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March 2016 archive of Parish Announcements

March 2016 archive of Parish Announcements

Meet the first person to utilize the "do not distrub" sign

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/31/16

Today we celebrate St Stephen of Mar Saba

A "do not disturb" sign helped today's saint find holiness and peace.

Stephen of Mar Saba was the nephew of St. John Damascene, who introduced the young boy to monastic life beginning at age 10. When he reached 24, Stephen served ... Read More »

Look Beyond - The Paschal Candle

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/31/16

The Easter Vigil begins after nightfall.  This is important, as the darkness represents all that separates us from the love of God.  Suddenly, a spark kindles a fire large enough to shatter the darkness.  A flame is drawn from the heart of that blazing fire and set to burn ... Read More »

The Good Friday Collection

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/24/16

Providing Care to Christians in the Holy Land

Every year on Good Friday, a collection is taken up in every Catholic church to support the people and places of the Holy Land. Christians of the Holy Land rely heavily on the help that comes to them during this special ... Read More »

A New Workshop on Liturgy

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/22/16

The Mental Landscape of the Liturgical Prayer

Presented by Father Roc O’Connor, SJ

Saturday, April 2, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Gesu (Upper Church) – 1145 W Wisconsin Avenue

It is vitally important to deepen our theological understanding of liturgical prayer.  This workshop aims to help participants to understand ... Read More »

Holy Week at St Bernard

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/21/16

Because of Holy Week there will not be a 5:30 Mass on Tuesday night March 22.

The special collection on Good Friday is for the shrines and people of the Holy Land. Few places in the world are as precious to Catholics as the holy places where Jesus Christ, ... Read More »

Can you help?

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/17/16

Volunteers are needed

The Lutheran Home located on the corner of 76 and North Ave needs help to transport residents to the Chapel for Catholic Mass. The Mass is held on the second and last Thursday mornings of each month. This requires pushing a wheelchair and is a 2 ... Read More »

Let Daniel and the Vegetables show us His Way on our Journey...

Posted by Mary O'Connell on 3/16/16

Thank you for "bearing" gifts of FRUIT as we continue to journey with those who hunger.  Your donations of 209 cans of FRUIT and 26 other food items will help the food pantries serve in their Work of Mercy. Daniel and the Vegetables

Then Daniel said to the steward..."Please test ... Read More »

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/14/16

Moments of Mercy

Though we often think of the Sacrament of Penance as a highly individualized and private sacrament, we must not forget its communal dimensions. In this sacrament, we are not only reconciling ourselves with God but also reconciling ourselves with our community and the Church as a ... Read More »

Pope's March Video

Posted by Christine Meyer on 3/11/16

Universal Intention - Families in Difficulty. That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.  

Evangelization Intention - Persecuted Christians. That those Christians who, on account of their faith, are discriminated against or are being persecuted, may remain ... Read More »

May our care for the "Fig Tree" on our Journey bear much Fruit...

Posted by Mary O'Connell on 3/09/16

Thank you for your donations of PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY that will give strength and sweetness to those who hunger.  The 127 jars of peanut butter, 90 jars of jelly and 60 other food items were shared among the 2 food pantries we have been helping during Lent.  We ... Read More »


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