This Week's Schedule

Friday, Aug. 16

Sat., Aug. 17

Sunday, Aug. 18

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Mon., Aug. 19

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

Tues., Aug. 20

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

Wed., Aug.21

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

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass  

Thurs., Aug. 22

Fri., Aug. 23

Sat., Aug.24

Sunday, Aug. 25

9:00 am - English language Mass

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass

4:30 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

First Collection Total =$2,667  -$433

Bldg. Maintenance = $918

Net Total Festival Profit = $9,936!

This week’s second collection is for Peter’s Pence.

Next week’s second collection is for Religious Educ.

*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

Sacred Heart Festival Was A Decided Success

Our thanks to the entire crew who worked so hard to make this festival a successful fundraising event for our parish. We wish to express our gratitude to the team who planned, developed and implemented this wonderful parish and community event. We wish to thank the Hispanic community who cooked all the delicious food and organized activities for this fun-filled day. We also thank the neighboring parishes who participated, as well as the Knights of Columbus who helped. Thank you to the folks who attended and supported the beauty of Catholic togetherness.

Thanks For The Success of Marian Kids’ Camp

The Children’s Religious Education Summer Camp was a huge success. The kids had fun Tracking Mary while learning of five of our Blessed Mother’s apparitions. Thanks be to God. the Mother Mary, Fr. Bernard, Fr. Rowell, Kim Farrell and all those who worked so hard to make it possible. May God bless you!

Weekly Reflection

August 18 – Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Furious Love

I sit on a screened-in porch, on retreat in Wisconsin. Tonight, old earth is receiving abundant rain.

I listen to the delicious drenching sounds of this enormous rain, splattering, slapping the ground. Is it friend or foe? For sure this storm would overcome me if I were silly enough to walk around in its violence. It is restrained mainly by the need to get its water just as fast as possible out of the skies and into the earth.

It has no intention of harming anything. But I remember the many floods I have known and feel a twinge of fright. Well, the rain just ignores me. In fact it redoubles its efforts. Its huge sound gets huger, like a swell of applause.

Rain like this carries goodness for the tough, tender earth. I know this. Comfort sighs deep within the storm’s rough pounding, and the big tree branches bow their heads to receive cleansing and nourishment.

But why so furious a love, one that is so sweetly intended but so able to hurt? I do not have an answer. Maybe it is a “tough love,” one which uses its fury to keep our planet in bloom.

Hopkins once addressed God as father and fondler of heart thou hast wrung: Hast thy dark descending and most art merciful then.*

Well, Jesus is headed into such a darkness this Sunday. He is on his way to Jerusalem.

He loves her and her people and he wants to shower abundance upon them. But he knows with increasing certainly that they will put him, not merely down a cistern, and not just outside Jerusalem’s gates and walls, but right straight into the jaws of death. “It is a baptism,” he says, and he wants it. He shouts to his disciples that he has come to set the earth on fire—just like the blazing lightning tonight. “How great is my anguish until it is accomplished,” he says in the Gospel.

Is Jesus the storm or is he the stormed upon?

Both. He is filled with the Spirit of God and says he cannot wait to let it flow. But he must let it flow upon him as a pounding downpour! He will not run away.

Sunday he will proceed into a continuous storm that
has by no means reached its apex. No wonder he is distraught.

Because, you see, love is not just sweetness and light. It is the dark and pounding rain as well.

I call to mind the First Reading. There Jeremiah is literally “stuck in the mud.” He had prophesied too truly and too many times. They threw him into an empty cistern with just enough mud for him to sink into. How could he prophesy from the midst of mud?
And how could Jesus speak God’s Word from a criminal’s cross?

Yet each one does.

So, tonight, the rain keeps pouring. As I sit I see a single lamp across the lake showing through it all. Is this a porch-light of welcome? Maybe!

As I look, it surrenders itself as just an old, white piece of leaf that has caught on my screen. It reflects light from my lamp inside. I play a game. I shift my eyes up and it is a lantern. I look down and it is a remainder of leaf-life. Back, forth. Which is it really?

It is both.

There is comfort in both, if I will let go of fear and let in God’s plan.

- John Foley, SJ

Santa Rosa Congress

With joy we present you with the Brochure for the Santa Rosa Congress scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019.  This event welcomes all adults in your parish.  The cost for early bird registration is $20.00.

Con alegría os presentamos con el folleto del Congreso Santa Rosa programado para sábado, 28 de septiembre de 2019.   Este evento invita a todos los adultos en su parroquia.   El costo del evento es de $20.00. 

Click here to download a copy of the brochure.

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!

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.

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! 


Q: Where is the first baseball game in the Bible?

A: In the big inning. Eve stole first, Adam stole second. Cain struck out Abel. The Giants and the Angels were rained out.

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

Alice Sallmen, John Talbot, Thanh Strehlow, Daniel Furse, Mary Hunter, Alise Furse, Lois Pribble, Elizabeth Martin, Don Butler, James Iron Shell,  Paula Millinet, Gerry and Brenda Zwiefelhofer,  Lee Berning, Peggy Kirkpatrick,  Gary and Diane Chandler, Art Rush,, 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…

+ Gino Zarucchi, +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,

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

Novena For Our Nation

Join the 54-day Rosary Novena, August 15th to October 7th. Pray the rosary daily for the restoration of the faith in the U.S. and for the universal Church as the Amazon Synod approaches. The message at Fatima was "Pray, pray, pray." Let us respond with our daily rosary! St. Bernard's will honor Mary with a Procession and Mass on Saturday, October 12, starting at 9 am. More info at

Catholic Young Adults (18-38ish)

Check Out and join our regular meetings at the Chancery (1st Monday of the Month) or at Sonoma State Catholic Newman Center hosted by the Young Adult community "The Father's Glory" (event details at  Meetings are a great place to ask questions, expand prayer life, and form friendships. Our special events:

  • Aug 18th school kick-off *BBQ  at SSU Catholic Center
  • Aug 24th beach day
  • Aug30th- Labor Day weekend Anaheim Renewal Conference
  • Oct 5th - Harvest Ball in Marin for BayArea Catholics

Natural Family Planning Class

Interested couples and those preparing for marriage please join us for a three-part Natural Family Planning course beginning August 31, 2019, at 10 AM at the HSU Newman Center: 700 Union Street, Arcata. If you would like more information or to order the books please look at the Couple to Couple League website: or call Regina at 707-822-6057. 
Director of HSU Newman Center Activities
Humboldt State University Newman Center

All invited to September Ultreya

The Catholic Cursillo Movement of the Diocese of Santa Rosa invites all Catholics to attend a Ultreya on Saturday, September 21, from 2 – 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4595 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.  Ultreya is an on-going, follow-up program for people who have made their Catholic Cursillo, linking them together in a Christian community that helps them support one another in living a Christ-centered life.  For further information call Molly Touchette at 707-292-8389 or Olga Dorado at 707-755-0022. 

Cursillo Retreats

The Catholic Cursillo Movement of the Archdiocese of Portland is having a Cursillo in Christianity for men and women at St Rita’s Retreat Center just south of Grants Pass, OR. The Cursillo is a 3-day opportunity to grow in your relationship with Christ and in communion with your fellow Catholics. The Cursillo is not “just another retreat” but will give you a sense of real Christian living. It is for active Catholics who are able to receive the Sacraments. You are invited to the women’s Cursillo on the weekend of Sept 19-22 and to the men’s-
Cursillo on the weekend of Sept 26-29. Car pools will be arranged for transportation. Please contact Bob Farrar (677-1952) or Randy Emenaker (840-6262)  for ifoadditional information and an application form

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

Click here to find Mass times at a church near you.



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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