1 May 18, 2014
2 Pastoral Staff Ext. # by Name Rev. Msgr. Ivo D. Rocha, #125 Pastor Rev. Fr. Chad Wahl, L.C., #161 Rev. Fr. Fernando Barrera, #118 Parochial Vicars Rev. Mr. Ray Whitlock Rev. Mr. Peter Ryza, #162 Deacons Jennifer Overby, #157 Administrator Marie White, #111 Office Manager Mary Correia, #102 Maria Esther Ramirez, #163 Parish Secretaries Leticia Gomez, #110 Receptionist Elvira Orozco, #189 Faith Formation Director Henry Correa, #121 Confirmation Director Stacy Hughes, #107 Faith Formation Assistant Remedios M. Barrera, #188 Spanish Pastoral Associate Leticia Villegas-Gomez, #128 Youth Ministry Coordinator Efrain Orjuela, #138 Music Director Steve Arena, #113 Stewardship Coordinator Sr. Marlene Sylas, #142 Ministry of Caring Coordinator Sr. Cecilia D Mello, #103 Eng. Baptism Ministry Coordinator Sr. Cecilia D Mello, #155 Funeral Ministry Coordinator Paula Yroz, #140 Liturgical Director Dulcina Serda Liturgical Assistant Gary Abate, #133 Principal Mary Costa, #131 School Secretary Sue Barnes, #132 Bookkeeper/Scrip Coordinator Larry Bettencourt, #135 Chuck Dubie Maintenance Supervisors Cristina Barrera Samuel Contreras Sandra Parreiras Maintenance Staff St. Bernard s Thrift Store Welcome to St. Bernard s Parish Fifth Sunday of Easter May 18th, 2014 OUR MISSION STATEMENT Page 2 Expressing our love of Jesus Christ through the Eucharist, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and by living the will of the Father, we gather as one family, rich in culture and tradition, willing to share our gifts with all, and working together as we journey to the kingdom of God. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration (Adoration Chapel located in Convent behind Church) The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead but for an Hour of companionship. -Archbishop Fulton Sheen We are in need of adorers on Wednesdays at 5pm. To become an adorer or to inquire, call Anita Laspina or Cecilia Garcia Father s Day The role of a Father is as important as the Mother. The Father is to support and maintain the family through the work of his hands and to protect those he loves. Fathers are to help their children find solid support for their dignity and for their growth in truth and love within the embrace of their home. On Father s Day, all Masses will include the Mass Intention: All fathers, living and deceased Envelopes honoring the names of our fathers will be placed in a basket & lovingly displayed near the Altar at the Church and at the Holy Family Center for the weekend. These names will appear in the bulletin Father s Day weekend. If you would like to have your father remembered, living or deceased, please drop by the Parish Office to fill out the Father s Day envelope. A $10.00 donation is appreciated for each name. The deadline is June 6th by 5:00 p.m. Priests Retreat Our priests will be on retreat this week: May 19th to May 23rd. Join us in prayer that this time will be a source of grace and renewal for them.
3 St. Bernard s Parish Page 3 SUNDAY, May 18th Church 7:00 a.m. +Rosie & Raymond Ramirez +Jacinta Aldiano +John Castro 8:30 a.m. +Ana & Manuel Faria +Celestino & Maria Carranza 10:00 a.m. +Sharon Rinauro +John F. Silva +Antonio Corsaro +John Lima 4:00 p.m. +Annette & Lucinda Ramirez Intentions of Roque & Nelly Jiao MONDAY, May 19th 8:00 a.m. +Ignacio G. Vasquez +John Lancaster In Honor of Our Lady of Lourdes 5:30 p.m. Eucharistic Service TUESDAY, May 20th 8:00 a.m. +Virginia Soliven +Anita Mondano 5:30 p.m. Eucharistic Service WEDNESDAY, May 21st 8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Service 5:30 p.m. Eucharistic Service THURSDAY, May 22nd 8:00 a.m. Eucharistic Service 5:30 p.m. SBS School Graduation Mass 3FRIDAY, May 23rd 8:00 a.m. +Ruben Rivera +Ella Pombo 5:30 p.m. +Haley & Smith Families +John Perry +Consuelo Dulay +Albert & Albert B. Chavez SATURDAY, May 24th 8:00 a.m. +Ilario, Dario, & Charlene Imbrunetti +Joseph & Andrew Patrick 5:00 p.m. +Maria Strmiska +Tony Jaques Intentions of Lydin Gan 7:00 p.m. +Esperanza Guzman +Juan Romo In Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus MASS INTENTIONS Holy Family Center SUNDAY, May 18th 9:00 a.m. +Souls in Purgatory +Paula Cisneros +Ralph Garcia +Tomas Macedo Cuevas 11:00 a.m. Pro Populo 1:00 p.m. +Rosa Mendiola +Bertha Alicia Aguilar +Miguel & Elvira Mendoza 6:00 p.m. +Mathew & Jennie Mariano +Consuelo Cortez +Egidio Martins Second Offering Catholic Charities Sunday is today. Today our Parish is participating in Catholic Charities Sunday. Catholic Charities is our Church s outreach to the most vulnerable families in our community. Through your contribution to Catholic Charities, we will be able to provide services to over 26,000 vulnerable people this year. Your help is needed more than ever. One hundred percent of your contribution stays in this community. On behalf of the thousands of individuals and families served by Catholic Charities, thank you for providing Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow. Thank you! Reconciliation Schedule Thursday Saturday Altar Candle Memorial No Confessions 7:00 am to 7:45 am 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm The Altar Candle Memorial for the week of May 18th: In loving memory of Harry P. Argeris, requested by Terry Argeris. In loving memory of Maria Strmiska, requested by the Strmiska Family.
4 St. Bernard s Parish Page 4 Parish Activities HFC-Holy Family Center, LH-Large Hall, SH-Small Hall, MC-Ministry Center, LH Mtg. Rm.-Large Hall Meeting Room Sunday, May 18, :00 a.m. K of C Membership Drive-SH 12:00 p.m. Couples for Christ-SH, LH Mtg. Rm. 7:30 p.m. High School Youth Group-HFC Monday, May 19, :30 p.m. Amigos de Dios-LH, SH 6:30 p.m. Legion of Mary-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group-HFC 7:00 p.m. Spanish Welcome Group-MC Rm. 1 Tuesday, May 20, :30 a.m. Ministry of Caring Mtg.-MC Rm. 2 3:30 p.m. Cantor Practice-Church 7:00 p.m. Spanish Choir Voces -Church 7:00 p.m. Youth Group Music Ministry-HFC 7:00 p.m. Charismatic Prayer Group-MC Rm. 1 7:00 p.m. Ministry of Caring Mtg.-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. Ultreya de Cursillo-SH 7:00 p.m. Bereavement Mtg.-LH Mtg. Rm Wednesday, May 21, :30 a.m. Wednesday Morning Social-LH Mtg. Rm. 7:00 p.m. Spanish Altar Server Formation-SH 7:00 p.m. Parish Choir-MC Rm. 1 7:00 p.m. Spanish Bible Study-MC Rm. 2 7:00 p.m. Amigos Spiritual Workshop-LH Mtg. Rm. Thursday, May 22, :30 a.m. Cleaning for Jesus-Church 10:30 a.m. Eucharistic Service at Astoria Gardens 5:15 p.m. Jr. High Music Ensemble-MC Rm. 1 5:30 p.m. SBS Graduation Mass & Celebration- Church, LH, K, SH 6:30 p.m. Misioneros Guadalupanos-LH Mtg. Rm. 7:00 p.m. Spanish Choir Renacer -Church 7:00 p.m. RCIA-HFC 7:00 p.m. Spanish Choir Viento Nuevo -MC Rm. 1 MARY OUR MOTHER What a joy to remember that Mary is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear? Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Friday, May 23, :15 a.m. Eucharistic Service at Heritage Place 3:00 p.m. English Children s Choir-MC Rm. 1 5:15 p.m. Spanish Children s Choir-MC Rm. 1 6:00 p.m. Spanish Couples Cana -LH, LH Mtg. Rm. 6:30 p.m. Spanish Choir ABBA -MC Rm. 1 7:00 p.m. Spanish Young Adult Group-SH 7:00 p.m. Spanish Bible Study-MC Rm. 2 Saturday, May 24, :00 a.m. Confessions-Church 7:00 a.m. Cursillos Sabatina-LH Mtg. Rm. 9:30 a.m. English Baptisms-Church 10:00 a.m. Eucharistic Service at Tracy Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 12:00 p.m. Couples for Christ-SH, LH Mtg. Rm. 1:00 p.m. VBS Mtg.-MC Rm. 1 4:00 p.m. Confessions-Church 6:30 p.m. Spanish Day Care-Kindergarten 7:00 p.m. Spanish RCIA-MC Rm. 1 Wednesday Morning Social We invite you to join us every Wednesday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the Large Hall Meeting Room for coffee, juice, and a light refreshment accompanied by fellowship. Memorial Day They fell, but o er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save. Francis Marion Crawford Parish Offices Closed The Parish Offices will be closed Saturday, May 24th through Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 27th at 8:30am.
5 St. Bernard s Parish Page 5 Ministry of Caring God s Gift of Life Baby Mercedes Elena Holdener born to Jens & Alejandra! Baby Jesus Contreras born to Ruben & Maria! Love endures Ronald & Susan Watzke celebrating 50 years on the 23rd! Micki & Maria Maguire celebrating 31 years! Manuel & Mary Torres celebrating 40 years! - on the 21st. Frank & Margaret Silva celebrating 64 years! - on the 23rd! Ron & Lorna Ziller celebrating 39 years on the 24th! Lifting up to God for healing:... those lately in hospital Janet Farmer, Maria Covarrubias, Jose Mandujano, Ramona Garcia, Martha Arribeno, Rafael Betancourt, Kenneth Beckwith, Francisco Bravo, Richar Pruneda, Edna Ferrera, Ines Gonzalez, Rito Zuniga, John Moran, Laura Urrabazo, James Brackman Jr., Natasha Mann, Esther Ripoli, Ludovina Costa, Mary Alvarez, Johnny Roldan, at home/convalescent: Betty Brazil, Carol Louise Silva, Remedios Barrera, Rita Baretta, Betsy Parrillo, Liz Costa, David & Maxie Millingar, Margaret Tine, Mary H. Bacchetti, Marianne Brown, Alex Bitzer, Candida Sarmento, Vince Vaca, Tom Trujillo, Mary Coleman, Glorianne Piatek, Rose Solis, Katie Chavez, Alice Borges, Tillie Castellon, Regina Stevens, Mabel Moitoso, Catherine Corsaro, Harriet Pereira, Mary Serpa, Luis Rosario, Eileen Morri, Wanda Hirsch, Inez Gomes, Eric Treiss, Connie (Peterson) Person, Myrtis Hux, Cindy Poso, Nella Bonomini, John Borejko, Frank & Josie Silva, Pet Manacio, Julia La Frano, Manuel & Dolores Nunes, Matt Reeves, Vincent & Mary Ungaro, Mela Prock, Peter Mazzoni, Joanne Tynes, Frank Silva, Charlie Rice, Howard & Dorothy Silva, Martina Tan, Barbara Lawlor, Al Marks, Caroline Rotella, Minnie Martin, Draga Louth, Janice Mattos, Richard Mattos, Patricia Adams, John & Jean Laufman, Belinda Barbosa, Betty Peterson, Lynne Hemmingsen, Bob Schneider, Lisa Navarro, Matthew Bogetti, Aggie Deeds, Betty Turnley, Margaret Gonzalez, Linda Rivas, Gussie Owens, Diana Russell, Reggie Mersaroli, Roger Elissagaray, Paul Lee, Teresa Olasolo, Carmen Monarrez, Linda S. Fontanares, Lydia Gann, Daniel Price, Jim Raddatz, Luis Leo, Zonda Hyman Whitten, Assunta Gaia, Patrick Morse, James Bisbee, Maria Salvador, Ida Geist, Mae Wible, Bill Baier, William Stewart, Linda Wiscarson, Alfonza Grijalva, Delores Grijalva, Maria Zilli, Gloria Martinez, Alex Miller, Margaret Prock, Diane Geipel, Karen Lewandowski, Nat Bacchetti, Claire Abell, Elayne Costa, Ron Robeson, Jose Carrasquillo, Donna Boyd, Mary Perry, Mariza & Baby Mora, and those we hold in our hearts. Our beloved now living with Christ in a new way Esther Rodriguez, Montserrat Schell, Emily Santos, and Moises S. Felix. Wedding Anniversaries need to be called in at least 2 weeks in advance. Names cannot be automatically put into this column without your authorization because of privacy laws. Please call Sr. Marlene for information or names to be added in this column. THANK YOU and BLESSINGS on everyone who contributed in any way towards our EASTER SENIOR CELEBRATION! It was truly a joyful event. A special thank you to Ronnie Gallegos and Betty Hollars who organized the lunch - and our amazing cooks - there were many appreciative remarks about how good the food was! Readings for the Week Monday: Acts 14:5-18; Ps 115:1-4, 15-16; Jn 14:21-26 Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-13ab, 21; Jn 14:27-31a Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-5; Jn 15:1-8 Thursday: Acts 15:7-21; Ps 96:1-3, 10; Jn 15:9-11 Friday: Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-10, 12; Jn 15:12-17 Saturday: Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100:1b-3, 5; Jn 15:18-21 Sunday: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16, 20; 1 Pt 3:15-18 or 1 Pt 4:13-16; Jn 14:15-21 or Jn 17:1-11a Bereavement Support Group Please join the Bereavement Support Group on May 20th at 7:00 pm in the Large Hall Meeting Room. For more information, please contact Johanna at (209)
6 St. Bernard s Parish Page 6 Sacraments Baptism For Infant Baptisms, at least two months in advance is required. English: Sr. Cecilia, Ext. 103 Spanish: Remedios, Ext. 188 First Reconciliation For children preparing for their First Holy Communion. Elvira Orozco, Ext. 189 First Holy Communion For school age children (2nd grade or higher); this is a two year preparation. Elvira Orozco, Ext. 189 Confirmation For students 6th grade or above who desire to become a fully initiated Catholic; this is a two year preparation. Henry Correa, Ext. 121 Matrimony Registered parishioners should make an appointment at least six months prior to the marriage date. English: Deac. Pete, Ext. 162 Spanish: Remedios, Ext. 188 RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) For school age children, between 8 & 16 years of age, who have not been baptized; this is a two year preparation. Elvira Orozco, Ext. 189 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) This process provides you with the opportunity to explore your calling and become a fully initiated Catholic Christian or to help others do so. English and Spanish: Henry Correa, Ext. 121 First Communion and Confirmation Preparation Information: Registration Update: We will be conducting another open registration for Faith Formation on June 10th. If you are a new participant to the program, you will need to attend the Orientation Meeting on June 4th to obtain valuable information & a registration packet. You will not be able to complete registration without a completed packet. If you are a current participant wishing to re-enroll in the 2nd year of the program, you should have received your packet. If you have not, please contact the Director. Orientation Meeting at Holy Family Center: June 4th Spanish: 4:30-5:30pm English: 6:00-7:00pm Registration at Small Hall of St. Bernard s Church: June 10th 1:30-6:30pm Confirmation Information Congratulations to all the newly confirmed and their families, the Confirmation Rite ceremony was indeed a special and spiritual experience. Everyone looked great with smiles everywhere. We wish you all the best as you continue to grow in the faith. We were extremely proud of all: Confirmandi, sponsors, and parents. We extend a sincere thank you to the Faith Formation Team, Catechists, and parents for their hard work, dedication, patience, and commitment to the program. We all enjoyed being part of your student s growth in the faith. Sacrament Certificates If you received any Sacrament of Initiation, (RCIA, Communion, and Confirmation) and have not yet received your certificate, they are available at the Parish office. Volunteers Needed The success of the Faith Formation of our children is due, in part, to the generosity and dedication of volunteers. These volunteers, who become Catechists, classroom aides, or program aides, share their faith and love for Jesus while teaching the youth of our parish as they grow in the Faith. We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming season which begins in August. We will provide you with the training, tools, and support to assist you in this Ministry. If the Lord is calling you to be part of this ministry, please contact Henry Correa or Elvira Orozco at the Faith Formation
7 St. Bernard s Parish Page 7 St. Bernard s School Teaching Vacancy Primary Teacher Junior High Teacher Science/Computer Lab Teacher St. Bernard s School is looking for a primary teacher, a middle grade teacher, and a science/computer lab teacher. The positions begins August 1st. Salary is determined by experience and units completed beyond a B.A. (credential preferred). All interested applicants should contact the School Office for further information. Applications must be submitted ASAP, no later than May 15 th with interviews to follow. Applications can be found online at Please include a resume with a letter of interest for the positions available. St. Bernard s School 165 W. Eaton Ave., Tracy, Ca Preschool News Registration costs are now available at the Parish and School Offices for the 2014/2015 School Year. For more information, please check the School Website at: or the Parish Website at: You too dear young people, can be joyful witnesses of His love, courageous witnesses of His Gospel, carrying to this world a ray of His light Pope Francis The youth is the future of our church, what do these words mean exactly? Come and find out who you are called to be by joining our energetic and God enthusiastic Youth Ministry! St. Bernard s has 2 age appropriate groups for all of our young parishioners. Edge Nights are open to all Jr. High students (6th, 7th, & 8th grades). We meet Mondays: 7:00 8:30pm at HFC on Valpico Road. LifeTeen Nights are open to all High School students. We meet Sundays right after the 6:00pm Youth Mass at HFC on Valpico Road, 7:30-9:00 pm. SBYG will be taking a 3 week break in the month of June. There will be no High School or Jr. High meetings from June 1-June 15. We are resuming our activities with a family BBQ on Saturday June 21 at Fr. F l e m i n g H a l l. A l l a r e w e l c o m e! On Sunday, June 22 all incoming freshmen are welcome to join the High School group and on Monday, June 23 all incoming 6th graders are welcome to join our Jr. High group! For more information, please contact our Youth Coordinator, Letty Gomez, at the Parish Office, ext. 128, VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Preschool to 6th grade program. (sorry all student helper positions have been filled) June 9-13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost is $35.00 for 1st child & $5.00 sibling discount. Registrations available at Church Office; for more information, call Melissa (209) You re Pregnant! No two words can bring a woman more joy or more emotional trauma. You probably have a lot of questions. You don t have to face that tough decision alone. Pregnancy Resource Center of Tracy is there to listen, care, and help. You can reach PRC at (24 hour helpline) or on the web at: or visit them at 1039 Central Avenue (Open Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 10am-4pm; Tuesday 2pm 6pm; closed Friday through Sunday). Pro Life Corner Give us the grace-when the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life. ~Pope John Paul II, from a homily given in 1979
8 St. Bernard s Parish Page 8 ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION DINNER All Parishioners are invited to attend our monthly dinner: Country Style Ribs, Special Baked Beans, Zucchini, Green Salad, Bread, and Cake Celebrating Mothers and Fathers! Thursday, May 29th in Fr. Fleming Hall Social Hour: 6:00pm, Dinner 6:30pm ICF Members $8.00, non-members $12.00, Teens yrs. $5.00, children 5-12 yrs. $3.00, and children under 5 yrs. are free For reservations: Letty or Rita Prayer The more you devote yourself in prayer the more you will do well in your work. Registered in the Parish? Are you registered and active? St. John Bap st de la Salle 1. Have you moved away from your parental home? 2. Are you newly married, grew up here, but are starting your own family? 3. Are you new to the area and just haven t gotten around to it? 4. Were you once an active member of the Parish but left and have returned? 5. Do you not receive mail from the Parish? If any of these apply to you, there is a good possibility that you are not registered. Please visit the Parish Office to register. We look forward to welcoming you! To avoid problems or misunderstandings, especially when planning Baptisms and Marriages, or when you have special requests for the Parish, etc., please be sure that you are registered and active. *Using the Sunday Offertory Envelopes (whether or not you include a donation) indicates to us that you are present at Mass. It also ensures that you get a statement for income tax purposes and shows that you are practicing your faith (e.g. should you require a Godparent letter or letter of recommendation). Please ask for your envelopes when registering as members of the Parish. In celebration of the Year of the Laity, the St. Bernard Charismatic Prayer Group is inviting you to a two-day Pentecost Recollection, Let the Fire Fall Theme: Joy of the Gospel (Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis) Saturday, June 7, :00 a.m. to 6:00 pm and Sunday, June 8, :00 a.m. to 3:00 pm at Fr. Fleming Hall St. Bernard s Church Fr. Teo S. Rustia, founder of several healing centers and Spiritual Adviser of various prayer communities across the globe, will conduct the seminar. Information: Nilma Cayetano: ; Benita Ohler: Knights of Columbus Open House The Knights of Columbus Tracy Council 4041 will be having an Open House after each morning Mass at the Small Hall. All gentlemen who would like to know more about our Fraternity are invited to stop by for information; refreshments will be served. Family Aviation Day The Knights of Columbus & Haley Flying Service Inc. are having a Family Aviation Day on Saturday, June 14th, beginning at 8:00am. For a $25 donation (non-refundable) you can enjoy a barbequed hot dog or hamburger, drink, & bag of chips. Also included is a ride in a Cessna 182, Citabria 7ECA, or Piper Super Cub. Only 100 tickets are available, so get your tickets early from John Oliveira ( ) or the Parish Office. Haley Flying Service Inc. is located on Tracy Blvd. and Grimes Road, north of Tracy. Bring your camera! All donations go to the Charities supported by the Knights of Columbus, Council #4041.
9 St. Bernard s Parish Page 9 SU PALABRA EN ESPAÑOL Worldwide Marriage Encounter (in the Stockton Diocese) MARRIED COUPLES: A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a gift of love. It s a weekend of fresh air, the rebirth of romance and new beginnings. If you d like to make your marriage even more special than it already is, call now! The next weekend dates are: June 13-15, August in Sacramento, October in Reno or October in Modesto. For more information: or contact: John & Angelica Angarita at: or Passing on our Faith The Diocese of Stockton will honor parish catechists who have continuously taught in their parish program for 5, 10 or more years on Monday, June 2, For further information, Rachel s Vineyard Retreat June 6-8, 2014 Has abortion left you feeling empty and alone? Rachel s Vineyard retreats are available for anyone who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of abortion. View a short video with testimonials at: or to register call: 209/ or Kim Fuentes at: Diocesan Financial News The link is: financial-news. Día del Padre El papel de un Padre es tan importante como el de la Madre. El Padre ayuda y mantiene a la familia por medio del trabajo de sus manos y protege a los que ama. Los Padres ayudan a sus hijos a encontrar apoyo solidó para su crecimiento en la verdad y amor y su propia dignidad dentro de su hogar. En el Día del Padre, todas las Intenciones de las Misas incluirán la intención: All fathers, living and deceased (que significa: Para todos las Padres, vivos y difuntos ). Sobres brindado honor al nombre de nuestros Padres serán ubicadas en una canasta y amorosamente expuesta cerca del Altar en el Centro de La Sagrada Familia durante el fin de semana entero. Estos nombres aparecerán en el Boletín Parroquial de ese fin de semana. Si usted desea conmemorar a su Papá, vivo o difunto, por favor pase a la Oficina de la Parroquia para llenar un sobre para el Día de Los Padres. Una donación es apreciada para cada nombre publicado. La fecha limite para someter los nombres es el 6 de Junio a 5 p.m. Segunda Ofrenda Hoy nuestra Parroquia participa en el Domingo de Caridades Católicas. Caridades Católicas es el brazo social de nuestra Iglesia y se extiende a las familias mas vulnerables de nuestra comunidad. Por medio de su contribución a Caridades Católicas, podremos proveer servicios a 26,000 personas vulnerables este año. Necesitamos su ayuda mas que nunca. Cien por ciento de su contribución se queda en nuestra comunidad diocesana. De parte de los miles de individuos y familias que reciben servicios de parte de Caridades Católicas, gracias por Proveer Ayuda Hoy y Esperanza para Mañana. Oficinas Cerradas Las Oficinas Parroquiales estarán cerradas el sábado, 24 de Mayo hasta el lunes, 26 de Mayo, en observación al Día de los Soldados Caídos (Memorial Day). Abriremos de Nuevo el martes, 27 de mayo a las 8:30am.
10 St. Bernard s Parish Page 109 SU PALABRA EN ESPAÑOL (Cont d) Formación de Fe Informes para los programas de Preparación de Primeras Comuniones y Confirmación: Registraciones: Tendremos otra registración de Formación de Fe, el 10 de junio. Si usted es un nuevo participante en el programa, tendrá que asistir a la reunión de orientación el 4 de junio para obtener la información y el paquete de inscripción. Usted no podrá completar la registración sin el paquete. Si usted es un participante actual que deseen volver a inscribirse en el segundo año del programa, debería haber recibido su paquete. Si no es así, comuníquese con el Director. Reunión de orientación en el centro La Sagrada Familia: Miércoles, 4 de junio Español: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Inglés: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registración en el salón chico (Parroquia de San Bernardo) 10 de junio de 1:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Información de Confirmación: Felicitaciones a todos los recién confirmados y sus familias, la ceremonia del Rito de Confirmación fue una experiencia especial y espiritual. Todo parecía genial con sonrisas por todos lados; le deseamos lo mejor en su crecimiento en la fe. Estábamos muy orgullosos de todos los confirmandos, padrinos y padres. Extendemos un agradecimiento sincero al equipo de Formación de Fe, catequistas y padres por su trabajo, dedicación, paciencia y compromiso con el programa. Todos disfrutamos ser parte del crecimiento de su hijo en la fe. Certificados del Sacramento Si usted recibió algún Sacramento de Iniciación (RICA, Comunión, y/o Confirmación) y aun no ha recibido su certificado, están disponibles en la Oficina de la Parroquia. Estudio Bíblico Están todos invitados a participar en nuestras clases de Estudio Bíblico. Es una gran oportunidad de aprendizaje para todos de una manera fácil de entender. Las clases son en el Salón de Ministerios #2. El Miércoles, 21 de Mayo empezamos otro curso con la introducción al estudio de la Biblia. Para mas información, comuníquese con el Coordinador Edgar Franco al (209) El Sacramento de Reconciliación Jueves: No Confesiones Sábado: 7:00 a.m. a 7:45 a.m. 3:30 p.m. a 4:45 p.m. Retiro de Nuestros Sacerdotes Nuestro sacerdotes tendrán el retiro en la semana del 19 al 23 mayo. Únase a nosotros en oración para que sea una fuente de gracia y de renovación para ellos. GRACIAS Y BENDICIONES A todos los que contribuyeron de alguna manera a nuestra celebración para nuestros miembros de la tercera edad! Fue realmente un acontecimiento alegre. Un agradecimiento especial a Ronnie Gallegos y Betty Hollars que organizó el almuerzo - y nuestros cocineros increíbles - hubo muchos comentarios elogiosos acerca de lo bueno que estaba la comida! BODAS EN GRUPO Han pensado en bendecir su unión con el Sacramento del Matrimonio? La Parroquia de San Bernardo esta promoviendo la celebración de unas bodas colectivas, para parejas conviviendo juntas y deseen recibir el Sacramento del Matrimonio. Para mas información por favor comuníquese con Remedios Barrera al (209) , Ext. 188.