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SACRED HEART AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

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

~ TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
August 14, 2022

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

We hope you will join us again as we continue
to discover the difference God’s love makes in our lives!
We’re blessed because you’re here!

We like to think of Jesus bringing peace and joy, healing, and inspiration as he traveled from village to village with his disciples. But at this point in Luke’s Gospel he is making his way to Jerusalem, where he know what he will face, and his message has become sobering. The road to redemption is difficult. Jesus knew that sin and evil must be confronted. Our own encounters with sin and evil can be divisive, as Jesus warned his disciples. Let us pray for the will and the courage to stand up for what is right and good and holy, no matter the consequences.

FIRE IN THE MUD

Prophets have been described as being on fire with God’s message. Today, that fire in Jeremiah has to keep burning in the bottom of a muddy cistern. The rulers of his own people (including Judah’s king, Zedekiah) have placed him there for speaking an unpopular, if truthful, message to them. His own leave him there, mired in the mud, to starve and die. It takes a foreigner, an outsider, to convince Judah’s king that Jeremiah ought to be rescued, his life spared to continue as God’s prophet. As so often happens in the lives of the prophets, the help and saving power of God are shown through unexpected people in unexpected ways. We can often find ourselves mired in mud of one sort or another. Do we truly have the fire of God’s message in us, so that we can look for our rescue from places we might not expect?

SPIRIT FIRE IN THE SUMMER

A generation or two ago, these Summer Sundays in Ordinary Time would have been known as Sundays “of Pentecost.” That naming convention helped recall that the Spirit’s Pentecost fire was carrying us through all the Sundays until the end of the liturgical year. Though we may no longer use that name for these Sundays, the underlying reality is the same. The fire that Jesus speaks about today is the blaze of the Spirit. The fire he spoke about when he told his followers they were light for the world was the flame of the Spirit lighting the lamp of discipleship. It takes courageous disciples to allow the blazing fire of which Jesus speaks into their lives, to allow its light, warmth, and even cleansing to work in them and through them. Though we may not want to think about the heat of the Spirit’s fire on a summer Sunday, that Spirit is always with us, burning within.

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

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Give Thanks by Giving Online

Don’t Forget, Gift to Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception Are Tax-Deductible

You Don’t Have to Take a Rain Check on Your Offertory Support

Even when the weather is bad and you can’t make it on Sunday, you can fulfill your Offertory support! With ParishSOFT Giving, you can give from anywhere and even set up contribution in advance. This creates a safer flow of cash for Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception because we know when we can expect your support, and it allows you to participate in giving even when you cant make it here.

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!

MASS & INTENTIONS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, August 13 – Weekday
Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs
4:00 – 4:30 pm Confessions
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • George Ciganovich by Gina & Joe Cushman
  • Vincent Solis by Tony & Tess Jones
  • Dorothy Prusacki by CDA Court #795

Sunday, August 14
TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confessions
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Janet Sims by Betty & Brenda
  • Brandon Lowe by Joann Eisenhauer
  • Victor M. Ritter by Gary & Barb Brock

Monday, August 15 – Weekday
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (not a holy day of obligation this year)
7:00 am Prayer Service

Tuesday, August 16 – Weekday
Saint Stephen of Hungary
8:30 am Mass at St. Bruno

Wednesday, August 17 – Weekday
5:30pm Prayer Service

Thursday, August 18 – Weekday
7:00 am Mass Intention

  • Donnie Payne by John & Sharon Childs

Friday, August 19 – Weekday
Saint John Eudes, Priest
7:00 am Prayer Service

Saturday, August 20 – Weekday
Saint Bernard, Abbot, Doctor of the Church
4:00 – 4:30 pm Confessions
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Loretta C. Schneider by Kerry Zajicek
  • Rusty Sims by Al & Sharon Martin
  • Vallie West by Harriet West

Sunday, August 21
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confessions
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Don Payne by Anton & Family
  • Art & Connie Gauvain by Gary & Barb Brock

CONFESSIONS:

Do you have someone who would like a visit?

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.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, August 13
9 am – Noon – St. Joseph Thrift Store
9:30 am Pickleball at gym

Sunday, August 14

Saturday, August 20th – 5:00 pm

Altar Servers: Jameson Poiter & Tripp Pfeiffer
Lector: Olivia Poiter
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest, Donna Mann

Sunday, August 21st – 8:30 am

Altar Servers: Logan & Landon Numi
Lector: Chuck Smith
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest, Henry Born

Money Counters – August 22nd

Marlen Wolfe & Patty Reaves

Sunday, August 14

Monday, August 15
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
9-11 am & 5-7 pm St. Joseph Thrift Store Drop off

Tuesday, August 16
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
12:15 pm Mother Teresa Cursillo meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, August 17
8:30 am Pickleball at gym
6:15 pm Adult Faith Formation at Haffner Hall

Thursday, August 18
9 am – 4 pm St. Joseph Thrift Store open
Choir Practice

Friday, August 19

Saturday, August 20
9 am – Noon – St. Joseph Thrift Store
9:30 am Pickleball at gym

Sunday, August 21

MASS & INTENTIONS
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, August 13 – Weekday
Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs

Sunday, August 14
NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Sponsors of CES
  • Rose Marie Pestka
  • Sam Hiller by Robert Przygoda
  • Loraine Przygoda by Sam & Carolyn Hiller

Monday, August 15 – Weekday
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
(not a holy day of obligation this year)

Tuesday, August 16 – Weekday
Saint Stephen of Hungary

8:30 am Mass at St. Bruno

Wednesday, August 17 – Weekday

Thursday, August 18 – Weekday

Friday, August 19 – Weekday
Saint John Eudes, Priest

Saturday, August 20 – Weekday
Saint Bernard, Abbot, Doctor of the Church

Sunday, August 21
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Sponsors of CES
  • David Tomaszewski by 1st National Bank
  • Carlyle Carole Waldman by Rich & Mary Ann Radake

Parish Registration Update

Immaculate Conception Parish will be updating their parish registration system soon. Stay tuned for how you can help the office by filling out the forms to get all of the correct information into the new system. This will be a project that will take some time to complete, but once it is finished it will make sacramental, contributions, reports, etc. easier to maintain.

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Ushers for the Month of August

Steve Harris & Ethan / Collin Baggett

Sunday, August 21st

Lector: Krista Piotrowski
Altar Servers: Maggie & Kenzi Niedbalski
Sweet Treats: Sondra Kuberski

IC  NEWS & EVENTS

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

2. Planned Giving: Would you consider Immaculate Conception Church in your will or trust? Do you have an insurance policy that no longer fits your needs? You can donate it to Immaculate Conception Church and receive tax benefits as well as the satisfaction of helping the future of our parishes.

IC Parish Hall Rental Rates

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

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.

Sick: John Dale, Jim Getzie, Joan Kowalski, Terry Chastain, James Feger, Dorothy Alongi, Steve Porter, Matilda Harsy, Chris Kelley, Mary Iffert, Larry Hutson, Eileen Koenegstein, Leonard Rybacki, Paulette Jackson, David Martin, Bob Stewart, Linda Doerr, Helen Polcznski, Bill Baskin, Melissa Knoles, Agnes George, Pam Pereira, Isabel Roade, Mr. & Mrs. Ken Clark, Diane Marks, Wayne Waligorski, Caroline Quinn, Shirley Jean Zoller, Edna Bailey, Marian Whitson, Ricky Farmer, Lindon Paxton, Cassie Chambers, Margie Quillman, Shelly Page, John Yeo, Joan & Ed Coleman, Lonnie James, Devoney Alvis, Janice Johannes, Bill Poiter. 

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan Keller, MGSgt (ret.) Thomas D. Sims, Sgt. Derek S. Sims, SCPO (SS/AW) John Kelley, SPC Mark Yanez, PV2 Jared Albers, Lt. Col. Carly Sims, Sgt. 1st. Cl. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Lt. Col. Andrew Martin, USAF Airman E-1 Hunter Hill, Master Sergeant & Medical Intel. NCOIC Terry E. Chastain Jr., Nick Depyatic (Airforce), Garrison Alvis (Marines).

Sympathy is extended to
Mary Ann Radake
For the loss of her brother Father Carl Kabat
Who passed away August 4th
May he rest in peace.
Please keep his family in your prayers

Groups News:

PSR will start in September!

Second grade will be making their first communion and eighth grade will be making their Confirmation.

Registration information will be coming soon.


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


WEEKEND WARRIOR VOLUNTEERS

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


We should be working on June cards. If you need more post-cards or stamps, call Doris. We could use more volunteers also. Please contact Doris Rottschalk if interested in helping or for more information at 618-542-4080 or rottschalk@frontier.com.




Mother Teresa Cursillo Fourth Day group will meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Meeting is at 12:15 pm at Haffner Hall.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION RESUMING…

ARE YOU SEARCHING FOR MEANING IN YOUR LIFE?

Who am I? To find clues as to the meaning of life, we must first look at ourselves. Join us in adult faith formation this Wednesday, August 17th after the 5:30 Mass, as we find the answer to this question. We will meet in Haffner Hall, where we will watch a short video from Formed, and then discuss how it relates to our lives. Anyone, high school age and above, we would love for you to join us. Hope to see you there.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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:

MASS INTENTIONS

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: 542-3423 (except Thursday’s, call 496-5867). Mass intentions are $10 per person.

PARISH REGISTRATION

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




ST JOSEPH THRIFT STORE

We are now 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!

Schedule:

Monday – August 15th
9-11 am Doris Rottschalk, Linda Elderl
5-7 pm Darrie & George Purcell

Thursday – August 18th
Store Workers: Don Schutt, Mary Riggio, Patty Reaves, Marie Schimanski

Saturday – August 20th
Store Workers: Don Shutt, Mary Riggio, Joann Isom, Toni Haner, Rex R.

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

SACRED HEART – IMMACULATE CONCEPTION LIMITED OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – 9 AM – 12 PM

EXCITING NEWS…

PSR will start in September! Second grade will be making their first communion and eighth grade will be making their Confirmation. Registration information will be coming soon.



CALLING ALL BAKERS…

The Veteran’s Program will again be held at the Du Quoin Fair on Sunday August 28th. They are again asking if our parish could possibly make desserts again. They were so appreciative of it last year. They are expecting around 400 for the dinner. Gaye Eisenhauer will again pick up from Haffner Hall on SATURDAY the 27th of August.

Please no cream pies due to refrigeration. It can be anything from cakes to pies to desserts to cookies, rice crispness, brownies….etc. Please call Gina Cushman with any questions at 618-357-1387.

“Death is a decisive moment in the human person’s encounter with God the Savior. Helping the Christian to experience this moment with spiritual assistance is a supreme act of charity. It encompasses the patient with the solid support of human relationships to accompany them and open them to hope… While palliative care cannot entirely eradicate suffering from people’s lives, it provides an authentic expression of human and Christian care—allowing us to ‘remain’ at the side of a suffering person, as the Blessed Mother and the beloved disciple remained at the foot of the Cross.”

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “The Witness of the Good Samaritan: Palliative Care and Hospice”.

The 2022 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal
Go and do likewise… -Luke 10:37

Did you know YOUR GIFT to The 2022 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal can be made online? Visit your Belleville Diocese’s website at www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving”. It’s that simple! Every donation – large or small – is needed to continue our diocesan ministry to those in need. We are counting on YOU. Please visit www.diobelle.org today!

The 2022 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal

Go and do likewise… -Luke 10:37

Did you know YOUR GIFT to The 2022 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal can be made online? Visit your Belleville Diocese’s website at www.diobelle.org and click on “Giving”. It’s that simple! Every donation – large or small – is needed to continue our diocesan ministry to those in need. We are counting on YOU. Please visit www.diobelle.org today!

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To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

Go to https://signup.formed.org/
Enter our parish’s zip code (62832) Enter your name and your email address

That’s it! You’re in. Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.

St. Christopher K of C FISH FRY FRY-DAYS

The St. Christopher K of C will have “Fish Fry-Days” dinners on August 12th, September 9th and October 14th from 4 – 7 pm at the Christopher Columbian Club Hall, 109 N. State St., Christopher, IL. Proceeds will help benefit the annual Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program.

ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH PICNIC

SATURDAY, August 13th
Radom Illinois
Polka Mass at 4:00 pm
Fried Chicken & Roast Pork Dinner 3:00 – 7:30 pm Handmade Quilt & Cash Bingo starts at 6:30 pm Raffle, Cake stand, Basket stand, kid games, Flea Market Lunch stand & Refreshments
Music provided by Polka Connection
Car & Truck Show

ANNUAL KIRCHENFEST
ST. AUGUSTINE
CATHOLIC CHURCH

Saturday August 20th
Hecker, IL 15 miles south of Belleville on Route 159 Old Fashioned Fried Chicken & Pork Sausage Dinner Family Style Buffet – Serving begins at 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 6:30 pm Quilt Bingo
7 – 11 pm Music by Pick N an Grin N

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
ANNUAL QUILT & CASH BINGO

Our Annual Quilt & Cash Bingo will be here before you know it! This years bingo is on Sunday October 16th and we are needing Quilts and Raffle Prizes. Please contact Diana Majewski at 618-318-1306 if you have donations or any questions.

If anyone would like to purchase a quilt for our Quilt Bingo please contact Diana Majewski 618-318- 1306. She will give you names of who to contact to buy one.

If anyone has raffle prizes to donate bring them to church or contact Tiffany Kujuwa at 618-559-1078. Thank you!

Homebound, Nursing Home Residents and Hospital Patients

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.

210 N Gordon St
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
(618) 357-8276

Calendar:
* Link to school lunches in August

BACK TO SCHOOL!

Please pray for all of our students as they return for a new school year. May they grow and prosper in the faith of Jesus Christ.

NOTES:

Facts Management System

To log into your Facts Management System along with the log-in info you were given last night you will also need our district code. Which is “SBCS-IL”

Let us know if you have any questions or trouble logging in!

SCRIPT!

Don’t forget to use scrip for your back to school shopping when you can!! Old Navy, Gap, Children’s Place, American Eagle, TJMaxx all have e-cards too if you use the RaiseRight app! You don’t have to worry about losing the cards if you don’t use all the balance!

The School is selling used MacBooks for $200 each. Call the school if interested.

Principal Position Open– Please call the school office at 618-357-8276 if interested.

St. Bruno School is seeking a part-time janitor.

Hours will be around 6-7 hours a day and primarily after school hours. Please contact the school office at 357-8276

“I learned from working in summer catechetical programs that I loved sharing the faith and that community prayer was a great source of strength. As I taught children about being open to the different vocations and God’s plan for their life, I began to take this advice to heart. I soon visited a Convent and fell in love with the charism: bringing Christ to the young and the young to Christ. Through the generosity of fellow parishioners, I was able to pay off my student loans before entering the convent. This is truly a blessing, and their prayerful support gives me the courage to keep saying ‘YES’.”

Sister April Hoffman, Novice
Salesian Sisters
Newton, N.J. Columbia
“Keep the Faith Alive”
October 2015, pg. 50

Parish Staff
for both Churches

Reverend Carl Schrage
– Pastor of
Sacred Heart Church
Immaculate Conception

Kelly Paxton
– Secretary:
Sacred Heart
Immaculate Conception

Tony Kellerman
– Maintenance:
Sacred Heart
Immaculate Conception

Cara Alongi – 618-201-0699
– Parish Council President
Sacred Heart

Jamie Schrader – 618-318-3900
– Parish Council President
Immaculate Conception

Janet Hayden
– Coord. of Religious Education
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

Krista Piotrowski
– Youth Minister
Sacred Heart & Immaculate Conception

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

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

Webmaster: 
– Suzanne McCrary
sannemc18@mediacombb.net

Parish Notes:

RECONCILIATION: See Mass Schedule or anytime by appt.
BAPTISM: During weekend Masses by appt. Must be a registered member and attend baptismal preparation session.
MARRIAGE: At least six months prior notification to the pastor.
HOLY MASS: See Mass Schedule