Be sure to check out our Lenten Resources page


Striving to be a grateful parish following Christ by loving God, and loving our neighbors as ourselves through our words, deeds, and thoughts.

““All creation is called, with us, to go forth from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God. Lent is a sacramental sign of this conversion."

― Pope Francis

Easter Dinner-in-a-Bag

St. Vincent de Paul invites you to fill this bag with items for an Easter dinner.  Suggestions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A box of potatoes
  • A box of rice
  • A bag of beans
  • A bag of pasta noodles
  • Cans of fruit
  • Cans of green vegetables
  • Cans of yellow vegetables
  • Jello
  • A bag of wrapped candy
  • Items of your choice such as canned spaghetti, chili, stew, tuna, etc.

Please bring your filled bag to Mass with you on the weekend of April 14th, Palm Sunday.  We will add a ham, bread, milk, butter and a dessert along with an Easter Basket of goodies and distribute to referred families and/or individuals on Thursday, April 16th, at the Parish Center from 4 – 5:30 p.m.  If you have questions, please call Georgeanne at 497-9929.  Thank you for helping others.


The Italian Catholic Federation

Collecting PBJ For Betty Chinn  ICF requests your help in collecting peanut butter and jelly for Betty Chinn please. Donation boxes are in the narthex of the church. Thank you for your generosity in supporting this outreach to our hungry and homeless brothers and sisters. May God bless you!

Lenten Fast and Abstinence

Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all the Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but not yet 59. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. From its earliest days, the Church has urged the baptized and catechumens to observe the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer as a preparation for the celebration of Easter. Failure to observe individual days of penance is not considered serious, but failure to observe any penitential days at all or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious.


Pope’s Lenten Message calls for conversion

Pope Francis is calling on the faithful not to let the Lenten season of grace pass in vain, and to live as children of God acknowledging and obeying His law, in particular in regards to our brothers and sisters and to creation.

In this year’s Lenten message, the Pope invites believers to prepare to celebrate the paschal mystery with mind and heart renewed, warning that “Sin leads man to consider himself the god of creation, to see himself as its absolute master and to use it, not for the purpose willed by the Creator but for his own interests”.

Click here to read Pope Francis's Lenten Message.


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Lenten Resources and Ideas

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter. Although the practices may have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation. Moreover, an emphasis must be placed on performing spiritual works, like attending the Stations of the Cross, attending Mass, making a weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament, taking time for personal prayer and spiritual reading and most especially making a good confession and receiving sacramental absolution. Click here to visit our Lenten Resources page.

2019 Lenten Regulations for the Diocese of Santa Rosa

  • Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence, that is, limited to a single, full meal and abstinence from meat.
  • The other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat.
  • The law of fasting permits only one full meal a day, but it does allow the taking of some food in the morning and a second light meal at noon or in the evening, as you prefer.  Persons who have completed their eighteenth year to the beginning of their sixtieth (60) year are obligated to fast.
  • The law of abstinence from meat applies to all persons who have completed their fourteenth year of age.

 However, it is highly recommended that children from ages seven to fourteen years also follow the law of abstinence.

  • All Catholics are encouraged to receive Holy Eucharist frequently during Lent and to receive the Sacrament of Penance so that all may be prepared to celebrate more fully the paschal mystery. Those who have received their first Holy Communion are to receive Holy Communion during the Easter season.
  • The determination of these days of obligatory penance, as listed above, should not be understood as limiting the occasions for Christian penance.  This penance is to help us see and shorten the distance between our present lives and the life God wants for each of us.  “Penance should not be only internal and individual but external and social.”  (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy #110)
  • Marriages may be celebrated with Mass and the nuptial blessing should always be given.  It is, however, contrary to the spirit of penance during Lent to plan an elaborate wedding with lavish decorations.

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Reader & Extraordinary Minister Schedule for Jan. - March., 2019

You can download a pdf of the schedule by clicking here or by clicking on the link below.

You can download a pdf of the Oct. - Dec., 2018 schedule by clicking here .

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A Message from Fr. Rowell, our new Parochial Vicar

Who am I? I am Rev. Fr. Rōwell V. Gumalay, MOP.  Simply call me by my first name:“RŌWELL.” I came from the province of Camarines Sur, Bicol, Philippines. November 6, 1983 is my birthdate. I am the youngest of nine in the family. Both my father and mother are deceased.  My parents left me with a very high regard for a life of prayer, dedication and love for God and people. 

In my early studies, in a High School at the Sisters of Mary, Philippines I heard a CALL of serving the Lord in a very special way. This inspiration of the Holy Spirit, I pursued at the young age of 16.  I entered the Religious Life on Feb 25, 2000 in the Religious Institute of the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP), a community of Brothers and Priests who offer free service to the least of our brothers and sisters around the world.  A year later, I had my two years of novitiate in Kingston, Jamaica. Then, I was sent to the different missions and community posts like Philippines ( Naga, Cebu & Manila), Charlotte, North Carolina, Indonesia, East Timore and Jamaica.

I took my final/solemn vows on June 29, 2006 on the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. It is my soul’s desire to offer myself to Him forever. This comes with different thorns and roses. I earned my (BA) in Philosophical Studies in the seminary of St. Phillip Neri, Toronto, Canada. A country of four seasons indeed! As for my Theology, I entered in the special course (LDS – Long Distance Learning System) in the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

Then 6 months after my diaconal exposure, on November 10, 2013 at the age of 30, I was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in my home-town in St. Bernard Abbot Parish, Ocampo, Camarines Sur.  During my first 5 years in the priesthood, I was assigned as Mission Superior in Cebu, Philippines. I enjoy listening and serving people.

This February 19th, 2019 I found myself in Eureka, Northern part of the beautiful family-oriented Diocese of Santa Rosa. I feel at home. I thank so many good people who became instruments of God in order for me to be here with you and for you. To name a few, the openness and welcoming of His Excellency Most Rev. Robert Vasa and his joyous Vicar General, Msgr. Daniel Whelton who helped me to be part of serving the people of God. May my stay here in the parishes of Eureka be a blessing, an aid to spiritual growth and an encounter with Christ who walked upon the land. 

Dios Mabalos! Mabuhay and Blessings to all!

- Fr. Rowell

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Mass Times


9:00 am - English
12:15 pm - Spanish

4:30 pm - English

First Saturdays: 8:30 am


Tuesday - 11:30 am @ St. Joseph Hospital

Wednesday - 7:00 pm, Spanish

Thursday - 11:30 am @ St. Joseph Hospital

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday: 6:00-6:50 pm - English/Spanish

First Saturdays: 9-10 am

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Wed., 6:00-6:50 pm
First Saturday, 9-10 am
Also by appointment


We ask for a two month notice and baptismal classes are required. Baptismal classes in Spanish are on the last Friday of each month at 7:00 pm. at Sacred Heart and in English on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 pm at St. Bernard Parish for all Eureka churches.


Couples intending to marry need to call the parish office at least six months prior to the marriage. Marriage preparation classes are required.

Ministry to the Sick

If you would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick please call the parish office at 707-443-8429 or come to a mass at St. Joseph Hospital on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:30 am.

In Case of Emergency

If there is an emergency please phone 707-800-2699.

For non-emergencies after hours but you need to contact a priest phone Sacred Heart  (707) 443-8429 and listen to the automated message on the phone to leave a message in the priest’s mailbox. You may also FAX a message using (707) 443-8420.

Get in Touch

  • Office Hours:
    9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:00 pm Mon. - Wed.
  • Office closed on Thur. & Fri.
  • Phone:
    (707) 443-8429
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-8540
  • Email:
    Parish Office
  • Address:
    2085 Myrtle Ave.
    Eureka, CA
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