From the Pastor

Mar 17th, 2018 by Parish Office

Fifth Sunday of Lent

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

The gospel for this weekend begins when some people ask Philip, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” This continues our Lenten journey to see / listen to Jesus and so it is our prayer too. The passage continues with Jesus image of a grain of wheat that must die in the ground to give life and produce much fruit. Does this mean we must follow Jesus in dying that we might see him? In many ways it does.

We all would look for the easiest way to see and listen to Jesus. Preferably one that does not include a lot of inconvenience or cost for ourselves. Today Jesus tells us bluntly, there is cost, great cost, our life itself! We must die in order to rise. We cannot remain the same and change at the same time. Conversion means we leave behind the old ways and embrace the new.

We pray in the Collect that “we may walk eagerly in that same charity (love) with which, out of love for the world, your Son handed himself over to death.” In Jesus’ dying, we see the pattern for our following. In His rising, we have the hope we need to bear fruit. May we be open and willing to pay the price of true discipleship.

Happy Lent!

With love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • 18th Annual St. Bernadette Live/Silent Auction – Saturday April 28, 2018.
    • Sign up for religious education or draw closer to the Lord in Bible Study / Formation.
    • Samaritan House needs your donations of warm clothing as winter is approaching!  They could use all kinds of hats, gloves, socks, scarfs, waterproof coats and jackets, umbrellas, hand warmers, all kinds of things to keep our 400 men, women, and children warm and dry.  Please donate to 2301 Lawrence Street in Denver.  Donations received Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
    • 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!
    • Plenty going on this week! Please see the church calendar for more details!

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

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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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