From the Pastor

Dec 4th, 2016 by Parish Office

December 4th, 2016

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My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

We continue to reflect with joy on “that day” when justice shall flourish and fullness of peace will be ours forever.  These happy thoughts and dreams are interrupted by the stern voice of John the Baptist telling us to “reform your lives!”  It would be a lot easier to just dream and look to God for making that dream come true.

History shows us that this is too often the case.  People have dreamed of the peace described in our reading from Isaiah today.  People have too often simply dreamed and we know dreams alone will not make our dreams come true.

Where do we find encouragement to make the changes that John demands?  John himself speaks of the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Paul in our second  reading speaks of the gift of the scriptures and of the church.  He tells us we can be of mutual support. How important then, even when we are as busy as people get during these holidays, to take the time for prayer, church and mutual support.

May these days lead you closer than ever to Him!

With love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

  • Important Dates!

    • Advent Vespers: Tuesday 7pm on Nov 29th, Dec 6th, Dec 13th, Dec 20th
    • Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, Holy day of Obligation: Dec 7th 7pm, Dec 8th 8:30am, Thursday St. Kateri 7pm.
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe: Monday Dec 12th, 8am with breakfast following Mass.
    • Parish Penance Service: Monday Dec 12th, 7pm
    • School Christmas Program: Thursday Dec 15th, 1pm and 7pm in the school gym
    • Christmas Mass Schedule: Saturday, Dec 24th 4:00 and 8:00pm, St. Kateri 10pm.  Sunday Dec 25th 8am and 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. Bernadette Silent Auction Come, Listen to the Music of the Night… February 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm at The Denver West Marriott Hotel for Dinner, Drinks, Fun, Music, Silent Auction, Live Auction and Raffle Drawing!
    • 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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