Pastor’s Desk: May 31 Pentecost Sunday

Dear Parishioners, Today is the fiftieth day of Easter, a season marked with joy and gladness. In fire and wind, the Spirit of the Lord descends with God’s seven-fold gifts of wisdom and understanding, right judgment and courage, knowledge and reverence and wonder. The apostles had to wait until the first Pentecost to receive the … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Desk May 17 6th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners, At this time of the year, when flowers are blooming, daylight is lengthening, and nature is full of life, it feels as though God’s creation has been reborn. During the Easter season, we recall that we ourselves have been reborn in baptism. Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus dwells within us. Not only … [Read more…]

Parish Update March 23, 2020

Dear parishioners, Because of the health crisis facing our nation, please note that the rectory office is closed until further notice.  We will be checking phone messages and e-mails. If you have urgent business with the church, please send an e-mail to st.bernardinechurch@gmail.com or call the office at 708-366-0839 and leave a message. Regular donations … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Desk: March 15 3rd Sunday of Lent

**Please see an important message from Cardinal Cupich regarding Daily Masses using the internet, following Fr. Stan’s message**   Dear Parishioners, During this holy season, we examine and reflect upon our lives and call on God for aid. There are times in our lives – and this may be one of them – when we … [Read more…]

Pastor’s Desk: March 8 2nd Sunday of Lent

Dear Parishioners, During this penitential season, we make a conscious effort to avoid sin and be faithful to the gospel. In last Sunday’s Gospel Jesus journeyed into the desert and was tempted by the devil. Today Jesus climbs a high mountain on which he is transformed in front of his closest disciples. Whether isolated in … [Read more…]