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Sacred Heart Parish

Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic church that is part of the Diocese of Santa Rosa.

The parish staff consists of:

Rev. Bernard John D’sa, Administrator

Rev. Fr. Rowell Gumalay, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Tony Viegas

Deacon W. Dance Farrell

Deacon Frank Weber

Angela Halliday, Secretary

Angelica Matias, Spanish Secretary

Kim Farrell, Religious Education

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Fr. Bernard John D’sa, Administrator

I am Fr. Bernard John D’sa. I was born and raised in the smallest state ” Goa”- India. My state was the Portuguese colony until 1961. The Portuguese brought Christianity to Goa in the 16th century, so I am not a first generation catholic. Though the population of India is 1.3 billion and Christianity is just 2.8 percent.

My family lives in India, i.e. my mother and my other two older siblings. My dad passed away in 1998. I was ordained a priest on 1st May 1994. After completing my masters program in Education and Political Science, I was appointed as a high school teacher for a brief period. Then, I was given an assignment of a Principal. My apostolate has been basically been in school, for fifteen years at least. Later, I was invited  in the USA to serve as as teacher in a Diocesan catholic school , which I did for a short period and then requested the Bishop to give me an opportunity to have some pastoral experience which I missed a lot for being in schools.

I was thus appointed as an Administrator of Queen of Peace Church, Clearlake in Lake County. During these three years, the priesthood came alive to me as I unfolded myself pastorally. The Lord assisted me to touch the lives of the people with His love and compassion.
Now I am here amidst you, called to serve and feel blessed. Trusting in the Divine Providence and in His Graces, I wish to undertake my apostolate as your shepherd. I request for your prayers and be assured of my humble prayers always.


Fr. Rowell Gumalay, Parochial Vicar

Who am I? I am Rev. Fr. Rōwell V. Gumalay, MOP.  Simply call me by my first name:“RŌWELL.” I came from the province of Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines. November 6, 1983 is my birthdate. I am the youngest of nine in the family. Both my father and mother are deceased.  My parents left me with a very high regard for a life of prayer, dedication and love for God and people. 

In my early studies, in a High School at the Sisters of Mary, Philippines I heard a CALL of serving the Lord in a very special way. This inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I pursued at the young age of 16.  I entered the Religious Life on Feb 25, 2000 in the Religious Institute of the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), a community of Brothers and Priests who offer free service to the least of our brothers and sisters around the world.  A year later, I had my two years of novitiate in Kingston, Jamaica. Then, I was sent to the different missions and community posts like Philippines ( Naga, Cebu & Manila), Charlotte, North Carolina, Indonesia, East Timore and Jamaica.

I took my final/solemn vows on June 29, 2006 on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. It is my soul’s desire to offer myself to Him forever. This comes with different thorns and roses. I earned my (BA) in Philosophical Studies in the seminary of St. Phillip Neri, Toronto, Canada. A country of four seasons indeed! As for my Theology, I entered in the special course (LDS – Long Distance Learning System) in the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Then 6 months after my diaconal exposure, on November 10, 2013 at the age of 30, I was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in my home-town in St. Bernard Abbot Parish, Ocampo, Camarines Sur.  During my first 5 years in the priesthood, I was assigned as Mission Superior in Cebu, Philippines. I enjoy listening and serving people.

This February 19th, 2019 I found myself in Eureka, Northern part of the beautiful family-oriented Diocese of Santa Rosa. I feel at home. I thank so many good people who became instruments of God in order for me to be here with you and for you. To name a few, the openness and welcoming of His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Vasa and his joyous Vicar General, Msgr. Daniel Whelton who helped me to be part of serving the people of God. May my stay here in the parishes of Eureka be a blessing, an aid to spiritual growth and an encounter with Christ who walked upon the land. 

Dios Mabalos! Mabuhay and Blessings to all!

- Fr. Rowell


Deacon Tony Viegas

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Deacon W. Dance Farrell

What a glory to servethe Lord here on the North Coast!

I am a native of the Sierra Foothills and was raised in Calaveras County, famous for it’s jumping frogs and its Gold Rush heritage. Growing up in a primarily agnostic home, I became deeply interested in religion and spir-ituality early in high school. After many years of searching, I entered the Catholic Church through the RCIA process in 2003 with my wife, Kim, and my two daughters, Aurora and Tenaya.

The Lord brings us home through varied paths indeed, and mine has been a curvy one!

I have served the parishes of Eureka for many years, first as a youth minister for both Sacred Heart and St. Bernards Parishes, and in many volunteer roles over the years. I was ordained by Bishop Robert Vasa in 2016 after 6 years of formation. I am proud to now have the opportunity to serve our community as a deacon.

I currently work deeply with St. Bernards Academy on Henderson, and as the Director of Campus Ministry, I serve as a liaison between the parish and the school, as well as head their religion department. I also have the opportunity to teach every student that walks through their doors, one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given me. How thankful I am for the Lord’s trust with the children he loves so deeply.

I pray for you, the people of Eureka every day, and I hope you feel free to come up and say hi anytime you see me. Please keep me in your prayers as well!

Deacon Dance has his own web site. Click here to visit.

Deacon Dance

Deacon W. Frank Weber

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Mass Times


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

4:30 pm - English

First Saturdays: 8:30 am


5:30 pm - English

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

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

First Saturdays: 9-10 am

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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 and in English on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard Parish for all Eureka churches.


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)-442-6151 or
  • (707) 443-8429
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-8540
  • Email:
    Parish Office
  • Address:
    2085 Myrtle Ave.
    Eureka, CA
  • USA

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