Here is the current info about St. Bernard of Clairvaux in Bella Vista, Arkansas
In order that we may continue our daily worship during Father Barnabas’ absence, the Rosary will continue to be prayed in the chapel Monday through Friday at 9:00am beginning on Tuesday, January 13th.
While Father Barnabas is gone to India, there will be no daily Mass beginning on Monday, January 12 through Friday, February 13th. Daily Mass will resume on Monday, February 16th at 8:30am.
A word from Fr. Barnabas: As most of you know, I will be leaving for India on January 11th after Sunday Mass and reaching home on the 14th. On the 18th I will be going to my religious order, the Ranchi Region, that I joined last year. On the 21st I will be celebrating my Silver Jubilee in one of the mission stations. On the 23rd I will be back in my home state to welcome the 3 parishioners that are traveling to India. On the 25th I will be celebrating my Silver Jubilee in my home parish. On the 29th I will be heading to Varanasi to the Indian Missionary Society headquarters to visit the missions and the seminarians. On February 1 along with my 4 other classmates, I will have another celebration of my Silver Jubilee. I will arrive back in Arkansas on February 13th just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day with my Bella Vista Valentines! Please remember to keep me in your prayers for safe travels. Just a note about my mom: I had planned to go to India in May, but her health is not good. That is the reason I am traveling earlier. Please keep her in your prayers as well.
Christmas Eve Mass on Wednesday, December 24th will begin with the choir singing at 6:30pm and Mass at 7:00pm. Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25th will begin with the choir at 8:30am and Mass at 9:00am. Solemnity of Mary Vigil Mass (New Year’s Eve) will be held on Wednesday, December 31st at 7:00pm and for the Solemnity (New Year’s Day), Thursday, January 1st at 9:00am.
Our advent mission/day of recollection will be on Tuesday, December 9th, featuring Father Jim Ward, CM presenting Rediscovering the Treasures of our Faith. The day will begin with Mass at 8:30am, followed by the first conference, Blessed Mother: One Who Listens at 9:30am and the second conference, Overview of the Eucharist at 10:45am. We will continue with lunch in the parish hall (cost is $5). The mission will continue with the third conference at 1:00pm, Overview of the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance. We will end the day with the actual Sacrament of Reconciliation at 1:30pm. Luncheon sign-ups will be held in the narthex after Mass on Saturday and Sunday, November 29-30 and December 6-7 or in the Parish Office throughout the week. For more information, call the parish office at 855-9069.
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at the normal daily Mass time at 8:30am.
Truly it is right for us to give thanks and praise to God for the abundant blessings bestowed upon us. Happy Thanksgiving!
The youth will be hosting their annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser this Saturday, November 8th after Mass at 6:00pm. Tickets are $8.00 each; families $25.00. All are welcome!
We will gather at the Columbarium at 4:00PM on Sunday, November 2nd to pray for all our deceased parishioners and relatives. All are welcome to come and pray.
The Women’s Club Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Come join us for all your holiday shopping and decorating needs. In addition to the many crafts and baked goods offered, the Bazaar Café will be open. They will be serving chili, chicken soup, pulled pork sandwiches along with pie and cinnamon rolls. All are welcome!
We will hold a prayer vigil to support Religious Freedom beginning on Saturday, November 1, after the 5:00PM Mass in the church. We will pray the Religious Freedom prayer, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. After the Benediction, we will move to the chapel and continue with silent prayer throughout the night until 7:45AM.