This Week's Schedule
Friday, Jan. 12
Saturday, Jan. 13
Sunday, Jan. 14
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language Children's Mass
10:00 pm Spanish language Christmas Eve Mass
Mon., Jan. 15
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
Tues., Jan. 16
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hour
Wed., Jan. 17
9 am-12 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office Hours
7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass
Thursday, Jan. 18
Friday, Jan. 19
Saturday, Jan. 20
Sunday, Jan. 21
9:00 am - English language Mass
12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass
4:30 pm - English language Mass
1st Collection Total =$3,424 +$324 Well done!
*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.
Matching Fund = $18,401
Repair & Restoration = $ 922
Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.
There are two envelopes in your mailing every month that deal with maintenance: The one envelope is for basic maintenance at out facility and is taken up on the 2nd Sunday of the month and the other envelope has no date on it but can be put into the collection anytime for Restoration and Repair which has over $208,000 in a saving account saving to do the main renovations when we get more $$$, from your generosity and from the Big Event on Feb 3rd and future Big Events: for parking lot repair, lighting on the grounds, new bathrooms, kitchen and remodeling of the Parish Center.
I want to thank the private donors who have given me money to do things around the rectory totaling over $7,000 this year
Upcoming Second Collections
The 4th Sunday Collection for this month is for the fire victims of our Diocese.
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
January 14, 2018- Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
We now begin what the Church calls “Ordinary Time.” Christmas season is over, and we begin to see Jesus at work.
We begin with a significant story, found in the First Reading for Sunday.
A young man named Samuel is sleeping in the temple, as he was allowed to do. He wakes up instantly when he hears his name spoken out loud. He cries out, “Here I am!” and runs to his master, Eli, who is sleeping in another place in the temple. “You called me, what do you want?”
“I didn’t call you,” Eli rasps. “Go back to sleep.”
But the same thing happened again. Samuel runs to Eli, with the same result.
On the third time, the old man at last understands. Wisely, he says “Samuel if this happens again, say these words: ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’”
Only God can satisfy the desire that is most precious of all in us: the reaching out for a person we want most and for whose sake we love others.
So Samuel goes back to sleep. He hears his name called again, “Samuel, Samuel”! Following instructions he says, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening!” God speaks, and Samuel grows up accompanied by the Lord’s presence.
Another naming is represented in the Gospel. John the Baptist points to Jesus, who is waiting for two particular men to notice him and get interested. They start to follow and Jesus says bluntly, “What are you looking for?”
There are several layers to this question. The plain meaning is, “What’s up? Why are you following me?” But the depth charge is there too, the same one that finally shook Samuel loose: “Are you seeking God? Is that your hunger? Is there something about me that answers the deep desire of your heart?”
They stammer some kind of reply. “Well, uh, well, um, where, where are you staying?” Jesus replies as he does to you and me:
“Come and see.”
They do go and see, spending the day with him. One of them, Andrew, runs to get his brother Simon, shouting, “we have found the Messiah!” They run back to Jesus and the most important event in Simon’s life takes place: Jesus gives him the name Cephas, a new deep identity for him. The word Cephas’ base meaning is “the rock.” Jesus must have seen innermost stability in him.
Peter could never have become fully himself if someone had not called his name all the way to its depths. The same goes for Samuel. God can call any of us by a name that reaches all the way down into our souls, to a place that we do not even know about!
Our job is to hear and to grow.
Must it always be God or Jesus who calls our name in order for us to become ourselves? Couldn’t a psychologist do it, or a spouse, or a dear friend who believes in us? Yes, of course, each of these know us and beckon us to be ourselves.
But only God can know our very deepest desires, and only God can satisfy the desire that is most precious of all in us: the reaching out for a person we want most and for whose sake we love others.
Do you sense in your insides a kind voice whispering such an invitation, calling you by your real name, calling you to be a partner of the Christ of God?
– John Foley, S.J.
St. Vincent de Paul Thanks You
SVdP thanks each and all of you for your continued prayer, financial support and personal participation in our many outreach efforts. Quite simply, we could not do it without you and we are deeply grateful that you share your time, talent and treasure. During this year’s Holiday Season alone, we provided 125 families with Holiday dinners, meeting the needs of referrals from the two parishes, local schools, St. Joseph’s Medical Outreach and the Senior Resource Center. With the local Mormon congregation and Pastor Doug Baker, we were able to distribute over 250 toys to needy children. Thanks to the combined efforts of Sacred Heart parishioners, Anglo and Latino, all of the toys were wrapped and ready in record time. Thanks also to the sixteen people who, in the midst of their own busy lives, “adopted three or four residents of local care homes” and shopped their “Wish List.” We can only imagine their delight at the gifts received. Thanks to the parishioners who volunteered at the Dining Facility over the past two months and saw first-hand what a meal can mean to a truly hungry person. I am not using names here because there were so many people involved in all of the outreach efforts and you know who you are anyway. Happy New Year!
A Jesuit, a Dominican, and a Franciscan were walking along an old road, debating the greatness of their orders. Suddenly, an apparition of the Holy Family appeared in front of them, with Jesus in a manger and Mary and Joseph praying over him. The Franciscan fell on his face, overcome with awe at the sight of God born in such poverty. The Dominican fell to his knees, adoring the beautiful reflection of the Trinity and the Holy Family. The Jesuit walked up to Joseph, put his arm around his shoulder, and said, “So, have you thought about where to send him to school?”
Children's Faith Formation News
Reminder: Parents of Sacramental Prep students - This Tuesday, while you children are in their classrooms, I will be meeting briefly with you to talk about 1st Reconciliation and answer any questions you might have. After this you may join
Deacon Dance in Room 6 with the other parents for his talk. Have a beautiful week!
Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext 1103
Schedule of Classes
K-6 English-Children & Parents
Pacific View Charter School
Sacred Heart Hall
Every other Sunday
St. Bernard Youth Room
Sacred Heart/ St. Bernard
‘40 Days For Life’ 2018 Planning Invitation
You are cordially invited to 40 Days For Life planning meetings, for the protection of life, Fridays, Jan.12th and 26th and Feb. 9 at 7:00pm at the Sacred Heart Rectory Conference Rm. This campaign consists of a peaceful and loving presence of prayer in front of the local abortion facility and more. Come save lives!
The Sanctity of Human Life -Stand For Life
Please join us Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 2:00-3:00pm at the Humboldt County Courthouse for an hour of prayer and support for the dignity of life from womb to tomb. See you there!
Support Pregnancy Care Center
This is the time when we support the Pregnancy Care Center and J. Rolphe Medical ministries through the Baby Bottle Boomerang with our generous donations. Grab a bottle, fill with cash donations and bring it back. This is a great family project!
Life is a precious gift from God… Each baby born has the opportunity to experience joy,to learn to love, and to glorify God. Yet every day desperate young women in our community make the choice between life and death for their unborn babies. The pressures they face can be intense and the value of the innocent life in their womb is often diminished, but J. Rophe Medical and the Pregnancy Care Center are here to help. At our centers, we offer counseling, support, and truth. In this loving atmosphere our clients can learn to see hope in a situation that may have seemed hopeless. We walk alongside them in their situation giving God’s perspective of both their value and the value of their unborn baby. We provide free ultrasounds and give them the tools they need to make it through their pregnancy and beyond. We equip them with the knowledge and information they need to make the best choice for their situation. We are a local ministry in Eureka. Our centers are powered by your prayers and support. Our daily work can truly make the difference between life and death. It is because of people like you that we are able to make a plea for life. Won’t you join us in this work? There are three ways you can help:
Anyone volunteering at Sacred Heart or St. Bernard church who will be working with the elderly (ie: Homebound ministry), or with children, must complete an online course required by the Diocese of Santa Rosa, and/or must be fingerprinted. Please contact me as I have the forms that need to go with you to get fingerprinted, and can help answer questions regarding the course online. Thank you for helping out in our parishes! Melanie Broswick #442-6466 ext #1103.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the Catholic Church is welcome to attend meetings of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA). Also, individuals over 18 who have not received Communion or Confirmation are welcome. If you are interested, please call Pat Thul at 444-8322 or 616-7399 or Cathy at St. Bernard Church 442-6466.
Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for January - March, 2018
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.
Pray For Us
Brenda Basler, Rich Kissling, Anna Marie Wooten, Susan B, Nuns at Redwoods Monastery, Bill Hansell, Annette Weder Smith, Jeff Simovich, Matilde Vega, Julian Owen, Reynold Haas, Lynn- Agajanian, Jeff Smith, Jeanne Nicolds, Cathea, Nicolas Deleon, Jim, Anne, & Joe, Tom Halliday, Jamie Smith, Jeremy, Daniel Brownlee, Tina Rose, Erica Mills, Jeremy, Amanda, Mary, Terry & Mike, Patrick Young, Clara Carreon, Betty Harvin, Jack Macy, Maria Cruz, and Marguerite Stoecken
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…
Fr. Phillip Ryan, Aldo Bongio, Maria Carmela Costa, Steve Shuck, Diane Shaddix, Fr. Thomas Devereaux
Please let the Rectory know if parishioners or family members pass on so we can hold you up in prayer and offer condolences
News From Other Parishes
Job Announcements: Receptionist, Bilingual & Resource Connector, Bilingual
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, a non-profit and the largest human services provider in the North Bay, serves the most vulnerable regardless of their religious, social, or economic background. We challenge poverty, counsel immigrants, and care for our seniors by supporting the dignity and independence of all we serve. We support, educate, create opportunities, ensure the well-being of our staff, and engage community leaders in the betterment of those most in need.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Receptionist, Bilingual
The non-exempt, full-time, $15 to $17 per hour, Front Desk Receptionist provides bilingual support to all programs at 987 Airway Court, including the resource center, immigration services, senior services and administration, to reduce social vulnerability and increase resilience through community recovery and rebuilding. This position is responsible for supervising 2-5 community volunteers.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Resource Connector, Bilingual
The non-exempt, full-time, $15 to $17 per hour, Bilingual Resource Connector provides support to the Resource Center within the Community and Parish Connections Department, across all programs, to reduce social vulnerability and assist the community in recovery and rebuilding. This position is responsible for supervising 2-5 community volunteers.
Visit our website at www.srcharities.org/about/careers for additional information about this position and other exciting opportunities at Catholic Charities.
An application can be found at www.srcharities.org/about/careers
We look forward to receiving your completed application resume and cover letter.
Natural Family Planning Class
All married and engaged couples are invited on Jan. 27, 2018, to the natural family planning class taking place in Santa Rosa. These English speaking classes are from 7-9 p.m. For more information, you may call (707) 542-3635 or visit The Couple to Couple League website at www.ccli.org.
Is God Calling You?
St. Patrick’s Discernment Retreat is on Friday, Feb. 2-Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at St. Patrick Seminary and University, Menlo Park, CA. Conference by Most Rev. Thomas A. Daly, Bishop of Spokane includes all meals and lodging. Attendance does not imply further obligation You must be a single man, 21 years or older. Please call Fr. Raul Lemus 707-495-6750. Click here to download more information.
Discernment Day- Come Explore Your Vocation
Single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 38 years are invited to spend a day with the cloistered Dominican nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery in Menlo Park, California, Saturday, January 20th. Learn more about discerning God’s will for your life and catch a glimpse of the same hidden life of love that has been lived at the heart of the Church and the Dominican Order since Saint Dominic founded the first community of Dominican nuns in 1206.
For more information about this or other upcoming retreat days and events, visit our website at www.nunsmenlo.org, or contact Sister Joseph Marie, O.P., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Traditional Latin Mass
Traditional Latin Mass is now offered at St. Mary's Church, Arcata. First Sunday of the month: 6:30am. Other Sundays: 1:30pm. All are welcome to attend!
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
Our website is: http://www.catholiccursillomovementofsantarosa.com/