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A Catholic Look at Life

Father reflects on the respect for life in the October and November liturgies.

A Closer Look: Parish Finances 2019

We invite you to take a look back on the financial performance of our parish for the past year which ended June 30, 2019. When preparing the budget for the 2018-19 year, we anticipated that it would be a financially challenging one.

Transparency

Dear Parishioners,

Transparency is one of the goals of our parish financial plan. We want every parishioner to know what our financial position is. This heartbeat outlines the financial position of the parish as of June 30, 2019.

Three factors impacted our normal operating revenue and left us about $40,000 short for the fiscal year. One factor was that we suspended our Heart to Heart…

Our Parish Past, Our Parish Future

Recently, Don Lewis and Chris Welch did a little archaeological dig and they were able to locate the capsule that was deposited 100 years ago near the cornerstone of our church. We have been getting ready to celebrate the anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone which happened in October of 1919. The contents will be on display at the celebration.

Sacred Heart's New Property

We have obtained the New American Bank property on 16th Street. The bank has moved out of that building to a location on the Avenue of the Cities. We appreciate the bank’s willingness to assume costs like taking out hazardous materials, soil testing, and working with the Illinois EPA so that we would have a piece of property that is ready for the next step.

Save the Date: October 20, 2019

Sacred Heart will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Laying of the cornerstone of Sacred Heart Church. We all can take pride in our church and try to preserve it for the next generation of Catholics.

Adult Education Series

This summer we will once again offer a series, on three Thursday evenings in July, opening at 7 p.m. with prayer and a presentation with question and answer time.

Seeking Connection This Summer

We need to feel connected to God and to each other. If we feel like we are on our own and our circle of confidants is very small or non-existent then life becomes very sad, very quickly.

Preparing for Summer

Father Mark gives an update on the church's ongoing projects, and plans for the summer!

Celebrations in the Easter Season

Baptisms are always exciting events. We had five of them at the Easter vigil this year. The children who were Baptized were of various ages. But there was a common denominator, which is, they were all excited to become a part of our church family.