The Diocese of Santa Rosa was established on February 21, 1962, from portions of two previously existing dioceses, San Francisco and Sacramento. Today, The Diocese of Santa Rosa includes a Catholic population of about 150,000 people in the counties of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte. As such, it is geographically large and very diverse; but demographically, it remains the smallest of the dioceses in California.
The Diocese of Santa Rosa consists of 42 parishes which are segmented into five deaneries. St. Bernard Parish is within the Humboldt – Del Norte Deanery. Our Bishop is Rev. Robert Vasa.
Several delegates from the parishes throughout the diocese comprise a Diocesan Pastoral Council. St. Bernard Parish currently has an available seat. If you are interested in serving on this council, please speak to our pastor.
Phone: (707) 442-6466 Mail to: 615 H Street, Eureka, CA 95501 Fax: (707) 443-0914
Diocesan Faith Formation and Continuing Education
The Department of Religious Education and Youth Ministry provides many opportunities for Faith Formation, Spirituality, and Continuing Education. Also provided are opportunities for Youth Events and Leadership retreats. Please search their web site for a current listing. For your convenience, we provide some of those events here.
Child / Youth Protection
The Diocese of Santa Rosa is responsible to see that everyone under its care, especially children and youth, are safe and in no danger from being victimized by sexual misconduct. Please view the Diocesan site for more detailed information.
Anyone wishing to contact the Diocese of Santa Rosa about allegations of sexual misconduct should contact:
Victims Assistance Coordinator
P.O. Box 1297
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org