This Week's Schedule

Sat., Aug. 19


Sunday, Aug. 20

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

6:00 pm - English language Mass

Mon., Aug. 21

9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours

7pm Baptism preparation (Rectory)

Tues., Aug. 22

9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hour

Wed., Aug. 23

9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours

Thursday, Aug. 24

9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hour

Friday, Aug. 25

Saturday, Aug. 26


Sunday, Aug. 27

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

6:00 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

1st Collection Total = $2,571

Repair & Restoration = $437

Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.

There are two envelopes in your mailing every month that deal with maintenance: The one envelope is for basic maintenance at out facility and is taken up on the 2nd Sunday of the month and the other envelope has no date on it but can be put into the collection anytime for Restoration and Repair which has over $208,000 in a saving account saving to do the main renovations when we get more $$$, from your generosity and from the Big Event on Feb 3rd and future Big Events: for parking lot repair, lighting on the grounds, new bathrooms, kitchen and remodeling of the  Parish Center. 

I want to thank the private donors who have given me money to do things around the rectory totaling over $7,000 this year

Upcoming Second Collections  

In order to make second collection easier all restoration and maintenance collections will be taken up on the 2nd Sundays of the month and all national and international collections will be taken up on the 3rd Sundays of the month. Collections for St Vincent de Paul or the Betty Chin Foundations will always be on the 5th Sundays of the month. The envelopes sent out to those who wish them have these collection envelopes in them. I wish everyone used envelopes as they are reminders to us to give our treasures back to God through our church. We should pray before we put anything into the envelopes as a sign that we have thought, prayed and now give a gift rather than think, “Quick we need to put something in the collection.” The envelopes should remind us to pray more in giving back to God rather than making the collections a business transaction.

Sacred Heart News

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.

Sacred Heart Festival

Thank you for supporting Sacred Heart Church by attending the Festival this past Sunday. It was a big success! The winners of the Sacred Heart Festival drawings are as follows:

Grand Painting-Angela Olveda (Ticket # 1390263)

50/50 Raffle – Noelia (Ticket # 1390823)

Our appreciation we give to Fr. Eddie for his tireless efforts in planning, developing and implementing the Festival. Also thank you to all of the hard-working parishioners without whom the festival would not have been possible. More information will be coming later. 

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.

Funeral Arrangements for Father Thomas Devereaux

Father Thomas Devereaux passed away in the hospital in San Francisco in the early hours of Sunday, August 6th, 2017, the Solemnity of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The funeral arrangements for Father Devereaux are as follows:

Vigil Service:  Tuesday, August 15 at 4:00 pm at St Rose of Lima Church, 398 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Funeral Mass:  Wednesday, August 16 at 6:30 pm at St Rose of Lima Church, 398 Tenth Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Burial: Thursday, August 17 at Noon at St. Bernard’s Cemetery, 3975 Broadway Street, Eureka, CA 95503

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Father Devereaux’s sister, Mary, at the following address:
Mrs. Mary Terhune
3930 River Road, Unit #53
East China, MI 48054

Fr. Devereaux Obituary

Fr. Thomas Devereaux although retired never slowed down in his support of social justice, creating affordable housing and working to end homelessness. Asked what he enjoyed doing most - in his retirement and in the near future Fr. Devereaux responded, “Making a difference in other people’s lives. Helping people be successful. Helping people pursue their goal and work that’s meaningful. People need to be meaningfully involved more than just making a living.”

Always a lifelong learner, Fr. Devereaux received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College in 1963 and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in 1968. In 1973, the Pontifical College Josephinum conferred on him the degree of Master of Divinity. In 1985, he received a Doctorate of Ministry in Ecumenical Theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation. In 2007, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Up to his death Fr. Devereaux tirelessly supported causes related to social justice and housing equality.

St. Vincent de Paul Update

St. Vincent de Paul has decided to make support of the Dining Facility a priority at this time.  Please consider donating large boxes of rice or bags of dry beans, No. 10 cans of fruit or vegetables or packages of dry pasta noodles.  These items will be used to directly make food for those 200 – 400 folks who come daily to the Dining Facility for their mid-day meal.  Items may be left in the Buckland Box in the entry of the church.  Thank you for your generosity and may God continue to bless you. 

Faith Formation News

Summer greetings to all of you,

It is almost school time again and preparations are being made for Faith Formation classes for this upcoming 2017-2018 year. A few things to note as we get closer:

1)** HELP NEEDED If there are any of you who have considered helping in a new ministry and feel God might be calling you to work with our little ones, please pray and think about helping in our classrooms for ages K-5. We have had a couple teachers change their direction after many years of dedication and we will need to fill those spots. It is truly one of the most rewarding and really enjoyable ministries! (Continued on next page…

2) I am still working on the final location of where we will be holding the classes this year and will let you know as soon as it is confirmed.

3) The dates and times of the classes are also still being decided and as soon as I have it finalized I will put it in the bulletin.

4) *The weekend of August 26 /27th will be pre-registration for classes after each Mass, please stop by and sign your Kindergarten-5th grade children for continuing their learning of God, their Catholic faith, the saints and more!

Please call with any additional questions.

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


Children's Letters to God

Dear GOD,
In school they told us what You do. Who does it when You are on vacation?

Dear GOD,
I read the Bible. What does begat mean? Nobody will tell me. 
Love, Alison

Dear GOD,
Are you really invisible or is that just a trick?

Dear GOD,
Is it true my father won't get in Heaven if he uses his bowling words in the house?

Dear GOD,
Did you mean for the giraffe to look like that or was it an accident?

Dear GOD,
Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don't You just keep the ones You have now?

Dear GOD,
Who draws the lines around the countries?

Dear GOD,
I went to this wedding and they kissed right in church. Is that okay?

Dear GOD,
What does it mean You are a Jealous God? I thought You had everything.

Dear GOD,
Did you really mean "do unto others as they do unto you"? Because if you did, then I'm going to fix my brother.

Dear GOD,
Thank you for the baby brother, but what I prayed for was a puppy.

Dear GOD,
It rained for our whole vacation and is my father mad! He said some things about You that people are not supposed to say, but I hope You will not hurt him anyway. 
Your friend -- (But I am not going to tell you who I am)

Dear GOD,
Why is Sunday school on Sunday?
I thought it was supposed to be our day of rest.
-Tom L.

Dear GOD,
Please send me a pony. I never asked for anything before, You can look it up.

Dear GOD,
If we come back as something - please don't let me be Jennifer Horton because I hate her.

Dear GOD,
If You give me a genie lamp like Aladin, I will give you anything you want, except my money or my chess set.

Dear GOD,
My brother is a rat. You should give him a tail. Ha ha.

Dear GOD,
Maybe Cain and Abel would not kill each other so much if they had their own rooms. It works with my brother.

Dear GOD,
I want to be just like my Daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over.

Dear GOD,
You don't have to worry about me. I always look both ways.

Dear GOD,
I think the stapler is one of your greatest inventions.
-Ruth M.

Dear GOD,
I think about You sometimes even when I'm not praying.

Dear GOD,
I bet it is very hard for You to love all of everybody in the whole world. There are only 4 people in our family and I can never do it.

Dear GOD,
Of all the people who work for You I like Noah and David the best.

Dear GOD,
My brother told me about being born but it doesn't sound right. They're just kidding, aren't they?

Dear GOD,
If You watch me in church Sunday, I'll show You my new shoes.
-Mickey D.

Dear GOD,
I would like to live 900 years like the guy in the Bible. 
Love, Chris

Dear GOD,
We read Thomas Edison made light. But in school they said You did it. So I bet he stoled your idea.
-Sincerely, Donna

Dear GOD:
The bad people laughed at Noah - "You made an ark on dry land you fool." But he was smart, he stuck with You. That's what I would do.

Dear GOD,
I do not think anybody could be a better GOD. Well, I just want You to know but I am not just saying that because You are GOD already.

Dear GOD,
I didn't think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool!

Ministry To The Sick

The priest of the parish wants very much to make sure that parishioners who are hospitalized or homebound receive pastoral care. We depend on the families and neighbors of parishioners to notify the rectory office so we can bring you the sacraments. If you would like to receive Communion, a visit from Priest/Deacon or are going into the hospital please call the parish office. For immediate needs ask who is on duty for hospital calls.

Pray For Us

Jeff Simovich, Matilde Vega,  Julian Owen,Reynold Haas, Lynn Agajanian, Jeff Smith, Jeanne Nicolds, Cathea, Nicolas Deleon, Jim, Anne, & Joe, Tom Halliday, Jamie Smith, Jeremy, Daniel Brownlee, Tina Rose, Erica Mills, Jeremy, Amanda, Mary, Terry & Mike, Patrick Young, Clara Carreon, Betty Harvin, Jack Macy, Maria Cruz, Marguerite Stoecken and Fr Thomas Devereaux

If you are on the mend and wish your name to be removed from our prayer list, please call the parish office and let us know. Names on this list are only included with permission of the individuals. They will remain on the list for one month, and can be repeated by calling the rectory.


Pray for Our Recently Departed…

Barbara Papstein and keep her family in your prayers

Please let the Rectory know if parishioners or family members pass on so we can hold you up in prayer and offer condolences

News From Other Parishes

Italian Catholic Federation Chicken & Polenta Dinner

Family Style Sunday, September 10
St. Mary’s Parish - Leavey Hall
1730 Janes Road - Arcata
Cost: Adults - $15.00   Children  6-12 - $7.00
Two seating times   4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Reservations Advised -  Call:
Doris – 822-3049     Toni - 633-5679
Joan – 443-5176      Joan - 668-5923
St. Mary’s Church Charities & Scholarship Benefit

Knights of Columbus Meetings

The Knights of Columbus Assembly meetings are held the 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm.

The Knights of Columbus Council meetings are the 1st Tuesday of every month. All meetings are at St. Bernard Parish Hall.


Fr. David Anderson will join us again this Fall for a series of 6 lectures.  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mary’s appearances at Fatima, his topic will be “Reflections on the Holy Mother of God”.  Talks will begin on Monday, October 2 and continue through November 6.  This year we will meet AT ST. JOSEPH CHURCH in Fortuna.  The church is located at 14th and N Streets in Fortuna. Please call the parish office at 725-1148 for more information.

Catholic Charities of California Invites You On Pilgrimage

Join us for pilgrimages in Italy (Via Francigena), Spain (Camino de Santiago), and Greece (Footsteps of St. Paul) in 2017 and 2018.  These pilgrimages will promise to be one of the most spiritual experiences of your life. We have limited spaces available!  To sign up or for more information, contact us at, or call (916) 706-1539. 

Women Dominican Discernment Days

Praising unceasingly.  Blessing by intercession.  Preaching through a life of contemplation.  Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 38 are invited to experience a taste of the life of a cloistered Dominican nun.  Contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P., vocation directress, at, or visit our website at to learn more and to register for one of our upcoming Come and See Days: Saturday July 15, 2017; Saturday, October 21, 2017; and Saturday January 13, 2018.  The event is free and all meals will be provided. Space is limited and fills fast!

Women: Have You Ever Thought About Becoming a Sister?

Single Catholic women ages 18 - 40 are invited to a Religious Vocation Discernment Retreat with the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul on September 15-17, 2017 in Los Altos Hills, California (Bay Area).  For more information contact Sister Lisa Laguna, D.C. at 650/949-8890, 213-210-9903, or email us at Register for the retreat at

Please Volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital

You can put your career and life experience skills to good service by joining the St. Joseph Hospital Volunteer family. You can greet the public and answer phones, discharge patience and keep families updated on surgeries in progress, help visitors spend their money in the Gift Shops, Greet patients at Evergreen Lodge and drive the Shuttle between campuses.

Talk with Pat and Bob Thul and Elsie Bertie about their experiences and then call Marilyn Zibilich@ 445-8121

Worldwide Marriage Encounter


You can make the leap from just “good” to GREAT on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend—44 hours where married couples can get away from jobs, kids, chores, and phones, and focus only on each other. If you’d like greater depth, growth, and enrichment in your relationship, you’ll like the difference a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can make! For more information go to or call David & Karen at 650-350-1469.

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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