From the Pastor

Oct 22nd, 2016 by Parish Office

October 23rd, 2016


My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Today’s gospel states that it is addressed to “those who believe in their own self-righteousness while holding everyone else in contempt.”  Does that sound like us?  You maybe, but certainly not me.  There is a funny irony to this statement.  Those who think it does not apply to them are the self-righteous and those who assume it is addressed to them are not.

Self-righteous people are blind to their own faults.  This is the weight behind their judgments (holding others in contempt).  Humility is the lesson and the value we are taught to seek.  Humility is tied essentially to last weeks lesson on gratitude.  God is so very good to us.  We are not so good to God.  We keep exalting ourselves for our accomplishments, while it is God who has made them possible in the first place.

Our reflections these months have been on the call for the disciple to be a good steward of God’s gifts. The more we are humble, the more we will give and the less we will be judgmental of others.  This is called in the gospel “righteousness.”  Right living, right relationships with God and people.  This is the source of the deep, deep joy that only a true disciple of Jesus will know.  The self-righteous have no clue.

Let’s not keep this secret to ourselves.  Share your joy and the reason for your joy in a gentle, non-judgmental invitation to others to join in.

With love,
Fr. Tom

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Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • St. Kateri Mass: All are welcome! 12:00 Noon on Sunday in St. Bernadette Church
    • Fatima Centennial Celebration – Friday Oct 21st and Sunday the 23rd at Our Lady of Fatima Parish.
    • Living Rosary – Join our school children on October 27 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the church as they present the
      “Living Rosary”.
    • Harvest Fest – Wine tasting and Dinner Festival Saturday Oct. 29th 5:30-9:30.  See bulletin or Facebook for details!
    • Catholic Biblical School:
    • RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (CHILDREN & ADULTS) REGISTRATION contact the Parish Office to sign up!
    • All Soul’s Day Evening Mass and Agape Dinner – All are invited for our All Soul’s Mass on Wednesday, November  2nd at 6 p.m. in the church followed by our John Stackhouse Memorial Agape Dinner.  This is a wonderful time to reflect and share in our joys and griefs those who have gone before us. All are welcome. If you know someone in need of community and prayer, please invite them to come with you. You may bring pictures of your loved ones before this service to be displayed throughout November in our sanctuary
    • Arts and Crafts Christmas and Holiday boutique! Nov 5th and 6th after Mass!  See Bulletin for details
    • The Original Image of Divine Mercy Film: Nov 5th and 6th at Sacred Heart of Mary
    • Altar & Rosary bake sale! Nov 5th and 6th.  We need sweets donated and will have great items for sale after Mass!


    See the Church Bulletin, or contact the Parish office for more details!

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Mass Schedule

4:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m
Thursday 8:30 a.m. during school year

Holy Days:
Vigil 7:00 p.m.
Holy Days 8:30 a.m.

Eucharistic Adoration:
Friday after Mass until 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. or by appointment.

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