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 "... 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!


Got a question about faith or the Catholic Church??  Click here!

 

UPCOMING ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. BERNARD'S

ALPHA comes again in the fall of 2019! 

7 Fridays plus one Saturday, starts September 20, 7:00-9:00 pm  (skips Oct. 25; meets Sat. 11/2, 1-4 pm, instead of Fri.11/1)

Alpha is an opportunity to take the next step in your relationship with God no matter where you are on the path.  We start with a meal, followed by a short video on a topic of life and faith, followed by table discussion.  There will be videos and discussion groups for adults in English and Spanish, and separate video and group for teens.  

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NEW starting  2019-20! FRIDAY FAITH: 
A food, film and faith-sharing experience.

9  Monthly Friday Evenings:  Sept. 13, Oct. 25, Nov. 22, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar. 20, Apr. 24, May 29, June 19

For those who enjoyed the Alpha experience (and anyone else who is interested), this monthly program follows the same format of dinner, a video (or sometimes a live person!), and small-group faith sharing.  New videos will open up new ways of exploring some fundamental concepts of our Catholic faith. 

$10. per session covers cost of dinner and materials.  Discount for registering for all 9!

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Exploring the Sunday Readings 

A 7-Week Fall Adventure with God's Word

7 Tuesdays starting October 1, 7:30-8:45 p.m. OR
7 Wednesdays starting June 7, 10:00-11:15 a.m.

Each week we will read the Scriptures for the coming Sunday, learn a little bit about their background to help us understand their message, read a brief reflection, and share responses to the discussion questions posed on how they are applicable to our lives today.

(A $6 donation is requested from new participants for printed materials provided.)

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Explore Your Faith with AWAKENING FAITH!

Informal study/discussion groups **

Come and learn and discuss with others like you questions about the Catholic faith. All questions/doubts welcome!  No questions off base.  No judgment.

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**AWAKENING FAITH groups are formed periodically; watch parish website, bulletin, and Facebook page for information.In addition,  we can form a group at a time and place convenient for you with just six interested people.   Fill out this form, and we'll contact you.