From the Pastor

Apr 14th, 2018 by Parish Office

3rd Sunday of Easter

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

“You are witnesses of these things.” This is Jesus’ instruction to the apostles at his first appearance in Luke’s gospel. Before the teaching, before the preaching, before all else, they are witnesses.

One of the communication helps I learned a while ago was the difference between a “you” statement and an “I” statement. “You” statements often include judgements and finger-pointing ( “you should do this,” “you should not do that” , etc. While “I” statements simply share my feelings, my thoughts, my beliefs.

“You” statements put the other person on the defensive and usually end a conversation. “I” statements do the opposite. If I share my feelings, they are neither right nor wrong, just my feelings. This is how we witness. We share our beliefs, our feelings, our hungers. I love Jesus. I am overwhelmed during Communion. I appreciate a good sermon. I like to pray the Rosary during a quiet afternoon. These sharings give witness to my faith but in a way that encourages the other to respond, think, or share. And, we don’t need to preach, judge nor point our finger.

We have many opportunities to share our faith each day and this is exactly what Jesus invites us to do.

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.
    • 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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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.

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