Welcome to the Website of St. Bernadette Parish
St. Bernadette was born Marie Bernarde Soubirous (her nickname was Bernadette) on January 7, 1844. Her family was very poor and Bernadette was in poor health all her life. When she was 14 Bernadette began to have visions of Mary at a grotto beside a river. Mary instructed the young girl to have a chapel built where people could wash in and drink from a spring, which appeared when Bernadette began to dig.
The visions Bernadette had totaled 18; during one of the visions she asked Mary her name and she responded, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Bernadette joined a convent in 1864 where she lived a happy and humble life before dying of tuberculosis. Before her death the Basilica at Lourdes was begun and the healing waters are still something people seek each year. Bernadette became a saint on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
St. Bernadette of Lourdes was best known as a saint who received visions from the Virgin Mary
in a cave near Lourdes. Pope Pius XI canonized her as a saint in 1933. Her feast day is April 16th.
Have you seen them? The Good News Brothers have invaded our campus!
Upcoming Mass Times & Events:
ALPHA Fall Sessions
Movie Night: November 16
4th Annual Craft Fair, November 25
Family Faith Fest: Advent: November 28
Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation):
December 7, 5:30PM (Vigil); December 8, 8:30AM
Bake Sale: December 8&9
Parish Penance Service: December 15, 10:30AM
Service Project at Sacred Heart: December 15, 1:30PM-5:30PM
Christmas Crafts for Kids: December 22
Mary, Mother of God Mass: January 1, 10AM
Minisrty Fair III: Living Justice January 12-13
March for Life in Chicago: January 12-13
Mother-Daughter Sleepover: January 25
Catholic Schools Week: January 27-February 3
Mass with anointing: February 9, 10:30AM; (NO 8:30AM Mass!)
Family Faith Fest: Lent: February 27
Mardi Gras Celebration: March 2
Ministry Fair IV: Evangelization March 2-3
Ash Wednesday Mass: March 6, 8:30AM & 5:30PM
Ministy Fair V: Education May 11-12
Volunteer Appreciation May 18, 2019
SAVE THE DATE: Dazzling Ladies Night Out, April 25, 2019
Classes and Training Dates
Altar Server Training: 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:30PM starting in January 2019!
Have you been interested in learning to altar serve? Please let us know if you are interested in trainng. We welcome parent-child teams and those 4th grade though adult.
2019 Baptimal Prep Class: Jan 17, Mar 21, May16, July 18, Sept 19, Nov 21
All classes are 7pm on Thursday nights in the Resource Room. Please call Parish Office to register.
Baptisms are typically celebrated on the second full weekend of each month (*except during Lent). Father encourages you to have your child baptized during any of the Masses on the following Saturdays/Sundays. There will only be one scheduled baptism during each Mass and the remaining baptisms will take place following 10:30am Mass on Sunday. Please contact the Parish Office to make arrangements for your child’s baptism. *NO Baptisms in March and April; Ash Wednesday, Mar 6- Easter, Apr 21
2019 Baptism Dates are as follows: Jan 12&13, Feb 9&10, May 11&12, June 8&9, July 13&14, Aug 10&11, Sept 14&15, Oct 12&13, Nov 9&10, Dec 14&15. Must attend a Baptism Prep Class prior. Call Parish Office for details.
Spring Grief Gathering Series at St. Bernadette
Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
A three-week Grief Gathering Series will be offered for any adult who has
experienced the loss of a loved one. The program will be led by Gloria Koth, Care Ministry Coordinator.
Spring session will meet on Wednesdays: March 27, April 3 and April 10. Please plan to attend all three sessions. Contact Gloria at 858-3789 for more details.
Do You Know Someone… who is seeking a relationship with Jesus?
…seeking a life in faith but unsure where to start?
…who has questions about religion and the Catholic Church?
…who was never been baptized or never confirmed?
…who was baptized Catholic but had no formation?
We are here to help! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process people go through to become fully initiated into the Catholic Church. This is a journey to discover Jesus. We ask questions, share beliefs and discuss our faith with others.
To learn more about the RCIA process you are invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, August 26 after the 10:30 am Mass at St. Bernadette or on Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart Parish. If you would like information, please call Fr. Jon or Ann Sirianni at the parish office.
Volunteer Opportunity. As we begin our journey with new RCIA candidates, volunteers are asked to share their relationship with Jesus and why they love the Catholic faith, and join them for Mass and parish events. Volunteers also attend RCIA sessions. If interested or you would like more information, please contact Ann Sirianni at the parish office.
Keep the Fire Burning
Thank you for all of your help! The Rectory will have heat this winter!