Children's Liturgy of the Word - St. Bernard's
Children's Liturgy of the Word takes place in the St. Bernard's Community Center and introduces children who have not yet made their First Holy Communion to the Word of God in the context of a liturgical format that follows the Liturgy of the Word at Holy Mass. The prayers and readings follow the same sequence, including the Kyrie, Gloria (in season), the Gospel, the Creed and Petitions. The Gospel is presented from a Children's Lectionary in simplified English for better understanding. An activity, reflection or craft follows the Gospel in order to deepen the children's comprehension and engagement with the Word. The children are brought back into the church to rejoin their families for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
First Reconciliation / Penance Service
First Reconciliation for children preparing for First Holy Communion in the ESM will be celebrated during a Penance Service on December 7th, 18:00 h at St. Bernard's. Multiple confessors will be available.
Adults wishing to make individual confessions are welcome to do so after the children have completed their rites.
Eucharistic Adoration for Life at St. Bernard's
Please join us for an adoration evening for life on every second Wednesday of the month from 20:00-21:00. The evening will take place at St. Bernard parish and will be a chance to pray for an end to abortion and a renewed respect for life. We want to pray for the women, men, healthcare providers, politicians, families and friends who are affected by abortion. Let us unite in prayer for a restored culture of life and love!