This Week's Schedule
Friday, April 13
5:30pm Confirmation Rehearsal
Saturday, April 14
9:00am-12:00pm Confirmation Retreat - Sacred Heart Parish Hall
Sunday, April 15
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language
Mon., April 16
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Tues., April 17
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hour
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass
Thursday, April 19
Friday, April 20
Saturday, April 21
Sunday, April 22
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
3:00 pm CONFIRMATION MASS
*4:30pm Mass attendees please join us for the Confirmation Mass.
1st Collection Total =$2,227 -$873
*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
Confirmation! You are invited to attend the celebration of Confirmation with our teens on April 15th, at 3:00pm, Bishop Robert Vasa presiding. Reminder for Candidates, sponsors and parents: We will have our rehearsal for Confirmation on Friday, April 13th at 5:30pm at Sacred Heart, and our retreat on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. See you there! Deacon W. Dance Farrell, Director of Campus Ministry - Saint Bernards Academy (707) 443- 2735 (work), (707) 442-2233, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
April 15 - Third Sunday of Easter
Peace of Christ! The most striking sentence we hear repeatedly during the season of Easter is “Peace with you.” If we ask a teenager to draw a picture of Peace, he/she would immediately try to draw a dove with an olive branch in its beak. For the contemporary world Peace would mean absence of war, specifically now, when it is struck with the plague of terrorism. But Jesus said in Jn.14: 27 ”Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you, but He added “not as the world gives do I give to you.” Again in Jn.16:33 He says to them again: “I have said this to you so that you may have peace.” Even in this weekend’s Gospel He greets the apostles with: ”Peace be with you” (Jn. 24:36).
How exactly does Jesus refer to Peace? Peace be with you has the tone of a blessing… “SHALOAM” meaning wholeness, well-being. Jesus seems to say I have conquered death; so believe in me, and you will experience the wholeness of life. You will gain courage and have well-being. My peace I give to you so that you are no longer scared. Do not be afraid because God is in control, though it seemed to the Apostles just the opposite when Jesus was hanging on the cross.
There are moments in our own lives when things seem to be going out of control. And we think, like the Apostles, that God is absent. I remember the poster hung in the dormitories: Sleep in peace, my child, for God is awake. Yes, we can be at peace since God is always awake. During the Eucharistic liturgy we use “Peace” several times. The priest greets the congregation with “Peace be with you” and at the Glory we say “And peace to His people on earth.” In the prayer after the Our Father the priest uses “Peace” a number of times. During the Lamb of God we end by saying “Grant us peace.” And finally the priest/deacon while dismissing the congregation says: “Go in peace.” We all process out of the church with peace to become the ambassadors of Christ, peace in the world. Our constant prayer for the Dead is simply “May they rest in peace.” At the head of the tomb a cross is planted with the name of the person who is buried and the abbreviation R.I.P.
Peace is prominent in the prayers and in the vocabulary of most world religions. Rightly, it is the need of the hour. The Risen Lord offers it to us freely and in bounty. Let us thank Him for the gift of Peace.
Be witnesses of Christ’s Peace. May peace rest with you and your families.
St. Vincent de Paul News
St. Vincent de Paul sends a big THANK YOU to all who participated in the Easter-Dinner-in-a-Bag project. We were overwhelmed and, because of your support, were able to provide 55 local families with all the food items for their Easter Dinner, including milk, butter, bread, a dessert and a ham. Thank you also to those of you who gave financial donations, completely covering the costs of the hams and most of the other items we had to purchase. Your prayers and your generosity make our continued outreach to meet basic needs possible.
One Easter, a family (Mom, Dad, boy age 9) that seldom went to church, decided to go. After church the Mom said, "I thought the choir was a little off key."
The Dad said, "Well, the preacher's message was bland, too."
Whereupon the boy said, "I thought they put on a pretty good show for the nickel you put in the collection plate."
Are there any professional or amateur photographers in our parish that would consider taking a group and individual photos of the children making their 1st Communion this year? It will be on Sunday, May 27th at the 10:30am Mass. Please contact Melanie Broswick if you are interested. #442-6466 ext.1103
Children's Faith Formation
Reminder: Spring Break is this week - No Religious Ed. classes, we will resume the week of April 22nd. Enjoy your week off! Also, the final 4 parent classes, presented by Deacon Dance on "Family Faith Issues," will begin next week on Tuesday the 24th. Please plan on attending is talks on Living the Challenges of Family Faith. Please call or email with any questions;
Peace in Christ, Melanie Broswick # 442-6466 ext.1103
Schedule of Classes
K-6 English-Children & Parents
Pacific View Charter School
Sacred Heart Hall
Every other Sunday
St. Bernard Youth Room
Sacred Heart/ St. Bernard
Anyone volunteering at Sacred Heart or St. Bernard church who will be working with the elderly (ie: Homebound ministry), or with children, must complete an online course required by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, and/or must be fingerprinted. Please contact me as I have the forms that need to go with you to get fingerprinted, and can help answer questions regarding the course online. Thank you for helping out in our parishes! Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext #1103.
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.
Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for January - March, 2018
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.
Pray For Us
Jeanne Nicolds, Ty, Chris Naylor, Betty Harvin, Winnie Gana, Frank Jager, Jason and Alexis Campbell, Anna Marie Wooten, Susan B, Bill Hansell, and Marguerite Stoecken.
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
CERS Taco Sale
The CERS Group will be selling delicious tacos after all Masses on Sunday, April 22nd at St. Joseph, St. Bernard and Sacred Heart Churches. Prices: 2 tacos for $5.00 with homemade tortillas and Drinks: water .50, sodas $1, and aguas frescas $1.50 (sabores fresca and orchata)
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: March 16-18, July 20-22 or Nov. 16-18, 2018. Please contact Fr. Odo Recker, O.S.B. (503) 845-3123. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
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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 email@example.com.
Our website is: http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com/