find out more about our councils, groups and committees,
please click on one of the links below.
Bernard Parish Council shares with the priests of the parish the responsibility
of its spiritual, social, educational, and administrative
matters. Find our more.
BERNARD ATHLETIC CLUB - Click here
for more information.
The Athletic Club of
St. Bernard Parish is involved in the financing of school
athletic programs and organizes teams for volleyball, soccer
and basketball. Money raising projects include tournaments and
concession sales. Scholarships are given through the school to
student athletes. The club also sponsors many social
activities. Membership is open to any adult in the parish.
Contact the school, 553-4993, for the current contact person.
Athletic Club meetings are
the first Wednesday of each month.
Christian Family Movement (CFM) is a network of couples who
meet in small groups in each other’s homes to talk about how
they can love themselves, Jesus, and others more effectively.
They observe a situation from daily life, judge whether or not
it is as Jesus would want it to be and act to make their world
a more Christian place to live. They work to bring Jesus into
their own families and into their neighborhoods. In doing
these things, they build stronger marriages, develop close
friendships, learn better parenting skills, grow spiritually
and develop their own leadership skills. The Christian Family
Movement also offers the opportunity to have fun with other
families who share similar values and convictions.
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Finance Committee meets four times a year on the second
Tuesday of the month. Its role is to help monitor the annual
budget and monthly income expenditure reports. The committee
offers advice and involvement in financial and program
Bernard parishioners help serve dinner at the Francis House on
the first Friday of every month from 5:00-7:00 PM. If you are
interested in this ministry, contact Sue Keyser.
Knights of Columbus is a Catholic international brotherhood
dedicated to serving the Church, the parish, the community,
and the family. Any man, 18 or older, and in union with the
Church, may become a member. They put on two to three dinners
as fund raisers each year and also sponsor two or three blood
drives each year for the American Red Cross. If you are
interested in joining the Knights, please contact Bob
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of St. Bernard Church volunteer to help with residents for
prayer services or Masses on Thursdays at Immanuel Fontenelle
Home at 9:45 AM and on Fridays at
at 9:30 AM. Help is needed to move residents to and from their
rooms and the chapel. If able and interested in this service,
please call the rectory, 551-0269.
Respect for Life Committee’s main purpose is to educate the
people of the Church that every life is valuable whether
unborn, born, handicapped or elderly. They plan and present a
pro-life curriculum to the school and religious formation
children. They inform people about the role they can
play in reversing the anti-life philosophy that has developed
in our country.
BERNARD SCHOOL BOARD
The St. Bernard School Board is made up of twelve members.
These members are voted on by parishioners. Each board member
serves for two years. There are two standing committees:
Education and Development. The School Board meets every third
Tuesday of the month, except for July and December.
DE PAUL SOCIETY
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a world-wide lay
organization of Christian men and women dedicated to bringing
social justice and the friendship of charity to all those in
need - be it sickness or disability, family problems, social
or economic problems, the loneliness of old age,
chemical addiction, and the grieving or alienated. Basically,
we are people helping people. We make personal visits to those
in need, try to alleviate the cause and offer them friendship
and concern. We are funded in our work by donations from
parishioners. We heartily encourage and welcome new members,
young and old, men and women, either in an active or
contributing status. If you know of someone who needs help,
contact the rectory, 551-0269.
Scouting Program at St. Bernard includes Boy Scouts, Cub
Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and Daisies.
A variety of age groups (K-8) are available for
participation. Scouts take part in religious ceremonies and
provide services to our parish. Call the school office,
553-4993, if you are interested either as a member or a
also coordinate greeters for our Sunday liturgies. If
interested in this ministry, contact Dick
Because our choir has been asked to perform at a number of functions, they have decided to give themselves a name that represents the goals of their ministry. They will now be known as Glory Bound. They are always looking for new members to join them.
The Choir is open to anyone. The Choir sings for the 10 AM Sunday Mass and rehearse on Thursday evenings throughout the school year. They also sing for special liturgies. If interested, contact
THE FRIENDS CHOIR
It is an offshoot of our senior group, the Friends of St. Bernard. Primarily, the Friends Choir helps to provide music for funerals.
A number of groups provide music for our weekend liturgies, doing this faithfully and well. Each group is always grateful for others who wish to join them. For more information on any of the choirs or music groups, please contact the rectory, 551-0269.
Children grades 5 through 8 are trained to assist the presider at liturgies. Call
402-551-0269 for more information.
Adult Servers assist at funeral liturgies and at some weekday liturgies.
The Liturgy Committee is open to all parish members. It meets to
plan and implement the decorations for the church. Anyone who
enjoys crafts, interior design, sewing and/or floral arranging
is encouraged to offer their talents. If you are interested in
belonging to this committee, please call
the rectory at
402-551-0269 and talk to Father Jerry.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION/MINISTERS OF THE WORD
Call the rectory at 402-551-0269 if you would like to be an EMHC
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE
The Social Justice Committee communicates, educates and advances
the Social Justice Teachings of the Catholic Church. It provides
a forum where each parish organization can share social justice
information and helps and encourages the people of St. Bernard
Parish to become more aware of and involved in local, national
and international Catholic social justice issues. The Committee
meets three times a year (winter, spring and fall) and any pairh
member/organization is invited to participate.