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~~Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the USCCB, has requested an emergency collection benefiting the victims of the severe flooding in Louisiana. With Bishop Konderla’s approval, and per the USCCB’s recommendation, the emergency collection will be held on the weekend of September 18, 2016. The following communication is provided by the USCCB:   The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for the 2016 Louisiana Floods will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, as they and their member agencies respond to im...

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BIRTHRIGHT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Posted on August 31, 2016 in: General News

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Lectio Divina

Posted on August 25, 2016 in: General News

~~What is the School of Lectio Divina?  It is a seminar/ retreat offered by the Benedictine Sisters at St. Joseph Monastery, 2200 South Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74114.  Lectio Divina or "Divine Reading" refers to a way of praying with the Bible which is a rediscovered prayer practice from the early Christian centuries.  The fall seminar is scheduled for September 28, 7:00PM followed by September 29 - October 1, 8:30AM - 3:30PM.  Registration is open and encouraged for all who have a desire to deepen an awareness of God's presence and grace in our ordinary, everyday life.  More informatio...

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Works of the Heart

Posted on August 25, 2016 in: General News

~~WORKS OF HEART COMMEMORATIVE PORTRAITS  Fellow St. Bernard parishioner and local Tulsa artist, Amy Whitaker, would like to extend an offer for a FREE 11x14 pencil portrait to any Oklahoma family who has lost a loved one in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars. Amy began this charitable project in 2007 and Masters House Art and Frame of Moore, Oklahoma, provides a beautiful custom frame for the piece as well. Amy is the artist who drew Father Jewitt and Virgina Johnson's portraits for the church and most recently drew Msgr. Gaalaas. Amy can be contacted at amycwhitaker@me.com for information regarding the Works of HeART...

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~~OCT. 1ST -CENTER OF FAMILY LOVE (OKARCHE, OK) BUS TOUR  Meet at St Bernard’s at 8:30 a.m. We will stop at McDonalds for a break and have lunch at Eischen’s (Okarche, OK best chicken). We then meet at the Center for Family Love at 12:30 p.m. for our tour. We will return to St Bernrad’s in time for the 5 p.m. Mass. Limited to the first 35 to sign up with payment Cost $35. (includes the Luncheon) payable to K of C. For information call Vern  918-645-0368  e-mail   vkremer2016@gmail.com

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Adult Learning

Posted on August 25, 2016 in: General News

~~ADULT LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Starting on Tuesday evenings, September 6, at 6:30 p.m., we will have a study group on Epic: A Journey Through Church History for a 20 week study with videos and workbooks. Starting also on Tuesday evenings, September 6, at 6:30 p.m., we will have a study group on Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come for 11 sessions with videos and workbooks.  Starting on Sunday, September 11, Deacon Alan Mikell will teach a Scripture Study of the Sunday readings every week that RE classes meet.   JOIN A CLASS AND GROW IN FAITH AND KNOWLEDGE.  YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT YOU DID!

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Natural Family Planning

Posted on August 25, 2016 in: General News

~~NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING   Classes Begin September 18, 2016 at St. John's Medical Center. Couple to Couple League (CCL) offers classes in Natural Family Planning (NFP). CCL offers a natural way to postpone or achieve pregnancy while following the teachings of the Catholic Church. It is based on awareness of a woman’s fertility so couples can interpret certain signs that indicate her fertile and infertile times. It is highly effective, natural (no chemicals or devices), works with irregular cycles, and it is low cost. It enhances communication within the marriage and brings about a greater respect and love ...

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PSI

Posted on August 22, 2016 in: General News

~~Pastoral Studies Institute September Classes     Diocesan Women’s Bible Study Second Corinthians: Come to know the forceful but loving character of Paul, one of the best known figures in the early church.  Arguing from his own experience of discipleship and ministry, Paul continues to promote unity in a divided and confused Corinth. Dates/Time: Wednesdays, Sept 14-Oct 26, 9:00 a.m.-11:15a.m. Cost: $20.00 Location:  Church of the Madalene To register, call Mary Hall at 918-497-2063   The Second Vatican Council This course will revisit the historical contex...

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DINNERS FOR EIGHT

Posted on August 17, 2016 in: General News

~~DINNERS FOR EIGHT  Dinners for  Eight will begin in September.  Your signup is needed by September 1 to insure a timely beginning of the schedule even if you have been part of the group in the past.  You may sign up in the Commons or by emailing Marcia Kapura at john.kapura@lppusa.com.  Those signing up after September 1 will be placed on the alternate’s list and be called when needed to fill in.  If you are new to St. Bernard’s, Dinners for 8 is a long standing group and is a great way to have fun, meet new parishioners or, if you have attended in the past, an opportunity to re...

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TEACHING RELIGION CLASSES

Posted on August 17, 2016 in: General News

~~TEACHING RELIGION CLASSES  Have  you ever taught a Religion Class or have you ever considered it?  We have an opportunity at St. Bernard’s for you to grow in your faith and to share the message of  Christ with our children and our youth—Ages 3 through the 12th grade.  Teaching is the greatest way to learn.  Think about it...pray about it...then volunteer and learn.  We will have an orientation meeting on Wednesday, August 31, at 6:30 p.m. with pizza to give out all teaching materials and to cover the nuts and bolts of teaching Religious Education at St. Bernards. 

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