First Friday Devotion

 

First Friday Devotion is scheduled for Friday February 3, 2023 at Saint Bernard’s Church. Mass at 12:15 followed by Eucharistic Adoration.  Confession will be available from 4-4:45. Benediction at 5:00pm.

The Devotion will be held each first Friday at St. Bernard’s Church throughout 2023.

                                                    

 

 

The Eureka Catholic Church Calendars are Here!

             

The long awaited Eureka Catholic Church calendars are here and in the churches. Enjoy! Thanks again to the Knights of Columbus for sponsoring the beautiful calendars for St. Bernard, St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Churches. Well done, Catholic gentlemen.

St. Bernard Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 5th     

 

 

Prepared by the Knights of Columbus  will be held Feb. 5th in St Bernard Parish Hall. Time is 8:30 am till 12. Menu is pancakes, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs and all the usual wonderful trimmings! Cost $8 for adults,  $4 for children under 12. The proceeds go to the St. Bernard’s Building Maintenance Fund.

 

                                                    

 

Baby Bottle Boomerang Invitation

             

 

Baby bottles for donations to the Pregnancy Care Center and J Rolpe are in the churches. Please take one home and support your catholic pro-life values by collecting monetary donations for the pro-life centers. This is a great Lenten project for the family: placing money usually spent on luxuries like candy, beer etc in the bottle for the help of Moms and babies. A good outreach is to ask others to contribute their spare change to assist pregnant women and their babies. Bottles may be brought to the office. God bless you for your assistance.

      

Thank You Cleaners, Decorators and Flower Folks

 

 

To all those people who volunteered to make sure the churches were beautiful for the Advent and Christmas Seasons we offer our deepest appreciation and gratitude.

 

ICF Super Bowl of Peanut Butter and Jelly! 

 

 

To increase the amount of food reserves this winter for Betty Chinn’s ministry to the homeless the Italian Catholic Federation Branches in Humboldt County will be coordinating a peanut butter and jelly donation drive at  St Bernard, St Mary, St Joseph, and Assumption Parishes. Donation boxes will be in the vestibule of the church for your donations from now until February 14th (Super Bowl Sunday). Please leave your donations in the boxes.

At the end of the donation drive the ICF will award the  parish with the most peanut butter and jelly donations as the Champions of the Super Bowl of Peanut Butter and Jelly! 

                                                    

 

Gospel Lecture Series Has Begun

 

Deacon Frank Weber’s popular Lecture Series on the Gospels has begun! It features The Messianic Prophecies of Jesus. These are recorded lectures given in memory of Fr. Eric Freed in the Pinocchi Rm at 11:45am on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays in January and the 2nd Sunday in February. All are welcome.                                                         

 

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

 

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

 

 

Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

January 27

Friday

12:15 pm – Mass @St. Bernard Church followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 5:00 pm

January 28

Saturday

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph

January 29

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

January 30

Monday

12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

January 31

Tuesday

7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

February 1

Wednesday

12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

1:00 pm – Adoration & Confession @ St. Bernard Church

6:00 pm – Adoration and Confession @ Sacred Heart

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

February 1

Thursday

7:30 am –  Mass @ St. Joseph Church

11:30 am – Rosary group @ Sacred Heart chapel

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.

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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.

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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

  • In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Pope Francis has criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” and said God loves all his children, just as they are. 
  • Pope Francis: “Christian witness cannot be separated from joy and freedom”. The Pope called attention to the closing of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
  • Pope Francis warns priests to avoid long, boring homilies: “They are a disaster”. The Pope said this during a meeting with participants in a course on liturgy.

The Pope Video

We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than confrontation and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

Pope Francis – January 2023

I would like to propose that educators add new content to their teaching: fraternity.
Education is an act of love that illuminates the path for us to recover a sense of fraternity, so we will not ignore those who are most vulnerable.
Educators are witnesses who not only impart their mental knowledge, but also their convictions, their commitment to life.
They know how to handle the three languages well: that of the head, that of the heart, and that of the hands, all in harmony. And hence the joy in communicating.
And they will be heeded much more attentively and will become community builders.
Why? Because they’re sowing this testimony.
Let us pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than confrontation and helping especially the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

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.

 

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.

Download the press release

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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

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