Sacred Heart Eldon

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Parish Picnic, Sunday, August 28

Join us at the 33rd Annual Sacred Heart Parish Picnic, serving home-cooked chicken and beef dinner from 11:30am to 6:30pm. All you can eat! Adults, $10; Children 6-12, $4; Children under 6, Free. Featuring the following 33 Raffle Prizes: (2) $1,000; (4) $500; (12) $100; (14) $50; and (1) Beautiful Handmade Quilt. Also featuring the following donated items for Auction: (4) Cardinals Baseball Tickets (1st Base Field Box); Foursome of Golf plus cart at either The Cove or The Ridge; Beautiful Porcelain Barbie; $50 gift certificate to Jolly Rogers; $100 gift certificate to Eldon Furniture; 2-hour private charter for family on The Calypso Pirate Ship; Private Plane Ride for 3; Beautiful Garden Bench. Also featuring: 
Auction of Quilts & Other Treasures (4pm); Beer Garden; Rummage Sale (10am); Children's Games; Bingo; Country Store; Old Car Show; Arts & Crafts vendors (Pampered Chef, Scentsy,
and other hand crafted items); Live music and dancing under the Pavilion! Music by "Out on a Limb" (morning) "Roadhouse Band" (afternoon) and "All Time Country" (evening) 

PSR Dates Set for School Year, Begins September 11

The 2016-17 Parish School of Religion and Youth Group programs resume Sunday, September 11 with a Teacher/Parent/Student Catechesis Meeting & PSR Registration from 10:15-11:15am in the Catholic Center. Go to the PSR & Confirmation page for the full schedule. 

RCIA Begins September 21 

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is a program of education and formation for persons who want to learn about the Catholic faith. It is for those who are:

  • Not Catholic at this time but are thinking about it,
  • Catholics who have not studied our faith since their childhood or youth,
  • Catholics seeking deeper meaning in our faith,
  • Catholics who want a closer relationship with God.

The heart of the program is weekly sessions beginning on September 21. We start with answering everyone’s questions. The final decision of whether to become Catholic need not be made until next March. Every year this program is filled with enthusiasm and happiness for those who participate. Every year the group soon becomes a community and new friendships are forged. Every year there is an aura of regret when it is over. Please ask anyone who may be interested to contact the pastor or one of the deacons, or ask their permission for us to contact them.

50th Anniversary of Ordination, Thank You

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Ordination to the Holy Priesthood of our pastor Reverend Monsignor Donald W. Lammers on Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City. Click to read the Catholic Missourian article about Monsignor's years of service.

Congratulations First Communicants

On May 1, eight Sacred Heart children received their First Holy Communion! God has blessed us with this large number. Thank you, catechists, Doris Christoff and Margie Mergelkamp Brockmeier! The children are (front, from left): Josephine Colonius, Bryn Frank, Lillian Vernon, Sierra Zuck, Madelyn Franken (back, from left) Dominic Pendino, Aiden McDowell and Samuel Schupp. Congratulations parents and children!

Confirmed in the Holy Spirit

On March 26 at the Easter Vigil, the Church welcomed Delphia Suelynn Trapino Vladeff (Sacrament of Confirmation) and her adult son Salvatore Paul Vladeff (Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist). On April 6 Bishop John Gaydos confirmed these beautiful in the Catholic faith. Pictured at right are Sacred Heart confirmation teacher Christie Jung with Kimberly Burton, Anne Jarrett, Holly Enowski, Clare Colonius, Harley Enowski, Darian Mergelkamp, Brock Henry and Hunter Enowski (not pictured Dakota Wilmes). Congratulations to all!

Reconciliation Resources

Click here for a An Examination of Conscience for Children and Adults Using the 10 Commandments. Additionally, the site The Light is On for You provides excellent resources for preparing for the Sacrament, including Examinations of Conscience for all ages. Another terrific site, brought to you by Catholics Come Home is called Good Confession with a wealth of information and resources. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday from 4-5pm (in the Chapel Confessional in the front of Church) and by appointment (contact the Parish office). 

Jubilee Year of Mercy

How can we show others the mercy of God? We say that God is compassionate, but we ignore the poor. We say that God loves us and has mercy on us, but we hold grudges against our friends. Our actions need to authentically reflect God's mercy. Click here for the Jubilee of Mercy calendar for the Diocese of Jefferson City and to explore ideas on the different ways that you can live out this mercy every day. 

Resources for Catholic Men

More than ever, the Church needs men. Sadly, many Catholic men have believed the lie that being holy isn’t manly, and that the faith is boring. They leave religion to women and children and simply tune out. But holiness is for men. There is nothing more difficult, rewarding, or manly than becoming a saint. These links provide resources for Catholic men.

Support Eldon Community Food Pantry

Supporting the Eldon Community Food Pantry has never been easier—just shop at Gerbes and scan your Plus Shopper’s Card! Here’s how to enroll:

1. Visit

2. Click “Enroll Now”

3. Sign in to your online account, or create an account

4. Find and select our organization with our NPO (Non-Profit Organization) number 45197 and click “Save”. You’ll start earning rewards for the Eldon Community Food Pantry right away on qualifying purchases made using your Plus Shopper’s Card. 

Sunday Mass Transportation Needs

Do you know someone who would come to Sunday Mass if they had transportation? There are a number of people who do not have transportation or who have a disability that prevents them from driving. Please help us by contacting the Parish office with the names and phone numbers of any persons you know in this situation who we may be able to provide transportation for. 


Sacred Heart Catholic Church 
540 North Mill Street
Eldon, Missouri 65026
Parish Office 573-392-5334
Sacred Heart is a Parish of the  
Jefferson City Diocese


Mass Times Are Year Round
Saturday Vigil 5:30pm
Sunday Mass 9am 
Weekday Mass 8am (Mon-Fri)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4-5pm & By Appointment
Rosary Before Each Sunday & Weekday Mass
Parish School of Religion After Sunday Mass, September to May, 10am-11:15am 
See Schedule
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Click to access the most recent weekly Parish Bulletin online, new each Thursday.


Want to know what's happening at Sacred Heart? Visit the Sacred Heart CalendarMake sure to follow Sacred Heart on Facebook for updates and info. Find daily Mass readings on the USCCB website.


You are invited to use the Strong Catholic Family Faith Facebook page developed for families. It is part of an effort to offer resources for families online. The accompanying website is a curated website offering resources and ideas for families. Visit it at

Sacred Heart parish is pleased to participate in the Dynamic Catholic Parish Champion program, the objective which is to make Dynamic Catholic’s world-class resources available to parishes to inspire parishioners to rediscover the genius of Catholicism.