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Striving to be a grateful parish following Christ by loving God, and loving our neighbors as ourselves through our words, deeds, and thoughts.


““Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.”

― Pope Francis

A Passport To Great Taste

Join friends, family and fellow parishioners at Sacred Heart's "A Passport to Great Tastes" from around the world. We'll feature food from India, Mexico, Germany, the Philippines, Micronesia, and China.

Friday, September 20th, starting at 4:30 PM, you're invited to enjoy authentic tastes from around the world during this family style event at the Parish Hall. Relax and enjoy an evening of fellowship or come by and pick up a meal to go.

Each $25 ticket gets you 5 food “tastes”. Try many foods from around the world or find your favorite and get lots of it. It’s your choice!

For an additional donation, take a trip to the Margarita and Bloody Mary bar or to Dessert Land.

We’ll have a total of 150 tickets. Any leftovers will be available to buy as we wrap things up around 8 o’clock. We hope to see you there.

 

Day of Silent Reflection for Women

Sacred Heart parish is pleased to offer a day of quiet retreat for women to be held in Trinity Village, just east of willow Creek on Saturday, September 21. A donation of $15 is requested and includes a light dinner. Retreatants should provide their own sack lunch. Registration forms are available in the church and parish office, and are due to Ann Lynch or Sacred Heart before September 14. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. For more information please call Ann Lynch at 443-6741.

 

Fr. D'Sa's Weekly Reflection

September 15, 2019 – Twenty-Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Parable of The Lost Son

This weekend we are reflecting on a much quoted parable from the Bible. Often it is called the parable of “the prodigal son.” Some prefer to call it the parable of “the prodigal father” or the parable of “ the good and the bad son.” In most versions of the Bible the title is the “parable of the lost son.” All of these titles encourage the valuable human exercise of viewing from different perspectives. But most important to note here is the perfection of Jesus’ loving personal response to individual needs.

In the background of the story the tax collectors and the sinners were all seeking the company of Jesus to hear what He had to say and the Pharisees and the scribes complained. They said “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he spoke this parable to them. The immediate thought that arrives in our minds is that the younger son is the anti-hero in this story. He lived a bad life and wasted the wealth of his father on immoral things, but it is important not to lose the final twist of the story.

The younger son is definitely the sinner in the beginning of the chapter, but he repented and now is in the house of the father. The dutiful son is the one who chooses to remain outside the home of the father due to his pride, unforgiveness, envy and self-justification.

Let us now divert our attention to the father…

The father reaches out to the dutiful son just as he  did to the younger son. But the response is different. The initiation is from the father. He is giving the invitation; and pouring out his heart of compassion, he asks his older son to imitate him.

The lost son helplessly says “Father I am not worthy to be called your son” and the older one says with self-righteousness ””Look, I have served you like a slave and thus I only have the right to be your son.”

Taking into account his audience, the Lord was encouraging Pharisees and scribes to open their hearts like the heavenly father with forgiveness and compassion, accepting the tax collectors and sinners who were willing to repent.

Sometimes we are the “lost son,” sometimes the indignant self-righteous brother, sometimes the Pharisees, sometimes the scribes and at all of these times the Lord, our God, loves us, gently leading and correcting.

Lord, help me to imitate your ways. Amen.

 – Fr. Bernard

news and events

Religious Education News

Religious Education and Sacrament Preparation program for Saint Bernard and Sacred Heart Parishes 2019-2020 will begin soon!

We are excited to begin a new year! There will be a few changes, so to keep you in the loop, and help you sign up for classes:

  1. All families will need to have an interview before enrollment. We will begin scheduling these interviews next weekend, or you can email or call Kim Farrell at sacredsaintccd@gmail.com, (707) 442-2233. Interviews will be held primarily during the evenings of the month of September, and will last approximately 20 minutes.

  2. There will be no child drop-offs at this year’s program. At least one parent / godparent / grandparent must attend with the student. Students attending without guardian will be sent home.

  3. Classes will be held on Sunday nights at Saint Bernard’s Academy from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

  4. All grades, Confirmation prep, and Spanish language classes will be held in the same location at the same time.

  5. Religious Education is not for Sacrament Prep only. Please enroll your children from Kindergarten-Confirmation.

  6. If you have a special circumstance of some kind due to the needs of the child or family challenges, please let us know in your interview.

  7. The first day of class will be October 6th, please arrive a little early! (5:45pm)

We look forward to an exciting year for the youth of our combined parishes!

 

Santa Rosa Congress

With joy we present you with the Brochure for the Santa Rosa Congress scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019.  This event welcomes all adults in your parish.  The cost for early bird registration is $20.00.

Con alegría os presentamos con el folleto del Congreso Santa Rosa programado para sábado, 28 de septiembre de 2019.   Este evento invita a todos los adultos en su parroquia.   El costo del evento es de $20.00. 

Click here to download a copy of the brochure.

Mass For Shut Ins

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 15, 2019

 

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for October - December, 2019

You can download a pdf of the schedule by clicking here or by clicking on the link below.

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Mass Times

Sunday

9:00 am - English
12:15 pm - Spanish

4:30 pm - English

First Saturdays: 8:30 am

Weekdays

Tuesday - 11:30 am @ St. Joseph Hospital

Wednesday - 7:00 pm, Spanish

Thursday - 11:30 am @ St. Joseph Hospital

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday: 6:00-6:50 pm - English/Spanish

First Saturdays: 9-10 am

Click here to find Mass times at a church near you.

Sacraments

Reconciliation

Wed., 6:00-6:50 pm
First Saturday, 9-10 am
Also by appointment

Baptism

We ask for a two month notice and baptismal classes are required. Baptismal classes in Spanish are on the last Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. at Sacred Heart and in English on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard Parish for all Eureka churches.

Marriage

Couples intending to marry need to call the parish office at least six months prior to the marriage. Marriage preparation classes are required.

Ministry to the Sick

If you would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick please call the parish office at 707-443-8429 or come to a mass at St. Joseph Hospital on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 am.

In Case of Emergency

If there is an emergency please phone 707-800-2699.

For non-emergencies after hours but you need to contact a priest phone Sacred Heart  (707) 443-8429 and listen to the automated message on the phone to leave a message in the priest’s mailbox. You may also FAX a message using (707) 443-8420.

Get in Touch

  • Office Hours:
    9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm Mon. - Wed.
  • Office closed on Thur. & Fri.
  • Phone:
    (707) 443-8429
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-8540
  • Email:
    Parish Office
  • Address:
    2085 Myrtle Ave.
    Eureka, CA
    95501
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