Entries for December 2015
January 2016 Minsister Schedule attached.
Tulsa March for Life – 2016
The annual Tulsa March for Life is January 22, 2016. Fr. Brian O'Brien will be the celebrant at Mass at Holy Family Cathedral at 5:30pm.
The March will begin on the front steps of Holy Family at 7pm. The March will wind through downtown Tulsa and end at Centennial Green with a keynote speech by Pastor Sharon Daugherty of Victory Christian.
Adoption Services of Catholic Charities
The Adoptions Services of Catholic Charities needs your help recruiting Catholic married couples to adopt. Please prayerfully discern how you may be open to God's call to open your hearts to a child.
For more information, call 918-508-7131 or visit cctulsa.org/services/adoption-services.
On Sunday, January 3, 2016 Bishop Slattery will celebrate Mass at Holy Family Cathedral and will read the following message: "As you have noticed in the latest issue of the diocesan magazine, the Eastern Oklahoma Catholic, I am celebrating Mass on Sunday, January 3, 2016 for any and all victims of child sexual abuse and their families. May God in his infinite mercy remove this terrible evil from our Church and our society.
For my part, I wish to apologize for and acknowledge any failure on my part to protect our young people. I promise to do everything in my power to do so in the future. Please consider this s...
Seniors: Please join us in the Community room on Thursday, January 14th at 11:30. We will have lunch and watch “The Ultimate Gift,” a story about a young man who is to receive an inheritance upon the completion of 12 tasks. Kim will bring soup. Please bring a dish to accompany the soup or a dessert. RSVP to Kim at 918-299-9406.
Support Catholic Schools and Save (or Make) Money on Your Taxes
QUESTION: If you could allocate a portion of your taxes to fund scholarships at Catholic schools, would you? GO for Catholic Schools has essentially been helping donors do just that for the past 3 years with a tax credit of 50%, but donors can qualify for up to a 75% tax credit this year which makes donating to GO a money maker!
ANSWER: Visit www.GOforCatholicSchools.com and make your contribution by December 31.
Come listen to Byzantine Catholic priest Fr. Thomas Loya speak about this situation and why it should concern us. Tuesday, January 6 , 6:30 p.m. at St Therese Maronite Catholic Church at 8315 S 107th E Ave, Tulsa.
Seminarian Michael Hopper will be ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Slattery on Monday evening, December 28th at 6 p.m. at Holy Family Cathedral. A reception will follow Mass in the Cathedral parish hall. Eveyone in the Diocese is invited to participate in this beautiful ordination Mass. Michael is a parishioner of the Cathedral and has finished his thological studies at Sacred heart Seminary in Wisconsin. He hopes to be ordained to the priesthood with Dcn. Sean O' Brien and July 16th of next year. For information on the ordination call the Office of Divine Worship at 918-307-4900. For information on discerning God...
The Parish offices will be open until 5 p.m. on December 31 to receive any year end contributions that you would like to make that are to be posted in 2015. Statements for Building and Stewardship will be mailed to each parish home by January 31.Thank you for your support of St Bernard's Parish
A few thoughts on mantras from Msgr.
YOUR INVITATION TO AN ACTS RETREAT
We would like to invite you to join us for an extraordinary weekend. It will be an opportunity for spiritual renewal and the making of many new friends. Maybe this is a time when you feel like life is out of control, maybe you just want to take another look at life or you may just want to get away for a weekend. What can it hurt to take a little time to make a great change in your life, or maybe it is time to say “HERE I AM LORD.”
The Women’s Acts Retreat will...
Starting in January, we will begin a program entitled, FORMED. The parish is sponsoring a wonderful website where you can become a member by going to our customer number and setting up your own password. It will work for everyone in our area and you can view movies, books, wonderful Bible studies, Y Disciple for the youth, Jeff Cavins Bible studies, series by Bishop Robert Barron, and many more resources. We will make the how to information available after the first of the year. Look in the bulletin ...
CHRISTMAS EVE PAGEANT
As is our tradition we will have the Christmas Eve Pageant at the beginning of the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The children are volunteering for the various roles now and we are asking the preschool, Kindergarten, and any 1st graders that don’t get drawn to be in the pageant to be lambs. We will draw soon and you will be notified by a phone call. After the pageant is over the little ones stay in D-14 and watch videos, do crafts, and have fun waiting on parents to go to Mass. Chil...
CHRISTMAS EVE MUSIC
Before each Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning Mass, a choir will be presenting special Christmas music and leading congregational carols:
December 24, 5pm Mass-Children’s choir, Contemporary Group, and Christmas Orchestra begin carols at 4:15pm
December 24, 8pm Mass-Bell Choir begins special music and carols at 7:30pm.
December 24, Midnite Mass-Chancel Choir begins Handel’s “Messiah” at 11:15pm.
December 25, 10am Mass—Contemporary Group begins carols at 9:45am.
Come early, avoid parking issues, and celebrate with us the birt...
Until the conclusion of the flu season, the Bishop has asked us to refrain from the Chalice as an option for Holy Communion.
CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
Caroling Services, 30 minutes before each Mass
December 24, 5:00 p.m., church, Children's Christmas Pageant;
other Masses Scheduled in the church:
8:00 p.m. and midnight
December 25, 10:00 a.m., church
Masses for December 26/27, regular schedule: 5:00 p.m. Saturday
8:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. Sunday
New Year’s Mass Schedule: the Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation: December 31, 7:00 p.m. and January 1, 10:00 a.m., church
Special note: No Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held December 23-January 2. Adoration resumes Monday, ...