We are happy to welcome you to St. Bernadette Parish, a Roman Catholic community in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface.
820 Cottonwood Rd Wpg Mb. R2J 1G1
204-255-1951 Fax: 204-255-1083
Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am -4:00 pm (Closed noon-1 pm)
Saturday – 5pm
Sunday – 9am & 11am
Thursday 9am & 6:30pm (followed by a Holy hour of Adoration),
Friday at 9 am (followed by Adoration on the first Friday of the month) & 6:30pm
PASTORAL TEAM DIRECTORY:
Father Chukwuemeka Okafor
Deacon Doug Cross
Jasmine Lusty – Parish Office & Communications Coordinator
Suzanne Lusty– Life-Long Faith Formation Coordinator
Andrew McTaggart – Building & Grounds Manager
Parish Pastoral Council – PPC
Fr. Okafor, Cheryl DuBree, Maureen Ferley, Doreen Howe, Bryce Simes, Gabrielle Bernardin, Val Bergeron, Victor Bernardin, Lynne Shillinglaw, Maribeth Dono, Tim Dono, Nancy Sam-Hunter, Laveena Noronha, & Josna Pereira.
Fr. Okafor, Paulo Borges, Deb Bernier (Environment), Anne Christianson (Environment), Suzanne Munroe (Environment) & Lynne Shillinglaw (PPC Rep)
Jaime Siska (chair), Mike Maida, Karen Burwash, Claude Jolicoeur, Gabrielle Bernardin, Pat O’Connor, & Marcel Rainville.
Penance- For appointments – please contact the Parish office.
Confession will be available during the Thursday evening Adoration after the 6:30pm mass and on the first Fridays of the month during the adoration after the 9am mass.
Anointing of the sick– By appointment – please email or contact the Parish office.
Weddings– Please call or email the parish, one year in advance
Infant Baptisms– Please call or email Suzanne Lusty three months in advance
Adult Reception & Baptism– Please call or email the parish office.
Catechism & Children’s Sacraments– Please call or email Suzanne Lusty
About Saint Bernadette Soubirous
To Find Daily Mass Readings, Including Sunday Readings Press Here
Archbishop Albert LeGatt will be joining us in the upper hall for a General Assembly, Parish-wide listening circle on June 28 at 7pm in the upper hall. All are welcome and encouraged to join in on this pastoral journey! Be part of rebuilding the foundation of our St Bernadette Community. Share in friendship as we strive to bring about unity of faith and charity.
Please note, there will be no mass or adoration on June 28.
Parish Needs Some Help
The parish Weed Wacker / Edge Trimmer is being fixed. If you are able to give or lend the parish either a gas or battery powered Weed Wacker or Edge Trimmer please contact the parish office.
For the letter from Archbishop LeGatt – See Below
God never tires of forgiving us; We are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.
OUR LISTENING CIRCLE: Thank you to the 25 Parishioners who attended the 2nd monthly ‘Renewal Project’ session with His Grace Albert Legatt. Despite the low turnout and poor representation of some groups, and despite it being a challenging session; those faithful in attendance worked in sincere earnest to identify the Barriers we face, and potential Actions we could take to attain our desired objectives from Session 1. His Grace reiterated it is not a time for Blame, Criticism, Naming, or creating Silos; but rather a time to search for the Spirit; to Listen to each other and to God’s call; for all cultures to be Heard, and for all of us to Forgive. His Grace reminded he is there to guide US to be the ‘WE‘ in our Parish. It is not for the Diocese to take control. A Handout of our three main renewal goals identified in Session 1 was presented; and will be available at all upcoming Masses. Please take a copy, read it and respond with your thoughts or ideas. Communication, Transparency and your Engagement are essential to the success of this project. His Grace also identified that ‘4 Listening Groups of 2 people each’, independent of our Parish and the Diocesan Office, are being arranged to listen to our issues, problems, and hurts over the summer which will hopefully lead to our final healing needed to move forward. This project will NOT succeed without all our involvement.
The 3rd Session is scheduled for Wed – June 28th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
A Special ‘Thank You’ to the Simes family, Kevin Garsky, Suzanne Lusty and Doreen Howe for handling the coffee and snacks, and cleanup. Bless your humble Service!
Start by doing what’s necessary, Then what’s possible, and Suddenly you are doing the Impossible. (St Francis of Assisi)
In our own small way, by each of us helping and contributing to our Parish, there is nothing we can’t accomplish. Our strength is in our unique gifts from God, and in our Service. PLEASE Be Giving, Be Heard, Be Involved!
A Vocation View: That Jesus rose from the dead is our Faith. That we can be reborn in the Spirit is our Hope. That we can do God’s work is our Love. Follow God’s Call. (taken from St Vital Catholic Church, Battleford, Sask)
The envelopes are placed at the entrance of the church.
If you don’t see your name please sign up for envelopes, either in the church or call the parish.
There are a few ways to donate to the parish.
– Direct Deposit (Form found here).
– Mail in your collection (Make sure your name and address are written).
– Bring in your collection (Make sure your name and address are written).
If you have any questions please contact the parish.
Make a safe and secure donation to the parish with your Debit or Credit Card.