FROM THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH

May 30, 2015

Homebound Visits

Sister Theresa Marie visits our homebound parishioners and the local nursing facilities each week. If you or a loved one would like her to visit, please call the rectory at 860-749-8353 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm or Child Jesus Convent (after 6pm)… Read more
May 30, 2015

SBS Golf Tournament - Thank You

At this time, we would again like to thank our Gold, Silver, Hole-In-One and Cart sponsors and those of you who donated tee sponsors, full and half page ads and golfers. It helped to make our tournament quite successful this year! Fr. Melnick, Mrs. Charlene… Read more
May 30, 2015

Welcome Seminarian David Madejski

Next weekend we will welcome Seminarian David Madejski to Saint Bernard Parish. David will be spending the summer months with us as part of his training for the priesthood. He has just completed First Theology at Saint John's Seminary in… Read more
Apr 27, 2015 176

First Friday

First Friday Divine Mercy Devotions will be held this Friday, May 1st, beginning at 3pm… Read more
Apr 27, 2015 179

World Youth Day with Pope Francis

There will be a pilgrimage from New York, NY to Krakow, Poland to celebrate World Youth… Read more
Apr 07, 2015 186

EASTER IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

"Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians… Read more
Mar 27, 2015 213

Living Stations of the Cross Friday, March 27, 20014

St. Bernard School will present the "Living Stations of the Cross" on Friday evening,… Read more
Mar 16, 2015 186

"DON’T JUMP” CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES PHYSICIAN‐ASSISTED SUICIDE.

"DON’T JUMP” CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES PHYSICIAN‐ASSISTED SUICIDE. Message aims to educate and… Read more
Mar 14, 2015 208

St. Vincent de Paul Society Meeting March 16, 2015

St. Vincent de Paul Society will meet this Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7pm in the meeting.… Read more

Catholic Bishops News

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USCCB Domestic Justice Chairman, President of Catholic Charities USA Urge Fair and Just Minimum Wage...

WASHINGTON—Congress can promote the common good and contribute to a more just society by ensuring the federal minimum wage promotes family formation and stability, said...

Cardinal O’Malley: Planned Parenthood’s Work Reflects ‘Throwaway Culture’ Decried by Pope Francis

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), ...

Cardinal O’Malley Presents 2015 People of Life Awards

WASHINGTON—A nurse, a chastity educator, and the retired director of the bishops’ national grassroots organization received the 2015 People of Life Award for lifetime commitment...

USCCB Migration Chairman Applauds Court Order Requiring Administration to Release Central American Families from Detention

WASHINGTON—The July 24 ruling by Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court of California ordering the Obama administration to release from detention families fleeing...

Pope Names Three Auxiliary Bishops to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary...

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed three auxiliary bishops to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and accepted the resignation of Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, 75, another Los...

Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe Awards $5 Million in...

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved 177 grants totaling more than $5.2...

Archbishop Lucas Applauds Congressional Action To Reauthorize Elementary Secondary and Education Act

WASHINGTON—Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha, Nebraska, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Catholic Education, applauded recent action by the...

Bishops’ Chairmen Renew Push To End Death Penalty, Cite Progress of Last Decade

WASHINGTON—The bishops chairing two committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) renewed the bishops’ opposition to the death penalty in a message, July...

Bishop Cantú Welcomes Iran Nuclear Deal, Urges Congress To Endorse Result of Negotiations

WASHINGTON—The “momentous agreement” reached between the United States and its partners with Iran over Iran’s nuclear program is a “significant achievement” that Congress should support,...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Deadline July 31 for Media Credentials for Pope Francis’ Visit to the United...

Media should complete the credentialing process for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States and the World Meeting of Families no later than July 31....

Archbishop Wenski, Catholic Charities USA’s Sister Donna Markham Urge Support for Second Chance Act

WASHINGTON—Congress should address challenges faced by the more than 650,000 men, women and juveniles who reenter society each year from prisons, jails and detention centers....

USCCB Subcommittee Approves over $3 Million in Grants to the Church in Latin America

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America approved funding for 228 projects, totaling more than $3.3 million. The...

Subcommittee on the Church in Africa Awards Over $1.2 Million in Grants

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa approved 47 grants for a total of $1,205,236 to support pastoral projects...

Vatican Releases Schedule of Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States; Archbishop Kurtz Voices ‘Joy...

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to the United States is “a source of joy and gratitude,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error...

Archbishop Wenski Urges Congress to Answer Pope Francis’ Call to Protect Creation and Support Implementation...

WASHINGTON— The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, urged Congress to answer Pope Francis’ call...

Religious Communities Receive $25 Million from National Appeal

WASHINGTON—The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $25 million in financial assistance to 394 religious communities across the country. The funding is made possible by...

Bishop Cantú Urges Congress to Support Legislation Opening United States to Cuba, Urges Opposition to...

WASHINGTON—Congress should oppose appropriations riders that would reverse the opening of diplomatic relations and new trade and travel regulations regarding Cuba, said the chairman of...

On World Refugee Day, USCCB Migration Chairman calls upon United States to Protect Syrian and...

WASHINGTON—In comments made in conjunction with World Refugee Day, observed June 20, Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference...

USCCB Chairmen Give Strong Support for the ‘First Amendment Defense Act’

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, and...