From the Pastor

Apr 23rd, 2017 by Parish Office

Divine Mercy Sunday

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Mercy is the title of this Sunday. It is also the experience of the apostles and of the church.  It is also what we are sent to proclaim through our care for God’s people. The Second Sunday of Easter is also now called “Divine Mercy Sunday.” In declaring this new title, John Paul II focused on the mercy of Christ displayed in today’s gospel. Here, what we don’t see is probably more important than what we do see.

What we see is Jesus’ appearance to the apostles in that locked room.  What we don’t see is Jesus scolding them for running away in His time of need. What we see is his tenderness in showing Himself to them.  What we don’t see is any sense of a need for retribution, shame or fear of divine punishment.

We see Jesus especially reaching out to Thomas when he doubts. Giving to him exactly what he needed to become the one who first declares “My Lord and my God!”

In seeing the mercy shown to the apostles, we are invited to know God’s mercy in our own life. Seeing their weakness in the time leading up to Jesus’ execution, we can admit to our own sins trusting in God.

Divine Mercy is the title of this Sunday. It is also the experience of the apostles and of the church.  It is also what we are sent to proclaim through our care for God’s people.

With Love,

Fr. Tom
www.stbernadettelakewood.org
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Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • Confirmation: Friday April 28th, 7pm
    • First Communion Mass: April 30th at 10Am
    • 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
    • Catholic Biblical School: www.sjvdenver.edu/biblicalschool

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

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Saturday
4:00 p.m.

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

Daily:
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.

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

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