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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Fr. Bernard’s 30th Ordination Anniversary, Sat., May 25

             

On Saturday, May 25, 2024, beginning with a bilingual 12:00pm Holy Mass, St. Bernard, St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Churches will host a celebration for Father Bernard’s 30th year anniversary of his ordination. After the Mass there will be a social with food, fun and entertainment in the parish hall!

Tacos, Pancit, Lupia, and BBQ will be provided by various church members.  We are asking that parishioners from St. Bernard and St. Joseph bring salads or fruit dishes. Parishioners from Sacred Heart are asked to bring desserts. Any donations of water or soda would be greatly appreciated.

We are looking for volunteers to help set up, serve, and clean up. . If you can help, please text or call Sue Lehman at 347-446-5508.

 

Office Closed Monday

             

The Sacred Heart Office will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

Our prayers go out for our beloved veterans and those in the military forces, living and deceased. 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.

 

Join Us For Holy Rosary Every Day In May

             

Join us in saying the Holy Rosary to our Virgin Mary every day during the month of May. Come whenever you can.

May 1st-31st at 7pm at Sacred Heart Church.

 

 

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

 

The rosary is a mysterious prayer because of its simplicity, but also because of its depth. It has been prayed and loved consistently by faithful Catholics since the beginning of the second millennium. It is a prayer beginners can learn, and it can lead us into the depth of the Christian life. It is loved by the simplest souls and some of the greatest mystics of the Church.

Our Lady herself, most especially in her appearance at Fatima, but also in other apparitions, has begged us to pray the rosary daily. She said that it was essential to bring peace to our families and to our world, and she asked us to pray the rosary to bring an end to war.

 

How to Pray the Rosary

The Rosary is a Scripture-based prayer. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and––added by Saint John Paul II in 2002––the Luminous.

How To Pray The Rosary

 

The Rosary Online

This is a simple, easy to use website that allows you to use online resources to aid you in praying the Rosary. There are three sections: How To Pray, Benefits, and Resources which link you to videos. The How To Pray section provides a quick reference guide and the text to all the prayers. The Benefits section lists the 15 promises as given by Mary, the Mother of God, to Saint Dominic. It also details the Indulgences to be gained by praying the Rosary.

Go to The Rosary Online

 

Wikipedia

Devotion to the Rosary is one of the most notable features of popular Catholic spirituality.[8] Pope John Paul II placed the Rosary at the very center of Christian spirituality and called it “among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation.”[9][10][11]

Catholics believe the Rosary is a remedy against severe trials, temptations and the hardships of life, and that the Rosary is one of the great weapons given to believers in their battle against every evil.[12] Pope Pius XI is quoted as saying, for example, “The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight.”[13]

Learn about the Rosary

Mary in 2 Minutes

What’s the big deal with Catholics and the Virgin Mary?

Do they worship her or just pray to her?

What’s the Annunciation?

What’s the Immaculate Conception?

What’s the Assumption?

All these questions and more answered in this short video.

 

 

2024 Annual Ministry Appeal

Each year, the Annual Ministry Appeal (AMA) allows us to unite as One Family in Mission to share God’s love and mercy across the Diocese of Santa Rosa by sustaining vital diocesan ministries that strengthen families, form missionary disciples, and support our clergy and vocations.Our parish AMA goal is $17,900 for 2024. So far we have received $15,467.

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OH’S IS BACK! FUND RAISING DINNER ON JUNE 8

 

Catholic Bibles and Rosaries For Inmates and Recovery

             

 

There is a need for new Catholic Bibles and rosaries for inmates at the local Humboldt County Jail and for folks at the Humboldt Recovery Center (bring to office). There are Bible paperback versions here: https://www.christianbook.com/nabre-student-editionbible/9780529064844/pd/9064847?event=Catholic-Resources|1006980 that are $10 or less.

For the Jail: Take paperback or soft bendable cover Bibles only  M-F 8am-4:30pm to 5th and J St blue metal stairway. At the top of the metal stairway ring the bell once and give Bibles to the person who answers. If on the weekend go to the bottom of the concrete stairs (same area) through the door and give them to the person at the visitation reception glass window Tell them it is for Visitations program.Our brothers and sisters in the jail thank you for helping them to receive the comforting word of the Lord during their confinement. Thank you for your help with this important ministry!

 

 

Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

May 24

Friday

12:15 –  Mass @ St. Bernard Church

May 25

Saturday

3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph Church

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

May 26

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

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

May 27

Monday

12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard Church

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

May 28

Tuesday

7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

May 29

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

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

May 30

Thursday

7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

11:30 am – Mass @ St Joseph Hospital Chapel

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

May 31

Friday

12:15 –  Mass @ St. Bernard Church

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

June 1

First Saturday

8:30 am – First Saturday Marian Devotion @ Sacred Heart

3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph Church

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heart

June 2

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

7:00 pm – Rosary @ Sacred Heartma

 

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

60 Minutes goes inside the Vatican with Pope Francis. In a rare conversation with Norah O’Donnell, Pope Francis talked about Catholics in Gaza and the legacy he hopes to leave in the Catholic Church.

VATICAN TRENDS: Weekly highlight from the heart of the Church 05-17-2024

Pope Francis laments shortage of vocations in Western countries. During his General Audience, the Pope improvised a few words expressing his dismay at the fact that many of the religious present were not Italian.

 

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The Pope Video

Let us pray that men and women religious, and seminarians, grow in their own vocational journey through human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, that leads them to be credible witnesses of the Gospel.

Pope Francis – MAY 2024

Every vocation is a “diamond in the rough” that needs to be polished, worked, shaped on every side.
A good priest, sister or nun, must above all else be a man, a woman who is formed, shaped by the Lord’s grace, people who are aware of their own limitations, and willing to lead a life of prayer, of dedicated witness to the Gospel.
Beginning in the seminary and the novitiate, their preparation must be developed integrally, in direct contact with the lives of other people. This is essential.
Formation does not end at a certain moment, but continues throughout life, integrating the person intellectually, humanly, affectively, spiritually.
There’s also preparation to live in community – life in community is so enriching, even though it can be difficult at times.
Living together is not the same as living in community.
Let us pray that men and women religious, and seminarians, grow in their own vocational journey through human, pastoral, spiritual and community formation, that leads them to be credible witnesses of the Gospel.

 

 

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

 

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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!

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

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