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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March 13, 2011

The nicest note got forwarded to me from Sacred Heart’s Facebook (Courtesy of David Balch):

Sacred Heart, just wanted to tell you how much you mean to me, in ’98 I was a resident of Door to Hope, finally reached my bottom and was not too gently referred to go there, on our walks we would pass your church, I would enter into the cool quietness and sit and pray, you became a part of my most memorable times of early recovery […]

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March 6, 2011

Next Wednesday we Roman Catholics begin the special 40-day retreat called Lent. Ashes on our foreheads remind us we need to become more focused on our life as disciples of Jesus […]

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February 27, 2011

Volunteers are the life-blood of most Catholic parishes — and Sacred Heart is no exception […]

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February 20, 2011

Something I love about Sacred Heart is that we’re a church of choice for many homeless. Location explains part of it … but another reason is the positive welcoming attitude of this parish for generations […]

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February 13, 2011

Earlier this month David Balch, our parish youth ministry coordinator, shared very good news — Sacred Heart’s Youth Ministry outreach has been singled out by the Catholic Extension Society for a major grant […]

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February 6, 2011

Each year all 46 parishes of our diocese come together to support the many ministries funded by our bishop’s Annual Ministries Appeal […]

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January 23, 2011

Every time Catholic Schools Week (next week) comes around, I find myself thanking God that all my years as a pastor have been spent in parishes with schools […]

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January 16, 2011

As of today, we still don’t know who will be the next pastor of Sacred Heart. The bishop and diocesan personnel board are still discerning […]

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January 9, 2011

This weekend our wonderful Christmas observances come to an end. Christmas day itself reveals Jesus as Messiah of the Jews (Shepherds). Epiphany reveals Jesus as Lord of the Gentiles (Astrologers). And the Baptism of Jesus reveals Jesus as Savior … through Baptism and the other sacraments … of all the Baptized […]

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January 2, 2011

A very blessed and happy New Year to you! We’re beginning 2011 with two large efforts to promote long-term vitality for Salinas and for this parish […]

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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)