Quad Pastoral Unit

Dear Friend,

Whether you be a parishioner, a fellow believer, or someone in search for something more, thank you for taking the time to consider our website.

You will find here just a preview of the close-knit community found in our four parishes. We have proudly lived the Catholic Faith in Sangamon and Morgan Counties for more than a century, and pray that it please God to give us another hundred years in his service.

If you’re looking for a community of Catholic Christian disciples in which to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ through prayer, worship, and service, we welcome you.

If I or our secretary Allinson can assist you with this in any way, please let us know. For the latest news, please read our parish bulletin which you will find in PDF format below.

With gratitude and joy for the days ahead,

Fr. Seth Brown

  • Mass Schedule

    Saturday

    4:15pm – Visitation BVM

    5:45pm – St. Sebastian

    Sunday

    8:00am – Sacred Heart

    10:00am – St. Mary’s

    View weekday mass schedule (PDF)

  • Bulletin

    Choose a page to download in PDF format

  • Reconciliation Schedule

    Saturday

    8:00-8:30am – Visitation BVM

    9:15-9:45am – St. Sebastian

    10:00-10:30am – Sacred Heart

    11:00-11:30am – St. Mary’s

  • Office of the Parishes

    Allinson Hermes, Secretary

    306 East Birch Street
    P.O. Box 20
    New Berlin, IL 62670-0020

    Phone & Fax: 217-488-3545
    Email: quadpastoralunit@gmail.com

    Office hours:
    Monday & Thursday, 8:30am–Noon
    Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:30–3:00pm

  • Pastor

    Father Seth Brown

    Father Seth Brown

    Rectory:
    308 East Yates Street
    New Berlin, IL 62670

    Phone: 913-788-1170
    Email: sbrown@dio.org

  • Parish School of Religion

    • New Berlin

      Meets after 10:00am Sunday Mass during school year

      Heather Peters
      217-488-7500
    • Franklin

      Meets after 8:00am Sunday Mass during school year

      Pam Blackorby
      217-675-2084
  • Our Sister Parish

    St. Anthony of Padua

    St. Anthony of Padua

    Río Dulce, Guatemala

    Learn about St. Anthony and view photos

Mission Statement

“We, the members of the Quad Parishes, consisting of St. Mary’s of New Berlin, Sacred Heart of Franklin, St. Sebastian of Waverly, and Visitation BVM of Alexander, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, are committed to be disciples of Jesus through baptism in the Roman Catholic tradition. We will strive to make Christ more visible in our lives, our communities, and the world, through worship, serving others, and proclaiming God’s Word. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the love of God, with our time, talent, and treasures, in order to make our parishes a place for all who love God to call home.”

The Quad Parishes are in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

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