Sacramental Certificates

If you were Baptized or received other Sacraments at Sacred Heart and are in need of a certificate, please contact the parish office.  If you were baptized or received other Sacraments at St. Catherine Church and are in need of a certificate, please contact the Catholic Pastoral Center at (217) 698-8500 and ask for the Archives Office.


Confessions are heard beginning thirty minutes prior to weekend Masses and at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at St. Benedict Church in Auburn.  Appointments may also be made.


Baptism of infants and young children

Please contact the parish office to schedule a baptism.  Father James or Deacon Rick may also be contacted.  Prior to the Baptism, parents must submit the Baptism questionnaire, take a Baptism preparation class and choose godparents.  Prior to the Baptism, one godparent is required to complete the eligibility to serve as a godparent form if he/she is not a registered parishioner of Sacred Heart.  Click on the links below for the forms.

Anointing of the Sick

If you or a loved one is in need of this sacrament please contact Father James at (217) 438-6222 or (217) 438-6196.


Those preparing for the Sacrament of Marriage are required to contact the parish office at least six months before a proposed marriage time.  


Right of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.)

If you are a non-Catholic and are interested in being Baptized or if you are a Baptized Christian and are interested in coming into full communion with the Church, please contact Deacon Rick.  Sessions begin in the fall.

First Communion & Confirmation

If you would like to enroll your child in the parish faith formation program for the youth in order that he/she may be prepared to receive the sacraments, please contact Becca Yemm who is the program coordinator for our parish.



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