Welcome to the Website of St. Bernadette Parish
St. Bernadette was born Marie Bernarde Soubirous (her nickname was Bernadette) on January 7, 1844. Her family was very poor and Bernadette was in poor health all her life. When she was 14 Bernadette began to have visions of Mary at a grotto beside a river. Mary instructed the young girl to have a chapel built where people could wash in and drink from a spring, which appeared when Bernadette began to dig.
The visions Bernadette had totaled 18; during one of the visions she asked Mary her name and she responded, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Bernadette joined a convent in 1864 where she lived a happy and humble life before dying of tuberculosis. Before her death the Basilica at Lourdes was begun and the healing waters are still something people seek each year. Bernadette became a saint on the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
St. Bernadette of Lourdes was best known as a saint who received visions from the Virgin Mary
in a cave near Lourdes. Pope Pius XI canonized her as a saint in 1933. Her feast day is April 16th.
Upcoming Mass Times & Events:
Annual Meeting and Chili Cookoff, October 21 11:30AM- 1:30PM
Fall Cleanup, October 27 at 9:00AM Sign-up Here!
Trunk or Treat, October 27 6:00PM-8:00PM
ALPHA Fall Sessions
SAVE THE DATE: 4th Annual Craft Fair, November 25
SAVE THE DATE: Dazzling Ladies Night Out, April 25, 2019
Have you been interested in learning to altar serve?
Upcoming Altar Server Training Dates:
September 19th (Wednesday) 5:20PM
September 26th (Wednesday) 5:20PM
October 3rd (Wednesday) 5:20PM
October 10th (Wednesday) 5:20PM
Please let us know if you are interested in joining us! We welcome parent-child teams and those 4th grade though adult.
Fall Grief Gathering Series
Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
A three-week Grief Gathering Series will be offered for any adult who has
experienced the loss of a loved one. The program will be led by Gloria Koth and Tina
Poppe, Care Ministry Coordinators from St. Bernadette and St. Therese Parishes. The
Fall gathering will be held at St. Therese Parish, 213 E. Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, on
Wednesdays October 3rd, 10th, and 17 th from 6:30-8:00 pm. It is important to
attend all three sessions. Please call St. Therese Parish office at 733-8568 if you
plan to attend. For more information contact Gloria Koth at 858-3789 or Tina
Poppe at 733-8568.
As a Back to School incentive, Kwik Trip cards have a 10% rebate that goes back to our fundraising efforts for the month of Septmeber. These special rebate cards must be bought through our Xavier partnership.
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Our new candle stands are beautiful!!
Do You Know Someone… who is seeking a relationship with Jesus?
…seeking a life in faith but unsure where to start?
…who has questions about religion and the Catholic Church?
…who was never been baptized or never confirmed?
…who was baptized Catholic but had no formation?
We are here to help! The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process people go through to become fully initiated into the Catholic Church. This is a journey to discover Jesus. We ask questions, share beliefs and discuss our faith with others.
To learn more about the RCIA process you are invited to attend an informational meeting on Sunday, August 26 after the 10:30 am Mass at St. Bernadette or on Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm at Sacred Heart Parish. If you would like information, please call Fr. Jon or Ann Sirianni at the parish office.
Volunteer Opportunity. As we begin our journey with new RCIA candidates, volunteers are asked to share their relationship with Jesus and why they love the Catholic faith, and join them for Mass and parish events. Volunteers also attend RCIA sessions. If interested or you would like more information, please contact Ann Sirianni at the parish office.
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