Lent at St. Bernard

Ash Wednesday (March 2nd) 8:00 a.m. Mass with Distribution of Ashes; 12 Noon Prayer Service with Distribution of Ashes; 7:00 p.m. Mass with Distribution of Ashes.

Weekdays:  Mass at 8:00 a.m. Come for Morning Mass, Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m.

The Magnificat Lenten Companion. Pick up a copy of this publication with daily reflections.  One per household, please.

Stations of the CrossThis devotional prayer will take place on Friday mornings immediately after the Morning Mass.  (This worked out well last year!)

Soup and Scripture Series. Fr. Gaffney will offer a “Bible Study” focusing on the Gospel of Luke on three Saturdays at Noon.  A simple meal of ‘soup’ will be offered.  The dates are: March 5, March 19 and April 2. Bring your Bible.  Arrive at the parish center 11:30-11:45.  Each session will begin at Noon and end at 1:00 p.m. A free will offering will be accepted.  Please call, e-mail, or return response slip in the bulletin to the parish center one week in advance. 

Rice BowlsThese will be available if you would like to use them for ‘sacrificial giving’ during Lent.

Children’s Lenten Packet. Something new!  We have assembled a packet of Lenten activities appropriate for grades K-5.  Why not get one for your child, grandchild or godchild!  There is a $5.00 offering per packet.  (A limited number of packets are available)

Sacrament of Penance. We will increase the time available on Saturday afternoons.  We will add 30 minutes to the time for ‘confessions’.  For the Saturdays of Lent we will offer the sacrament of Penance from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

All Day ConfessionsOn Saturday, March 26 , at Our Lady of Mercy Church, East Greenwich, there will be several priests available from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. for the sacrament of Penance.