Sacred Heart Eldon

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Totus Tuus Summer Program, June 26 to July 1

Totus Tuus (Totally Yours) is a fun and energetic parish based summer catechetical program for grade school age children, junior high and high school youth. Totus Tuus gathers together college students and seminarians onto teams of four and sends them out to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in various parishes throughout the diocese. It will be hosted at Sacred Heart this summer, Sunday, June 26 through Friday, July 1. Click to learn more about the program and for a registration form!

VIRTUS Protecting God's Children Sessions

The Diocese of Jefferson City will hold a VIRTUS® Protecting God’s Children class on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9am at St. Anthony Church, Camdenton. This program is one component of the overall effort to protect God’s children and vulnerable adults. All employees and volunteers with ongoing and unsupervised contact with children and youth are required to attend a Protecting God’s Children session. All parents, grandparents and other adults in the parish community are encouraged to attend. To register for this session or to view other times/locations in the Diocese go to

Father Dandi's Connections

The Diocese of Jefferson City has been working with Fr. Dandi to establish some regular communication with those who have been supportive of his work in the Philippines. They have created a newsletter, “Fr. Dandi’s Connections” in an attempt to do that. Click here to read the newsletter.

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!

Summer Mass Times

From the Pastor's Pen, March 20, 2016: I've reached the time in my life when three Masses on a weekend are quite a load, especially when it’s my turn to preach. I ought to limit it to two, if possible. Last summer, we had two Sunday Morning Masses from Mother’s Day through Labor Day weekend. The deacons and I carefully watched attendance and concluded that last summer two Sunday morning Masses were not needed for everyone to have a seat at Mass. Even on holiday weekends, we did not have a Mass with all pews filled. After thorough discussion with the Pastoral Council, I have decided to stay with two Masses each weekend (5:30 pm on Saturday and 9am on Sunday) throughout the summer this year. This will also be somewhat better for our music and other liturgical ministries. We realize this will be less convenient for the people who come, with only two options instead of three. We will carefully monitor how it works and invite you to do the same. Thank you for your cooperation and your faith, hope and love. 

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). 

Ice Cream Social Confirmation Service Raises Funds

Thanks to everyone who supported the Confirmation Class service project - An Ice Cream Social - that benefited the Eldon Food Pantry. A total of 110 cans of food and $380 ($125 in donations and $225 from the silent auction of bowls) will be given to the Food Pantry. Let us continue to pray for these candidates as they journey toward the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday, April 6.

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


Saturday Vigil 5:30pm
Sunday Mass 9am 
PSR Classes Follows Sunday Mass
Weekday Mass 8am (Mon to Fri)
Year Round Mass Times
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 4-5pm & By Appointment
Rosary Before Each Sunday & Weekday Mass
Parish School of Religion After 9am Mass, 10am to 11:15am. Schedule
Going to be out of town?


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.