October 22, 2016

All Saints and All Souls Day Masses, 2016

All Saints Day, Tuesday, November 1st., is a Holy Day of Obligation - Low Mass will be at 7:00 pm. The following day, All Souls Day, Low Mass will be at 5:00 pm. Mass both days will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 680 College Street, Hollister.

Indulgences for the Poor Souls during November:
A plenary indulgence, which is applicable only to the Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to the Christian faithful who devoutly visit a church or an oratory on November 2nd., All Souls Day. The requirements are:
  • Visit a church and pray for souls in Purgatory
  • Say one “Our Father” and the “Apostles Creed” in the visit to the church
  • Say one “Our Father” and one “Hail Mary” for the Pope’s intentions
  • Worthily receive Holy Communion (ideally on the same day if you can get to Mass)
  • Make a sacramental confession within 20 days of All Souls Day
  • For a plenary indulgence, be free from all attachment to sin, even venial sin
You can also acquire one plenary indulgence a day from November 1st. to November 8th.. A partial indulgence can be obtained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the departed.  You can gain a plenary indulgence by visiting a cemetery each day between November 1st. and November 8th. and while there praying one Our Father and the Apostles Creed. A partial indulgence, applicable only to the Poor Souls, can be obtained when saying the “Eternal rest … Requiem aeternam…” prayer:
Requiem aeternam dona ei [pl.eis], Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei [eis]. Requiescat [-ant] in pace Amen.
Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

September 28, 2016

40 Days For Life - 2016

40 Days For Life - Wed., Sept. 28 through Sun., Nov. 6 ~ Please join the worldwide campaign of prayer and fasting to protect mothers and children from abortion. All are invited to stand vigil for an hour once a week in front of Planned Parenthood, 625 Hilby, Seaside, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. Candlelight Vigils are Thursday evenings from 7-8 p.m. when the clinic is closed. This is a good time to join if you are new, or would like to include your children. Bishop Richard Garcia will be leading the vigil on Nov. 3rd. Together we can save lives! www.40DaysforLife.com/Seaside

For those who live in and around the Gilroy area: The 40 Days For Life prayer vigil will go from Sept.28th - Nov. 6th., every Wed. & Fri. from 11:45 to 1:00 near Planned Parenthood, 760 Renz Lane, Gilroy. https://www.facebook.com/40daysforlifegilroy/
40 Days for Life National Bus Tour to Visit Gilroy Monday October 24th https://40daysforlife.com/local.../gilroy/events/18596/

Walk For Life San Luis Obisbo - Saturday Oct. 22nd. Go to http://walk4lifecc.org/ for the schedule of events.

Hollister Walk For Life - Saturday October 15th; 8am-12pm at the Hollister Pregnancy Center, located at 483 Fifth Street, across the street from the library, on the corner. Come join the fun - Jump house, face painting, music, Zumba warm up, walk-a-thon, raffles, prizes, awards, BBQ and more

September 6, 2016

Institute of Christ the King silent retreat for women in October

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The Institute of Christ the King will be having 3 day silent retreat for women October 28th.- 30th. at
St. Clare's Retreat Center in Soquel. Daily Latin Mass, prayer of the Office, spiritual direction and confession opportunities will be offered. See their website for more information and registration:

September 4, 2016

Welcome potluck for Abbé Hugues Beaugrand thank you

Photo credit and thanks to Linda Renz

Welcome Abbé Hugues Beaugrand to Sacred Heart Church in Hollister~ A huge thank you to all that made his welcome potluck a success. All are invited to Low Mass with Abbé Beaugrand @ 7:30 am on Monday, Sept. 5th. at Sacred Heart Church, 680 College Street in Hollister.

August 29, 2016

Potluck welcome for Abbé Hugues Beaugrand

Help Sacred Heart parishioners welcome the new Associate Pastor for the Latin Mass, Abbé Hugues Beaugrand to Hollister this coming Sunday, Sept. 4th. High Mass is at 10:30 am, followed by one of the usual abundant potlucks, but help is needed. Please help by bringing one of the following:
Main Dish salads with protein like Chinese chicken salads or taco salads or your favorite
Other side dishes such as potato or macaroni salads, lentil salads, etc.
Green salads and fruit salads
Meat and cheese with rolls or already made up sandwiches. (there are a couple electrical outlets but really not enough to have a lot of crockpots plugged in at this time)
Desserts- cookies, brownies, cakes, pies.
Drinks such as lemonade, waters, ice tea. Please try to avoid sodas to help out the parents with young children.
Please email Pam Flanders at LatinMass@SHSBParish.org to RSVP with number of people attending and what you will be bringing so they can round out the rest - See you Sunday ~

August 24, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Assistance

              The new High Altar at Sacred Heart Church - Photo credit and thanks to Linda Renz

This past Sunday at Sacred Heart Latin Mass in Hollister, Chaplain Fr. Nicholas Milich mentioned in his sermon the need for parishioners to get more involved. Many people have asked how they can help; here is a list of needs and who to contact. Please email LatinMass@SHSBParish and mention what area you would like to assist in.
Altar Servers -  This is the greatest area of need. All men and boys who have received First Communion are encouraged to learn how to serve at the altar. For more information on how you can serve, contact Altar Server coordinator Adam Nannini.
Music - You do not need to be a professional, or even musically trained.  Just a voice, a willingness to learn, and a desire to worship is needed.  Practice is held an hour before Mass. To inquire about joining the Schola, contact Music Director Greg Plese.
Hospitality -  There is coffee and snacks after each Sunday Mass, if you would like to bring some food, or help set up or take down, contact Susie AmRhein.
Outreach & General Help - If you would like to help hand out Latin Mass information cards, welcome newcomers, put out flyers, or any other general help areas, contact June Ely.

August 16, 2016

The Traditional Latin Mass Community of St. Junipero Serra

In the Southern part of the Diocese of Monterey, the Traditional Latin Mass Community of St. Junipero Serra has Mass every Sunday at Saint Paul the Apostle Church, 800 Bello Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. Confession and Rosary between noon and 12:25, Mass at 12:30 pm. For more information regarding the Traditional Latin Mass on the Central Coast including the Five Cities visit their website at http://www.latinmassjuniperoserra.com/

From their website:
The Traditional Latin Mass Community of Saint Junipero Serra serves those members of Christ's Faithful who worship in accordance with the traditional Latin Liturgy (or Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) of the Catholic Church. The Sacred Liturgy is celebrated with the Roman liturgical books of 1962. Not merely its lawfulness, but the continued importance of the traditional Latin Liturgy for the faith and life of the Church, already affirmed by  St. John Paul II in 'Ecclesia Dei,' was further emphasized and guaranteed by Pope Benedict XVI, in 'Summorum Pontificum.' 
The traditional Latin Liturgy is centered on God as its core.  The Traditional Latin Mass as it has developed through the centuries, under the gentle influence of the Holy Spirit, bears treasures of language, music and ritual that raise our hearts and minds to the presence and action of Almighty God, in order to praise Him and to witness to the Gospel message given to us by Christ Jesus our Savior.