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 6, 2019

The annual Respect Life Mass celebrated by Bishop Gerald Wilkerson will take place on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Madonna Del Sasso Pro-Cathedral in Salinas. Bishop Wilkerson invites all parishioners in the Monterey diocese to come and attend this annual Mass.

La Misa anual de Respect Life celebrada por el obispo Gerald Wilkerson se llevará a cabo el miércoles 23 de enero de 2019 a las 7:00 p.m. en Madonna Del Sasso Pro-catedral en Salinas. El Obispo Wilkerson invita a todos los feligreses a Diócesis de Monterey para venir y asistir a esta Misa anual.

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December 30, 2018

Dear Dedicated Parishioners,
As the end of the year approaches, I would once again like to thank you for your generosity on our 5th Sunday collections. Please know that you are helping a child, or perhaps 2, receive the gift of a Catholic education. In a world filled with turmoil and sadness, our students at Sacred Heart School are nurtured to become kind and caring children, who surely will become kind and caring adults. Thank you so much for the continued support and please know we are grateful for all you do.
Blessings in Christ and mountains of thanks,
Connie Rossi-Rains, Principal

Estimados feligreses dedicados,
A medida que se acerca el fin de año, una vez más quisiera agradecerles su generosidad en nuestras colecciones del 5º domingo. Tenga en cuenta que está ayudando a un niño, o quizás a 2, a  recibir el regalo de una educación católica. En un mundo lleno de agitación y tristeza, nuestros estudiantes en la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón son educados para que se conviertan en niños  amables y cariñosos, que seguramente se convertirán en adultos amables y cariñosos. Muchas gracias por el continuo apoyo y, por favor, sepan que estamos agradecidos por todo lo que hacen.
Bendiciones en Cristo y montañas de gracias.
Connie Rossi-Rains, Directora

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December 23, 2018

Christmas 2018

Beloved Community of Sacred Heart Parish and School, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I proclaim news of great joy. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.” Lk 2:10-12
We live in a world today where, indeed, there is much fear and uncertainties. Some of this is warranted. But sometimes we needlessly let fear get the better of us, and we lose sight of the news of great joy that comes at Christmas time. Our salvation comes into our midst once again not in power, but as a tiny, vulnerable child. And our God, who entrusted our very salvation, in the form of a tiny child, to a poor, wandering couple, will surely watch over us, as well. Christmas is, indeed, Good News, and it puts us in touch with those tender places in our hearts which are moved to ooh and ah at the sight of a newborn babe, the Emmanuel – “God with us.” And so, this Christmas time, in spite of real reasons to be fearful, we invite you to trust in the enormity of God’s love. Receive once again news of great joy, that a tiny babe, vulnerable and small, who has been born into our midst again, is the source of our strength and our salvation. Let us recognize His presence in our midst and in one another, and welcome Him, this day, this season, this year, and always. Wishing you a holy Christmas and a Happy New Year. Fr. Manny Recera and Sacred Heart Parish Staff

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December 16, 2018

WHAT IS SIMBÁNG GABI? Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for “Night Mass”) is a devotional Novena of Masses in preparation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. We are again sharing the novena with Madonna del Sasso. We will have Masses at 7:00 p.m. followed by a reception in the Parish Hall on Thursday, 12/20, and Friday, 12/21. The Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. Masses will be part of the Novena, but there will not be receptions. Please plan to join us!

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December 9, 2018

COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES will be held at Madonna del Sasso on Thursday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m., and at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00 p.m.

SERVICIOS PENITENCIAL COMUNITARIOS se llevarán a cabo en Madonna del Sasso el jueves 13 de diciembre a las 7:00 p.m. y en St. Mary’s el miércoles 19 de diciembre a las 6:00 p.m.

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DECEMBER 2, 2018

ADVENT IS HERE – This weekend we continue our tradition of Advent, by asking you to take an angel or two from the bowl by the Altar and return the indicated food item on the third Sunday of
Advent. This food will be given to St. Vincent de Paul for distribution from their food pantry.

EL TIEMPO DE ADVIENTO ESTA AQUÍ – Este fin de semana continuamos nuestra tradición de Adviento, les pedimos se lleven un angelito o dos del tazón que se
encuentra cerca del Altar y regresen el alimento indicado el tercer domingo de Adviento. La comida será entregada a San Vicente de Paúl para su distribución desde su despensa de

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November 25, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28, from 6:30 to 7:45 P.M., Fr. Rodrigo and our seminarians Jason and Christopher will
facilitate a training session and liturgical updates for ALL extraordinary ministers of Holy
Communion, lectors and sacristans. Your attendance is of high importance and a grace-filled benefit. Bless us with your presence!
“In the Mass we meet the merciful love of God through the heart of Jesus and the ministry that we do.”

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November 18, 2018

Please join us Thursday, November 22 9 AM

Por favor unirse a nosotros jueves, 22 de noviembre a las 9 AM

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November 11, 2018

The Confirmation Candidates will be going on their spiritual growth weekend retreat January 25th thru the 27th, 2019. Please help them raise funds by attending the all-you-can-eat breakfast  fundraiser on Sunday, November 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.   Thank you for your support!


Los Candidatos de Confirmación irán a su retiro para crecimiento espiritual del 25 al 27 de enero de 2019. Por favor, ayúdeles a recaudar fondos asistiendo al desayuno para recaudación de fondos, todo lo que pueda comer el domingo 18 de noviembre de 8:00 a.m. a 11:30 a.m. ¡Gracias por tu apoyo!

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November 4, 2018

Nights are starting to get cold in Salinas! Sacred Heart is doing a clothing drive for blankets, jackets, sweatshirts, and other warm clothing, which we will distribute to the homeless on the streets of Salinas. We will be collecting donations at all Masses on the weekend of November 17-18.

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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)