From Our Joint Pastoral Council

 

 

June, 2017

 

Dear Parishioners,

The Joint Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew has been hard at work this past year.  The role of the Pastoral Council is to “support, advise, assist, and consult with the Pastor in building up the body of Christ in our community.”

Father Rick has identified three ways that we all can build up the Body of Christ: through service, spirituality, and evangelization.  The Joint Pastoral Council has been developing short and long-term objectives in these three areas that will offer all parishioners multiple opportunities to grow in and live our faith.  What incredibly challenging, motivating, and important work we all have ahead of us!

Our current work is focused on the creation of a mission statement for the Catholic Community of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew.  We are very close to a final draft and are eager to share our work with you in the early fall.

Have a wonderful and blessed summer.

 

Sincerely,

The Joint Pastoral Council of Saint Bernard and Saint Matthew

Pastor Father Rick Ricard, Deacon Mike Berstene, Deacon Ron Freedman

Saint Bernard: Mary Conway, Karen Daigle, Mike Duguay, Brian Kenny, Joe King, Becky Maresh

Saint Matthew: Brenda Copithorne, Brenda Falusi, Jacob Marie, Jim Marie, Joan Mathiau, Matt O’Brien, Gina Raymond, Debbie Secondo

 

 

Mass Schedule

 

Saturday (Vigil) - 5:00pm
Sunday - 8:30 & 10:30am
Daily Mass - St. Matthew:
(T, Th, F) - 9:00am
Daily Mass - St. Bernard:
(M, W, F) - 8:00am

To St. Bernard Website

 

 

Announcements

Pastor's Page - July & August
Dear Parishioners, The long-awaited summer has arrived and we welcome it with open arms!  The warm inviting temperatures and the much-deserved vacation ...

Read more...

RCIA stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is the process by which adults are gradually initiated into the life and sacraments of the Catho...

Read more...

Going on Vacation? Use the website www.masstimes.org to find the location and Mass times of the Church nearest your destination.  
Attention all families with children entering grades K-10 this Fall Religious Education registration will begin in September - details will be emailed in lat...

Read more...

New Class Schedule We have revised the class schedule for the Religious Education Year 2017-2018.    K-6 PROGRAM: Monday   ...

Read more...

View All Articles

Online Giving

Vatican News

Pope Francis sends letter to special envoy to Jubilee of Lima in Peru

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis has sent a letter to Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador, whom he appointed as...

XX Sunday - August 20, 2017

Is 56: 1, 6-7 : Rom 11: 13-15, 29-32:  Mt 15: 21-28 Anecdote: “ Never give up !” :   Many y ears ago in Illinois, a young man with six months sch...

Pope Francis sends condolences for ‘cruel’ Barcelona terror attack

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis on Friday sent a telegram expressing his condolences for the victims of the terrorist attack on Barcelona, in which at...

Mobile App Available

Google Play St. Matthew App Button

IOS Store St. Matthew App Button