Sacred Heart Parish

Striving to be a grateful parish following Christ by loving God, and loving our neighbors as ourselves through our words, deeds, and thoughts.

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Sacred Heart Office will be closed on Mon., Feb. 19th

            

The Sacred Heart office will be closed for Presidents’ Holiday on Monday, February 19th

 

 

Catholic Kids Media

Catholic Kids Media is an effort to evangelize the culture, providing quality Catholic programming for kids that does not water down Catholicism. We develop resources for parents and teachers to instruct children in the Faith and practices of prayer.

 

Online Resources for Lent

             

 

Our parish website has an entire page dedicated to Lent. You can use to refresh your memory about Lenten Fast and Abstinence guidelines as well as the Lenten regulations for the Diocese of Santa Rosa. You can also read Pope Francis’s Lenten message. It also features a section from the US Castholic Bishops called “What Is Lent?” the features the following:

  • Bilingual Daily Lent Calendar – February 14 – March 28, 2024. Daily inspiration for your Lenten journey. Lent 2024 | Reflect. Repent. Restore. Cuaresma 2024 | Reflexiona. Arrepientete. Restaura.
  • Examination of Conscience based on the Ten Commandments.
  • 10 Things to Remember During Lent
  • Why is Lent 40 Days?
  • Why we use ashes on Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent.
  • God’s Gift of Forgiveness
  • Daily Reading – Take a Moment to Pray
    with Today’s Readings
  • Prayer, Fasting, & Almsgiving
  • Lent FAQs

If you are unable to attend Stations of the Cross here at Sacred Heart, there are links to live or online Stations of the Cross on the Lent page of our website.

There are also links to both Ignatian and Loyola resources for Lent. They are both quite comprehensive and inspiring. There are also links for activities for children during Lent.

Your Guide To A Catholic Lent: Everything you need for a more spiritual Lent has 20 articles that cover everything you would want to know about Lent.

Popular from past years, we have brought back articles about “Pretzels & Lent” and “Hot Cross Buns  Lent”

We also feature links to 4 different Lenten Retreats that can be done online.

There is also the History of Lent. What are the origins of Lent? Did the Church always have this time before Easter?

There are also 20 short videos having to do with the various aspects of Lent.

 

Featured Lent Videos

During Lent we will be featuring different videos to help you learn and reflect about the season and to provide a short break from the hectic pace of life.

pope francis’s lenten message

We will update the link to Pope Francis’s Lenten Message when it is released. You can read last year’s message by clicking the link below.

 

READ POPE FRANCIS’S MESSAGE

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

  

 

CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. Through CRS Rice Bowl, faith communities in every diocese throughout the United States put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. For more information, please visit: www.crsricebowl.org

Go to Project Rice Bowl page

 

 

13 Day Marian Shrine Pilgrimage

             

 

Father D’Sa has arranged another pilgrimage for anyone wishing to accompany him for 13 days from July 7-19, 2024. He will be touring Marian Shrines in France, Spain, and Portugal. Click on the following link for a more detailed itinerary. 

Fr. Bernard Marian Shrines

 

 

Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

February 17

Friday

12:15 pm –  Mass @ St. Bernard Church w/ Stations of the Cross following

7:00 pm – Stations of the Cross in Spanish @ Sacred Heart Church

February 17

Saturday

3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph Church     

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

February 18

Sunday

7:30 am Mass @ St. Joseph Church      

9:00 am – Mass in English @ Sacred Heart

10:30 am – Mass @ St. Bernard

12:15 pm – Mass in Spanish @ Sacred Heart

February 19

Monday

12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard Church

February 20

Tuesday

7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

February 21

Wednesday

12:15 pm – Mass at Saint Bernard followed by Confessions and Adoration

6:00 pm – Adoration & Confession at Sacred Heart

7.:00 pm  – Mass at Sacred Heart in Spanish

February 22

Thursday

7:30 am – St. Joseph Church

11:30 am – St. Joseph Hospital Chapel

February 23

Friday

12:15 pm –  Mass @ St. Bernard Church w/ Stations of the Cross following

7:00 pm – Stations of the Cross in Spanish @ Sacred Heart Church

 

Catholic News

We have created links to the best Catholic news sites so that you can keep current in the latest national and international Catholic news.


 

America: The Jesuit Review

Our flagship magazine is the leading Catholic journal of opinion in the United States. First published in 1909, America magazine is known across the Catholic world for its unique brand of opinion and analysis. From theology and spirituality to politics, international relations, arts and letters, and the economy and social justice, America’s coverage spans the globe. We tell the stories that matter most to the church and the world. Our award-winning website is americamagazine.org.

Go to America: The Jesuit Review

 

Catholic News Service

Catholic News Service has a rich history of journalistic professionalism and is a leader in the world of Catholic and religious media. With headquarters in Washington, offices in New York and Rome, and correspondents around the world, CNS provides the most comprehensive coverage of the church today.

And in the digital age, CNS is showing a new audience the accuracy that has always been its hallmark with its video journalism and documentary production.

Go to Catholic News Service

 

Vatican News

Vatican News is the news portal of the Holy See. Surpassing the concept of being a simple digital platform, Vatican News seeks to respond and, in a certain sense, to anticipate the continual changes taking place in communication, with the objective of “communicating the Gospel of mercy to all people” in various cultures. It communicates and interacts through audio, video, text and images on a multi-lingual, multi-culture, multi-channel, multi-media and multi-device plain.

Go To Vatican News in English

Catholic News Videos

Pope Francis offers Lenten challenge: “Remove the masks we often wear”. He invited everyone to fast from things such as social media because everything does not have to be shared.

Pope Francis warns priests against being worldly as it is “root of all forms of abuse”. The Pope reminded the more than 1,000 priests that they can only live their ministry well if they are “immersed” and “walking together” with lay people.

Pope Francis’ activities sheads of dicasteries and members of the Roman Curia to join him.uspended for week of private prayer.

 

The Pope Video

How can we assist the terminally ill?

In a new Pope Video prayer intention, Pope Francis reminds us that the terminally ill have the right to medical, psychological, spiritual and human assistance.
He also explains to us that “healing is not always possible, but we can always care for the sick person.” And he remarks that “families should not be left alone.”
🙏 Let us pray with Pope Francis “that the terminally ill and their families always receive the necessary medical and human care and assistance.”
When some people talk about terminal illnesses, there are two words they often confuse: incurable and un-carable. But they are not the same.
Even when little chance for a cure exists, every sick person has the right to medical, psychological, spiritual and human assistance.
Sometimes they can’t talk; sometimes we think they don’t recognize us. But if we take them by the hand, we know they are relating with us.
Healing is not always possible, but we can always care for the sick person, caress them. Saint John Paul II used to say, “cure if it is possible; always take care.”
And this is where palliative care comes in. It guarantees the patient not only medical attention, but also human assistance and closeness.
Families should not be left alone in these difficult moments.
Their role is decisive. They need access to adequate means so as to provide appropriate physical, spiritual and social support.
Let us pray that the terminally ill and their families always receive the necessary medical and human care and assistance.
By the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostolate of Prayer): https://www.popesprayer.va
To see other videos and content about the Pope’s prayer intentions, go to: https://www.thepopevideo.org/

With the collaboration of Vatican Media http://www.vaticannews.va

 

Project Rice Bowl

Simple Daily Ways To Practice Your Faith

  

 

A simple way to start your day.

We have begun reposting “The Daily Jolt” by Busted Halo on our Facebook page. It features an inspirational quote followed by  a Microchallenge, which is a simple suggestion of how to practice and live out this idea in your life today.  Often we feel that the task of trying to live out our faith can be overwhelming. The Daily Jolt offers one, easy, simple way to do so.

Check it out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sacredhearteureka

 

Sacred Heart’s Facebook page

 

Rosary Group on Tuesdays

The Sacred Heart Rosary group invites you to join them on Tuesdays at 11:30 at Sacred Heart Church in the chapel.  We look forward seeing you there.

 

Text Scam Returns – Do Not Respond

Another Text Scam supposedly from Fr. Bernard or other priests asking for favors, money, gift cards etc. has been going around.

Please disregard. Do not respond!

RCIA News

 

The human heart ultimately seems to manifest itself in the desire to be loved and to love in return.  Until then, as St. Augustine said, our hearts are restless until they rest in the God who is Love.  As Catholic Christians, we are privileged to share God’s love through the Mass, the Sacraments and how we live our lives. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding. 

Weekly “no strings” inquiry gatherings begin on Tuesday, September 12 at  7 p.m. in the back classroom of Sacred Heart Church.  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.

 

We Have A Prayer Team

 

If you have a special need of any sort, we have a prayer team who will pray on your behalf.  Let us pray with you, and for you.  Surround yourself with prayer. 

Call our prayer line leader Toni 24/7 at (707) 445-361six

 

 

Avoid These Online Scams Directed At Catholics

  

 

                            

With the prevalence of easy-to-access technology and the vast variety of ways people communicate these days, the pervasiveness of people who make it their mission to scam people out of money using digital trickery is only increasing. We collected some of the most common scams that are directed specifically toward Catholics as well as how to identify and avoid them in order to protect yourself from online criminals. 

 

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Catholic Apps

CatholicApps.com 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. We aim to review, and share a lot of catholic appsthat can help you deepen your own Catholic faith, or share unique Catholic apps that allow you to share and evangelize your faith with family, friends, and anyone you have a relationship with. 

CatholicApps.com

https://youtu.be/rX8h_4zJx0A
The 9 am Mass at Sacred Heart on Christmas Morning.