Lenten Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

February 21


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

9:00 am – Mass @ Sacred Heart

10:30 am – Mass @ St. Bernard

12:15 pm – Mass @ Sacred Heart in Spanish

February 22


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

February 23


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

February 24


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

6:00 pm – Adoration and Confession @ Sacred Heart

7:00 pm – Mass @ Sacred Heart in Spanish

February 25


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

5:30 pm – Adoration & confession @ St. Bernard

February 26


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

1:00 pm – Stations of the Cross @ St. Bernard

5:30 pm – Stations of the Cross @ Sacred Heart

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

February 27


3:15 pm – Confession @ St. Joseph

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph

February 28


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

9:00 am – Mass @ Sacred Heart

10:30 am – Mass @ St. Bernard

12:15 pm – Mass @ Sacred Heart in Spanish


The United States Supreme Court made a preliminary ruling yesterday that permits indoor gatherings for Mass but limits the size and prohibits singing and chanting. Click on the link below to read Bishop Vasa’s letter to priests regarding the ruling.

Read Bishop Vasa’s letter

Services modified

The California Department of Public Health is releasing updates to its Places of Worship guidance following recent judicial rulings that allow indoor services with limited capacity. Humboldt County was reassigned today to the “Red” or Substantial tier under the state’s “Blueprint for a Safer Economy.” Indoor capacity at Places of Worship remains at 25%.
We will have Sunday Mass in English at 9 am and in Spanish at 12:15. There is a 7 pm Mass on Wednesday in Spanish.
Stations of the Cross will be held on Friday with a 5:30 pm service in English and a 7:00 pm service in Spanish.

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“Religious Education will remain with at-home instruction for the remainder of the 2020/2021 education year..”

Latest Update


Religious Education will remain with at-home instruction for the remainder of the 2020/2021 education year. While it was our hope to be able to resume normal classes by now, the constant changes in tiers and regulations make this extremely difficult. Catechists will continue to be available after Masses the first weekend of every month, but feel free to call 442-2233 or email sacredsaintccd@gmail.com if you need help. For those eligible for First Holy Communion or Confirmation, these Sacraments will be given at normal Masses individually or in small groups. When your child has completed their text, please call us to schedule an interview with your family to make sure they are prepared and set everything up. The Bishop has given faculties to Fr. Bernard for Confirmation through June, so please be sure to schedule early for Confirmation this year.
Grace and Peace, Kim Farrell, DRE/SEC
Saint Bernard/Sacred Heart Parishes


It’s that time of year again for us to begin preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. If you or a loved one is between 7th grade and 17 years old, now is the perfect time to join us!

Please leave a message with Deacon Dance at (707) 442-2233 or email at
dancefarrell@gmail.com and clearly say that you are interested in Confirmation, leave your name, the name of your child, and your phone number. Deacon Dance will contact you soon regarding classes!


The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding regarding the Catholic faith. . For more information, please contact Ann Lynch 707-443-6741 or call the rectory office @ 707-443-8429.

Letter to Parents & Confirmation Candidates

Registration Form – English language

El formulario de registro en español

Scam alert!

Recently, some parishioners have reported receiving requests for gift cards from Fr. Bernard and Fr. Eddie by email. This type of thing is always a scam. Priests would not request gift cards from parishioners, let alone indirectly through email.They would ask directly for volunteer work. Always disregard this type of indirect request, especially for money or gift cards from priests as being a scam.

Many Thanks To COVID Safety Compliance Volunteers

We wish to thank those individuals who volunteered to set up the church for Mass attendance in the past year of COVID-19 concerns. These folks were there to help with compliance, setting up spacing, disinfecting and helping to keep safety materials stocked.  May God bless you.  

Thank You To Our Altar & Decorating Volunteers

In these challenging times beautiful displays that lift the hearts and minds to God are especially appreciated.They remind us of the indescribable and infinite beauty of God and His ultimate gift to us at Christmas. Thank you for persevering in spite of the challenges and may God bless you for your service.

Want To Receive Holy Communion?

There are many faithful Catholics who participate in the Holy Mass virtually due to the pandemic. Keeping in view the pastoral aspect, the Bishop has granted permission to the Priests of the Diocese to distribute Holy Communion to these faithful Catholics. Therefore, if you participate in the Holy Mass virtually and want to receive Holy Communion thereafter, you may call the priest at 707-800-2699 and schedule a time to come by the parish to receive the Holy Eucharist.

Thank You To Our Grounds Crew

We wish to thank our ever vigilent and dedicated grounds crew: Harold and Nacho for the beautiful displays of roses and other plants that they keep in top form for our viewing pleasure, Bob and Padraic Dailey who focus on the beauty of the Myrtle side of the church property and Tom Simovich who is responsible for the manicured lawns, while volunteering for any odd jobs that need to done. We especially wish to express our gratitude to Bob Somers, currently in semi-retirement, who over the span of many years has volunteered his time and skills to keeping the Sacred Heart grounds neat, and tidy,  May you all be blessed. Thanks be to God for your service.

Rest In Peace Reverend Ittiyappara

Reverend Mathew Ittiyaparra, who was an active priest in the Diocese of Santa Rosa until his retirement in September 2009, died at the age of eighty-three on January 18, 2021 in India. He served as Parochial Vicar at St. Bernard parish in Eureka from 1980 to 1983, at St. Mary parish Arcata from 1983 to 1984 and at the Cathedral of St. Eugene from 1984 until 1987. From 1987 until 1995 he was pastor of Christ the King parish McKinleyville and of St. Joan of Arc parish in Yountville from 1995-2009 before retiring to India. May he rest in peace.

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