Welcome to Sacred Heart

“The reason for our existence is to quench the thirst of Jesus. When he asked for water, the soldier gave him vinegar to drink—but his thirst was for love, for souls, for you and me.”

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It is said of the saints that they are people who ceased to exist because Christ was able to walk the Earth through them.

Online Giving

With Online Giving from Our Sunday Visitor it will make giving much easier than it used to be. Click to get started.

LIVE Sunday Mass

Below, you will click to see mass live-streamed at Sacred Heart Parish and ways to participate in Masses through live stream.

We are a Eucharistic Community which recognizes and values the dignity of each person by responding to the Gospel. We are called to Pray, Teach and Serve.

Diocesan Stewardship Appeal Goal & Raised Money


Weekend Mass

Saturday morning Mass at 8:30 am
Saturday 5:30 pm (This Mass also live streamed on YouTube)
Sunday at 8:30 am & 10:00 am

Weekday Mass:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 am **Adoration – Fridays right after daily Mass, with benediction at 8:30 am**

Thursday – Communion Service only at 7:00 am

Online Live Stream Masses

Information on Live Stream Masses and Confessions

We live stream every Saturday night 5:30pm Mass on the Sacred Heart YouTube Channel, If you don’t currently subscribe to the Sacred Heart YouTube channel, please click on the link below so you can be join when our live stream begins. All Masses will be available on YouTube after the Mass in case you miss the live stream.


If you need confession, Father Bruce offers these regular confession times in the confessional.

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You Have The Power Today To Change Tomorrow

If you have been looking for a parish family to pray, learn, join in social activity and be of service to others, our doors and hearts are open. We are thankful that God has sent you to us and we welcome you into our community of faith.
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Devotion to Christ


Year Old Parish

"With man this is impossible,
but with God all things are possible"

Some Areas Of Our Parish

Funeral Symbolism

Symbols Used at the Funeral Liturgy A Catholic funeral liturgy celebrates the life, death and resurrection

Funeral Rites

Funeral Rites The Vigil (Wake) During the Vigil for the deceased, commonly known as the wake,

Planning a Funeral

Step One Choose Readings Old Testament Readings New Testament Gospel Readings Prayers of the Faithful Prayers

Father Bruce’s Vatican Lectures

SAVE THE DATES September 14th – Was Jesus a Socialist? by Fr. Bruce Ludeke October 26

Finance Council

The finance council, together with the business manager and pastor, oversees all the fiscal decision making

Pastoral Council

The pastor and the pastoral council are the executive leadership team and they are the primary


SACRED HEART PARISH HISTORY Prior to 1870, the pioneer German Catholic families living in and around

Mass Times

Weekend Mass Saturday Vigil 5:30 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:00 am Daily Mass Monday 7:00 am


Finding your way? Sacred Heart Church is located west of IL-40 state route on St. Mary’s

New to Sacred Heart?

If you have been looking for a parish family to pray, learn, join in social activity

Staff Directory

Sacred Heart2224 Avenue JSterling IL 61081(815) 625-1134 Our Staff Clergy Father Bruce Ludeke Pastor (815) 625-1134

About Us

We are a Eucharistic Community  which recognizes and values the dignity of each person by responding