This Week's Schedule

Friday, May 17

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Sat., May 18

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Sunday, May 19

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Mon., May 20

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

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Tues., May 21

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

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Wed., May 22

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

6:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass  

Thursday, May 23

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Friday, May 24

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Sat., May 25

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Sunday, May 26

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

7:00 pm - Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

Collection Results

First Collection Total =$2,535  -$565 **

Building Maintence= $1522

This Sunday’s second collection is for Catholic Home Missions.

*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.

Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.

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

Marian Month of May Daily Rosary Devotion

You are encouraged to pray the Rosary daily in honor of the blessed Mother Mary and her intentions at 7pm (except Weds. @6pm) during the entire month of May which is dedicated to her. Please come join us in the church! If you are at home please pray with us at this time.

Sacred Heart Church Thanks Our Breakfast Volunteers

We wish to thank the volunteers of our parish who every month make the Sacred Heart breakfasts happen. The delicious food is much anticipated and eagerly awaited. May God bless you all!

Weekly Reflection

May 19, 2019 – Fifth Sunday of Easter


We will hear a lot about glory in Sunday’s Gospel. God will be glorified at the last supper and will glorify Jesus, we are told. And will glorify him at once.
Most of us admit that we do not understand what it means to give glory to God. Let us look…

By definition, the word glory means “very great praise, honor, or distinction bestowed by common consent.” I was at a concert a number of years ago in which the audience gave unrestrained praise and glory to three performers, all of it deserved. We thundered applause and shouted and whistled after every song in a two and a half hour concert.

At that time the performers were not much past twenty years old, but they had complete musical mastery. Half way through the concert I noticed that I had, without intending to, been smiling the whole time.

When at last they tried to close the concert, the audience threatened to mob them. One of the performers called out, “Everyone deserves this experience! We are going to line up the whole audience and each of you gets to come up here and have everybody go crazy over you!”

Maybe so, but how would we deserve it? Which of us could merit this?

I heard a song called “The Hand Song” that might show the real meaning of glory.*

In it a young boy picks roses for his mother. Trouble is, she has been raising these roses with great care, and he has now broken off the beautiful flowers. As he brings them to her, thorns dig into his hands. She lovingly extracts these, reminders of her roses, …
      and she knew it was love.
      It was one she could understand.
      He was showing his love
      and that’s how he hurt his hands.

Some time later, held close on her lap, the boy-
listened to her read stories from the bible. He saw a picture of Jesus and cried out, Momma, he’s got some scars just like me.
      And he knew it was love.
      It was one he could understand.
      He was showing His love
      and that’s how He hurt His hands.

Grown up, the young man is called by Uncle Sam. His “number” is drawn, and he throws himself in front of a friend to shield him from gunfire. He gives his life, a deed he had learned from the roses and from the cross.
    And they knew it was love.
    It was one they could understand.
    He was showing his love,
    and that’s how he hurt his hands.

Does the boy/man qualify for the word “glory” in the sense we are using? He had learned what love was and he gave it on the battlefield. It is a small story, with no stadiums of people to give applause. And yet, isn’t such love the very essence of human life? Jesus seems to say so in this Sunday’s Gospel:
      I give you a new commandment:
      Love one another.
      As I have loved you,
      so you also should love one another.

This is a love we can understand. Jesus had learned what love is and he gave it without reserve on the cross. It hurt his hands. It took his life. The beauty of the pain and death he incurred for others is quietly filled with glory.
    Therefore, can we love each other as he loved us?
    We may hurt our hands.
    In glory

- John Foley, SJ

Want To Be A Catechist?

Basic and Master Catechist Classes for the Humboldt/Del Norte Deanery will begin July 6, 2019 on Saturdays. Please contact Kim Farrell at 442-2233 or for more information!

save the date

Save The Date: June 23

Fr. Bernard is celebrating his 25th Jubilee as a priest this year.  Sacred Heart and St. Bernard parishes will be co-hosting a party in his honor at St. Bernard High School on June 23rd from 2 - 5 p.m., following Jubilee Masses at both parishes.  Food, beverages,cake and entertainment will be provided. Save the date and plan to attend.  More details will follow.


Two guys are walking through a game park & they come across a lion that has not eaten for days. The lion starts chasing the two men. They run as fast as they can and the one guy starts getting tired and decides to say a prayer, "Please turn this lion into a Christian, Lord." He looks to see if the lion is still chasing and he sees the lion on its knees. Happy to see his prayer answered, he turns around and heads towards the lion. As he comes closer to the lion, he hears the it saying a prayer: "Thank you Lord for the food I am about to receive."

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for April - June, 2019

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.

“For I was sick and you visited Me” 

If you are aware of someone from our parish who is unable to attend Mass due to illness or debility, and who would welcome receiving the Eucharist in their home,  please contact the parish office or Ann Lynch (443-6741) to arrange for a Eucharistic minister to visit.  If you would like to join us in this ministry, we would love to hear from you as well!  Thank you so much!                                                              

Pray For Us

Elsie Berti, Don Butler, James Iron Shell, Dan Freitas, Paula Millinet, Gerry and Brenda Zwiefelhofer,  Lee Berning, Peggy Kirkpatrick,  Gary and Diane Chandler, Art Rush, Fran Green, Chris Naylor, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta, Susan B., Patricia Stoecken,  Betty Harvin, 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…

+Jose Luis Rubio Rodriguez, +Ken Vaughan, +Ana Bonale, +Frank Aguilar, +Mel Berning, +Pat Jaramillo, +Jesus del Rio Arias, +Carolyn Burns, +Dawn Mulderig, + Dorothy Stipovich, +Janet Cote, +Richard DeGuzman, +Lydia DeGuzman, + Ricardo Galvez Calleja and +Jim Bugbee.  

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

Important Message Regarding Requirements for Baptism

Parents seeking baptism for children must be registered members of Sacred Heart or Saint Bernard parish.  Parents seeking baptism from out of the area must provide a letter of registration from their parish, and letter of permission from the pastor of that parish to baptize the child outside of the parish. Each Child must have at least one Godparent.  Both parents & godparents must attend a baptismal preparation class or provide a certificate of proof from another parish that preparation has been done.  Godparent/s must be baptized and confirmed practicing Catholic/s,16 years or older and not be bound by any canonical penalty.

News From Other Parishes

Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue Arrives 5/27

On Monday, May 27, the pilgrimatic statue of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima arrives in Eureka on its journey around the world. At St. Bernard Parish there will be the following events on 5/27 beginning @ 11:15 am:

  • 11:15 am Gathering of faithful in St. Bernard parking lot
  • 11:30 pm Procession of statue into the church
  • 12:15 pm Holy Mass
  • 1:00 pm Talk by Custodian
  • 2:00 pm Scapular Enrollment
  • 2:30 pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    Rosary- Five Decades
  • 3:00 pm Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Litany of Our Lady
  • 4:00 pm Benediction of the Bleassed Sacrament
    Private Prayers-faithful may come before statue, individually until closing.(Please bring a flower/s for the Blessed Mother).

Please contact Fr. Rowell  714-7541.

Memorial Day Mass

Catholic Cemeteries wishes to extend an invitation to join us in the celebration of Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 27th.  This occasion will join us in prayer for those who have died in war that we might live in peace, and for all who are interred in our cemeteries Mass will be held at the followingcemeteries:

10 AM Calvary Cemetery in Santa Rosa-     
             2930 Bennett Valley Road
10 AM  Calvary Cemetery in Petaluma
             304 Magnolia Avenue
10 AM  Holy Cross Cemetery in Saint Helena
             2121 Spring Street

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020

Come and see the Fifth Gospel, the Holy Land. Fr. Tom Diaz is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from San Francisco: April 14th to April 30th in 2020. The cost  is $4,495.00 and if you want a single room add $998 dollars more. If you have questions call Fr.Tom at his parish of St Elizabeth Ann Seton 707 585-3708. Reservations are now being taken. Breakfasts and dinners are provided in the cost.

Eel River Valley Holy Ghost Celebration June 8 / 9

The Potuguese Community of the Eel River Valley would like to invite you to their 95th Annual Holy Ghost Celebration which begins with a Rosary at 5:30pm Sat. followed by the traditional linguica and beans dinner at 6:00pm. On Sunday a parade will proceed down Main Street beginning with Holy Mass and the crowning of the queens at Assumption Chrurch. After Mass the parade will return to the Portuguese Hall for a traditional sopa and alcatra dinner served at noon. The Humboldt County Fairgrounds will be the site of the 2 pm live auction and dinner will again be served at the Prtuguese Hall at 6pm Linda S. Costa-Franklin (707) 267-2252.

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


At your request, we have decided to extend our Advent adoration indefinitely on Wednesdays from 3:30-8:30pm. Please stop by St. Joseph’s Church and spend a few minutes or even an hour with the Lord. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Deacon Dance at 442-2233

St. Joseph Fortuna First Friday Vigil Mass

Please note a First Friday Vigil Mass will be offered at St. Joseph Church in Fortuna at 8:30pm on the first Friday of the month. It will begin with the Holy Rosary and be followed by confessions, Holy Mass and adoration. You can visit Fr. Eddie!

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

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..

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.

Pro-Life News -

On this site,one need only enter a zip code and healing resources in that area will display on the screen. This is  coordinated through our Silent No More and Rachel’s Vineyard worldwide ministries. I am happy to have been influential in Abby Johnson’s life and to have written the foreword to her book Unplanned, on which the movie is based. She watched my series Defending Life on EWTN while employed as a Planned Parenthood clinic director. She met with me after leaving the abortion industry because of my role in national pro-life leadership and my work since the mid-1990s in helping ex-abortionists and clinic workers to find healing through the Society of Centurions. The movie will embolden more people to get involved in the pro-life movement. They can find ways to do that at 10StepsTo Please note that Priests for Life is also helping the producers of another movie, Roe vs Wade, which will come out in the Fall and tells the true story about how the Supreme Court case was decided and how Dr. Bernard Nathanson,M.D. likewise converted and left the abortion industry.

- Fr. Frank Pavone

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.

KIHH Immaculate Heart Radio 1400 AM

Immaculate Heart Media broadcasting as Relevant Radio® assists the Church in the New Evangelization by providing relevant programming through media platforms to help people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life.

We believe that Jesus Christ can transform people’s lives, and that media has the power to deliver this message of hope in powerful and transformative ways.

We exist to bring the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith into the everyday lives of people who seek it, whenever and wherever they are.

Relevant Radio® has been helping people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life through informative, entertaining, and interactive programming twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. The Relevant Radio network is currently serving the Church with 127 stations reaching 39 states, with a potential listening audience of 133 million people. Programming can be heard worldwide via streaming audio at and on the mobile app or with an Alexa supported device.

Relevant Radio

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

Click here to find Mass times at a church near you.



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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