Come, visit and join us as we grow to be and become those people God created and redeems us to be.

We are a vibrant Roman Catholic Community of faith that is rich in the traditions of our faith and of our Parish.

Masses

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: 9 a.m.
Friday: 8:15 a.m. (Includes St John's school)
Saturday Vigil: 5 p.m.
Sunday:  8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish)

Confessions

Saturday: 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Or by appointment at (707) 433-5536

Our Catholic School

school

217 Fitch Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448

To learn more visit school's website

Knights of Columbus Crab Cioppino Feed

Crab Cioppino. On Saturday, January 28th, the Healdsburg Knights of Columbus will be having their annual Crab Cioppino Feed.  This is one of the best Crab Cioppinos around!  With the purchase of a $60.00 ticket, you receive all you can eat cioppino, bread and salad.  There is an open bar for drinks.  Dinner will begin serving at 6:00pm.  You may purchase a ticket through an 8th grader.  Proceeds will benefit the 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. next May.

January 23, 2017
January 24, 2017

ICF Polenta Dinner

Join ICF Branch #52 for our Polenta Dinner, Saturday, January 21st in the Gym.  Doors open at 5:45pm with dinner at 6:30pm.  Pre-sale tickets only!  Call Mary Madden – 431-0438 or Barbara Sereni – 395-0367.  Cost for dinner:  Members - $15 per person; Non-members - $18 per person.  Children ages 12 and under - $5 (ages 6 and under are free).  Childcare is provided ...
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Walk for Life

Mark your calendars: the 13th Annual Walk for Life West Coast, the largest annual gathering of Catholics in the Bay Area, will be on January 21, 2017 at Civic Center Plaza. This is the second-largest pro-life event in America, and last year 50,000+ attended! This year’s speakers include Pam Tebow, pro-life activist and mother of Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow; abortion survivor Melissa Ohden; Reggie Littlejohn, President of Womens Rights Without Frontiers; and the Rev. Clenard Childress of BlackGenoicide.org. Learn more at www.walkforlifewc.com

The Walk will begin at the Civic Center Plaza at 12:30 pm and , after the Rally, will proceed down Market Street ...
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Healdsburg Floor Coverings

THANK YOU to Healdsburg Floor Coverings for installing beautiful new floors in the restrooms next to the Parish Hall over the Christmas Break.  Healdsburg Floor Coverings generously donated both the materials and labor to accomplish this project.   Thank you HFC for helping keep our facilities beautiful! ...
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Christmas Outreach

Thanks to all who contributed your time, talents and treasures to our Christmas Outreach. The Outreach to 106 families enabled us to touch over 500 family members and more than 70 homeless and seasonal workers. Special thanks to student volunteers from St Johns school and the high school CCD class who played a key role with the family outreach.

 

Patrick Flanagan

Saint Vincent de Paul President ...
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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

It’s still months away, but parish ministers, especially if they are involved in the catechumenate, have their eyes on Lent and the Easter Triduum. Until fairly recent times, the last few days before Easter were shaped by an awareness of the Passion, but the faithful were left to their own devices about how to engage with these mysteries. A thousand years ago, the Easter Vigil as a solemn and central moment of initiation had vanished. By the early 1950s it was a minor moment in parish life, celebrated on Holy Saturday morning, usually with only the priests and a handful of invited guests. Most people understood it as necessary only for blessing the paschal candle and preparing the Easter water. People who were children during World War II sometimes remember that the weekly noontime test of the air-raid sirens on Holy Saturday signaled the end of Lent.

Today, of course, we see Holy Saturday as entirely within the paschal fast, and hardly the time for children to be tearing through the plastic grass looking for jelly beans and chocolate eggs. These memories point to a total collapse of the once-central liturgies of the Christian year. This impoverishment of the liturgy was mostly an accident of history. The root cause was the loss of Lent as a time focused on the final formation of catechumens for the Easter sacraments. By 1880, scholars began to piece together a vision of what once had been, and slowly, at first in a handful of monasteries in Europe, pieces of the tradition were rediscovered and celebrated.