This Week's Schedule

Friday, July 12

Sat., July 13

Sunday, July 14

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Mon., July 15

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

Tues., July 16

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

Wed., July 17

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

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass  

Thurs., July 18

Friday, July 19

Sat., July 20

Sunday, July 21

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

First Collection Total =$3,440   +$340   ** WOW!

Major Restoration Projects. = $1,673

This week’s second collection is for Building Repair and Maintenance. 

Next week’s second collection is for the Mission Appeal for the Church in Nigeria.

On July 28th the diocesan second collection will be for Black and Indian Missions. 

This week’s second collection is for Major Restoration Projects.

Next week’s second collection is for Bldg. Repair and Maintenance.  

*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

Fr. D'Sa's Weekly Reflection

July 14, 2019 – Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Last month, on one weekend, a homeless man was sleeping at the door of the church (Sacred Heart.) He had covered himself with a white sheet. One of the parishioners thought it was laundry. Later he was asked to move. But the man went and slept under the porch at the entrance to the school. After the 4:30 pm Mass another parishioner sat with him, spoke to him and gently told him that he couldn’t be there, as it’s a school. I eventually had to call in the services of 911 to make him leave. This incident left me with a haunting guilt feeling. I was debating the whole evening if I had acted right. Had I failed to be a good Samaritan (Today’s Gospel)?

I was flooded with so many thoughts and incidents… a priest who was accused of malicious advances to a homeless woman who was given a ride… I had delivered a lady’s purse to the office of a store, which it seemed she had forgotten in a shopping cart. The store manager interrogated me with overwhelming questions and demanded my address and phone number.

Thoughts and incidents of this nature, made my heart rest in the thought that I had acted prudently and not uncompassionately. Had this homeless man passed out in the night, it would have been another story. The stringent laws have good effects, as well as limitations.

We wrestle with the idea of being a good Samaritan. How far should we go? What is our scope of compassion? Should we hold on to the guilt of every incident we encounter? We can only do ‘so much.’ Maybe helping at a soup kitchen, or volunteering to make sandwiches for the homeless could be ways of being a Good Samaritan. We could reach out to the broken and abundant in our own little ways. A visit to the homebound and/or the lonely elderly can be a gesture of a good Samaritan. We can’t save the whole “hurting” world but a “little” kindness may mean a “lot” to someone. 

May we say Yes to an inconvenient mission, that we may not want to do, for the suffering Christ and discover His joy.

– Fr. Bernard

Fr. Bernard's Jubilee Celebration

Thanks to each and all of you who helped with and/or attended Fr. Bernard's Jubilee Celebration. The Holy Masses celebrated gave us a special opportunity to thank God for Fr. Bernard’s priestly vocation and for the priesthood itself as gift from God. Then after the masses we had the opportunity to come together again as a family for some good food, fun and entertainment. We won't list names here because you know who you are and your efforts came from the heart. The food was delicious (special thanks to our Latino and Filipino families), the entertainment was lively, the decorations were lovely and the Knights of Columbus kept our spirits high. Fr. Bernard had a wonderful time and felt our love, as did his family, and that was our goal. It was great to work as a single church, (Sacred Heart and St. Bernard), and to share the joy of our local Catholic Community.

Fr. Christopher Onyenobi from the Ibadan Archdiocese of Nigeria To Visit

Fr.Onyenobi from the Ibadan Archdiocese of Nigeria will visit Saint Bernard, Saint Joseph and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches July 20th & 21st. The Ibadan Archdiocese is a poor Archdiocese surrounded by a Muslim majority. Recent persecution by Boko Haram – a sect more aggressive than ISIS – has left thousands homeless and overflowing into the refugee camps. This situation has compounded the struggle to make an impact on the population, which our Muslim counterparts are taking over, through the assistance of theArab/Muslim countries. We will have a second collection to support the work that Fr. Onyenobi is doing fror his people.

All Aboard! The Queen Of Heaven Express 

The Queen of Heaven Express, a week-long kids’ summer camp, will take place at Sacred Heart July 29 - August 2. Check the bulletin for more details next week! Please contact Kim Farrell at 442-2233 or if you would like to volunteer to help with crafts, games or music fun! 

We Need You!

Sacred Heart Needs Volunteers To clean Altar Linens and Altar Server Gowns. Please call Nita at 707-845-7678 if you would like to help with this important task. Thank you and may God bless you for your assistance!     

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Sacred Heart Festival August 11th

Please come to the Sacred Heart Festival Sunday, August 11th  from 10AM-6PM. Enjoy tacos, Mexican grilled corn, Mexican shave ice, chicharrones, tamales, burritos,beverages, fruit and desserts. There will be  games and fun for the whole family. This is a church fundraiser,so come,eat delicious food, have fun and support our faith community.

Holy Land Experience With Fr. Bernard

You are invited to join Fr. Bernard on a 12 day pilgrimage to the Holy Land, March 9-21, 2020. There is limited seating and the price is $3,795 per person, double occupancy(*$775 extra per single room). This includes: round trip airfare, including all airlines taxes/fuel surcharge, deluxe hotel accommodations,all  hotel taxes and portages, 2 meals daily (Breakfast and Dinner), land transportation, comprehensive sightseeing with a bi-lingual licensed Christian Guide,and all entrance fees as per itinerary. Please look in the church entries for detailed color brochures. Contact Holy Land Tours and Travel 1(800)-655-8644 Email: and Web: www.holylandtoursand Register on the web,online or at the church office today.

Thank You From Squires of Christ Youth Group

The Squires of Christ would like to thank the Parish for their generosity at our bake sale. We sold over $500 in baked goods for our fund raiser. Thank you to all those who brought baked goods to sell and to all those who bought something at the sale. We appreciate your support.

Childrens Liturgy on Hiatus

The Children's Liturgy class finished this season last Sunday and will resume in September.  Thanks to Claire, Lupe, Linda and Georgeanne for teaching the class and to the children and their families for participating.  Happy Summer to all! 


Good Samaritan Humor

A man is in a bar and falling off his stool every couple of minutes. He is obviously drunk. So the bartender says to another man in the bar, "Why don't you be a good Samaritan and take him home."  

The man takes the drunk out the door and to his car and he stumbles at least ten times.  They drive along and the drunk points out his house to the man. He stops the car and they stumble up the steps to his house the drunk almost having to be carried.

The drunk's wife greets them at the door, "Well, thank you for bringing him home for me, but where's his wheel chair?"

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.

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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

Lois Pribble, Elizabeth Martin, Don Butler, James Iron Shell, Dan Freitas, Paula Millinet, Gerry and Brenda Zwiefelhofer,  Lee Berning, Peggy Kirkpatrick,  Gary and Diane Chandler, Art Rush, Fran Green, Chris Naylor, 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…

+Bob Beland, +Ann Corder, +Rich Kissling, +Catarino Esparza Tiscareño,+Jose Luis Rubio Rodriguez, +Ken Vaughan, +Ana Bonale, +Frank Aguilar, +Mel Berning, +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.

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

Summer Youth & Young Information

See the Diocese Youth & Young Adult office for Summer Retreats, Conferences, and Mission Trips. or email Stephen Morris at  Also suggest to youtube/google these events for a sneak peak•Youth On a Mission. A discipleship & leadership training by the 7 Northern CA (Arch)dioceses, hosted at Holy Names University. June 20th – 23rd. High school & College age students.

Eureka Mission Trip. Volunteer with Betty Chinn to serve the homeless of Humboldt County. Accommodations at St. Bernard high school dorms. July 21st – 26th. High school & College age students.

Steubenville Conference. A powerful faith experience for high school students and their parents (we suggest attending together). June 20th– 23rd. Hosted by Life Teen at the San Ramon Marriott.

Sacred Art Paint Party

You are invited to paint a fresh interpretation of Our Lady of Guadalupe with the beloved Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa. No experience is necessary. Artist, Monika Barrack, will teach you, step by step, how to paint this devotional work of art on August 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM -12:30 PM. Place:St. John the Baptist Catholic Church’s Parish Hall, 208 Matheson Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448 Cost:$45 includes all supplies. Proceeds benefit the Marian Sisters. RSVP:Monika: 707-292-0609, monikabarrack@aol.comor or  Cindy 707-592-9833.

All invited to July Ultreya

The Catholic Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Santa Rosa invites all Catholics to attend a Ultreya on Saturday, July 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4595 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. Ultreya means “moving forward,” and Ultreya gatherings teach more about our faith and how to walk more closely with Jesus Christ and other Christians. Learn more about the Catholic Cursillo Movement. For further information call Molly Touchette at 707-292-8389 or Olga Dorado at 707-755-0022. 

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2020

Come and see the Fifth Gospel, the Holy Land. Fr. Tom Diaz is leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from San Francisco: April 14th to April 30th in 2020. The cost  is $4,495.00 and if you want a single room add $998 dollars more. If you have questions call Fr.Tom at his parish of St Elizabeth Ann Seton 707 585-3708. Reservations are now being taken. Breakfasts and dinners are provided in the cost.

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

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, or email

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.

Pro-Life News -

On this site,one need only enter a zip code and healing resources in that area will display on the screen. This is  coordinated through our Silent No More and Rachel’s Vineyard worldwide ministries. I am happy to have been influential in Abby Johnson’s life and to have written the foreword to her book Unplanned, on which the movie is based. She watched my series Defending Life on EWTN while employed as a Planned Parenthood clinic director. She met with me after leaving the abortion industry because of my role in national pro-life leadership and my work since the mid-1990s in helping ex-abortionists and clinic workers to find healing through the Society of Centurions. The movie will embolden more people to get involved in the pro-life movement. They can find ways to do that at 10StepsTo Please note that Priests for Life is also helping the producers of another movie, Roe vs Wade, which will come out in the Fall and tells the true story about how the Supreme Court case was decided and how Dr. Bernard Nathanson,M.D. likewise converted and left the abortion industry.

- Fr. Frank Pavone

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.

Relevant Radio

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. 

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

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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