Community Outreach

Sunday Community Dinners are held weekly at the 1st Baptist Church of Wickford at 44 Main Street, Wickford. The meal is free to all. St Bernard provides the meal once per month.

Emmanuel House Homeless Shelter is supported by St Bernard’s. There are collection containers in the Church gathering space and outside of the Parish Office. The shelter is always in need of new white socks, bath towels, twin size bedding, backpacks and travel size toiletries. Volunteers from the parish bring the items to Emmanuel House in Providence.

The North Kingstown Food Pantry is supported by St Bernard’s Parish. Collection bins are located in the entrance to the Church and food is transported to the pantry by volunteers. At special events, it is announced to bring food for the pantry as the Church cannot forget to feed the hungry.

Summer Bible Camp is a week-long half day comp hosted at St Bernard’s new Parish Center for students in grades K through 5. There are a variety of activities including games, story time, crafts and snack time. The children learn about their faith in a fun and uplifting environment. The children make friends and St Bernard’s becomes their parish and a familiar and comfortable place.

Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to high school students entering college every year. The committee holds two major events each year: a quilt raffle and a Gala event with a silent auction and dinner.