This Week's Schedule

Saturday, May 20

Sunday, May 21

9:00 am - English language Mass

10:30 am - Spanish Religous Education

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

6:00 pm - English language Mass

Mon., May 22

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

6:15 pm - Last day of English Religious Education

6:00 pm - First Communion practice (Sp)

7:00 pm - Finance Mtg -Rectory         

Tues., May 23

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

Wed., May 24

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

12:15 pm - Blue Mass @St. Bernard

Thursday, May 25

9:00 am-12:00 pm/ 1-4 pm - Parish Office

7:00 pm - RCIA@ SH Rectory

Friday, May 26

Saturday, May 27

11:00 am - First Holy Communion (Sp)

Sunday, May 28

9:00 am - English language Mass

10:30 am - Spanish Religous Education

12:15 pm - Spanish language Mass  

6:00 pm - English language Mass

Collection Results

1st Collection Total =  $2,362

General Building Maintenance=$435

The 2nd collection this weekend is for Catholic Home Missions.

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  

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

En Espanol

Boletín del domingo en español

Mayo 21, 2017

Pastor’s Corner

The celebration of Ascension has been transferred from Ascension Thursday (40 days after Easter) to the following Sunday, next Sunday. This practice has been in many dioceses for years

We have received permits for the remodeling of our Parish Center bathrooms. We are now going out to get bids. Your renovation money is at work!

This is a pastor’s corner of “Congratulations and Thank You.”

Blessings to Fr Eddie Ramon on 13 years a priest on  the anniversary of his ordination, May 22nd.

I would like to congratulate those young men and women who were confirmed by Bishop Vasa: Christian Amora, Mariela Barber, Connor Barres, Klayre Barres, Ava Bennett, Ian Bennett, Cristian Bravo, Annaka Campbell, Aidyn Campbell, Dominic Conant, Kai Gallegos, Catherine Gierek, Nayeli Hamanaka, Adam Hogue, Krystal Huerta, Maria Jimenez, Antonio Jimenez, Ashley Martinez Jemmielee Mia, Madcen Murillo, Grant Omey, Anahi Orozco, Kimberly Pacheco, Eduardo Perez, Elizabeth Pulido, Axeri Ramirez, Dayra Ramirez Jose Ramirez, Nelsy Ramirez, Maya Reed,
Irvin Rivas, Alan Rivas, Jacob Smallwood,
Selena Valladares, Alexander Vielma, Cesar Vielma, Oscar   Vielma, Emely Villanueva
Alan Villaruel, and William Ulloa.

May the Holy Spirt guide you to be a leader in the faith, who:  knows the way of the Lord, Goes the way of the Lord, and shows the way of the Lord to others.

Congratulations to our children who make their First Communion today, Sunday: Briseida Cortes, Madalynn Hardin, Eliana Omey, Garrett Shanahan, Allison Wibbenhorst, Jorge Cortes, Crystal Barber, and Fernando Perez. May the Lord’s Body and Blood nourish you and gave you strength every Sunday.

A special “Thank You” to the Knights of Columbus for organizing the Blue Mass at St. Bernard last week.  It would have been nice to see a few more folks there to give God thanks for our first responders (police, firefighters, Coast Guard personnel, etc.)

-  Fr. Tom

Summer Programs for Youth & Young Adults

Eureka Mission: Three week experiences offered in June/July for High School/College to work with the inspirational Betty Chinn and the homeless individuals in Eureka.

Camp 12: An outdoor, adventure camp for 7th -9th graders held at Camp Cazadero on July 5-8th.

Youth on a Mission: Discipleship and evangelization training for high schoolers from all over CA, July 20th-23rd.
Steubenville Norcal 2017: Join thousands of high school youth at CSU Hayward for a weekend of dynamic talks and music, July 28th-30th.

For information please call Analisa


2017 Diocesan Appeal

I wish to thank those who have participated so far with the Annual Diocesan Appeal through March. Your generous contributions assist the Diocese of Santa Rosa to get needed financial assistance so the hands of Christ may minister in in all directions in the diocese. Some people were anonymous in their giving and so their names are not present here. 

Envelopes are still available in the church vestibule. Remember that our pledges made our goal but the true goal should be at least 50% of the parishioners participating in this Appeal.  So far 40% of our parishioners have participted. This is the highest percentage of parishioners in any parish so far.

Be assured of my prayers. Fr. Thomas Diaz, your pastor

Click here to see the list of parishioners who have pledged so far.

Children's Faith Formation News

All parishioners are invited to join our 1st Communion children and their families at their reception after the 10:30am Mass at St. Bernard's this Sunday in the Pinochi Hall and help them celebrate!

Also, Monday is our last Faith Formation class for this year, please bring your children so they can enjoy an end-of-the-year treat and say goodbye to their friends and teachers. It will be fun day filled with blessings! 

Peace in Christ, Melanie DRE - Grades K-5 St. Bernard/Sacred Heart Parishes (707) 442-6466 Ext. 1104 

Youth Ministry News

Our youth would like to give a special 'Thank You' to the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation of $500 for Youth Ministry! May you all have a blessed week.            

- In Christ, Analisa Alegria. Youth Minister, St. Bernard & Sacred Heart Parishes 707.442.6466 ext. 1103 

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path." - Psalm 119:105

Adult Faith Formation/RCIA 

Anyone interested in the Catholic faith and needs the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and or Confirmation is asked to call Pat Thul 616-7399 or Dianne Luzzi 442-8812. 

Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 21 

Loving the Lord The Second Reading  commands Christians to keep their conscience clear. But this commandment is hard to hear, isn’t it? If we are honest with ourselves, we know how unclear our consciences are.

Of course, we might think, confusedly, we do not need to be too worried about our unclear consciences, because, after all, no one is saved by doing good works or keeping one’s conscience clear. Our contribution to our salvation is not to try to do the works of the law. Our contribution to our salvation is just to love the Lord.

And this thought might be comforting to us when our unclear conscience hurts us, except for this uncomfortable, nagging question: what is love of the Lord?    

In the Gospel Reading, the Lord himself explains the answer to this question: “Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.”

And now, unfortunately, we have come full circle. Christians are commanded to keep their consciences clear. To do so, they need to love the Lord. To love the Lord they need to keep his commandments. And to keep his commandments they apparently need to keep their consciences clear. What sense can be made of this?

The first and great commandment is to love the Lord. Here it helps to consider Peter himself, who is the author of the Second Reading. Peter had betrayed the Lord in the Lord’s great hour of need. Is this keeping one’s conscience clear? Is this keeping the commandments of the Lord? But, in the days after his Resurrection, when the Lord asks Peter, “Do you love me,” what does Peter answer? He says, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.”

In spite of his betrayal of the Lord, Peter does not let go of Christ. He is willing to affirm his commitment to Christ in spite of his own failings. So here is the thing to notice. In saying that he loves Christ, Peter is keeping the commandment of the Lord.

And this is why Peter, the rock on which the church is founded, is the pattern for all Christians. The way to keep one’s conscience clear is to cleave to the Lord in love, when one’s conscience is not clear.

-Eleonore Stump

Question: Whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” If studying or reading or discussing are your only approaches to God, what else is needed, according to this reading? How does love impact knowledge and understanding in any friendship?



Ruthie from Wexford the small town gossip and self-appointed monitor of church morals, was always one to stick her nose into other people's business. Most members of the congregation did not approve of her intrusions, but she was feared, so all maintained their silence.

She took that fatal step too far one day, when she accused Paddy, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the small town's only bar all afternoon. She emphatically told Paddy (in front of several others) that EVERYONE SEEING THAT PICKUP THERE WOULD KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING!

Paddy, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment then just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny. He said nothing.

Later that evening, Paddy quietly parked his pickup in front of Ruthie's house from Wexford , walked home ....and left it there all night!!

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

Jeff Simovich, Matilde Vega, Cassie Kinnick, Reynold Haas, Lynn Agajanian, Jeff Smith, Jeanne Nicolds, Cathea, Nicolas Deleon, Jim, Anne, & Joe, Jamie Smith, Jeremy, Dawn Mulderig, Daniel Brownlee, Tina Rose, Erica Mills, Jeremy, Amanda, Mary, Terry & Mike, Patrick Young, Clara Carreon, Betty Harvin, Jack Macy 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…

Please pray for the soul of Lilia Homilia, the mother of Felines Tipton, who passed away recently. Keep her family in your prayers

Please let the Rectory know if parishioners or family members pass on so we can hold you up in prayer and offer condolences

Bereavement Support Group

On the 3rd Wed. of every month throughout the year the Bereavement Support Group meets 7:00-8:30pm at St. Joseph Hospital Chapel, 2700 Dolbeer. Please join us or for more information please contact Deacon Frank Weber @ 442-5615 or Email:

Baptismal & Godparent Preparation Class for Both Parishes

Every 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm there will be baptismal preparation classes (English) upstairs in the St. Bernard Parish Hall building. Please call Deacon Frank Weber at 442-5615.

Knights of Columbus Invitation

If you’re interested in serving your parish, supporting your priests, growing in your faith or helping your community, as well as having an exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the brotherhood of the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. Please consider joining us. For more information contact Jeff Tipton at (916) 832-0571 or Frank Giacomini at (707) 599-6843 and/or visit

News From Other Parishes


The St. Vincent de Paul Store at 528 Second Street, Eureka, will be holding its annual CLEARANCE SALE on Saturday, May 20th, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  No fair offer will be refused.  All furniture, household items, clothing, books, etc. will be available.  Only cash will be accepted.  Call 497-9929 if you have questions.

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

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. 2015 San Francisco/Santa Rosa Weekends: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park: Nov 20-22. Space is limited; apply early.

A unique opportunity for married couples!

How would you like to spend a weekend away with your spouse before the holidays – just the two of you? Away from everything: the kids, job, phone, bills and house? Plan to get away to a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Call Ron & Melissa at 707.843.4842 or go to 2013 WWME Weekend: Nov 15-17, American Canyon. Applications must be in by 30 days before the Weekend.



Call Retrouvaille  (415) 893-1005

It’s not too late to register for the April 15 – 17 weekend!

  • Do you feel lost and alone?
  • Are you hurt, frustrated, or angry with each other?
  • Have you thought about separation or divorce?
  • Would you simply like to improve communication skills?

Pope Benedict XVI met with Retrouvaille participants an explained that when a marriage is suffering, the spouses are facing an opportunity that "will help them to grow.” Guided by Mary and with the help of the Lord, their love will be purified, deepened and strengthened. Retrouvaille is the name of a Catholic Ministry designed to help heal and renew marriages. Retrouvaille is not just for hurting couples and welcomes all couples wanting to bring new life to their marriage. Couples of all faiths and those with no faith tradition are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The ultimate goal of Retrouvaille is solely to help save marriages. Retrouvaille is not a retreat or marriage counseling. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on the weekend.
It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing.

There are several Retrouvaille weekends each year being held throughout California, along with English or Spanish speaking sessions.

Go to

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.

The December gathering will be a special Christmas celebration with raffle prizes and Christmas caroling.  Please join us to celebrate the blessed Christmas season. Saturday December 3 1-4 pm St. Elizabeth Seton, Rohnert Park For further information call Debbie Simonson at 707-763-7165 or 904-463-1070.

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Hurting From Abortion? The gift of hope and healing…
If you or someone you love is hurting after abortion, hope and healing are available through a Rachel's Vineyard Retreat.  Our next retreat is March 4-6, 2016. 707) 967-1101 (877) HOPE 4 ME

Mass Times


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

6:00 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



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 707-442-4540, and in English on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard Parish for all Eureka churches 707-442-5615.


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 plese phone St. Bernards at 707-442-6466.

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. - Thurs.
  • Office closed on Fri.
  • Phone:
    (707) 443-8429
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-8540
  • Email:
    Parish Office
  • Address:
    2085 Myrtle Ave.
    Eureka, CA
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