From the Pastor

Aug 11th, 2018 by Parish Office

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

When Jesus tells us today that he is “living bread for Eternal Life” he invites us to be fed, instructed and strengthened by our communion with him in the Eucharist. Today, as we continue our series on the Mass, we will be looking at the “Liturgy of the Word.”

“Word” can mean the scriptures or Jesus himself, the word of God. Through our words, we communicate. That is exactly what God does through the scriptures and by sending His Son, Jesus to us. The heart of this part of the mass is the Gospel reading. Here the two meanings of “the word of God” come together. By the power of the liturgy, Jesus himself speaks to us.

Perhaps the most important advice I can give you here is to listen, really listen to the word as it is proclaimed. This is not easy. First, prepare to listen. Read over the readings before you come to Mass on the weekend. Perhaps even study them a bit or read a commentary. Second, participate. Say the responses with conviction, sing the response psalm and/or follow along with the words in the book. Third, use the quiet time. It isn’t long, so you really need to be disciplined here. Work at taking what you just heard/seen and apply it to your life. Come up with one good thought here that you can later remember and develop in your prayer time during the week.

We often think how wonderful it would have been to travel with Jesus and listen to him teach. Well, we can each week, in the Liturgy of the Word.

With love,
Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • St. Bernadette Oktoberfest – Sunday, September 30, 2018 1:00 – 5:00 p.m
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    • Youth Group Events: Click here for more details!
    • Memorial Wall:  Would you like to honor a loved one who has passed on?  You can dedicate a tile with their name on our Memorial Wall in the vestibule. Contact the parish office.
    • St. Kateri Mass: All are welcome! 12:00 Noon on Sunday in St. Bernadette Church
    • Biblical and Catechetical School!
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