Mass Times

Weekdays
Monday thru Friday,
8:00am, 12:10pm (Chapel)
(12:10pm suspended in July & Aug.)

Saturday
9:00am (Chapel)
5:15pm (vigil)

Sunday
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, and 12:00 noon.

Holy Days
8:00am, 12:10pm,
7:30pm

Confessions
Saturday 4 to 5pm,
or by appointment

Served By

Rev. Msgr. Randall J. Vashon, Pastor
Rev. Edmund A. Luciano III, K.H.S., Parochial Vicar
Rev. Andrew Smith, O.S.B., Weekend Assistant
Deacon Patrick J. Cline
Deacon Gerard Sims
Mrs. Christina Blalock, Director of Sacred Music
Mrs. Karen Dill, Director, Office of Catechetical Formation
Mr. Sean O’Brien, Youth Ministry Leader
Mr. Mark LaFleur, Director of St. Bernard Cemetery and Mausoleums
Ms. Ginny Hayden, Parish Office Manager and Assistant to the Pastor
Mr. William Chmielewski, Director of Maintenance

Contact Us

St Bernard of Clairvaux Church
500 U.S. HWY. 22
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Phone: (908) 725-0552
Fax: (908) 725-4524
office@stbernardbridgewater.org

Adult Faith Formation

The Bible The Catechism of the Catholic Church


Catechesis for Adults:

  • helps adults “to acquire an attitude of conversion to the Lord.”
  • helps adults make “a conscious and firm decision to live the gift and choice of faith through membership in the Christian community,” accepting “co-responsibility for the community’s mission and internal life.”
  • seeks to help each adult believer become “more willing and able to be a Christian disciple in the world.”

— from Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States


 

 

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Diocesan Resources for Evangelization and Formation

ADULT FAITH FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES

Upcoming Adult Faith Formation Programs

at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish – Fall 2017

 

Catholicism: The Pivotal Players

Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential people.  You’ll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pietà at St. Peter’s, to the Sistine Chapel.

When: Wednesdays, 7:30-9pm

Where: Room A/B

Dates:  Sept. 13, 20, 27

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6, 13 (20 if needed).

Registration Fee: $27 (covers cost of materials)

Registration Deadline:  Sept 5th

Online registration: https://goo.gl/forms/RerjD6RBsjQOJu092

 

Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life  by Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith

Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. In this study, Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith examine biblical wisdom as it relates to daily life. Drawing on the wisdom literature of the Bible—Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, and Ecclesiastes—Wisdom will teach you how to actively seek out sound guidance and increase your sense of peace in navigating life. In everything from friendships to finances, from making decisions to attaining peace of mind, Scripture offers a vision for happiness and well-being. With this program, you will learn how to gather, gain, and grow in wisdom, and you will experience the joy it brings to your life.

In this program, you will:

  • Discover what wisdom is (and what it isn’t!)
  • Learn new habits for increasing wisdom in your daily life
  • Gain confidence, through role models and practice, in living according to God’s vision.

Dates:  Tuesday mornings, Sept. 26-Nov. 14,  10:30 am-noon

Cost: $22

Online registration:  https://goo.gl/dsyhBw

Registration deadline:  Sept. 15, 2017

 

ReBoot Live

Partnering with our parish neighbors St. Ann’s, Holy Trinity and Elizabeth Ann Seton and hosted by Immaculate Conception Church on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.  Please join us for ReBoot Live! A life-chaging event for parishes and families featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and author, Chris Stefanik.  Tickets are $20. Please contact the OCF office at 908-725-0552 X811 or ocf@stbernardbridgewater.org to purchase tickets.

 

Coming Soon – Lectio Divina

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 Please contact the Adult Faith Formation team with any questions at
stbchaff@gmail.com or 908-725-0552 x824

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LIGHTHOUSE CATHOLIC MEDIA RESOURCES
 

CDs Available in the Narthex For Adult Faith Formation and Enrichment

Check out this resource of information in the media kiosk in the Narthex to inform and encourage you and to help you grow in your faith every day of the year. Suggested donation for each CD is only $3
For the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy:
  • The Saving Power of Divine Mercy by Fr. Jason Brooks:
    • focuses on what we know of God’s Mercy, our response to His Love, how we can become merciful to others, and how to become apostles of mercy.
  • 7 Secrets of Divine Mercy by Vinny Flynn:
    • offers an invitation to experience the transforming power of Divine Mercy. Understand this powerful devotion like never before and discover how to respond to Pope Francis’s call “to live lives shaped by mercy.” 
Yearning to learn more about who Jesus is and what it means to follow him?  Beyond Belief:

Other Titles Include: 

  • My Beloved Son, Meditations for Lent by Fr. Barron: Five sermons on the spiritual discipline we must cultivate in the Lenten season: finding our identity in God, prayer as the key to mission, thirst for God, how to end alienation from God, and how to joyfully embrace the way of happiness.  
  • Stay with us, Lord by Fr. David Simonetti: An account of how the Lord drew him to the priesthood, how he relies upon Christ in the Eucharist, and how Jesus calls each of us to spend time with Him in Adoration. 
  • Confession by Fr. Larry Richards: This talk has become the #1 talk in North America on confession. It is riveting, honest, even humorous, and provides listeners with hope for a closer, healing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Seven Last Sayings of Christ by Scott Hahn: This talk unlocks the deeper significance of Our Lord’s last words. Learn how Jesus’ words are as profound and gripping today as when He uttered them on that first Good Friday.
  • The Four Last Things by Fr. Michael Schmitz: This tackles four very difficult topics: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. Listen to this talk and finally get the answers to the question: “What Happens When I Die?”
  • Jesus the Bridegroom by Dr. Brant Pitre: In this stunning talk you will learn what it really means to have a “personal relationship” with Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior, and Bridegroom.
  • How to get the most out of Mass by Scott Hahn: This takes us through a basic outline of the structure of the Mass. A must-have for every Catholic and non-Catholic who wants to know what the Mass is all about. 
  • Love Hurts by Matthew Leonard: This focuses on the love proclaimed by Christ and how it gives meaning to human suffering, penance, and ultimately death. 
  • The Passion of Christ in light of the Holy Shroud of Turin by Fr. Francis Peffley: New and detailed scientific evidence is presented for the authenticity of the Holy Shroud and brings clarity to the depth of the agony of our Lord’s sorrowful Passion. 
  • St. Joseph: The Patron of the Universal Church by Dr. Mark Miravalle: The holy figure of St. Joseph comes to light in this presentation. What is the dignity of this great man, and how do we convey the wondrous power of his intercession?
  • Trust in the Lord by Msgr. Thomas J. Richter: This talk is practical and is for everyone-beginners and masters in the spiritual life. Growth in holiness is largely about growing in trust in our Lord Jesus Christ. But how does one do that realistically?
  • Why go to Mass: The Blood of the New Covenant by Archbishop Alexander Sample: If you ever feel bored at Mass or think that you don’t get much out of it, this talk is for you. By understanding the Mass, we can tap into the transforming power offered whenever we worship.
  • The Saving Power of Divine Mercy by Fr. Jason Brooks: John Paul II said that Divine Mercy is THE message for the third millennium and God’s gift to our time. Fr. Brooks focuses on what we know of God’s Mercy, our response to His Love, how we can become merciful to others.
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ONLINE FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

  • Salvation History – Scott Hahn’s St. Paul Center for Theology, contains general information as well as studies.
  • Pray-As-You-Go – Ten minute meditation based on the reading of the day.
  • Family Rosary – Focus is on prayer. It has a prayer of the day
  • Come Pray the Rosary – On this site Catholics worldwide can join together in praying the Rosary or pray the Rosary individually.
  • Peter Kreeft – Featured audio and written works well known Catholic apologetic Dr. Peter Kreeft
  • Chastity Project – Ministry of Jason and Crystalina Evert that promotes the virtue of chastity. Has lots of questions and answers to today’s questions.
  • Catholic Online – daily prayer, current Catholic topics/issues, saints information
  • CyberFaith – Catholic resources for people of faith
  • EWTN – Resources from the EWTN television network (news, prayers, etc.)
  • MassTimes.org – helps Catholics find churches and worship times
  • Ascension Press, and biblestudyforcatholics.com – From Ascension press (publishers of the Bible Timeline and other studies), includes studies for sale as well as webinar archives and a sign up for upcoming webinars and other information.

Contact the Adult Faith Formation team at stbchaff@gmail.com or 908-725-0552 x824