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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Dinners/Meal Train For the Freitas Family


Meal Train – 1

A meal train has been organized to help out the Freitas family. Maria and Catrina Freitas were in a car accident and are doing okay. 

The link is

 May God bless you for your kindness.

Go To Freitas Family Meal Train



This week 2024 Annual Ministry Appeal on Feb. 25th



There will be a second collection for the 2024 Annual Ministry Appeal on Feb. 25th.  The 2024 AMA target amount is $17,900. Donations may be one time or by yearly pledge. Envelopes are in the pews. The AMA provides valuable funding for key Diocesan ministry offices as they work to support our parishes and schools. In some cases these ministries provide direct ministry that no one parish could accomplish alone(i.e. Restorative Justice and Tribunal) Some other ministries funded in part by AMA are: Campus Newman Centers, Child and Youth Protection, Clergy Formation, Communication, Catholic Schools, Diaconate and Diaconate Formation, Ecumenical and interreligious Affairs, Hispanic Ministry, Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, Marriage and Family, Native American Ministry, Religious Education, Respect life, Seminarians, Vocations and Youth Camps. May God bless you!


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.


More 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.



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:

Go to Project Rice Bowl page



St. Bernard Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 3rd  


The St. Bernard Pancake Breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus will be held March. 3rd in St. Bernard Parish Hall from 8:30 am till 12 noon. The menu includes pancakes, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs and all the usual wonderful trimmings!

Cost is $10 for adults,$5 for children under 12 and $25 for a family of 5 or more.

Proceeds to St. Bernard Parish Building Fund.



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


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


3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph Church     

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

February 18


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


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard Church

February 20


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

February 21


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


7:30 am – St. Joseph Church

11:30 am – St. Joseph Hospital Chapel

February 23


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

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):
To see other videos and content about the Pope’s prayer intentions, go to:

With the collaboration of Vatican Media


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:


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!



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 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.
The 9 am Mass at Sacred Heart on Christmas Morning.