Sacred Heart News


This Week's Schedule

Fri., Aug. 17

First Friday Vigil, 8:30 pm 1) Confession, 2) Rosary, 3) Mass, and 4) Adoration

Sat., Aug. 18

Sun., Aug. 19

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

10 am to 6 pm - Sacred Heart Festival (see article)

Mon., Aug. 20

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

Tues., Aug. 21

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

Wed., Aug. 22

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

5:30 pm - Holy Day of Obligation Feast of the Assumption, English language Mass

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thurs., Aug. 1236

Fri., Aug. 24

Sat., Aug. 25

Sun., Aug. 26

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =$3,488  +$388 WOW!
*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.

Building Maintenance = $925

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.

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Weekly Reflection

August 19 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tasting in Order to See

The readings this week highlight the importance of wisdom. But what is wisdom? And how do you get it?

In the world of Nazi Germany everyone in the Nazi party got a party badge. Hitler’s own party badge was made of gold. To the Nazis, Hitler’s badge symbolized all the things in the world most worth having. At the end of his life, Hitler gave that gold badge as a gift to Magda Goebbels and she said that it was the proudest moment of her life when he did.

But he gave her that gold badge in the bunker under Berlin as Germany was losing the war. In that bunker in the last days of the war, Magda killed all six of her children and herself in an appallingly misguided act of loyalty to Hitler. When the invading soldiers of the Allied armies conquered Berlin and found her body, one of them took that little bit of a gold badge from her dress and pocketed it as a souvenir.

Magda shows us what folly is, doesn’t she? She couldn’t tell the real goods, the real gold, from the fake goods, the things that glitter but are worthless. The gold badge that symbolized what Magda Goebbels lived and died for is a fitting symbol of the terrible foolishness of her life.

Wisdom is the very opposite. It is the ability to discern between the real goods and the shiny fakes. But the very best of the really good things is the goodness of God. And so wisdom is the ability to see the goodness of God wherever it is to be found in the world.

The Psalm tells us how we get the capacity for seeing the goodness of God, so important for us if we are to live our lives wisely, and not foolishly like Magda Goebbels. We get this capacity by tasting! Taste and see that the Lord is good, the Psalm says.

Taste what?

The Gospel gives us the answer: Christ is the bread from heaven, and every person who tastes this bread will live. He will have the real goods, not the worthless fake goods; and he will see the difference between the two, because he will see God’s goodness in Christ.

Here is the end of the story then: taste the bread from heaven and see the goodness of the Lord. Wisdom lies in this!                                

-Eleonore Stump

Vacation Bible School

I would like to send out a gigantic Thank You to all of the volunteers who put in hours preparing for and leading the classrooms for this summer's VBS. Not only did they help construct the "Shipwrecked" set used this year, which was amazing, they taught the lessons, crafts and games! The teachers: Missionary Sisters (Michelle, Sandra and Lily), Donna Dodd, Halina Hogue, & Fran Dody. Also recognition to the Teen Helpers who volunteered to assist the teachers and did a fabulous job! Anahi, Jose, Ariana, Yami, and Odelia. Finally, Thank you to all the children and families who participated this year and Fr. Bernard who said Mass for everyone on the last day! Blessings and joy for the rest of the summer!  Jesus Rescues! Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103

Children's Faith Formation

Teachers and Teacher Aides are needed for the upcoming 2018-2019 Faith Formation Year. If there are any of you who like to work with grade school aged children and are willing to commit Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm during the Academic Year, (Mid-Sept.- early May) please consider this wonderful ministry. Maybe God is calling you now to volunteer for this year. For additional information please contact: Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103

Children’s Liturgy On Summer Break

The Children’s Liturgy at 9 o’clock Mass will take a break for the summer. Thanks to Marie, Lupe, Claire, Brenda, Linda and Georgeanne for staffing it this year and thanks to the children who participated.  We wish you and your families a Happy Summer!  See you in September.

Catholic Phone Apps

We have gotten some questions about finding high quality apps that support us in our practice of the Catholic faith. After much research, we are recommending that people visit You can find a link on our parish website 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.


Jesus was standing over the woman caught in adultery and challenged the crowd that “He who is without sin, cast the first stone.” Suddenly, a rock hits the back of his head. Jesus turns and exclaims, “Mom!”

RCIA Invitation

Anyone wishing to learn more about the Catholic Church is welcome to attend meetings of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Also, individuals over 18 who have not received Communion or Confirmation are welcome. If you are interested, please call Pat Thul at 444-8322 or 616-7399 or Cathy at St. Bernard Church 442-6466.

Squires of Christ

St. Bernard and Sacred Heart have started a new Youth Group called "Squires of Christ" (open to anyone ages 10-18.) Contact: Marc Matteoli #498-0862

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for July - Sept., 2018

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

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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

Chris Maylor, Thul Family, Janet Cote, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Frank, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta,  Jim Bugbee, Susan B., Patricia Stoecken, Jeanne Nicolds, Betty Harvin, Frank Jager, Anna Marie Wooten, Marguerite Stoecken and Diane.

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…

Bob Thul

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

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News From Other Parishes

Religious Education Congress 2018 Deadline

Friday, August 17, 2018: The Department of Religious Education will work jointly with our Catholic Schools and offer a day’s event on Friday, August 17, 2018, with “A Gathering of Educators, Parish Catechetical Leaders and Catechists”.  This event is only for our educators, parish leaders and catechists in our diocese.   The event will open with Holy Mass.  The key speaker for this day’s event is Mark Brumley, M.A.   There will be afternoon breakout sessions.    In appreciation, for all your dedication and time a special discount will be pass to our DREs, CRE’s, Confirmation & RCIA Coordinators and Catechists ONLY.  The cost is no charge but $10.00 for lunch.   This discount does not include the Catholic school teachers. Please note this day is not bi-lingual.

Saturday, August 18, 2018:  Saturday’s event is open to all adults and young adults, and includes Liturgy, Speakers, workshops, exhibits and much more.  For you, the cost is $20.00 by Aug. 15th.  On the day of the event, the cost goes up to $35.00.  You will find the congress brochure and registration.  If you haven’t already please email or fax your registration to Carmen immediately.   Do not mail your registration.  Mail fee only. The event will be held at Cardinal Newman High School, 50 Ursuline Rd., Santa Rosa. The theme is “Called to be Holy Families”.The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Mass by Bishop Robert F. Vasa.  A variety of speakers will be presented at the gym, throughout the day. This day is designed to bring spiritual nourishment to ALL Adults in the Diocese. For more information or to register, please contact Carmen -Aanenson at the Diocesan Dept. of Rel. Ed. 707-566-3366  We encourage catechists to join us on both days.  If you wish to help out on one or both days please contact Carmen. Thank you.

Natural Family Planning Classes

Want to learn Natural Family Planning or are you just interested in learning what it's about? Join us for a Natural Family Planning class on Monday, September 10th at 6:00 PM at the HSU Newman Center: 700 Union Street, Arcata. To register: go to . For more information, please contact Regina at 707-822-6057. 

St. Anthony Celebration

This year, the St. Anthony Celebration will be held August 25th & 26th at the Portuguese Hall in Arcata. The Portuguese Community would like to invite everyone to attend. There will be a tri-tip dinner & dancing on Saturday night at 7:00pm & traditional sopas & alcatra for lunch on Sunday after the 11:00am mass. Pre-orders for Portuguese Sweet Bread are being taken by Ted at 707-825-4725.

Chicken & Polenta Dinner

Italian Catholic Federation St. Mary’s Church Charities & Scholarship Benefit

Family Style Sunday, Sept. 9
St. Mary’s Parish - Leavey Hall, 1730 Janes Road – Arcata
Cost: Adults - $15.00   Children  6-12 - $7.00
Seating Times 4p.m. & 5:30p.m.
Reservations Advised -  Call:

  • Doris – 822-3049           
  • Joan – 443-51      
  • Toni - 663-5679

Patriotic Rosary

2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Sacred Heart church, at 7pm, Join in saying the Patriotic Rosary for our country.

Prolife Rosary

A Prolife Rosary is said every Saturday morning at 7:30, at corner of Wilson St. and Walford Ave, Eureka.

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.

Immigration Services Offered

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa is offering through their Immigration Program the provisional waiver service by an immigration attorney (pardon to spouses, parents, and children with exceptions) for a more affordable cost than private law immigration firms. Additionally, we offer the initial application for FREE. For further information, contact us at 707-578-6000.

El Programa de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas de la Diócesis de Santa Rosa ya está ofreciendo el servicio de perdones de inmigración realizado por un abogado de inmigración (perdones para esposos, padres, e hijos, con excepciones) a un costo mucho más
bajo que las oficinas privadas de abogados de inmigración. Además ofrecemos el servicio de la aplicación inicial GRATIS. Para obtener mayor información, comuníquese al 707-578-6000.

Traditional Latin Mass

Traditional Latin Mass is now offered at St. Mary's Church, Arcata. First Sunday of the month: 6:30am. Other Sundays: 1:30pm. All are welcome to attend!

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

Loving Help For Post Abortion Survivors

Do not continue to live in shame, fear or numbness:  Rachel’s Vineyard heals hearts broken by abortion. Call (707) 967-1101, visit, or email

No-cost limited obstetrical ultrasounds

J Rophe Medical provides no-cost limited obstetrical ultrasounds to patients between 7-16 weeks pregnant in a confidential and professional setting, where each client is treated holistically with the utmost care and respect. Other services they provide include pregnancy testing, access to ultrasounds for women in outlying areas via the Mobile Medical Unit, Jenny Grace, prenatal vitamins, referrals to medical and social services, and past abortion recovery help.  All services are free. Open from 10 to 4 Mon--Thurs,  Call 707-444-0423 for an appt.

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.

Catholic Cursillo Movement

Want a Catholic friend?

Come join us. Develop friendships, enjoy singing and fellowship, hear how other Catholics are living their life of holiness and pray as a group before the Blessed Sacrament.  Fellowship gatherings of Catholics are held generally twice a month in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park.  Catholic Cursillo is a movement within the Catholic Church based on friendship.  We would love to be your friend. 

Join us on:

Wednesday September 6 ,6-8 pm, St. Eugene’s, Santa Rosa
Saturday September 16, 2-4 pm, St. Elizabeth Seton, Rohnert Park

For further information call Debbie Simonson in Petaluma at 904-463-1070 or Priscilla Silvey in Napa at 707-567-7957 or email at

Our website is:

Mass Times


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

4:30 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 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) 443-8429
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-8540
  • Email:
    Parish Office
  • Address:
    2085 Myrtle Ave.
    Eureka, CA
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