Dear Community of St. Bernard,
As you may have heard Bishop Anthony Edward Pevec, Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland, died Sunday, December 14. As a priest, ordained in 1950, he served the Diocese in various parishes and then as Rector at Borromeo Seminary. As a bishop, ordained in 1982, he served as the Vicar in the Eastern Region of the Diocese until his retirement in 2002 at the age of 77. Always a ‘gentle’ man and a man of prayer, he was a spiritual guide to many who will miss his presence. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.
Confessions and 8PM Sunday Night Mass – Confessions will be heard from 6:30pm-8:00pm at St. Mary church located one mile SOUTH at 750 S. Main (across from Aldi’s). At 8pm the Sunday Night Mass will be held there due to the Summit Choral Society Concert here at St. Bernard.
2015 Parish Envelopes – Thanks to so many of you who grabbed your last box of envelopes last weekend. It went smoothly. Passing out a complete box for the whole year saves the parish a lot in postage fees. It also allows us to discontinue boxes that were not used; another major savings.
The remaining Parish Envelops are on a table in the church Baptistery (on the right as you exit the front doors). They are arranged on the table ALPHABETICALLY. If you did not find a box, please contact the parish office and we can assist.
Keep in mind that the use of your envelope:
– verifies that you regularly worship with us and support the ministries of this parish community.
– is confidential; your name or address is not on the envelopes, just an assigned number.
– is not to determine the amount you offer; it is between you and God knowing your means and the parish’s responsibilities.
– saves thousands of dollars annually; by having you pick them up instead of mailing them.
Canned Goods and Grocery Gift Cards -Thanks to the many who donated canned goods and gift cards at Thanksgiving time to be distributed to our parishioners. We realize some of our own have not had an easy year. They appreciated our concern and thoughtfulness during this time of the year.
See you all in just a few days for the celebration of Christmas. I think we are the only parish with a Midnight Mass (still); so join us if for a silent, holy night. Bring a friend or kin. Fr. Dan