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

St. James Mission, Cedarville, CA


Last Updated: May 25, 2015

Rev. Fr. Bernardin Mugabo

Pastor's Corner

Sacred Heart Church

Mass Times:      
Saturday Vigil -
4:30 PM
Sunday - 10:30 AM.

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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Our Lady's Rosary Makers

Diocesan Liturgical Calendar

May 31 ~~ Spring Rosary Fling

Please join the Sacred Heart Rosary Makers on Sunday, May 31st, at Sacred Heart parish hall following Mass. We will make missionary rosaries in various color combinations which will be donated to two priests of the Legionaries of Christ for upcoming missions to Haiti and Mexico.




From: Auxiliary Bishop Myron J. Cotta
Date: April 17, 2015
Re: Follow-Up: SB- 128- Assisted Suicide

As you know, California state legislators introduced SB128: End of Life Option Act, which physicians in our state to assist patients in committing suicide by prescribing life ending barbiturates. It was heard and passed through the Senate Health Committee on March 25th. On April 7th, it also passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and it is now sitting at the Senate Appropriations Committee, where any probable amending may take place before it goes to the floor of the Senate. It must pass the Senate by June 8th.

Meanwhile, a new bill, AB775: Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act (Reproductive FACT Act) has been proposed to require facilities to advertise that every pregnant woman has the right to have a child or have an abortion. This bill is aimed at affecting clinics and centers that hold a pro-life viewpoint. More information on this bill can be found at the Catholic Legislative Network website. Please share information and updates with your parishioners and encourage them to contact their representatives. The Catholic Legislative Network website is a great place for you and your parishioners to stay updated. By joining their email list they will send updates regarding these bills/topics and other legislative efforts.

Centennial History of
Sacred Heart Church
1883 - 1983

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      The Catholic Church and Rights of Conscience

Catholic bishops of the United States called for a renewed effort to change the HHS imposed mandate that violates conscience rights & religious liberty. The Administration's “accommodation” still forces objecting organizations and individuals to pay for “services” that violate their religious convictions.

  • The original unjust rule has not been changed, but rather finalized.
  • HHS has promised some kind of “accommodation,” but only after the election.
  • The promised “accommodation”— even at its best — would still force our institutions to violate their beliefs.
  • There's no exemption for objecting insurers, secular employers, for-profit religious employers, or individuals.

St. Isidore Parish website provides links to resource and background information from the Diocese of Sacramento, the USCCB, homilies, and videos to aid Catholics in fulfilling their responsibilities as Faithful Catholic Citizens as Governments challenge the Church's Rights of Conscience. PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK!!! (St. Isidore)

Official voice of the Catholic community in California's public policy arena.



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For any of the following, please call the Rectory

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  • Sacrament of Healing

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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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