Established in 1945
600 Registered Families

Parish Office/Oficina
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 - 6:00 PM
519 West 13th Street
Merced, CA 95341
Phone: (209) 383-6604
Fax: (209) 383-6608

Sacred Heart Church, Merced, CA



Via Cruxis

Sacred Heart Church belongs to
Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno

Pastor Rev. Jesús Reynaga

Father Jesus Reynaga

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Via Crucis 2011

Interpreted by Youth Group
Presiding, Pastor Rev. Jesús Reinaga


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Article and photos from the Merced Sunstar

Via Crucis 2010

Interpreted by Youth Group
Presiding, Pastor Rev. Jesús Reinaga




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Via Crucis 2009

Interpreted by Youth Group
Presiding, Pastor Rev. Jesús Reinaga

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A big cross to bear,
Merced County Times


Via Crucis in Merced, a Hispanic Cultural Tradition

Dear Editor: Sacred Heart Church celebrated the Passion of Christ on the streets of Merced. Pastor Rev. Jesús Reynaga presided the public ceremony through the streets of Merced. The Via Crucis was enacted by the young Hispanic people of Merced. The Via Crucis is a beautiful celebration that is filled with cultural wealth that comes to us from the Old Continent, form Spain. It is a very graphic representation of a historical event. It is a way of telling a story.

There is an old saying: a picture is worth a thousand words. I may add that a theatrical representation is worth a million words.

Hispanics bring with them a tremendous cultural wealth, and not only very tasty food.

I would like to share the video I made with you and your Internet readers on Youtube:

The Movie and photos are in the Parish Website that I also maintain:

I give you, Merced Sunstar, explicit authorization to use them as you please.



Juan Eduardo Alvear-Fuentes


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Disclaimer: This is NOT the Official Site for Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Merced, California. This is a site made by a parishioner out of his very own initiative. It is not endorsed and it has NOT been approved by The Diocese of Fresno or any other Church authority. Webmaster: Juan Eduardo Alvear,  jeafcom @