Welcome to all parishioners and visitors! Please take a look around, there is lots of useful info here on our site. You will find any announcements, such as scheduling changes, cancellations or upcoming programs, posted below.
If you are new to the area and would like to learn more about the parish please feel free to drop by the office and visit with us any time. Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8 am – 3 pm and Fridays 8:30 am – Noon. Registration cards may be picked up in the office or in the narthex.
For those looking to learn more about the Catholic church we have RCIA classes that begin each September. Contact the office for more information.
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass will be at 9:00am on Friday, December 8th. There will be a vigil Mass on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm followed by the Blessing of the Nativity outdoors.
There will be NO Bingo on Thursday, December 7, as there is a vigil Mass of the Immaculate Conception. Bingo will resume on Thursday, December 21st at 6:30pm.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held for parishioner Mark Kugler on Saturday, November 18th at 10:00am. The service will be preceded by a Rosary at 9:30am in the church. Interment will be at a later date. There will be a Luncheon in the Parish Hall following Mass.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be held for former parishioner Dick Bouchette on Saturday, October 28th at 10:00am. The service will be preceded by a Rosary at 9:30am in the church. Interment will be in the Columbarium following Mass. There will be a Luncheon in the Parish Hall after the interment.
There will be NO Bingo on Thursday, November 2, in order to accommodate the Women’s Bazaar this weekend. Bingo will resume on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30pm.
The Round Robin Bridge Club needs a replacement couple for the upcoming season, which begins Sept. 18th. Bridge players within the parish or outside the parish are cordially invited to join the St. Bernard’s Round Robins, however it will be a first come basis for this current need. Thereafter, a waiting list will be kept to fill any upcoming voids for the season. Round Robin bridge is played September thru May on the 3rd Monday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For more information, call Fran Olsen-Parrish at 855-1932.
Parish Council Update August 2017
As you may have noticed the new signs are in place and operating. In addition the work to renovate the Choir area and sound system is well underway and should be completed by the end of the month. When complete the level choir area will be safer, more flexible for the each of the choirs and musicians, and most importantly, it will aid in the liturgy as far as coordination between the music and the celebrant. The changes to the sound system were necessary because as many of you know from attending Mass we have had multiple issues with the microphones and the overall sound system. The money for a large portion of the work was provided by an endowment from a parishioner who loved the choir and the music at the church.
We are currently researching the possibilities to add a rosary garden to the church grounds (donations have been made specifically for this work), and at the same time we will be replacing the bases for the outdoor Stations of the Cross as they are literally deteriorating.
As Father mentioned at Mass, the Bishop has asked him to move back to the onsite rectory so you will see some construction work happening near the office to accommodate this request. The Rectory House will be sold and some of that money will be used to replace office and meeting space.
In September the Parish Council will have a town hall meeting where you all will be invited to attend to receive updates on matters as well as provide input.
The Council meets on the 4th Monday of every month and we serve as a consultative body to Father Barnabas regarding parish life and the mission of the Church. The minutes of our meetings are posted in the Hall if you have an interest in reading them or you can ask one of the Parish council members for a copy. If you have questions or suggestions please feel free to contact any of the Parish Council members. (Their names are listed on the front of the weekly Bulletin).
Michele Australie (Casey)
Parish Council President