St. Bernadine is offering Masses each weekend for a limited number of worshipers. Pre-registration is requested by using SignUpGenius or contacting the parish office at (1-708-366-0839).
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Our mission is to welcome others sincerely into our community - old and young, those from our community and those from afar. As we have been fed we reach out to feed others; in doing so, joyfully share our love of the Lord. To grow in our faith by sharing the Word of God through catechesis and education. To share our time, treasure and talents for the good of all. We are enriched by our diverse histories and traditions.
In the spirit of our patron, Saint Bernardine, who was so in touch with the needs of his time, we recognize our responsibility to nurture the growth of our parish, to unite as one community and to gather enthusiastically and respectfully in praise of our Lord Jesus Christ.
October 18, 2020
Two famous rulers dominate the readings today: Cyrus the Great and Tiberius Caesar. In the first reading we hear Isaiah extol Cyrus as God’s anointed. Cyrus was not even Jewish, but he liberated the Jewish people when he conquered Babylon so Isaiah considered him sent by God. In the Gospel, Jesus distinguishes God’s role from Caesar’s when asked by the Pharisees about paying taxes. As we listen to the word of God, let us think of what belongs to God in our lives.
On October 18th, we join with the universal Church to celebrate World Mission Sunday. Amid a global pandemic that continues to impact people of all walks of life, we as a faith community come together in prayer and solidarity to actively participate in the mission of Jesus Christ. The annual World Mission Sunday second collection, for the Society for Propagation of the Faith, provides critical support to communities of faith in the most economically disadvantaged regions of our world. Working with limited means, these local churches bear witness to the Gospel amid poverty and turmoil, addressing all forms of material and spiritual need. Please be as generous as you can.
***As you may be aware, we could not hold our scheduled 1st Communion mass last spring, due to Covid 19. As a result, we have rescheduled the mass for the 10:30 AM mass on October 25th this year. Each communicant is allowed to invite five family members – 6 total people including the communicant. We have 11 communicants, making 66 places already reserved. With the Covid 19 restrictions on mass attendance, our church can only hold 90 people at any given mass. I am encouraging anyone interested in mass on this weekend to please consider attending either the 5:00 PM mass on Saturday the 24th or the Sunday 8:00 AM mass on the 25th. While we still have room at the 10:30 AM mass, approximately 20 spaces, RSVP’s will only be taken by calling the office at 708-366-0839. Fair warning!!! Those who do not RSVP run the risk of being turned away if we do not have space available.
God bless you,
Please see the "Chimes" tab for past letters from the pastor.
First Communion has been re-scheduled from last May to October 25, 2020 at the 10:30 Family Mass. Ann Stauffer will be contacting each family.