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2805 BAYOU ROAD
POST OFFICE BOX 220
ST. BERNARD, LOUISIANA 70085
Telephone:  (504) 281-2267
Facsimile:  (504) 281-2268

Official Website:

St. Bernard official site:  www.stbernardcatholicchurch.com
 

 

3:00 P.M. Prayer Group

 

During Lent please consider joining a prayer group at the most powerful hour of prayer—3 o’clock.  We will begin with the Divine Mercy and continue praying for the hour for vocations, peace, end of abortion, and all souls.   Please come and join us and help us select a powerful name for this prayer group.   Help us name this group - if you have a good name for this prayer group, please let us know. 

 

The Eucharist
 

Confession is heard daily before each Mass

or by appointment

 

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

Mass at 8:30 AM 

Tuesday  and Thursday Adoration begins at 5:30 PM

Mass at 6:30 PM

 

Readings of the Week

Year A - Cycle II
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Personnel of St. Bernard Catholic Church
 

Pastor Rev. Anton Ba Phan
Church Administrator Lynne
Deacon Norbert Billiot, Jr.
Coordinator of Outreach Ministry,  267-4763 Sr. Mary Keefe
Cemetery Administrator At this time call the Archdiocese
School of Religion/RCIA Rhonda
Coordinator of Lectors Pat
Coordinator of Extraordinary Ministries Joan
Youth Ministry  

 

 

 

 

 

Special Activities

 

 

 Please 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.

 

 

 

Lenten Activities

 

 

3:00 Prayer Warriors—Daily

                 Divine Mercy & other Devotions at 3:00 p.m.

Fridays of Lent:

  Stations of the Cross:

                        Following the 8:30 Mass; 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.

       Seafood Dinners:

             5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Hour of Reflection:

  7:00—8:00 p.m. March 25th.

   Presenter:  Vincent Scozzari

Lenten Mission:

April 8th, 9th, and 10th from 7:00—8:00 p.m.

Adoration & Confession available from 8-8:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Todd Amick

Seder Meal:

Palm Sunday, April 13th, 6:30 p.m.  Tickets $15.

Holy Week:

Wednesday, April 16th,Tenebrae at 7:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday, 7:00 p.m.—Adoration until Midnight

Good Friday:

Rosary Walk & Stations beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Services at 3:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil:  8:00 p.m. (no 4:00 Vigil)

Will have a baptism this year. 

Easter Sunday: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

Spanish Mass at O.L.P.S.

Every Sunday @ 2 p.m.

 

ADORATION CHAPEL

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. 

 

            

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 Fr. Anton before going to the funeral home to make arrangements.

 

 

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 hurt.

 

 

 Mass Book 2014

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
e-mail:  lynnelemoine2@hotmail.com

 

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

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

We St. Bernard Catholic Church commit to

BE BOLD—BE CATHOLIC—BE CHRIST

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@
hotmail.com