Love of neighbor, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful. - Pope Benedict XVI

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September 16, 2018

This year, Sacred Heart Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 23, 2018. The 2018 theme will be “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ.” Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry during Mass at 11 a.m. (English) and Mass at 1 p.m. (Spanish).
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 in Sacred Heart Parish, Salinas.

Este año, la Iglesia Sagrado Corazón celebra el día de la catequesis el domingo el 23 de septiembre 2018. El tema de este año es “Los testigos de Jesucristo.” Aquellos que la comunidad a designado al servicio como catequistas serán llamados a ser enviados para su ministerio durante la Misa a las 11:00 (Inglés) y la Misa en 1:00 p.m. (español). Este domingo es una oportunidad maravillosa para reflexionar sobre el sacramento de bautismo del cada uno de nosotros, por virtud del bautismo, y compartimos la fe y somos testigos del Evangelio. Es una oportunidad para que todos puedan dedicarse a esta misión como una comunidad de fe en la Parroquia Sagrado Corazón.

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September 9, 2019

CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM: God has given us a few commandments. “Go with the flow” is not one of them. Rediscover how God wants you to live your life through prayer, song and sharing with some of your fellow parishioners.
Admission is free, but the rewards are priceless. First session is September 16th , 2pm, then all Sundays, at the Parish Office. Call Ed (578-4858), George (261-9050).

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September 2, 2018

COPA NEWS: After receiving your input at our House Meeting on July 7th about Safety in our communities, the COPA team, looking for a safe crossing on Market Street in front of our church and Sacred Heart School, met on July 19th with Assemblywoman Mrs. Anna Caballero, our Deacon David Lansford, and four members of Cal-Trans. On August 9th we had another meeting with Mrs.
Anna Caballero, Fr. Manny, Mrs. Connie Rains (Sacred Heart School principal) and two members of TAMC (Transportation Agency for Monterey County), who also see the need of making some changes to Market St. to have a safer street.
Soon we’ll meet again to see what changes should be done. We’ll keep you informed. Please keep us in your prayers!!!
NOTICIAS DE COPA: Después de recibir su opinión en nuestra reunión de la casa el 7 de julio sobre la seguridad en nuestras comunidades, el equipo de COPA, buscando un cruce seguro en Market St. frente a nuestra iglesia y la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón, se reunió el 19 de julio con la asambleísta Sra. Anna Caballero, nuestro diacono David Lansford y cuatro miembros de
Cal-Trans. El 9 de agosto tuvimos otra reunión con la Sra. Anna Caballero, el Padre Manny, la Sra. Connie Rains (directora de la Escuela del Sagrado Corazón) y dos miembros de TAMC (Agencia de Transporte para el Condado de Monterey), que también ven la necesidad de hacer algunos cambios en Market St. para tener una calle más segura.
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August 26, 2018

Last week was an especially painful one for our Church. Even as the continuing accusations against Cardinal McCarrick brought ongoing pain to us all, the revelation of the history of abuses in Pennsylvania brings fresh anguish to the entire Church. The abuse of even one of God’s children is a crime and a sin against God.
We recognize that children and vulnerable adults are a sacred trust, given to us by God to protect and to nourish. Abuse of a child or vulnerable adult is never acceptable. It violates the dignity of the human person that comes to them as a child of God and will not be tolerated in our Church.
It is important to remember that the Diocese of Monterey has taken positive steps to prevent abuse from happening here. The diocese has strong policies in place to protect the children and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care. (…)

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August 19, 2018

Many thanks!
I am grateful to Fr. Manny, Fr. Rodrigo, and your resident seminarians, Chris and Jason for opening the doors of your parish to me with such kindness. I’m also very grateful to you, the people of
Sacred Heart Parish, for your heartfelt and generous response to the mission cooperative appeal for Haiti which I was privileged to bring.
May God bless you for your kindness. If you wish to learn more about Haiti and our project to help Haitians help themselves, you can visit the website,
Fr. Bob Washabaugh

!Muchas gracias!
Estoy agradecido con el Padre Manny, el Padre Rodrigo, y los seminaristas residentes, Chris y Jason por abrirme las puertas de tu parroquia con tanta amabilidad. También estoy muy agradecido con todos ustedes, la gente de la Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón, por su sincera y generosa respuesta al llamamiento de la misión de cooperación para Haití que tuve el privilegio de traerles.
Que Dios los bendiga por su bondad. Si desean obtener más información sobre Haití y nuestro proyecto para ayudar a los haitianos a ayudarse a sí mismos, puede visitar el sitio web,
P. Bob Washabaugh

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August 12, 2018

SACRED HEART SCHOOL NEWS What a joy last week at Mass when Father Rodrigo asked all children beginning a new school year to come forward for a special blessing! The beginning of school always brings excitement and hopes for a new beginning! At Sacred Heart School you will see some new changes and improvements that add to the excitement. We have added new doors with safety Columbine locks to our upper grades and have given the upper grade bathrooms a “facelift.” The school has been painted, inside and out and looks beautiful. Sadly, our trees in the front have been removed because two had died, two were diseased and the others were attacking our plumbing. To help with maintenance and water costs, the front lawn will be replaced with synthetic lawn and a new electronic marquee will be added very soon. Also, be on the lookout for additional landscaping as the year goes on.  (…)

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August 5, 2018

Thank you parishioners of Sacred Heart Church for welcoming Outreach to Haiti August 11-12. Outreach to Haiti’s Fr. Robert Washabaugh will speak about the mission in Haiti: nutrition and feeding programs, medical care, orphanages, sponsoring children’s education, twinning organizations, guided immersion trips to visit Haiti, and efforts to rebuild the medical clinic in Port-au-Prince.
You can be a part of the ministry; the second collection next week is dedicated to Outreach to Haiti. Thank you for your generosity. For more information about this ministry, please visit
Gracias a los feligreses de la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón por dar la bienvenida a Alcance a Haití del 11 al 12 de agosto. El padre Robert Washabaugh de Alcance a Haití hablará sobre la misión en Haití: programas de nutrición y alimentación, atención médica, orfanatos, patrocinio de educación infantil, organizaciones cercanas, viajes de inmersión guiados para visitar Haití y esfuerzos para reconstruir la clínica médica en Port-au-Prince.
Puedes ser parte de este ministerio; la segunda colección la próxima semana está dedicada a Outreach to Haiti. Gracias por tu generosidad.
Para obtener más información sobre este ministerio, por favor visite

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July 29, 2018

DIOCESE OF NORWICH OUTREACH TO HAITI – At Masses on August 11-12, parishioners will hear about the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti’s work and commitment to serve the people of Haiti.
The second collection is dedicated to Outreach to Haiti. Funds from this collection will support the thousands of families in the poverty-stricken area of Christ the King, in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Your gifts can help provide education scholarships, medical care, nutrition and feeding programs, support for orphanages, and more. (…)

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July 15, 2018

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. 308 donors pledged or gave one-time donations totaling $94,740 to the 2018 appeal (2,121 letters were mailed to registered parishioners). 14.57% of our parishioners participated (up from 12.47 % last year). We surpassed our diocesan goal ($35,000), but fell short of our parish goal ($100,000); however, we will still receive over $59,949 in rebate money by
the end of December 2018 if all pledges are paid in full. Sacred Heart is blessed to have parishioners who prayerfully give to
this mission – so again – THANK YOU! …

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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)