Advent Resources Page Updated

 

Every year we do the work for you – we scour the web gathering the best resources for Catholics to use in during the season of Advent. You will find everything you could possibly want to can help you fully enter into the season and to prepare you spiritually for the birth of Jesus Christ.

See the Advent Resources

 

CCD Reminder

             

 

There are no CCD classes from the 20th till the 27th of November for Thanksgiving Break.

 

Sister Pat Hayhurst Memorial Mass on Dec. 8th

             

 

Sr. Pat Hayhurst has touched so many lives in our community, especially as an educator in the faith. There will be a Memorial Mass for Sr. Pat on Dec. 8th at 11 am on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patronal Feast day of the USA, with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall and Pinochi Rm. Please come and share your stories about beloved Sr. Pat.

 

SVDP THANKSGIVING MEAL VOLUNTEERS/HELP

             

St. Vincent de Paul Dining Facility will host a Thanksgiving Holiday Meal on Thursday, November 24, 2022 and needs your help:

Food Donations:Turkey, Ham, Yams / Sweet Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Bread Stuffing, Broccoli, Fruit Pies, Whip Cream,Canned Goods (large #10 size if possible) – Green Beans, Cream of Mushroom Soup, Crispy Fried Onions, Cheese Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, Black Nitrile Gloves – sizes M, L, and XL (sold at US Chef’s Store and Harbor Freight)

Volunteers are needed for the following:

Food Prep: NOV 22-23, 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Thanksgiving Day:

Serving Table Set-Up & Kitchen Help: 8:30– 10:45 AM

Meal Service & Kitchen Help: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Clean-Up: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Drop-Off Winter Wear Donations: Wool Blankets, Gloves, Snowcaps, Heavy-Duty Socks, Winter Coats, Back-Packs, Ponchos / Raincoats

Please contact Mary or Steven at 707-445-9588 SVDP Dining Facility – 35 W. Third Street, Eureka 95501

 

First Friday Devotion

             

 

First Friday Devotion on December 2nd will start with 12:15 Mass at St Bernard’s Church followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 5:00 pm. Confession will be available from 4:00 – 4:45 pm followed by Benediction at 4:45 pm. Please consider spending some time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

 

THIS WEEK ON FORMED

 

“This Week on FORMED” is a weekly video designed to help Catholics learn more about FORMED’s content related to each week of the year. Join Taylor and Ben each week as they walk you through amazing content on FORMED! You’ll discover all kinds of videos and audio to accompany you during the weekly liturgical calendar, Saint feast days and world events taking place.

Go To THIS WEEK ON FORMED

 

FORMED for Advent 

 

Do you believe that God is with us?
His Incarnation is supernatural.
It is a miracle! Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us.

God with us, Emmanuel!

Come then and adore Jesus in His glorious Blessed Sacrament. The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity present in all the tabernacles! The core and summit of Our Faith!

Watch “Presence” in Formed.org which will enlighten us especially in these years culminating to the Year of Eucharistic Renewal.

A way to start is preparing this Advent Season. Watch “Adventis: A Spiritual Pilgrimage”

Formed.org has audio/video for advent into Christmas Season “God’s love in the Flesh!” The first step to our salvation history to bring us to a glorious redemption!

How to access Formed.org?

  1. Go to https://signup.formed.org/
  2. Enter 95501
  3. Enter your name and your email address

Now you are in! You can also download the free FORMED app for your smartphone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.

Formed is available in other languages like Spanish, Polish and Portuguese. It is a platform with many book titles and audio as well. 

Come and let us start now! Bring Christ to the world! Learn and love our Faith!

 

Catholic Detention Ministries Deadline Mon. Dec. 5

             

 

Catholic Detention Ministries is requesting donations of Christmas cards and small individually wrapped candies. Please only unused Christmas cards with envelopes for the use of the inmates of the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. The facility requests that candies remain in their unopened store packages in which they are sold for safety reasons. Yes! they are welcoming the cards and candies this year.​ This is a combined effort of the local Catholic churches to put together 300 packages, one for each inmate. This has been much appreciated by the inmates in the past. These people do not have a source of cards to send to their families,so these cards are very welcome. The candies provide a little something nice for these people who find little joy on Christmas.  Please leave donations at the church or church office no later than Saturday December 3rd for pickup. For information or questions call Bob at (707) 677-1952 or (707) 601-8784

 

 

Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

November 24

Thursday – Thanksgiving

7:30 am –  Mass @ St. Joseph Church

9:00 am Bilingual Mass @ Sacred Heart Church                     

11:30 am – Rosary group @ Sacred Heart Church

November 25

Friday

12:15 pm – Mass @St. Bernard Church          

November 26

Saturday

3:15 pm – Confession @ St. Joseph Church

4:00 pm Mass @ St. Joseph Church

November 27

Sunday

7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

9:00 am – Mass in English @ Sacred Heart

10:30 am – Mass @ St. Bernard

12:15 pm – Mass in Spanish @ Sacred Heart

November 28

Monday

12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

November 29

Tuesday

7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

November 30

Wednesday

12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

6:00 pm – Adoration and Confession @ Sacred Heart

7:00 pm – Spanish language Mass @ Sacred Heart in Spanish

December 1

Thursday

7:30 am –  Mass @ St. Joseph Church

9:00 am Bilingual Mass @ Sacred Heart Church                     

11:30 am – Rosary group @ 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 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

Keep up with the latest Catholic News

  • Pope Francis: increase number of women in Commission as they add “flavor” to theology. During the audience, the Pope encouraged the Commission to face today’s issues guided by three principles: creative faithfulness to Tradition, prudence in action, and cooperation.
  • Pope Francis explains difference between joy that is fleeting and Christian joy. The Pope continues with his catechesis on discernment and he explains what “spiritual consolation” is.
  • Pope Francis on the World Cup in Qatar: “May it favor fraternity”. At the end of his General Audience, Pope Francis expressed his hope that the World Cup would be a first step to a more fraternal coexistence.

World Youth Day 2023 Invitation    

 

                            

The Santa Rosa Diocese will send a delegation to World Youth Day July 29 – Aug 7, 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Detailed trip costs, itinerary, and rsvp to Stephen Morris: dsryouth@srdiocese.org

 

Email Stephen Morris

 

Scam alert!

Recently, some parishioners have reported receiving requests for gift cards from Fr. Bernard or Fr. Rowell or Bishop Vasa. 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.

The Pope Video

We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.

Pope Francis – November 2022

There are still millions of boys and girls who suffer and live in conditions very similar to slavery.They aren’t numbers: they are human beings with names, with a face of their own, with an identity that God has given them.
Too often, we forget our responsibility and we close our eyes to the exploitation of these children who don’t have a right to play, to study, to dream. They don’t even enjoy the warmth of a family.
Each marginalized child, abandoned by his or her family, without schooling, without healthcare, is a cry! A cry that rises up to God and shames the system that we adults have built.
An abandoned child is our fault.
We can no longer allow them to feel alone and abandoned —they are entitled to an education and to feel the love of a family so they know that God does not forget them.
Let us pray for children who are suffering, especially for those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war. May they be guaranteed access to education and may they have the opportunity to experience family affection.

The Pope Video is a global initiative of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), a Vatican’s Official Institution, that spread the Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions related to the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church. Every month we accompany Pope Francis in his prayer requests. We invite you to join. Visit www.thepopevideo.org to learn how.

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.

 

RCIA News

 

The human heart seems ultimately 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 God who is Love. As Catholic Christians, we are privileged to share God’s love through Mass, the sacraments and how we live our lives. Do you know someone thirsting for God? Do you know someone not baptized or baptized in a different Christian tradition thirsting to know what it means to be Catholic? Do you know someone already Catholic but who has not yet received Confirmation or the Eucharist? They may be thirsting, too! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding. Weekly “no strings” inquiry gatherings are on Tuesdays 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 at 707-443-8429.

 

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

 

Join Fr. Bernard on a pilgrimage to the Holy land

Join Fr. Bernard D’Sa on a 12 Days Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from February 24th through March 7th, 2023.

Total Cost of $3,895 based on a double occupancy room, and $775 extra for single occupancy.

Price Includes:

  1. Round trip airfare Tickets
  2. Superior Accommodation Breakfast and Dinner
  3. Transportation in a Modern Coach for all the Tour days
  4. Excellent English speaking Tour Guide
  5. Entrance fees to all sights and  portage at Hotels

Price does not include:

  1. Tips
  2. Lunch on the road
  3. Beverages & drinks
  4. Any services not mentioned in the program
  5. Travel Insurance
  6. Transportation to and from SF Airport

Download the flyer

 

Go to the information and registration page

Catholic Apps

Catholicism might be a thousand years old, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make use of modern technology to practice our faith.

Catholic apps allow us to seek a deeper connection with God and understand what Catholicism is really about. It provides an easier and more comfortable way to read the bible quotes or brush up on your knowledge of Catholic prayers and teachings. For young Catholics, these apps are also valuable resources to help incorporate our faith into a digital lifestyle. 

catholicapps.com

best free catholic apps for 202

 

No Cost Limited Obsterical Ultrasounds

 
 

 

J. Rophe Medical provides no-cost limited obstetrical ultrasounds to patients between 7-16 weeks pregnant in a confidential and professional setting, where each client is treated holistically with the utmost care and respect. Other services they provide include pregnancy testing, access to ultrasounds for women in outlying areas via the Mobile Medical Unit, Jenny Grace, prenatal vitamins, referrals to medical and social services, and past abortion recovery help.  All services are free. Open from 10 to 4 Mon–Thurs,  Call 707-444-0423 for an appointment.

 

Loving Help For Post Abortion Survivors   

 

Loving Help For Post Abortion Survivors                

 Do not continue to live in shame, fear or numbness:  Rachel’s Vineyard heals hearts broken by abortion.

rachelsvineyard@gmail.com or (707) 967-1101   Rachelsvineyard.org