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The Church of St. Bernard is forming a Walking with Purpose Catholic Bible Study Group. This group encourages women to have a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Walking with purpose endeavors to meet women where they are, giving them practical Biblical teaching that is consistent with Church doctrine and uses the Catechism of the Catholic Church as an additional source. Women report that after participating in this program they are more satisfied with their faith, 97% report that their prayer life is improved and 97% say their relationship with Christ is stronger. These meetings will be conducted in English. If you are interested in this group please see Father Morris after Mass.
The Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne invite women ages 19-25, who are discerning a religious vocation to join them for a weekend of sharing in their life of prayer and apostolate. Reservations are required. For information or reservations please contact Sister Alma Marie at 845-745-1319 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year our Parish Carnival is scheduled to run from Wednesday, July 4th through Saturday, July 7th from 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.
Parish Safety Training Workshop Reminder
The Parish Safety Training Workshop is scheduled for Friday, January 19th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm for Parish Staff, Catechists and faculty of the Little Disciple Learning Center.
¨ Virgin of Assumption, Sunday, January 21st at 1:30 pm in the Community Room.
¨ Virgin of the Cloud, Saturday, January 27th at 7:00 pm in the Cafeteria.
¨ Lord of the Miracles, Sunday, January 28th at 1:30 pm in the Community Room.
¨ Divine Infant Jesus, Sunday, February 4th at 1:30 pm in the Guadalupe Room.
¨ Divine Mercy, Sunday, February 4th at 1:30 pm in the Main Church.
¨ Virgin of Guadalupe, Monday, February 5th at 8:00pm in the Cafeteria.
The Archdiocese of New York is hosting a prayer vigil in New York for all parishes of the archdiocese to come together to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade. St. Pope John Paul II has said that “prayer is the most powerful force in human history!” The prayer vigil will be at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday, January 21, 2018 beginning with Holy Mass at 5:30 pm, followed by Adoration with music by the Sisters of Life. For those who could not be present at the March of Life in Washington D.C, this event offers a local pilgrimage for the building up of the culture of life in our nations. The event is open to all parishioners, families, parish groups, the young and the young at heart. For more information contact Sr. Virginia Joy, S.V. via email at email@example.com.
The Archdiocesan Catechetical Office is sponsoring an Annual Retreat Day for Catholic Teachers in Public Schools, on Saturday, February 3rd from 9:00 am—1:30 pm at Maryknoll, 55 Ryder Road, Ossining, NY. For more information please call 914-965-0490. The asking donation is $25 per person.
The annual Pilgrimage/March for Life will be on Friday, January 19, 2018, marking the 45th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in our land through the tragic Roe v. Wade decision. This year, more than 40 buses from our Archdiocese will again take part by travelling to Washington, D.C. They will gather with hundreds of thousands from across the nation to pray and publicly witness so that laws may be changed to protect all human life, and to pray for healing for our nation as well as those wounded by abortion. If you are not able to make the trip, please consider making a donation to sponsor someone else to attend. For further information please contact Gerald Yeung at 914-837-7008.