• We will be adhering to the guidelines set forth by the Diocese of Belleville
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask.
  • Upon entering church, please sign your name and a contact phone number.  These will not be used unless there is a need to contact you due to a diagnosed case.
  • After mass there will be a cleaning team who will sanitize the church facility.
  • Wait to remove your mask when you are a safe distance outside of the church and social distanced from others.
  • Please do not congregate outside the church doors after mass.  

Welcome – we are happy to be gathered together to celebrate this mass! There are a few items we would like to let you know about:

  • We ask you to please keep your mask on as you enter and leave mass and to not congregate around the exits of the church building after leaving mass.
  • As you enter church you are welcome to grab a missalette. These are to be taken home with you and brought back for each mass as we move forward. Please do not leave them in the pew.
  • Our cleaning team will be sanitizing all areas after each mass and discarding anything left in the pews.
  • If you would be diagnosed with COVID-19, we encourage you to self-report to the pastor. Any and all reporting will be held in the strictest privacy. Reporting to the parish protects fellow parishioners who may have attended the same Mass.

Thank you for your cooperation during this unusual time in the world around us.
We are happy you have decided to join us as we worship together as a Church family.

This Sunday’s Daily Reflection
The week of Daily Reflections found under Links: From the Desk of Fr. Joseph

April 18

The Light of the Scripture

Do you know that you are the shining and living light of the Scripture? What are you doing as a disciple of Christ to grow in your understanding of the word of God? Christianity is a new way of life that allows believers to know God, embrace Christ, and walk in the light of the Spirit of truth. God is a mystery, hidden, and transcendent, meaning that no one can claim that they already have full knowledge of the things of heaven. Every Christian should remain a constant student of faith. Mary, our Mother, should act as a role model, teaching us how to meditate and contemplate the richness of the power of God’s word. Our Mother in faith was open to growing in her relationship with God when she asked: “How could this be?” What flesh cannot teach us, we must wait in silence and prayer for heaven to reveal.

Ignorance of the ongoing work and power of the Spirit and truth affect how we relate to each other and God. The hidden meaning and purpose of life can be uncovered through the gift of the Spirit and breath of grace. The people of Jesus’ time rejected him because they did not understand the Scripture’s true meaning that identified him as the awaited savior. The people of this present age also continue to put the author of life to death. To refuse to walk in the light of the resurrection, acting “out of ignorance” to the truth of salvation (Acts 3:13-5,17-19), is spiritual death. 

 Not to know God and not making necessary attempts to grow in the knowledge of the word of God is sin. God’s word is love that must penetrate the hearts of the faithful and be made visible through acts of faith that leads to repentance and conversion of life (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19, 1Jn 2:1-5). God seeks to reveal his face, plan, and will to humanity by opening the Scriptures’ fountain to their hearing and contemplation. In our search for God, we can make this our prayer: “Lord Jesus, open the Scriptures to us; make our hearts burn while you speak to us” (Lk 24:32).

Fr. Joseph Oganda


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

April 18, 2021

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


Let us draw near to receive the Bread of Life;
let us ask our Lord to remain with us.
Let us ask him from our heart:
“Lord, give us this bread always.” 

Pope Francis

A Message From Bishop McGovern:

In order to improve communication across our 28 counties, I have opened a Bishop Michael McGovern FaceBook page as well as a YouTube channel. I hope you will find these helpful. Please spread the word about this news. Parishes, schools, Catholic institutions and individuals are most welcome to connect with the FaceBook page and the YouTube videos that will appear.

Fault or Fate?

Peter seems to be pretty tough with his listeners in the first reading. He says they handed Jesus over, denied him before Pilate, asked for a murderer to be released in his place, and put Jesus to death. They must have thought they were doomed. Suddenly, he tells them they were just ignorant. And that God had planned all this long ago. So is he saying Jesus’ death is their fault, or just fate?

The answer of course is that it’s everyone’s fault. Our sins are the reason for Jesus’ death. We deny Jesus when we choose to be selfish instead of loving. We hand him over when we tell ourselves we are too busy to take time to pray. We ask for Barabbas to be freed instead of Jesus when we insist on doing things our own way rather than God’s way. We crucify Jesus when we follow the crowd instead of following the Lord.

It is only “fate” in the sense that our sins needed to be forgiven and God plan’s for salvation was through Jesus’ death and resurrection. Does that mean our sins cause something in the past to happen? There were sinners long before Jesus’ time and God knew there would be sinners after that. God also planned to forgive anyone who repented their sins. In one sense, Jesus died for those who deserved to be punished for sin, and also for those who would deserve punishment in the future. He rose from the dead to show that God’s forgiveness raises us up from guilt to a new life.

Peter wasn’t laying a guilt trip on the listeners. After all, this is good news. God planned all this to show how much he loved us. Our response should be one of joy that we are forgiven because of that love. All we have to do is tell God we are sorry, mean it, and start living our response of love. Sins may be our fault, but Love is our fate.

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


We’re pleased to announce that 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 visit our website, www.sacredheart-duquoin.org and click our 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, April 17 – Easter Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm First Communion – Mass Intention

  • Scott Isom by Thomas & Mary Nolte

8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass Intention

  • John & Loretta J. Schneider by Anton, Re, & Renee

Monday, April 19 – Easter Weekday
6:45 am Mass Intention

  • Wilbur Hemmer by The Parish Family
  • Margaret Kern by The Parish Family Fr.
  • Joseph Trapp by Betty & Brenda

Tuesday, April 20 – Easter Weekday
6:30 am Mass Intention

  • Norma Martin by Betty & Brenda

Wednesday, April 21 – Easter Weekday
Saint Anselm, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
5:30 pm Mass Intention

  • Fr. Steve Humphrey by Ray & Marlene Kellerman

Thursday, April 22 – Easter Weekday
6:45 am Mass Intention

  • Shirley Cucchi by Tom & Debby Helmer

Friday, April 23 – Easter Weekday
Saint George, Martyr; Saint Adalbert, Bishop, Marty

8:00 am Mass Intention

  • Beatrice Garcia by Pat Wheatley

Saturday, April 24 – Easter Weekday
Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr

4:30 – 4:45 pm Confession
5:00 pm Mass Intention

  • Norma Martin by Terry & Chris Jardis
  • Esther Balch by Dorothy Prusacki

Sunday, April 25

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

  • Sally Fontana by Ray & Marlene Kellerman

Sacred Heart

Saturday April 24th

Lector: Kathy Krisfaluzy
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Kathy Krisfaluzy

Sunday, April 25th

Lector: Margie Born
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Margie Born

Saturday, April 17
Second Collection: CSMA 
9:30 am Pickleball at gym
4:00 pm First Reconciliation
5:00 pm First Communion Mass

Sunday, April 18
Second Collection: CSMA

Monday, April 19
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, April 20
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
5:30 pm Finance Council meeting at Haffner Hall

Wednesday, April 21
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 am Pickleball at gym
5:00 pm Rosary
6-8pm PSRClass

Thursday, April 22

Friday, April 23

Saturday, April 24
Second Collection: Catholic Home Missions 8:00 am HALOM & Tree of Life meeting at hall
9:30 am Pickleball at gym

Sunday, April 25
Second Collection: Catholic Home Missions


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

Immaculate Conception

Saturday, April 17 – Easter Weekday

Sunday, April 18

Second Collection: CSMA
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Sponsors of CES
  • Anna Marie Bird by Betty Decker

Monday, April 19 – Easter Weekday

 Tuesday, April 20 – Easter Weekday

Wednesday, April 21 – Easter Weekday
Saint Anselm, Bishop, Doctor of the Church

Thursday, April 22 – Easter Weekday

Friday, April 23 – Easter Weekday
Saint George, Martyr; Saint Adalbert, Bishop, Martyr

Saturday, April 24 – Easter Weekday
Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Priest, Martyr

8:00 am Fruit & Veggie basket pick up

Sunday, April 25

Second Collection: Catholic Home Missions
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Sponsors of CES
  • Paul Kuberski, Sr. by The Family
  • Ken & Helen Kurtz by Steve & Janet Harris

Congratulations and welcome to
Drew Elizabeth Bathon
who was Baptized Sunday, March 7th Surrounded by her family
Drew is the daughter of
Bailey Nippe and Jacob Bathon


Congratulations and welcome
James Howard Lueker
who was Baptized Sunday, March 7th Surrounded by his family
James is the son of
Brandon and Kaliyn (Lively) Lueker

Immaculate Conception

Easter Sunday, April 11

Lector: Mandy Robinson 
Sweet Treats: Mary Heck


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

Confession at Immaculate Conception

During this time of uncertainty celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation can be comforting. Confessions will be heard in the flower room west of the altar either before mass or after mass. Please wait in the room for Fr. Joseph. If he does not see you, please alert him that you are there for confession.


Immaculate Conception Church fundraiser thru Cusumano & Sons. We will be taking preorders for fruit & veggies baskets thru April 24th with pick up being at 8 am that day. These baskets include a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables that all of us could use. Please get ahold of Tiffany for your preorder at 618 -559-1078 or Diana @ 618-318-1306. Boxes will be picked up in the Immaculate Conception parking lot at 8 am on Saturday, April 24th. Boxes cost $30 & includes a variety of both fruits & veggies.

Thank you …

Thank you to the generous parishioner that donated and held the Easter raffle at Immaculate Conception. The proceeds of $300 was donated to the church. Thank for your generosity!

Additional Easter Flower Memorials

Nathan Rulevish
Joe & Helen Childs
Clarence & Agnes Leming
John & Mary Czayo
Louise Hayes
Lewis & Dorothy Highland

Please Pray For . . .

Nursing Home: Lynn Finn, Connie Horst, Shirley Forys, Marie Dubravek, Rosalea Prusacki, Anna Roberts, Mary Ellen Helmer.

Sick: Juanita Ray, John Dale, Jim Getzie, Joan Kowalski, Terry Chastain, James Feger, Gary Brock, Karen May, Sheilia Teriet, Richard Martin, Merry Jo Arvai, Brynlee Brewer, Bob Stewart, Reathal Beard, Cindy Kinsmen Thorpe, George Ciganovich, John Nehrkorn, Dorothy Bailey, Addi Darnell, Dorothy Alongi, Ron Darnell, Steve Porter, Rhonda Gilliam, Shizue Barnes, Carl Giacomo, Matilda Harsy, Staci McBride, Diana Vonderbant. 

Military Personnel: Col. Aaron S. Cowley, SSgt. Jordan 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, Lt. Col. Cory Jones, Sgt. 1st. Cl. Caleb VanVoorhis, SSgt Tyler Jeffers, Petty Ofc. 3rd Class Clayton Wyciskalla, 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).

Please pray for our Catechists
as they enter a new year of teaching our faith.
Mary Beth Lane, Tony Kellerman, Chris Kelley, Krista Piotrowski, Ann Piotrowski, Janet Hayden, Devoney Alvis, Shawn Kellerman, and Faith Still.

Pray for Confirmandi
Please continue to pray for Isabella Baggett, Caleigh Bathon, Eli Furlow, Ethan Harsy, Maggie Kellerman, Logan Loos, Josie Przygoda, Jesus Sanchez, Reese Shivley, and Marlei Summers who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop McGovern on Wednesday, May 19th – 6 pm at Sacred Heart Church.

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: 618-542-6895
Rita Riggio: 618-571-2132
Barb Craft: 618-571-4562
Cyrilla Prusacki: 618-542-3422

PSR Classes

Next PSR Class – April 21. Looking forward to seeing you!!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults


Congratulations and welcome Nina Ratajczyk to our church community. And continue to pray for the young students who will receive the sacrament of Confirmation on May 19th – 6 pm at Sacred Heart Church, and those receiving the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist on April 17th at Sacred Heart Church at the 5:30 pm Saturday evening mass.


Is one of your favorite times to be in Church when it’s quiet and you are alone with your thoughts to the Lord? Then why not come and enjoy that feeling of warmth and love a couple of times a month and join Eucharistic Adoration held at Sacred Heart Church? You can pray, just talk to God or just simply listen to what He has to tell you.

Many have asked why we have a schedule of Adorers. It is because once the Body of Christ is placed into the Monstrance and it is displayed on the altar, it cannot be left alone. Anyone can come at anytime, stay as long as they wish. We are, however, looking for someone to fill a couple of hours during our Adoration time. If you are interested in participating in this devotion please call Lisa Mohr @ 542-4635. God Bless You.

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.

Anointing of the sick

During this time of COVID and the uncertainty it brings, many are asking to be anointed. After masses Fr. Joseph will be giving the Anointing of the Sick to anyone who would like to stay after mass. Please stay in your pew and he will come to you for the anointing.

If there is anyone homebound who would like to be anointed, please contact the office during office hours and arrangements will be made.


During the year of St. Joseph (December 8, 2020 – December 8, 2021), Fr. Joseph will be going to the homes of our parishioners who would like their homes blessed.

There will be a sign-up sheet for times when he will be available to visit your home and give the blessing. The blessings will begin March 19th on the Feast of St. Joseph and run through November.

  • They will take place for Sacred Heart Parishioners on Tuesdays between 9 am – 7 pm or Wednesdays between 9 am – 2 pm. Or you can contact Renee Cobin to set up a date and time for Fr. Joseph to come and do the blessing.
  • For Immaculate Conception Parishioners this will take place on Thursdays from 9 am – 7 pm and you can contact Mary Heck to set up a date and time.

As many of us get busy with our daily tasks, some may forget to sign up. If we do not hear from you, we will be making follow up calls to get you on the schedule if you would like to be added.

Third Sunday of Easter
Have You Anything to Eat?

We long to be fed at the table of the Lord. We hunger to eat and drink his Blood and Body. If we can go to the church this day – what a joy! If we can’t, we can still follow the gospel injunction: Look and touch. We can look for Jesus everywhere – because that is where he is. We can still touch Jesus in the persons who are near – because that is also where he is.

  • How will I look for and see Jesus every day?
  • How will I touch Jesus, either really or virtually, in touching another?
  • How will I do these mercy works: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty?


The Sacred Heart Capital Campaign (Keep The Faith Growing) aims to raise $200,000! As of now we have received $172,875 of the pledged amount. Thank you for your generosity.


This Lent, we prayed, fasted and gave alms. Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl challenges us as we begin the Easter season to share the joy of having a loving God that is alive and accompanies us always. Let’s do the same by being present to our global family by caring for their material and spiritual needs. Turn in your CRS Rice Bowl at the entrance to the church before April 18th or donate online at crsricebowl.org/give. Twenty-five percent of what we collect will go to the local Food Pantry.


We would like to thank everyone who organized, worked, sold tickets, bought dinners, and helped in any-way with our recent fundraisers. The Produce Bundle sales, the Take out Lent Fish Fry were huge successes as was the Mini Mega Raffle! Thanks to the innovative minds who were able to be inspired to try new ideas in our fundraising efforts! Our parishes are blessed!

Winners of Sacred Heart Quilters Raffle

Carley Sims – Hand-made Embroidered Quilt
Fern Waidzulis – $25
Sharon Martin – $25
Thanks for all of your support!!

2021 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal

Whoever believes in me will do the works that I do…
John 14:12

A most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2021 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal. If you have not done so as yet, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges – in any amount – are needed and can be made through your parish or at www.diobelle.org (click on “Giving to the Diocese”). Your generosity supports 16 agencies and programs that daily serve thousands of people. Please consider making your gift today or at any time you are able in the coming months. We also ask for your prayers for the success of this year’s appeal and all those we serve. Thank you and may God bless you always.

Our Food for Families Program will again be held this year during the Lenten season.

The results of past Food for Families collections have been very positive. Our joint efforts this year are particularly important as a result of the great need brought about by COVID. The cooperation and support of all of us in providing both financial assistance and food donations are key to a successful program again this year. Suggested Canned and Other Food Items Needed Canned Meats/Fish: chicken, beef stew, ravioli, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken & dumplings, soups, chili, tuna, salmon, sardines. Canned fruits & vegetables: fruit, applesauce, peas, corn, mixed vegetables, tomatoes, green beans, beets, carrots, pork & beans, whole white potatoes, sweet potatoes. Dry package items: instant mashed potatoes, pancake mix, baking mix, cereal, cornbread mix, dried beans, rice, macaroni, noodles/pasta, macaroni & cheese, oatmeal, cream of wheat, graham crackers, saltine crackers, powdered or canned milk. Staples: sugar, flour, coffee.

Messenger request for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and we hope to do a story related to this holiday. If anyone in your parish has a story to tell about someone they knew or a relative who died during a war, please let us know. Send any information to me at editor@bellevillemessenger.org.

We also print the names of service members who were killed in action (WWII onward) in The Messenger. We have a list from years past, but if we have missed anyone, please send that person’s name, rank if it is known, and the war in which they served and died.

In addition, we would like to include a list of service people who are presently serving in harm’s way, asking for prayers for their safe return home. If your parishioners or loved ones served in Iraq or Afghanistan or Syria and have returned home, we would be happy to list their names among those who receive our prayerful support.

Holy Water

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


Next week we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal which generously supports ministries and programs or our Belleville Diocese each year. Today, over 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support for this appeal helps them meet these faith formation and sacramental needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/home-missions


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


It has come to our attention that some of our lifelong parishioners have not been receiving contribution envelopes and are wondering if they are still registered parishioners of Sacred Heart and Immaculate Conception parishes. 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 were not made aware 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. 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!

Perry County Market Place Receipts

Due to the pandemic, the Perry County Market Place receipt program is suspended at this time.

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.

Respect Life Corner
Life Corner- “Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed His last.” In the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark, the culmination of the liturgical year leads us to Holy Week, where Jesus by dying, destroys our death and by rising, restores our life. Life is a gift of inestimable value and the rigors of the passion show us how much Christ loves and values each human life. He gives His life for us; we are to give our lives for one another. 

Learn, Act, Connect and Pray– many current issues demean the same human life that Christ loves and are being trampled underfoot. Rejection of human life is a rejection of Christ. (The Gospel of Life n.104) One of the most vulnerable: the unborn baby of an underage mother in Illinois, frightened and planning an abortion until she has a supportive talk with her parent/guardian through the Parental Notification Act, now up for repeal in Illinois. The law is credited with saving more than one thousand babies a year and many of the young mothers stay in school and finish with help from their families. Those who are victims of sex trafficking or prostitution, can be saved by that phone call, revealing where their missing daughter is. Also we hear of a rise of anti-Asian violence and discrimination across our nation. According to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, incidents of anti-Asian hate and bias increased nearly 150% in 2020. These are just two examples. We must know the issues and continue the work necessary to advance the values of life, equity and inclusion for all God’s people.

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

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 & 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

– 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!