you for your generous sacrifice for our Catholic brothers and sisters in Honduras. The Bishop gifted us with a decorative, handmade cross.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Parish Office is OPEN
8:30am – 1:30pm Monday – Friday
9:00 – 11:30am – Sundays
FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BVM
is this Saturday, August 15. Because the Feast falls on a Saturday this year, Catholics are NOT obliged to attend Mass. However, coming together to pray at Mass is still recommended. There will be ONE Mass at 9:00am this Saturday at St. Mary Parish.
- Email St.Bernard.email@example.com with their prayer request
- Calling prayer team at 234-738-2473
PRAY for our infirmed: Bill Williams, Jamie Kapes, Florentino Martinez, John Regan, Mike Jenkins, Salvador Jiménez, Tom/Marilyn Maximovich, Rosalia Duran, Marilu Morales, and for the intentions in our Petition Book.
- FRANK’S BUS TRIP – Openings are still available, Mon-Fri, Sept. 7-11, to Birmingham, AL, to Our Lady of the Angels Monastery; includes tour of EWTN Studio, along with live taping of Mass on Wednesday and “Threshold of Hope” Program with Fr. Mitch Pacwa. Then on to the Monastery Church of Mother Angelica and the National Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL. Info? Call Rose at 234-571-4478.
BOLOGNA HOUSE – For over 30 years volunteers have served coffee and a bagged lunch (bologna sandwich) to the working poor and homeless here at St. Bernard. We continue to do so M-F from 8-9:00am. Those we assist are always in need of toiletries (travel size) and razors. Any donated toiletries can be placed in the wooden box at the church front entrance, at the parish office, or stop in the Corbett “Bologna House” any morning.
WHAT A MESS! – We notified the city that the closing of Broadway and our Parish Parking Lot last Sunday for the “Slide in the City” with only a two day notice was a major inconvenience, especially to those needing handicap parking. They will let us know 2-4 weeks in advance next time, so we can respond to your parking and access needs for Mass.
CONFIRMATION – The Bishop’s Office has set the date to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Bernard for candidates from both parishes. Bishop will confirm any prepared candidate in High School or older on Saturday, February 6, 2016 during the 4:30pm Vigil Mass. Please call the parish offices to register for the preparatory sessions and for more details, 330-253-5161.
BI-LINGUAL PSR – Our children who recently celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation have begun their preparations for First Communion on December 12, 2015. Please pray for them.
FALL PSR Registration will begin September 1st for those seeking First Reconciliation and Eucharist.
CONSOLING THE HEART OF JESUS – A book retreat by Fr. Michael Gaitely. Begins August 20 at 7:00pm in the Parish Social Hall. Books and materials will be provided. All are welcome to attend or read along. Participants meet on Thursdays through Oct. 29.
GIFT – Growing In Faith Today is a “gift” the parish will provide for the Community to learn more about their faith and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ. Here are some upcoming GIFT opportunities:
COME FOLLOW ME – A DVD series by Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, highlighting 6 Religious Orders.
THE BIBLETIME LINE – A DVD series with Jeff Cavins on the 14 Books that will keep your attention!
LAUDATO, SI – Pope Francis’ Encyclical on caring for Creation; find it online and begin reading.
ALATARATION – Five brief DVD Presentations on the meaning of the Mass for people of all ages.
- BERNARD NIGHT AT BLOSSOM – Come hear world-renowned Wynton Marsalis performing “Swing Symphony” with the Cleveland Orchestra. It’s August 29th; we’ll be in the pavilion rear rows.