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 St. Pius of Pietrelcina, priest (Padre Pio). (Pictured: Saint Pio of Pietrecina, San Sebastian Cathedral of Tarlac, Philippines. Photograph by Ramon F. Velasquez.)
Week of September 18 to September 24, 2017
September 18 | Monday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
8 a.m.: Ambrosia Garces, and Grace Garces Yu — rest in peace
September 19 | Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
8 a.m.: Antonio Hernandez — rest in peace
8 a.m.: Federico Villafuerte Jr. — rest in peace
7 p.m. (Mother of Perpetual Help Mass): Esmeraldo Aquino Banaga — rest in peace
8 a.m.: Alexander Astorga — happy birthday
September 22 | Friday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time
8 a.m.: Exaltacion G. Sumoba — rest in peace
8 a.m.: Henry M. Costales — rest in peace
5 p.m.: Melania Rayo, and Michael Anthony Trujillo II — rest in peace
September 24 | 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8 a.m.: Michael Anthony Trujillo II — rest in peace
9:30 a.m.: Jojit Coronel — happy birthday
11 a.m.: Tiburcio Lopez — rest in peace
12:30 p.m.: Irma Moran and Aureliano Moran — rest in peace