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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

~ FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
July 03, 2022

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

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few,” Jesus laments in today’s Gospel. Indeed, the kingdom of God is full of plenty, but always there are opportunities to build it up in the way we bring God’s love to others. Nourished in the Word and the Eucharist, we go forth to labor for the kingdom. This weekend, we also celebrate the anniversary of our country’s founding, appreciative of what we have while we labor to build a more perfect union. May our labors on behalf of God and country be blessed and fruitful.

False Humility?

It’s been months since Easter and it’s a long way to Christmas, but there seems to be a lot of rejoicing in today’s readings. Isaiah talks about rejoicing with Jerusalem. The Gospel shows the disciples rejoicing when they came back from visiting towns to tell about the Kingdom. St. Paul is happy to be suffering for Christ. So what is the reason for such joy?

The readings make clear that it is not because of what the people of Jerusalem did, or even what miracles Jesus’ disciples performed. Isaiah talks about what God will do for the people, how “the LORD’s power shall be known to his servants” (Isaiah 66:14). Jesus tells his disciples not to rejoice that they cast out demons; no, they should “rejoice because your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). In other words, we are to rejoice over all the Lord has done for us, not what we have done for him.

Does that sound like false humility? Like someone receiving an Oscar who says, “I wasn’t that good–it was all that my director, my producers, my wife and children, and my dog Snoopy did.” No, when we do anything for others, we can honestly say that God does the real work. Knowing that frees us from expecting everyone to be happy, everything we do for others to be successful. When our offer of help is rejected, our prayers for a sick friend don’t seem to be working, or our good advice is ridiculed, we can be confident that God has something else planned. Instead of being discouraged, we can trust that God’s plan is working in ways we just can’t see.

Paul has a similar theme in the second reading. You would think he would be proud of all the converts he made or the people he cured. He boasts only about his suffering because that is how he is most like Jesus. He sees all of his accomplishments as the work of God, and he knows that the greatest thing Jesus did was to die for us. All three readings remind us that what changes our lives and changes the world is not how hard we work or how holy we are; what really makes the difference is how much God loves us. That is the real reason to rejoice.

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!

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Now you can buy Mini-Mega Raffle Tickets on-line!

  • Click on the “OnlineGiving” tab above our Welcome.
  • Our “Give Now” page will then be displayed. Near the top of the page you will find …”Click here to purchase Mini-Mega RaffleTickets.”
  • On the “Mini-Mega Raffle Ticket Purchase” page you will tell us how many tickets you want and then click “Submit”
  • You will be prompted to enter your information for payment. We need your email address in order to send you a copy of your raffle ticket(s).
  • Once you complete your payment information you will again click“Submit.” You are now entered to WIN!!! A copy of your raffle ticket(s) will be emailed to you within a few days. Good luck and thanks much for your support!

    Sacred Heart, Du Quoin & Immaculate Conception, Tamaroa

MASS & INTENTIONS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, July 2 – Weekday
4:00 – 4:30 pm Confessions
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Sponsors of CES
  • Juanita A. Thill by The Family
  • Norma Martin by Joe & Mary Beth Lane
  • Michael Shelby by Tom & Chris Kelley

Sunday, July 3
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 am Rosary
8:00 – 8:15 am Confessions
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • Joe & Helen Childs by John & Sharon Childs
  • John Alongi by The Family
  • Sponsors of CES

Monday, July 4 – Weekday
7:00 am Prayer Service

Tuesday, July 5 – Weekday
Saint Anthony Zaccari, Priest; Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

8:30 am Mass at St. Bruno

Wednesday, July 6 – Weekday
Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr

5:30pm Mass Intention

  • Joe & Helen Childs by John & Sharon Childs
  • Uncle Bud Junger by Rita & Joe Riggio

Thursday, July 7 – Weekday
7:00 am Mass Intentions

  • Elmer Kellerman by Catherine Ann Epplin
  • Danny Kowzan by David & Susan Robinson

Friday, July 8 – Weekday
7:00 am Mass Intention

  • Danny Kowzan by Betty & Brenda
  • Juanita Ray by Patricia Wolfe

Saturday, July 9 – Weekday
4:00 – 4:30 pm Confessions
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Earl Pierce by Ruth Pierce
  • George Ciganovich by Ron & Cindy Reeder
  • Elmer Kellerman by Catherine Ann Epplin

Sunday, July 10
FIFTHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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

  • Shirley Cucchi by Olga Chereso & Family
  • Dorothy Prusacki by Chris Gauvain
  • Bobby Hawkins by Betty & Brenda

CONFESSIONS:

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

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

Ushers for month of July

Saturday: Jeremy Cornett, Ryan Weatherford, Allen Reaves
Sunday: Joe Lane, Don Harsy, Tim Cobin

Saturday, July 9th – 5:00 pm

Altar Servers: Mason Kern, Sophie Kellerman 
Lector: Richard Rottschalk
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest, Richard Rottschalk

Sunday, July 10th – 8:30 am

Altar Servers: Ethan & Adam Bathon
Lector: Shonna Spencer
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest, Shonna Spencer

Saturday, July 2
Second Collection – Social Justice
9 am – Noon – St. Joseph Thrift Store
9:30 am Pickleball at gym

Sunday, July 3
Second Collection – Social Justice

Monday, July 4
Office Closed

Tuesday, July 5
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
7:00 pm KC meeting

Wednesday, July 6
8:30 am Pickleball at gym

Thursday, July 7
9 am – 4 pm St. Joseph Thrift Store open
Choir Practice

Friday, July 8

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

Sunday, July 10

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.

MASS & INTENTIONS
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, July 2 – Weekday

Sunday, July 3
FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Second Collection: Maintenance

Monday, July 4 – Weekday

Tuesday, July 5 – Weekday
Saint Anthony Zaccari, Priest; Saint Elizabeth of Portugal
8:30 am Mass at St. Bruno

Wednesday, July 6 – Weekday
Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin, Martyr

Thursday, July 7 – Weekday

Friday, July 8 – Weekday
6:30 pm Game night at the parish hall

Saturday, July 9 – Weekday

Sunday, July 10
FIFTHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Second Collection: Maintenance

  • Sponsors of CES
  • Roman Rojek by The Family
  • Loraine Przygoda by Richard Majewski

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Ushers for the Month of July

Martin Skorch & Chad Schrader

Sunday, July 10th

Lector: Jamie Schrader
Altar Servers: Emily & Izzi Baggett Sweet
Treats: Diana Majewski

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, Wanda Wagner, Shirley Jean Zoller, Edna Bailey, Marian Whitson, Ricky Farmer, Lindon Paxton, Cassie Chambers, Margie Quillman, Shelly Page, John Yeo.

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
the Family of Samuel “Sam” Hiller
Who passed away June 24th
May he rest in peace.
Please keep his family in your prayers.

Sympathy is extended to
Carolyn Hiller
Whose sister Audrey Mueller
passed away on June 7th
May she rest in peace.
Please keep Carolyn in your prayers

Congratulations and welcome
Othilda McCune
who was Baptized June 5th
at Immaculate Conception Church
Surrounded by her family
Othilda is the daughter of Josh & Elizabeth McCune

Congratulations and welcome
Anthony Bronke
who was Baptized June 26th
at Immaculate Conception Church
Surrounded by his family
Anthony is the son of James & Farrah Bronke

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

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.

Movement to Music Class (Zumba) at Haffner Hall

Mondays & Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 am

$2 per class, $5 per week, or $20 for whole month
Come and give this fun way to exercise a try!
Call Linda Duncan at 357-1029 if you have any questions.

RCIA Announcement

Do you know someone who is interested in learning about the Catholic faith and/or is possibly interested in joining the Church? Please tell them that classes will be starting at the end of September or early October. Classes meet once a week continuing through about three weeks after Easter. We usually meet in Haffner Hall, on Thursday evenings at 6:00. Our program is a casual, video-based, small group format. We would love for you to join us. For more information or to sign up for the class, please call Sacred Heart (618-542-3423) or Chris Kelley (618-559-6581).

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 (Thursday 496-5867 or any other day 542-3423). 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 – July 4th – No Donation drop off 

Thursday – July 7th
Store Workers: Don Schutt, Mary Riggio, Sondra Kuberski, Shawn Kellerman

Saturday – July 9th
Store Workers: Don Shutt, May Riggio, Doris Kern, Renee Cobin

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

THERE WILL BE LIMITED OFFICE HOURS
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – 9 AM – 12 PM

DIOCESAN YEAR OF EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL TO BEGIN WITH JUNE 19 MASS

BELLEVILLE – A three-year Eucharistic revival in the diocese will begin with a 10:30 a.m. Mass June 19 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville, followed by an outdoor Eucharistic procession around the block of the Cathedral.

Catholics in dioceses across the country will begin the revival on the same weekend on which this year is celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi.

Bishop Michael McGovern will be the principal celebrant at the Mass at the cathedral that will begin the revival. The Diocesan Year of Eucharistic Revival begins June 19 and runs to June 11 of next year.

The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real

Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

When the Church speaks of the “Real Presence” she means “the whole Christ is truly present, body, blood, soul, and divinity, under the appearances of bread and wine – the glorified Christ who rose from the dead after dying for our sins. (The Real Presence of Jesus Christ is the Sacrament of the Eucharist, USCCB, 2020). The Bishops believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist – and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.”

These three years will culminate in the first National Eucharistic Congress the United States in almost 50 years. Almost 100,000 Catholics will join together in Indianapolis for a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage toward the “sources and summit” of our Catholic Faith.

The hope is that through the three-year Eucharistic Revival there will be a ripple effect that lukewarm Catholics will become on fire and fervent Catholics will become even stronger disciples.

To experience the Real Presence at our parish, we have Eucharistic Adoration every other Wednesday (watch the bulletin for dates), and the church handicap door is open weekdays until 4 pm for anyone who would like to visit the Real Presence of Christ in the Tabernacle.


Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Who’s More Generous?

Does the Christian duty to help the poor seem to be overwhelming? We hear more and more are out of work, more and more are homeless, and we see more and more pictures of starving children. Even in St. Paul’s time there was more than enough poverty to go around. He was trying to build interest (in our second reading) in a project to help the Christians in Jerusalem. We see two of his reasons here.

First he tells what fine Christians they are, and hopes that they will be just as good in giving to his collection. (Reminds me of letters from the bishop, telling parishioners how good and generous they have been in the past.) But Paul isn’t just flattering the Corinthians; he is challenging them to continue to show their love for God in their support for fellow Christians. The second reason was to show a good example: By helping the church in Jerusalem, they would show that Christians were united in faith and love for each other. He also doesn’t make a competition out of who could be most generous. He expects them to be more interested in love for each other than in outdoing each other.

The main example he uses is Jesus, who made himself poor (i.e., human) so that we could be rich in grace and forgiveness. Paul challenges them, and us, to follow that example in giving from our wealth so that others can survive. Note that he doesn’t expect them to live in poverty, just to share what they have out of love for Christ. Perhaps they may need help themselves sometime, and could count on the other church to do the same for them.

Today, we can ask ourselves, “Do I give to the poor because I feel guilty about all that I have? Or do I want to show my love for Jesus when I see him in the poor? Do I give because I want the parish to look more generous than the neighboring parish, or to show that we are all united in concern for each other?” By looking at why we give to charities, we may find ourselves being even more generous than we expected.
Tom Schmidt, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.

PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION

Thank you for your generous support in last week’s Peter’s Pence Collection! As combined parishes, we collected $695. Our contributions will join those from our brothers and sisters worldwide to help Pope Francis in his ministry to the Universal Church, including relief to people in need and support for the Holy See. If you missed the collection, it is not too late to give. Visit http://www.peterspence.va/en.html.

CURSILLO IN CHRISTIANITY

The Diocese of Belleville Cursillo in Christianity is inviting all men and women eighteen years of age or older to sign up and participate in the upcoming Cursillo weekends in July and August 2022. For the women of the diocese it will be starting the evening of Thursday July 28th through Sunday July 31st. For the men of the diocese it will start on Thursday evening August 18th and run through Sunday August 21st.

Making a Cursillo weekend is a wonderful spiritual experience that goes beyond just the weekend. You will find a closer relationship with God that will permeate and resonate daily in your lives and even make new friends as well.

Cursillo is not just for the laity but also for the clergy and the religious vocations, too. Priests and Deacons who make a Cursillo weekend often come back as spiritual advisors, hoping to share the basic principles of Cursillo with their parishioners and the diocese. People often come out of a weekend with the sentiment “I should have made my Cursillo weekend sooner”.

The season of Easter will come to a close but let’s celebrate Jesus’ gift of that season in Ordinary Time. The gift of our faith given to us by God should always be welcomed, treasured, and nurtured regardless of the time of year. Cursillo helps us in this regard.

If you have any questions about attending the upcoming Cursillo weekends please contact Marie Schimanski or the parish office. Even though the weekends are later in the summer, planning ahead is important!

Quilt & Cash Raffle

THANK YOU!

Sacred Heart Quilters would like to thank everyone who participated and bought tickets for our Quilt & Cash Raffle. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!

Congratulations to our winners!
$25 – Ken Scaglione
$50 – Mary Hongsermeier
Baby Quilt – Bria Ciganovich
Baby Quilt – Milton Bowlin
Queen size Quilt – Linda Elder

NubAbility All Sports Camp Volunteers needed…

NubAbility Athletics is a faith-based non-profit with more than 400 volunteers from around Southern Illinois who help each year to hold a sports camp in Du Quoin to build up courage and confidence in children with limb loss.

There are many ways you can help: Volunteer at camp, Donate food, Give so more kids can come to camp.

If you would like to help, you can register at nubability.org or email Julie Grosse at julie@nubability.org or call 618-357-1394.

This years camp runs from July 13th – 17th.

Tours of the Teutopolis Monastery Museum

The Museum, located behind St. Francis Church in Teutopolis, IL, is housed on the second floor in the former Franciscan Novitiate building. An elevator is available for visitors who have difficulty with stairs. A collection of articles used by the early pioneers of the area and the Franciscan Friars can be viewed.

Admission fee is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. The Museum is open on the first Sunday of the months April thru November from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m., except holidays. For more information go to the parish web- site: www.stfrancischurch.com or to the town website at www.Teutopolis.com and click on “Our Community”; or call (217) 961-6404 ext. 236.

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.

Southern Illinois Pro Life Event

Vitae Foundation is hosting its Annual Southern Illinois Pro-life Event on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Four Points by Sheraton, 319 Fountains Road in Fairview Heights. The keynote speaker is Evita Duffy, the oldest child of former U.S. Representative, Sean Duffy, and talk show host Rachel Campos-Duffy. The Dinner event begins at 7 PM and registration is $50 per person ($15 tax deductible). Reservations may be made online at vitaefoundation.org or by calling 573-634-4316.


Pro-Life Events

To stay informed of Pro-Life events in our Diocese, like and follow our FaceBook page: Respect Life Apostolate – Belleville

Subscribe to The Messenger

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SEXUAL ABUSE HOTLINE:

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

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

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NOTES:

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

ST. BRUNO CHURCH PICNIC

St. Bruno is celebrating 150 Years at our annual Parish Picnic this year. The Picnic is kicking off with a celebration Mass with Bishop McGovern at 4pm, July 16, 2022. Following Mass there will be a dedication and blessing of our new junior high building and then our traditional picnic fun, Bingo starting at 6pm, food trucks, and fun for the whole family. Raffle Tickets are on sale now and can be found in the back of both Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception. Purchased tickets can be mailed to St. Bruno at 204 N. Gordon St. Pinckneyville, IL 62274 or you can drop it in the collection basket labeled “St. Bruno Raffle!”

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

School Office Hours – for summer break will be Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9am-2pm unless otherwise posted.

This weekend, we mark another anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. “On the 51st anniversary, Charles Carroll, the only Catholic to have signed the Declaration and the last surviving signer, said, “God grant that this religious liberty may be preserved in these States to the end of time, and that all believing in the religion of Christ may practice the leading principle of charity, the basis of every virtue.” Today is a time for choosing how we will keep faith with the great accomplishments of our Catholic forebears as we seek to make our own contributions. If we or someone in your family is called by the Holy Spirit to a religious vocation we should encourage and accept this challenge as we are all endowed by our Creator with life and liberty.

“Columbia, “Culture of Life”
Oct. 2015, pg. 47.

Parish Staff
for both Churches

Father 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