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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January 21, 2018

Last week, we received a letter from Bishop Garcia regarding the flu season, in which he
makes the following reminders and recommendations to reduce the likelihood of the flu’s
• The sick or those who are not feeling well are never obliged to attend Sunday Mass.
• Those who are at Mass and are not feeling well should avoid shaking hands during
greeting and during the sign of peace.
• Reception of the consecrated host in the hand is preferred to reception on the tongue.
• Those who are at Mass and are not feeling well should avoid receiving the Precious Blood
from the communion cup. Receiving from the cup is always optional. We have already started to implement these changes. They will be lifted when the flu season ends. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation, and please keep our sick brothers
and sisters in your prayers.

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January 14, 2018

The Annual Respect Life Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard Garcia will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Madonna del Sasso Pro-Cathedral in Salinas. Bishop Garcia invites all parishioners to come and attend this annual Mass.

Misa Anual del Respeto al la Vida celebrada por el Obispo Garcia tendrá lugar el 23 de enero del 2018 a las 7:00 p.m. en Madonna del Sasso Pro-Catedral en Salinas. Obispo Garcia invita a todos los feligreses de la diócesis a venir y participar en esta Misa annual.

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January 7, 2018

From Fr. Manny:

Isn’t it amazing in this scientific and sophisticated age that we are all so interested in stars, horoscope and astrological signs. All of us  are pleased when we read that something spectacular will happen. The Magi’s journey across mountains and deserts, following the star, echoes in our hearts. We feel that we have our own star to follow – a yearning deep down within our being for meaning, truth and happiness, an individual path in life which we alone are called to tread. When the Magi found the child Jesus, it was highly unlikely that they  saw an infant with a halo who was clearly recognizable as the Son of God. I believe they saw just another tiny child because that was all their natural eyes could see. (…)

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December 31, 2017

From Fr. Robby:  As we begin a new year, a common secular tradition has been to make resolutions, with the hope of improving something about ourselves. It seems to me that most people who make resolutions spend the last month of the year thinking about what they want to change, and the first month of the year working toward that goal, while the ten months in between see no change at all. Although I do not make resolutions, I understand why people tend to make them. A new year promises new beginnings and new opportunities. It is a chance to start over again, to improve and be better persons. When we are baptized, we experience a new beginning as well. (…)

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December 24, 2017

If you or someone you know is interested in completing their sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church (Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation) now is the perfect time to
ask about the process and learn what is involved. A new inquiry season for the RCIA will start on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Parish Center. Please call the RCIA team at
772-8226 or for more details.

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December 17, 2017

Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition that started around the year 1660. It was
originally a series of nine dawn Masses. The Mass starts as early as 4:00 a.m. It begins on
December 16 and ends on the midnight of the 24th of December, which is the midnight Mass. This
tradition was introduced by the Spanish friars to allow the farmers to hear Mass before going to the
fields early in the morning. Simbang Gabi is also known by its popular Spanish name as the Misa de
Gallo, or “Mass of the Rooster.” …

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December 10, 2017

Each year, we as parishioners of Sacred Heart and members of the Diocese of Monterey are asked to commit to our practice of
stewardship by pledging to the Annual Ministries Appeal (AMA). This appeal supports (just to name a few) the formation of future deacons and
priests, Catechetical Ministries, Catholic Schools, Respect Life, Hispanic and Migrant Ministry, and Youth Leadership Programs. 274 donors
pledged or gave one-time donations totaling $82,082.17 ($80,617.17 has been paid) to the 2017 appeal (2,117 letters were mailed to registered
parishioners). 13% of our parishioners participated (up from 12.08% last year). The 2017 campaign appeal will officially end December 31, 2017.
If you are making monthly payments, we ask you please pay off your pledge by then … only $1,465 remains unpaid. …

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December 3, 2017

Happy New Year! Yes, I know it is December. Like our secular culture, the Church also has its own year. During the liturgical year, we celebrate particular mysteries of our faith. We have now begun the first season of the year, Advent, in which we focus on the mystery of the coming of Jesus Christ, both his first coming and his second coming (the word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning coming). Advent is a time of waiting and expectation. It has a two-fold character: it is a time of preparation for Christmas, in which the first coming of Jesus into our world is +remembered, and it is also a time when we look forward to Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. …

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November 26, 2017

Mañanitas—4:00 am (Salón Cislini)
MISA —5:00 am (Salón Cislini)
6:30 pm Procesión y rezo del Rosario del
Templo al Salón Cislini
(Los invitamos a vestir sus trajes típicos)
MISA —7:00pm (Salón Cislini)
Enseguida de la Misa tendremos la presentación de un ballet Folclórico

DECEMBER 12, 2017
Mañanitas—4:00 am (Cislini Center)
MASS —5:00 am (Cislini Center)
6:30 pm Procession and recitation of the
Rosary in thel Cislini Center
(You are invited to wear typical clothes)
MASS —7:00pm (Cislini Center)
Following the Mass there will be a presentation of the ballet Folklorico

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November 19, 2017

Called to share in our Master’s Joy…
From the very beginning of creation, God has manifested his love, care and concern towards His creation, especially to mankind. God has given man the faculties to become an efficient steward of his creation. God has entrusted to each individual sets of talents and capacities that would help him live life to the fullest and bear fruits for the glory of God. This Sunday’s gospel, Jesus once again, is reminding us of those gifts being entrusted to the care of each of us. Jesus is exhorting all baptized Christians or his followers to use the God-given gifts in the service of God, and to take risks for the sake of the Kingdom of God. These gifts have been seen to include personal abilities or talents, as well as personal wealth. Thus, failure to use one’s gifts, as the parable suggests, will result in judgment.

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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)