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St. Bernard’s Catholic Church is called to be a community of fellowship, partnering with families, serving each other and the broader community through worship, education and social justice.
FISH FRY UPDATE
Due to continued health and safety restrictions St Bernard will be unable to reschedule our fish fry for this year. We had purchased the fish and now need to try and sell, it has remained frozen. On Saturday, April 11th from 9 to 10am. We will be selling 10lb boxes of fish for $25 (cash only). First come first served. It will be available in the parking lot for pick up to minimize personal contact. Please send an email reply to email@example.com with regard to how much fish you would like to purchase.
The Archdiocese has given permission to parishes so: “Priests may bless and distribute palms provided they observe CDC requirements for social distancing.” Fr. Abraham will be blessing our palm branches on Saturday afternoon and they will be available for you to pick up on Saturday between 3:00 – 4:30 pm and on Sunday between 10:00 – 11:30 am. Vern and Nancy Elke will be handing them out in front of the narthex. Drive under the overhand and they will hand you the palms through your window. Please do not get out of your car. Thank you to Vern and Nancy for undertaking this ministry.
Holy Week Services
“Regularly scheduled public Masses continue to be suspended at least through the Octave of Easter. The faithful of the Archdiocese continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice.” – from Archbishop Hebda
It is important that we all continue to participate in the Holy Mass even if we cannot be physically present or receive Holy Communion. There are many options to view televised or steamed Masses. A couple you could check out are St. Joseph’s in Waconia or Pax Christi in Eden Prairie. EWTN on TV and Relevant Radio (1330 AM).
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is planning a virtual Holy Week retreat and inviting all to participate. It will begin Palm Sunday and culminate with Easter Vigil Mass. Each day will include morning prayer and directed Lectio Divina on the day’s Gospel reading, and an evening talk. The retreat will also include the Triduum liturgies. All events will be livestreamed or recorded and available at archspm.org/holyweekretreat.
Palm Sunday, April 5
9 a.m. Mass from The St. Paul Seminary 7 p.m. Talk by Archbishop Bernard Hebda
Holy Monday, April 6
9 a.m. Morning prayer from the Pro Ecclesia Sancta Sisters 7 p.m. Talk by Father Charles Lachowitzer
Holy Tuesday, April 7
9 a.m. Morning prayer from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist
7 p.m. Talk by Father John Ubel
Spy Wednesday, April 8
9 a.m. Morning prayer from St. Paul’s Monastery 7 p.m. Talk by Bishop Andrew Cozzens
Holy Thursday, April 9
9 a.m. Morning prayer from The St. Paul Seminary
7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper with Archbishop Hebda
Good Friday, April 10
9 a.m. Morning prayer from the Cathedral of St. Paul
7 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion with Bishop Cozzens
Holy Saturday, April 11
9 a.m. Morning prayer from Cathedral of St. Paul 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass with Archbishop Hebda
Please don’t forget to support your parish. I know it is hard for those who have been furloughed or layed off. But for those who continue to work, please mail in your contribution. If you don’t need your stimulus check to pay your bills, please consider to give a part (or all) to help with the on-going expenses we still have at the parish.
May Jesus hold us all in his hands and keep us safe and healthy. Happy Easter!!