From the Pastor

May 20th, 2017 by Parish Office

May 21st, 6th Sunday of Easter

My Dear St. Bernadette Family,

Although Pentecost is still two weeks away, we begin anticipating the gift of the Holy Spirit that is given to the church and to each one of us. The first reading gives clear foundation for our celebration of Confirmation and why it is reserved for the bishop to administer. Our church has such a deep scriptural foundation for all we do.

Too often, we downplay this gift of God.  We celebrate Confirmation and soon forget. It has been a rite of passage for our youth. (Pope Francis observes that too often a passage out of the church.) Today, we celebrate Confirmation at a much earlier age.  Beginning next year, our third graders will celebrate at one mass their Confirmation and First Communion. This change emphasizes that the Holy Spirit is a gift to strengthen and guide us as we grow in age and grace and wisdom before God.

Each of us, who have been Confirmed, have received this gift.  We have the constant help of God who dwells within. When we are aware of this gift, we realize the great potential we have which is far more than we could possibly do alone.

Today is a great time to anticipate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the church at Pentecost and a great time to begin praying for this gift in our own life.

With Love,

Fr. Tom

Important Dates

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    • Golf Tournament!  Click 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
    • Catholic Biblical School:
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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.

Saturdays 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. or by appointment.

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