Religious Education

Religious Education

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 of the month from 6 – 7:30 pm. During this time, our children participate in 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 or $65 per family. 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 14 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

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a class for people who would like to know more about the Roman Catholic faith. It is also for those who desire to be received in full communion to the Catholic Church.

This includes Catechumens, Candidates and Inquirers. Catechumens are people who have never been baptized by any Christian Church. Candidates are individuals who have been baptized in any Christian church (including Roman Catholics) but have not been confirmed in the Catholic Church and Inquirers are those who want to know more about the Roman Catholic Church.

Our RCIA is done with our cluster parishes, St. Bruno in Pinckneyville and St. Mary Magdalene Todd’s Mill. Our meetings are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:10 pm from September – May. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Fr. Carl at the rectory.

Parish Center

Other than the church itself, Haffner Hall is Sacred Heart’s primary gathering space and is used for various dinners, meetings, and social engagements. Annexed is a gymnasium with a stage, a full length basketball court and volleyball net. Hall rental for private receptions, showers, parties, etc, is available for $25/hour for parishioners $40/hour for non-parishioners. Please call the rectory at 542-3423 to make a reservation.