Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Alturas, CA
(Est. 1883

St. James Mission, Cedarville, CA


Bishop Jaime Soto has issued a decree suspending public celebration of Sunday and weekday Masses for the Diocese of Sacramento until further notice.

Read the full text of the decree here.

Read Bishop Soto's Pastoral Messaage regarding the decree here.

We can participate in other Forms of Worship at Sacred Heart and St. James while under the Bishop's decree suspending all Masses during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Dear Parishioners,
     During these uncertain times, we still need to support our parish financially. We must pay our bills. You can bring your contributions to the church, or mail them to
507 E. 4th St., Alturas.

Thank you, and may God bless you!

Last Updated:    March 24, 2020

Rev. Lawrence Mwenda Kithinji
Parochial Administrator

Sacred Heart Church

Mass Times:      
Saturday Vigil -
4:30 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM.
Mass in Spanish - 2nd Saturday - 6:30 pm

Tuesday through Friday - 5:15 PM
(Rosary 4:40 PM)
Saturday - 9:00 AM

Holy Days - 5:30 PM or see Bulletin

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession):
Saturday 3:00-4:00 PM

St. James Mission Church

Mass Times:
Sunday 8:30 AM
Holy Days - See Bulletin (Directions)


Past Events in Pictures!
Centennial History of Sacred Heart: 1883-1983
Pastors of Sacred Heart Parish: 1972 through 2017


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For any of the following, please call the Rectory

  • Pre-Baptism Preparation

  • RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

  • Baptism/Bautismos

  • Marriage Preparation - allow six months in advance of the proposed wedding.

  • Sacrament of Healing

  • Quinceaneras

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On the Diocesan website you will find many interesting and informative items--too many to include in each weekly bulletin or on a webpage. So please take a look every week or two.

You can see the latest Canonical Appointments (which priests are reassigned, retiring, etc.); job opportunities; events; and much more.

Websites for Vocations

Calling women and men! Are you interested in pursuing a vocation to the priesthood and consecrated life? Check out the new website to promote vocations launched by the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Click here.

What's a seminarian's life like? Click here.

This is an upbeat blog on a variety of topics such as prayer and discernment, what inspires priestly vocation, and why men think they are being called by God to serve the local church.

Are you interested in the Permanent Diaconate? Have questions? Click here for answers.


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