(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. 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. If you are using this link, please sign up by Friday at noon to ensure your name is on our list. 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.
January 17, 2021
Today’s Gospel features Jesus calling his first disciples. The invitation is welcoming and intriguing: “Come, and you will see.” How are we called by the Lord? The Lord has called us all here today on this Sunday in the middle of January, and so we have come together to listen to God’s word and to receive our Lord in the Eucharist. How is the Lord speaking to us today?
Renew My Church – there will be a second Parish Zoom Session this Tuesday, January 19th, at 7:00 PM. If we have your email address on file, you may have already received an email with a link to join the meeting. A reminder email with the Zoom link will be sent on Monday, January 18th. Please feel free to participate in this session and feel free to ask any question and share any concern you may have regarding St. Bernardine – St. Luke future.
Next weekend, our special collection supports the Church in Latin America. For many living in Latin America and the Caribbean, a rising secular culture, difficult rural terrain, and a shortage of ministers make it difficult for people to practice the faith. Your donations fund catechesis, marriage and family life programs, and seminarian formation so people grow closer to Christ. Please prayerfully consider
supporting this collection to share your faith with our brothers and sisters in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thank you.
Some of you may have received a letter from Cardinal Cupich asking that you make a pledge to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal. The “church” part of the appeal will be organized in February. Please, respond as generously as you can.
Each year between the dates of January 18th-25th, Christians around the world are called to devote time to pray for unity among all Christians. We know that Jesus prayed for his disciples to remain one, as he and his Father are one, “that the world may believe” (John 17:21). Praying for Christian unity supports the task of evangelization, which is central to Renew My Church and one of the core priorities of the Second Vatican Council.
As we give thanks for all God’s blessings in the beginning of the New Year, we ask for gifts of peace and unity for all Christians and people of good will.
God bless you,
Renew My Church – there will be a second Parish Zoom Session on Tuesday, January 19th, at 7:00 PM. If we have your email address on file, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting on January 14th. Please keep an eye out for it. If we do not have your email and you would like to join, please call the office at 708-366-0839 and we can add you to the list. You can also join by clicking on the link below.
Renew My Church
The first Parish Session was held via Zoom on January 7th with another to follow on January 19th. Please note this is a change from the originally scheduled meeting on January 14th.
If there is any feedback from the January 7th Parish Session, please let us know! You can call the office at 708-366-0839 or email at email@example.com.
The Parish Session was recorded for those not able to attend the meeting via Zoom. Attached is the link if you would like to view it.