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

“The gift of the Holy Spirit has been bestowed upon the Church and upon each one of us, so that we may live lives of genuine faith and active charity, that we may sow the seeds of reconciliation and peace.”

Pope Francis


Pastor’s Corner

Coming August 1, Fr. Bernard D’Sa SFX, Administrator of Sacred Heart and St. Bernard Parishes. Fr. Bernard comes to us from Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Clearlake. The pronunciation of Bernard is Ber nard  and not as we pronounce our church as Ber nerd. He is in his late 40’s and was born in Goa, a former Portuguese province, and now a state in India. His English is very clear and he has been learning Spanish. He is the youngest of three children and his mother was a great inspiration for him becoming a priest (23 years)  After his name he has SFX, the abbreviation of his religious order as he is a Missionary of St. Francis Xavier. He came to the United States about 10 years ago and has taken time from his order to see what parish life is like.  His background is in school administration and education and taught for a short time at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa. He is a very genuine priest and very gentle. The parishes will be blessed to have him. He will be the administrator and not the pastor as he is not incardinated in the diocese but as the administrator has all the authority of a pastor.

I would like someone to volunteer from each parish to prepare a welcome for him separately or as one catholic Community.  Welcoming Fr. Bernard is so much more important than having a “Goodbye” for me.

There are a lot of things I need to do not just in one parish but in the two parishes as this move caught me off guard a bit as I explained last week in the bulletin. I was hoping to hold out another year with my neck problem but….Next week I am going to put out a wish list of areas of church life where we need to volunteer especially in the spirituality of the church and liturgy.

The parish financially needs to do fundraising this summer here at Sacred Heart as the Sunday stewardship collection goes below $2,000 a week at least once a month.  For the last few years the Hispanic Community has spearheaded a fundraiser in the summer to help the parish out. There is a meeting this Friday for all interested parishioners at 7pm in Rm 8 who are interested in helping out.

Today, this Sunday, there is a Baked Stuffed Potato Dinner for all who go to the 6 p.m. mass and to welcome our youth from the diocese ministering here in Eureka this week.     

-  Fr. Tom 

Vacation Bible School

All Families of children grades  K-5 of Sacred Heart and St. Bernard Parishes: Please set aside JULY 10-13, 2017 for our 1st ever Vacation Bible School! Continue to watch the bulletins for more information to come.

Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick, DRE of St. Bernard / Sacred Heart Parishes. childrensministry@saintbernards.org (707) 442-6466 Ext. 1104


news and events




Mass Times


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

6:00 pm - English

First Saturdays: 8:30 am


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



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


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 707-442-4540, and in English on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard Parish for all Eureka churches 707-442-5615.


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 plese phone St. Bernards at 707-442-6466.

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. - Thurs.
  • Office closed on Fri.
  • Phone:
    (707) 443-8429
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-8540
  • Email:
    Parish Office
  • Address:
    2085 Myrtle Ave.
    Eureka, CA
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