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SACRED HEART AND IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

REOPENING

  • 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

January 17

The Call of God

God comes to call us to return to him, walk in his light, and work with him to build the Kingdom of heaven on earth. How many are attentive to the call of God? How many people would respond when God calls and choose to do his will? The Church, and especially our own diocese, struggles to find enough men and women who could give their lives for the service of God. The vocations to priesthood and sisterhood has become less attractive to the people of this age. Why is this happening? Does it mean that God has stopped calling young people to serve the vineyard of his mission to the Gospel? God continues to invite each of us to become his partner in the service of the Church. The challenge we face is that many people of this age have become deaf to the voice of God. The noise of the enticement of this world’s material things is louder than the whispering voice of God that can only be heard by the silent heart that awaits the promptings of the Spirit.

Are we awake in faith or asleep in doubt and allure of the world? By being watchful in prayer, we can hear the voice of God, the same voice that called the young Samuel, who responded, “Speak, for your servant is listening” (1 Sm 3:3-10,19). We can hear the voice of God when we continue to respond to the question when Jesus asks each of us “What are you looking for?” (Jn 1:35-42) We must choose Christ as our goal of life so that when he responds to our search, we may be ready to hear his word and embrace it in love.

 An encounter with Christ brings change and transformation. It fills us with grace, the Holy Spirit, and abundant joy that we cannot hide in our hearts. Once the love and mercy of God touch us, we become like St. Andrew, who went out to announce to his brother Simon, “We have found Messiah” (Jn 1:35-42). Many people are still ignorant of Christ because you and I have not fully encountered him in person and are afraid to proclaim him to others. Jesus is calling you today to come and find rest in him. What would you say to his invitation? Please join me in responding to the call of service of love and charity by making the words of the psalmist our own, a testimony of our faith, when he calls out “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will” (Ps 40:8-9).

Fr. Joseph Oganda


THIS WEEK’S BULLETIN:

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

~ SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ~
January 17, 2020

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

A CALL TO CHANGE

Pope Francis warned Christians to “be careful”. He said, “It does not pay to be clever – to continually postpone a serious evaluation of one’s own life, taking advantage of the Lord’s patience.” He calls the faithful to seize the day. “To say ‘no’ to evil and ‘yes’ to God, to once and for all stop thinking of ourselves, dragging ourselves into hypocrisy and to face our own reality as we are – this is who we are – to recognize that we have not loved God and neighbor as we should have.”

Once we have seized the opportunity of recognizing our failings, we should confess it,” he said, “in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and then seek to repair the harm we have done to others.”

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.

Hello, God

Just before our first reading it says that “the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.” (1Sam

3:1) I imagine most people today would think that was true. Haven’t you ever wished you lived in biblical times, to see some of the miracles you read about? Wouldn’t it be cool to hear the LORD speaking in a vision? Do you think God has stopped talking? People apparently felt that way in Samuel’s time. Let’s look at the reading to see what Samuel’s experience can teach us.

At first Samuel thinks it is Eli calling him. It is not unusual for people to miss a sign from God. If you have a talent that you are proud of, perhaps it is a sign that God wants you to use that talent to help others. Or if a friend tells you she is concerned about your health, it could be God’s way of telling you to get help. Try to see God speaking in whatever happens to you and you may hear a lot more than you think.

Samuel also gets help from Eli. Eli began to recognize that the LORD was speaking to Samuel. Sometimes we need help discerning what the Lord is telling us. A good spiritual director can lead you to understand what God is saying to you. Your pastor may be able to do that, or at least able to refer you to someone.

Warning: A spiritual director will probably ask how often you pray. In our reading Samuel finally speaks directly to God, instead of going back to Eli. Then God tells him what God’s plan was. So if you wonder what God plans for your life, try spending more time in prayer with him. Don’t be like the man who complains he never know what his wife wants from him. When asked what she tells him, he says, “I don’t know; we never talk.” I bet we have all had times where we didn’t know if we are doing God’s will because we didn’t take time to pray. But don’t do all the talking. Give God some quiet time to hear his response. For God hasn’t stopped talking; we just stopped listening.

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

WE HAVE ONLINE GIVING!

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 one-time 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!

MASS & INTENTIONS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, January 16 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm Confessions at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm Mass

  • Dorothy Suchomski by Dorothy Prusacki

Sunday, January 17
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
8:00 – 8:15 am Confessions at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass

  • Scott Isom by Thomas & Mary Nolte

Monday, January 18 – Weekday
6:45 am Prayer Service

  • Wilbur Hemmer by The Parish Family
  • Margaret Kern by The Parish Family
  • Jim & Lorene Martin by Dorothy Martin

Tuesday, January 19 – Weekday
6:30 am Prayer Service

  • Elizabeth Vanzandt by the Vanzandt family

Wednesday, January 20 – Weekday
Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr; Saint Sebastian, Martyr

5:30 pm Prayer Service

  • Tom Moss by Betty & Brenda

Thursday, January 21 – Weekday
Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr

6:45 am Prayer Service

  • Ralph Hemmer by Ray & Marlene Kellerman

Friday, January 22 – Weekday
8:00 am Prayer Service

  • Josh Ritter by Nancy Genisio

Saturday, January 23 – Weekday
Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr; Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin

4:30 – 4:45 pm Confessions at Haffner Hall
5:00 pm Mass

  • Jeanette & Steve King by Mark & Suzan Day
  • Marcella Fontana by Tony & Tess Jones

Sunday, January 24
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

8:00 – 8:15 am Confessions at Haffner Hall
8:30 am Mass

  • Norma Martin by Betty Alongi

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Sacred Heart

Saturday, January 23

Lector: Jim Derby
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Donna Mann

Sunday, January 24

Lector: Lisa Mohr 
Extraordinary Ministers: Priest & Lisa Mohr

Saturday, January 16
Second Collection: CSMA

Sunday, January 17
Second Collection: CSMA

Monday, January 18 – Office Closed
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall

Tuesday, January 19
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Quilting at Haffner Hall
12:15 pm St. Mother Theresa Cursillo meeting at Haffner Hall – All Cursillistas welcome!

Wednesday, January 20
6-8pm PSR Class

Thursday, January 21
6:00 pm RCIA at St. Bruno – History of the Church Part 2

Friday, January 22

Saturday, January 23

Sunday, January 24

CONFESSIONS:

Sacrament of Reconciliation
During this time of uncertainty celebrating the sacrament of Reconciliation can be comforting. Confessions will be heard at Haffner Hall on Saturday evening at 4:30 – 4:45 or after mass. On Sunday they can be heard at Haffner Hall from 8:00 – 8:15 am and at Immaculate Conception porch by office after mass. They can also be heard upon request. Please call the rectory at 618-542-3423.

MASS & INTENTIONS
Immaculate Conception

Saturday, January 16 – Weekday
4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession at Haffner Hall

Sunday, January 17
SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • Ronnie Elder by Chris & Tom Kelley
  • Sponsors of CES

Monday, January 18 – Weekday

Tuesday, January 19 – Weekday

Wednesday, January 20 – Weekday
Saint Fabian, Pope, Martyr; Saint Sebastian, Martyr

Thursday, January 21 – Weekday
Saint Agnes, Virgin, Martyr

Friday, January 22 – Weekday

Saturday, January 23 – Weekday
Saint Vincent, Deacon, Martyr; Saint Marianne Cope, Virgin

4:30 – 4:45 pm – Confession at Haffner Hall

Sunday, January 17
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

8:00 – 8:15 am Confession at Haffner Hall
10:00 am Mass Intention

  • John Pestka by Randall & Luanne Waring
  • Sponsors of CES

LITURGICAL MINISTERS
Immaculate Conception

Sunday, January 24

Lector:  Susan Heape
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

Please Pray For . . .

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

Sick: Juanita Ray, John Dale, Jim Getzie, Joan Kowalski, Terry Chastain, James Feger, Gary Brock, Karen May, Shelia Teriet, Richard Martin, Merry Jo Arvai, Brynlee Brewer, Molly Elizabeth Kern, Bob Stewart, Reathal Beard, Cindy Kinsmen Thorpe, Diane Derby, George Ciganovich, John Nehrkorn, Phyllis Majewski, Asa Newell, Jerry Riggio, Brenda Harsy, Leon Eaton, Veronica Woolard, David Lynch, David Gross, Matthew Martin, Raymond Humphrey, Angie Sims, Barbara & Marlin Neville, Kathy O’Rourke, Dorothy Bailey, Mike Kordik, Patsy Arnold, David Burgess.

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 at 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.

Congratulations and welcome

Addison Rae Downs

who was Baptized Saturday, January 9th
Surrounded by her family
Addison is the daughter of Josh & Lindsi Downs

Groups News:


Funeral Dinner Committee

We have a new 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

January PSR classes are 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Next meeting is January 20th. For more information contact Mary Beth Lane at 790-3824.

High School Youth News

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands are baptized into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new Catholics through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). USCCB.org. Do you know someone who is seeking a relationship with Christ the Savior? Someone who has fallen away from their faith and is searching for more? Don’t be afraid to ask them to Come & See what RCIA is all about. Classes will be beginning this September. Call the rectory or Chris Kelley at 559- 6581 if you would like to see the Holy Spirit has in store for you!!

All social distancing protocols will be followed.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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:

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.

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.

Volunteers needed…

As the numbers continue to rise during this pandemic, the need for helpers to keep our church environment as safe as possible are continually needed. If you would be available to help take temperatures as parishioners enter church or sanitize after masses have concluded, please give the office a call at 542-3423. Thank you to all who have so diligently continued to care for our safety!

We are looking for a housekeeper for the rectory here at Sacred Heart.
This would include about 3 – 4 hours every other week.
If you are interested,
please contact Kelly at the rectory 542-3423 for more details.

Dear Parishioners:

The Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service for 2021 will be held on Thursday, January 21st, at 9:30 AM.

This year’s Prayer Service will be held virtually to allow more people to participate due to safety precautions related to the pandemic restrictions. It is being sponsored by the Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Catholic Diocese of Belleville and hosted by the First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville.  

Bishop Michael McGovern, the new bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, will be the preacher for the occasion, and Pastor Rob Dyer of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville will be the zoom facilitator with his congregation’s music ministry providing the music for the service.  

At least fifteen different Christian traditions or denominations from various parts of Southern Illinois will take part in this year’s observance.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began in 1910 and is observed every year from January 18th through January 25th.  It is sponsored each year by the World Council of Churches in Geneva and the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity at the Vatican.

Gratefully in Christ,

Fr. Bob Flannery
Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs

(Zoom details)  
Robert Dyer is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service
Time: Jan 21, 2021 09:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82069217952?pwd=K3NkenZVZXp5TGZCRnoyMDNKNkJHQT09#success
 
-OR-
 
Dial in for audio only
(312) 626-6799
Meeting ID: 820 6921 7952
Passcode: 819142

PRAY FOR PEACE

This Wednesday, January 20th, Noon – we are asking people to pray for peace for our country and the world.  At noon on Wednesday, at Sacred Heart Church, we will pray for about an hour.   We will pray the Rosary, the Litanies of Mary and Joseph, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  All are invited.  If you are working, come during your lunch break and stay as long as you choose.  If you cannot attend, we encourage you to pray the Rosary or lift up prayers during the noon hour.  Along with prayer, we encourage all who can to fast for the day or at least during lunch.  Our Mother Mary, under the title of her Immaculate Conception is the Patroness of the United States.  Let us invoke her intercession as we pray.  Thank you!

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Listening, Discerning and Watching, Coming, Seeing, Finding.

These words ending in ‘ing’ (technically “gerunds”) in the first and gospel readings indicate some continuing action. They point out good Christian behav- iors as we start this winter time between the seasons of Christmas and Lent. Like Samuel, we want to be always listening for God’s voice, even while needing the help of another for discerning it. Like the Baptist, we want to be watching for Jesus moving among us, looking for his activity in surprising ways in our midst and, perhaps, the surprising people around us.

  • How am I coming closer to Jesus day by day, week by week
  • How am I seeing Jesus active in our world
  • How am I finding myself following Jesus without question?

CDA DUES

Catholic Daughters – we will begin collecting member dues of $25 for 2021. Checks should be payable to CDA court #795 and sent to Lisa Mohr or dropped in the collection box/basket marked to her attention. Her home address is 504 N. Pope St., Du Quoin. Members exempt from paying dues are those with 50+ yrs. of service and those in assisted living or healthcare facilities. Thank you in advance!

“RACIAL HARMONY” PRAYER SERVICE:

January 17 – You are invited to attend a special Ecumenical Prayer Service for racial harmony in connection with observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The service will be held at the Cathedral on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Bishop Michael McGovern will deliver the sermon. Since seating will be limited, please contact St. Augustine of Hippo Church at 618-274 -0655 to reserve a seat. This event is being sponsored by the Diocesan Racial Justice and Equity initiative.”

St. Andrew Dinners

January 31 – An opportunity for young men and their parents to meet Bishop McGovern and priests in the diocese to enjoy a meal, pray, discuss priestly vocations and whatever else is on your mind! The first 2021 St. Andrew Dinner will be held at the Undercroft of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Belleville on January 31st at 4:00 pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact Rev. Nicholas Junker 618-722-5035 | njunker08@hotmail.com

St. Charles Borromeo Church in DuBois
Selling Chicken & Dumplings

On February 7 — St. Charles Borromeo Church in DuBois will be selling chicken & dumplings ONLY after Sunday Mass (approx. 9 am) until all are gone.. Contact Becky Wisneski, 214-6835 – text or message) if interested in purchasing some. No dry dumplings will be sold.

St. Michael Church- Radom $13,000 Giveaway!

February 28 – Drawing for $13,000 will be on February 28th, 2021. 2 – $5,000 Grand Prizes; 2 – $1,000 Prizes; 2 – $500 Prizes. Only 800 tickets sold! Suggested donation $50. 5 – Early Bird ticket drawings on February 11th, 2021 for a free raffle ticket or $50. To purchase tickets contact Beverly (618-485-6455), Bernadine (618-485- 2265), Marvin (618-485-2748), or Jerry (618-485-2299). Sponsored by St. Michael Educational Fund.

Vocations Corner . . .

ADOPT A SEMINARIAN!

How can I adopt a Seminarian? There are lots of ways!

  • Remember his birthday-send him a card or gift on his birthday.
  • Become his prayer warrior – Remember your seminarian in your daily prayers. Send him an occasional note to addure him of your prayers for him.
  • Send a Care Package. Seminarians are college students and always appreciate a care package, whether it’s a pair of warm socks on a cold winter’s day or Ramen Noodles or cookies or whatever creative idea you may have!
  • Remember him at Christmas on your parish giving tree or with a gift or card.
  • Send notes of encouragement and support at any time
  • Our best “adoptive” practice – prayer!
    There are prayer cards located at the entrances of the church. Please take one and ‘adopt a seminarian’!

KEEP THE FAITH GROWING

The Sacred Heart Capital Campaign (Keep The Faith Growing) aims to raise $200,000! As of now we have received 163,842 of the pledged amount. Thank you for your generosity.

Prayer for Inner Peace

Holy Spirit, please encircle me. Come hold me safe and secure in your love. Wrap my mind in your promise and truth. Guide my thoughts. Calm my fears. Steady my emotions. Lord, that you would guide my feelings. May I not be overcome by upset, but rather, sustained in my soul with hope in you.

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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.

Box Tops For Education App!

Box Tops for Education is an easy way to support our school! Just download the app, scan paper receipts, and email digital receipts. If you have box tops clips you can continue to send them to school. Thanks!

GUN OF THE MONTH CLUB

St Bruno School Gun of the Month & DAILY cash drawing! $20 will get you 365 chances to win! Each ticket enters you in a DAILY drawing to win $20 cash AND a monthly drawing to win a gun or $400. Contact any St Bruno School family or the school for your tickets! Thank you for your continued support!

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
What are you looking for?”

In the Gospel of John 1:35-42, Jesus questions the disciples in what becomes the foundation of John’s Gospel written for all who seek. We are the seekers! The disciples answer Jesus’s question with a question, “where are you staying?” With a “come and see” response, the disciples found the truth in Christ; that He really is the Messiah. That is the joy we also feel when we turn to Him and experience His love and mercy. We realize that only He can truly fill us, truly sustain us, truly forgive us and wipe the slate clean. 

Learn, Act, Connect and Pray- What is it you are looking for? Jesus knows what are you deepest longings, the prayers in your heart are lifted up to the Lord. We must guide ourselves to avoid the “wrong places” that leave us empty; that do not truly satisfy our hearts. By seeking Him, by placing our trust in Him, we can truly pray that the Lord will help us to see that He is always the answer.

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

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:

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.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

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!