Adult Continuing Religious Education

 "... to teach as Jesus did means
calling and equipping all Christians

of every age and stage of life 
to fulfill their baptismal call to holiness 
in family, Church and society -
their mission to evangelize and transform the world 
into a more caring and just society..." 

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,
Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, 1999 
At St. Bernard's, we seek to form and nurture the faith of all of our parishioners " from womb to tomb." The Catholic Church wisely observes that since adults are the ones who have the greatest ability to understand and respond to the call of Jesus to "follow me" and to transform society, providing opportunity for adults to grow in faith and put it into action should be the top priority in parish faith formation. In keeping with this mandate, St. Bernard's parish offers ongoing opportunities for adults of all ages and interests to deepen their spiritual lives and their understanding of the Catholic faith, and to explore ways to bring the presence of Christ to their homes, communities and workplaces. 
We believe we CAN change the world - one committed Catholic Christian adult at a time ! 





Explore Your Faith with AWAKENING FAITH!

Informal study/discussion groups for Catholics 20s-40s**

Next sessions begin Saturday mornings in October.

Come and learn and discuss with others like you questions about the Catholic faith. All questions/doubts welcome!  No pre-registration needed; just come - and bring a friend!  

**Awakening Faith groups are for younger Catholic adults who are seeking to better understand and connect with their Catholic faith.  Topics include Are you Spiritual?, Why does Jesus Matter, Why does Mass Matter, Why does the Church Matter,  and other topics selected by the participants.  No questions off base.  No judgment.

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Interested, but can't make the scheduled times?
We can form a group at a time convenient for you with just six interested people.  Fill in this form, and we'll contact you.

Let us know when you'd be interested in AWAKENING FAITH:



Annual Summer Faith in Film Festival
 hosted by resident Film Critics
Deacon John Blakeney and Father Augustine


7 Wednesday evenings beginning July 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the air-conditioned Parish Center

July 12     A Man for All Seasons

July 19     Joan of Arc (Ingrid Bergman)

July 26     Therese (St. Therese of Lisieux)

Aug 2       A Man Called Ove

Aug 9       Swing Street

Aug 16     Land of Mine

Aug 23     Gran Torino




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