Sacred Heart Church
Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic Parish that is part of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. We are striving to be a grateful parish following Christ by loving God, and loving our neighbors as ourselves through our words, deeds, and thoughts.
9:00 am – English language
12:15 pm – Spanish language
4:30 pm – English language
Monday: 5:30 pm – English language
Tuesday: 5:30 pm – English language
Wednesday: 7:00 pm – Spanish language
Thursday: 5:30 pm – English language
Friday: 5:30 pm – English language
First Saturdays: 8:30 am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesday: 6:00-6:50 pm – English/Spanish
First Saturdays: 9-10 am
Wednesdays, 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.
Rev. Bernard John D’Sa
I am Fr. Bernard John D’sa. I was born and raised in the smallest state ” Goa”- India. My state was the Portuguese colony until 1961. The Portuguese brought Christianity to Goa in the 16th century, so I am not a first generation catholic. Though the population of India is 1.3 billion and Christianity is just 2.8 percent.
My family lives in India, i.e. my mother and my other two older siblings. My dad passed away in 1998. I was ordained a priest on 1st May 1994. After completing my masters program in Education and Political Science, I was appointed as a high school teacher for a brief period. Then, I was given an assignment of a Principal. My apostolate has been basically been in school, for fifteen years at least. Later, I was invited in the USA to serve as as teacher in a Diocesan catholic school , which I did for a short period and then requested the Bishop to give me an opportunity to have some pastoral experience which I missed a lot for being in schools.
I was thus appointed as an Administrator of Queen of Peace Church, Clear Lake in Lake County. During these three years, the priesthood came alive to me as I unfolded myself pastoraly. The Lord assisted me to touch the lives of the people with His love and compassion.
Now I am here amidst you, called to serve and feel blessed. Trusting in the Divine Providence and in His Graces, I wish to undertake my apostolate as your shepherd. I request for your prayers and be assured of my humble prayers always.
Fr. Sudhakar Mannam
A Message From Fr. Sudhakar Mannam
Hi there, I m Fr. Sudhakar Mannam and I am the new Parochial Vicar at the St. Bernard & Sacred Heart Parishes, Eureka. It’s great to meet you all! It might be a good idea to introduce myself and give you an idea of who I am.
I was born on July 24, 1981 in Pedavadlapudi, Andhra Pradesh, India, to Augustine and Sarojini. I am the oldest of three siblings (sons). I did my entire High school education in RCM and ATPM Catholic Schools, where my vocation to priesthood was nourished. In 1996, after High School, I joined St. Paul’s Minor Seminary where I studied for three years. I graduated Bachelor of Theology at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad. I was ordained a Deacon on Sep 29, 2007 in the same seminary.
I was ordained a Priest on February 27th 2008 for the Diocese of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. I was assigned as An Assistant Director in Guntur Diocese Social Service and Welfare Society for a year and Parochial Vicar to St. Agnes Parish in Guntur City. In 2010, I was promoted and appointed as Pastor (Parish Priest) at Epiphany Parish, Chiluvuru and I served this parish for Eight years. During that time, I had an opportunity to attended Acharya Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh and I graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Social Work (MSW). After 10 years of active priestly ministry in the diocese, I got the golden opportunity to minister in the Diocese of Santa Rosa.
I began my ministry in Diocese of Santa Rosa in March 2019. My first assignment was at St. Francis Solano Catholic Church, Sonoma. And now, I am pleased and honored to work at Sacred Heart and St. Bernard as Parochial Vicar with Fr. Bernard D’Sa as my mentor. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening to music and walking.
I look forward to connecting with you more in the near future to grow in Christ and to continue to engage in God’s mission in Eureka.
W. Dance ferrell