News & Events


A Catholic Marriage Conference to inspire spouses & empower parents OCT 21, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ST. John XXIII Catholic Church, Fort Myers, FL Couples $64 | Individual $40 On-site Childcare $5/child Full & partial scholarships available, please inquire. See the bulletin or contact the Senior Coordinator Ellen Santoro at or 832-779-1070.

Walk for Life Oct 13, 9:30 AM to 1 PM

Archbishop Lori: “it is the time for a renewal and rededication of our efforts to build a culture of life and civilization of love.” He explains that “justice requires that the basic protections of the law against violence be extended to the preborn child.” Plan to join the march!

Religious Education Grades K-8

Religious Education Classes for elementary school children Grade K-5 will begin on Tuesday, October 10. Middle School grades 6-8 begins on Sunday, October 22. Registration forms are available at the pull-down above & emailed to, or dropped at the parish office.


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 pregnantwoman in need ( walking-with-moms-in-need)

Rummage Sale Vacation

The St. Bernard Rummage Group is closing down for a summer break. Please hold all donations until the end of September when collections will resume. If you have something that must be donated before then, please call Mary Ann at 941-545-7492.


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 Thank you!


The 2nd Collection on September 30th and October 1st will be used to fund activities and events supporting life from conception to natural death. Money collected will support a wide range of activities addressing Catholic teaching to individuals and political leaders.


Please join Bishop Frank J. Dewane at 9:15 a.m. daily in the celebration of the Mass from the Catholic Center at or https://

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.

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.