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During Advent we will hear John the Baptist call us to “Prepare the Way of the Lord.” The best way for us to prepare the Way of the Lord and prepare for Christmas is to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Monday, December 18th, is Advent Reconciliation Monday throughout the Archdiocese of New York. All parishes will be providing the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the faithful from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Confessions will be heard at the Church of St. Bernard on Monday, December 18th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
All the Devotional Groups and the Cursillistas of the Church of St. Bernard invite everyone to the Christmas Novena from Friday, December 15th through Saturday, December 23 at 7:00 pm in Chapel Hall. We hope to share with you the manger (on some days we will have the Girl Scouts and some of our youth representing the Virgin Mary and Joseph). We will also have Christmas music, refreshments and more.
Please join the Young Adult group on Friday, December 15th at 7:30 pm for a movie night & discussion at Maryknoll in Ossining, NY . The group will also be picking a date to go to NYC for, the Rockefeller Tree, Observation Tower and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Call Vanessa Hiraldo for more information at (914) 907-8046, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¨ Virgin of Caacupe, today, Sunday, December 10th at 1:30 pm in the Community Room.
¨ Virgin of Assumption, Sunday, December 17th at 1:30 pm in the Cafeteria.
¨ Our Lady of Altagracia, Sunday, December 17th at 1:30 am in the Community Room.
¨ Lord of the Miracles, Sunday, December 31st at 1:30 pm in the Community Room.
On Sunday, December 3rd, you will be able to select a Christmas ornament from the Giving Tree to purchase a gift for someone in need. Please feel free to take a tag from the Giving Tree and return your wrapped gift with the tag as a label and place it under the tree no later than Sunday, December 17th
The Youth Group is in need of winter clothing for men and women such as long sleeve shirts, coats, pants, sweaters, sweatpants and blankets. Donations can be dropped off in the basket in the vestibule in the main Church.
Gilda’s Club Westchester
Gilda’s Club Westchester is a cancer support center located at 80 Maple Ave. in White Plains, that offers free individual counseling in person or over the phone, for individuals or families whose lives have been touched by cancer. All services are free of charge. Call and speak with a bilingual licensed mental health professional to access short-term individual counseling. For more information call 914-997-6006 or visit gildasclubwestchester.org.
The Virgin of Guadalupe Devotional Group and the Cursillistas invite you to participate in “Mañanitas a La Virgen de Guadalupe”. There will be a Novena from December 1st through December 9th at 8:00 pm in the main Church. On Sunday, December 10th a Mass will be celebrated at 12:00pm followed by a small reception in our church cafeteria. On Monday, December 11th, we will sing the mañanitas from 9:00pm to 12:00am in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the main church. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, donating food or for more information please call Roberto Lepe at 914-625-4044 or Angélica Rosado 914-261-8797.
Children planning to participate must attend the practices on Saturday , December 2nd from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm and December 9th & 16th from 10:00am – 11:30am in the Church, as well as the Dress Rehearsal on December 24th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Participation in the Christmas pageant is limited to children registered in the St. Bernard Religious Education Program.