This Week's Schedule

Fri., May 29

12:15 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed

Sat., May 30

4:00 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed on Facebook.

Sun., May 31

Morning - Mass will be posted on YouTube

3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet with Adoration and Rosary

Mon., June 1

12:15 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed

Tues., June 2

3:30 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed

Wed., June 3

12:15 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed

Thurs., June 4

3:30 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed

Fri., June 5

12:15 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed

Sat., June 6

4:00 pm - Mass live streamed

8:00 pm - Rosary live streamed on Facebook.

Sun., June 7

Morning - Mass will be posted on YouTube

3:00 pm - Divine Mercy Chaplet with Adoration and Rosary

Sacred Heart News

Eureka Mass Guidelines

Eureka Mass Guidelines during the COVID 19 Pandemic

Important! Please read all of the following guidelines before attending any service at Saint Bernard/ St Joseph/ Sacred Heart Churches during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Attendance at any Catholic religious service in Eureka assumes acceptance of these guidelines. This includes Masses and any other devotional activity.

All Saint Bernard/ Sacred Heart parishioners are required to follow all Federal, State and County regulations regarding the health and well being of our communities at all times on church grounds. Non-compliance will be grounds for immediate removal from premises for the safety of our communities.

Click here to download the guidelines as a pdf to read or print.

Guidelines for all Eureka Catholic Churches:

  1. The dispensation to not attend Sunday Mass from Bishop Vasa remains in effect despite the opening of churches, and will remain in effect until he rescinds it. ​This means you currently have no obligation to attend Mass at the church.​ Masses will be available online via parish websites, and you are welcome to spend time with the Lord at home should you have any misgivings about attending at the church at this time.

  2. In lieu of Sunday Mass, weekday Masses are available if you would like to avoid the crowd and still receive our Lord in communion.

  3. If you feel ill in any way, we polility require you to remain home for Mass. See the guide below for symptoms related to COVID 19.

  4. As per the directions from State and County officials, we are required to limit the capacity of the churches to 25%. Because of this we will need to make arrangements in the church and seating will be carefully managed. Directions given by volunteers must be followed.

  5. With limited seats available, you will need to sign up to attend Mass with the church office. Please remember when signing up to include all those who will be coming with you and be prepared to leave a phone number.

  6. Social distancing will remain in effect in all church buildings. A minimum of six feet is required between all family units at all times. Family units are members of the same physical household.

  7. Face masks are required inside church buildings. This covering needs to cover your nose and mouth​when in the building or around others. The State guideline does not require facial masks for those under 12 years old or those with breathing disorders, but they are still highly encouraged if possible.

  8. Before attending services, please take the temperature of all family members. If any are running a fever, please remain at home and do not attend Mass. Wash your hands before coming to Mass.

  9. Upon entering churches, please use hand sanitizer. If you have your own personal sanitizer, that is appropriate.

  10. Children (and adults too!) need to stay with their own household at all times.

Could I have COVID 19?

Please do not attend services at Saint Bernard’s, St. Joseph’s or Sacred Heart if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Some alterations to our liturgical practices are in effect until further notice:

  1. Please arrive early to check in to Mass and be seated. 6 foot distances will be taped off from the door. Please keep 6 feet between you and others for the duration of the service.

  2. Please follow directions taped on the floor, and sit in marked locations only.

  3. You are welcome to join in the rosary before Mass while you wait for Mass to begin.

  4. There will be no hymnals provided in churches. If you have your own, you are welcome to bring it.

  5. Collection will be at exits to church. No hand to hand baskets will be used. We appreciate your monetary donation to assist with our ongoing expenses at this time.

  6. Communion will be distributed after the final blessing, and we are only allowed to distribute the Lord in the hand. No precious Blood will be distributed. After receiving communion, please go directly to your vehicle.

To sign up for Mass:

Please contact the church office to sign up for Mass. Under current county guidelines, our seats are limited to 65 for Sacred Heart, 70 for Saint Bernard’s, and 25 for Saint Joseph’s. While we wish we could have everyone back at once, we must obey this regulation, and so signing up for your seat is required. Please remember the church office is closed Saturdays, so please call in by Friday.

We are guaranteed to be closely monitored by the State and County authorities. It prides us all to know that we are, as the Catholic Community of Eureka, compliant in every way with law and the good will of governmental authorities. Please do everything in your power to help us keep this good reputation at all times.

covid-19 resources

Bishop Vasa earlier on Tuesday released a statement saying the churches would reopen “in accord with state and county guidance and with a view to keeping our people safe from the coronavirus.”

When the doors of Sacred Heart Church are opened, we want it to be a safe, clean environment for everyone who enters. To ensure this attendance will be limited to 100 people with physical distancing to the maximum extent possible. Facial coverings will be required for all above the age of 2.

The Humboldt County Health Officer is suggesting the use of sign-in sheet st allow the county to perform contact tracing in the case of an outbreak.

There will be protocols for disinfecting and cleaning, such as additional hand sanitizer stations and rules around regularly cleaning microphones and other shared items.

We are seeking clarification about recommendations for the cessation of activities such as singing and group recitation. There are many other details that have to be resolved in developing our reopening plan. Please check back regularly for updafes.

Click here to go to our Covid-19 resources page.

Religious Education News

Dearest Families,

It feels strange to wish you all a Happy Easter, when instead we feel such longing to see you and share our common love of Christ together. We cannot tell you how much we miss being with your families, hearing our children laugh in the halls, to listen to the questions our children ask as they learn more and more of God’s love for them. It has been a hard couple of months, and I’m sure it has been hard in your homes as well. With that in mind, it is our hope to connect with you and your families as best as we can.

Know that we continue to pray for you and your families constantly, and that we miss and love each of you and your children. While we cannot come together as one, we are still all one family, children of our Heavenly Father.

May God pour His Easter Blessings on you and your families,

Father Bernard D’Sa
Father Rowell Gumalay
Deacon Dance and Kim Farrell
Saint Bernard/Sacred Heart Religious Education

Our plans for the rest of the year for Religious Education: Click here to download pdf

Noticias de Educación Religiosa

Queridas Familias,

Sentimos extraño desearles a todos una feliz Pascua, cuando en su lugar sentimos tanto anhelo de verlos y compartir juntos nuestro amor común de Cristo. No pudo decirles cuánto extrañamos estar con sus familias, escuchar a sus hijos reír en los pasillos, escuchar las preguntas que hacen sus hijos a medida que aprenden más y más del amor que Dios tiene por ellos. Han pasado unos meses difíciles, y estoy seguro de que también ha sido difícil en sus hogares. Con eso en mente, esperamos conectarnos con usted y sus familias lo mejor que podamos.

Continuamos orando por usted y sus familias, y los extrañamos y amamos a cada uno de ustedes y a sus hijos. Si bien no podemos unirnos como uno, todavía somos una familia, hijos de nuestro Padre Celestial.

Que Dios derrame sus bendiciones de Pascua sobre usted y sus familias,

Padre Bernard D’Sa, Padre Rowell Gumalay Diácono Danza y Kim Farrell
Educación Religiosa San Bernardo/Sagrado Corazón.

Nuestros planes para el resto del año para la Educación Religiosa: Haga clic aquí para descargar pdf

Make Someone's Day

Linda Bareilles is asking our Community to reach out to those who are isolated and lonely at the Eureka Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Eureka. If you are sheltering in place with time on your hands please consider taking some time to write a note, letter or card to someone in the Center. It can be just a general "Thinking of you" type message or a more personal message. If you have kids at home, children's art work is always welcome (yours too). You could drop them off at the Center located at 2353 23rd Street in Eureka just of Harrision, or mail them to that address. If you do not want to venture out to the Center or even the Post Office, call Linda at 707-443-0923 and she will pick them up from you and deliver them.

be the reason

An Easter Message from Bishop Vasa and the Diocese of Santa Rosa

Message to Young People Preparing for First Holy Communion from Bishop Vasa During COVID-19

Message to Young People Preparing for Confirmation from Bishop Vasa During COVID-19

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Daily Mass

Daily Mass

You can find the videos for previous days on our Facebook page,

Tuesday, June 2


Rosary onlineFr. Rowell's Evening Rosary

Tuesday, June 2


Mass Online

Easter, April 12, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have created a YouTube Channel for our local Catholic community. We recorded Fathers Bernard D'Sa and Rowell Gumalay saying Mass today so those who are sheltering in place and unable to attend services would have access to Mass with their local priests. The video was shot in high definition. You can view it here or on any smart device (TV, phone, tablet or computer) that has the YouTube app. Be sure to turn on the HD setting to get the best picture and sound. You should also have the ability to make the video full screen. (Note: higher resolutions may not be available for the first several hours after uploading)

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notification of new posts. Don't forget to turn on the sound and adjust the video quality to your needs. You can click here or on the graphic below to go to our channel.

YouTube channel


Top 15 Biblical Ways to Acquire a Wife

  • Find an attractive prisoner of war, bring her home, shave her head, trim her nails, and give her new clothes. Then she's yours. - (Deuteronomy 21:11-13)
  • Find a prostitute and marry her. - (Hosea 1:1-3)
  • Find a man with seven daughters, and impress him by watering his flock - Moses (Exodus 2:16-21)
  • Purchase a piece of property, and get a woman as part of the deal. - Boaz (Ruth 4:5-10)
  • Go to a party and hide. When the women come out to dance, grab one and carry her off to be your wife. - Benjaminites (Judges 21:19-25)
  • Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this will cost you. - Adam (Genesis 2:19-24)
  • Agree to work seven years in exchange for a woman's hand in marriage. Get tricked into marrying the wrong woman. Then work another seven years for the woman you wanted to marry in the first place. That's right. Fourteen years of hard labor for a wife. - Jacob (Genesis 29:15-30)
  • Cut 200 foreskins off of your future father-in-law's enemies and get his daughter for a wife. - David (I Samuel 18:27)
  • Even if no one is out there, just wander around a bit and you'll definitely find someone. (It's all relative, of course.) - Cain (Genesis 4:16-17)
  • Become the emperor of a huge nation and hold a beauty contest. - Xerxes or Ahasuerus (Esther 2:3-4)
  • When you see someone you like, go home and tell your parents, "I have seen a... woman; now get her for me." If your parents question your decision, simply say, "Get her for me. She's the one for me." - Samson (Judges 14:1-3)
  • Kill any husband and take HIS wife (Prepare to lose four sons, though=). - David (2 Samuel 11)
  • Wait for your brother to die. Take his widow. (It's not just a good idea; it's the law.) - Onan and Boaz (Deuteronomy or Leviticus, example in Ruth)
  • Don't be so picky. Make up for quality with quantity. - Solomon (1 Kings 11:1-3)
  • A wife?...NOT! - Paul (1 Corinthians 7:32-35

Pray For Us

Jessica, Jacob and Eva, Chet Branum, Lupita Barrett, Duane Brown, Pat Rider, Nancy Leppek, Tom Simovich, Jesse Feranda, Tommy McCollister, Susan B., Brent Black, Miako, Martha Dominguez, Susan B., Mary and Gary KrietschAime Ricke,  Isela Adams, Marie Giampaolo, Servando Aguilar, Rosemary Murphy,John Lyons,  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…

+Bettye Dehennis, +Jose Duran, +Dolores O’Connell, +Martin Cote, + Laurice, +Chales Grundman, +Rafael Roman, +Alice Sallmen, and +Lynn Lawrence

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

From The Office of DSR Dept. of Religious Education

The Family Support Network (which comprises the Offices of Schools, Religious Ed, Youth/YA Ministry, and Marriage & Family Life) collaborated on the following google doc of  "at home faith sharing resources for the family" to be of assistance to you and the Faithful during this time. It is available on the diocesan website: Additionally, please note the following:- The Adult Confirmation Mass on May 31 remains tentative at this point.

Pregnant? Need Help?

The J Rolphe Medical and Pregnancy Care Center provide free ultrasounds and gives individuals the tools they need to make it through their pregnancies and beyond. They offer free counseling, Earn While You Learn Program, Prenatal Education, Childbirth education, Parenting Education, Healthy Relationships Education, Maternity and Baby Clothing, Equipment and Supplies, Prenatal Vitamins, and Community Referrals.

The J Rolphe Medical, 707-444-0423

The Pregnancy Care Center, 2390 Myrtle Ave., Eureka, 707-442-2345

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

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 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. 

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
  • USA

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