From the Pastor

Dec 15th, 2018 by Parish Office

Third Sunday of Advent

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Sometimes we become very negative and depressed, looking at all that is wrong with the world, our country, our church, our family and our life. We see the problems, the failures, the darkness. In this time of year, when days are still getting darker and it is cold outside, it is tempting to just pull up the covers, roll over and wish we didn’t need to engage life.

Advent looks at the opposite side of things. The light is coming, hope will return, God has a plan which is even now unfolding. We look at what is good, we look at the possibilities, what He will bring. In Advent we hope!

Even now, in the world around us, we see people being generous in charitable activities and gifts, people desiring deeply to express love for one another through Christmas gatherings and gifts. We see people teaching children the amazing story of the first Christmas.

In our gospel for today, Jesus invites us to ponder what we hear and see. We can even now see signs of life renewed, hope and joy. As to all that negative stuff that so captures our focus, the scriptures address that too as the desert gives life and the disabled are restored. Our God comes, and that is very good news.

With love,

Fr. Tom

RSS Today’s Readings

  • Monday of the Third Week in Advent December 17, 2018
    Reading 1 Gn 49:2, 8-10 Jacob called his sons and said to them:“Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob,listen to Israel, your father.“You, Judah, shall your brothers praise–your hand on the neck of your enemies;the sons of your father shall bow down to you.Judah, like a lion’s whelp,you have grown up on prey, my son.He crouches […]

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • Our Lady of Guadalupe mass and potluck breakfast – 8 am Wednesday, December 12th.
    • Out of Silence concert, featuring the instrumental soloist of the St. Bernadette Chamber Ensemble. A night of stories and music.  Sunday December 16 at 7 pm.
    • Sign up for religious education or draw closer to the Lord in Bible Study / Formation.
    • 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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