Monday, December 22nd

Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
Good Shepherd Ministry • 8:30am
CHRP Planning (Men) • 9:00am
Bible Study • 9:00am
Powerhouse of Prayer • 10:30am
NO Religious Education Classes • 5:30pm
Handbell Choir Rehearsal • 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 23rd

St. John of Kanty
Rosary Service • 7:30am
Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
NO Religious Education Classes • 5:30pm
For God's Grace Choir Rehearsal • 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 24th

PARISH OFFICES CLOSED
Christmas Eve
Respect Life Rosary • 7:30am
Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
Devotion to the Miraculous Medal • 8:30am
Christmas Eve Mass • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Christmas Eve Mass / Children's Pageant • 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Caroling Before Midnight Mass • 11:30pm - 12:00am
Thursday, December 25th

Christmas
PARISH OFFICES CLOSED
Christmas Day
Christmass Day Mass • 7:30am - 8:30am
Christmas Day Mass • 9:00am - 10:00am
Televised Christmas Day Mass (ION) • 10:00am - 11:00am
Christmas Day Mass • 10:45am - 11:45am
Christmas Day Mass • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Friday, December 26th

St. Stephen
PARISH OFFICES CLOSED
Mass • 8:00am - 8:30am
FREE Friday Afternoon Concert a St Bernadette • 12:10pm
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Our Advent Journey Begins!

The liturgical year begins with the Season of Advent, the time of preparation for both the celebration of Jesus’ birth, and his expected second coming at the end of time.  This season lasts until December 24th (Christmas Eve).  The season anticipates the coming of the Lord.  “Advent means “coming,” and this season is a preparation for the coming of the infant Jesus.  The mood is hopeful anticipation, and the Scripture readings focus on God’s promise to send a savior deliver us from sin and death.  It is a time to take life a little more slowly, and to focus on what we need to do to allow God to more fully enter our heart” (The Catholic Faith Handbook for Youth, p. 139).

As we await His arrival at Christmas and in our daily lives, the floral décor of the church is not a dominant presence.  This allows us to focus our attention on preparing our daily lives for the arrival of Christ in our hearts.

The Advent wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition.  The symbolism of the Advent wreath is beautiful. The wreath is made of various evergreens, signifying continuous life.  The circle of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul and the everlasting life found in Christ.  All together, the wreath of evergreens depicts the immortality of our soul and the new, everlasting life promised to us through Christ, the eternal Word of the Father, who entered our world becoming true man and who was victorious over sin and death through His own passion, death and resurrection.

The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent.  Three candles are purple and one is rose.  The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance and preparatory sacrifices and good works undertaken at this time.  The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest and deacon also wears rose vestments at Mass; Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas.  The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord’s first coming into the world and the anticipation of His second coming to judge the living and the dead.

 

 

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"Trunk & Treat" Event Photos

Enjoy these great photos from our St Bernadette Parish "Trunk & Treat" Event on October 26, 2014!

 

 
Religious Education Has Begun

Our St. Bernadette Parish Family Religious Education Classes have started! We are so happy to hear the sounds of Famiies bringing their young people to Class to learn more about Jesus and our wonderful Faith! Your laughter, joy and excitement fill our halls and classrooms! Your joy and your example being such good parents spurs all of us on to be more like Jesus  too!

Here's a list of when different classes meet:

Sunday: Edge (for seventh and eighth graders), and Confirmation Preparation Class ( High School)

Monday: grades Pk-3,4 through 6 and even a Special Sacraments Class (call for details)

Tuesday: grades 1 and 2

If you are new to the area, we would love you to bring your child to learn about Jesus here at St. Bernadette Parish!

Simply call us at the Parish Office: 336-9956. We will do the rest!

Can't wait to hear from you.

 
CRHP

What is “Christ Renews His Parish”?

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, pronounced "Chirp") is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in our faith community. It is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of our faith, while, at the same time, CRHP is open to all believers in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

 

To learn more about "Christ Renews His Parish" (CRHP), click on FAITH AND FORMATION/EDUCATION at top of this page, and then click on "CRHP".

You will be happy that you did!

 
We're Going to See Pope Francis in Philadelphia!

Join our St. Bernadette Parish Family

on a Pilgrimage to Philadelphia for a

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES

and

POPE FRANCIS PAPAL MASS:

September 24-27, 2015


$1379 per person (double occupancy)

including airfare, transfers,transportation and Hotel.

*DELUXE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST DAILY

*2 DINNERS AND 1 LUNCH

*PRIVATE MOTOROACH TOUR OF HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA

*VISIT TO THE SHRINES OF ST. RITA CASCIA, ST. JOHN NEUMANN AND ST.KATHERINE DREXEL AND MUCH MORE!


Brochures are available in Church, and at the Parish Office.

Call SLWCRUISESTOURSANDMORE (Joe Risi) at 772 340-1600

 
A Greeting from Fr. Victor Ulto, Pastor

 


News from The Florida Catholic

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Current Reflection

 

 

Come and celebrate Christmas Mass With Us!
Come home for Christmas!

Masses on Christmas Eve:
3:30 PM
5:30 PM (don't miss this Mass: the kids will be performing their Christmas Pageant...tons of shepherds, angels and drummer boys and girls!!!
Midnight Mass (we begin singing Christmas Carols at 11:30 PM )
Masses on Christmas Day:
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM and 12:15 PM.
New Year's Eve:
4 PM
New Year's Day:
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM.

A blessed Christmas and happy, HEALTHY 2015 to you and your family!
 

Mass Times

Lord's Day Mass
Saturday

4:00 PM, 5:30 PM

5:30 PM (September through May)

Sunday

7:30 AM, 9:00 AM (Childrens' Liturgy of the Word), 10:45 AM, and 12:15 p.m

12:15 PM(September through May)

Daily Mass
Monday-Saturday 8:00 AM

 

See the bulletin for details
 

Confessions

Saturday

2:00 PM- 3:00 PM

in the Monsignor Cosmo G. Saporito Chapel

 
St. Bernadette Catholic Church - 350 NW California Blvd. Port St. Lucie, FL 34986 - 772-336-9956 - parish@stbernadetteslw.org
 

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