FROM THE LIFE OF OUR PARISH

February 22, 2017

ASH WEDNESDAY March 1st, 2017

On Ash Wednesday, (March 1st, 2017) St. Bernard Church will offer the following: 8:00am Mass with Ashes 10:00am Mass with Ashes at St. Bernard School (Pearl Street) 12:10pm Liturgy of the Word with Ashes 7:00pm Mass with Ashes The Rules for Roman Catholics in… Read more
February 22, 2017

THE PASTOR'S DESK 2/26/2017

On Wednesday, March 1st, we begin Lent. The ashes we place on our foreheads are a sign of repentance and the importance of renewing our daily commitment to Christ. The forty days of Lent are the yearly time for reflection and reassessment of the priorities in… Read more
February 22, 2017

ROSARY GUILD MEETING FEBRUARY 22, 2017

The Rosary Guild will meet Wednesday, February 22nd for Lunch at the Olive Garden in Enfield. Read more
Feb 13, 2017 46

WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS LENT?

What are you doing this Lent? Please consider signing up for Best Lent Ever!… Read more
Feb 12, 2017 34

WINTER CANCELLATIONS

If school is cancelled or delayed in Enfield, the daily Mass will be cancelled that day.… Read more
Jan 27, 2017 74

HOME BOUND VISITS

Sister Theresa Marie visits our home bound parishioners and the local nursing facilities… Read more
Dec 22, 2016 215

POLICY CHANGE

Now that winter is upon us, I would like to institute a policy for the daily mass at… Read more
Nov 26, 2016 241

PASTORAL PLANNING UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2016

A Stewards for Tomorrow pastoral planning magazine, featuring a message from Archbishop… Read more
Sep 06, 2016 394

Senior Lunch - September 13, 2016

Join us for Senior Lunch Tuesday, September 13th at 12 noon. All parishioners and… Read more

Catholic Bishops News

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U.S. Bishops Chair on Migration Responds to DHS Memoranda on Immigration Enforcement and Border Security

WASHINGTON—On February 20, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued two memoranda implementing Executive Orders 13768 and 13767, relating to border and interior immigration enforcement. In...

USCCB Chairmen and President of Catholic Relief Services Urge Trump Administration to Care for Creation

WASHINGTON— In a letter to the United States Secretary of State today, chairmen of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and...

Bishops along Northern Mexico and Texas Border Issue Statement on Immigration

WASHINGTON—More than 20 Bishops along the border of Texas and Northern Mexico have issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for us to listen to...

USCCB Chairmen Ask President Trump to Fulfill His Promise to Protect Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON—In early February, several media outlets reported that President Donald J. Trump is considering issuing an executive order establishing a government-wide initiative to respect religious freedom. A copy...

Faith, Grassroots Leaders to Mobilize to End “Economy of Exclusion” as Part of Worldwide Grassroots...

WASHINGTON—A worldwide effort sponsored by the Vatican to energize and empower grassroots leaders will convene in Modesto, Calif., February 16-19. Twenty U.S. bishops will join nearly 700...

Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori to Congress: Support the Conscience Protection Act of 2017

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Archbishop William E. Lori – as chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Ad Hoc Committee for...

Solidarity at the Service of All People in the Middle East

WASHINGTON—The chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committees on Migration, Religious Liberty and International Justice and Peace, along with the board of Catholic Relief...

U.S. Bishops’ Chair on Migration Responds to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

WASHINGTON—On February 9, 2017, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a unanimous decision upholding a lower court's temporary...

Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe to be Held On Ash Wednesday,...

WASHINGTON—The annual Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will be held in most parishes on Ash Wednesday, March 1, with the theme: "Restore the...

Strong Prayer Life Influences Choice to Become Nun, Brother, Suggests CARA Study

WASHINGTON—Nearly all of the religious men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2016 had a strong prayer life prior to entering their religious institute, according to...

Chair of USCCB International Committee Calls on Trump Administration to Pursue Peace between Israelis and...

WASHINGTON—In a letter issued yesterday congratulating Secretary Rex Tillerson on his confirmation as Secretary of State, Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the Committee on International Justice and...

Pope Accepts Resignation of Bishop Ronald Herzog of Alexandria; Succeeded by Coadjutor Bishop David Talley

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Ronald P. Herzog, 74, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana. Bishop David P. Talley, 66,...

USCCB Chairmen Respond with Concern to Decision to Retain Deeply Flawed Executive Order

WASHINGTON—The bishop-chairmen of two USCCB committees expressed concern and disappointment with President Donald Trump's decision to retain President Barack Obama's Executive Order 13672 of July...

USCCB Chairmen Express Solidarity with Muslim Community, Deep Concern over Religious Freedom Issues, in Response...

WASHINGTON—On January 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that, among other things: suspends issuance of visas and other immigration benefits to...

USCCB Chair of International Justice and Peace Opposes Congressional Review Action to Repeal Transparency in...

 WASHINGTON—Bishop Oscar Cantú, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace, today urged Congress to reject a Congressional Review Act (CRA) (Senate:...

National Marriage Week USA, World Marriage Day Celebrate Gift of Marriage

WASHINGTON—National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities "to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage," said the chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage,...

President and Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Stand in Defense of...

 "When did we see you a stranger and welcome you?"Matthew 25:38 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Archbishop...

USCCB Committee on Migration Chair Strongly Opposes Executive Order Because It Harms Vulnerable Refugee and...

WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump issued today an Executive Order addressing the U.S. refugee admissions program and migration to the United States, generally. The executive order...

National Catholic Schools Week 2017 Celebrates “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service”

WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2017 will be observed in dioceses around the country January 29–February 4. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge...

USCCB Committee on Migration Chair Responds to Trump Administration Sanctuary City Executive Order

WASHINGTON—Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas and chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on Migration has issued the following statement in response to yesterday's...