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Stewardship Weekend: July 8/9

This weekend parishioners will have the opportunity to volunteer for 4 Sacred Heart Ministries that are in need of your time and talents.

Bring Family & Friends Back to Sacred Heart!

Pope Francis asked Christians to be a witness of joy and faith to all those who have strayed from the faith and are sad because they have distanced themselves from Jesus, in his monthly prayer video. “We must not leave him alone!” the pope said. “We should offer him Christian hope – with our words, yes, but more with our testimony, with our freedom, with our joy.”

Ministry Spotlight: Garden Committee

Got a green thumb? Then consider joining our Garden Committee, chaired by parishioner Cliff Zerull. For the past 25 years, Cliff has been a part of a group of parishioners dedicated to keeping our parish grounds beautiful.

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…