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Telephone:  (504) 281-2267
Facsimile:  (504) 281-2268

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The Eucharist

Confession is heard daily before each Mass

or by appointment


Saturday Vigil  4:30 PM
Sunday  9:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM
Sunday 7:30 PM
Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday
Adoration begins at 7:30 AM

Mass at 8:30 AM 

Tuesday  and Thursday Adoration begins at 4:00 PM

Mass at 5:00 PM


Readings of the Week

Year B - Cycle I







Personnel of St. Bernard Catholic Church

Pastor Rev. Anton Ba Phan
Church Administrator Lynne
Deacon Norbert Billiot, Jr.
Cemetery Administrator Lynne -- 421-9533 after office hours
School of Religion/RCIA Sr. Anne Marie Khuong
Coordinator of Lectors Pat
Coordinator of Extraordinary Ministries Joan






Special Activities



 Please remember our Military and their families in your prayers. 








Spanish Mass at O.L.P.S.

Every Sunday @ 2 p.m.



The Deanery 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 “committed adorer” 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.  St. Joseph Adoration Chapel now opened Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church. 



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 fees. 



Baptism: 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. 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Confessions are held before each weekday and weekend Mass, or call for an appointment.

Communion of the Sick: Please call when someone is ill or in the hospital.

Sacrament of Marriage: Couples must contact the church at least six (6) months before the date of the wedding.

Christian Burial: Please contact the funeral home to make arrangements they will contact the church and cemetery to help you schedule the burial.



Suggestions for 2015


                 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 hurt.



 Mass Book 2015

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 & 11:00 Mass.
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.

 Please plan in advance and call early for your special dates.


The Cycle of the Rosary

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:
Lynne Lemoine,  P. O. Box 22, St. Bernard LA  70085



















In the total love for Jesus through the Heart of Mary,

We St. 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 Jesus answered:


"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.






We thank William Hyland for his research in
St. Bernard Catholic Church and Cemetery.
Any comments please contact lynnelemoine2@