This Week's Schedule

Fri., Jan. 24

Sat., Jan. 25

Sun., Jan. 26

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Mon., Jan. 27

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

Tues., Jan. 28

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

Wed., Jan. 29

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Thurs., Jan. 30

Fri., Jan. 31

Sat., Feb. 1

Sun., Feb. 2

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

First Collection Total =$1,874 (incl. $10 office 1st )  

Church in Latin America = $936

This week’s second collection will be for AMA due to a shortage in our target AMA donation.

AMA Target =$22,693:

Pledges = $20,582 

Paid =$19,497 86% (90% is $20,424)

Capital Campaign Target =$250,000:

Pledges= $89,641  

Paid = $63,491

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

Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.

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

Religious Education Program Needs You

The Religious Education Program for St. Bernard and Sacred Heart could use a few more volunteers to round out its program with 140 kids enrolled! Anyone above Confirmation age is welcome to volunteer! Please contact Kim Farrell at 442-2233 or if you'd like to take part in this important ministry!

Fr. Bernard On Vacation

Fr. Bernard will be on vacation until the 30th of January. During this time, please see Fr. Rowell for parish business.

Betty Chin To Host Chinese New Year Dinner & Fundraiser

2020 is the Year of the Rat for new Chinese year. In Chinese culture this year means fortune, career, health, and love. Betty Chinn and her family will be hosting a dinner and cultural celebration fundraiser on January 26 to be held at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue, Eureka. Doors open at 5 pm and dinner will be served at 6 pm.

Proceeds from this Betty Chinn supported event will be used to help hund remodeling of the Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at the Parish Office, after Mass next week, at the Betty Chinn Center, or at Eureka Broadcasting at 1101 Marsh Rd., Eureka.

Transportation To Holy Mass Needed

If you would be willing to take Mr.Stoecken to Holy Mass with you please call 707-445-1521. Thank you kindly.

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


1. I don’t like incense jokes. They are just……THURIBLE!

2. Did that last joke leave you feeling……INCENSED?

3. Seriously, though, incense jokes ought to be……CENSERED!

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.

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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

Jesse Feranda,Tommy McCollister,Brent Black, ,Maiko, Martha Dominguez, Mary and Gary KrietschAime 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…

+Dolores O’Connell, +Martin Cote, + Laurice +Linda Marlow,+Chales Grundman, +Rafael Roman, +Alice Sallmen, +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!

Chicken & Polenta Dinner 

Family Style Chicken & Polenta Dinner Sunday, February 9, at St. Mary’s Parish Leavey Hall, 1730 Janes Road, Arcata. Cost: Adults - $15.00   Children  6-12 - $7.00   Two Seatings: 4 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Reservations Advised.  Call  Doris 707 822-3049 or Toni 707-663-5679.  This is an Italian Catholic Federation benefit for the St. Mary’s Church Charities & Scholarship.

St. Valentine Breakfast Social

Christ the King Catholic Church in McKinleyville invites you to join us for our St. Valentine Breakfast Social.Sunday February 9th following the 9:00am Mass in the Parish Education Center. Donations welcome!

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, 707-444-0423

The Pregnancy Care Center, 2390 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, 707-442-2345

Natural Family Planning

Are you interested in learning about Natural Family Planning? Bernard and Regina Fosnaugh will teach a class on Saturday, January 25 at 10 AM at the Newman Center: 700 Union Street, Arcata. Drop-ins are welcome but you are encouraged to sign up on or call 707-822-6057. 

Celebrating Marriage Mass

Bishop Vasa and the Marriage and Family Life Office will be sponsoring a bi-lingual “Celebrating Marriage Mass” for married couples within the Diocese of Santa Rosa.  The Mass and reception will be held on Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the Cathedral of St. Eugene in Santa Rosa.  The Mass will begin at 3 PM with a reception to follow at 4:30 PM.  Special recognition will be offered to those married couples reaching “milestone” anniversaries (5, 10, 25, etc.).  Special guest at the reception will be Patrick Coffin, Catholic speaker, author, and host of The Patrick Coffin Show, a podcast on faith and culture.  Patrick’s presentation will be in English.  So married couples, mark your calendar and plan on attending the “Celebrating Marriage Mass” on World Marriage Day, February 9, 2020!There is no charge to attend but please RSVP to the Marriage and Family Life Office at or call (707) 566-3305.  Thank you.

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

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

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.

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 and on the mobile app or with an Alexa supported device.

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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. 

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

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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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