Holy Week At St Bernards
We welcome Mrs. Susan Martin,
who joins our staff as
Director of Religious Education!
Spirituality with Father Augustine
Mondays August 3 and 10, 9:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m., Parish Center
August 3 topic is The God of Small Things. The Scriptures reveal to us a God who is found in the quiet whisper of the wind, the bungling efforts of poor fisherman, and the small contributions of the poorest widow. What does that mean for us?
August 10 topic is Changing the Apps in our Spiritual Computer. Pre-programmed ideas and concepts sometimes run our spiritual life, and not always for the better. Sometimes, we need to download some new apps and "reboot" to get ourselves programmed right!
St. Bernard's Feast Day Mass and Picnic
Thursday, August 20, 6:00 p.m. Mass and picnic
Bring the whole family to celebrate the feast of our patron Saint Bernard of Clairvaux at a special 6:00 p.m. Mass on his feast day, August 20. Bring your own picnic to enjoy on the "Great Lawn" of St. Bernard's immediately afterward. S'mores supplied!
Married but not in the Church?
If at least one of you is Catholic, but you did not make your vows in a Catholic Church, we'd like to encourage you to do that and have your marriage officially "recognized" by the Church. If it is a first marriage for both of you, you can easily prepare to have your marriage "convalidated" in the Church. If one or both of you have previous marriages, we can help you with either a Church annulment if a previous marriage was in a Catholic Church, or another simpler procedure if it wasn't. You're already committed. Bring Christ and his Church to your marriage and reap the benefits.
For a brochure on convalidation, click here.
Explore Your Faith!
Awakening Faith groups are for younger Catholic adults who are seeking to better understand and connect with their Catholic faith. Topics include What is spirituality?, Do I Need God's Mercy?, Why does Mass matter?, Do I Belong in the Church? and other topics selected by the participants. No questions off base. No judgment.
Watch this space for fall dates OR request a "custom" time,
summer or fall, for you and at least 5 of your friends!
Your place, ours, or the diner!