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Bernard Wear is Now Available
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Allow a couple of weeks to receive your order as they are being made as the orders come in.
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Religious Education Registration
A Spring Retreat Day for Women
Friday, June 3, 9:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Cenacle Retreat Center, Ronkonkoma
$55 per person, includes morning coffee and lunch
Our leader will be Pat Chapin, Director of Faith Formation at St. Thomas More in Hauppauge. Pat is a retreat leader who also leads spiritual pilgrimages to holy places in the world. As a working woman, mother and grandmother, Pat guides others to find God at home, at work, and in God’s good creation.
Return with $55 payment to St. Bernard’s Church to Parish Office, Attn: Diane Vella by May 27
See photos from Palm Sunday 2016
We started the day with Morning Prayer at 9am.
It was a simple, quiet prayer with gentle music.
The priests then headed off to Saint Agnes Cathedral for the Chrism Mass.
At this Mass they renewed their commitment to the priesthood and the holy oils are blessed.
3pm Children's Service
Children heard the story of the Last Supper and Father Ralph spoke about easy and fun ways to love and difficult ways to love. Jesus did both at the Last Supper.
7:30pm • Mass of the Lord's Supper
This was the main liturgy of Holy Thursday. We received the oils that were blessed earlier in the day, recalled the Last Supper, did the ritual mandatum (washing of feet), celebrate the Eucharist and then walked in procession to the gym, with the Boy Scouts and Knights of Columbus as the honor guard.
The day started with simple Morning Prayer at 9am.
12 noon • Children's Stations of the Cross
The weather was questionable so we had the stations indoors for the children.
3pm • Passion of Our Lord
This was the main liturgy of the day when we commemorated the death of Jesus.
7:30pm • Stations of the Cross
This liturgy concluded a solemn day of prayer.
9am Morning Prayer
No Confessions or 5pm Mass
The high point of the year is the great
Easter Vigil • 8pm
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Parish Main Office (Rectory)
Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am. to 1:00pm
Religious Education Office (Clairvaux House)
Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 3:30pm
Contact the office for special summer hours in July and August.
Parish Social Ministry Office (Clairvaux House)
Monday-Friday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 10:30am to 11:30am
Other times by appointment.
- Father Ralph Sommer, Pastor
- Father Joe Nohs, Associate Pastor
- Father Patrick Abem, Chaplain In Residence
- Ms. Diane Vella, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon John Blakeney, Deacon
- Deacon Jim Flannery, Deacon
- Deacon Timm Taylor, Deacon
- Mrs. Mary Jane Witte, Director of Music
- Mrs. Susan Martin, Director of Religious Education
- Sister Christine Sammons OP, Coordinator of Parish Social Ministry
- Ms. Sarah Kropac, Youth Minister
- Mrs. Diane Waldhof, Secretary
- Friendly Receptionists, Rectory Receptionist
- Mrs. Rose Marie Rotondo, Sacristan
- Ms. Jane Nieman, Business Manager
- Mr. Dimas Carbajal, Head of Maintenance
- Mr. Len Lanzi, Facilities Manager
MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES
Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (Family Mass), 10:30 a.m. (Choir Mass), 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Youth Mass)
Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
HOLY DAYS AND SPECIAL MASSES
As announced in bulletin and on website home page
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Weekdays after 8:00 a.m. Mass
Wake: Wednesday, May 24th • 2-5pm; 7-9pm • O'Shea's, Wantagh
Funeral Mass: Thursday , May 25th, 2016 •10am • St Bernard's
Anthony J Cannone
Wake: Wednesday, June 1st • 2-4pm; 7-9pm • Wagner's Hicksville
Funeral Mass: Thursday , June 2nd, 2016 •11am • St Bernard's