Divine Mercy Sunday

04-07-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

God’s mercy is available to all of us, no matter how great our sins have been in the past. Just look at King David (who committed adultery and murder) or Mary Magdalene (a prostitute) or the good thief, St. Dimas, or the parable of the Prodigal Son, to name just as few examples. Our Lord wishes us to recognize that His Mercy is greater than our sins so that we call upon Him with trust, receive His Mercy and share that mercy with others. The message of mercy can be broken down into three parts that are as simple to remember as A, B and C.

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Easter and God’s Mercy

03-31-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Happy Easter to all of you and a special welcome to all of our visitors! I pray as you celebrate Easter Mass with us, you may come to know the peace of God in your hearts now and always. You are always welcome to come and to thank God for His many blessings most especially His Son who has risen from the dead and offers forgiveness from our sins! I find that people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and loneliness is often related to a broken relationship with God. That relationship can be healed and restored with God’s mercy.

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Holy Week

03-24-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Welcome to Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week! Today we begin the holiest week of the year for the Catholic Church. This week the Church commemorates Christ’s death and burial which begins with Palm Sunday. The palms symbolize peace and victory. It was custom during Jesus’ time for people to pay homage by laying palm branches–or even clothes–in front of people who were owed a great amount of respect.

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Hospitality - Welcoming Strangers

03-17-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Maybe you have heard the critique that is lodged against Catholic parishes that goes something like this. “I went to Mass at that parish for 20 years and no one even said hello to me.” One could ask why an isolated person didn’t say hello either. But still, hospitality is an essential charism for any community that wishes to grow and flourish! I have heard from many visitors how blessed they felt by the warm welcome that have received at St. Bernadette.

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Godparents and Confirmation Sponsors

03-10-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Occasionally, I will receive a call from a parishioner, former parishioner or a non-parishioner who was asked to be a godparent for someone to receive the Sacraments of Baptism or Confirmation in the Catholic Church. Very often the person is requesting a letter from our parish stating that he or she is a Catholic in good standing. This status of a Catholic in good standing is part of what is required to be a godparent. This measure helps to ensure the person receiving the Sacraments will be supported in the Catholic faith

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Do not Sign Pro-abortion Campaign in Arizona

03-03-2024Letter from the PastorFr. Don Kline, V.F.

Millions of dollars from the pro-abortion industry are flooding into Arizona from out of State. This includes paying workers to collect signatures in front of grocery stores and other public locations for an amendment to our State Constitution.

We urge the citizens of Arizona not to sign or endorse this signature campaign.

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