December 2, 2016

JMJ Home Christmas outreach update

JMJ Home Christmas outreach update from Erin Walbeck:
This coming Sunday I will have the JMJ Home tree set up again in the vestibule of Sacred Heart Church for anyone that was unable to pick an ornament, or maybe you want to grab another one.
There are 5 children ornaments and 6 mom gift card ornaments left. The amount on the gift card is your choice. It gives the mom a chance to buy whatever need may come up or get something for herself.
One mom is asking for pots, pans and dishes. She was a resident with her son and they just moved out 2 weeks ago. She has a steady job and was able to get a home of their own. That is why she is requesting those items.
We have been invited to the home on Saturday, December 17th. at 4:30. Bring the gifts and a dish to share. They so enjoy our presence and love to give thanks in person. If you are able to make it please R.S.V.P. to me, so that I can give the director an idea of numbers.
Thank you for opening your hearts and wallets this Advent season.
Erin Walbeck

November 29, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Christmas outreach update, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass Christmas outreach update from Erin Walbeck:
Happy Advent!! Thank you to all those who took an ornament from our JMJ home tree. I want to explain what the home is about for those who are new to our community. The Jesus Mary Joseph Home is located in Santa Cruz. It is a shelter for homeless mothers and their children. They also take in the terminally ill. It is a unique home in the community.
For the passed 5 years the Latin Mass community has brought the families gifts for Christmas. It is a special time of year to show God's love through charity and compassion. I am including a link to the home, so you can read up on this special place:
If you did pick an ornament today please hold onto it. You will place the tag ornament on the wrapped gift. I am keeping track of the gifts by the gift tags. You can give the wrap gift to me before or after Mass up until December 11th. or I can make arrangements and pick up at a later date.
If you would like to deliver the gifts yourself please do so and join us for a Christmas Party at the home on Sat., Dec. 17th. at 4:30. I have extended the invitation to Abbe' Hugues Beaugrand and his Superior. I hope they are able to join us. More on the party in the weeks ahead.
I will have the tree set up next Sunday on the 4th. for those who missed the chance to pick an ornament gift tag. We have plenty left over, so please be open to getting involved and helping those in need.
Thank you for your generosity and kindness.
God bless,
Erin Walbeck

November 22, 2016

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, 2016

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, December 8th., is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass time for Sacred Heart Latin Mass is 6:30 pm, Mass will be at St. Benedict Church, 1200 Fairview Rd., Hollister, CA 95023
For those who work in the San Jose area, the Institute of Christ the King will celebrate High Mass at 6:30 pm at Five Wounds Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95116

Receive O Lord, the saving oblation which we offer Thee on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and grant that, as we confess her to have been preserved, by Thy prevenient grace, from all taint of evil, so, through her intersession, we may be freed from all sin, through Our Lord.  Amen.

November 16, 2016

Sacred Heart Latin Mass construction, repair & improvement projects - 2016

old choir loft railing

New choir loft railing

Here are before and after pictures of Sacred Heart Church's choir loft railing - a special thank you to Perry and Adam for fabricating and installing the beautiful new railing this past week. Click the link below to see pictures from some Sacred Heart Latin Mass construction, repair & improvement projects this past year. There have been repairs to and re-installment of the kneelers, repairs to the confessional, to the organ, restoration and installment of the altar, altar rail and altar steps, many other small repairs and improvements, and the new choir loft railing is now compliant with safety laws. A huge thank you to all that have worked so hard to make our new parish home a more beautiful and safe environment for everyone~

November 2, 2016

St. Therese Mission in Gabon, Africa Update

For years the Latin Mass community in the Diocese of Monterey has supported with prayers and donations Mission St. Therese in Gabon, Africa. Click the link below for the latest update on the Mission from Fr. Fragelli. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Mission report #10:

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!

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.
40 Days for Life National Bus Tour to Visit Gilroy Monday October 24th

Walk For Life San Luis Obisbo - Saturday Oct. 22nd. Go to 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