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

St. James Mission, Cedarville, CA


Special Mass Schedules (click below)

Last Updated:    November 19, 2017

Rev. Arlon Vergara
Parochial Administrator
Pastor's Corner

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)


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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Sacred Heart Church
9:00 am - November 23



Christmas Giving Tree -- 2017

…is in the back of the church for seniors and shut-ins from the community.

  • Please take a tag and purchase a gift from the suggestions on the tag.
  • Return the wrapped gift with the tag to the back of the church no later than December 16.

Please call Lisa and Tom Parnow at 233-5474 for more information.

Only Weeks Away...

Annual Christmas Bazaar
§ Parish Hall §
December 2, 2017
9 AM - 2 PM

Call Cathy Christensen - 233-4966

Here are ways you can help:

  • Sell Raffle Tickets!

  • Donate prizes or money!

  • Put up the large chalk board on Main St. to remind everyone about the event.

  • Put up small flyers around town severals days ahead of the event (Niles Hotel, restaurants, markets, motels, etc.).

  • Don't wait for a call--tell the Christensen's (233-4996) that you want to volunteer.

Why are we holding this fundraiser?

Maintaining Sacred Heart Parish Hall is very expensive. Utilities and waste disposal bills have increased dramatically. Rentals are infrequent and do little to offset the expenses. Please do your part to make the Christmas Bazaar a huge success!!

Christmas Mass Schedule

December 24
(4th Sunday of Advent)

Christmas Eve
December 24

Regular Sunday Mass - 8:30 am - St. James
Regular Sunday Mass - 10:30 am - Sacred Heart
(Holy Day of Obligation)

Christmas Vigil Masses - 5:30 pm and 11:00 pm - Sacred Heart
(Attendance at either Vigil Mass satisfies the Christmas Mass obligation.)

Christmas Day
December 25

Mass of the Nativity of the Lord - 10:30 am - Sacred Heart
(Holy Day of Obligation)

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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.

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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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