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
U.S. Tax Reform: How It Could Affect You
10/24/18 6:15PM, 10/26/18 8:45AM, 11/8/18 6:15PM
Fall Cleanup, October 27 at 9:00AM Sign-up Here!
Trunk or Treat, October 27 6:00PM-8:00PM
Priesthood Sunday, October 28
"Without the priest, the passion and death of our Lord would be of no avail. It is the priest who continues the work of redemption here on earth...What use would be a house filled with gold, were there no one to open its door? The priest holds the key to the treasures of heaven: it is he who opens the door: he is the steward of the good Lord; the administrator of His goods...Leave a parish for twenty years without a priest and they will end by worshiping the beasts there..The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you."
-----St. John Vianney, Patron Saint of Parish Priests
All Soul's Day Service, November 2, 6:30PM Please RSVP in Parish Office
Minstry Fair II: Stewardship November 3-4
Minisrty Fair III: Living Justice January 12-13
Ministry Fair IV: Evangelization March 2-3
Ministy Fair V: Education May 11-12
Volunteer Appreciation May 18, 2019
ALPHA Fall Sessions
4th Annual Craft Fair, November 25
Solemnity of Immaculate Conception of Mary (Holy Day of Obligation):
December 7, 5:30PM (Vigil); December 8, 8:30AM
SAVE THE DATE: Dazzling Ladies Night Out, April 25, 2019
Have you been interested in learning to altar serve? Check back for upcoming Altar Server Training Dates!
Please let us know if you are interested in trainng. 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.
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.
Keep the Fire Burning
We are almost there! Help the priests to have heat this winter!