This Week's Schedule

Fri., March 22

5.30 pm - English Stations of the Cross

7. 00 pm - Spanish Stations of the Cross

Sat., March 23

Sun., March 24

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass 

Mon., March 25

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

Tues., March 26

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

Wed., March 27

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

6:00 pm - Adoration and Confession

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass  

Thurs., March 28

Fri., March 29

5.30 pm - English Stations of the Cross

7. 00 pm - Spanish Stations of the Cross

Sat., March 30

Sun., March 31

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =$2,678   *  -$422

2nd Collection = $1,026

This Sunday, (3/24) there will be NO 2nd Collection.

3/31/19-2nd Collection will be for St Vincent de Paul.

*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

Funeral Mass For Carolyn Burns and Reception

The funeral mass for the repose of the soul of   Sacred Heart founding member Carolyn Burns will be on Saturday, April 13th at 12 Noon with a reception following in the Parish Hall. All are most welcome.

Easter Dinner-in-a-Bag

St. Vincent de Paul invites you to fill this bag with items for an Easter dinner.  Suggestions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A box of potatoes
  • A box of rice
  • A bag of beans
  • A bag of pasta noodles
  • Cans of fruit
  • Cans of green vegetables
  • Cans of yellow vegetables
  • Jello
  • A bag of wrapped candy
  • Items of your choice such as canned spaghetti, chili, stew, tuna, etc.

Please bring your filled bag to Mass with you on the weekend of April 14th, Palm Sunday.  We will add a ham, bread, milk, butter and a dessert along with an Easter Basket of goodies and distribute to referred families and/or individuals on Thursday, April 16th, at the Parish Center from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please call Georgeanne at 497-9929.  Thank you for helping others.

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The Italian Catholic Federation

Collecting PBJ For Betty Chinn  ICF requests your help in collecting peanut butter and jelly for Betty Chinn please. Donation boxes are in the narthex of the church. Thank you for your generosity in supporting this outreach to our hungry and homeless brothers and sisters. May God bless you!

Fr. D'Sa's Weekly Reflection

March 25, 2018 – Third Sunday of Lent

Last week when I visited Santa Rosa, on my route, I saw labourers dressing the walnut trees in the orchard. Some of them were on the top of their ladders clipping the branches and some of them were digging around the foot of the trees. They were tending the trees with the hope that with the spring it would bring them into full bloom and ultimately to a rich harvest of walnuts.

This weekend the Lord is quoting a similar passage. He observantly brings out the difference between an orchard owner and a gardener (labourer) in the orchard. The owner lives far away from the orchard. He is not the regular visitor to the orchard. He looks at the orchard from the profit perspective. The utility of every tree is how much in earnings he can obtain from it. Whereas the gardener treats every tree of the orchard as individual. He tends each with care and love. The Lord says “The garderner hopes even for the hopeless.” He never abandons, rather He gives extra attention to the condemned and discarded trees. The gardener begs for a “grace period” from the owner so that he can work favourably for the vulnerable. He grooms them with the hope of getting a rich harvest.

The Lord uses this powerful passage to convey to us the message of ”Time of Repentance.”  His ultimate desire is that we, as fruitful trees, make it to heaven. We could be condemned eternally for our sins, but the Lord intercedes for us to our Heavenly Father. Like the gardener from the parable He secures valuable time for us to repent for our sins and be reconciled with our Father in Heaven.

This parable doesn’t imply that God the Father is like a heartless orchard owner. Jesus came into this world to convey to us that our Heavenly Father is merciful. The parable of the prodigal son represents a repentant son and a compassionate merciful father.

Repentance is a truthful expression of our sorrow for having hurt someone. Repentance is positive. It is this grace of God that stirs us and brings us back to our Father.

During the Season of Lent we need to allow our gardener “Jesus” to cultivate our spiritual ground with His Word and fertilize it with His sacraments so we bear plentiful fruit.

- Fr. Bernard D’Sa

Thank You To Sacred Heart Musicians

Sacred Heart Thanks Our Musicians and Singers who devote their time and energies to adding beauty and reverence to the Holy Mass. May God richly bless you!

Pope’s Lenten Message calls for conversion

Pope Francis is calling on the faithful not to let the Lenten season of grace pass in vain, and to live as children of God acknowledging and obeying His law, in particular in regards to our brothers and sisters and to creation.

In this year’s Lenten message, the Pope invites believers to prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed, warning that “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator but for his own interests”.

Click here to read Pope Francis's Lenten Message.

Lenten Fast and Abstinence

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious, but failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.

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Lenten Resources and Ideas

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter. Although the practices may have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation. Moreover, an emphasis must be placed on performing spiritual works, like attending the Stations of the Cross, attending Mass, making a weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament, taking time for personal prayer and spiritual reading and most especially making a good confession and receiving sacramental absolution. Click here to visit our Lenten Resources page.

2019 Lenten Regulations for the Diocese of Santa Rosa

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, that is, limited to a single, full meal and abstinence from meat.
  • The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
  • The law of fasting permits only one full meal a day, but it does allow the taking of some food in the morning and a second light meal at noon or in the evening, as you prefer.  Persons who have completed their eighteenth year to the beginning of their sixtieth (60) year are obligated to fast.
  • The law of abstinence from meat applies to all persons who have completed their fourteenth year of age.

 However, it is highly recommended that children from ages seven to fourteen years also follow the law of abstinence.

  • All Catholics are encouraged to receive Holy Eucharist frequently during Lent and to receive the Sacrament of Penance so that all may be prepared to celebrate more fully the paschal mystery. Those who have received their first Holy Communion are to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season.
  • The determination of these days of obligatory penance, as listed above, should not be understood as limiting the occasions for Christian penance.  This penance is to help us see and shorten the distance between our present lives and the life God wants for each of us.  “Penance should not be only internal and individual but external and social.”  (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #110)
  • Marriages may be celebrated with Mass and the nuptial blessing should always be given.  It is, however, contrary to the spirit of penance during Lent to plan an elaborate wedding with lavish decorations.

Thank You For Your Loving Response

Thank you for your generous response of love in
assisting the Zwiefehofers in their time of need. So far all of March has been filled in for meals. For those of you who still wish to help with meals(an entree and side dish like bread or salad) please call Georgeanne @497-9929. Thank you!

RCIA . . .  Go Tell the Good News

We joyfully welcome Joey Couch into the Catechumenate, Steve Payton on his journey toward reception into the Catholic Church, and Andy and Coraima Godoy who seek to complete their initiation through reception of the Easter sacraments.  We also continue to support Kristyn Fresz who also seeks full communion with the Church. Please pray for them! 

Lenten Humor

A bartender notices that every evening, without fail, one of his patrons orders three beers. After several weeks of noticing this pattern, the bartender asks the man why he always orders three beers.

The man says, “I have two brothers who have moved away to different countries. We promised each other that we would always order an extra two beers whenever we drank as a way of keeping up the family bond.”

Several weeks later, noticing that the man only ordered two beers, the bartender said, “Please accept my condolences on the death of one of your brothers. You know, the two beers and all…”

The man replied, “You’ll be happy to hear that my two brothers are alive and well… It’s just that I, myself, have decided to give up drinking for Lent.”

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for Jan. - March., 2019

You can download a pdf of the schedule by clicking here or by clicking on the link below.

You can download a pdf of the Oct. - Dec., 2018 schedule by clicking here .

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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.

“For I was sick and you visited Me” 

If you are aware of someone from our parish who is unable to attend Mass due to illness or debility, and who would welcome receiving the Eucharist in their home,  please contact the parish office or Ann Lynch (443-6741) to arrange for a Eucharistic minister to visit.  If you would like to join us in this ministry, we would love to hear from you as well!  Thank you so much!                                                              

Pray For Us

Paula Millinet, Gerry and Brenda Zwiefelhofer, Mel and Lee Berning, Peggy Kirkpatrick,  Gary and Diane Chandler, Art Rush, Fran Green, Chris Naylor, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Frank, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta, Susan B., Patricia Stoecken,  Betty Harvin, 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.

Condolences

Pray for Our Recently Departed…

+Pat Jaramillo, +Jesus del Rio Arias, +Carolyn Burns, +Dawn Mulderig, + Dorothy Stipovich, +Janet Cote, +Richard DeGuzman, +Lydia DeGuzman, + Ricardo Galvez Calleja and +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.

News From Other Parishes

St. Patrick’s Celebration March 17

 Parishioners of Christ the King Catholic Church in McKinleyville would like to invite you to our St. Patrick's Day brunch.  This will be Sunday, March 17th at 10:00am in the Parish Education Center.  Included in the buffet:Fresh Fruit,Breakfast Casserole,Ham and Corned Beef,Breakfast Pastries,Orange Juice, Mimosas, Reg. & Irish coffee. Join us for food, fellowship, and ambiance.

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

Adoration

At your request, we have decided to extend our Advent adoration indefinitely on Wednesdays from 3:30-8:30pm. Please stop by St. Joseph’s Church and spend a few minutes or even an hour with the Lord. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Deacon Dance at 442-2233

Baby Bottle Boomerang

Baby Bottles to be filled with spare money to be donated to the Preganncy Care Center and J Rophe Center for prenatal and post natal help and care will be in the church. Please take one home to proudly support pro-life catholic values.

40 Days For Life: March 6 - April 14

Please check the bulletin for Sacred Heart planning meeting times. Help Save Lives in Humboldt County-You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization. Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach,40 Days for Life has inspired 750,000 volunteers. Here’s how to take part: Vigil location:Corner of Walford & Wilson in the public way near Planned Parenthood Eureka, CA Vigil Hours: 7am to 7pm daily  Contact:Stephanie 707-498-7758 40daysforlife.eureka@gmail.com www.40daysforlife.com/humboldt

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

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..

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 Rachelsvineyard.org, or email rachelsvineyard@gmail.com

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.

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.

KIHH Immaculate Heart Radio 1400 AM

Immaculate Heart Media broadcasting as Relevant Radio® assists the Church in the New Evangelization by providing relevant programming through media platforms to help people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life.

We believe that Jesus Christ can transform people’s lives, and that media has the power to deliver this message of hope in powerful and transformative ways.

We exist to bring the beauty, goodness and truth of the Catholic Faith into the everyday lives of people who seek it, whenever and wherever they are.

Relevant Radio® has been helping people bridge the gap between faith and everyday life through informative, entertaining, and interactive programming twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. The Relevant Radio network is currently serving the Church with 127 stations reaching 39 states, with a potential listening audience of 133 million people. Programming can be heard worldwide via streaming audio at relevantradio.com and on the mobile app or with an Alexa supported device.

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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

4:30 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

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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 and in English on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard Parish for all Eureka churches.

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 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
    95501
  • USA

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