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The Lenten Stewardship Tree Has Returned Bigger and Better!
Starting on the first Sunday of Lent; The Stewardship Giving Tree will be available in the Narthex. This year; in addition to the one-time ministry/volunteer opportunities provided by our parish-based ministry groups; we will be expanding it to include one-time ministry/volunteer opportunities submitted by our parishioners in need.
Helping out is easy. Select the decoration for the task you want to complete and contact the person/ministry listed. Opportunities might include making a meal for SHIP; cleaning out a gutter; washing the Altar Server Albs; planting flowers; stuffing bulletins or picking up sticks from a backyard. All the opportunities are one-time commitments that can be completed by an individual or a family. The timeframe to complete the task should be approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours. Take a moment to deepen your connection to our parish family and open you heart even further to the merciful love of Christ by taking home a decoration today!
If you are a parishioner or a ministry with a one-time need; please submit your request for review to Deacon Gerry Sims at the parish office at x805. Once your information has been added to the tree; you will be notified by whoever has chosen to complete your request.
Adult Confirmation Classes
Classes will be starting Tuesday, March 18th in Room F beginning at 7:30 PM for any baptized adult Roman Catholics who have received First Eucharist but were never confirmed. If you or someone you know would like to be confirmed here at St. Bernard this May or would like more information, contact either the Parish Office at 908-725-0552 or Deacon Patrick Cline at 908-444-1183. These classes are mandatory for any adults wishing to be confirmed this year during the Easter Season.
Caritas Chamber Chorale Sings Benefit Concerts for African School
Caritas Chamber Chorale, directed by Barbara Sanderman, is pleased to announce its Spring Concert Series of a cappella sacred music entitled Our Hearts Are Filled to Overflowing. The concert series will benefit the Adorno Fathers’ Gianni Diurni Primary School in Goma, DRC.
Admission is free, however, a freewill donation will be accepted with all proceeds supporting the school. The concerts will be presented on Thursday, March 13, 7:30 pm at St. Matthias Church in Somerset; Saturday, March 15, 7:30 pm at Christ Church Episcopal, New Brunswick; and Sunday, March 16, 4:00 pm at Lamington Presbyterian Church, Bedminster.
Caritas Chamber Chorale is a 24 voice a cappella choral ensemble, based in Far Hills, NJ. The Chorale is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor through the art of sacred choral music. For more information see www.caritaschamberchorale.org, find us on facebook, or call 732-718-0775.
“The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration …” - Blessed Pope John Paul II
During the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration held last February, the faith community of St. Bernard of Clairvaux showed its love of the Eucharist by attending in large numbers. Because of the wonderful response the Adult Faith Formation Committee is moving ahead to provide this experience once again for our parish family. It is a large undertaking. We would invite those who have a special love of Eucharistic Adoration to consider becoming part of this ministry. With your help, it might be possible to expand the opportunities for adoration throughout the year. Please, prayerfully consider making the gift of helping to provide this unique form of worship for our parish.
If you have an interest or have any questions, please contact Vivian Cline 908-526-5019.
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