The Church's deepest nature is expressed in her three-fold responsibility: of proclaiming the word of God, celebrating the sacraments, and exercising the ministry of charity. - Pope Benedict XVI

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February 17, 2019


The 2020 pilgrimage to Oberammergau may sound a long way off, but the time to make reservations is now! The Passion Play is only presented every ten years, and many travelers want to see it. We have less than 20 seats still available for our group. For more information about this opportunity, please save March 25th at 7:00 pm. Alexander from Collette Travel will be in the parish hall to tell us all about this once-in-a-lifetime trip.

¡Reserve la Fecha!

La peregrinación del año 2020 a Oberammergau se mira como muy lejos, pero el tiempo de ser reservaciones es ahora. La Obra de la Pasión de nuestro Señor Jesucristo es presentada cada diez años, y viajan muchos a verla. Tenemos menos de 20 lugares disponibles para nuestro grupo aquí de la parroquia. Para más información reserve la fecha de marzo 25 del 2019, porque habrá una sesión de información sobre este viaje a las 7:00pm en el salón parroquial.

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February 10, 2019

The 2019 Annual Ministry Appeal began this week with letters mailed from the diocese to past donors (2015-2018). This appeal is an opportunity to join the communal efforts of 250,000+ Catholics in the Central Coast to support the ministries of the Diocese of Monterey.

Your generous gift to the 2019 Annual Ministry Appeal will help support those in need and provide support and services to our brothers and sisters in Christ, building Bridges of Hope.

Please prayerfully consider your gift to this years’ Annual Ministry Appeal.  As our Parish strives to unite in Christ with the faithful of the Diocese, we will see ourselves being good stewards of the many gifts the Lord provides each and every one of us.  This is a good way to respond to the call to go in peace and love and serve the Lord.

La Petición Anual Para Ministerios para este año comenzó esta semana con cartas de la Diócesis enviadas por correo a personas que donaron anteriormente (del 2015 al 2018). Este llamado es una oportunidad para unirse a los esfuerzos de la comunidad de más de 250,000 Católicos en la Costa Central, para apoyar a los ministerios de la Diócesis de Monterey.

Su generoso donativo a la Petición Anual Para Ministerios del 2019 ayudará a apoyar a los necesitados y brindará apoyo y servicios a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, construyendo Puentes de Esperanza.

Por favor considere, en oración, su donativo a la Petición Anual Para Ministerios de este año. A medida que nuestra Parroquia se esfuerza por unirnos en Cristo con los demás fieles de la Diócesis, nos veremos a nosotros mismos como buenos administradores de los muchos dones que el Señor provee a todos y cada uno de nosotros. Esa es una forma de ir en paz para amar y servir al Señor.

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February 3, 2019


 Why Catholic? Faith Sharing Groups Start February 26 This season’s theme:

 Celebrating the Sacraments


 Por que ser Católico? Compartiendo nuestra fé estará empezando el 26 de febrero

Tema para esta sesión:

 Celebrando los Sacramentos

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January 27, 2019


If you would like to donate flowers for a weekend’s Masses and have your loved ones mentioned at Mass and in the bulletin, please stop by the parish office to fill out a form. Your loved ones will be listed in the bulletin and at all Masses on that weekend. It is also a good opportunity to donate flowers in celebration of an event, anniversary, or in thanksgiving.


Si te gustaría donar flores para las Misas de un fin de semana y que se mencione a sus seres queridos en la Misa y en el boletín, pase por la oficina de la parroquia para completar una forma. Sus seres queridos se incluirán en el boletín y en todas las Misas de ese fin de semana. También es una buena oportunidad para donar flores en celebración de un evento, aniversario o en acción de gracias.

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January 20, 2019

HOSPITALITY AFTER MASSES:  Would you like to get to better know the  people you see every week at Mass? We are planning to start offering hospitality (coffee & donuts) after the 7, 9 and 11 am Masses one Sunday each month. We are looking for groups or families (other than our current ministries) who are willing to volunteer to sponsor/host one of these events. If this is something that interests you, please contact the office for more information, 831-424-1959.

CONVIVIO DESPUÉS DE MISA DE LA 1: Le gustaría conocer más a las personas que ve cada domingo en misa? Estamos planeando ofrecer oportunidades para convivir después de la misa de 1 de la tarde un domingo al mes. Estamos buscando a familias o otros grupos (que no están involucrados en el momento con la parroquia) para patrocinar y organizar uno de estos eventos. Si le interesa o gustaría más información por favor hable a la oficina de la parroquia a (831) 424-1959.

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January 13, 2019


Last week, the diocese released a list of 30 priests who have been credibly accused of abusing children.  As Bishop Wilkerson said in his letter released along with the list, “This has been a painful process for all involved. Sexual misconduct with a minor is a heinous sin and crime and something that should never happen — especially by a trusted person such as a priest, deacon or religious. I deeply apologize to every victim of sexual misconduct by anyone associated with the Diocese of Monterey and I extend the offer of counseling to you. To access these services, please contact our Victims’ Assistance Coordinator, Rio Castillo, at 800-321-5220 or [email protected].”  We, your clergy and staff, are profoundly sorry for the abuse that has occurred in the past, and we pledge to do everything in our power to prevent a single case of abuse from ever happening again.  […]

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January 6, 2019

The annual Respect Life Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerald Wilkerson will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Madonna Del Sasso Pro-Cathedral in Salinas. Bishop Wilkerson invites all parishioners in the Monterey diocese to come and attend this annual Mass.

La Misa anual de Respect Life celebrada por el obispo Gerald Wilkerson se llevará a cabo el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019 a las 7:00 p.m. en Madonna Del Sasso Pro-catedral en Salinas. El Obispo Wilkerson invita a todos los feligreses a Diócesis de Monterey para venir y asistir a esta Misa anual.

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December 30, 2018

Dear Dedicated Parishioners,
As the end of the year approaches, I would once again like to thank you for your generosity on our 5th Sunday collections. Please know that you are helping a child, or perhaps 2, receive the gift of a Catholic education. In a world filled with turmoil and sadness, our students at Sacred Heart School are nurtured to become kind and caring children, who surely will become kind and caring adults. Thank you so much for the continued support and please know we are grateful for all you do.
Blessings in Christ and mountains of thanks,
Connie Rossi-Rains, Principal

Estimados feligreses dedicados,
A medida que se acerca el fin de año, una vez más quisiera agradecerles su generosidad en nuestras colecciones del 5º domingo. Tenga en cuenta que está ayudando a un niño, o quizás a 2, a  recibir el regalo de una educación católica. En un mundo lleno de agitación y tristeza, nuestros estudiantes en la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón son educados para que se conviertan en niños  amables y cariñosos, que seguramente se convertirán en adultos amables y cariñosos. Muchas gracias por el continuo apoyo y, por favor, sepan que estamos agradecidos por todo lo que hacen.
Bendiciones en Cristo y montañas de gracias.
Connie Rossi-Rains, Directora

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December 23, 2018

Christmas 2018

Beloved Community of Sacred Heart Parish and School, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I proclaim news of great joy. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.” Lk 2:10-12
We live in a world today where, indeed, there is much fear and uncertainties. Some of this is warranted. But sometimes we needlessly let fear get the better of us, and we lose sight of the news of great joy that comes at Christmas time. Our salvation comes into our midst once again not in power, but as a tiny, vulnerable child. And our God, who entrusted our very salvation, in the form of a tiny child, to a poor, wandering couple, will surely watch over us, as well. Christmas is, indeed, Good News, and it puts us in touch with those tender places in our hearts which are moved to ooh and ah at the sight of a newborn babe, the Emmanuel – “God with us.” And so, this Christmas time, in spite of real reasons to be fearful, we invite you to trust in the enormity of God’s love. Receive once again news of great joy, that a tiny babe, vulnerable and small, who has been born into our midst again, is the source of our strength and our salvation. Let us recognize His presence in our midst and in one another, and welcome Him, this day, this season, this year, and always. Wishing you a holy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fr. Manny Recera and Sacred Heart Parish Staff

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December 16, 2018

WHAT IS SIMBÁNG GABI? Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for “Night Mass”) is a devotional Novena of Masses in preparation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. We are again sharing the novena with Madonna del Sasso. We will have Masses at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Parish Hall on Thursday, 12/20, and Friday, 12/21. The Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. Masses will be part of the Novena, but there will not be receptions. Please plan to join us!

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Mass Schedule

  • Saturday
    • 7:00 am, 5:00 pm (English)
      7:00 pm (Spanish)
  • Sunday
    • 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 5:00 pm (English)
      1:00 pm, 7:00 pm (Spanish)
  • Monday - Friday
    • 7:00 am, 12:15 pm (English)
  • Thursday
    • 7:00 pm (Spanish)
  • First Friday
    • 7:30 pm (Spanish)