A special second collection next weekend at all Masses

Every year our Diocese participates in the Mission Cooperative program which allows us to unite with the Mission Church around the world by providing mission awareness throughout our parishes. Your past generous participation, is a reflection of that ongoing awareness and concern.

Due to the COVID restrictions, we are not supporting the travel required for these missionaries to visit the diocese in 2021, however, the desperate need for the support of our prayers and our financial contributions is greater than ever before.

To this end, we will be taking a special second collection next weekend during all masses, with all proceeds to be sent to the missionary partners that the Diocese of Santa Rosa has historically supported.

Around the world, those who are suffering, need to experience the solidarity of other Christians with our Universal Church in facing the pandemic and the other daily harsh realities that our brothers and sisters constantly face. As life hopefully returns to more of a normal state, we will continue to pray for one another and assist one another. Thank you for your prayers and financial support.

Catholic News

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America: The Jesuit Review

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Catholic News Service

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National Catholic Reporter

NCR is a religious news source with worldly interests, and though a large amount of its reporting deals with issues of the Catholic church, an equal amount of its coverage is a marriage of the religious, political and social forces shaping public policies and institutions. We are concerned for all people and we are committed to shaping a world that recognizes the dignity of every human being, regardless of religious belief, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other characteristics. Throughout our history, we have been a voice for the disadvantaged and the marginalized, and we have told the stories of injustice that others simply will not print.

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  • On the way back from his papal trip to Hungary and Slovakia, Pope Francis responded to a question about denying communion to politicians who are pro-choice. In this episode of Behind the Story, America editor Sam Sawyer, S.J., joins Colleen Dulle, host of “Inside the Vatican,” to unpack Francis’ comments and what effect they might have on the U.S. bishops’ ongoing debate on this subject.
  • Pope Francis said on Wednesday he was puzzled why so many people, including some cardinals in Roman Catholic Church hierarchy, have refused to get inoculated against COVID-19.
  • During his general audience Sept. 1, Pope Francis said to beware of those who propose holiness comes through rigid religious practices.

Thank You Rosemary Murphy and Jeanne Nicolds

You have both answered the call for bulletin-folding again and again. Jeanne Nicolds has recently retired from bulletin chores after many years of dedicated work.. Thanks again dear Jeanne! If anyone would like to help please call the office @ 707-443-8429.


Of Cobwebs and Tree Limbs

We wish to acknowledge the often heroic dedication to our church shown by Tom Simovich who answered the  call to do some arachnid worrying. Also, the front trees look so fine!

Thank You Nacho and Harold

Thank you for the absolutely stunning roses, plant maintenance and grounds work. The tree trimming is so appreciated and keeps the trees healthy as well as those who walk underneath!


I wanted to let you know the little information we have regarding Religious Education this year so far.

The current plan is for in-person instruction, but we are still waiting a while to announce that as the regulations seem to still change often at this time. Click on the link below to download registration forms and we hope to start classes in early October.

If you are still willing to volunteer for the CCD program, please let me know! Also, what capacity would you like to serve in? Teacher, teacher’s aide, etc.? Thank you for your involvement in this ministry, whether past or present. I hope to see you all again soon! Grace and Peace, Kim Farrell DRE/SEC/MC

Saint Bernard/Sacred Heart Parishes 442-2233 


In A Message To Americans, Pope Francis Says Getting Vaccinated Is ‘An Act Of Love’

Pope Francis is adding his voice to a campaign to overcome vaccine skepticism, issuing a public service announcement insisting that vaccines are safe, effective and an “act of love.”

The video message released Wednesday is aimed at a global audience but directed particularly at the Americas. It features six cardinals and archbishops from North, Central and South America as well as the Argentine-born pope. It was produced by the Vatican and the Ad Council, which has produced a series of pro-vaccine ads in a bid to get more people vaccinated.

In his comments, Francis said: “Being vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love.”

He added: “Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other, especially the most vulnerable.”

Francis had emphasized at the start of the pandemic the need to ensure equal access to the vaccine, especially for the poor. But faced with increasing skepticism about vaccines especially among religious conservatives, the Vatican has vowed an all-out effort to overcome hesitancy and encourage widespread vaccination.

The Vatican has declared that it is morally acceptable for Catholics to receive COVID-19 vaccines, including those based on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses.

Lector & Minister Schedules For September

Sept. Lector & Extraordinary Minister Schedules for all Masses are in the Church  If you would like to volunteer to be a lector or extraordinary minister, please contact Dance or Kim Farrell at  707-442-2233 or sacredsaintccd@gmail.com

Register for Conference

Diocese of Santa Rosa Religious Ed. Conference

The Diocese of Santa Rosa is pleased to present its annual Religious Education Congress:”Praying Always” on Saturday, September 25, 2021, 9am to 4pm at Cardinal Newman School, 50 Ursaline Rd., Santa Rosa. There will be Holy Mass at 9am, a keynote address followed by a session at 11:30 am, lunch and exhibits (showcasing books and gifts) and Session 2 at 1:30pm followed by a Plenary session at 2:45-3:45pm, with closing prayer and raffle at 4pm.

There is a one-time offer of free registration due to Covid 19. To register or for more information about speakers and program please visit www.santarosacatholic.org or contact dre@srdiocese.org  (707)566-3366. Classrooms are air-conditioned. Coffee,doughnuts and bottled water will be available. Early bird registration by Sept. 5th guarantees you a seat. Come take advantage of this free event.


Get more information or register

Santa Rosa Diocesan Council of Catholic Women

The Santa Rosa Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is offering The Consecration to St. Joseph via Zoom, beginning September 30th.  This Six week series will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am and at 6:30 pm.  Free books will be provided by SRDCCW.  To register please contact Char at 707 331-3126 or SantaRosaDCCW@gmail.com.   


El Consejo Diocesano de Mujeres Católicas de Santa Rosa les invita a la Consagración a San José vía Zoom, 

empezamos el día 29 de septiembre. Esta serie de 6 semanas será también en español  los miércoles a las 6:30 pm. Se les darán libros por parte de SRDCCW. 

Para registrarse favor de contactar a Martha al teléfono 707 548 2202 y a Ofelia al 707 543 5582

O al correo electrónicoSantaRosaDCCW@gmail.com

What is Formed?

What Is This New Program?

We have created an entire page on our web site to introduce you to the new FORMED program. We have gathered everything you  need to know in one place.




Liturgy Schedule

Sacred Heart – St. Bernard – St. Joseph Parishes

September 19


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

September 20


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

September 21


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

September 22


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

6:00 pm – Adoration and Confession @ Sacred Heart

7:00 pm – Mass @ Sacred Heart in Spanish

September 23


7:30 am – Mass @ St. Joseph

5:30 pm – Adoration & Confession @ Saint Bernard

September 24


12:15 pm – Mass @ St. Bernard

September 25


3:15 pm – Confessions @ St. Joseph

4:00 pm – Mass @ St. Joseph

September 26


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

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.

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.

year of

Saint Joseph

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St. Joseph.”  It is a wonderful opportunity to increase our love for St. Joseph and knowledge, “to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal” (Patris Corde).

We have curated a special page to assist in your celebration of the special year.  Please check this page often for new resources and materials throughout the year.

Go to the year of st. joseph 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. 


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