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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.


“Many Christians as responsible citizens have broken their own lives to defend the dignity of all, especially the poorest, the marginalized and those discriminated against! Where do they find the strength to do this? It is in the Eucharist: in the power of the Risen Lord’s love, who today too breaks bread for us and repeats: ‘Do this in remembrance of me.”

― Pope Francis

 

First Friday, July 6th, At Sacred Heart

First Friday Vigil, 8:30 pm 1) Confession, 2) Rosary, 3) Mass, and 4) Adoration - All are welcome!

Fr. D'Sa's Weekly Reflection

June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

Quite often I travel the rest of my journey with a guilt- filled conscience for having declined a ride to a homeless person. The incident sometimes haunts me. I am almost crushed into my bed with the weight of it after a long ride. I am sure it must have occurred to you as well or you must have questioned yourself “Why didn’t I reach out to that person by the roadside?” We have a number of reasons and some of them are genuine and prudent ones. I also think of a time in my last Parish when a homeless person, perhaps on medication, refused to leave the church late in the evening. I had to call for the services of 9-1-1. During our conversation he questioned me: “Are you following the teachings of Christ? Would Christ throw out a homeless person from the church building at night?” I asked myself if I was truly a pastor to the people.  These questions continued to disturb me the rest of that night though I knew my hands were tied.

I am writing this column with the latest pastoral letter of the California Bishops at the back of my mind. The document “Hope and Healing” is the first of its kind in our country to address Mental Health Awareness. The pastoral letter is calling us to help addicts and the mentally ill. We have to get to know people, to befriend them, to listen generously, not because we have all the answers to their problems or can cure all of their afflictions; but simply because these encounters, these small acts of love and compassion, understanding and friendship, are precisely what people need most.

St. John Paul II said: “Whoever suffers mental illness always bears God’s image and likeness, and has an inalienable right to be considered a person and treated as such.” * Persons with mental illness often suffer in silence, hidden or unrecognized by others. Persons with medical illness eg. cancer and mental illness receive sympathy differently because of unjust social stigma attached to mental illness disease. Yet, both are illnesses and need our support, understanding and prayers equally. American society is seeing an alarming rise in depression and anxiety leading to a high rate of suicide. We also cannot forget the grave problem which has taken a grip on our younger generation “addiction.” Drug abuse or alcohol go hand in hand with mood disorder, schizophrenia, or other mental illnesses. People wounded by heart-breaking loss, abuse, neglect, and/or loneliness succumb to substance dependence or other addictive behaviors.

It is time to build bridges between science and religion, health care and spiritual/emotional care; so the suffering person receives the wholeness of care needed for recovery and healing. Our places of worship should not be places of rejection and judgment for these vulnerable people.

Just as Christ reached out to everyone, our church imitates the heart of our Lord, accepting those who suffer even mental illness. The Pastoral letter encourages all Catholics: clergy, religious, and the lay faithful, to partner with others of goodwill in this indispensable work of healing and caring for those with mental illness.
(*Extracts from the Pastoral letter of the Bishops of California “Hope and Healing”). 

– Fr. Bernard D’Sa

news and events

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for April - June, 2018

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

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Fridays In June - Come And Join Us

We will be celebrating the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (June 8) during the entire month of June! Every Friday we will be having Adoration at 6 p.m. and Mass at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish. You are invited to spend some quality time with the Lord.

Catholic Apps

CatholicApps.com was created in response to the call to evangelization from Saint John Paul II, and then continued on through Pope Benedict, and of course the call for deeper evangelization from Pope Francis. We aim to review, and share a lot of catholic apps that can help you deepen your own Catholic faith, or share unique Catholic apps that allow you to share and evangelize your faith with family, friends, and anyone you have a relationship with. 

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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

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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