Name of Church Sacred Heart

Address 515 Main Street, Red Bluff CA 96080

Phone number (530) 527-2209


Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish).  Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon (Spanish).  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m.  School Mass on Fridays, parish hall, 8:30 a.m., when school is in session.

Confessions  Saturdays, 4-5 p.m.

Names of priests Father Joyle T. Martinez, parochial administrator.  Father Eugenio Lopez, parochial vicar.

Special groups/activities Bible study, rosary team, adoration daily 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., mothers prayer group, telephone prayer chain, Our Lady of Sorrows Funeral Ministry, Men of Sacred Heart, Sacred Heart Women’s Guild, scouting groups, Holy Hour on the last Sunday of the month at 3 p.m.

Music The choir is off for the summer; cantors at weekend Masses for now.

School Yes, pre-K through 8th grade.

Fellow parishioners Anglo and Hispanic; two of the parish’s five Sunday obligation Masses are in Spanish.

Parking No problem.

Acoustics Fine.

Additional observations  Sacred Heart is a parish of the diocese of Sacramento in northern California.  It is a historic parish, having been founded under the name St. Mary’s in 1866.  The parish moved to its present location in 1905.  The church was completed in 1906, and its name changed to Sacred Heart.

Its interior contains an ornate altar and beautiful statues, paintings and stained glass windows.  It has a choir balcony, acoustically designed to carry sound.  It has a painted fresco ceiling featuring the Apostles, added in 1917.  Above the sanctuary is a dove symbolizing the Holy Spirit, with the Latin phrase “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”  Besides its main altar, there are two side altars, made of wood and painted to look like marble.