Holy Week At St Bernards
Thank you Sister Margaret!
Sister Margaret Sammon is retiring after serving St. Bernard's
for 13 years as Director of Religious Education,
and for 55 years in ministry as a Sister of St. Dominic.
We wish her well and will miss her!
Catholic Grandparenting Survey
If you're a Catholic grandparent, you know the joys, and you also know the challenges that often come with being a model of faith in a culture where faith is not always a priority for families. We'd like to know if grandparents in our parish are interested in any kind of group support such as discussions, speakers or grandparent/grandchild events aimed at fostering and sharing faith.
Let us know by taking our Catholic grandparenting survey - click here to download and print; you can return it to the parish office, by mail, or in the collection basket.
Summer Faith in Film Series
4 Wed. starts June 24, 7:30 p.m.
Join Deacon John Blakeney in exploring themes of faith in popular films. These movies will make you hungry; popcorn will be served!
June 24 Babette's Feast
July 1 Spitfire Grill
July 8 Big Night
July 15 The Lunch Box
Book Discussion: The Shack
3 Thurs. starts July 16, 7:30 p.m. OR 3 Fri. starts July 17, 10 a.m.
Would you show up at the shack where your daughter was murdered if God invited you? That's what Mac does in this New York Times bestselling novel by William Paul Young. This is a book about who God is, why there is evil in the world, and how to learn to forgive. Start reading the book if you haven't and join us for discussion!
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!