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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June 16, 2019

Dear Friends of Sacred Heart Parish,

Words alone cannot express my sense of appreciation to you for allowing me to journey with you over these past months. However, they become a palpable sign of my heartfelt gratitude and love that has grown daily. You are a blessing in my life and, as your priest, serving you has been one of the greatest honors I could possibly ask for.

I have discovered that you are very generous souls. I say this because you have given me a couple of very important things, namely, your time and your heart. On the one hand, you have given me your time; sadly, I could never give it back to you. On the other, you have given me your heart, because it didn’t take much for us to be connected. Hence, I thank you. You inspire me to always move forward in my life; I pray and hope I do the same for you. […]

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June 9, 2019

The Diocese of Monterey is happy to introduce a School of Ministry. The School of Ministry forms competent lay ministers to work together with the ordained to further the mission of the church. If you would like more formation in Scripture, Sacraments & Liturgy, Theological Foundations plus much more, the time is now to register for the School of Ministry! Space is limited.

Go to https://www.dioceseofmonterey.org/schoolof-ministry and register!

Classes begin early September in Santa Cruz, Spreckels or Paso Robles. Early registration discount applies through the end of July.

Questions? Call Ann Ventura, Program Coordinator, at 831-645-2848 or email at aventura@dioceseofmonterey.org

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June 2, 2019

MASS INTENTIONS CALENDAR – The calendar for 2020 is now available. If you have special dates to reserve, please come to the office at 22 Stone St.  There are still some Mass intentions available for 2019, but if you have a special date to reserve please come to the office as soon as possible.

CALENDARIO DE INTENCIONES PARA MISAS – El calendario para el 2020 ya está disponible para sus fechas especiales. Por favor venga a la oficina, 22 Stone St. Todavía hay algunas intenciones para Misas disponibles para 2019, pero si tiene una fecha especial para reservar, por favor vaya a la oficina lo antes posible.

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May 26, 2019

From the RCIA & Adult Faith Formation ministry: If you or someone you know is interested in completing their initiation into the Catholic Church, or would like to learn more about becoming Catholic, now’s the time. A new inquiry group season will start meeting weekly on SATURDAY, JUNE 17th from 10am to 11am. For more information, contact the parish office and leave a message at 831-424-1959 or rcia.93901@gmail.com.

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May 19, 2019

Dear Parishioners,

We would like to publicly thank Seminarian Christopher for the time and energy he has given to Sacred Heart School this past year.  We have loved his morning visits to assembly and many visits to our classrooms.  He is truly a “gentle-man” and we have enjoyed his prayers, short speeches and singing with us!  We wish him the very best in his future endeavors, and will pray for him and hope he will someday return to us!

Blessings and Love,

Sacred Heart Students and Staff

Queridos feligreses,

Nos gustaría agradecer públicamente al Seminarista Christopher por el tiempo y la energía que le ha dado a la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón este año pasado. Nos han encantado sus visitas matutinas a la asamblea y muchas visitas a nuestras  aulas. ¡Es verdaderamente un hombre amable y hemos disfrutado sus oraciones, sus breves discursos y su canto! Le deseamos lo mejor en sus futuros esfuerzos, y oraremos por él y esperamos que algún día vuelva con nosotros.

Bendiciones y amor,

Estudiantes y personal del Sagrado Corazón

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May 12, 2019

Dear Parishioners,

In this week’s bulletin, we are happy to present the long-awaited results of the Pastoral Council Parish Survey.  I am very grateful to the Pastoral Council for all of the hard work and devotion that they put into developing the survey and analyzing the results. I will continue to work with the members of the  Council – Jerry Cailotto, Rica Paglinawan, Rosa Paglinawan, Louis Tooch and Sally Torres – to see how we can implement the suggestions that were made. I am thankful for all of you who took the time to fill out the survey, and for your honest opinions of our Parish.

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Manuel B. Recera

 

Queridos feligreses,

En el boletín de esta semana, estamos alegres al presentar los resultados de la encuesta del concilio pastoral. Estoy muy agradecido al concilio pastoral por todo el trabajo y devoción que pusieron al implementar esta encuesta. Seguiré trabajando con todos los miembros del concilio pastoral – Jerry Cailotto, Rica Paglinawan, Rosa Paglinawan, Louis Tooch and Sally Torres para ver cómo podemos implementar las sugerencias que nos dieron. Les agradezco a todos los que llenaron la encuesta y por sus opiniones sobre nuestra parroquia.

Suyos en Cristo,

P. Manuel Recera

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May 5, 2019

FROM THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: “With the Marian Prayer Program, we honor the martyrs over the centuries as we call particular attention to the suffering of today’s Christians in the  Middle East. Featuring the newly commissioned icon of Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians, the prayer program is the latest in a series of efforts undertaken by the Knights of Columbus to aid those who suffer for their faith. Since its inception in 2014 the Christian Refugee Relief Fund has raised and distributed close to $20 million to help feed and clothe needy families in the Middle  East and to resettle and rebuild villages destroyed by ISIS. Pope Francis has called these efforts “an eloquent sign of (the Knights of Columbus’) firm commitment to solidarity and communion with (their) fellow Christians.”  […]

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April 28, 2019

Dear Sacred Heart Parishioners,
I am very happy to announce that Mrs. Rachel Meyers will be Sacred Heart School’s next principal. Mrs. Meyers is currently the school’s vice principal and first grade teacher. Mrs. Meyers holds a  Bachelor of Arts degree from CSUMB and a Master of Arts in Education from UCSC. She also holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and will complete her Administrative Services  credential program next year. She has previously taught at Mission Park School, San Carlos School, and Monterey Peninsula College. Thank you to our out-going principal Mrs. Rains, for her steadfast leadership.
Mrs. Rains and Mrs. Meyers will have time in the coming months to ensure a strong transition. Mrs. Meyers will begin as principal on July 1, 2019. I’m confident that Mrs. Meyer’s passion for  Sacred Heart School, active faith life, and vision for Catholic education will help keep our school moving forward. […]

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April 21, 2019

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
Easter Sunday is a day of faith, joy and rejoicing. The resurrection of Christ is the cornerstone of our faith and the most extraordinary happening in human history. All our hopes and happiness come from what happened on that first Easter morning. The joy of the apostles on Easter Day is meant to be our own joy, too. Easter is about the joy of rebirth in the spirit of God. It is all about the newness of life in Christ and the risen life of Christ is ours for the taking. Today’s feast provides us with a fresh opportunity of facing the issue of our own resurrection. It presents us with the  challenge of spreading the light, love and life of the Risen Christ. Easter has no spiritual significance for us if Christ emptied his tomb and we still lie in darkness and in our own death. Let the joy of the resurrection rise and lift us from despair and loneliness to the strength and beauty of the life Christ has given us. For the resurrection gives our life meaning, direction and the opportunity to start all over again no matter what we have been through in the past.
A blessed and a Happy Easter to all.

Queridos Feligreses,
El Domingo de Pascua es un día de fe, alegría y regocijo. La resurrección de Cristo es la piedra angular de nuestra fe y el acontecimiento más extraordinario de la historia humana. Todas nuestras  esperanzas y felicidad vienen de lo que sucedió en esa primera mañana de Pascua. La alegría de los apóstoles en el Día de Pascua está destinada a ser nuestra propia alegría también. Pascua es sobre la alegría de renacer en el espíritu de Dios. Se trata de la novedad de la vida en Cristo y la vida resucitada de Cristo es nuestra para que la tomemos. La fiesta de hoy nos brinda una nueva oportunidad de encarar la cuestión de nuestra propia resurrección. Nos presenta el desafío de difundir la luz, el amor y la vida del Cristo Resucitado. La Pascua no tiene ningún significado espiritual para nosotros si Cristo vació su tumba y aún permanecemos en la oscuridad y en nuestra propia muerte. Que la alegría de la resurrección se levante y nos eleve de la desesperación y la soledad a la fuerza y la belleza de la vida que Cristo nos ha dado. Porque la resurrección da sentido a nuestra vida, la dirección y la oportunidad de comenzar de nuevo sin importar lo que hemos pasado en el pasado.
Una bendecida y feliz Pascua de resurrección para todos.

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April 14, 2019

BLESSING OF EASTER BREAD: Bring the bread that you will be serving on Easter to the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday. There will be a table in the candle area, and all bread will be blessed by Fr. Manny & Fr. Rodrigo.

BENDICIÓN DE LOS ALIMENTOS

PARA LA PASCUA: Traer el pan que servirá en la Pascua a la misa de la Cena del Señor el Jueves Santo. Habrá una mesa en el área de las velas, y todo el pan será bendecido por el p. Manny y el p. Rodrigo.

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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)