Food Pantry & St. Vincent dePaul Society
If we’re not helping the poor, we’re not doing our jobs. Consider volunteering at our Food Pantry, and helping out during the holiday season especially as we help those most in need with food and Christmas gifts.
Catholic Care Packs
Deputy Tim Ott, a parishioner here, saw a need in the community and decided to step up. We provide Catholic Care Packs (CCP’s) to homeless from Waterloo, Iowa, all the way to Chicago. Consider becoming a part of this vital, new ministry here at Sacred Heart!
Mission Trips to Jamaica
Consider going on one of our mission trips to Jamaica as we assist the Missionaries of the Poor, serving those in need. These mission trips are a wonderful way to be a living witness of Christ and His Church in the world. If you’re interested, please contact Ray Lind at our parish here.
Sacred Heart Sodality
Join women of the parish as we come together to pray and work on projects for the parish. Sodality has a storied history at our parish, providing for our liturgical, social, and spiritual needs. All women, young and old are invited to join us! Interested? Contact Gina Howell via email or at (309) 781-9473.
People excited about sharing in a rosary before Mass? Check. Praying for special intentions and the parish in a cool, communal way? You bet! You can find the Rosary Renegades every Saturday down at Sacred Heart before our Vigil Mass. Join us!
Sacred Heart Porch Parties
Do you love spending time outdoors in the summer and enjoying grilled food and great beverages? Then be sure to stick around for our monthly Porch Parties after our 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass during the summer and fall months. Enjoy some fellowship with parishioners and friends on the front porch and lawn as we toast to the parish and time spent together!
Sacred Heart Parish Picnic
Every summer we host a big parish picnic and you’re invited! If you’d like to help plan this event please contact the parish office today!
Annual Sacred Heart Parish Christmas Party
Join fellow parishioners, friends, and more at our annual Parish Christmas Party as we ring in the holiday season and enjoy a catered meal and great company at this annual event. Anyone interested in helping us to plan and organize this event should contact Chris Mandle.
Are you young and looking to hang out with other young folks excited about their faith? Join us for the Sacred Heart Breakfast Club the last Sunday of each month. Contact Amelia VanLandegan here to learn more!
PERSONAL GROWTH & SPIRITUALITY
GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is calling you to discern your gifts, yes YOU, reading this! Take a brief moment to reflect and pray on our Gifts of the Holy Spirit Survey!
The Sacred Heart Vigil Mass
Are you looking for a more spiritually enriched and engaging Mass experience? Consider visiting us for our contemporary 5:15 p.m. Vigil Mass and make it part of your new weekend habit before dinner and fun with friends and family!
Small Group Studies & Discipleship
Grow your faith and become more engaged disciples of Jesus Christ with our small group sessions. Contact our parish office to learn more.
Divine Renovation Book Study & More!
If you’ve not read the book “Divine Renovation” by Fr. James Mallon, you should do today! His book has been a big inspiration for our growth here at Sacred Heart Parish as we’ve journeyed from a parish focused on maintenance to one focused on mission.
Fr. Anthony (our previous pastor) and Fr. Charles (pastor at St. Ambrose Parish in Milan) have summarized every chapter with commentary in their new Podcast Series. Enjoy the 8 episodes below!:
Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Those interested in consecrating themselves and/or their family and home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus should contact the parish office today for our official rite and liturgy. All persons who complete the process are given a blessed image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for enthronement in their home.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Thinking of joining the Catholic Church? Persons wishing to learn more about the Catholic faith, or to join our Catholic community, please call Barb Roedel, Director of Adult Faith Formation for our local parishes at (309) 793-7373 ext. 214. She will meet with you and walk you through the process! We also have brochures available at the doors to take home and pray about before calling!