This Week's Schedule

Fri., Jan. 18

Sat., Jan. 19

Sun., Jan. 20

9:00 am - English language Mass

6:00 pm - Spanish language Mass

Mon., Jan. 21

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

Tues., Jan. 22

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

5:00 pm - St. Vincent de Paul Meeting in Rectory

Wed., Jan. 23

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

7:00 pm - Spanish language Mass  

Thurs., Jan. 24

Fri., Jan. 25

Sat., Jan. 26

Sun., Jan. 20

9:00 am - English language Mass

6:00 pm - Spanish language Mass  

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =$1,855   *  -$1,245

Building Maintenance = $760

*Minimum needed to maintain the parish is $3,100.

Please put your parishioner # on your loose checks.

Upcoming 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

St. Vincent de Paul Meeting

St. Vincent de Paul Meeting at 5pm on Tu. Jan. 22nd in the Rectory Conference Rm. All are welcome. Thank you for 5th Sunday collection support!

Birthday Celebration For Fr. Bernard on Sun., Feb. 3rd

To celebrate the 51st birthday of our beloved Fr. Bernard there will be a celebration on Sunday, February 3.  It will be a Multiple Parish potluck at St. Bernard’s Parish Hall after the 10:30 Mass. Please look to the next week’s bulletin for details and please mark your calendars!

North Coast Catholic January 2019 Issue

Click here or on the image below to download a pdf of the January 2019 issue referenced in the article below.

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Chancery Clergy Abuse Response in North Coast Catholic  

You are likely aware, the upcoming issue of the North Coast Catholic will have many articles pertaining to the abuse of minors by clergy.

Our bishop has done a thorough review of the files, as have others of us here at the Chancery, to gather a list of priests who have served in our diocese who have been accused of misconduct with minors. Some of the listed priests were incardinated here (belonged to our diocese) and abused here.  Some of the listed priests abused here but actually belonged to another diocese.  Some of the priests belonged to another diocese and abused elsewhere, but are included in the list because they served here at some point.  In that way, the list is as complete as we can make it.  Is it everyone who should be included?  I hope so, but I can never say that with absolute certainty. Each of the priests listed were publically accused in some way.  Bishop Vasa writes in one of his articles about the laws surrounding personnel files so there are a few that he is unable to name, according to state law.  Bishop is being as transparent as he is allowed to be.  You will probably find the list shocking/surprising.  Relative to our size, there are a lot of priests on that list. 

There are articles about abuse, about forgiveness, in addition to the bishops articles in this issue of the NCC.  I can’t imagine that it will be a very easy issue to read, but I am hopeful that it will finally give us as a diocese, an opportunity to really heal. I expect that it will stir up a lot of emotions in our parishes and schools.  I am also prepared for many people to come forward.  The listing of names has often given victims of clergy abuse the strength to come forward – knowing that they are not the only ones who were harmed at the hands of a named priest.  With that in mind, I am asking you to review pages 1-2 in the current (new in 2018) Safe Environment Coordinator Handbook.  I have attached them to this email as well.  Please inform/retrain anyone at your location who is likely to get that phone call so they also know what is required.  Remember the courage it takes to speak about this abuse, that listening is what is needed and not necessarily questions.  You only need to gather the basics in order to pass this information on to me. 

The timeline for release is as follows: 

  • Saturday, January 12 – NCC delivered to parishes and a press release to local media
  • Sunday, January 13 – possible media coverage?
  • Monday, January 14- Press conference with Bishop Vasa at the Chancery 

Please pray for those individuals who were harmed by clergy abuse, pray for their families, and pray for our Church.  Pray for healing, pray for courage, pray for strength. Don’t hesitate to call me or email if you have any questions.

- Julie Sparacio

Pray With The Pope, From Your iPhone

"Click to pray" are not words you'd expect to come out of the pope's mouth.

But that's what onlookers heard during the traditional Sunday address from Pope Francis, as he introduced ClickToPray, an app for communal prayer aimed at young people.

"The Internet and social media are a resource of our time," the pope said. From a balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square, Francis then gestured to a tablet. Father Frédéric Fornos, international director of the pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, held up the device for the crowd to see.

"Here," Francis said, "I'll insert the intentions and the prayer requests for the mission of the Church."

He tapped the screen several times before glancing up at Fornos. 

"Did I do it?" he asked.

The pope has made earnest efforts to embrace technology, tweeting frequently and calling the Web "a gift from God." Now he's given his followers a convenient way to turn on their smart devices and see what the leader of the Catholic Church is praying for at any given time.

"Pray every day," reads the app when it opens. "Pray together with others. Give to the community."

More than 18,000 people have clicked on the pope's prayer intention for January. The prayer, "Young People and the Example of Mary," focuses on young Catholics, especially in Latin America. 

But the app is more democratic than the pope's Sunday address, with a timeline of prayers from other users that you can scroll through, similar to a social media feed. People write prayers for weddings, celebrations, illnesses and more, and others can click to pray with them or leave a comment.

A prayer in English asks for employment "where I can make a difference," while another in Italian seeks an end to international borders. Prayers in Spanish, French, Portuguese and German have also been posted to the app, ranging from precise requests to generic expressions of love and fraternity.

In his address, Pope Francis specifically called on young people to download the app. The pope has long sought to make the Church relevant for younger generations, as the proportion of Catholics declines across the world. Recent attempts to connect with the younger generation, however, have been overshadowed by the sex abuse crisis within the Church that has also dragged down the pope's approval rating.

The pope also used his Sunday address to pray for Colombia, following a bombing at a Bogotá police academy, and for 170 migrants believed to have died in the Mediterranean.

Weekly Reflection

Jan. 19, 2018 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

His Delight… A new season of the Church year is upon us. Without much notice, “Ordinary Time” has replaced the “Christmas season.” Last Sunday climaxed Jesus’ birth, early life, and of course, his baptism.

Now it is time to begin hearing about his active and public life as God’s Word. That work is the content of “Ordinary Time,” in spite of the season’s mundane name.*

The Gospel story has more symbolic depth than just a simple story of an amazing miracle would.

How long will “Ordinary Time” last? Every Sunday from now on, except for interventions by the Advent/Christmas season, the Lent/Easter season, or any other special celebration of the Lord.

There are three different years worth of Ordinary Time readings, one for each year in the three year cycle, each having a clever name such as A, B, or C (!). In every one of these years one particular “synoptic” Gospel writer is featured, Mark, Matthew or Luke.

We are now in year C, which we began in Advent. Thus Ordinary Time for this year will feature the Gospel according to Luke. The following words will be proclaimed before the Gospel reading each Sunday: “A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.”**

To make things more complicated, however, this year’s Second Sunday of Ordinary Time does not have a reading from Luke’s Gospel after all. The Church has used instead a reading from the Gospel of John, about an event which took place before Jesus’ public life had begun, as Jesus says explicitly (“My hour has not yet come”).

One way to look at this anomaly is to say that the present Sunday is a brief transition, meant to console us and raise our expectations concerning the Messiah and the Good News. So, let us get down to business, or rather to symbols.

Isaiah in the First Reading says that God is going to give his people a new name. They will be called “My delight.” Their land will be known by the name, “Espoused.” The Lord will marry them and bring forth abundance from their lands.In the familiar Gospel, we are at the wedding feast of Cana in Galilee and the wine has run out. But Jesus is able to transform water into the very best wine, just as the Father can change a forsaken people into ones that are his delight.
Water turned to wine is a wonderful image for a people who are fresh out of hope and need to drink of the promise. Only God in Jesus can supply this real refreshment. The Gospel story has more symbolic depth than just a simple story of an amazing miracle would.

Mary says modestly to Jesus, “They have no wine” [symbolically, the human race has no real life left in it]. Jesus replies strangely: “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come..”
His public life has not yet come. In that life he will have to preach, heal, suffer, die and rise again, as we will see in the coming weeks.

But Mary knew him too well. She did not take seriously all the reasons God’s promise cannot be fulfilled at this time. She knew that the people needed the full, rich wine of life, which is love. She trusted her son.

She says to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” And then there is wine.On this Sunday we begin to watch Jesus make us into “his delight.”

- John Foley, SJ


During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are gathered in a church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and all the lights go out.

The Benedictines continue praying from memory, without missing a beat.

The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers.

The Franciscans compose a song of praise for God’s gift of darkness.

The Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the transmission of divine knowledge.

The Carmelites fall into silence and slow, steady breathing.

The parish priest goes to the basement and replaces the fuse.

RCIA : An Invitation to Quench Our Deepest Longing

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding regarding the Catholic faith. Weekly “no strings” inquiry gatherings on Tuesdays at 7pm in the chapel. We would love for you to invite/accompany anyone you know whose heart is restless for the God who loves them. For more information, please contact -Ann Lynch 443-6741 or call the rectory office @443-8429.  

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.

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

Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for Oct. - Dec., 2018

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.

Pray For Us

Dawn Mulderig, Sayuri Riecke, Gary and Diane Chandler, Art Rush, Fran Green, Chris Naylor, Thul Family, Aguilar Family: Filipina, Frank, Marivic, & Stiivi, & Julieta, Susan B., Patricia Stoecken,  Betty Harvin, Frank Jager, 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…

+ Dorothy Stipovich, +Janet Cote, +Richard DeGuzman, +Lydia DeGuzman, + Ricardo Galvez Calleja, +Bob Thul, +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.

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News From Other Parishes

Adult Faith Workshop

You are welcome to attend our adult classes on Thursdays from 6:15-7:30pm at Pacific View Charter School on Henderson. We cover a wide variety of topics, so feel free to bring your questions! We will have no meeting on Dec 27th or Jan 3rd.


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

Sanctity of Life Sunday Activities for January 20, 2019

Please join us for a pro-life peaceful prayer vigil hour from 1-2pm at the Humboldt County Court House for the protection of human life (womb to tomb).

Baby Bottle Boomerang

Baby Bottles to be filled with spare money to be donated to the Preganncy Care Center and J Rophe Center for prenatal and post natal help and care will be in the church. Please take one home to proudly support pro-life catholic values.

40 Days For Life: March 6 - April 14

Please check the bulletin for Sacred Heart planning meeting times. Help Save Lives in Humboldt County-You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization. Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach,40 Days for Life has inspired 750,000 volunteers. Here’s how to take part: Vigil location:Corner of Walford & Wilson in the public way near Planned Parenthood Eureka, CA Vigil Hours: 7am to 7pm daily  Contact:Stephanie 707-498-7758

Discernment Day

Are you seeking for Truth?  Are you yearning for the infinite and for happiness?  Christ is the Answer! Come and See!  The Dominican Nuns of Corpus Christi Monastery are hosting a Come and See Day for single, Catholic women ages 18-38 on January 19, 2019 at their monastery on 215 Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, California.  For those outside the San Francisco Bay Area, the nuns also have limited accommodations for overnight guests. The day begins with Mass at 8:00 a.m. followed by Divine Office, Rosary, Conferences on Discernment, Recreation with the nuns, Adoration and more! The event is free and all meals will be provided. For more information and to register visit or contact Sister Joseph Marie O.P. at

Patrick Madrid Coming To Humboldt

Join St. Bernard's Parish for an evening with Patrick Madrid on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm. You've heard him on Catholic Radio, now hear him in person and let his powerful Catholic witness make a difference in your life. He will present: The Case for Christ: Evidence of His Existence, Resurrection, and Divinity. "This dynamic and fast-paced seminar presents the solid historical truths for the existence of Christ."

This is an event destined to inspire everyone in our region. Patrick Madrid is speaker, author, radio host, Apologist, and Apostle of the New Evangelization. All are welcome to this free family event. We just ask that you RSVP by February 22, 2019 as seating is limited. Call 707-442-6466 or email Click here to download a copy of the flyer.

Patrick Madrid poster

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.

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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