Spectacular Events held at St. Bernard OPEN TO THE PUBLIC –
November 24 – Thanksgiving Day Mass – Will be held at St. Bernard this year at 9:30 am. Please bring a donation or non-perishable food for the collection to create Care Baskets.
November 27 – Happy New Year! – In union with the Church throughout the world we begin a new Liturgical Calendar with this First Sunday of Advent. This year the Advent Season is a full four weeks in length with Christmas falling on a Sunday. See our Christmas Mass Schedule at the end of this column.
December 3 – St. Faustina Group – Join those interested in learning more about St. Faustina and the devotion to the Divine Mercy of Jesus. In the parish house from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
December 4 – Franciscan University Men’s Schola – Join us at the 10:00am Sunday Mass and experience the sounds of traditional music by these young men from Stuebenville, Ohio.
December 7 – Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confessions will be heard from 5:00pm until 8:00pm in St. Bernard church, St. Vincent church (164 W. Market) and St. Sebastian church (465 Mull Ave.) for the Season of Advent.
December 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Attendance at Mass is obligatory. MASS is celebrated at St. Bernard: Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30pm; then on Thursday, Dec 8 at 12:10pm; and at St. Mary Parish at 7:00pm.
December 10 – Misa Guadalupana – The Annual Celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, at the Saturday Mass at 4:30 pm. This Mass is followed by Folk Dances, Cultural Music, and lots of great Latin American Foods in the Parish Social Hall. Admission is free. Meals are $5.00 not including beverage or desserts.
December 13 – The Word – An opportunity to share God’s Word in Scripture Readings and shared reflections. All are welcome. Meet in the parish house (conference room) at 7:00pm.
Every Tuesday – The Gospel of Matthew – A 50 minute DVD presentation by Jeff Cavins on the Gospel we will begin to hear on the Sundays of 2017. Come listen to the insights and lessons of Jesus’ Good News through the words of the Evangelist St. Matthew. Each session is followed by 40 minutes of study and faith sharing.
December 16-18 – Summit Choral Society – The Annual Christmas Concert will be held on these consecutive dates at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through their website.
December 23 – Church Decorating for the Season – All able-bodied men and women who can assist in decorating for the Christmas Season are invited to join us at 5:00pm in the church. Many hands make for light work. Just show up.
Christmas Mass Schedule – December 24 at 4:30pm with Children’s choir, at 7:00pm in Spanish/English; on December 25 at 12:00am Midnight with music selections thirty minutes prior, and at 10:00am. (NO 12:00pm or 8:00pm) Mass at St. Mary – 9:00am.
New Year Mass Schedule – Regular Sunday Mass Schedule: 4:30pm on Saturday,
and 10am, Noon, and 8:00pm on Sunday.