Arkansas Catholic Directory Photo Contest

Arkansas Catholic is holding a contest to choose a photo for the cover of the 2017 diocesan directory. Any professional or amateur photographer in Arkansas can enter their photo of the inside or outside of a Catholic church or institution in the diocese. March 18 is the deadline to enter the contest. For complete rules and an entry form, visit the Arkansas Catholic website at

Valentine Party Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

heartsSt. Bernard’s will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a party on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 in the Parish Hall.  Doors open at 5 PM and Dinner will be served at 6 PM.  The main entrée for this special dinner is “Chateaubriand” with a salad, potatoes, vegetable and dessert.  Mood music will enhance the evening along with a 50/50 raffle and a Valentine trivia quiz for entertainment.  The tickets are $15 each and will be available at the Parish Office, in the Narthex before and after Saturday and Sunday Mass and in the Parish Hall during Coffee & Donuts.  Gentlemen, treat your spouse to a special evening on this special day.  For more information, call Russ 855-3072.  This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus

Lenten Mission with Fr. John Collins begins Feb 8

Fr John Collins

Fr John Collins

The theme of the mission revolves around the question … “Can you describe what happens in those events in your life in which you experience the presence of God?”
Fr. John Collins helps people recognize the importance of developing their own “faith story” by appealing to their experience, both negative (“Why doesn’t prayer work?”) and positive (In yearning to do good, we are uncovering the grace of God within). The three talks are provocatively titled: Monday: What Good is God? Tuesday: Why Prayers Don’t Work and Wednesday: Ten Kinds of People We Don’t Have To Love.
The Mission begins on Monday, February 8 at 9:00am and repeating at 7:00pm and continues each morning/evening through Wednesday, February 10.  All are welcome!  For more information, please contact the Parish office at 855-9069.

Special Collection on January 10-11 for Flood Victims

Dear Friends in Christ,
A one-time Special Collection is being taken up in all the parishes in our diocese and across the country for the humanitarian and Church needs from the storms and flooding that began in December and are expected to continue this year.
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, on behalf of those who need our help, I ask you to please be as generous as you can in contributing to this collection.
Sincerely in Christ,
+Anthony B. Taylor Bishop of Little Rock

Advent Mission and Day of Recollection, Tuesday, December 15

Abbott JeromeOn Tuesday, December 15, Father Jerome Kodell, priest and former abbot at Subiaco Monastery, will present our annual Advent Mission and Day of Recollection.  Fr. Kodell  will begin with Mass at 8:30am in the church.  An Advent talk will follow at 9:30am in the Hall and lunch at noon.  Examine of Conscience and Reconciliation will begin in the church at 1pm.
Father Kodell, a noted author and speaker, will focus on the Advent theme “Jesus is coming.” This is the perfect opportunity to focus on our blessings from the last year and help us celebrate again The Birth of Jesus.
A light lunch will be available ($5) in the parish hall.  Please call the church office at  (479) 855-9069 for reservations.

Christmas Mass Schedule

The Mass schedule for the Christmas Masses will be:
Thursday, December 24         4:30pm Choir
Christmas Vigil                        5:00pm Mass
Friday, December 25              8:30am Choir
Christmas Day                        9:00am Mass
Thursday, December 31         7:00pm Mass
Solemnity of Mary Vigil
Friday, January 1                    9:00am Mass
Solemnity of Mary