Bulletin - St. Bernard's Catholic Church

HOLY FAMILY SUNDAY
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, December 27
4:30 PM MASS-ANNA & FRANCIS ASHMORE and
ELSPETH ASHMORE
req. by the Family
SUNDAY, December 28
8:30 AM MASS-PARISHIONERS
10:45 AM MASS-JAMES HALL. JR.
req. by the Hall Family
December 28, 2014
Weekly Offertory Goal
- $ 3,900
Last Week's Actual
- $ 2,900
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.
MONDAY, December 29 (5th Day in Octave of Nativity)
12:00 PM MASS-PARISHIONERS
PARISH WEB SITE – Check out our website at
http://stbernardschurch.org. Church’s email address:
[email protected]
TUESDAY, December 30 (6th Day in Octave of Nativity)
12:00 PM MASS-PARISHIONERS
Father's email: [email protected]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31 (7th Day in Octave of Nativity)
12:00 PM MASS-PARISHIONERS
5:00 PM MASS-PARISHIONERS
Solemnity of Mary
Solemnity of Mary
THURSDAY, January 1
12:00 PM MASS-PARISHIONERS
SATURDAY, January 3
4:30 PM MASS-PAUL BISSON
req. by Lorraine Goss
SUNDAY, January 4
8:30 AM MASS-JOE HALL
req. by Wife, Thelma
10:45 AM MASS-GILBERT BOUCHARD
req. by the Palacio Family
6:00 PM MASS-PARISHIONERS
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
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.
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.
THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED
THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 1
IN OBSERVANCE OF THE
NEW YEARS HOLIDAY.
VALLEY CATHOLIC CREDIT UNION For the week of
New Years: OPEN Tuesday, December 30 from 68PM - CLOSED Friday, January 2.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SHELTER DONATIONS
Gift Presenters for Next Week
January 3 - 4:30 PM Mass: TBA
January 4 - 8:30 AM Mass: Hall Family
10:45 AM Mass: Palacio Family
6:00 PM Mass: TBA
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
From Fr. Jay -
TEEN SCENE
9th & 10th graders will follow their
regular class schedule this week.
Dear Parishioners,
Happy New Year! I look forward to the new
opportunities and challenges of the new year...
Many of us make New Year's Resolutions (which
last for about 3 weeks). Pope Francis has
offered some suggestions to make our new year
one of more HAPPINESS. After all, isn't that
what we all want?
Here are his "secrets" to HAPPINESS:
1. LIVE AND LET LIVE...spend more time on our
own spiritual growth, less trying to control others.
2. BE MORE GIVING TO OTHERS...
3. BE KINDER AND PROCEED MORE CALMLY.
4. DEVELOP A HEALTHY SENSE OF
LEISURE...pay more attention to family and
friends...
5. MAKE SUNDAY A HOLY DAY...Let Sundays
be truly a day of rest...
6. CREATE JOBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE...make
our young people more responsible by giving
them meaningful "jobs" within the family.
7.
RESPECT AND TAKE
CARE
OF
NATURE...we are stewards of God's creation...let
us make a better effort to preserve and protect
it...
8.
STOP
BEING
NEGATIVE...constant
complaining, biting criticism, back-stabbing and
gossip are like poisons that kill happiness...
9. RESPECT OTHERS' BELIEFS...be more
tolerant of others' opinions and values...
10. WORK FOR PEACE...peace is always
proactive...don't always expect others to make it
happen...
Pope Francis offers a blueprint for happiness
based on the Gospels. Let us all pay more
attention to the Word of God...take the message
of each reading to heart and practice it in our own
lives each day...
May each day of the New Year bring HEALTH
AND HAPPINESS to all in our parish family.
In Christ,
Fr. Jay
Annual Roe v. Wade March for Life - Parishioners
are invited to join in the uplifting annual Pro-Life
March on Washington, DC, on Jan. 21-22. Bus
departs from Holy Apostles College, 33 Prospect Hill
Rd., Cromwell, on Jan. 21 at 10:00 PM. Arrival in DC
is 6:00 AM. Following are a rally at noon, and the
March at 2:00 PM. Departure is 4:00 PM on Jan. 22;
cost is $50 for adults, $20 for high school and college
students. To go on the bus waiting list, please call
Dale Noble, 1-323-893-6623, or for alternate plans,
call the Pro-Life Ministry for the Archdiocese of
Hartford, 203-639-0833 or 203-238-1441. “You saw
me before I was born.” – Psalm 139-16.
STEUBENVILLE EAST FUNDRAISING MEETING
will be held on Sunday, January 4th in the church hall
right after the 10:45 Mass. This will be the ONLY
organizing meeting to set up the Super Bowl Sunday
Grinder Sale, the major Steubenville Fundraiser.
MITTENS, HATS, SCARVES, SOCKS - THANK YOU to
everyone who so generously donated items this year.
Your response was incredible!
All items will be
distributed to those in need.
MEN'S RETREAT - January 16-18, 2015 - 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 860-760-9705 or
www.holyfamilyretreat.org, or call Larry Laureno at
860-653-7354.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY will meet in the
rectory NEXT Sunday, January 4 following
the 10:45 Mass. Members are urged to attend
this important meeting.
THANK YOU to all who continue to bring in
goodies for the House of Bread. Our next
delivery date is Tuesday, January 6. Baked
goodies can be left on the rectory porch or in
the church hall that day by 9:30 AM.
ABC's of ANNULMENT - On Friday, January 9, from 79 PM, Brother Larry Lussier of St. Gabriel, Milford will
present "The ABC's of Annulment" at Holy Infant School
Library, 450 Racebrook Rd., Orange, CT. The "ABC's"
will be followed by a 6 week Annulment Workshop on
the succeeding Fridays at the same time and place.
Participants should come with laptops or trusty pencils
to write their papers under the supervision of the
Annulment Team. To participate in the workshop,
attendance at the ABC's is required. There is no need
to register. A small donation to help with the cost of
materials is expected.
For further information or
inclemency, call Br. Larry at 203-937-7040.
COOKBOOKS - Anyone interested in
purchasing a St. Bernard's Cookbook is asked
to please get in touch with Tracey Roderick at
860-651-5008.