This Week's Schedule
Fri., Nov. 9
Sat., Nov. 10
Sun., Nov. 11
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language
Mon., Sun., Nov. 12
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Tues., Sun., Nov. 13
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hour
Wed., Sun., Nov. 14
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass
Thurs., Nov. 15
Fri., Nov. 16
Sat., Nov. 17
Sun., Nov. 18
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language
1st Collection Total =$3,427 * + $327 Thank you!
Major Restoration = $2,017
**Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.
Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.
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
Sacred Heart Breakfast Sunday, Nov. 11th
This week onNovember 11th, a delicious breakfast provided by the Spanish-speaking community will again be served at Sacred Heart Church after the 9am and 12:15 pm Masses at the parish hall. All are invited.
Sacred Heart Parking Lot Repaved
Fr. Dsa's Weekly Reflection
November 11, 2018 – Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
"Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood."
Many a time people have asked me about a red dot worn by some Indian women in the middle of their foreheads. It is called “BINDI” in the Hindi language. It is worn by a married woman. However, she is not entitled to wear it if she is a widow. There are many other customs which an Indian widow needs to observe: she can’t wear a colorful sari, put flowers in her hair, wear colourful glass bangles on her wrists or wear earrings, but Jesus looks deeper. He looks at the eternal soul.
Some of these traditions are still observed by some widows in rural areas. Also, back in the early days, child marriages were arranged by the parents and if the boy died then the girl was considered a widow at a young age. Thank God, child marriage is now forbidden by law. A strong and well-established women’s rights movement has brought about substantial changes and has been working for the emancipation of women, especially that of widows.
Our Lord Jesus Christ always had compassion towards the widow. In this weekend’s Gospel He challenges the scribes, accusing them of unjust treatment towards widows. He exalts a widow who had only put two small coins, worth a few cents, in the collection box. She was poor, but offered everything she had. She contributed out of love and not out of abundance.
During Jesus’ contemporary times people looked down upon widows; whereas Jesus defended them against the corrupt practices of the scribes. He praises the widow in the Gospel reading for her generous heart. Jesus was a spiritual leader and at the same time he promoted justice and equality because everyone is created in His Father’s image.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus praises the widow for her generosity and presents her generous behavior to the scribes as an example to be followed. He wants them not to exploit the widows. We may not see such situations of mistreatment in our culture, but it is not the same in other corners of the world. There are still victims of unjust laws and human instituted practices that do not reflect God’s love, His Church and its spiritual life. Throughout the world widows continue to suffer atrocities of various kinds.
At the same time the spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ is active in many well-defined organized groups who tirelessly work for the rights of women and the protection of all human beings who are endowed with the dignity God has given them at the moment of conception and that is eternal. Our Lord is a true leader who walked His talk. Praise be the name of the Lord.
– Fr. Bernard D’Sa
Bethlehem Crafts For Sale Next Weekend
Please support our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land by shopping for beautiful carved religious Olive wood statuary and gifts which will be sold after Masses in Eureka next weekend, November 17 & 18. They are made by Bethlehem Handicrafts in the Holy Land. Click here to download a flyer with more information about the sale.
“Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest
The Knight of Columbus are sponsoring a poster contest entitled “Keep Christ in Christmas”. Children ages 5-14 are encouraged to enter for a chance to win cash prizes.
Age Groups are 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14
Each Age Group will have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place
- 1st place in each group will receive $50.00
- 2nd place in each group will receive $30.00
- 3rd place in each group will receive $20.00
Poster Contest forms will be available at the “Keep Christ in Christmas” card stands after Mass. Entries may be taken to either church offics or given to the Knights of Columbus. Entries are due by December 9.
7th-12th Grade Teen News
Confirmation classes are underway on Tuesday evenings, 6:00-7:30pm, upstairs in the RCIA/Youth Room at St. Bernard Church Hall. Parents of children wanting the Sacrament of Confirmation must provide a copy of their Baptismal & 1st Communion certificates if they received their Sacraments outside of Eureka, CA. No Parent classes will be held on Tuesday evenings.
Children's Faith Formation News K-6
We have such a wonderful group of children this year, with many making their sacraments as well as others continuing on with learning more about our Catholic faith. Thank you to all the parents who registered their children in our program! As a reminder to everyone, our registration time has closed and we will not be signing up any more children until next year. Classes have been ongoing for over a month now and with over 60 children in K-6 and around 40 teens in our Confirmation, God has blessed us immensely.
I do want to inform all of you that for now I am taking a leave of absence and while I am gone, Kim Farrell will be stepping in to cover Faith Formation for me. Any questions or concerns that you may have should be directed to Kim, Fr. Bernard or Deacon Dance through the Parish Office as they are all involved with this program. Thank you all for your support and prayers for our kids and Catechists in our Faith Formation program and our parish! May Jesus' peace be with you.
Prayerfully and with much affection, Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103
Children's Liturgy of the Word
The Children's Liturgy of the Word will begin again soon and needs volunteers .If you would like to be a “teacher” in this program, no experience Is necessary and all materials are provided. Call Linda at 443-0923 or Georgeanne at 497-9929 Thank you.
RCIA : An Invitation to Quench Our Deepest Longing
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding regarding the Catholic faith. Weekly “no strings” inquiry gatherings on Tuesdays at 7pm in the chapel. We would love for you to invite/accompany anyone you know whose heart is restless for the God who loves them. For more information, please contact -Ann Lynch 443-6741 or call the rectory office @443-8429.
Farmer McCarthy lived for many years with only his dog for a companion. One sad day he found his dog dead from old age. He went to his parish priest and asked if services could be said for his dog.
The good father said "Oh no, we can't have services for a dog here, but there's a new church down the street that might be wiling."
"Father do you think $50,000 might be enough of a donation?" asked farmer McCarthy.
"Well man, why didn't you tell me your dog was a Catholic?"
DSR Religious Education Conference In Eureka
On Saturday, December 1st, the Diocese of Santa Rosa will present a day of prayer and fellowship for all adults in the Diocese. The event will be held at St. Bernard Catholic School, 222 Dollison St., Eureka. The theme is “Called to be Holy Families”.
The day will begin at 9a.m. with Holy Mass by Bishop Robert F. Vasa. We welcome these excellent speakers Mother Teresa Christe, MSSR, Dn. Dance Farrell and Jesse Romero, M.A. This day is designed to bring spiritual nourishment to all Adults in the Diocese.
The event admission is early bird special is $10.00 each. And group rate of 4 or more is $8.00 each. Register by Nov. 26th. Or pay at the event/door $15.00 each.
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 CatholicApps.com. You can find a link on our parish website sacredheartweb.org. CatholicApps.com 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.
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 Oct. - Dec., 2018
You can download a pdf of the schedule by clicking here or by clicking on the link below.
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
Art Rush, Fran Green, Chris Naylor, Thul Family, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Frank, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta, Susan B., Patricia Stoecken, 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…
+Janet Cote, +Richard DeGuzman, +Lydia DeGuzman, + Ricardo Galvez Calleja, +Bob Thul, +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.
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News From Other Parishes
HOLIDAY WINE AND CRAB FEST
Please mark your calendars for our HOLIDAY CRAB FEST and WINE TASTING on November 24th at 6 p.m at 1945 Hilfiker Ln. in Eureka. All You Can Eat Crab and Wine provided by Old Growth Cellars, a 50-50 Raffle and a Live Auction. $75/person with proceeds directly supporting the parking lot re-surfacing and other needed improvements. Additional information is listed on the flier in this week’s bulletin. Call the Parish Office if you have questions. Tickets will be on sale next week after all Masses with only 120 tickets vailable. Join us for a great evening!
St. Bernard’s Academy Library
YOU DONATE STUDENTS WIN! Please help us purchase the new books that our school needs. TitleWish is an online donation program that allows St.Bernard’s Academy Library to use 100% of the donated funds to purchase new books for our library. Every dollar raised goes directly to helping provide the best education possible. You may give donated gifts in memory of and for special occasions and they will be acknowledged and honored wih a note in a new book. Questions: Madelenne Smith 707-443-2735. To Donate Today Please Visit: www.titlewish.com/1092017 Thank you for your help!
Christ the King Catholic Church Bazaar
You are invited to Christ the King’s annual Christmas bazaar.This will take place Friday November 16th, Noon to 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th, 10am to 3pm.We are offering thousands of items including: Handcrafted, creative gifts from local artists (woodwork, quilts, knitted and crocheted items,fork art, home canned products and gift baskets) Estate collectibles, New and treasured Holiday decorations, Stocking stuffers and new Christmas Overstock donated by a local business - at bargain basement prices including hundreds and hundreds rolls of gift wrap! We look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Call 839-2911.
St. Rose of Lima Mass of Thanksgiving
The Order of Malta Northern California members have been deeply moved by the loss and suffering that many residents of Sonoma County are experiencing due to the fires. As part of a multi-step response, the Order of Malta is sponsoring a bi- lingual Mass of Thanksgiving followed by a hot lunch in the St Rose Parish Hall.
On November 18th, there will be a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Rose of Lima Church at 398 10th Street, Santa Rosa. A Malta priest, Father Lyons will be celebrating the bilingual 10:30AM Mass with Father Denis. All priests, Deacons and parishioners of all parishes are invited to attend.
- A hot lunch will be served after Mass. RSVP for Lunch: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-707-542-6448 ext. 102
- Catholic Charities and some of our other Partners who are assisting during this time of recovery and rebuilding will be participating.
- Flu shots, which are being provided by Sutter Health, will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Here are some videos of work over this past year:
- Here is a link to the full impact video. https://youtu.be/eOI8KALlJHA
- Mass and Relief and Recovery Fair
- Mobile Clinic Visits SR
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!
Catholic Detention Ministries
Catholic Detention Ministries is requesting donations of Christmas cards and small individually wrapped candies. 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. These people do not have a source of cards to send to their families, so these cards are very welcome. The candies provide a little something nice for these people who find little joy on Christmas. Please leave donations at the church or church office no later than Monday December 10th for pickup. For information or questions call Bob at 677-1952.
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
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Sacred Heart church, at 7pm, Join in saying the Patriotic Rosary for our country.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
Our website is: http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com/