Sunday, February 26, 2006

  • Today is Commitment Sunday for the 2006 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, Together in Mission.

    Through the funds raised from Together in Mission, many inner-city poor parishes and Catholic schools will be enabled to continue their ministry and mission to God’s people.

    Today, we are asked to look beyond our own parish needs and to remember that we are part of the larger local church in Los Angeles.

    Our parish goal is $35,359.00. I urge all to participate, with a generous pledge, to be paid over the next five or six months. Pledge cards are in the pews. Thank you to those who contributed last year.

  • This week, with the observance of Ash Wednesday, we enter the sacred season of Lent. It is a time of preparation for the commemoration of the passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The church calls us to a renewed spirit of prayer, penance and charity. May our Lenten observance enable us to hear the Gospel more clearly and to live it more fervently.
  • Sunday, February 19, 2006

    Next Sunday will be commitment Sunday for the 2006 Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, Together in Mission.

    It is the fund that literally keeps open the doors of 32 parishes and 46 parish schools. Each parish in the archdiocese, including those who receive monies from Together in Mission, participate in this appeal. Each parish is assessed 10 percent of its ordinary income. Our assessment this year is $35,359.00.

    All our families and wage earners are asked today to make a generous pledge to contribute to Together in Mission over six months. I am very grateful to all those who responded to last year’s annual appeal. Thanks to your generosity, we surpassed our parish goal. I appeal to those who have not taken part in the past to make a pledge for this year.

    Come aboard! Let it be known far and wide that St. Bernard’s is a generous faith community.