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).
Make your reservation online through the link above or through Sign-Up Genius. Email email@example.com if you would like to be added to the email distribution list for the weekly enrollment on SignUpGenius. You can click on the SignUpGenius link, then look for "search by creator's email". The email to enter is firstname.lastname@example.org. This will open up the Mass schedule for the upcoming weekend. Sign up and your name will be added to the list for the weekend mass (if you have signed up by 12:00 pm the Friday before the mass). Everyone that attends mass is required to sign up or sign in before mass starts, so that we have your contact information if that becomes necessary. Walk Ins are welcome as space allows.
Please see the Mass Schedule tab for information on attending Mass in person.
If you are not comfortable with attending mass in the church at this time, you can view the mass using our YouTube link. This link is always available for when you would like to pray or attend mass. Click here St. Bernardine Church to visit our church or attend a mass.
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.
2021 LENTEN & EASTER SCHEDULE
Ash Wednesday, February 17
Masses with distribution of ashes at 6:30 a.m.,
12 noon & 7:00 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
Fridays at 7:00 p.m.
Palm Sunday, March 28
Saturday, Mass at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Weekdays: March 29, 30, 31
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Mass at 6:30 a.m.
Holy Thursday, April 1
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday, April 2
Stations of the Cross at 3:00 p.m.
Confessions 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil at 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 4
Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
February 21, 2021
Forty days from now, we will find ourselves at the foot of the cross. How can we prepare ourselves for this? Jesus’ words at the beginning of his ministry are apt: “Repent and believe in the gospel.” Let us ask ourselves how we have sinned. Let us feel remorse for those times we have fallen short. Let us resolve to turn back to God and live out the gospel in our day-to-day lives. Let us find ourselves able to approach the cross forty days from today, with profound gratitude for what our Lord has done for us.
Reflection booklets for Lent called “The Little Black Book” are still distributed this weekend. It is an excellent and practical “tool” for making the season of Lent more reflective and spiritual. Please take one booklet per family.
Every Lent the Catholic Relief Services invites us to participate in Operation Rice Bowl. This is an excellent faith-in-action program that invites Catholics to live in solidarity with our most vulnerable brothers and sisters around the world through the three Lenten pillars of praying, fasting and almsgiving. Rice Bowls can be found at each of the exits. Please take one bowl per family and bring it back on Palm Sunday.
Every Friday we will have Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.
We ask God’s blessings for the first week of Lent. We pray especially for those who are sick from coronavirus, asking for successful recovery.
**Due to the inclement weather this week, the Bulletin dated February 21, 2021 may be delayed.
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