Sunday, January 28, 2007

Catholic Schools Week; New Heating and Cooling System

Today we begin the celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The 9:30 a.m. Mass today also celebrates the 65th anniversary of St. Bernard School and gives us the opportunity to recognize the success of our parish school. A great number of young people have been set on the right road of life by their education and formation in our school. We thank all who have contributed to that success and invite alumni, parishioners and all friends of St Bernard School to support our efforts to provide a quality Catholic education to the present and future young people of this area.

The installation of the new heating and cooling system for the church has been completed at a cost of $56,000. Three bids were received. One was selected and approved by the parish finance council and the Archdiocese. The parish, of course, is responsible for the payment of the cost. Work is going on in the church presently to repair the damage done by the seeping of water from the old air conditioning units and roof leaks. Most of the cost of this will be covered by our insurance.

Friday, January 5, 2007

In Memorium: Betty Swoboda

On Dec. 27, Betty Swoboda passed into eternal life. For the past six years she had volunteered her time one day (and sometimes more) a week to be our office accountant. She wrote the checks to pay the bills, kept track of banking matters and recorded the donations for Together in Mission. Her help has been invaluable, and we will miss her very much.

A memorial Mass will be offered for her here next Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Please join us for the Mass, as an expresion of appreciation for her generous serice to St. Bernard's.

May she rest in peace with the Lord.