Sunday Celebration of the Word in the absence of a Priest with the distribution of Holy Communion.

We are looking for people who would be willing to lead Lay Led Services with distribution of Holy Communion in the absence of a priest should the need arise.

If this is something you would like to do, please contact the office.  Training sessions, as well as practice sessions, will be done prior to being asked to sign up on MSP (Ministry Scheduler Pro). 

Once prepared, your name will be added to MSP along with your preferred mass time and you will be added to the roster.  This enables you to know in advance your scheduled mass to prepare the readings, reflections, etc. should they be necessary.

This ministry of preparedness is exactly that- to prepare ourselves for the weekend’s readings should our priest be stranded or unavailable to preside.  Thank you in advance for considering this ministry.

COVID UPDATE & Mass Time Change. Feb. 12, 2021

As of this weekend, we are resuming limited in-person worship. We are, however, required by law to follow all regulations for public gatherings in worship environments as set out by the Province of Manitoba. We are permitted to hold regular religious services with attendance of ten percent (10%) of usual capacity or 50 people (whichever is least). Ten percent (10%) of capacity at the parish of St. Bernadette is 48 people.

  • Lord’s Day Masses will be:
    • Saturday 5pm (NOTE: NEW TIME!)
    • Sunday 9am
    • Sunday 11am
    • Weekday masses more information to follow.


For the Parish of St Bernadette:

  • Please arrive NO SOONER THAN 30 minutes before the scheduled start of Mass.
    • We will be sanitizing the worship space before all liturgies.
    • The disinfectant solution must be sprayed throughout an empty space
    • The disinfectant solution must dry so that your clothing is not damaged.
  • Our MAXIMUM is 48 persons in attendance
  • Use of face masks is MANDATORY
    • TO BE WORN AT ALL TIMES, including
      • in the Narthex (entrance),
      • by the washrooms
      • in and around all pews.
  • When you enter the building, you must:
    1.  Ensure your are properly masked. (If you do not have a mask, a paper mask will be provided) 
    2. Sanitize your hands at one of the sanitizer stations at the entrance of the church or use your own sanitizer.
    3. Form a line, maintaining two meters (six feet) distance and single-file, to provide government-required contact tracing information to parish staff.
    4. You will then be shown to your assigned seat:
    • Please watch the video (below) to review receiving the Body of Christ safely and reverentially while wearing a mask:
    • Communion will be brought to you at your place.
    • You are not to leave your seat except for use of washroom facilities or to exit the building (still masked at all times until you are in your car).
    • Two meters (6 feet) social distancing is to be maintained at all times between you and all people who are not from your household.

A Mass will be recorded and will be available on our Parish Facebook Page andYouTube Channel for those who choose to refrain from a public gathering.

Please Like our Facebook Page and Subscribe to our Parish YouTube Channel to keep up to date. 

Online Christmas Schedule for The Parish of St. Bernadette

All masses will be available of Youtube and Facebook.

We wish you a blessed Advent and Christmas Season.

Parish Revenues 
There are a few ways to donate to the parish. 
– Tithe.ly
– Direct Deposit (Form found on our Parish Website).
– Mail-in your collection (Make sure your name and address are written).
– Bring in your collection (Make sure your name and address are written).

When you bring your collection to the parish, we will be doing “curbside” style.
– Please call the Parish first
– Then you will place it in the mailbox (parish office doors).
– Then ring the doorbell so we can pick it up.

Or just place it in our mailbox.
– We do check the mailbox often.

Thank you!

Masks are now Mandatory at the Parish of St Bernadette.

Masks are now Mandatory to be worn to enter the Parish of St Bernadette. Masks must be worn when you leave your pew or walk around.

Masks are to cover your nose and mouth. 

New COVID-19 Restrictions in the Winnipeg Metropolitan Health Region

The Provincial government updated restrictions on public gatherings in Winnipeg and outlying municipalities. As of Monday, September 28, Masses will still be maintained at 30 % of building capacity. Persons in the affected areas will have to wear masks at all faith gatherings (Mass).

There is a ten-person limit on indoor and outdoor gatherings, such as meetings and catechism. We remind all the faithful to maintain physical distancing at all worship services, and we ask all parishes to respect the new provincial guidelines, details of which can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/ and by clicking here.

Above and beyond parishes in the City of Winnipeg, the following parishes are affected by the new restrictions: Corpus Christi (Narol), St. Stanislaus (Selkirk), St. Michael (Cook’s Creek), St. John Paul II Catholic Community (Oakbank), Our Lady of Hope (Anola), St. Hyacinthe (La Salle), Saint-Adolphe, Sainte-Agathe, Notre-Dame-de-la-Miséricorde (Île-des-Chênes), NotreDame-de-Lorette (Lorette). The areas affected include the Cities of Winnipeg and Selkirk, the Town of Stonewall, the RM of Cartier, the RM of Headingley, the RM of Macdonald, the RM of Ritchot, the RM of Rockwood, the RM of Rosser, the RM of Springfield, the RM of St. Andrews, the RM of St. Clements, the RM of St. François Xavier, the RM of Taché, the RM of West St. Paul, the RM of East St. Paul, the Town of Niverville; and the Village of Dunnottar.

Weekly News Bulletin
September 29, 2020

Please continue to maintain social distancing.

Weekday Masses at The Parish of St Bernadette

Gathering is limited to 25 people including Fr. Phil and designated ministers.  Once that number is reached, entrance to the church will not be permitted.  Upon arrival, attendees must write their name and phone number on contact tracing forms.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass begins. 

Our Weekday masses will be open starting Wednesday June 24, 2020.

Our Weekday 9am mass schedule is Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays.

Our weekday masses will continue to be live-streamed on Facebook and loaded to our Website and YouTube page.  

PHASE ONE OF COVID-19 PUBLIC MASS PROTOCOL FOR THE PARISH OF ST BERNADETTE

LITURGICAL PROTOCOL NO. IV AT A GLANCE

– Mass will be following our normal schedule of Sat 4 pm, Sunday 9 am, and 11 am
– Masks are highly encouraged but you won’t be kicked if you don’t have one.
– The collection will only be accepted as cheques, in sealed envelopes.
– When you arrive please follow directions where to sit and immediately sanitize your hands and fill out a contact tracing form.
– Please arrive at least 15 minutes before mass.
– Doors will be closed and locked when mass starts and between masses. 
– The Sunday obligation has been Temporarily Suspended by our Bishop till the end of the pandemic.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY:
We can have only 50 people at a mass including Fr.phil … to ensure a fair distribution for those who want to attend Sunday liturgies will have to book the spots by calling the parish office to reserve them.

Starting Wednesdays at 9am please call the parish office to book a spot for you and your family. It’s a joyful problem but we will have too many people to all go to mass every weekend.

HOW TO BOOK YOUR SPOTS

Call the parish office, 204-255-1951.
The phones will be open starting Wednesdays at 9 am to Friday at noon.
Please leave a detailed message.
You will get a phone call if a spot is available on Fridays.

In your message please include:
– Your Family Name
– Your Name and the names of people in your household that will be coming
– Your contact phone number

Please answer these questions for your household.

YesNo
Have you or members of your household traveled outside of Manitoba in the past 14 days?
Have you or members of your household had close contact with or cared for someone diagnosed with COVID 19 within the last 14 days?
Have you or members of your household been in close contact with anyone who has traveled outside of Manitoba in the past 14 days?
Do you or members of your household have any of the following:
Fever or chills, new cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, new body aches, new headaches, new loss of taste or smell, or sore throat?

If your answer yes to any of these questions access to the building will be denied. 

Weekday Masses

Gatherings are limited to 50 people including Fr. Phil  and designated ministers.  Once that number is reached, entrance to the church will not be permitted.  Upon arrival, attendees must write their name and phone number on contact tracing forms.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before Mass begins.  You will be able to enter the church shortly before 9:00.

Our Weekday masses will be open starting Wednesday June 24.

Our Weekday mass schedule is Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays.

WE WILL STILL HAVE OUR SUNDAY AND WEEKDAY MASS LIVE-STREAMED TO FACEBOOK AND LOADED YOUTUBE AND OUR PARISH WEBSITE

Blessings of Easter Foods

Our parish usually has a gathering to bless the Easter Baskets, since we cannot meet at this time, here is a blessing that a family could do over their Easter foods in the safety of your homes.

It is the tradition of people from many cultures to ask for God’s blessing on the festive foods used at Easter. This blessing is usually celebrated sometime during the day on Holy Saturday, but may also be used on Easter Sunday or during the Easter Season.

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Sign of the Cross  

Prayer: Using these or similar words, a leader invites all to pray.

After forty days of prayer and penance, we are ready to rejoice with the entire Church in the resurrection of Jesus our Lord. Let us bow our heads now in prayer and ask our heavenly Father to bless us.

All pause for a moment of silent prayer.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, creator of the universe and our Father, you have guided us through prayer and fasting, and now fill our hearts with joy at the resurrection of Jesus and our share in his life.

Remember that we are your holy people and bless + this food for our rejoicing. Bless us too and keep us in your love.

Blessed are you, Lord our God, by all your people for ever and ever.

All Answer: Amen!

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This prayer may be used at gatherings during the Easter Season:

Let us pray:

All pause for a moment of silent prayer.

Heavenly Father, We praise you for your goodness in raising Jesus from the dead and for bringing us together to celebrate in joy. Grant that all our festivities may be for your honor and glory.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All Answer: Amen!

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Bless our home, Father and all who live here in peace: may we all love you.

Have a Blessed and Safe Easter!

PROTOCOL III – COVID-19 RESPONSE OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF ST. BONIFACE AND THE PARISH OF ST BERNADETTE.

Please see attached below the “Pandemic Preparation Liturgical Protocol No. III for the novel coronavirus COVID-19” directives in place for the Archdiocese of St. Boniface.

In brief this means for our communities:

  1. There will be NO public liturgical assemblies going on in the Parish of St Bernadette, this includes both Sunday and Weekday masses, penance celebrations, Sacramental prep sessions etc.
  2. This does NOT MEAN that masses will not be said. Fr. Phil will be saying a Private daily mass and will be publishing on the Parish Facebook page.

God never abandons his people and it is in “desert moments” like this that He shows he closeness to his people, like he did for the Israelites as they wandered in the Desert for forty years. Please also know of the special place all of you have in my heart. We are the family of God together. God bless.