Second Sunday of Easter 2012 April 15, 2012

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Second Sunday of Easter 2012 April 15, 2012

Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John 20:21-23)

ST. BERNARD’S (Moncton)





St. Bernard’s: Thurs. @ 9:30 am; Sat. @ 4 pm & Sun. @ 11 am

St. Vincent: Sunday @ 9 am; St. Clement & St. Bartholomew: Sat. @ 7 pm (alternating)

Priest is available for Confessions prior to Saturday Mass upon request.


Priest Moderator: Rev. Allison S. Carroll Social Justice: Claudia McCloskey

Liturgy: Rick Shaw, Deb Gillespie Adult Faith: Dr. Andrew Wilson

Catechetics: Carolyn O’Blenis,


Secretary: Darlene McGraw, Custodian: Rick Cormier

Facilities & Activities Coordinator: Sam Ermen

OFFICE: 43 Botsford St. Moncton, NB E1C 4W9 Phone 857-0425 Fax 857-9565

Web Site:

OFFICE HOURS: Monday to Friday. 9 AM to 12 PM & 1 PM to 4 PM

Mass Intentions for this Week

Thurs. Apr. 19th@ 9:30 AM—anniv. late Ann Murray Charlie & Elsie

Sat. Apr. 21st@ 4:00 PM—late Sarah & Jeremiah Cavanaugh Joanne

Sun. Apr. 22nd@ 11:00 AM—anniv. late Fr. George Leach Jane & family

OFFERINGS from last week—April 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th

Envelopes (250) $ 6,001.00 Loose $ 1,154.44 Capital Expenditure (14) $ 1,397.00

Ash Wednesday (1) $ 25.00 Easter Offering (151) $ 5,390.00

Karing Kitchen $ 38.60 Easter Flowers $ (4) $ 140.00 Share Lent (35) $ 895.00 Good Friday (219) $ 3,927.27 Lenten Offering Folders (66) $ 1,791.55

Please note: Last week’s Share Lent Amount should have read $ 1,725.00

Thank you for your generous and continued support!

Schedule for the Sacraments to be celebrated at St. Bernard’s:
First Eucharist: May 6th @ 11AM

First Reconciliation: May 15th @ 6:30 PM

Confirmation: May 23rd @ 7 PM

April 15th: Catechism @ 9:45 AM. or 12 PM

There will be a meeting for all parents with children receiving their First Eucharist @ 7 PM.
April 22nd: Catechism @ 9:45 A.M. or 12 PM.

There will be a meeting for all candidates and their sponsors @ 7 PM.

April 29th: Catechism 9:45 & 12:00
Please note this will be the last weekend for catechism.
*******Please refer to above for schedule for schedule of Sacraments******

St. Bernard’s CWL Community Life Committee has made available yarn for those wishing to knit mitts, etc. for the Christmas Boxes 2012.  Yarn can be picked up during regular business hours at the Rectory.  

Monday @ 7:00 pm – Charismatic Prayer Group – @ 7 PM

3rd Tuesday of Month @ 6:30 pm – Carmelites – Savage Room

Last Sat. of every month @ 8:00 AM --Prayer for Priests in the main church

1st Sun. of Month @ 3 PM – Franciscans -- Hall

Thurs. – after 9:30 AM Mass - Circle of Friends

Marriage Prep.— Apr. 19/26, May 3 & 10 – 7:00 to 9:30 PM--HALL

Tuesday – April 24th @ 6:30 – CWL – Installation of Executive & Annual Dinner

Wednesday April 25th -- RCIA

Sunday—April 29th @ 2 PM Next Baptisms

Saturday—May 5th – CWL Diocesan Council Convention at St. Vincent’s in Sackville.

Prayers for our Troops…we pray for all those who serve………….we pray for Cpl. Ben Goodwin, son of Stephen & Ann Goodwin, Pvt. A.J. Poirier, son of John & Jackie Poirier, and Basil Rose, brother-in-law of Lew & Anne Cummings.

Ecclesiastes3…Under every season there is a time…

A TIME TO HEALWe remember in our prayers those who are sick………..Cole Sleep, Debbie Karl, Cecile Fowler, Harris Sullivan, Harold Peterson, and Annette Groody Cormier.

A TIME TO MOURN……………our sincere sympathies to the family of Don Lebans, Walter Arsenault, uncle of Lisa Maillard, and Bill Cleveland.

Ennis, Irish Descendants, & Dominique Dupuis


Catechetical Coordinator Position

As previously announced in past bulletins, our catechetical coordinator is retiring in June. Anyone wishing to express interest in this position may contact our parish office.

Family Pancake Breakfast: Sun., Apr.  22nd at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Pt. du Chene-- 8 AM-1 PM.  Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Pan Fries, Baked Beans, Sausage, French Toast, Fruit & Muffins & beverage. Adults $ 6.00 & children (12 & under) $3.00.   All proceeds to support the charitable work of the Knights of Columbus Co. 8431.

St. Lawrence O’Toole Church will hold a SPRING TEA in the Church basement on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Advance tickets are $10.00 with proceeds towards church maintenance.  Contact Claudia at 383-9027 for your ticket!

Tues., April 24th @ 6:30 PM -- Feast of our Lady of Good Counsel.   Mass at 6:30 PM followed by dinner at the Hum-Lew Sun Lion’s Club.  Cost $15.00, (includes gratuity).  Those planning to attend this year’s dinner must register and pay in advance.  Monies can be paid to Jessie Kinney by placing a white envelope to her attention in the collection basket during weekend Masses or by contacting Jessie through the rectory.  Please register by April 16th  in order for Jessie to provide numbers to the Lion’s club.


Mass with installation of new officers will take place on Tues., Apr. 24th  
St. Bernard's CWL Executive 2012-1014
Spiritual Advisor- Fr. A. Carroll
President- Donna Shaw
Past President and Historian - Louise Ongo
Recording Secretary- Norma Gibson
Treasurer - Linda Lawlor
Corresponding Secretary – Jeanne Wood 

Standing Committees
Spiritual Development - Donna Ermen
Organization - Betty Evers
Christian Family Life- Claudia McCloskey
Resolutions & Legislation - Mary McInnis

Community Life - Jessie Kinney (chairperson) &  Angela Kinden

Education &Health - Cathie Murphy
Communications - Antonia Glavas
Social-Diane Allain
Sick & Visiting - Corry Evers
Telephone - Corry Evers


Sat. May 5th – Diocesan Council Convention, St. Vincent’s Parish, Sackville

Registration @ 8:15 am, followed by Mass at 9:00 a.m. Registration Fee of $6.00 will be paid by our Council for any members wishing to attend this year’s Convention. Lunch Fee $9.00/person, payable by the member. Please call Donna Shaw at 382-0503 by April 20th to register. 


June 8th, 9th, and 10thProvincial Council Convention – Hosted by the Moncton Diocese. Details will be provided at the May meeting. 

Aaron Szott a 19-year-old male adult, a practicing Roman Catholic, is registered at Oulton’s College for Sept. 1, 2012. He is in need of accommodations while studying for that year.  If you have a basement suite that you would consider renting to him for the year, please contact his parents (Michelle or Greg) @

From the Office of Faith Development
The Other Side of Chaos: Breaking Through when Life is Breaking Down

Final session of the book study takes place on Wed., April 18th at Holy Family Church Hall at 7:00 PM

We Believe ... What? Rediscovering the Creed

The Creed series with Andrew Wilson, Claudette Derdaele and Ellen Bennett continues at Holy Family Church Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.:

April 19th - Conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary

April 26th - Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth
Two sessions of catechist formation, facilitated by Ellen Bennett, will be offered at Our Lady of Hope Pastoral Unit on April 29th and May 27th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30. These sessions will take place at Immaculate Conception Church Hall in Rexton.

Wells for Haïti: We will be hosting a Turkey Bouilon (Fricot) lunch at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Grand-Barachois (route 133) on April 29 from 11 am to 1 pm. All proceeds will help to dig wells in order to provide good drinking water for the people of Haïti. Plus the complete meal $ (7), there will be a 50/50 draw, a raffle, a silent auction and an indoor plant sale. For more info. & to reserve your ticket, call 577-6195, 961-3472, 854-4981 or 858-9736.

Young Adults - Rendezvous for Dinner @ Cafe Archibald (216 Gauvin Rd., Dieppe) on Tues., April 17th @ 7:00 PM. If you are a young adult aged 19-30, join us for some informal conversation and socializing. All are welcome. For more info. Contact: Emily @ or Jessica @ .

ST.BERNARD'S CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE is offering a $500 Bursary to a student graduating from High School in June 2012 who is a parishioner and is pursuing post-secondary studies.  Please submit a letter of application by June 1st, 2012 including your future plans to: St. Bernard's Catholic Women's League Bursary Selection Committee, Parish Office, 43 Botsford St., Moncton, NB, E1C 4W9.
ST. BERNARD’S PARISH is offering a $500 Bursary to a parishioner. Send or deliver your application to: St. Bernard’s Parish Bursary, Parish Office, 43 Botsford St., Moncton, NB E1C 4W9. Deadline for applications: June 1st, 2012. Please include a personal letter detailing your involvement at school, in the parish and in the community as well as your future plans.
The K of C, Council 1310 is offering a $500 Bursary to a Graduating Student who is a parishioner of St. Bernard’s. Send your application to St. Bernard’s Parish Office. Deadline June 1st, 2012.
Congratulations & a very warm welcome to both Darren Speer of St. Bernard’s and Dale Robinson of St. Vincent’s who both celebrated their Baptism, Confirmation, and First Eucharist this past Saturday at the Easter Vigil.

---Thank you for your continued response to the needs that we share with you over the years. Your generosity has not gone unnoticed! We have received notice of further needs that you may be able to help with. The following items would be beneficial: A washer in working condition and a chest of drawers.—for a single mother. Please call Inez if you can help at 389-3571.
Easter Flowers were purchased in Memory of:
Lawrence King by Ann King

Aline LeBlanc by Connell & Gloria Whitehead

Jim Beek by Marie

Claudette Leger by Stella & John Spence

Danny Bovard & Mrs. D. Welsh by Patricia Bovard

Valerie & Emmett Byron by Mr. & Mrs. Arthur McCloskey

Les & Eleanor Buzzell by Bob & Paulette Buzzell & family

Joseph O’Connor by Carol Ann & Neil Bryant

Edna & Thomas Bryant by Carol Ann & Neil Bryant

Jean-Claude Fortin by Fortin, Fergusson & Conlin families

Vaughan Wilson & Mary Brown by Elizabeth Wilson

Lorraine & Pat Daley by Boyd & Claire Clory

Josephine Deeble by Boyd & Claire Clory
Annual Valentine Pot Luck Supper @ St. Clement’s Church Hall – May 6th – 4 – 6 PM. Adults $ 10.00, Children 12 & under -- $ 5.00 and preschoolers are free. All are welcome. Hope to see you there.
Duo Cantilena CONCERT by SALLY WRIGHT - Flutist, & STEVEN PEACOCK - Guitarist, on Sat. April 28th at 7:30 pm at St. John’s United Church (75 Alma St. Moncton). Tickets are $15, and are available at: MacArthur’s Flowers (Mountain Road); Gifts Galore (Main Street); Reids Newsstands (Main St. Mctn. & Coverdale Rd. R’view); and at St. John’s Church Office (858-8289).
St. Vincent de Paul Society will hold a SPRING FUND RAISER on Saturday, May 5th from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at 113 Norwood Avenue (basement of St. Augustine's Villa, (Side Door).  Your support will help the needy of our community.   Something for everyone with a large selection of Flea Market items as well as Good Quality Used Clothing. St. Augustine's Catholic Women's League will also be there with the sale of SWEETS AND TREATS.

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