News & Events

Immaculate Conception

December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation. A vigil Mass will be said on Thursday the 7th at 6:00 PM.  There are two Masses on December 8th at 8:30 and 10:30 AM.

The Christmas Giving Tree

…is at the Church entrance. Please share your Blessings with those who need help. Take an Ornament and return it by Sunday, December 18, to the box beneath the tree. Ornaments are for Gift Card amounts or “Check Payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society.” Thank you for your generosity!


…to benefit SOLVE Maternity Homes will be next Weekend Dec 3rd and 4th before and after all Masses. Red and white varieties and Christmas cactus will be available. You can support a worthy effort and add a great Christmas decoration to your home.

Coffee and Donuts

The Women’s Guild will provide coffee and donuts in the activity center after both Masses on Sunday, December 4th.  Please join your fellow parishioners in fellowship after Mass.


St. Bernard Women’s Guild invites ALL WOMEN to attend our monthly luncheon meettngs which are held on the second Thursday of the month in the Parish Center. Contact Terry Campbell at 941- 504-4896 if you have any questions or to register for our next meeting on December 8th.


Donations are being accepted on Mondays from 9 to 12 at the rear of the Activity Center: GENTLY used clothing, jewelry, books, handbags and other items. For more information, please call: Maryann (941) 545-7492 or Mary (941) 778-2607.  We need hangers but are unable to accept large furniture, large appliances or technology items.

Marian Grotto Bricks

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.


To make a donation of money or food, please visit The pantry is looking for new weekday volunteers who can work regularly and lift  items. Contact Bridget Olson an 941.756.3732 or for more information

Prayer Against Corona Virus

Prayer Against Coronavirus Lord Jesus Christ, our Divine physician, we ask you to guard and protect us from Coronavirus COVID-19 and all serious illness. For all that have died from it, have mercy; for those that are ill now, bring healing. For those searching for a remedy, enlighten them; for medical caregivers helping the sick, strengthen and shield them. For those working to contain the spread, grant them success; for the afraid, grant peace. May your precious blood be our defense and salvation. By your grace, may you turn the evil of disease into moments of consolation and hope. May we always fear the contagion of sin more than any illness. We abandon ourselves to your infinite mercy. Amen By…

Diocese of Venice Televised Sunday Mass

You’ll find the Diocese of Venice televised Mass from the Diocese is on Sundays at 9:30 am on Channel 4 and EWTN is on Channel 111, both on Spectrum. The mass is also on the web at diocese

Please Drive Carefully in Parking Lot

The speed limit in the parking lot is 9 1/2 mph for the safety of parishioners, especially before and after Masses when many small children are present.

FYI – Hearing Loop

St. Bernard’s has installed a Hearing Loop to assist those with hearing loss. To  receive the loop signal, manually activate your T-coil or telephone setting on your hearing aid or cochlear implant. Consult your audiologist if you have questions.