Welcome to St. Bernard Parish

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.

Funeral Mass for Cleo Schmitz – Monday, June 19th

There will be a Mass of the Resurrection for Parishioner Cleo Schmitz on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00am.  There will be a Rosary before Mass starting at 9:30am. Interment will be at Bella Vista Memorial Cemetery following Mass.  A luncheon will be held in the Parish Hall following interment.  There will be NO 8:30am Mass.

Parish Council Update

We wanted to take a moment and provide an update from the Parish Council.   First we would like to thank Don Parrish for his service as the Parish Council President and Andy Buchl for his service as the VP of the Council for the last year.   The new Parish Council President is Michele Australie (Casey).  Kim Barrett and Corrinne Candela will serve as Co Vice Presidents.

Over the past few months, the Parish Council has been working on some pertinent issues.  In the next few weeks, you should be seeing the installation of two new signs at the Church.  The first one will be installed at the front entrance.  The second will come later and will be a digital sign that we can use to announce key events throughout the year.   

We are currently looking at possible solutions to upgrade  the sound system both in the Church and in the parish hall.  Final decisions will be dependent on costs and feasibility.  Other improvements that will be underway this year will include repair to the bases of the Stations of the Cross and a Rosary Garden.

 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).