Serving the Lemay and Jefferson Barracks Neighborhoods
Message from Father Bob
MESSAGE FROM FATHER BOB
HELLO! FROM THE PARISH OFFICE
TO ALL OF THE ST. BERNADETTE PARISH FAMILY
We have been back to having Parish Masses on the weekend again – finally, after over two
months of being homebound. The congregation has been small to start, but is growing each
Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 8am and 10:30am Masses. It has been wonderful to see your
familiar faces in church again and not praying and preaching to an empty church and a camera.
The protocols for church attendance during this pandemic are still in place:
+ The attendance limit is now up to 50% of building capacity, not the previous 25%.
+ Masks are still required and should be worn as you enter church and during Mass, and even
as you come up for communion.
+ Social distancing of six feet from individuals not of your own household.
+ Pew seating – still marked with green dots to indicate proper spacing of congregation.
+ Pews and bathrooms are sprayed with disinfectant regularly.
+ No holy water, and no missalettes or hymnals in pews. (You can bring your own copy of the
+ No collection during offertory. Please place your envelope or offering in the basket at the
entrance. (The collection has been surprisingly good – almost normal, because everybody is
mailing in their Sunday envelopes for each month. Thank you so very much.)
+ NOTE WELL: Anyone who is ill, symptomatic, or has been exposed to the coronavirus within
14 days cannot enter the church. This is for the common good of our Parish Family!
With all that being said, I welcome you to consider safely returning for the Eucharist with your
St. Bernadette Parish Family. Indeed, we are still recording the 4pm Mass on YouTube for those
unable to be with us in person, but still it is not the same as being here in person with one
another and with the Lord Jesus in his word and in Holy Communion. However, it is still up to
your own judgement whether it is the right time for you to come back for Mass, or to
respectfully choose to stay home for a while longer.
Wherever we are, let us keep praying for each other, because we are family with one another in
Christ our brother and our savior. St. Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us! Our Lady of Lourdes,
pray for us!
Sincerely missing you,
Father Bob, Pastor
For a video tutorial visit the St. Bernadette Youtube channel or click the link below:
Bulletins Available! Something New!!
There will be a plastic box with the most recent Sun- day bulletins inside fixed to a post by the rectory steps leading up to the parish office. If you cannot come to the church or get them online, here's your chance to keep up with the news of the parish. Please alert all those still quarantining so they can come by to get one. New bulletins will be available each week after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday. Those of you not coming back to Mass yet are not forgotten and we look for- ward to the day when it is safe for everyone to re- turn. In the meantime, we hold each other in prayer and keep in touch!
You can click on the link for this on our Parish Website, or type this link in:
Sunday (Day) 8:00 am
Sunday (Day) 10:30 am
Monday - Thurdsay 8:00 am
Friday / Communion Service 8:00 am
Holy Days (Vigil) 6:00 pm or will be announced in the bulletin
Holy Days (Day) 8:00 am
Reconciliation (Confession) 3:00 to 3:30 pm Saturday or Call for appointment
The doors fact the intersection of Kearney and Sheridan Rds
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm