This Week's Schedule
Fri., Nov. 15
Sat., Nov. 16
Sunday, Nov. 17
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language Mass
Mon., Nov. 18
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Tues., Nov. 19
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Wed., Nov. 20
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
6:00 pm - Adoration and Confession
7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass
Thurs., Nov. 21
Fri., Nov. 22
Sat., Nov. 23
Sunday, Nov. 24
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language Mass
First Collection Total =$2961- $139
Major Restoration = $1,777 +$650 this week=$2427
Building Maintenance and Repair =955
The second collection for this week is for Communications and Catholic University.
AMA Target = $22,693:
Pledges = $20,242
Paid =$18,632 (90% is $20,424)
Capital Campaign Target =$250,000:
Paid = $63,321
Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.
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
Catholic Charities Immigration Seminar-Nov.15-17 at Sacred Hear This seminar has been cancelled due to the fire issues. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
Saint Vincent De Paul Needs Thanksgiving Help
SVDP Thanksgiving Food Baskets (including a turkey and all the traditional fixings) are being prepared for those in need this year in our community. Please call the Parish Office to refer an individual or a family. Bags will be stuffed after the 9 am Mass on November 24th with Basket Distribution on November 25th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Parish Center. You are invited to help us either day. May God continue to bless us all.
Saint Vincent De Paul Needs Thanksgiving Meal Volunteers
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Center will host a Thanksgiving Holiday Meal on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Volunteers are needed for the following:
- Food Prep: Nov. 26 - 27, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
- Dining Room Set-Up & Kitchen Help: Nov. 28, 8:30 – 10:45 AM
- Meal Service & Kitchen Help: Nov. 28, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
- Clean-Up: Nov. 28, 1:30 – 3:30 PM.
Drop-Off Food Donations Requested:
- Boneless Spiral Sliced Hams,
- Green Beans (canned or frozen),
- Cream of Mushroom Soup (large can),
- Fried Onions,
- Canned Fruit (pears, pineapple, oranges)
Please contact Mary or Steven at 707-445-9588
SVDP Dining Facility - 35 W. Third Street, Eureka 95501
Thank You for your support!
The Holy Land Trip
There was a meeting for the Father Bernard pilgrimage group trip to the Holy Land. At this meeting we talked about information we will need to be prepared for the trip in regards to such things as clothing, money, daily tours, transportation, tickets, seating, insurance, roommates, badges, detailed programs, etc. If you were not able to attend I will be happy to answer your calls over the phone or by emails. Feras (Frank) Qumseya 1(800)-655-8644 (Feras) Email: email@example.com
November 17, 2019 – Thirty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Here is a consoling sentence from the First Reading for Sunday.
You who fear my name, for you there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.
Healing rays. Justice. You and I have wished such things for a long time, so we would welcome them.
But what about the fear part?
The scripture is not talking about the fear we get in horror films. Not that strange noise when you are alone in the house. Instead it is fear of God, a reasonable, settled concern, an awe before what is very much bigger than you, a reverential wonder toward the creator.
Spiritually speaking, this kind of “fear” is completely necessary for us. Only when we have it are we starting to relate to God, to begin maturing in our relation with the Most High.
And only then do we start suspecting what it really means to say that God is Love.
Sane as this last sentence may be, understanding it requires a continuing spiritual revolution in our lives. It us like the revolution brought about long ago by Copernicus (1473 –1543), who showed that the sun does not revolve around the earth but rather that the earth circles the sun.
Most of us, spiritually, are “pre-Copernican.” We think God’s job is to circle around us, as if we were the center of the universe. Small planets, we think the sun should answer our prayers, make us peaceful, make our side win the ball game, and so on.
Nothing is really wrong with any of these. But we stand in desperate need of a Copernican revolution. In fact, God does not exist to serve us, just the opposite. The center of the universe is God, not us. God quietly maintains in existence everything that is: stars, galaxies, lands, oceans, cities, human hearts, butterfly wings.
We owe reverence to such a Being. It takes a spiritual transformation to think in this way. What would happen if you or I tried it?
First, we would be living in truth instead of in pretense. The truth of our lives is that we are at home only when we open to this real God—within us, the source and goal of who we are—instead of to the latest fad. If God is greatest, why would we make something else the center of our life?
Second, the “sun of justice with its healing rays” would shine upon us. God’s love would appear to us as truth instead of as just a bauble to play with, a way to find a parking place. We would begin to see God as the gentle source of life and the affectionate mother of the entire universe!
Look. Advent is coming very soon. The Church will be preparing to see tender love shown forth in an infant. In pre-Advent (now) you and I are supposed to take in God’s grandeur in its awesome and fear-invoking greatness, so that we might be humble enough to prepare for the baby.
And that is why the First Reading and the Gospel thunder on about the day of reckoning—when “nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom,” and so on. These are meant to bring forth awe and fear, to show us who is at the center of the universe … and who is waiting for us to climb down from our thrones.
- John Foley, SJ
We Hold A Treasure . . . our faith in the God who loves us and offers us the gift of his son Jesus through his Church and sacraments. RCIA is a wonderful way to share this gift. We welcome anyone interested in knowing more about who we are Catholic Christians or those who are Catholics but have not yet received the Eucharist and/or been confirmed to gather with us on Tuesdays nights at 7 p.m. For more information, please contact Ann Lynch 443-6741
A Catholic High School had a legendary American football team
Every year, the team was in the state championship game, and usually won it handily. Every able lad within a few hundred miles wanted to play football for Central Catholic Fighting Knights.
Those who were familiar with the program, knew that the true heart and soul of the Knights football program was Sister Mary Margaret, an aged nun who would, in full habit, get out on the practice field and work on routes with the receivers, give pointers to the quarterbacks on their stances and releases, but most of all, love them like the second mother that she became to all of the boys in that program.
One year, on the eve of the state championship game, some evil malefactors broke into the convent and kidnapped Sister Mary Margaret. Everyone was stunned by the news, but none more so than the Knights of Central Catholic. They were devastated at the loss of their mentor.
As you might guess, the state championship game didn't go very well. For the first time in the history of the football program, the Knights were shut out. The Spartans beat them 42-0.
The next day, the headline on the local sports section read
No Offense, Nun Taken
Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for July - September, 2019
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
Marie Giampaolo, Servando Aguilar, Rosemary Murphy,Tom and Linda Marlow, Mojica Milez, RoseAnn Hurst, John Talbot, Thanh Strehlow, Daniel Furse, Mary Hunter, Alise Furse, Lois Pribble, Elizabeth Martin, Don Butler, James Iron Shell, Paula Millinet, Lee Berning, Art Rush, Aguilar Family: Filipina, 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.
Pray for Our Recently Departed…
+Chales Grundman, +Rafael Roman, +Alice Sallmen, +Lynn Lawrence,.+Allen Nylander, +Leslie Tully + Gino Zarucchi, +Bob Beland, +Ann Corder, +Rich Kissling, +Catarino Esparza Tiscareño,+Jose Luis Rubio Rodriguez, +Ken Vaughan, +Ana Bonale, +Frank Aguilar, and +Mel Berning,
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 Lecture Series
Scripture Lecture Series - The Book of Revelation, Sundays, Oct.13-Dec . 8 11:45-1:00pm at the Pinocchi Room at St. Bernard Parish. Study guide and coffee provided. Please bring your own cup. Bringing treats is encouraged.
Catholic Detention Ministries
Catholic Detention Ministries is requesting donations of unused Christmas cards with envelopes and small individually wrapped candies for the use of the inmates of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The facility requests that candies remain in their unopened store packages in which they are sold for safety reasons.This is a combined effort of the local Catholic churches to put together 375 packages, one for each inmate. This has been much appreciated by the inmates in the past. These people do not have a source of cards to send to their families, so these cards are very welcome. The candies provide a little something nice for these people who find little joy on Christmas. Please leave donations at the church or church office no later than Monday December 9th for pickup. For information or questions call Bob Ferrar at 677-1952.
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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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/