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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.


“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

 

Fr. Bernard's Corner

Opposition to Evangelization has gripped my country, India. The Government has been tactfully and tacitly curbing the spread of Christianity. Despite this, the Church has been making remarkable strides in its growth. The mandate of Christ given at the time of His Ascension: “ Go to the whole world and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt 28:19) cannot be bypassed. All of the three readings of this weekend highlight the mission of Evangelization.

It is a given fact that the Israelites in the Old Testament were very faithful in keeping their faith alive and uncontaminated by any pagan religion, though the tragedy is they never had any desire to convert or accept others/foreigners to their way. In the first reading today we read in Chapter 56 of Isaiah about the conditions for accepting into the covenant (Israel’s faith) people from foreign lands who wish to serve Yahweh. The second reading also speaks in the same tone: that the gentiles/ foreigners do not have to adopt Jewish tradition to embrace Christianity. The Gospel reading mentions  a Canaanite woman (foreigner) asking a favor from Jesus and He grants her wish and cures her daughter who was tormented by a demon. Thus we can conclude that all are invited to belong to His kingdom. Christianity is truly universal.

A troubling question of this contemporary world is “ Do we really need to Evangelize?”

For your answer please refer to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, # 846, 847, 848.  For your further reflection:

We may think it is enough for people to live sincerely and well according to their own lights, whether they are people of our faith, of some other faith, or of no faith at all.                                                   

God bless you.

Fr. Bernard.

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Welcome Celebration for Fr. Bernard

Sunday, September 10th - Save The Date

Please mark your calendars for a welcome celebration for Fr. Bernard D’Sa. There will be a BBQ and drinks provided with parishioners bringing their home cooked dishes for a potluck…so pull out those favorite recipes! More information next week.

 

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Mass Times

Sunday

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

6:00 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 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.

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 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
    95501
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