St. Bernard, Eureka

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Interior of St. Bernard’s Church, Eureka

Name of Church St. Bernard Church

Address 615 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501

Phone number (707) 442-6466

Website www.saintbernards.org

Mass times Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 12:15 p.m. (St. Bernard is a dual, jointly-administrated parish along with St. Joseph Mission Church, Henderson & C Street, Eureka, about a 5 minute drive away. Additional Mass times are available at St. Joseph.)

Confessions Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and by appointment. St. Joseph’s has confessions Saturdays, 3:15-3:45 p.m.

Names of priests Fr. Bernard d’Sa, pastor. Msgr. Gerard Brady and Fr. Mike Cloney are retired and in residence at the parish.

Exterior of St. Bernard’s Church, Eureka

Special groups/activities Scripture study with Deacon Frank Weber, Wednesday adoration 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s, Young Adult Ministry, Respect Life, Bereavement and Funeral Ministries, Squires of Christ, Knights of Columbus, Secular Franciscans.

School Yes, Pre-K through 8th grade.

Fellow parishioners This is a predominantly English-speaking community; during the summer, you’ll see a number of tourists.

Parking No problem.

Acoustics Sound system is fine.

Additional observations St. Bernard is Eureka’s oldest building still owned and used by its original owner for its original purpose. Dedicated in 1886, it is part of the Diocese of Santa Rosa. (St. Joseph Mission Church was built in 1915.) The parish is located in Northern California on the coast, and serves about 600 families. St. Bernard is a magnificent old redwood church with beautiful artwork, and has undergone extensive renovation in recent years to restore it to its original look. Highlights of the church include 70 stained glass windows, a traditional altar and large paintings behind the altar depicting the crucifixion and the Blessed Mother.

Comments

  1. Beautiful Church. Something doesn’t make sense. Three priests in residence but only one weekend Mass? Are they also covering the other Church?

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