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 126

First Friday

First Friday Divine Mercy Devotions will be held this Friday, May 1st, beginning at 3pm… Read more
Apr 27, 2015 127

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 149

EASTER IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

"Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians… Read more
Mar 27, 2015 169

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 150

"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 158

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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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...

Archbishop Kurtz Expresses ‘Grief and Deep Sadness’ Over Charleston Church Shooting

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded to the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal...

Archbishop Kurtz Welcomes Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), welcomed the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology,...

U.S. Bishops Vote on Conference Priorities, Liturgy of the Hours, Priestly Formation at General Assembly

ST. LOUIS—The U.S. bishops, gathered for their annual Spring General Assembly, voted on and approved a draft of their priorities for the 2017-2020 strategic plan...

Catholic Bishops Meet with Black Evangelical Leaders on Preserving African American Families

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic University of America hosted as part of its annual meeting an in-depth conversation with leadership of...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Credentials for Pope Francis’ Visit to the United States and the World...

Pope Francis will be visiting the United States Sept. 22-27. The final schedule is not available, but media can begin the process of accreditation now.For...

USCCB President, Committee on National Collections, Highlight Solidarity with Church in Haiti

ST. LOUIS—The solidarity of the Catholic Church in the United States with the Church in Haiti goes beyond the over $100 million contributed by U.S....

USCCB President Delivers Statement on Race Relations at General Assembly

ST. LOUIS—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), delivered a statement on race relations at their annual Spring General...

Catechetical Sunday 2015 Focuses on ‘Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person’

WASHINGTON—Catholics are called to uphold the dignity of all people, including migrants, the poor, victims of trafficking and people with illnesses and disabilities, says the...

2015 Peter’s Pence Collection: Be A Witness of Charity

WASHINGTON—The 2015 Annual Peter’s Pence Collection will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of June 27-28. Through this collection, Catholics have an opportunity...

Bishops’ Spring General Assembly in St. Louis Will Be Available by Web Stream, Social Media,...

WASHINGTON—The 2015 Spring General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be broadcast via satellite from St. Louis, June 10-11, to Catholic...

New Website to Help Catholics Be Salt and Light

WASHINGTON—A new website will help Catholics respond to Jesus’ call to be “salt of the earth” and “light of the world” found in the Matthew’s...

USCCB Committee Chairman Welcomes Repeal of Death Penalty in Nebraska

WASHINGTON—The repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska represents a further step in the building of a culture of life, said the chairman of the...