This Week's Schedule

Fri., July 20

First Friday Vigil, 8:30 pm 1) Confession, 2) Rosary, 3) Mass, and 4) Adoration

Sat., July 21

Sun., July 22

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

Mon., July 23

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

Tues., July 24

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

Wed., July 25

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

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thurs., July 26

Fri., July 27

Sat., July 28

Sun., July 29

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =$2,578 -$522

Peter’s Pence = $1,191

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

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

A Letter From Fr. Eddie Ramon

Dear Family of Sacred Heart and Saint Bernard,

As I prepare to take on new responsibilities as the Parochial Administrator of Saint Joseph in Fortuna, I would like to express my gratitude to our Lord Jesus Christ and to you for this time of fruitful ministry at Sacred Heart and Saint Bernard Parishes.  I thank you for welcoming me as a priest when I first came from Chicago and for all your help in my ministry in our parishes. I am also grateful for your time, resources and talents in the receptions you held and will have to say goodbye.

Your lives may be transformed through the presence of Christ in his word and in his sacraments.

Please pray for me. If I could make a special prayer request, I would ask of each one of you to pay one visit to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament asking him for his blessing for your families and me. In the same way, gather your family in your home to pray one holy rosary in thanksgiving for all the benefits we have received during this time of priestly service at Sacred Heart and Saint Bernard Parishes. You will be in my prayers.

Whenever I celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I present your needs to our Lord Jesus Christ. You are always welcome to visit me at my new parish.

With gratitude in Jesus Christ,

- Father Eddie Ramon

Fr. Edilberto Celebration

In recognition of Fr. Eddie’s contributions at Sacred Heart and to wish him well in his new assignment in Fortuna, the Hispanic community will host a potluck following the 12:15 Mass on Sunday, July 22nd . ALL parishioners are invited and asked to bring something to share.  Notes and written memories will be given to Fr. Eddie after the 9 a.m. Mass on the 22nd as part of Coffee Hour.  Please leave your note or memory at the Rectory with Angela during open hours or in the Rectory mail slot, at your convenience.  We thank you, Fr. Eddie, and we love you!

Fr. D'Sa's Weekly Reflection

July 22 – Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

During the Transfiguration of Jesus, Peter suggested the building of three tents and the living on the mountain forever, for it was wonderful and blissful. But Jesus said: ”Let us go down the mountain.” Jesus didn’t want him to pitch the tents. This incident is so true of any priest. We can’t pitch our tent forever in any particular Parish. Since we make the vow of obedience to the Bishop, we follow his directions as per the needs of the Diocese.

We are all sad, as Fr. Eddie is moving on to pitch his tent in Fortuna. He will be missed by every one of us. I come from a religious community and thus have never lived by myself. For a year, he has been a good friend and companion from the time I moved to Eureka. I will definitely feel his absence in the rectory kitchen. (No, he didn’t cook my food, but we chatted a lot in the kitchen.) His contribution to our parishes and the hospital has been remarkable. He has shouldered the responsibility with diligence and love. He is loved by all and is thus going to leave a vacuum which may be filled only with prayer.

As Fr. Eddie takes over the new assignment of Parochial Administrator, let us wish him the best and assure him of our humble prayers. “Bloom where you are planted.”                                                         
– Fr. Bernard D’Sa

Vacation Bible School News

The theme for Vacation Bible School this year is Shipwrecked - Saved by Jesus!

All children of our parishes, ages incoming Kindergarten - 6th grade, are invited to join the castaway crew for the Best Week of Summer! Where: Sacred Heart Community Hall, When: July 23rd - July 26th, Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm. Cost: $20 per child, $15 per child with two or more children. Early Registration - Forms are online on the St. Bernard website, and in each of the parishes that may be dropped off at either Parish Office; we will also have forms at VBS.  Parents, please provide a white t-shirt in your child's size. For any inquiries or questions, please call: Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103. 

Last week for VBS Donations

If you have any empty paper towel rolls, gift wrap rolls or heavy tubing, and or brown craft paper laying around your homes that you could donate to our set building material list, please call me or bring them by either Parish Office for our crew to use. It would be really helpful also to have donations of snacks and water for the kids (I have a list of the food needed); or if it is easier a financial gift would be gladly received as well. Thank you all and Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick #(707) 442-6466 ext.1103 

Children's Faith Formation

Teachers and Teacher Aides are needed for the upcoming 2018-2019 Faith Formation Year. If there are any of you who like to work with grade school aged children and are willing to commit Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm during the Academic Year, (Mid-Sept.- early May) please consider this wonderful ministry. Maybe God is calling you now to volunteer for this year. For additional information please contact: Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103

St Vincent de Paul Asks For Help

St Vincent de Paul would appreciate donations of plastic bags, napkins, paper cups, plastic utensils, paper towels and dishwashing detergent. Please place in the Buckland Box in the Church vestibule. Thank you!

Children’s Liturgy On Summer Break

The Children’s Liturgy at 9 o’clock Mass will take a break for the summer. Thanks to Marie, Lupe, Claire, Brenda, Linda and Georgeanne for staffing it this year and thanks to the children who participated.  We wish you and your families a Happy Summer!  See you in September.

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.


How Spiritually Developed Are You?


If you can live without caffeine,

If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him or her,

If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can face the world without lies and deceit,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion, gender preference, or politics,

--Then you have almost reached the same level of spiritual development as your dog!

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.

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

Chris Maylor, Bob and Pat Thul, Janet Cote, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Frank, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta,  Jim Bugbee, Susan B., Marie Giampaolo, Elsie Berti, 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…

Rich Kissling, Steve Beckman, Fr. Phillip Ryan, Aldo Bongio, Maria Carmela Costa, Steve Shuck, 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

First Friday

First Friday Reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is done by the faithful, in order that the offense offered to God by our sins may be expiated and that the violated order may be repaired by prayer, penance: and of love too so that we may suffer together with Christ suffering ... and for all our poverty may offer Him some little solace.See Pope Pius XI Miserentissimus Redemptor Encyclical May 8,1928,August 3rd, 2018 First Friday Reparation to the Sacred Heart of  Jesus at St. Bernard
5:30-6pm - Confession and Rosary 6pm-6:45pm - Mass
6:45-7pm - light snack with juice/coffee in Pinoche Hall
7-8pm Reparation Holy Hour ends with Benediction.

Religious Education Congress 2018

On Saturday, August 18th, 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 Cardinal Newman High School, 50 Ursuline Rd., Santa Rosa. The theme is “Called to be Holy Families”.
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Mass by Bishop Robert F. Vasa.  A variety of speakers will be presented at gym, throughout the day. This day is designed to bring spiritual nourishment to all Adults in the Diocese.

Early Bird Registration is $30 deadline 8/1/18.  After 8/1/18 the cost is $35.00.  Click here to download a flyer. For more information or to register, please contact Carmen Aanenson at the Diocesan Dept. of Rel. Ed., 707-566-3366,

Congreso de Educación Religiosa

El Sábado, 18 de agosto, la Diócesis de Santa Rosa ofrecerá un día de oración y compañerismo para todos los adultos en la Diócesis.  El evento se celebrar en el Cardinal Newman High School, 50 Ursulians Rd., Santa Rosa.  El Tema es “Llamados para ser Familias Sagradas”.

El día empezara a las 8:30am con Santa Misa por el obispo Robert F. Vasa.  Este invitado a experimentar diferente formas de oración, en Talleres, a través del día.  Este es un día designado para llevar alimento espiritual a todos adultos de la Diócesis.

Temprano registro la cuota es $30 antes de 1 de agosto.  Después de 1 de agosto la cuota $35. Haga clic aquí para descargar un volante. Para más información o para registrarse, por favor póngase en contacto con Carmen, en el departamento diocesano de la educación religiosa.  707-566-3366    

St. Bernard’s High School Alumni Association

The St. Bernard’s High School Alumni Association is having its All Alumni, Friends, & Family Reunion in the SBHS Auditorium on Saturday, August 11, 2018.  No host cocktails at 6:00, Tri-tip & Chicken Dinner at 7:30.  Cost $30.  RSVP to Julie Green-Winburn at 707-725-3254 or mail your check to P.O. Box 8181, Eureka, CA 95502.  This is a fundraiser our Scholarship Program.

Youth Programs, Camping, Retreats and Summer Mission Adventures Await You

The Diocese of Santa Rosa Youth Ministry Office invites you to stay up to date with our programs, prayers and reflections for Youth. Text “SRYOUTH” to 84576. Find us on: Facebook@SRDCYM, info & registration at: and Young Adults (18-40ish) at

Making Summer Plans? 

Plan to discern God’s will for love in your life!  The Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park, California are hosting a Come and See Day on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 38 years are invited to learn more about discerning God’s call and to experience a taste of the life of a cloistered Dominican nun.  There is no cost for the day and breakfast and lunch are provided.
To learn more or to register for our July 21st Come and See Day, or any of our other upcoming day retreats, contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P. at or visit www.opnunsmenlo.orgFor those outside the San Francisco Bay Area, the nuns have limited accommodations for overnight guests, but they fill quickly!  Contact them to confirm availability before registering online.

Three Monastic Vocation Discernment Experience Opportunities

Discerning a vocation to the monastic life is best done by personal experience and an encounter with the monks behind the cloister. We, at Mount Angel Abbey, open our door to men at least 18 years old and are discerning a vocation to come and join us for a three –day monastic discernment experience. Pray with the monks, join them for meals, tour the monastery, listen to conferences and vocation discernment stories, spend time in quiet prayer, discern your vocation with monks and other retreatants. Choose your date: July 20-22 or Nov. 16-18, 2018. Please contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B. (503) 845-3123. Email:

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

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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