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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

 

Diane Shaddix Funeral on Sept.16

Please note that Diane Shaddix has passed away this past Friday. Her funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, September 16th at 10 AM at Sacred Heart with a reception directly following in the Parish Hall.

Fr. Bernard Welcome Celebration Thank You

Thank you to our shepherd Fr. Bernard for his gracious and warm words to his flock. Thank yous to all Eureka parishioners for your loving assistance with the welcoming celebration for our beloved Fr. Bernard. Thanks to the hard work of the planning committee and Donna Dodd everything went smoothly. Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus and other hard-working individuals who set up the tables, decorated the Sacred Shed and took charge of the BBQ. The banner was lovely and the food delicious. May God bless our family in Christ.

Fr. Bernard's Weekly Reflection

September 17, 2017- Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Once again we are going to reflect on the virtue of forgiveness this week. Forgiveness is a cardinal ingredient of Christian living. This is a gift we can receive from an Almighty merciful God and at the same time it is our goal to offer it in abundance to others. The basic question asked in today’s Gospel is “should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?” A repentant erring brother begs for mercy and it would be very unchristian of us if we abstain from offering mercy and forgiveness.

The real motivation for forgiveness is “love.” I love and I do not want to lose my brother; therefore I ask for mercy. Refusing to forgive is refusing to love; that is why it is unholy to go without being compassionate and merciful. Love and forgiveness are complementary to each other and they go hand in hand. When I am forgiven, my reaction is deep appreciation and joy. Similarly if God has forgiven me I need to sing His praises.

A delicate CAUTION: while offering forgiveness the relation between love and forgiveness and the difference between forgiving a wrongdoer and enabling him/her to continue his/her wrong doing should be understood. Love bestows the goodness on the beloved. A person loves the sinner but condemns his/her sins. A wife who continues to accept the beating of her abusing husband could be an example of enabling him. There is nothing loving or forgiving about enabling a person to become worse. His good requires, first of all, that he stops hurting her and then that he repents his terrible treatment of her. If he is unrepentant, if he rejects goodness and love, then his wife’s forgiveness would be like a gift that can’t be given because he won’t receive it. He is creating no
space for her forgiveness to come in. She still loves him, but not his sins.

Similarly, what exists between us and God is our willingness to receive the gift of forgiveness offered by God. Repentance is the sign of willingness and it springs from our love for God. If we accept it the gift of God’s love and forgiveness will be given and received in abundance.

“Lord forgive me, I am a sinner.”

May God bless you. 

Fr. Bernard D’Sa

news and events

New Sacred Heart Office Hours

The hours for the Sacred Heart Church office have been changed to Monday-Wednesday, 9:00am-4:00pm with a lunch break from 12-1pm.

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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
  • USA

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