This Week's Schedule

Sat., Oct. 21


Sunday, Oct. 22

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

6:00 pm - English language Mass

Mon., Oct. 23

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

7pm Baptism preparation (Rectory)

Tues., Oct. 24

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

Wed., Oct. 25

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

Thursday, Oct. 26

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

Friday, Oct. 27

Saturday, Oct. 28


Sunday, Oct. 29

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

6:00 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

1st Collection Total = $1775

Repair & Restoration = $155

Building Maintenance =$140

World Missions= $966

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 Weekly Reflection

October 22, 2017- Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The topic of “taxes” interests everyone. Even the politicians earn points at the time of election over their tax plans if they win. Taxes have always been a sensitive topic. This weekend we read about the Pharisees and how they manipulated a situation to trap Jesus. They asked Him a question about paying taxes to Caesar. Either a ’Yes’ or a ‘No’ answer would land Jesus in trouble. ‘Yes’ would mean that He would be called a traitor, a non-patriot of the Hebrew Nation and thus make Him unpopular among his people, who had found Roman taxes burdensome. There was also a group namely ‘zealots’ who revolted against the Roman rule and one of them was his Apostle.

Secondly, if Jesus answered ’No’ they would accuse Him of sedition before the procurator and report Him an instigator who was advising the populace against paying taxes.  But Jesus outsmarts the Pharisees and gives a befitting answer, though it may appear to be a diplomatic one: “Give to God the things that are God’s and to Caesar that which belongs to Caesar.

The image of Caesar on the coin is an indication that the money is of Caesar. But the point that Jesus wants to make is also that each one of us is God’s because we bear his stamp on our souls. We are created in the image of God. We ultimately belong to God.

Another thought for our reflection would be: Can God and Caesar co-exist? What if you are created to be a container for God’s presence right here in the midst of the (Caesar) secular world? Who do you belong to Caesar or God? There is a beautiful phrase: “Be in the world but not of the world.”

There is another way of looking at this passage that contains a message for us about the connection between being heavenly and earthly (God/Caesar). God has put us into this world to sanctify it, to befriend the people of Caesar and help them to belong to God, to work in the world of sin with God in spite of our own sins That is why the Lord says “establish my kingdom.”

 Let us pray for each other that we may work to promote the Kingdom of God amidst us. God bless you. 

- Fr. Bernard D’Sa

Tamale Sales October 21st and 22nd 

The CERS Group will be selling their delicious tamales again after Masses. They will be offering chicken tamales with red or green sauce and vegetarian tamales with cheese and vegetables. Tamale prices are 1 dozen for $20 or 6 for $10. Special orders are welcome before the sale. Please call the Lay Missionary Sisters @ 502-5414 with questions or orders.

St. Vincent de Paul’s October Request

is for boxes of granola bars and/or other snacks appropriate for school-age children.  These may be put in the Buckland Box in the front of the church and will be distributed to local schools for their use.  Many students do not bring snacks to school for their mid-morning Nutrition Break and, with your help, Sacred Heart’s Conference of SVDP is trying to augment what schools and individual teachers are already providing.  Thanks for your continued support and prayer. 

Living From A Heart of Forgiveness

On Friday, Oct. 20 at the Sequoia Conference Center,901 Myrtle Ave, 8:30 gathering and program 9-3:30pm, there will be a reflection day offered by Sister Sharon Becker, CSJ. All are invited. RSVP is requested for catering and materials:Linda Biondini 707-445-8121 ext. 5829.

Children's Faith Formation News

Thank you parents for continuing to bring your children to Faith Formation on time and for staying and participating in the Parent Classes that Deacon Dance has been conducting. He really puts his heart and time into preparing and teaching all of you and we all appreciate the parent support! Parents: please return the Circle of Grace permission forms to me as soon as you can so the Catechists may begin teaching this series to the kids. Have a blessed week and Peace,

Melanie Broswick

Spanish Faith Formation

Classes are running smoothly thanks to all of you parents who continue to bring your children each week and also stay to learn more about your faith with the Sisters. All of us are appreciative of your time and commitment to our program! Our Catechists are preparing to also teach your children the Circle of Grace series; please return the permission forms as soon as possible, as we need those before beginning. If you need a copy let Carmen know and she will provide an extra for you. If you have any additional questions or comments, please call Carmen Zaragoza or Melanie Broswick at St. Bernard and one of us will do our best to help out. Have a very blessed week! 






K-6 English-Children & Parents



Pacific View Charter School

K-6 Spanish-
Children & Parents



Sacred Heart Hall


Every other Sunday


St. Bernard Youth Room




Sacred Heart/ St. Bernard

Attention Volunteers

Anyone volunteering at Sacred Heart or St. Bernard church who will be working with the elderly (ie: Homebound ministry), or with children, must complete an online course required by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, and/or must be fingerprinted. Please contact me as I have the forms that need to go with you to get fingerprinted, and can help answer questions regarding the course online. Thank you for helping out in our parishes! Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext #1103.

Children's Liturgy

We are going to resume providing a Children’s Liturgy during the 9 o’clock Mass around the middle of October and are inviting all children between four and ten to join us.  Parents are welcome as well and “adult leaders” are being recruited.  No specific skills are needed; just a desire to support our young families and a commitment to make the Lord’s message come alive in our children.  Materials will be provided and a “story approach” to the Gospel will be the focus.  Children will leave before the Gospel, return to their families for the Offertory and will be instructed by two adults at a time.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please call Georgeanne (497-9929) or Linda (443-0923).  Thank you.    

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.

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for Oct. - Dec.

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

download pdf


Q: Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?

A: In the big inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.

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

Nuns at Redwoods Monastery, Bill Hansell, Annette Weder Smith, 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, and Marguerite Stoecken.

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…

Diane Shaddix, Fr. Thomas Devereaux

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

Consecration to Our Lady ON Saturday, October 14

at St. Bernard’s Church at 8:30am, Fr Bernard will consecrate the parish, and we will consecrate ourselves, to Our Lady. This is a momentous occasion in the life of our local Church because all of us will be handed over to the Blessed Virgin in a new way. It is a moment of deeper belonging to Our Lady, and thus a deeper belonging to Jesus Christ. Come and honor Mary by the Rosary, Mass, scapular and Miraculous Medal enrollment, and Consecration to her Immaculate Heart. Consider bringing a flower(s) to Our Mother. Potluck to follow. Questions: call Nita 845-7678 or Janet 798-3086.

Knights of Columbus Oktoberfest

You are invited to the 2017 Oktoberfest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, October 21st. at St. Bernard Church Hall. Doors open at 5pm and dinner starts at 6pm. Music will be provided by Lindy Montova of ‘singing accordion fame’ and of course dancers are always welcome. The menu will consist of weinerschnitzel, wurst, potato salad, cabbage, rye bread and struedel. A no host bar offering German beer and wine will be available. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

77th Annual Assumption Parish Bazaar

You are invited to the 77th Annual Assumption Parish Bazaar at the Ferndale Portuguese Hall on Ocean Ave. on Friday and Saturday October 20th and 21st. There will be a spaghetti dinner at 6:00pm with silent auction followed by family games and fun (country store, fancy work, fish pond, cakes, Bingo, Jackpot, dime booth, 50/50 and raffles) at 7:00pm

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.

Annual Candlelight Living Rosary

You are invited to the Annual Candlelight Living Rosary celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal, October 13, 1917.At St. Eugene’s on Friday, October 13, at 7:00 PM, the statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be carried in procession to the cathedral. There we will have a candlelight Rosary and Benediction followed by a brief talk by the director of Catholic Charities. An ice cream social will follow. This event will support mothers and children in Catholic Charities’ shelters. Please bring a gift for babies; unexpired formula and larger diapers are most needed.

Pilgrimage Informational Meeting

Catholic Charities of California Invites you to a Pilgrimage Informational Meeting Join us for pilgrimages in Italy (Via Francigena), Spain (Camino de Santiago), and Greece (Footsteps of St. Paul) in 2018.  Please join us for an in person informational meeting on October 26th at 6:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Parish in McHugh Hall or a teleconference informational meeting on October 27th at 10 a.m. For details and to RSVP for the meeting, contact Catholic Charities of California at or call (916) 706-1539. 

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!

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!

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.

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

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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