The passing of a loved one is very difficult. However, it is also a time to celebrate the life they lived while here on Earth. At Sacred Heart Parish, we want to walk with you through this journey.

The Catholic Church's funeral rites are full of powerful prayers, consoling liturgies, and most importantly, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass — all offered to implore God's mercy for the deceased. Much more than a mere celebration of life, the Mass is the ultimate prayer, a participation in the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.

During office hours, please call our parish office at (217) 347-7177 to make funeral arrangements In the event of a death, accident, or other life emergency, during non-business hours, please contact (217) 703-1042 to reach a priest.


For more information about end of life conversations, pre-planning a funeral, funeral Masses, cremation, and other resources on the topic of death, visit the diocese of Springfield's website at