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MUSIC NOTES

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

~~MUSIC NOTES  Already the second week of Advent!  And there's lots happening this weekend!  At Saturday 5:00 we have the RCIA Rite of Acceptance under the direction of Dr. Christine Myers. At Sunday 8:30 we have our Bronze Bells playing. The 11:15 Mass is Children's Advent Mass with the Children's Choir singing under direction Christy Andrews. And at the Sunday 5:00 we have our Contemporary Choir. We've changed Mass Settings to highlight that we've changed liturgical seasons. Our readings include the wolf as guest and John the Baptist preparing the way for our Lord Jesus. Look for theme...

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DIRECTOR OF PARISH LIFE

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

~~ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR DIRECTOR OF PARISH LIFE Must be a practicing Catholic. Will coordinate and schedule volunteer programs and special events within the parish Will be a staff liaison to all of our groups. Coordinate all training and scheduling of ministers Supervise all receptions Assist in funeral preparations Attend weekend Masses General computer, organization and writing skills. Please send resumes to Msgr Gaalaas at msgrgaalaas@stbernardstulsa.org or contact him for questions by phone at 918 299-9406

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TEEN ACTS/ FUND RAISER

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

~~TEEN ACTS      Next retreat is, January 12-15, 2017 at Camp Loughridge.  Must be in high school to attend.  Retreat begins Thursday evening, January 12th at 5:30 and ends after the 11:15 Mass on Sunday January 15th.   Theme is: “God is my Strength” Verse, “…I am made glorious in the sight of the Lord, and my God is now my strength” Isaiah 49:5  Please register at: https://form.jotform.com/62703315253953 For further information or questions, contact: Karen Johnson   918-850-0325 Phil Doerpinghaus   918-808-0600 FUND RAISER &...

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CHRISTMAS MEALS

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

~~ CHRISTMAS MEALS PROJECT OPTION  #1  LAST DAY TO CONTRIBUTE!  Our effort putting a bountiful supper on the table for the celebration of Jesus’s birth is a limited time project for a needy brethren.  We need your checks today, please!!! Drop your checks in the first or second collection today.  Option # 1— Most Parishioner’s opt to help monetarily as this is the most efficient and effective opportunity. The antici-pated cost to feed a family of four is between $35 and $40. If you are interested in opt#1 please make check payable to “St. Ber-nard’s Christmas meal...

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~~We ask you also to invite your parishioners to participate in an Interdenominational Prayer Service on January 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Church of St. Thomas More, 2720 South 129th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74134. Thank you for all your service to the Diocese and  for being open to be an instrument of hope among our immigrant   community.  

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PSI

Posted on November 28, 2016 in: General News

~~Advent in Sacred Art This class, following Scripture, will focus on looking at the story of Advent from the Annunciation to the Presentation in the Temple as it has been depicted over the centuries in sacred art. Day & Time: Tuesday, Dec 6, 7-8:30p.m. Instructor: Joey Spencer, M.T.S. Location:  Chancery Office, ‘A’ Building 12300 East 91st Street, Broken Arrow Fee:  Free           Contact us with this information to register for this class name, address, zip code, home & work phone numbers,  parish, class title and email ...

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MUSIC NOTES

Posted on November 22, 2016 in: General News

~~MUSIC NOTES    Happy New Year!  This weekend Cycle A of our liturgical year starts anew!  Our Gospel urges us to "stay awake" and to "throw off darkness. Look for these themes in music selections. "O Come Emmanuel", "Longing for Light", "Awake O Sleeper". We have RCIA Rite of Acceptance at the Saturday evening Mass with catechumens beginning their year of study under Dr. Christine Myers.  They'll join us for Communion at the Easter Vigil. And we have our Tintinnabulator Handbell Choir under the wonderful direction of Dr. Robin Hill at the Sunday ...

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CLAIRVAUX CLUB BOOK CLUB

Posted on November 22, 2016 in: General News

~~CLAIRVAUX CLUB BOOK GROUP  The next Clairvaux Club book selection is “Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters” by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith. The book is unique and compelling in that it’s a collection of letters two women wrote to each other over several years, candidly sharing their lives and Catholic faith. Please read the book and join the discussion at 7pm Thursday, Jan. 26, in G8. “Love & Salt” sells on Amazon for $11. Contact Jean at jeany2@cox.net by Nov. 27 if you’d like to have a copy ordered for you.  

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ACTS RETREATS- SAVE THE DATE

Posted on November 22, 2016 in: General News

~~ACTS RETREATS  Please mark your calendars for the upcoming St. Bernard’s ACTS weekends, set for next summer at the University of Tulsa. The men’s retreat will be July 13-16, and the women’s retreat will be July 27-30. Watch for more details soon. All are welcome!

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SENIORS

Posted on November 22, 2016 in: General News

~~ SENIORS:  Merry Christmas!  Come celebrate with lunch and Bernie’s Bunch.  Please bring a gift under $10 for the gift exchange.  Please RSVP to the front office by Tuesday, December 6, so food can be planned for.  

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MUSIC NOTES

Posted on November 17, 2016 in: General News

~~MUSIC NOTES    Happy New Year!  This weekend Cycle A of our liturgical year starts anew!  Our Gospel urges us to "stay awake" and to "throw off darkness. Look for these themes in music selections. "O Come Emmanuel", "Longing for Light", "Awake O Sleeper". We have RCIA Rite of Acceptance at the Saturday evening Mass with catechumens beginning their year of study under Dr. Christine Myers.  They'll join us for Communion at the Easter Vigil. And we have our Tintinnabulator Handbell Choir under the wonderful direction of Dr. Robin Hill at the Sunday ...

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CLAIRVAUX BOOK CLUB

Posted on November 17, 2016 in: General News

~~CLAIRVAUX CLUB BOOK GROUP  The next Clairvaux Club book selection is “Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters” by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith. The book is unique and compelling in that it’s a collection of letters two women wrote to each other over several years, candidly sharing their lives and Catholic faith. Please read the book and join the discussion at 7pm Thursday, Jan. 26, in G8. “Love & Salt” sells on Amazon for $11. Contact Jean at jeany2@cox.net by Nov. 27 if you’d like to have a copy ordered for you.  

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ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Posted on November 17, 2016 in: General News

~~SAVE THE DATE: ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Please join the women of Clairvaux Club for our annual Advent by Candlelight service at 7pm Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the St. Bernard’s gym. Advent by Candlelight is an evening of prayer, reflection, and song to prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. Our featured speaker is Lisa Hendey, founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the author of several best-selling Catholic books. She is a contributor to EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show and is a Catholic blogger. Lisa speaks internationally on faith and family.   Table hostesses are needed for Advent by Candlelig...

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ADVENT- CHILDREN

Posted on November 17, 2016 in: General News

~~ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS EVENTS FOR CHILDREN  On Sunday December 4, the children in grades 1 through 5 will attend the 11:15 a.m. Mass and celebrate with a special Mass the season of Advent.  The children will all sit with their classmates and their teachers.  They will bring gifts for children who would not have as good a Christmas as we can help provide with our gifts.   The children in Preschool-Age 3, Age 4, and Kindergarten meeting during the two morning Masses will have birthday parties for Jesus and also bring gifts during their classes that same Sunday, December 4.  These celebrations ...

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PORTA CAELI HOUSE

Posted on November 14, 2016 in: General News

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ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT

Posted on November 10, 2016 in: General News

~~SAVE THE DATE: ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT  Please join the women of Clairvaux Club for our annual Advent by Candlelight service at 7pm Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the St. Bernard’s gym. Advent by Candlelight is an evening of prayer, reflection, and song to prepare our hearts for Christ's coming. Our featured speaker is Lisa Hendey, founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the author of several best-selling Catholic books. She is a contributor to EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show and is a Catholic blogger. Lisa speaks internationally on faith and family.   Table hostesses are needed for Advent by Candlelig...

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JOB OPENINGS

Posted on November 10, 2016 in: General News

~~JOB OPENINGS– ST. BERNARD’S  St Bernard’s now has two staff openings. One is the position of Youth Minister and the other is Director of Parish Life. The hours and  the scope of the positions will be developed by Msgr. Gaalaas  in consultation with the right candidate. Please direct questions and resumes to Msgr. at 918-299-9406 or msgaalaas@stbernardstulsa.org

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CLAIRVAUX CLUB NOOK GROUP

Posted on November 10, 2016 in: General News

~~CLAIRVAUX CLUB BOOK GROUP  The next Clairvaux Club book selection is “Love & Salt: A Spiritual Friendship Shared in Letters” by Amy Andrews and Jessica Mesman Griffith. The book is unique and compelling in that it’s a collection of letters two women wrote to each other over several years, candidly sharing their lives and Catholic faith. Please read the book and join the discussion at 7pm Thursday, Jan. 26, in the community room. “Love & Salt” sells on Amazon for $11. Contact Jean at jeany2@cox.net by Nov. 27 if you’d like to have a copy ordered for you.  

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ST BERNARD'S YOUTH GROUP NEWS

Posted on November 10, 2016 in: General News

~~ST. BERNARD’S YOUTH GROUP NEWS  Our interim staff of youth workers will carry on with the regular activities for the time being. Please come and join us.  We need you to be here with us so we can all make a difference at St. Bernard’s. WEDNESDAYS—7:30 -9:00 P.M.  Monsignor Gaalaas will meet with the youth in grades 7  through 12 in the Dawg House for Bible Study. SUNDAYS—6:00—7:30 P.M.  Sharon Lechtenberg will meet with the youth in grades  5 through 8 in the Dawg House for fun, snacks, prayer,  and lots  of activities.  (Parent help woul...

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~~PRAYER TO ST. THOMAS MORE, PATRON SAINT OF POLITICIANS  O Glorious St. Thomas More, Patron Saint of Statesmen, Politicians and Lawyers, Patron Saint of Justices, Judges and Magistrates, Servant of the Word of God and the Body and Blood of Christ, we ask your intercession.  Your zeal for justice, integrity and firm principle in public and family life led you to the path of martyrdom and sainthood.  Intercede for our government officials, that they may be courageous and effective in their defense and promotion of the sanctity of human life – the foundation of all other human rights.  Intercede...

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KOC YOUTH EVENTS

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

~~     YOUTH ACTIVITIES                     SPONSORED BY              KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS                    COUNCIL 11959   Essay:  8th grade- 12th grade Topic: The Importance of Religious Freedom Cash prize for each grade group -- First: $40, Second: $20 Nov. 1st – Dec. 4th – Entry forms in Commons area Essay must be turned in...

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LIBRARY CARDS

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

~~LIBRARY CARDS  It’s easy to get your free library card at St. Bernard’s! Just call the parish office during business hours or write your information on the sign-up sheet on the library cart. We’ll give you a call when it’s ready!

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PSI

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

~~November Classes (These classes are free)         Mariology in Aquinas In preparation for this Advent season we will look at the theology of St. Thomas on the mystery of Christ’s birth as the foundation of Mariology. DAY & DATES: Mondays, November 7,14, 21, 28 TIME: 7:00 8:30 p.m. INSTRUCTOR: William Dunn, S.T.L. LOCATION: Chancery Office, ‘A’ Building, 12300 East 91st Street, BA         The Diocese of Tulsa, A History This class will provide an overview of the short but interesting history of the Diocese o...

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