Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
This weekend the 2014 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal will seek your support by conducting an In-Pew Pledge Drive. Please give your attention to the priest instructing you to fill out the pledge card for the ushers to collect.
Our parish goal this year is $33,972. As in past years, I pray we successfully reach this goal over the next ten months. “One in Christ” we can do much good for many in need.
Visitors – Please excuse this necessary response to Catholic Charities. This appeal is held in every parish in the Cleveland Diocese this weekend. Information about Catholic Charities and those we serve in these 8 counties of northeast Ohio can be found at the doors of the church.
This Wednesday Bishop Richard Lennon will be here to celebrate Mass at 6:30pm. All are invited to attend this special gathering with the UA Newman Students.
Attention all Liturgical Ministers (Readers, Servers, and Eucharistic Ministers): Your monthly schedule is now posted on the parish website: www.stbernardstmary.org Just click ‘Ministries’ on the Header, then the Liturgical Minister Schedule. You’ll find the March schedule.
This past week someone asked: “Why is the pastor plowing snow?” The answer is simple: 1) because he knows how to, and 2) it saves the parishioners money. This year it just happens to snow heavy on the weekends! We recently received a nasty anonymous letter claiming how unchristian St. Bernard Parish is because the snow down State and University sidewalks was not plowed. Before that letter, our UA representative on Pastoral Council had volunteered to ask UA to clean those sidewalks for the students who attend classes on High Street. We hope the UA can help. Until then, thanks for your patience and kind assistance to each other. Ralph, our faithful custodian, and I, will do our best with limited funds and few, if any, agile volunteers.
Parents of those receiving Confirmation on March 14: Your youth’s Baptismal Certificate and Sponsor Eligibility Letter must be turned in ASAP.
Parents of those receiving First Communion on April 17: Your child’s Baptismal Certificate must be turned in to the parish office ASAP.
May you have a blessed end to February! Peace and good, Fr. Dan