Readings of the
Year A - Cycle II
Second Kings 5:1-15;
Psalms 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4;
Psalms 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11;
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9;
Psalms 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20;
Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9;
Psalms 81:6-8, 8-9, 10-11, 14, 17;
Psalms 51:3-4, 18-19, 20-21;
First Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13;
Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6;
John 9:1-41 or
9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
Psalms 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-13;
Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12;
Psalms 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9;
John 5:1-3, 5-16
Psalms 145:8-9, 13-14, 17-18;
Psalms 106:19-20, 21-22, 23;
Wisdom 2:1, 12-22;
Psalms 34:17-18, 19-20, 21, 23;
John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Psalms 7:2-3, 9-10, 11-12;
Psalms 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8;
John 11:1-45 or
Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62
Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6;
Psalms 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21;
Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95;
Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56;
Psalms 105:4-5, 6-7, 8-9;
Psalms 18:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 7;
Jeremiah 31:10, 11-12, 13;
Psalms 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24;
Personnel of St. Bernard Catholic Church
Rev. Anton Ba Phan
Norbert Billiot, Jr.
Outreach Ministry, 267-4763
Sr. Mary Keefe
At this time call the Archdiocese
School of Religion/RCIA
Coordinator of Lectors
remember our Military and their families in your prayers.
An Hour of Reflection
There will be an hour of
Reflection held on March 25th from 7—8 pm.
Please come out and early about the years of Jesus' ministry.
3:00 Prayer Warriors—Daily
Divine Mercy & other Devotions at 3:00 p.m.
Fridays of Lent:
Stations of the
Following the 8:30 Mass; 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.
to 8:00 p.m.
Hour of Reflection:
7:00—8:00 p.m. March
April 8th, 9th,
and 10th from 7:00—8:00 p.m.
Confession available from 8-8:30 p.m.
April 13th, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15.
April 16th,Tenebrae at 7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.—Adoration until Midnight
Rosary Walk &
Stations beginning at 1:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m. (no
Will have a
baptism this year.
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Spanish Mass at
Every Sunday @ 2
Adoration Chapel located at OLPS invites you to come spend a little time with
the Lord in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Come for a few minutes or
consider becoming a
for a particular
hour. The Chapel has exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Mon-Fri, 6:00a.m.
till 9:00p.m., and is open for prayer and meditation (no exposition) Sat-Sun
from 6:00a.m. till 6:00p.m. For more information call 271-3441.
If you are in need of a place to hold a special function, please consider
renting Iverson Hall at St.
Bernard. Please call the office (281-2267) for available dates and rental
Parents are asked to
speak with Fr. Anton in person following Mass. You can call or come
by the office. Please have a copy of the child's birth certificate
when you come.
Confessions are held before each weekday and weekend Mass, or call for an appointment.
of the Sick: Please
call when someone is ill or in the hospital.
of Marriage: Couples
must contact the church at least six (6) months before the date of the
Burial: Please contact
Fr. Anton before going to the funeral home to make
Suggestions for 2014
Spend more time with members of our family
especially on Sunday.
Set aside time to pray as a family.
Reclaim Sunday as “the Lord’s Day” and as a
day for families to celebrate Mass together.
Reach out to those in our families who are
The 2014 Mass Intention Book is now open for requests.
-Weekday Masses can only have 1 intention per Mass.
-Mass for the ‘Intention of Parishioners’ will alternate between the Vigil &
That is the
only intention allowed for that Mass.
The other weekend Mass can have multiple intentions.
Suggested donation is $5 per Intention
You can also reserve your special dates for the Sanctuary Lamp;
Marian Candle; and St. Joseph Candle
to burn in memory of or in honor of someone.
The suggested donation is $10.
plan in advance and call early for your special dates.
The Joyful Mysteries are usually said on
Mondays and Saturdays.
The Sorrowful Mysteries are usually said on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Glorious Mysteries are usually said on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The Luminous Mysteries are usually said on Thursdays.
The Mystery for Sunday may optionally
vary depending upon the seasons of the liturgical year.
The Joyful Mysteries may be said on
Sundays during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
During the season of Lent, the Sorrowful
Mysteries may be said on Sundays.
Should you have any
questions or information about St. Bernard or
San Pedro Catholic Churches, please contact me at:
Lemoine, P. O. Box 22, St. Bernard LA 70085
In the total love for Jesus through
the Heart of Mary,
Bernard Catholic Church commit to
And faithfully pass it on...Heart
to Heart. I.M.
Who was St. Bernard of Clairvaux
"High and Holy God, give me this day a word of truth to silence the lies
that would devour my soul
and kind encouragements to strengthen me when I fall. Gracious One, I
come quietly to your door
needing to receive from your hands the nourishment that gives life.
Amen and Amen."
St. Bernard, Abbot and Doctor of the Church St. Bernard was born of noble
parentage in Burgundy, France, in the castle of Fontaines near Dijon.
Under the care of his pious parents he was sent at an early age to a
college at Chatillon, where he was conspicuous for his remarkable piety
and spirit of recollection. At the same place he entered upon the studies
of theology and Holy Scripture. After the death of his mother, fearing the
snares and temptations of the world, he resolved to embrace the newly
established and very austere institute of the Cistercian Order, of which
he was destined to become the greatest ornament. He also persuaded his
brothers and several of his friends to follow his example. In 1113, St.
Bernard, with thirty young noblemen, presented himself to the holy Abbot,
St. Stephen, at Citeaux. After a novitiate spent in great fervor, he made
his profession in the following year. His superior soon after, seeing the
great progress he had made in the spiritual life, sent him with twelve
monks to found a new monastery, which afterward became known as the
celebrated Abbey of Clairvaux. St. Bernard was at once appointed Abbot and
began that active life which has rendered him the most conspicuous figure
in the history of the 12th century. He founded numerous other monasteries,
composed a number of works and undertook many journeys for the honor of
God. Several Bishoprics were offered him, but he refused them all. The
reputation of St. Bernard spread far and wide; even the Popes were
governed by his advice. He was commissioned by Pope Eugene III to preach
the second Crusade. In obedience to the Sovereign Pontiff he traveled
through France and Germany, and aroused the greatest enthusiasm for the
holy war among the masses of the population. The failure of the expedition
raised a great storm against the saint, but he attributed it to the sins
of the Crusaders. St. Bernard was eminently endowed with the gift of
miracles. He died on August 20, 1153. His feast day is August 20.
According to St. Bernard, he asked Jesus which was His greatest unrecorded
suffering and the wound that inflicted the most pain on Him in Calvary and
"I had on My Shoulder, while I bore My Cross on the Way of Sorrows, a
grievous Wound which was more painful than the others and which is not
recorded by men. Honor this Wound with thy devotion and I will grant thee
whatsoever thou dost ask through its virtue and merit and in regard to all
those who shall venerate this Wound, I will remit to them all their venial
sins and will no longer remember their mortal sins."
In the twelfth century Pope Eugenius III approved of the promises with
regards to this prayer. The modern version of the prayer bears the
imprimatur of Bishop Thomas D. Bevan.