This Week's Schedule

Fri., Sept. 21


Sat., Sept. 22


Sun., Sept. 23

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

10 am to 6 pm - Sacred Heart Festival (see article)

Mon., Sun., Sept. 24

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

Tues., Sun., Sept. 25

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

Wed., Sun., Sept. 26

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

5:30 pm - Holy Day of Obligation Feast of the Assumption, English language Mass

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thurs., Sun., Sept. 27

Fri., Sun., Sept. 28

Sat., Sept. 29

Sun., Sept. 30

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

4:30 pm - English language

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =$2,743     * -$357
*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.

2nd Collection for Seminarians = $1,337

The 2nd collection for this weekend will be a mission appeal for Fr. Francis’ home diocese of Nalgonda, India,as recommended by the Diocese of Santa Rosa for the Ministry to the Estranged Lepers. The Diocese of Nalgonda runs two leprosorias for the care of people with leprosy. Skilled health care workers visit 2300 villages and identify those with leprosy and then those people are moved to the care centers for treatment without any cost. After treatment the cured are provided with free housing, self employment and education. 

Donations received are used to pay for the training and salaries of health care workers,the purchasing  of equipment and medicine, utilities, and rehabilitation services. Please pray for this ministry.

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

Memorial Mass for Bob Thul

The Memorial Mass for Bob Thul is on Saturday, September 29 at 11:30am at Sacred Heart followed by reception at Sacred Heart parish hall.

Fr. D'Sa's Weekly Reflection

September 23,2018 – Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”  Christ and Child (1873) - Carl Bloch

A pastor was complimented for his “humble personality.” As a gesture of recognition the parishioners presented him a plaque inscribed: To the most humble priest. To the surprise of many he displayed the plaque on the center wall of the parish hall, replacing the crucifix that had hung there for many years. What a paradox of humility!

Despite Jesus’ clarification to the disciples that He is not to establish the expected Davidian Kingdom, but rather be a Messiah who would suffer and die, it made no sense to them. Just to the contrary, they were debating among themselves who would be number two in command once Jesus overthrew the rule of the Romans in Israel. Jesus steals this opportunity to bring home a powerful message of humility: “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.”

I wish to quote a Chinese proverb here: “Be like a bamboo, the higher you grow, the deeper you bow.” It’s absolutely true, the taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends. The Lord himself bent down and washed the feet of the Apostles, a perfect example of humility and service. Also, I was struck by the Gospel reading the other day which contained the same message. A centurion (commander of soldiers) was begging Jesus to cure his slave. It is amazing to note, that a centurion who held privilege, was concerned about the health of a slave who had no status in Roman society during those days. He intercedes for the slave before Jesus Christ.

Similarly, parents are the true leaders in a family. The children look up to the parents as their role models; yet parents are at the service of their children. It is the parents’ mission of humility to work hard for their well-being. It is worth noticing therefore when a Dad lowers himself to help his little kids to put on their socks and shoes.

The Lord, however, calls us to step out a little more, to render our service beyond our family circle. We are called to serve our brothers and sisters in the world because they are created in the image of God. Saint Mother Teresa said: ”I see Christ in whom I serve.” Once Mrs. Indira Ghandi, the then prime minister of India who was tall, said while presenting Mother Teresa to an audience ”I feel myself dwarfed when I stand before this holy mighty woman who heroically showed the world how  to practice Christian love in sacrificial and humble service.”

Let us serve the Lord in our humble service to humanity. God bless you.

– Fr. Bernard D’Sa

Extraordinary Ministers

We will be meeting to go over our procedures for service at Mass. If you do not attend one of these trainings, we will presume that you are unable to serve as a minister, though we will hate to see you go. We will be more than happy to re-introduce you in the ministry once you undergo the training on the next schedule. We will have one training after each Mass, so you are welcome to attend any one you like.

  • September 29th - St. Joseph’s after 4:00pm Mass
  • October 7th - St. Joseph’s, after 7:30am Mass
  • 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

Contact Deacon W. Dance Farrell-Saint Bernard/Saint Joseph & Sacred Heart Parishes and Director of Campus Ministry - Saint Bernard’s Academy, 222 Dollison Street,Eureka, Ca 95501
(707) 443- 2735 (work)

Download Registration Forms Here

You can now download needed registration forms and print them at home.

Click here to download the Sacred Heart/St. Bernard Parishes Student Registration for Confirmation 2018-2019.

Click here to download the Sacred Heart/St. Bernard Parishes Student Registration for Faith Formation, Grades K-6, 2018-2019

Children's Faith Formation

Classes for K-6 have begun! The first day of class was this past Thursday, September 20th - however registration is ongoing, if you have not signed up your child and would like to do so, please pick up an orange Registration Form to complete and return to the Parish office. You may also bring it by Pacific View Charter School this Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6:00pm and we will get your child set up in their classroom. If you are interested in the Sacrament of Confirmation, please pick up a lime green registration form found in each of the Parish offices or in each of the churches. Classes for Confirmation will begin in October, please continue to watch the bulletin for more information. Please contact DRE Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext.1103.

Interested in Becoming a Hospital Eucharistic Minister?

There is a Training / Meeting  for current St. Joseph Hospital Eucaristic Ministers and those interested in becoming Hospital Eucharistic Ministers at 1:00 p.m. on Thurs. September 13 at Sacred Heart Rectory. Please call Cathy Dellabama at (707)499-5802.

RCIA : An Invitation to Quench Our Deepest Longing

The human heart seems ultimately to manifest itself in the desire to be loved and to respond to love by loving in return. Until then, as St. Augustine said, our hearts are restless until they come to rest in God who is Love. As Catholic Christians, we are privileged to share God’s love through the Mass, the sacraments and our relationships with others.

Do you know someone thirsting for God? Do you know someone not baptized or baptized in a different Christian tradition thirsting to know what it means to become Catholic? Do you know someone who is already Catholic but who has not yet received Confirmation or the Eucharist? They may be thirsting, too!

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding. Weekly “no strings” inquiry gatherings began on Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm in the rectory. 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.

Statement of Bishop Robert F. Vasa

Click here to download the letter.

Letter from Bishop Vasa


Visiting his grandparents, a small boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out. He picked it up and found that it was an old leaf that had been pressed flat between the pages. "Mama, look what I found," he called out.

"What have you got there, dear?" his mother asked."

With astonishment in his voice, the boy answered, "I think it's Adam's underwear!"

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.

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

Fran Green, Chris Maylor, 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

Rummage Sale

The Secular Franciscans will be having a rummage sale on Sunday, October 7th, from 9am to 2pm, at St. Joseph's Parish Activity Center in Fortuna.  The proceeds will be donated to the Catholic Charities Fire Relief fund in Santa Rosa and the H2O Water Project, which works to provide clean water for communities that don't have clean water. 

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.

Coast To Coast Rosary For America - October 7th

Please participate in this important event to ask for Our Mother’s protection for our country. May we have One Nation Under God. For information please call the Lay Missionary Servants of the Word at 502-5414 or 443-6009. and visit the website at

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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