibule after masses starting next week! We have local restaurants, chain restaurants, Walmart, Amazon, Old Navy/Gap and many, many more on hand.

Vocation Corner September 19th

“There can be no promotion of vocations or Christian mission apart from constant contemplative prayer. The Christians life needs to be nourished be attentive listening to God’s word and, above all, by the cultivation of a personal relationship with the Lord in Eucharistic adoration, the privileged “place” for our encounter with God…Mary Most Holy, the Mother of our Savior, had the courage to embrace this ideal, placing her yourth and her enthusiasm in God’s hands. Through her intercession, may we be granted that same openness of heart, that same readiness to respond, “Here I am”, to the Lord’s call, and that same joy in setting out (cf. Lk 1:39), like her, to proclaim Him to the whole world.”
– Pope Francis, November 26, 2016.

Diocese of Belleville

You have called us through Baptism to discipleship, believing in your Son, Jesus Christ, who has sent us to bring the Good News of salvation to the world.

We pray to you, asking that you grant us more priests and religious
who will help us build up your Church in the Diocese of Belleville and the world.

Stir up the grace of a religious vocation
in the hearts of many of our youth. Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves in service to our Lord Jesus and his people.

May a new generation
of priests, deacons, sisters and brothers be a sign of your presence among us.

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.

Televised Sunday Mass

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

Parish Staff
for both Churches

Fr. Carl Schrage
– 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

– Coord. of Religious Education
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

Krista Piotrowski
– Youth Minister
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

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

Immaculate Conception Hall rental
– 618-496-5867
Parish Council President
– 618-559-1078

Parishioners Serving Schedule
– Lisa Mohr

– Suzanne McCrary


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. 2019 Parish Council: President: Jeremy Cornett;
Vice President: Sam Loiacono; Secretary: ??
Members: Cara Alongi, Renee Cobin, Victoria Elder, Molly Kern, Matt May, Paul Martin
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.


Every other Wednesday
7:00 am – 5:00 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!Edit