From the Pastor

May 19th, 2018 by Parish Office

Pentecost Sunday

 

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

This is the second time we have seen this gospel reading in the Easter Season. Actually, it is a sort of bookend reading. The first was on the Second Sunday of Easter when we focused on the Resurrection of Jesus. Today, as we close the Easter Season we look at the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the church that day.

This Sunday is also the first of three consecutive Sundays which collectively are called the “Feasts of the Lord.” Next Sunday is Holy Trinity and then The Body and Blood of Christ.” These all fit together with today’s gospel. God, who is a trinity of persons, calls us into relationship and empowers that relationship with the gift of the Holy Spirit. This relationship, of love, is accomplished when each of us, like our God, dies to self and lives for the other, the Paschal Mystery.

Not only is this the birthday of the Church, but the birth of all hope. We all wish for a world, a church and a family of healthy loving relationships. This would be the ideal for which we work. Today’s feast tells us this is possible because this is God’s wish as well and we have all the pieces in place now to make it work. Ordinary Time, which is coming soon, is when we will work out the details.

May you be empowered by the Spirit to make those dreams come true!

With love,

Fr. Tom

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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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