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Chip - In For Sacred Heart ~ Birdies For Charity

Again this year, Sacred Heart Parish is seeking your donations and pledges for this year’s Birdies For Charity 2017. Sacred Heart receives 100% of every donation made in its name, plus at least a 5% match provided by the John Deere Classic. Brochures were mailed and are available at all the church doors or call the Parish Office: 309-762-2362.  **When contributing…

Pope Francis: Always Joyful When Seeing Young Priests

Recently Pope Francis spoke with the Vatican department in charge of priests, saying he is always happy when he sees young priests, because they are important for Christ and represent the youthful face of the Church.

Feast of the Sacred Heart

Dear Parishioners,

June 23rd we will be celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart at our 8:30 a.m. Mass. The devotion to the heart of Jesus has a long history in the tradition of the Church.  The heart has always been a symbol that is most powerful.  The ancients thought that the heart was the center of all emotion, wisdom and life.  The brain was not seen as all that…

VBS: Totally Catholic Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, built for a purpose!

We are so excited for our Vacation Bible School theme this year, it is the Totally Catholic Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, built for a purpose! The camp will be July 10-14 from 8:30AM to 12PM. It is for children in Pre-K through 5th grade. 6th grade to 100 years young are needed as volunteers. Anything from helping with snacks, leading groups, making crafts, and many more.

Second Hand Sale is Fast Approaching!

This year’s Second Hand Sale is just around the corner. You can start dropping your treasures off at Culemans Hall, see the times below. We hope to fill our hall again this year.

Lent's Not Quite Over: There's Still Time For A Three Minute Retreat!

This Lent we’ve encouraged parishioners to take three minutes from their day for a quick, three minute retreat. With busy lives, it’s easy to allow prayer and quiet time for reflection to be forgotten or pushed to the back burner.

We’ve been sharing links to these online retreats on our website and Facebook page with the hopes that those online the most will see them as an opportunity…

Pope Francis Cautions On Too Much Social Media For Youth

Pope Francis has warned young people about their use of social media, urging them to create their own history and reject “false” depictions of reality. The Argentinian pontiff was recording a video message for World Youth Day, which takes places on April 9th.

“Many people say that young people are distracted and superficial,” he said. “They are wrong! Still, we should acknowledge our…

RCIA: Meet Our Catechumens and Candidates

We are pleased to have seven catechumens and candidates at Sacred Heart Parish this year. After months of preparation and prayer, they will enter as full members of the Church at the 8:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass. All parishioners are invited to attend this impressive liturgy in celebration of our newest members. The RCIA community continues to meet weekly through May, for Mystagogia.


Holy Week at Sacred Heart

April 8/9 - Palm Sunday
There will be a solemn procession and blessing of palms at all Masses, except 7:00 a.m.

April 13 - Holy Thursday
NO MORNING MASSES on this day. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m. At the end of the Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be transferred to the “Garden,” where, in imitation of the Apostles, we are invited to stay…

Giving Thanks This Easter

Dear Parishioners,
The church is always seeking to evangelize new members and we might ask the question: How are we doing? The answer comes to us during the Easter Season when we celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation. As of now, we have seven adults who will be receiving Sacraments of Initiation and we also have a good number of children who will be baptized. We have a larger First Communion…