We welcome Father John Masson to our parish as our new Parochial Administrator. Be sure to stop and say hello to Father at Mass this weekend. Father Masson is looking forward to meeting the wonderful people of St. Bernadette’s!
Please help us by participating in a 10-15 minute survey online. The survey can be accessed through an online link from March 4, 2022 through April 4, 2022 and will ask you to reflect on your own spiritual growth and enable you to provide feedback on our parish’s efforts to help you grow. All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as whole. We will share the link with you a bit closer to the launch of the survey.
We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Father Saban and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.
If you prefer a paper copy you may pick up a paper copy of the survey please contact the rectory or Marykate Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-789-7676
April – May – June
We will begin taking Mass intentions for April, May, and June 2022 on Monday, February 7 at 9 am in the rectory. The rectory is open from 9 am -noon and 1 pm – 5 pm Monday – Friday.
2021 MASS BOOK
We will be taking Mass intentions for
JANUARY, FEBRUARY and MARCH
on Tuesday, December 1 beginning at 9am in the rectory. After December 1, the rectory will be open Monday – Friday from 9am – noon and 1pm – 5pm to make arrangements for Masses. We will be observing CDC recommendations of wearing masks and social distancing.
September 1, 2020
I just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude and appreciation on the occasion of my Installation as Pastor last week. Your words and cards and gifts are a sign of your remarkable generosity, and I sincerely appreciate it! My family, especially my parents, were so grateful for your hospitality. They are in their 80’s and found so much joy and life on Sunday.
Thank you also to all those who helped in so many ways, great and small, to make it a beautiful day: Dottie and the choir for such a beautiful Mass: the super servers who kept everything flowing: Helen and Marykate and the boys who set up the hall so warmly: Mrs. Monaghan for the delicious victuals: CYO for supplying the drinks: Tom McFadden, who spent the summer painting the hall—it looks so fresh. Thank you one and all!!
This has been quite an unusual year, and I am sure that the theme will continue. With grateful hearts and confident spirits, let us move forward to continue to be a faithful people of God in these most interesting times.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Fr. Michael Saban
Pastor for 2 Weeks!
The most common occasion for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when we cannot fulfill
our obligation to attend Mass on a Sunday or Holy Day of Obligation, whether because of illness or
bad weather, or some other reason outside of our control.
You can make an Acts of Spiritual Communion at any time and make multiple times a day—even on
days when we have been able to receive the Eucharist.
Each Act of Spiritual Communion that we make increases our desire to receive sacramental
Communion, and protects us until we can receive Holy Communion sacramentally again.
ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION (St. Alphonsus Ligouri)
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if
You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Welcome to St. Bernadette Parish! To register in the parish, please email Deacon Tom Fitzpatrick at email@example.com. He will get back to you to arrange a convenient time to meet with him to register. We are eager to greet new members of our parish community and look forward to meeting you.