This Week's Schedule

Fri., Dec. 6

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

6:00 - pm Rosary

7:00 pm - Holy Mass

Sat., Dec. 7

8:30 am - First Saturday Devotion

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

6:00 - pm Rosary

7:00 pm - Holy Mass

Sunday, Dec. 8

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:00 - Procession

1:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Mon., Dec. 9

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

6:00 - pm Rosary

7:00 pm - Holy Mass

Tues., Dec. 10

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

6:00 - pm Rosary

7:00 pm - Holy Mass

Wed., Dec. 11

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena

6:00 - pm Rosary

7:00 pm - Holy Mass

Thurs., Dec. 12

Our Lady of Guadalupe

5:00 am - Mañanitas

6:00 am - Mass

5:30 pm - Mass

6:30 pm - Apparition Presentation

7:00 pm - Procession to Sacred Shed

7:30 pm - Fiesta

Fri., Dec. 13

Sat., Dec. 14

11:00 am - Children's Mass Nativity rehearsal

Sunday, Dec. 15

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:00 - Procession

1:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

First Collection Total =$3,264 + $164

Major Restoration.= $1,906

Betty Chinn Foundation = $1,071

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

Next week’s second collection is for Retirement Fund For Religious.

AMA Target =$22,693:
Pledges = $20,242  Paid =$18,632 (90% is $20,424)
Capital Campaign Target =$250,000:
Pledges= $89,641   Paid = $63,321

AMA Target = $22,693:

Pledges = $20,242 

Paid =$18,632 (90% is $20,424)

Capital Campaign Target =$250,000:

Pledges= $89,641  

Paid = $63,321

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

Our Lady of Guadalupe Schedule

Dec. 3 - 11 Novena Schedule: 

  • 6:00 pm Rosary
  • 7:00 pm Holy Mass

Dec. 8 - 12:00 Marian Procession from St. Bernard to Sacred Heart for 1:00 pm Mass

Dec. 12 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Schedule:

  • 5:00 am - Mañanitas
  • 6:00 am - Mass
  • 5:30 pm - Mass
  • 6:30 pm - Apparition Presentation
  • 7:00 pm - Procession to Sacred Shed
  • 7:30 pm - Fiesta

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Children’s Christmas Nativity Rehearsal

Please join us for Children's Mass Nativity rehearsal! Practices will be Saturdays, December 14 and 21 and Monday, December 23 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Church. We will need plenty of parent volunteers and musicians! Children's Mass will take place Tuesday, December 24 at 4:30 pm! Call 442-2233 or email sacredsaintccd@gmail.com with any questions

Advent Resources

We have combed the web to bring you the best resources to enhance your Advent journey. Click here to go to our Advent Resources page.

Come and Celebrate! Simbang Gabi

You are welcome to join us in our first “Simbang Gabi” Night Mass. A Filipino Tradition of novena Masses beginning on the 16th – 24th leading to Christmas. Schedules: Dec. 16th  - 23rd @ 7pm except on Dec. 21@ 4pm at SH; Dec 24th @ 12:00am at SB. Salamat po! In Him,

- Fr. Rowell

Advent Box Project - Betty Chinn

ASAP Please

If you are interested in helping others, we have a wonderful Christmas project for you. What about single men and women, who for all kinds of reasons, are on the streets at Christmas? We are asking for a plastic box with a cover (about shoebox size, available at the Dollar Store).

Please wrap the top and bottom pieces separately in Christmas paper or decorate with Christmas stickers. Suggested items to place in the box are small packages of tissues and Q-tips, toothbrush and small toothpaste, deodorant, washcloth, disposable wipes, soap, socks, mittens or gloves, small packages of candy, deck of cards, and warm knit caps, etc., BUT please no medicines or bandaids.

Please include a Christmas card with a short note of encouragement. Homemade ones by your children would be lovely. Bett has told us that many of our friends on the strees are former church goers so you might like to include a medal, holy card, booklet, etc in the box.

Please DO NOT include your last names, addresses or phone numbers on the cards.

Please leave boxes in the vestibule of the church or bring them to the church office as soon as possible so that Betty can distribute them in a timely manner and not at the last minute.

Thank you for making Christmas more meaningful for all of us! If you have questions, call Linda at 707-443-0923.

Senior Outreach Gift Project Coming

Look for more information soon,,,We are looking for volunteers to shop for seniors. The gifts will be brought back to Sacred Heart for distribution.. Please place the gift in a gift bag and write the recipient’s name on the tag. Bring your receipts and we will reimburse you within the week. Thank you for helping others have a Happy Christmas! Please call Georgeanne @497-9929.

St. Vincent de Paul Thanks You

St. Vincent de Paul thanks everyone for their continued generosity in support of our Holiday Outreach efforts.  Because of you, more than 200 adults and over 300 children enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner in their own home this year.  Thank you also for your gift of canned goods at Thanksgiving Mass to replenish our Pantry supplies for the cold season ahead.  May God continue to bless us all. 

Weekly Reflection

December 8, 2019 – The Second Sunday of Advent

When any of us get a smallest hint about how much God is giving to us, we are grateful.

For instance, a woman named Katharine Lee Bates took a trip to the top of Pike’s Peak in Colorado and then wrote America the Beautiful. It was gratitude for what she saw.

Rust and violet colors interleaved in the sunset. A hospital patient waiting calmly for tomorrow’s verdict.

Unthinking courtesy from strangers who stopped their car down the street so that someone could complete his or her jaywalk in safety! Your family. The dog.

Your own life, a wonder and a mystery even with all its losses and tangles. Trees that wisely shed their leaves with the snow and cold to come.

The ability to see, if indeed we can do so. Holy darkness for those who cannot.

You and I do very little to “deserve” the mysterious goodness around us and in us. We are not required to be worthy of it because God gives everything out of pure generosity. God gazes in wonder at the world and at each person and says, “You are worth it. I will not leave you.”

And a paradox: the shocking smallness of my own self. I am in no way the center of the universe. This is good news, not bad. I can rest in God’s everlasting arms and then do as much as I can to help others. Worthiness results from being loved, not just from achieving.

Smallness.

Perhaps gifts are not tendered to you right now.

Perhaps life simply has too many problems: even international ones, that affect you. Maybe gifts are there, but you cannot see them.In that case, your Advent eyes will have to rest their weariness for a while and do some waiting. It will be there, God’s delicate care for you and for us. You will see.

A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom. The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, a spirit of counsel and of strength (First Reading). God, who takes joy in small things, does defend us poor ones from the wrongs of life. “He shall judge the poor with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted.”

Put it this way: God does not erase trouble, he loves us within it.
Wait to catch a glimpse of God’s intimate love for each hair on your head. We must wait. In Advent and in every time. God labors to give each creature the gift of a lifetime. I know, with all the catastrophes in our present world, how could any of this be possible? The answer? Wait. Clean your lenses. Open your eyes. Wait, and then see.

The shoot of Jesse is sprouting fast.
A shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,
and from his roots a bud shall blossom. …
a spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
a spirit of counsel and of strength,
a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the Lord
 . (First Reading)

As the mystic, Julian of Norwich put it,
All shall be well,
and all shall be well,
and every manner of thing shall be well.

Stay around for it.

- Fr. John Foley SJ

RCIA Invitation

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

Advent Humor

Q - Why is it getting harder to buy Advent calendars?

A - Their days are numbered

Q - Why is it getting harder to buy Advent calendars?

A -Did you hear about the guy that stole an advent calendar?

A - He got 25 days.

Q - I just got home and found all the doors and windows wide open and everything gone

A - What kind of sick person would do this to my Advent calendar?

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for October - December, 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

Nancy L., Martin C., Isela Adams, 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,
.Cont…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.

Condolences

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

Catholic Detention Ministries

 

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

Adoration

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

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 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.

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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 debijean13@aol.com.

Our website is:  http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com/

Mass Times

Sunday

9:00 am - English
12:15 pm - Spanish

4:30 pm - English

First Saturdays: 8:30 am

Weekdays

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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Sacraments

Reconciliation

Wed., 6:00-6:50 pm
First Saturday, 9-10 am
Also by appointment

Baptism

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.

Marriage

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
    95501
  • USA

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