This Week's Schedule

Fri., Oct. 12

6:00 pm - Rosary

Sat., Oct. 13

6:00 pm - Rosary

Sun., Oct. 14

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

6:00 pm - Rosary

Mon., Sun., Oct. 15

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

6:00 pm - Rosary

Tues., Sun., Oct. 16

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

6:00 pm - Rosary  

Wed., Sun., Oct. 17

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

6:00 pm - Rosary

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thurs., Sun., Oct. 18

6:00 pm - Rosary

Fri., Sun., Oct. 19

6:00 pm - Rosary

Sat., Oct. 2-

6:00 pm - Rosary

Sun., Oct. 21

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

6:00 pm - Rosary

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =$3033  *-$67
*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.

Major Restorationl= $1608

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

Invitation To Daily 6 pm Rosary In October

The Sacred Heart community invites you to pray every day at Sacred Heart at 6pm in October a Rosary for our Mother The Virgin Mary; in togetherness, united in necessity, to bring the whole world back to Jesus. Let us entrust the New Year to Mary, Mother of God, so that peace and mercy may grow throughout the world.

Saint Vincent de Paul Thank You

Thank You to each and all of you for your continued generosity in support of St. Vincent de Paul’s local outreach efforts.  As the cooler weather and rain become factors, your response to the last week’s 5th Sunday Collection makes a significant difference in what we can provide.  In direct support of the Dining Room this month, we are hoping for large plastic garbage bags, dishwashing liquid, sandwich bags, paper towels and napkins. These items may be left in the Buckland Box in front of the church.  Thank you for helping us help others and may God continue to bless us all. 

Weekly Reflection

October 14,2018 – Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Gospel presents a very interesting story, and has rich spiritual advice for us. To put it simply, God is worth more than anything else in our lives.

Let us start with the story, which you will have read, the one about the rich young man. Whoever this man was, he had “many possessions,” as the Gospel tells us. He seems to have been of good heart, possessing humility and a positive opinion about Jesus. Without warning he runs up, literally runs, to Jesus, kneels down before him and asks the question, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Since Jesus always looks for faith in a person, this young man’s beginning faith must have impressed him. But Jesus utters a seemingly incongruous reply. “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

How in the world does this answer fit the question? Of course, one interpretation would be that it does not, that it is an editor’s mistake.

But I want to suggest a much simpler explanation. Jesus, seeing the seeds of faith in this man, was trying to grow that faith. The logic of Jesus' response would be: (1) Only God is (fully) good. (2) You have called me good. (3) Maybe you are sensing the Godliness in me.

We are not told of a response from the man, but the story shows Jesus taking him through the essentials. Look, he says, you know about the commandments, and he names six of them. He expects that the man will say yes, at which point he can lead him further in the love of God.

The man says much more. “Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.” A wonderful answer. Jesus’ heart was warmed, which we know because of the rare next line of the Gospel:  “Jesus, looking at him, loved him.”

Keep in mind that Mark’s is the most terse of the four Gospels. This sentence is therefore startling, like sun on a rainy day. Jesus is not just announcing truths to someone or other, he is carefully building faith in someone he loves: faith in God and faith in him.

So he tells the rich young man, fondly, what the next step is. He says,You are lacking in one thing. Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.

Disappointingly, this maneuver does not work. “At that statement his face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.”  Like you and me, the man was not ready to go all the way.

Jesus must have been sad too. He says, “How hard it is for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” He then explains to the astonished disciples what he meant. Simply put, possessions can control your life. They can become your life and your identity. They stunt your journey to the highest value there is in life, God.

What does this Gospel say to you and me? Jesus looks at us and loves us. Can we gradually let go of those things that thwart our response of love?

Or must we go away sad?

- John Foley, SJ

Extraordinary Ministers

Please note that all Eucharistic Ministers must attend one of the following meetings to continue service:
October 14th - Sacred Heart, after 9:00am Mass
October 21st - St. Bernard’s, after 10:30am Mass
October 28th - Sacred Heart, after 4:30pm Mass

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.  Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103 

Children's Faith Formation News K-6

While your children are attending their Thursday class 6:15-7:30pm, Parent Classes in both English and Spanish are also in session and at least one of the parents/guardians must attend. Classes in English are in Room #6, Classes in Spanish are in Room #4. Thank you to all who have already been attending as this is a fantastic way to enrich your knowledge of Mass, and our Catholic faith, which in turn will build confidence in teaching your children at home. Mass Attendance Booklets have been sent home with your children for them to bring to Mass each weekend. Please help remind your child to bring it with them to church and provide a pen/pencil to hand to the priest/deacon or teacher to sign after Mass has ended. As in our Policy/Guideline packet, they need to be attending weekend Mass 80% of the school year. Thank you for your support.  Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick      #442-6466 ext.1103

Parents of children in our Faith Formation K-6

Our Parent Classes in English will begin on Thursday, October 18th from 6:15-7:30pm. Deacon Dance will be teaching the classes this year and one or both parents of children in our Faith Formation classes must attend each week in classroom #6.  For the Spanish speaking parents of children in the Faith Formation program, one or both of the parents must also attend the parent class given by the Missionary Sisters also during the year and attend in classroom #4, 6:15-7:30pm. All parent classes will be taught during the time your children are in their classrooms on Thursdays. For any questions or concerns, please call Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103 or email:

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.


I was going to tell you about all the drama at the convent, but then remembered it’s nun of your business.

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.

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

Fran Green, Chris Naylor, Thul Family, Janet Cote, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Frank, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta, 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…

+ 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

Oktoberfest - Sat., Oct. 20

You are invited to the 2018 Oktoberfest sponsored by the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, October 20th. 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 rye bread, weinerschnitzel, wurst, potato salad, cabbage, and strudel. A no host bar offering German beer and wine will be available. Tickets are only $15 for adults and $10 for children and are now available at the church offices.

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

The Miracles of Jesus in the Gospels - Fr. David Anderson

Fr. David Anderson will join us again this Fall for a series of 6 lectures.  His topic will be “The Miracles of Jesus in the Gospels”. Talks will begin on Monday, September 24 and continue through November 5.   (No talk on Oct. 22).  Talks will begin at 7 p.m.   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.

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..

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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