DEDICATION OF LATERAN BASILICA MASS & SERVICE SCHEDULE

DEDICATION OF LATERAN BASILICA
MASS & SERVICE SCHEDULE
A REMINDER that Mass intentions can be
booked for the daily Masses on Monday - Wednesday at
12:00 Noon along with the weekend Masses.
These Masses can be said for reasons other than the
death of a loved one such as birthdays and anniversaries.
Call the parish office to schedule.
SATURDAY, November 8
4:30 PM MASS-HELEN & FRANK YESAVAGE
req. by the Family
SUNDAY, November 9
8:30 AM MASS-RENEE MARQUIS
req. by her Family
10:45 AM MASS-ELWOOD SMITH
req. by the Neary Family
MONDAY, November 10 (St. Leo the Great)
12:00 PM MASS-DEACON ANDY ANTHONY
req. by Zim Anthony
TUESDAY, November 11 (St. Martin of Tours)
12:00 PM MASS-DAN LIZDAS
req. by Mary & Larry Laureno
WEDNESDAY, November 12 (St. Josaphat)
12:00 PM MASS-JEFFREY LUMBRA
req. by Mary & Larry Laureno
SATURDAY, November 15
4:30 PM MASS-KENNETH CAMPBELL
req. by his Wife & Family
SUNDAY, November 16
8:30 AM MASS-PARISHIONERS
10:45 AM MASS-3RD ANN.-JEAN DEVINE
req. by her Family
"THE ARCHBISHOP'S CORNER" with Archbishop Blair
is aired each Sunday on WJMJ radio (88.9 M) at 7 AM
with a repeat broadcast at 1 PM, following the noontime
Celebration of the Eucharist.
Do you know that you can have the
SANCTUARY CANDLE burn for a full week in
memory of your loved one or for a special
intention? Your intention can be scheduled if
you call the parish office.
November 9, 2014
Weekly Offertory Goal
- $ 3,900
Last Week's Actual
- $ 3,583
Thank you.
We are keeping up with technology! Our parish
provides Online Giving as an electronic tool for
contributions so you can give via the Internet. Online
Giving helps you maintain your giving even if you
cannot be here at Mass. This also helps the parish
streamline our cash flow, especially during bad
weather or vacation times. You can go to our parish
website at http://stbernardschurch.org. to get started
today.
PARISH WEB SITE – Check out our website at
http://stbernardschurch.org. Church’s email address:
[email protected]
Father's email: [email protected]
Dear Parishioners,
St. Bernard’s invites anyone who would like prayers to
please contact our prayer chain by calling the parish
office at 860-658-5142 or e-mail with their prayer
request to [email protected] If you are
not comfortable leaving a last name, leave only the first
name and a simple request i.e. “Please pray for
healing from cancer for John.” We will pray for 10
days unless the request is called or e-mailed in again.
If interested in praying for intentions please call Mary,
860-653-7354 or the parish office, 860-658-5142.
Thank you.
If you have received an answer to your prayer request
as a result of prayer from St. Bernard’s prayer chain,
would you please consider letting us know so that we
can be encouraged and share your joy. Thank you.
CEMETERY CLEAN UP will take place on
Saturday, November 15 at 9AM. Anyone
who would be able to volunteer
(Confirmation students could use this as
service hours.) can meet members of the
cemetery committee to assist. You may want to wear
garden gloves. THANK YOU!
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SHELTER DONATIONS
Gift Presenters for Next Week
Nov. 15-4:30 PM Mass: TBA
Nov. 16-8:30 AM Mass: TBA
10:45 AM Mass: Devine Family
Members
can be placed in the box in the vestibule of the church.
Some suggestions: dish detergent, laundry detergent,
bathroom cleaners, sponges, mop, dusters, toilet
brushes and toiletries such as hand soap, shampoo,
toothbrushes & tooth paste.
- From Fr. Jay Dear Parishioners,
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in
Rome...Why celebrate a building? Today's
Gospel points us to the New Temple, which is
the Body of Christ. St. Paul says, "Do you
know that you are the Temple of God, and the
Spirit of Christ dwells in you?"
Churches being visible remind us of our home
in Christ. We find comfort and faith when we
come into a church. We want to pray and
adore the Lord who dwells there.
The Lateran Church we celebrate today is
called the "Mother and head of all churches of
the City of Rome and the world." It is a
symbol of how our home in the church
embraces people from all over the world. The
Lateran Basilica is a magnificent monument to
faith. It is the Church of the Bishop of Rome,
Pope Francis.
Through the centuries the Lateran Basilica
has been built and re-built many times. It has
suffered earthquakes, fires, and all kinds of
barbarian attacks, but each time it has been
rebuilt on the foundation of the previous
building.
I had the privilege of visiting the Basilica with
Archbishop Mansell's Pilgrimage to Rome in
honor of The Year of Faith. When you walk
into the building you are awed by its beauty,
and you know it is a real place of faith.
The Lateran Basilica we celebrate today is a
symbol of how the Church goes on surviving.
In every age people predict that the Church is
finished, but we know the Church will conitnue
for all ages.
We not only look to the foundation of the
Church, we look to our own personal
foundation of faith. Is it solid? Is it enough to
build upon? Does what flows from us, like the
water from the temple, make for new growth
based on Christ?
St. Bernard's Church is as solid as the
Lateran Basilica. It too has been built and
rebuilt. It has gone through many challenges,
but each new challenge has made it stronger
than before. It stands as a tribute to the many
faithful parishioners who have kept it a place
of faith and worship.
Why celebrate a building?
Because it
represents our commitment to Christ himself!
In Christ,
Fr. Jay
VALLEY CATHOLIC CREDIT UNION schedule for
the week of Thanksgiving is: OPEN Tuesday, Nov.
25 from 6-8PM - CLOSED Friday, Nov. 28.
TEEN SCENE
THIS Sunday, November 9 from 7-8 PM there is a
group class in the church hall for all 9th and 10th
graders on the Occult and protection of the Holy Spirit.
The speaker is Father Chris Alar from the Marian's of
the Immaculate Conception in Stockbridge, Mass. This
promises to be a very informative class. Parents are
most welcome.
During NOVEMBER we will be collecting
non-perishable items for a
THANKSGIVING DINNER.
Donations can be left in the vestibule of the church.
THANK YOU for your continued support.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY - If you have a
need for a shawl, please call either Joanne
Mayornick, 860-653-9728 or the parish office,
PRAYER SHAWLS will be blessed at the 8:30 Mass
NEXT Sunday, November 16.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY will meet in the rectory
NEXT Sunday, November 16 following the 10:45
Mass. Present members and anyone interested in
joining this ministry are urged to attend.
THE LITURGY COMMITTEE will meet in the rectory
THIS Sunday, November 9, following the 10:45 Mass.
MEN'S RETREAT - January 16-18, 2014 - Holy
Family Retreat Center, West Hartford. The
theme this season is Know Greater Joy. Explore
how you can discover deep and enduring joy in
God's presence no matter the situation. Includes
home-cooked meals, inspirational liturgies and
workshops, original music, and free time to rest and
enjoy a walk on the 48 wooded acres & labyrinth. Cost
is $295, more if you can; less if you can't. You can
register at www.holyfamilyretreat.org, call 860-760-9705,
or call Larry Laureno at 860-653-7354.
NORTHWEST CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL will host an
Open House on Nov. 9 from 1-4PM & entrance exam
Nov. 15 & Dec. 6 at 8AM. For more information or to
register for exam, please contact Andrew Selig at
[email protected]
MONTHLY PARISH COFFEE - All are
welcome to coffee and refreshments after the
10:45 Mass NEXT Sunday, November 16,
sponsored by our Liturgy Committee. Hope
you can join us!
The Parish Council meeting will be held NEXT
Sunday, November 16, 7PM in the church hall.