A Christmas Mass video to be broadcast by the Diocese will be taped at a special 9:30 AM Mass on Friday, December 15th. The Mass will be offered by Bishop Dewane. Parishioners are asked to attend if possible. There will be no 8:30 Mass that day.
The second collection on December 9th and 10th supports the brothers, sisters and priests who have retired from active ministries in the Venice Diocese. These have labored for much of their adult lives to bring the gospel, education and other ministries to Catholics in southwest Florida. Please remember these people who have positively impacted the lives of so many.
The St. Bernard Holy Name Society will serve a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast on Sunday, December 8th from 8:00 AM until noon in the Parish Hall. A $10 donation is asked. Children under 5 eat free!
Poinsettias and Christmas-themed rummage will be offered for sale by the Women’s Guild after the 4 PM Mass on Dec 2nd. They will also be available after both Masses on Dec 3rd with coffee and donuts in the parish Hall.
On Dec 7th at 6:30 PM St Joseph’s in Bradenton will host Johanna Davis’ SONGS OF GRACE: AVE MARIA. The very gifted Johanna will sing breathtaking Aves by Michal Lorenc, Charles-Camille Saint-Seans, Giulio Caccini, Pietro Mascagni, and more! Ms. Davis has appeared with many orchestras and operas in Europe and the United States.
The Women’s Guild will hold the first on Dec 2nd and 3rd and the second on Feb 23rd & 24th 2024 sale. Donations accepted Mondays from 9:00AM – noon at the back of the Parish Center. Furniture and large electronics e.g. televisions cannot be accepted.
For questions or information, please call Mary Ann at 941-545-7492 or Mary at 941.212.6474.
A St Bernard Parish photo directory will be published in 2024. Photos have been postponed until February 2024,.
WALKING WITH MOMS IN NEED
All parishioners will want to learn about “Walking with Moms in Need,” a new program which educates Parish staff and the faithful where to send a pregnant
woman in need (https://dioceseofvenice.org/ walking-with-moms-in-need)
Jenny Lusk from Diocesan is working to renew the advertisements in the bulletin and secure NEW advertisers. The bulletin is in print and digitally online. Please call her if you’re interested in placing an advertisement in the bulletin on behalf of your business, family, favorite charity OR to memorialize a loved one. Jenny can be reached at 913-205- 6387 or JLusk@Diocesan.com. Thank you!
Engraved paving bricks to honor your loved ones at the Marian Grotto are available. Please see the details at the Women’s Guild Ministry link on the home page. The announcement contains a down-loadable form for ordering bricks.