Offering Mass for a special intention is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic Church. It is usually considered that special graces are obtained for whom the Mass is celebrated.
Masses are offered for many reasons, for the souls in purgatory, in remembrance for someone who is deceased, or in honor of a birthday.
If you would like to have a Mass celebrated for someone, visit the parish office. We will help you with the dates and times which are available.
As a way to allow as many St. Bernard parishioners and friends as possible to schedule Masses, the following policies are put forth to help accomplish this goal:
1. Requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis in the order in which they are received.
2. A $10 stipend, as determined by archdiocesan policy, is to accompany each Mass intention.
3. All intentions must be placed in person; no Mass request will be taken over the telephone.
4. Mass intentions will be granted as close to the requested date and time as possible. If it is not possible to comply with the primary request, the next closest date and time will be scheduled.
This week, we celebrate the Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Week of November 20 to November 26, 2017
November 20 | Monday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
8 a.m.: Deceased Members of the St. Bernard Catholic Church Legion of Mary
8 a.m.: Angel Aguilar and Estela Aguilar — wedding anniversary blessings
8 a.m.: Elisa Rivas — rest in peace
7 p.m. (Mother of Perpetual Help Mass): Zenaida Garcia — rest in peace
November 23 | Thursday of the 33rd Week of Ordinary Time (Thanksgiving Day)
8 a.m.: St. Bernard Catholic Church parishioners
8 a.m.: Henry M. Costales — rest in peace
November 25 | Saturday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time
8 a.m.: Cecilia Garcia Esparza — rest in peace
5 p.m. (Saturday vigil Mass): Salvador Baluyut — rest in peace
November 26 | The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
8 a.m.: Apin family — in thanksgiving
9:30 a.m.: Robert Ferdinand Moscato — rest in peace
11 a.m.: Manuel Ramirez — rest in peace
12:30 p.m.: Charlie Frazier, Andrea Requena, and Maria Castro — rest in peace