Saturday, August 23, 2014
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News and Announcements
Catholic Young Adults

For Young Adults 18-35: Our next meeting is September 6th from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Youth Group room in the basement of St. Bernard School.  We will be gathering for dinner and a discussion on Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.

Women's Guild

 Women's Guild 
Summer Toy Drive
August 23-24

Drop-off dates will be Saturday and Sunday August 23-24 before and after all Masses.  Please contact Kathy Lillis for more information: 860-875-8376.

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus
Blood Drive
Saturday, August 30
8:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

At St. Bernard Church Hall. Sponsored by American Red Cross and Knights of Columbus.  The Knights will escort to and refreshments after donations.  Register at or walk-in to donate blood.

Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes
St. Bernard Church
October 7, 7:00 PM

Experience the blessings of Lourdes on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Come and touch the Grotto Rock, wash in the healing waters from Lourdes, and join us for a beautiful evening of prayer.

Many who have attended a Virtual Pilgrimage feel as if they have journeyed to Lourdes.

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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 13-14

Dear Parishioners,

On September 13th and 14th, our Church will be celebrating the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  In honor of this Feast day, I am inviting everyone to bring to Mass any crucifixes they have in their homes or any jewelery with the crucifix symbol.  These items, even if they were previously blessed, will be blessed at the end of each of our Masses.

The crucifix is a powerful symbol of His love, His sacrifice and His fidelity - and when displayed in our homes, it is a sign of our desire to be a disciple.

With peace,
Fr. Rick


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Message from Father Rick

                                                                                                  Summer, 2014

Dear Parishioners,

The long awaited summer has arrived and we welcome it with open arms!  We thank God for the warm weather that surrounds us, the new life that is springing forth, and for the wonderful smells of campfires, barbecues and the many fragrant flowers that bloom during this season. 

We all need this season to slow down our hectic pace long enough to focus on what really matters.  Living in today’s busy world can easily lead to a deaf ear towards the needs of our family, to the integrity of our character, or to the whisper of God’s voice in our lives.  Summer is the time of year when we should re-orient ourselves to God’s plan - and slow down long enough to count our blessings. 

I would like to wish everyone a safe, enjoyable, and faith filled summer.  If you’re traveling, don’t forget to find out the nearest location and Mass times of the Church of your destination.  The web site for Mass times is

With prayers and peace,
Fr. Rick 

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Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed
September 1st, Labor Day

Mass Schedule

Daily Mass
8:00 AM Monday to Friday

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Children's Liturgy of the Word at 10:00 AM Mass

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
Every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Night Prayer at 7:45 PM 
Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM followed by morning Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance):
Saturday: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Wednesday after
the 8:00 AM Mass

Parish Pictures

New Photos

 Click here to see the latest Picture Albums 

Vacation Bible School

Also lots of other Albums: Religious Education Functions, Preschool Activities, 4th of July Fireworks, Parish Retreat, and a variety of Parish activities.  



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