This Week's Schedule
Fri., Feb. 14
Sat., Feb. 15
Sun., Feb. 16
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language Mass
Mon., Feb. 17
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Tues., Feb. 18
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Wed., Feb. 19
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hour
7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass
Thurs., Feb. 20
Fri., Feb. 21
Sat., Feb. 22
Sun., Feb. 23
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language Mass
First Collection Total =$3,520 + $420
Building Repair and Maintenance=$1663
Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.
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
Annual Ministry Appeal 2020
One Family In Mission Next Sunday, Feb. 23rd
There will be an in-pew collection for Annual Ministry Appeal next Sunday, February 23rd. The AMA provides valuable funding for key Diocesan ministry offices as they work to support our parishes and schools. In some cases these ministries provide direct ministry that no one parish could accomplish alone(i.e Restorative Justice and Tribunal) Some other ministries funded in part by AMA are: Campus Newman Centers, Child and Youth Protection, Clergy Formation, Communication, Catholic Schools, Diaconate and Diaconate Formation, Ecumenical and interreligious Affairs, Hispanic Ministry, Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, Marriage and Family, Native American Ministry, Religious Education, Respect life, Seminarians, Vocations and Youth Camps.
40 Days For Life Planning Meeting
There will be a 40 Days For Life Planning Meeting on Friday, Feb. 21st at 7pm at the Rectory Conference Room. All are welcome!
Fr. Bernard's Weekly Reflection
Very frequently we make a “rolling stop” at a stop sign because there is no traffic or pedestrian in front of us. To our surprise the flashing red siren pulls us over and then we try to defend our actions: “Oh I was following the spirit of the law.” If your Lady Luck is with you then you may be spared. Does that ring a bell?
Jesus was seen breaking many customs, traditions and laws of his time. For example, He once healed a man of a withered hand on a Sabbath day. He and His disciples ate food without ritually cleaning their hands. He supported his disciples when they did not fast. Consequently. everyone felt Jesus was a new spiritual leader with a new teaching different from the traditional one. To them Jesus addresses today’s Gospel passage: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.” And He further tries to remove any misconceptions by elaborating on the spirit of the law and answering the profound questions: Whom does the law ultimately serve?, Why does it exist? and What are its benefits? There are two important words “righteousness” and “judgement” in today’s passage.
Righteousness is not legalism; it can be translated as justice, uprightness, virtue, perfection. St. Matthew is constantly using this word in his gospel conveying the deeper meaning. It is not conformity to law, but a response to the plan of God. It appeals to your conscience. Judgement ends at the letter of the law but righteousness goes deeper and further.
Jesus is addressing His Gospel to the scribes and pharisees who were very fixated on the letter of the law. Jesus is turning the Jewish law and the prophets upside down. So He is making some statements to enable people to more clearly see the difference between judgement and righteousness. The letter of the law stated ”Thou shall not commit adultery” and the law in its justice demanded death as a penalty. But Jesus is interested in the health of the human heart and soul, righteousness and redemption. He says “If you look at a person with lust you have already committed adultery.Clearly stating that before there is action there is the thought in the mind. Our thoughts are what we must focus on to achieve holiness and virtue. In this way Jesus intends that we should avoid the evil actions that bring pain and suffering to ourselves and others.
Sometime ago I had watched a Bollywood movie where a politician goes ‘scot free’ because the victim of rape couldn’t provide proof and testimony in the court. The judgement is “not guilty” but the ultimate question that Jesus would ask is: “Does that make the perpetrator of this vile act a righteous person?”
To be part of the kingdom of God, your righteousness has to go beyond that of the scribes and pharisees, to go beyond the security of what the law will allow to a deeper discernment of the plan of God; to go beyond the mere avoidance of gross crimes like murder, adultery and the breaking of oaths to a deeper life of freedom from anger, lust and deceit.
Embrace the heart of Jesus and make your heart like His. God bless.
- Fr. Bernard
This Lent: An Invitation to Something Beautiful with the Lord
St. Ignatius of Loyola developed The Spiritual Exercises to provide the opportunity to come to a deeper “interior knowledge of Our Lord who became human for me, that I may love him more intensely and follow him more closely.” Through contemplation of Jesus in his human life, this process beckons one to a deeper relationship with Jesus and a better sense of direction for one’s life and what God desires. Beginning this Lent and given over a period of eight weeks, this introduction to The Spiritual Exercises provides different prayer forms and a weekly faith-sharing meeting. An open heart with commitment to daily prayer and weekly gatherings is essential, and if possible, a $25 donation to cover books and expenses would be appreciated. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Ann Lynch 707-443-6741.
Click here or on the graphic above to visit our Lenten Resources page.
Baby Bottle Boomerang
Baby Bottles to be filled with spare money to be donated to the Pregnancy 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
St Paul's 3rd Letter to the Corinthians
The Way Named Straight
Tarsus, Province of Syria
My Dear Corinthians:
I, Paul, by the will of God an Apostle, having written twice to you on several matters of great importance now find myself compelled to write a third time.
I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it any more.
Paul, by the grace of God, Apostle to the Gentiles
Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for January - March, 2020
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.
“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
Pat Rider, Nancy Leppek, Tom Simovich, Jesse Feranda, Tommy McCollister, Susan B., Brent Black, Maiko, Martha Dominguez, Susan B., Mary and Gary Krietsch, Aime Ricke, Jesse Feranda, Isela Adams, Marie Giampaolo, Servando Aguilar, Rosemary Murphy, 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…
Jose Duran, +Dolores O’Connell, +Martin Cote, + Laurice, +Linda Marlow,+Chales Grundman, +Rafael Roman, +Alice Sallmen, and +Lynn Lawrence
Please let the Rectory know if parishioners or family members pass on so we can hold you up in prayer and offer condolences.
Important Message Regarding Requirements for Baptism
Parents seeking baptism for children must be registered members of Sacred Heart or Saint Bernard parish. Parents seeking baptism from out of the area must provide a letter of registration from their parish, and letter of permission from the pastor of that parish to baptize the child outside of the parish. Each Child must have at least one Godparent. Both parents & godparents must attend a baptismal preparation class or provide a certificate of proof from another parish that preparation has been done. Godparent/s must be baptized and confirmed practicing Catholic/s,16 years or older and not be bound by any canonical penalty.
News From Other Parishes
Scripture Study; The Gospel of Matthew
Sunday Jan. 12, 19, 26 & Feb. 9, 16, 23. from 11:45-12:45 in St. Bernard Parish Hall. All are welcome!
40 Days For Life Starts Feb 26th
You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion Feb.26th-April 5! Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 Days For Life has inspired 1,000,000 volunteers! With God’s help, here are the proven results in 25 coordinated campaigns: 16,742 babies saved from abortion, 196 abortion workers converted, and 104 abortion centers closed.
Here’s how to take part in 40 Days For Life in our community: Vigil location is at the Corner of Walford Ave. & Wilson St. near Planned Parenthood. Vigil hours are 7am to 7pm daily. Local contact is Stephenie Goodwin at 707-498-7758 or email@example.com. To learn more please visit: 40daysforlife.com/humboldt
Holy Rosary For World Peace
You are invited to join the Barroso Cruz family the 12th of each month in praying the Holy Rosary for World Peace beginning Feb. 12th at 6;00 pm. Schedule:
- February 12 @ 6:00p.m.
- March 12 @ 6:30p.m.
- April 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
- May 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
- June 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
- July 12 @1:15 p.m.
- August 12 @ 6;00 p.m.
- September 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
- October 12 @ 6:00 p.m.
- November 12 @ 6;30 p.m.
Pregnant? Need Help?
The J Rolphe Medical and Pregnancy Care Center provide free ultrasounds and gives individuals the tools they need to make it through their pregnancies and beyond. They offer free counseling, Earn While You Learn Program, Prenatal Education, Childbirth education, Parenting Education, Healthy Relationships Education, Maternity and Baby Clothing, Equipment and Supplies, Prenatal Vitamins, and Community Referrals.
The J Rolphe Medical jrolphemedical.org, 707-444-0423
The Pregnancy Care Center, 2390 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, 707-442-2345 www.pcceureka.org
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
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
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
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.
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.
For further information call Debbie Simonson in Petaluma at 904-463-1070 or Priscilla Silvey in Napa at 707-567-7957 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our website is: http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com/