Dear Family of Sacred Heart and Saint Bernard,
As I prepare to take on new responsibilities as the Parochial Administrator of Saint Joseph in Fortuna, I would like to express my gratitude to our Lord Jesus Christ and to you for this time of fruitful ministry at Sacred Heart and Saint Bernard Parishes. I thank you for welcoming me as a priest when I first came from Chicago and for all your help in my ministry in our parishes. I am also grateful for your time, resources and talents in the receptions you held and will have to say goodbye.
Your lives may be transformed through the presence of Christ in his word and in his sacraments.
Please pray for me. If I could make a special prayer request, I would ask of each one of you to pay one visit to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament asking him for his blessing for your families and me. In the same way, gather your family in your home to pray one holy rosary in thanksgiving for all the benefits we have received during this time of priestly service at Sacred Heart and Saint Bernard Parishes. You will be in my prayers.
Whenever I celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I present your needs to our Lord Jesus Christ. You are always welcome to visit me at my new parish.
With gratitude in Jesus Christ,
- Father Eddie Ramon
In recognition of Fr. Eddie’s contributions at Sacred Heart and to wish him well in his new assignment in Fortuna, the Hispanic community will host a potluck following the 12:15 Mass on Sunday, July 22nd . ALL parishioners are invited and asked to bring something to share. Notes and written memories will be given to Fr. Eddie after the 9 a.m. Mass on the 22nd as part of Coffee Hour. Please leave your note or memory at the Rectory with Angela during open hours or in the Rectory mail slot, at your convenience. We thank you, Fr. Eddie, and we love you!
During the Transfiguration of Jesus, Peter suggested the building of three tents and the living on the mountain forever, for it was wonderful and blissful. But Jesus said: ”Let us go down the mountain.” Jesus didn’t want him to pitch the tents. This incident is so true of any priest. We can’t pitch our tent forever in any particular Parish. Since we make the vow of obedience to the Bishop, we follow his directions as per the needs of the Diocese.
We are all sad, as Fr. Eddie is moving on to pitch his tent in Fortuna. He will be missed by every one of us. I come from a religious community and thus have never lived by myself. For a year, he has been a good friend and companion from the time I moved to Eureka. I will definitely feel his absence in the rectory kitchen. (No, he didn’t cook my food, but we chatted a lot in the kitchen.) His contribution to our parishes and the hospital has been remarkable. He has shouldered the responsibility with diligence and love. He is loved by all and is thus going to leave a vacuum which may be filled only with prayer.
As Fr. Eddie takes over the new assignment of Parochial Administrator, let us wish him the best and assure him of our humble prayers. “Bloom where you are planted.”
– Fr. Bernard D’Sa
The theme for Vacation Bible School this year is Shipwrecked - Saved by Jesus!
All children of our parishes, ages incoming Kindergarten - 6th grade, are invited to join the castaway crew for the Best Week of Summer! Where: Sacred Heart Community Hall, When: July 23rd - July 26th, Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm. Cost: $20 per child, $15 per child with two or more children. Early Registration - Forms are online on the St. Bernard website, and in each of the parishes that may be dropped off at either Parish Office; we will also have forms at VBS. Parents, please provide a white t-shirt in your child's size. For any inquiries or questions, please call: Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103.
You can download a pdf of the schedule by clicking here or by clicking on the link below.
Teachers and Teacher Aides are needed for the upcoming 2018-2019 Faith Formation Year. If there are any of you who like to work with grade school aged children and are willing to commit Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm during the Academic Year, (Mid-Sept.- early May) please consider this wonderful ministry. Maybe God is calling you now to volunteer for this year. For additional information please contact: Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103
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On Saturday, August 18th, the Diocese of Santa Rosa will present a day of prayer and fellowship for all adults in the Diocese. The event will be held at Cardinal Newman High School, 50 Ursuline Rd., Santa Rosa. The theme is “Called to be Holy Families”.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Mass by Bishop Robert F. Vasa. A variety of speakers will be presented at gym, throughout the day. This day is designed to bring spiritual nourishment to all Adults in the Diocese.
Early Bird Registration is $30 deadline 8/1/18. After 8/1/18 the cost is $35.00. Click here to download a flyer. For more information or to register, please contact Carmen Aanenson at the Diocesan Dept. of Rel. Ed. email@example.com, 707-566-3366, www.santarosacatholic.org
El Sábado, 18 de agosto, la Diócesis de Santa Rosa ofrecerá un día de oración y compañerismo para todos los adultos en la Diócesis. El evento se celebrar en el Cardinal Newman High School, 50 Ursulians Rd., Santa Rosa. El Tema es “Llamados para ser Familias Sagradas”.
El día empezara a las 8:30am con Santa Misa por el obispo Robert F. Vasa. Este invitado a experimentar diferente formas de oración, en Talleres, a través del día. Este es un día designado para llevar alimento espiritual a todos adultos de la Diócesis.
Temprano registro la cuota es $30 antes de 1 de agosto. Después de 1 de agosto la cuota $35. Haga clic aquí para descargar un volante. Para más información o para registrarse, por favor póngase en contacto con Carmen, en el departamento diocesano de la educación religiosa. firstname.lastname@example.org 707-566-3366 www.santarosacatholic.org