Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Sunday Homilies

Homily for 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 29, 2010 
(22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

In his homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Father Paul challenges us this week to "look at some of our addictions ... or those things that prevent us from really seeing closely the world, the way God sees the world, and say Lord, help me to strip myself bare. Help me to see you as you see me. Help me to see the world as you see the world."


Saturday, August 28, 2010

'Group Wedding 2011'

The Legion of Mary Ministry Group along with the Guadalupano Group is inviting couples who are not married in the church yet and/or those who are married civilly to participate in "Group Wedding 2011" at 2:30 p.m. May 21 at St. Bernard’s Church.

For more information, call Mely at (323) 221-7214, Norma at (323) 258-2981 or Maybelle at (323) 747-0793.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Sunday Homilies

Homily for 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, August 22, 2010 
(21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Father Denis O'Brien visits St. Bernard's to speak of the missionary work of the Pallottine Fathers. To make a financial contribution to the Pallottine Fathers, visit www.irishpallottines.org.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

We recommend: "The Path of the Wind"


After serving a 10-year prison sentence, Lee Ferguson (Joe Rowley) returns to the small town where he was raised. Looking to lead a simple life, he takes a job at the local grocery store where all he wants beyond a daily routine is to be left alone. But when Lee saves Katie (Liz DuChez) from being assaulted, his life becomes anything but simple. Lee’s budding relationship with Katie is threatened by a scheming coworker and a violent past which will not stay buried. When a mysterious stranger knocks on his door, Lee is suddenly confronted with the choices he made long ago. He must now decide how far he is willing to go to seek redemption. 

"The Path of the Wind" is a compelling story of love, vengeance, and forgiveness, and the powers we choose to let guide us.

'Group Wedding 2011'

The Legion of Mary Ministry Group along with the Guadalupano Group is inviting couples who are not married in the church yet and/or those who are married civilly to participate in "Group Wedding 2011" at 2:30 p.m. May 21 at St. Bernard’s Church.

For more information, call Mely at (323) 221-7214, Norma at (323) 258-2981 or Maybelle at (323) 747-0793.

Celebrate Mass with Archbishop Jose Gomez

Coadjutor Archbishop Jose Gomez is getting acquainted with the people of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles by celebrating a Sunday Mass at a parish in each of the 20 deaneries.

The Mass for this deanery will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, at 10321 Tujunga Canyon Blvd. in Tujunga at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 29.

There will be a simple reception and an opportunity to greet the archbishop following the Mass. This will be a bilingual Mass (English/Spanish) and all are welcome to attend and meet Archbishop Gomez.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Special collection for Pallottine Missions

Next weekend, Father Denis O’Brien, SCA, an Irish Pallottine missionary priest, will visit our parish and share a few thoughts about the Pallottine Missions in East Africa where he has worked for a number of years. A special collection will be taken up at all the Masses to help support the Pallottine Missions in Tanzania and Kenya, east Africa.

Over the past 69 years, with the aid of donors, the Pallottine Fathers have helped build 25 churches, 56 primary schools and three vocational colleges. Together they have helped to educate 250,000 children. They have also established two hospitals and 31 dispensaries. Your financial help, support and prayers will be deeply appreciated by the Pallottines, their co-workers and the beautiful people they serve.

This appeal is assigned by the Mission Office of our archdiocese. Special envelopes are in the pews.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Congratulations

Congratulations to those from our parish who were honored by the Holy Father recently. They are:

Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice Award: Bernadette Gurule; Benemerenti Award: Remy Baluyut, Eva Perlas, Martin Villa, Carol Dal Ponte and Joseph Coughlin.

They have received these awards in recognition of their service to the church. Each has given many years of service in different ways to St. Bernard’s. They will receive the scrolls and medals associated with these awards, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Nov. 7.

I thank them and all who serve our parish community.

— Monsignor Gerald McSorley