Parish Staff

Sacred Heart Parish Staff

Parish Staff

Pastor – Reverend Carl Schrage – since July 2021
Secretary – Erica Woodside – since July, 2023
Maintenance Supervisor – Tony Kellerman – since January 2014

Parish Council
President – Jeremy Cornett

Parish Trustees 
John Childs
Kathy Scaglione

Religious Education
PSR – Religious Education Coordinator –
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) – Chris Kelley
Youth Minister – Krista Piotrowski

Catholic Daughters of America
President – Brenda Sims

Knights of Columbus
Grand Knight – Paul Martin

Music Ministry
Mr. Justin Nehrkorn, Five PM music director and Mr. Aaron A. Atkins, Eight-thirty AM music director, invite all who feel called to lift their voice in song and praise to God to join. If you are interested in assisting in the ministry of the choir, please contact us. Choir practice is held every Thursday at 7pm.

PSR – Parish School of Religion
We offer religious education classes for public school students in 1st – 8th grades. Our classes meet on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday evenings from 5:30-8:00 pm. During this time, our children participate in Mass, class sessions, activities and projects. Service opportunities, sacramental preparation, youth Masses, entertainment, and other events are also scheduled throughout the course of each month. The fee is $40 per student. Please contact our Religious Education Coordinator TBA for more information.

St. Bruno Catholic School
Despite the closing of Sacred Heart School in 2008, we have since been happy to sponsor the children of families still wishing to enroll their children in Catholic parochial school. We now have 6 children that attend St. Bruno School in Pinckneyville. We also provide bus service daily to and from DuQuoin for these students. For more information, please visit the school website at