PARISH NEWS

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Have you seen the latest edition of the Community Link newspaper? The 2nd quarter issue features St. Bernadette Parish and our 75th Jubilee on the front cover! This free publication gets delivered to every household in the 63125 zip code and should arrive at your doorstep this week. An electronic version will be posted soon at lemaycommunitylink.com. Thank you to the members of the Jubilee Committee for their efforts with the Community Link, and all the work they are putting in to make our year of Jubilee a great one.


St. Bernadette Church, 75th Jubilee
1947–2022

Our Parish of St. Bernadette was founded in September of 1947 by Father John Feckter. The very first mass took place on September 14, 1947. In 2022, we proudly celebrate 75 years as a parish serving the Jefferson Barracks area of Lemay, Missouri. Our jubilee celebration kicked off with a special feast day mass and brunch on February 20 in honor of St. Bernadette Soubirous' Feast Day (February 18). The grand finale takes place September 24 with big a celebration of the Eucharist and a dinner to commemorate the very first mass held at St. Bernadette on September 14, 1947. 

Click here for a full list of our jubilee year celebrations.

Feast Day Mass & Brunch–February 20
More than 100 parishioners gathered for brunch and fellowship on February 20 in the parish gym. Chris' Cakes provided a delicious breakfast while friends and family enjoyed a beautiful afternoon together.

 
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An encouragement to try our weekly bible study!
From a participant in our bible study group:  “What Bible Class Means to Me” 
I look forward to Bible class every week! Fr. Bob walks us through the Sunday readings with is excellent background in the Scriptures and his visits to the Holy Land to help us understand the meaning and application of the Sunday readings and a chance to ask questions and grow in our faith. I value this spiritual opportunity and hope others will as well. P.S. No background or Bible knowledge needed; just come as you are (with your Bible).
 
 
The Archdiocese of St. Louis is issuing the following instructions:
 
Social Distancing
We encourage people to spread out as evenly as possible - even all the way up to the front pews.
 
Other Liturgical Protocols
The offering of the Precious Blood at Holy Communion is still suspended. The Sign of Peace is permitted, but only in a non-contact manner (which is what we have been doing anyway).  
 
Please keep in mind that the spread of COVID-19 still remains a serious concern for all of us. You are encouraged to be considerate of others in the pews who might still be utilizing masks. The Church is a place of welcoming, mercy and rest for souls weary of this pandemic. So we continue to be a people of prayer who have confidence that God will see us through to the end of this seemingly endless struggle.
 
St. Bernadette Soubirous, pray for us!  Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
 

 
Our speakers not being able to travel throughout the USA to parishes as they normally do each weekend because of the crisis, decided to put together these videos from their homes about the mission. We are so grateful for your open heart and for the opportunity to present Food For The Poor at this time.
 
 
Sharing this message will bring hope to those in need and brings hope to our Food For The Poor’s family as we aim to serve the poor in new and creative ways. Our partnership with churches like yours is even more special during times of crisis.
Please know that we uplift you in prayer each day.
 
 

Click this link to the current issue of the St. Louis Review

https://www.archstl.org/st-louis-review