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

St. James Mission, Cedarville, CA


Last Updated:    January 24, 2021

Rev. Lawrence Mwenda Kithinji
Parochial Administrator

Sacred Heart Church

Mass Times:      
Saturday Vigil -
4:30 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM (reserved seating)
Sunday - 11:30 AM (reserved seating)
Mass in Spanish - 2nd Saturday - 6:00 pm

Tuesday through Friday - 5:15 PM
(Rosary 4:40 PM)
1st 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

Bulletin Parish Directory, Ministries and More
Daily Readings
How do you know if God is calling you?

Websites promoting vocations

Frequently Asked Questions about Catholicism

Other Catholic Links


Latest Diocesan News
Bulletin Xtra Upcoming Events

Prayer Corner

Sunday Reflections


-- Catholic Viewpoint: Faith, Hope & Love
with Fr. Michael Kiernan

-- Catholic Studies Onine

Our Lady's Rosary Makers

Diocesan Liturgical Calendar

To accommodate restrictions limiting any Mass to only 10 people (or family group), we have added one more Mass.

Because attendance is low or non-existent, the 5:30 pm Mass on Saturdays in cancelled.

To find out the Mass to which you have been assigned, please...

Read the December 30 statement by
Bishop Soto regarding Catholic Moral Teaching and Tradition on Covid-19 vaccination.

Coming Back to the Table
Message to the Faithful from Bishop Jaime Soto

"The Catholic community in the Diocese of Sacramento will be able to celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi, around the sacred altars of their parish churches on Sunday, June 14th. I am lifting the heartbreaking suspension of public celebrations of the Sacrifice of the Mass starting on Monday, June 8th. This will help pastors ready the churches for the glorious Feast of Corpus Christi. Parishes that are prepared to implement all the necessary public health protocols may begin offering Mass with the Faithful on June 8th."

The public guidelines recently shared for resuming public celebrations of the Mass have been updated to reflect our continued work with public health officials. The message to the faithful, a video, and the updated guidelines are available on the Diocesan website:


A detailed version of Guidelines are also available. (Click here)

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response to Coronavirus

(Covid-19) at

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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

Announcements from the Diocese:    (click here)

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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