Welcome to the Catholic Community of Sacred Heart
...a people worshiping and growing in faith. We welcome you and your family to our parish and we hope that you will find a "home" with us --and that as we grow in God's Spirit we may help one another experience the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The chapel is now open during the day for prayer and meditation. Please come and spend some quiet time with Our Lord and Lady during this hectic season.
St. Vincent de Paul Collecting Food For Christmas Baskets For Those In Need
St Vincent de Paul is asking for non-perishable food items and gift certificates for hams/turkeys for the needy. Please bring items/bags to the Sacred Heart or St. Bernard Church offices or leave in the vestibule. Heartfelt thanks is given to all those who helped put together Thanksgiving baskets this past Sunday.
History of Sacred Heart St. Vincent de Paul
In 1981 the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was established at Sacred Heart Church. Since that time we have provided services for parishioners and others in crises. We meet with people referred to us to provide an understanding ear and explore any service that may meet their current need. Over the years we have provided assistance with transportation, PG and E bills, water bills, emergency shelter, food, clothing, etc Assembled bags of food and supplies are located in the parish center.
During the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays we receive referrals from the local schools, the parish, and probation families in need of holiday food. In addition, at Christmas, we supply presents to children in needy families, as well as, providing requested gifts to occupants in care homes in Eureka.
Over the past 30 plus years we have served over 10,000 families and expended over $100,00 in services. Virtually 100% of our funds come from our parishioners as 5th Sunday collections during the calendar year. One hundred percent of the funds donated are used for our clients.
Our members include: Jim and Collen Cruz, Georeanne Pucillo, Joyce Schmitz, Dave Vina, Lynn Lawrence, Michael Walsh, Rosemary Murphy, Steve Beckman, Linda O’Hara, Betty Chinn, and Russ Shaddix.
Advent Family Gift Box Project
Are you or your family looking for a way to make Christmas more meaningful – or help your children think of others instead of merely focusing on what they’ll get for Christmas? If so, we have a wonderful opportunity for you !
After speaking with Betty Chinn we realized that at Christmas people’s thoughts and concerns turn towards children which is wonderful. However, what about single men and women who for all kinds of reasons are on the streets at Christmas? And please remember, we are not supposed to be judging why they are where they are…
If you are interested in helping others this Christmas, we have a wonderful Christmas project for you. We are asking for a plastic box with a cover (about shoebox size-available at Dollar Store). Please wrap in Christmas paper or decorate with Christmas stickers. Suggested items to place in the box are: small packages of tissues and Q-tips, toothbrush and small toothpaste, deodorant, washcloth, disposable wipes, soap, Socks, mittens or gloves, small packages of candy, deck of cards, and warm knit caps, etc. But … please no medicines
Last by not least, Please include a Christmas card – homemade ones by your children are lovely. The cards are so important for all people to feel valued and respected regardless of what situation they may be in. However, Please do not include your last names, addresses or phone numbers on the cards. Please place all items inside a gallon size zip-lock bag to keep all the items safe & dry from all our rains.
Your boxes will be collected & presented during the 4:30 Family Mass on Christmas Eve and then delivered by Betty to the appropriate people. (Boxes can also be delivered to the Rectory.)
Thank you for considering making your Advent season more meaningful by reaching out to those who are less fortunate especially at Christmas.
Sacred Heart Christmas Season Schedule
The Immaculate Conception Of The Blessed Virgin Mary - Monday, Dec. 9 - Patronal Feast Day Of The United States Of America: 8:30 am, 5:00pm (English) and 7pm (Spanish)
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Novena
Tuesday, December 3 - Wednesday, December 11, 6:30pm Sacred Shed, 7pm Mass
Thursday, December 12, 4:30am Ceremonial Dance, 5:00am Singing and Holy Mass, 6pm Mass and Dinner (Sacred Shed)
Advent Penance Services
Tuesday, December 10 -St. Bernard 5:30pm
Tuesday, December 17 - St. Mary 5:30pm
Regular Mass Schedule
Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22
Christmas Eve Services, Tuesday, December 24
4:30pm Youth Christmas Program Mass
11:30pm Christmas Caroling
12:00 Midnight Mass
Christmas Day Services, Wednesday, December 25,
Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, Wednesday, January 1
8:30 am, 5:30pm and 7pm
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