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.
Rev. Fr. Rowell Gumalay
Who am I? I am Rev. Fr. Rōwell V. Gumalay, MOP. Simply call me by my first name:“RŌWELL.” I came from the province of Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines. November 6, 1983 is my birthdate. I am the youngest of nine in the family. Both my father and mother are deceased. My parents left me with a very high regard for a life of prayer, dedication and love for God and people.
In my early studies, in a High School at the Sisters of Mary, Philippines I heard a CALL of serving the Lord in a very special way. This inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I pursued at the young age of 16. I entered the Religious Life on Feb 25, 2000 in the Religious Institute of the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), a community of Brothers and Priests who offer free service to the least of our brothers and sisters around the world. A year later, I had my two years of novitiate in Kingston, Jamaica. Then, I was sent to the different missions and community posts like Philippines ( Naga, Cebu & Manila), Charlotte, North Carolina, Indonesia, East Timore and Jamaica.
I took my final/solemn vows on June 29, 2006 on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. It is my soul’s desire to offer myself to Him forever. This comes with different thorns and roses. I earned my (BA) in Philosophical Studies in the seminary of St. Phillip Neri, Toronto, Canada. A country of four seasons indeed! As for my Theology, I entered in the special course (LDS – Long Distance Learning System) in the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.
Then 6 months after my diaconal exposure, on November 10, 2013 at the age of 30, I was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in my home-town in St. Bernard Abbot Parish, Ocampo, Camarines Sur. During my first 5 years in the priesthood, I was assigned as Mission Superior in Cebu, Philippines. I enjoy listening and serving people.
This February 19th, 2019 I found myself in Eureka, Northern part of the beautiful family-oriented Diocese of Santa Rosa. I feel at home. I thank so many good people who became instruments of God in order for me to be here with you and for you. To name a few, the openness and welcoming of His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Vasa and his joyous Vicar General, Msgr. Daniel Whelton who helped me to be part of serving the people of God. May my stay here in the parishes of Eureka be a blessing, an aid to spiritual growth and an encounter with Christ who walked upon the land.
Dios Mabalos! Mabuhay and Blessings to all!
W. Dance ferrell