Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to care for orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained by the world. - James 1:27

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September 15, 2019

Theology on Tap Wednesday, September 25th, 6:30 PM London Bridge Pub, 256 Figueroa Street (at the foot of Wharf 2), Monterey  

Our speaker this month is Dick Gorman, speaking on the history and current importance of the Rosary. October is the Month of the Rosary, and the Church calls us to this special prayer, especially in these perilous times. St. Pope John Paul II called the Rosary his favorite prayer after the Mass. Our Blessed Mother Mary has urged us in her apparitions to pray the Rosary. Has the Rosary sort of slipped into your forgotten past? Come and learn the importance of renewing this important prayer. Come learn more and share your thoughts! Join us for interesting and enlightening conversation as we delve deeper into our faith and enjoy dinner with friends.

All are welcome! Join Monterey Theology on Tap on Facebook!  You can also send questions to Deacon Warren Hoy at  We hope to see you there!

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September 8, 2019

Second Collection to benefit Catholic Charities – Sept 14-15

For 35 years, Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey has answered the call to help our neighbors in need in the counties of Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo. We are  motivated by our mission to assist individuals and families of all backgrounds providing services and referrals to help them become healthier and economically stable. Please consider making a prayerful donation during our Second Collection or mailing directly to them the remit envelope provided during that weekend. Any donation, big or small, makes a positive impact in people’s lives. Together as Catholics, we give our neighbors in need a chance to thrive and change lives for good!

Questions? Call Catholic Charities at (831) 393-3110.

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September 1, 2019

The Diocese is offering Active Shooter Training for Clergy and Staff with training for our Lay Ministers to follow.  I too am heeding the recent events as warnings and am requesting your support in starting our newest ministry: Sacred Heart Safety Ministry.

We are recruiting people who have the ability through training to control a chaotic situation and possibly confront and compassionately deal with an intruder who may wish harm. Those who wish to serve in our new ministry must possess is a commitment to attend Mass on a regular basis. Diocese and Parish training schedules will be released in upcoming bulletins. Please call the parish office at 831-424-1959 if you would like to join or have questions.

La diócesis está ofreciendo entrenamiento en casa de emergencias para el personal de la parroquia y después tendrá oportunidades para laicos en nuestra parroquia. En respuesta a eventos pasados estamos iniciando un nuevo ministerio en nuestra parroquia: El Ministerio de Seguridad del Sagrado Corazón.

Estamos buscando a personas que tienen la habilidad de controlar situaciones difíciles en tiempos de emergencia. Los que querían participar de este ministerio deberían de comprometerse a asistir a misas todos los domingos. Los horarios para entrenamientos de la diócesis y parroquia estarán en el boletín en las siguientes semanas. Favor de llamar la oficina parroquial  a (831)-424-1959 si le gustaría ser parte de este ministerio o si tienen preguntas.

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August 25, 2019

Registrations for catechism are open this week Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 am to 11:30 and 1:00-4:00 pm.

There are a few seats remaining on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for children entering the first year of preparation. Seats are guaranteed until 8/28/2019 for children who will enter the second year First Communion preparation. A few seats remain open for First year Confirmation Program on Sundays. Those entering the second year must sign up no later than 8/28/2019.

For more information please contact Mary Scattini in the Faith Formation Office 831-772-8230 .

Las inscripciones para el catecismo se abrirán esta semana  lunes  al jueves  de 10:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. y de 1:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m. Hay algunos asientos restantes los martes y miércoles por la noche para los niños que ingresan al primer año de preparación. Los asientos están garantizados hasta el 8/28/2019 para los niños que ingresarán al segundo año de preparación para la Primera Comunión. Quedan algunos asientos disponibles para el programa de confirmación del primer año los domingos. Los que ingresan al segundo año deben inscribirse antes del 8/28/2019.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Mary Scattini en la Oficina de Formación de Fe 772-8230.

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August 18, 2019

Registrations for catechism have temporarily closed, but will open Monday, August 26 thru the 29th from 10:00 am to 11:30 and 1:00-4:00 pm. There are a few seats remaining on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for children entering the first year of preparation.

Seats are guarantee until 8/28/2019 for children who will enter the second year First Communion preparation.

A few seats remain open for First year Confirmation Program on Sundays.

Those entering the second year must sign up no later than 8/28/2019.

For more information please contact Mary Scattini in the Faith Formation Office 831-772-8230 .

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August 11, 2019

COPA UPDATES: Our core team (Social Justice Ministry) would like to thank Fr. Manny, Dcn. David, staff members, and all parishioners of Sacred Heart for all your strong support to our ministry.  Having your cooperation has contributed greatly to the work we are doing on Market St. traffic safety and our membership dues. We met with Assembly Member Robert Rivas and have sent letters to the State Senate and the State Assembly of California to support this safety issue at state level. Also, COPA has received approval from the USCCB (United States Catholic Conference of Bishops) due to the hard work of our organizers and the COPA members to meet the needs of the people in our communities.

If you would like to put your faith in action or have more information about our Social Justice Ministry contact: Sally Torres at or Silvia Rodriguez at

God’s blessings be with you.

COPA Sacred Heart Core Team

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August 4, 2019

We welcome Rachel Meyers as the new principal at Sacred Heart School. Mrs. Meyers brings with her eight years of experience in teaching and many more in the education realm. She began her teaching career at San Carlos School in Monterey where she taught 1st grade. During her tenure, she was a part of the leadership team as well as chaired the WCEA Accreditation Committee. In the 2018/19 school year, Mrs. Meyers joined Sacred Heart School as a teaching vice principal bringing her experience and training in Learning Differences to the Student Study Team and her classroom. Mrs. Meyers states, “Over the last school year at Sacred Heart, I have had the opportunity to connect with and build relationships with the staff, parents, and students. I am proud to be a part of this diverse community and its “Reverent, Respectful, and Responsible” students.”

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July 28, 2019

ASKING FOR HELP  The Beatitudes praise the poor in spirit. One characteristic of those who are poor in spirit is their ability to ask for help; they know when others can provide what they lack. Today’s readings encourage us to practice poverty in spirit by asking God for what we need. What could be more natural than to ask God for good things? God is, after all, the inventor of goodness and the giver of all good things.

Asking God for help puts us in conversation with God. These conversations take many forms. […]

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July 21, 2019

There’s a lot of traveling, delivering, and visiting going on in our readings today. In Genesis Abraham cares for the needs of three mysterious travelers. The psalm responds, celebrating the kind of  righteousness that Abraham practices. Then, in his letter to the Colossians, Saint Paul describes his own ministry as almost like a delivery service: he, God’s steward, brings the word of God to  their community. Finally, Luke’s Gospel shares the well-known story of Mary and Martha, and the different ways they welcome Jesus into their home.  […]

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July 14, 2019

Dear Sacred Heart Community,

My name is Todd Fredrickson, and I was just ordained into the       Permanent Diaconate June 15th of this year. I started my formation process back in 2014, spent four years taking theology classes through Santa Clara University, and five years of formation through the diocese. I spent the one year as a pastoral year serving in my previous parish of Madonna del Sasso and working with VNA & Hospice.

My wife of twenty-seven years, and I converted to the Catholic faith together back in 1999, and have six wonderful children, three of them are still at home. The whole family has been active over the years at Madonna, and have served in RCIA, Youth Group, Young Adult Ministry, Lectoring, Teen Camp, and Catechists.  […]

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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)