Empty Bowls Fundraiser For SVDP Dining Facility



This Soup Tasting and Ceramics Sale is on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at the Sequoia Conference Center at 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka. Cost: $25 per person, $40 for 2 and $45 for families. Tickets are at the door or go to EmptyBowls2024.eventbrite.com  Meal includes endless soup, salad and bread. All proceeds go to the  St Vincent de Paul Free Dining Facility.



Invitation To Eucharistic Adoration – June 7th



Remember,we have Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of every month. What a privilege to be able to sit in silence with our precious Lord Jesus and to talk with him and kneel in prayer. It is so important to listen and to hear His voice in the peaceful stillness. The saints have all relished this heart to heart time with God. We encourage you to drop by anytime from 1-5pm. However, please consider signing up on the clipboard on the front table at St Bernard for one or more of the one hour time slots. In order to offer this beautiful time there must be two people signed up for each hour of the four hour time period. What riches will God share with you?




Sacred Liturgy Conference in Ferndale, June 4-7



Bishop Robert F. Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa extends a warm welcome to the 12th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference, returning once more to the serene landscapes of Northern California. Under the theme “The Church on Fire in the Sacred Heart of Jesus” this inspiring conference will take place June 4-7, 2024, in the charming town of Ferndale, CA. Three sung Gregorian Liturgies and one Byzantine Catholic Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, while the conference lectures will unfold at the Tish-Non Center, conveniently located next to the Bear River Resort. The registration fee includes 16 conference sessions, reserved seating at the liturgies, an opening reception, three catered lunches, coffee breaks and a concluding banquet dinner.  An optional chant workshop is also available on Saturday June 8.  The chant workshop with Dr. Lynne-Bissonnette-Pitre is for anyone interested in learning more about Gregorian chant and singers of all levels may attend. For info about speakers, schedules and fees online please go to https://sacredliturgy.org/



Coffee Hour



A big thank you to our wonderful volunteers who make our Coffee Hours after Mass a reality each week. We are currently looking for some additional volunteers for 1 Sunday each month. Could you help us by either setting up before Mass, serving, or bringing store bought goodies?

If you can help, please call the Rectory 707-443-8429 or Linda 707-443-0923


Prayers For First Holy Communicants and Families



The following children have received their First Holy Communion: Francisco Tovar,Campbell Ramey, Johnathan Diz, Ubaldo Lamas, Guadalupe Lamas, Xochilt Lamas, Mikalah Jackson,Yanaya Moses, John Moses, Derensalyn Petrus, Kimberlyn Petrus, Penelope Roque, Dory Yoshiwo, Dreya Yoshiwo and Jakson Cudney.

Congratulations and prayers for your continued growth in the beautiful Catholic faith. God bless and keep you.



It’s Fireworks Time

The Knights of Columbus will be selling Fireworks  @ 115 Henderson St. in front of Pacific View Charter School (formerly St. Bernard Elementary School) in Eureka.The booth will be open from 10 am until 8 pm, June 30 through July 4th. We can sell fireworks beginning June 28th. So if you need fireworks on the 28th or 29th please call Alan (707-442-6844) and he will meet you at the booth. Proceeds go towards K of C Charities, including donations to Sacred Heart and St. Bernard Parishes and St. Bernard Academy. New this year is the tnt.com support where you can preview items, order ahead for pick up and pay online. For more information please call 707-442-6844. Thank you for your support. Happy July 4th and God bless!



Congratulations To Those Who Received Sacraments of Initiation and Confirmation



Congratulations To Those Receiving Sacraments of Initiation and Confirmation! Please pray for them.

With much joy and grateful hearts we thank the Lord for Melissa Finney and Christine Snowton who received the Sacraments of Initiation last weekend at Sacred Heart, and for Concepcion Villalvazo who received the sacrament of Confirmation.  Let us pray that they may continue to walk faithfully with the Lord throughout their lives and that we may prayerfully support them along the way!



Eucharistic Miracles Poster Exibition



On June 23 from 9am-2pm Eucharistic Miracles Posters will be displayed at Sacred Heart Parish Hall. Kindly come by and spend some time in browsing the posters and watching the movie.



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.


Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

June 7


12:15 –  Mass @ St. Bernard Church

June 8


3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph Church

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

June 9


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

June 10


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard Church

June 11


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

June 12


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

June 13


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

11:30 am – Mass @ St Joseph Hospital Chapel

June 14


12:15 –  Mass @ St. Bernard Church

June 15


3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph Church

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph Church

June 16


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


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

80 years after D-Day, Pope Francis says peace “requires the greatest courage”. To mark the anniversary of the Allied Foreces landing on Normandy Beach, the Pope sent a message to a bishop in France. In it, he recalled the immense sacrifice the thousands of soldiers made that day.

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.

Pope Francis preaches catechesis on “the virtues being “infused by God”. The Pope underlined that the destiny of every person is to live a full life and to do so “the Christian enjoys the particular help of the Holy Spirit.”




The Pope Video

Let us pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence, may find welcome and new living opportunities in their host countries.

Pope Francis – JUNE 2024

Dear brothers and sisters, this month I would like us to pray for people fleeing their own countries.
The feeling of uprootedness or not knowing where they belong often accompanies the trauma experienced by people who are forced to flee their homeland because of war or poverty.
What is more, in some destination countries, migrants are viewed as threats, with fear.
Then the spectre of walls appears – walls on the earth separating families, and walls in hearts.
Christians cannot share this vision. Whoever welcomes a migrant welcomes Christ.
We must promote a social and political culture that protects the rights and dignity of migrants, a culture that promotes the possibility that they can achieve their full potential, and integrates them.
A migrant needs to be accompanied, promoted, and integrated.
Let us pray that migrants fleeing from war or hunger, forced to undertake journeys fraught with danger and violence, may find welcome and new living opportunities.



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!


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


Visit Our Facebook Page For Your Daily Jolt



We encourage you to check in on our every day to see the latest news and to check back each day for a little piece of inspiration as well as a small spiritual challenge. Many parishioners have been attracted to the idea of carving out a moment of spiritual contemplation, and  coupling it with a meaningful — and very doable — action. Each day the Daily Jolt will offer a brief daily insight/inspiration and will also contain a “microChallenge” asking readers to take that moment of mindfulness and turn it into some small, immediate form of action in their lives. Our spiritual journeys are all unique and incredibly personal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a little Jolt from time to time to keep the journey moving forward. Don’t worry, this isn’t a test! There are no wrong answers here, our spiritual journeys are all unique and incredibly personal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t need a little Jolt from time to time to keep the journey moving forward. We hope that Busted Halo’s® Daily Jolt can be that sort of reminder for you on your own journey. So visit us everyday to get your Daily Jolt. Check it out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sacredhearteureka


Sacred Heart’s Facebook page


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.


The Best Devotional Apps You NEED on Your Phone




It’s no secret that spiritual reflections and prayer meditation guides have been around for eons and aren’t going anywhere. But, for those searching for a more structured prayer guide and the accountability that comes with it, devotional apps are the way to go.

We’ve done a test drive of some of the latest (and greatest!) devotional apps on the market today. Check out why these made the cut and consider downloading one or two to jumpstart your spiritual life this advent season.


See our recommendations


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 human heart ultimately seems 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 the God who is Love.  As Catholic Christians, we are privileged to share God’s love through the Mass, the Sacraments and how we live our lives. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a place to ask questions and seek understanding. 

Weekly “no strings” inquiry gatherings begin on Tuesday, September 12 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.


National Eucharisitic Revival 2022-2025



The National Eucharistic Revival is a three-year initiative by the U.S. bishops that aims to inspire, educate, and unite the faithful in a more intimate relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist.

In a society where the Lord is often forgotten and even a majority of Catholics do not believe in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the revival is meant to rededicate the entire nation to the eucharistic Jesus. 

The U.S. bishops hope to change the lives of Catholics and non-Catholics alike through a series of Eucharist-centric events including Eucharistic pilgrimages across the nation and a National Eucharistic Congress in 2024. 

As the campaign organizers say on the revival’s website, those who have been “healed, converted, formed, and unified” by the Eucharist have a mission to teach others “for the life of the world.” This is what the National Eucharistic Revival envisions for the future of this movement.

As we embark upon Year 2, each parish will be called upon to respond to four key invitations. Click below to find out what to expect from this Year of Parish Revival and how our parish community is being invited to respond.

Go to Eucharisticrevival.org


Natural Family Planning Class Information



Natural Family Planning classes teach a highly effective scientific method involving charting the individual body’s own system for the purpose of determing fertile and infertile times. Not only is it highly effective and natural but couples report that the method brings them closer together as it requires the loving cooperation of the couple. Many couples trying to conceive have found it most helpful as well as those wishing to hold off on conception. Natural family planning (NFP) can now be learned: self-paced, live online, or onsite. Cost is $150 and taught either in Spanish or English. You may take a class the traditional way in person with the teaching couples and other student couples, online, in a virtual classroom (some gadgets required.) or self-paced classes offered online. Spaced a week apart you and your spouse or fiance attend three classes at your own pace,one week apart. Please go to the Couple to Couple League website to compare classes, find classes near you or to register https://ccli.org/



No Cost Limited Obstetrical 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


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. 


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Stress in Your Marriage?



Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, angry, disillusioned, or frustrated, in their marriage. Some experience coldness or conflict in their relationship. Retrouvaille has helped so many couples who are experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the September 15-17 Retrouvaille weekend in San Jose, call 408-605-4998 or email: SanJose@RetroCA.com.  And please or visit our website at




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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Statement from Bishop Robert F. Vasa    


December 2, 2022

After months of careful and prayerful consideration, and after having consulted the priests of the Diocese as well as the Diocesan Finance Council, and professionals retained by the Diocese, it has become clear to me that it is necessary for the Diocese of Santa Rosa to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. This decision was made necessary due to the overwhelming number of sexual abuse lawsuits filed against the Diocese after the statute of limitations was lifted for a three-year ‘window’. We now are facing more than 130 claims dating from 1962 when the Diocese was established to the present. A vast majority of the cases date from the 70’s and 80’s.

Our present plan is for our attorneys to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection after December 31 and before March 1, 2023. Our Diocese joins a growing list of Dioceses in the United States to make such a filing.

In many ways, this is not a freely chosen decision. It is the inevitable result of an insurmountable number of claims. I am convinced, however, that choosing this path will allow us to achieve two very important goals. First, it will provide a process to carefully evaluate and compensate, as fairly as possible those who have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse. Chapter 11 is a process designed to bring all parties together in one place to resolve difficult claims fairly and finally, with the supervision of the bankruptcy court.  A bankruptcy allows the Diocese to deal with all these issues collectively rather than one at a time. At the same time, the process will provide a way for the Diocese to continue the various charitable ministries in which it is engaged. 

It is important to remember that the only entity filing for bankruptcy protection is the corporation sole known legally as the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. The parishes and Catholic schools within our Diocese are separate civil corporations or separate ecclesial entities and should not be parties to this filing. There are many matters to be discerned by the bankruptcy court and so absolute certainty about the degree of participation by any other entities such as parishes and schools will be determined in the course of the proceedings.

Since we began discussing this possibility more than a year ago, I have been moved by the understanding, patience and support expressed by the clergy and by the various people in the Church with whom I have previously shared this information. I am deeply grateful.

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