August 29, 2016

Potluck welcome for Abbé Hugues Beaugrand

Help Sacred Heart parishioners welcome visiting priest Abbé Hugues Beaugrand, IBP, 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 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 & 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 contact one or more of the following people after Mass, or email Latin Mass secretary June Ely 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.  For information regarding Mass times and other information, please visit their blog at

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.

August 11, 2016

16th. Annual High Mass in honor of St. Philomena

The Institute of Christ the King will have High Mass in honor of St. Philomena at Five Wounds Church in San Jose on Sat., August 13th., at 7:30 pm. Confession will be available starting at 7:00 pm. The 16th. annual celebration will also include the Litany of St. Philomena, a candle-light Rosary Procession, and Veneration of the first class relic of St. Philomena. A potluck of finger foods to follow in the meeting room of Five Wounds Church. For address and directions please visit their website:

August 4, 2016

Mass for the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 2016

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a Holy Day of Obligation. All are invited to Low Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on Monday, August 15th., at 5:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hollister. Fr. Nicholas A. Milich will be the celebrant. Please note that the highways into Hollister at that time of day have a lot of traffic, so more time will be needed to get to Mass.