From the Pastor

Feb 17th, 2018 by Parish Office

Feb 18th, First Sunday of Lent

Temptations of Christ 12th century mosaic at St Mark’s Basilica, Venice – Public Domain – Click to enlarge

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

We always begin Lent with the gospel of the Temptation of Christ in the desert. Part of this message is that we need to spend 40 days in the desert. Part of the lesson is that we also experience temptations. Our parish theme is “Create a clean heart in me, O God.”

What are the temptations confronting us now?

  • Do nothing
  • Change nothing
  • Think I already have a clean heart.

“Lent” means “Spring.” This is a wonderful opportunity to allow the grace of God to create that clean heart within us, filling us with the new life He came to bring to all people. If you have not yet mapped out a plan for your Lenten journey, then see the above temptations. Lent will not happen to us, we must embrace it. There are many tools of Lent, we saw some in last Wednesday’s gospel (prayer, fasting, alms giving). Additionally, there are devotions, traditions, Scriptures, and that desert waiting our visit.

May this season be a gift to you and your family. Happy Lent!

With love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • THE MATTHEW 25 PROJECT – Sunday February 18th at 5 pm in the church.  You are invited to our upcoming Prayer Service/Concert benefiting our outreach program, “The Least Among Us, the One, the Many” is a service reflecting on our Catholic Social Teachings through image, word and song. Join us for this sacred time together. We will have a light reception to follow down in Doherty Hall.
    • Marisol Homes will be hosting a New Volunteer Orientation on February 28th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Registration can be done online or by e-mailing Emily Morgan at emorgan@ccdenver.org or by calling 720-799-9406.
    • 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! www.sjvdenver.edu/biblicalschool
    • 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!

    Take a look inside St. Bernadette’s Parish!

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