Name of Church St. Bernard Church

Address 615 H Street, Eureka CA 95501

Phone number (707) 442-6466


Mass times Sundays, 10 a.m.  Daily, 12:15 p.m., with Communion Service Monday & Thursday.  (St. Bernard is a dual, jointly-administrated parish along with St. Joseph Mission Church, Henderson & C Street, Eureka, about a 5 minute drive away.  Additional Mass times are available at St. Joseph.)

Confessions  Saturdays, 3 p.m. at St. Joseph.

Names of priests Father Eric Freed, pastor.

Special groups/activities Respect Life Committee, Woman’s Club, Knights of Columbus, Italian Catholic Federation, Secular Franciscans, Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesdays following the 12:15 p.m. Mass

School Yes, Pre-K through 8th grade.

Fellow parishioners This is a predominantly English-speaking community; during the summer, you’ll see a number of tourists.

Parking No problem.

Acoustics Sound system is fine.

Additional observations  St. Bernard is Eureka’s oldest building still owned and used by its original owner for its original purpose.  Dedicated in 1886, it is part of the diocese of Santa Rosa.  (St. Joseph Mission Church was built in 1915.)  The parish is located in Northern California on the coast, and serves about 600 families.  St. Bernard is a magnificent old redwood church with beautiful artwork, and has undergone extensive renovation in recent years to restore it to its original look.  Highlights of the church include 70 stained glass windows, a traditional altar and large paintings behind the altar depicting the crucifixion and the Blessed Mother.