FROM THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH

February 21, 2015

ABOUT THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS

"The Way of the Cross, also known as the Stations of the Cross, are a way to pray and meditate on Christ's sacrifice for us. It is divided into fourteen stations from the time He was condemned to his burial. This devotion has been long encouraged by the… Read more
February 12, 2015

ASH WEDNESDAY

"Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday, through which we attain redemption. Why we receive the ashes? Following the example of… Read more
February 09, 2015

Senior Lunch Cancellation

Senior Lunch has been cancelled for Tuesday February 10th Read more
Feb 07, 2015 103

Important Message from Archbishop

PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE - ARCHBISHOP'S DESK - "For this November issue of the… Read more
Feb 04, 2015 139

St. Bernard School Golf Tournament

St. Bernard School is sponsoring a Golf Tournament at the Twin Hills Country Club on May… Read more
Feb 04, 2015 112

Senior Lunch February 2015

Senior Lunch -- Tuesday, February 10th at noon in the parish hall. Please join us for a… Read more
Feb 04, 2015 97

First Friday Devotions February 6, 2015

First Friday Divine Mercy Devotions will be held this Friday, February 6th beginning at… Read more
Jan 12, 2015 126

Senior Lunch January 2015

Senior Holiday Lunch is Tuesday, January 13th at 11:30am. Let's get 2015 off to a festive… Read more
Dec 15, 2014 156

Babysitting Night for Christmas Shopping

Mark your calendars! St. Bernard Religious Education Program and St. Bernard School are… Read more

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Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Cantú Urge Protection for Programs Serving the Poor and Vulnerable in Federal...

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Bishop Wester Welcomes FCC Vote Preserving Net Neutrality

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WASHINGTON—In the wake of the brutal murders of twenty one Coptic Christians at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya, increased support to...

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James Rogers Appointed Executive Director of USCCB Public Affairs

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WASHINGTON—The annual Collection to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will be held in most parishes on Ash Wednesday, February 18. The collection...

Bishop Says National Marriage Week USA, World Marriage Day, Provide Opportunities to Celebrate Marriage and...

WASHINGTON—In a letter sent to all U.S. bishops on January 16, Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chairman of the Committee on Laity,...

Jessi Poré Named Director for Catholic Home Missions

WASHINGTON—Jessi Poré has been named director for the Catholic Home Missions and associate director of the Office of National Collections of the U.S. Conference of...

Cardinal O’Malley and Archbishop Wenski Welcome Supreme Court Decision To Review Protocols for Use of...

WASHINGTON—The chairs of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on Pro-life Activities welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 23 announcement that...

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Cardinal O’Malley Welcomes House Passage of ‘No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act’

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Religious Leaders Urge the United States to Work with International Partners to Present a Framework...

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