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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Readings & Psalms


November 10, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHUCK DE BORD, this year’s recipient of the Pope Saint John XXIII Award. This award is presented yearly by the Italian Catholic Federation to “a deserving and outstanding layperson who participates in preserving the spirit of the late Pope.”  Chuck, a lifelong parishioner, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Society, along with ICF, excels in living a life of faith and service. We are blessed to have him share his time and talent with us.

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November 3, 2019


God our Father,

you created us in Your image,

desiring us to be united

in a loving community.

You give us each a family

to help us grow and learn

to love You and each other,

so that one day we may be perfectly united

with You in Heaven.


Help us to discover

and to live the vocations

to which you are calling us.

Give us grace to support each other

in this discovery,

to promote each other’s

well being and happiness,

knowing that we are

happiest following Your call.

May this family imitate

the unity of the Holy Trinity,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

so that each member

might be a shining witness

to the world of Your love.  Amen.

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October 27, 2019

November 9 and 10,  in the Parish Hall after all Masses


Please stop by to learn about the opportunities available to share your Time and Talent.

9 y 10 de noviembre, en el Salón Parroquial

después de todas las Misas



 Pase para conocer las oportunidades disponibles para compartir su Tiempo y Talento.

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October 20, 2019

From the Pastor’s Desk:

     In the three years I have been at Sacred Heart, I have repeatedly been asked why there is no crucifix displayed in the church. I have found one that would be suspended from the great arch above the altar steps and add beauty to the church for many years to come. It is also time to replace the tabernacle on the altar. If you would like to help bring this beautiful cross or a new tabernacle to the church please call the office,

831-424-1959. Rev. Manuel “Manny” Recera

Desde el escritorio del pastor:

En los tres años que llevo en el Sagrado Corazón, me han preguntado repetidamente por qué no hay un crucifijo en la iglesia. Encontré uno que estaría suspendido del gran arco sobre los escalones del altar y agregaría belleza a la iglesia durante muchos años. También es hora de reemplazar el sagrario. Si desea ayudar a traer esta hermosa cruz o un nuevo sagrario a la iglesia, llame a la oficina al 831-424-1959.  Rev. Manuel “Manny” Recera

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October 13, 2019

APPRECIATION DINNER If you are a Eucharistic minister, catechist, lector, helper, usher-greeter, faith sharing group participant, musician, liturgical dancer, environmental specialist, altar server, committee member, money counter, or anyone who volunteers at the church or the school – please consider yourself invited – and join us for an

Appreciation Dinner on Friday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m. You are the people who help make the Sacred Heart community the wonderful place that it is. Please share this information with anyone you think may have missed reading it. Because we are having this dinner catered, we do ask that you RSVP by November 1st to the office (424-1959) so that we know how many will be attending. (Please note: there will be no confessions at 6:00 pm on this day.)

CENA DE APRECIACIÓN Si usted es un ministro de la comunión, catequista, lector, sacristán, participante del grupo de intercambio de fe, músico, bailarín litúrgico, especialista ambiental, servidor del altar, miembro del comité, contador de dinero, o cualquier persona que sea voluntario en la iglesia o en el escuela – por favor considérese invitado – y únase a nosotros para una cena de agradecimiento el viernes 8 de noviembre a las 6:00 pm Ustedes son las personas que ayudan a hacer de la comunidad del Sagrado Corazón el lugar maravilloso que es. Comparta esta

información con cualquier persona que crea que no haya agarrado la noticia. Debido a que esta cena está preparada, le pedimos que confirme su asistencia antes del 1 de noviembre a la oficina parroquial (424-1959) para que sepamos cuántos asistirán. (Tenga en cuenta: no habrá confesiones a las 6:00 pm de este día).

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October 6, 2019

PRIEST RETREAT This week, our priests are joining with the other priests in our Diocese for a retreat. Please pray for Fr. Manny and Fr. Claudio during this time of prayer and reflection. We will have Mass on Monday at 7am, then Communion Services until Saturday morning at 7am. There will not be 11:30am confessions on 10/11.

RETIRO DE LOS SACERDOTES  Durante esta semana, nuestros sacerdotes se unirán con los otros sacerdotes de la diócesis para un retiro. Favor de orar por el P. Manny y el P. Claudio durante este tiempo de oración y reflexión. Tendremos una Misa a las 7am el lunes, luego los servicios de comunión hasta el sábado a las 7am. No habrá confesiones a las 11:30 am el viernes.

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September 29, 2019

PLEASE JOIN US for First Friday Eucharistic Procession/Rosary on Friday, October 4. We begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Church, process around the block with the Blessed Sacrament, praying the Holy Rosary, and return to the Church for Adoration. Together, as a Parish community, we pray for peace. October is the month of the Holy Rosary. If you haven’t joined us before, this would be
the perfect time.
ACOMPÁÑENOS para una procesión con el Santísimo Sacramento y rezo del Rosario este viernes, 4 de octubre a las 5:00 p.m. en la Iglesia. Nos reuniremos en la iglesia y caminaremos la
cuadrilla con el Santísimo rezando el Rosario y volveremos a la del Adoración. Juntos como una Parroquia, rezamos por la paz en el mundo. Octubre es el mes del Santo Rosario. Si no te has
unido antes, este seriá el momento perfecto.

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September 22, 2019

This year, Sacred Heart Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 22, 2019. The 2019 theme will    be “Stay with Us.” Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

Esta serie se centra en el tema “La oración: La fe orada”. Aquellos a quienes la

comunidad ha designado para servir como catequistas serán llamados a recibir la comisión de su ministerio. El Domingo Catequético es una maravillosa oportunidad para reflexionar sobre el papel que tiene cada persona, en virtud del Bautismo, en transmitir la fe y dar testimonio del Evangelio. El Domingo Catequético es una oportunidad para que todos vuelvan a dedicarse a esta misión como comunidad de fe.

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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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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)