This Week's Schedule

Tues., Nov. 21

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

Wed., Nov. 22

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

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thursday, Nov. 23

9:00 am - Bilingual Thanksgiving Day Mass

Friday, Nov. 24

Saturday, Nov. 25

Sunday, Nov. 26

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Mon., Nov. 27

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

Tues., Nov. 28

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

Wed., Nov. 29

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

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thursday, Nov. 30

Friday, Dec. 1

Saturday, Dec. 2

Sunday, Dec. 3

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

1st Collection Total = $2,026 -$1,074
*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.

Catholic Communications = $906

Matching Funds =$10,537

The 4th Sunday Collection for this week is for the fire victims of our Diocese.

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  

The 4th Sunday Collection for this month is for the fire victims of our Diocese.

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. Eddie is on a 4 week vacation visiting his family in Mexico.

Thanksgiving Masses

Thanksgiving Masses are at 9:00am at Sacred Heart (Bilingual) and St. Bernard Churches.

Please bring an item of food for the needy in our community and a food item from your family Thanksgiving table to be blessed!

Fr. Bernard's Weekly Reflection

November 26, 2017- The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the liturgical year. We culminate it with the Feast of Christ the King. In other words all Sundays foresee the Messiahship of Christ, which is the core of our faith.

In my town back in Goa, very close to the church building, there is a beautiful square with marble pillars and in the center of the square a statue of Christ the King is installed on a five foot stand. The statue is probably six feet tall. When I was a child the Solemn Mass of Christ the King would begin at this square with a procession to the church.

I can recall discussing with my other friends as innocent kids about the two things which the statue held in its hands. In one hand He held a rod and in the other a globe with a cross over it. One of my friends said: “If the rod falls from His hand there will be fire everywhere and if the ball falls there will be floods.”  Perhaps these were irrelevant interpretations. But it did make some sense as in meaning “He is powerful, so better behave.”

Now as a priest the statue comes alive to me. It does speak about His power and we call it the Kingship of Christ. He has established His kingdom not with war and inflicting fear, but with love and mercy. He wants all of us to partake of His kingdom. His Kingship will reign forever. Praise to the Lord and King Almighty!

*By the time this bulletin reaches you, you will have had a great Thanksgiving feast. Be assured of my humble prayer of gratitude to the Almighty for bringing me admidst you on this day of Thanksgiving. I feel privileged to serve you. Please don’t spoil me with too much love… May God bless you.  

-  Fr. Bernard D’Sa

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A Message From the Chancery in Response to Inquiries Offering Help to Santa Rosa Fire Disaster Victims

As our hearts continue to go out to the countless families affected by the wildfires, we are encouraged by the response from all people of goodwill. Please go to www.srdiocese.org/signofhope to make a donation as soon as possible. Every little bit helps! You can also sign up to offer one hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament each week, as well as submit your own story of how you have experienced your own sign of hope in the midst of this trial. Thank you!

Novena Schedule

Click here to download a schedule of the Spanish Novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe from December 3 to December 11.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Catholic Detention Ministries

To the Sacred Heart Office by no later than Dec 4th please bring donations of small individually wrapped candies and please only unused Christmas cards with envelopes for the use of the inmates of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The facility requests that candies remain in their unopened store packages in which they are sold for safety reasons. This is a combined effort of the local Catholic churches to put together 375 packages, one for each inmate. This has been much appreciated by the inmates in the past. Please call Bob Farrar with questions @ 677-1952.

Children's Faith Formation News

Welcome back everyone from your Thanksgiving holiday!  We are resuming our regular class times this Tuesday 6:15-7:30pm as well as the Thursday group (older kids). 

Parent reminder: Tuesday begins the next 4 week Parent course (Social Justice) which will be taught by  Fr. Bernard. Please go to room 6 after signing-in your child.  

Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick #442-6466. 

Spanish Faith Formation

Welcome back everyone from your Thanksgiving holiday! Classes for your children resume today followed by Mass at 12:15pm. Parent’s class please meet with the Sisters in the Parish Hall. If there are any parents who still need to return your permission/opt-out form in for your child to learn about the Circle of Grace see Carmen Zaragoza.

Schedule of Classes


   FOR 

DAY

TIME

PLACE

K-6 English-Children & Parents

Tuesday

6:15-7:30pm

Pacific View Charter School

K-6 Spanish-
Children & Parents

Sunday

10:00-11:45am

Sacred Heart Hall

Confirmation

Every other Sunday

11:45am-1:30pm

St. Bernard Youth Room

RCIA

Thursday

7:00pm

Sacred Heart/ St. Bernard

Mass Schedule for Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Thursday,, December 7

5:30 p.m.    St. Bernard (Vigil)

Friday, December 8

7:30 a.m.    St. Joseph
12:15 p.m.  St. Bernard
5:30 p.m.    Sacred Heart
7:00 p.m.    Sacred Heart (Spanish)

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.

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.

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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

Susan B, 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.

Condolences

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

Eureka Parishes Annual Christmas Celebration

The Annual Christmas Celebration is on Sunday, Dec. 10th from 2-4pm at St. Bernard Parish Hall. This Family event includes food, music, children’s games, prizes and even a visit from Santa Claus! Please bring your favorite Family Christmas side dish, salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided. Look for flyer in the next bulletin.

Come To The "Mary-thon"

Saturday, Dec. 9th, 8:45am to 3:45pm, at St. Bernard's Parish Hall upstairs. This Advent deepen your understanding of Mary's role in your spiritual life. We will watch "The Bible and the Virgin Mary" DVD series. We will also participate in the CALIFORNIA CONSECRATION to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with the rosary and prayers at 1pm. Come for part or all. Bring a snack to share if you can. Questions? Janet 798-3086 or Nita 845-7678.

Consecration To The Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Vasa is consecrating our diocese to Mary on the weekend of December 9th-10th. Also, there is a campaign to consecrate California to Mary with praying the rosary on Dec. 9th at 1pm. Join by offering your rosary at that time wherever you are for that intention. (www.consecratecalifornia.com). Pray and renew your personal consecration to Mary that day also. 

The Catholic Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Invites All Catholics

to celebrate the Advent season by attending a grand Christmas Ultreya on December 9th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall in Napa.  It will be festive with Christmas caroling and raffle prizes!  Ultreya means “moving forward,” and these gatherings help to move Catholics forward by helping them to learn and practice spiritual skills that will help them walk more closely with Jesus Christ and other Christians.  Those who want to know more about the Catholic Cursillo Movement and those who have already lived a Cursillo weekend are invited to attend this special holiday event.Our 2018 weekends are scheduled:
June 7-10                    Men’s Cursillo Weekend
August 2-5                  Women’s Cursillo Weekend

For further information call Debbie Simonson in Petaluma at 904-463-1070 or Priscilla Silvey in Napa at 707-567-7957 or email at debijean13@aol.com.Our website is:  http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com

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.

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

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

WHY SETTLE FOR A “GOOD” MARRIAGE WHEN YOU CAN HAVE A GREAT MARRIAGE?

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 www.sanfranciscowwme.org 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 debijean13@aol.com.

Our website is:  http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com/

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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