St. Bernard is proud to call itself the mother church of the east side of Madison! For many years after its founding, our parish was a great hub of activity, providing the Sacramental life of the Church and many ways to meet Christ in a personal and life-changing way.
We have since been joined by our wonderful neighbors - St. Dennis, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Peter. As the city continued to grow along with the number of Catholics, more parishes were needed to minister to the faithful. Many families of our neighboring parishes, however, can trace their roots back to St. Bernard. We are proud to be such an important part of the Church's history here in Madison! Giving thanks for all we have accomplished in the past, we look with great hope to the future as we continue to be a thriving parish with welcoming people who are anxious to grow in their relationship with Christ and His Church as they experience Him in many ways - through the Eucharist and the other Sacraments, through the many opportunities we offer for the study of Sacred Scripture and the Church's Tradition, and the ways we are called to be of service to the poor and those in need.
We're transitioning to a new web site, and we look forward to providing many ways to interact with you through this new site! Please visit us regularly for updates and new information which will be added regularly over the next few months.
On behalf of the more than 1,000 households which comprise our parish family, we welcome you and thank you for visiting our home on the World Wide Web. If you're checking us out for the first time, please know that you are always welcome to worship with us and to become part of our parish family - there's always room to grow as we open our hearts to Christ and to each other and together grow into what Christ has called us to be!!
With love and prayers,
Rev. Michael Radowicz, Pastor
The photobook above shows pictures from the Dedication Mass of Thanksgiving, which took place on August 21, 2016. Bishop Robert C. Morlino was the main celebrant with Fr. Michael and priests of the Diocese of Madison as concelebrants.
PLEASE JOIN US ON THE
TUESDAYS OF LENT FOR OUR LENTEN DEVOTIONS!
Please join us on the Tuesdays of Lent for our Lenten devotions! Our devotion schedule follows:
5:30pm - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. A priest will be available during adoration to hear confessions.
6:30pm - Praying of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Benediction following the chaplet.
6:45pm - Stations of the Cross.
Note that you don't have to be present for the entire holy hour - please come when you can! If you're planning to come only for stations, you can come around 6:45pm. This is a wonderful devotional opportunity to help you on your Lenten journey.
ST. BERNARD PRESCHOOL:
NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2017-18 SCHOOL YEAR
Our Catholic preschool is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year! You'll find a welcoming atmosphere with dedicated staff who will help your child grow in many ways! Our preschool is licensed to take children as young as 2.5 years of age, as long as they are potty-trained. View the brochure and plan to stop by for our open house on March 24th, 11:45am - 12:30pm.
ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT AVAILABLE
The parish's financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016 is available to you. Please download the report and review it. Thanks for your continued generosity to our parish family!
AT ST. BERNARD!
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St. Bernard Parish is proud to offer an easy and convenient way to contribute to the parish and pay for parish functions. Preschool parents are also able to pay for preschool expenses! E~Funds is a quick, secure and user-friendly way to contribute to the parish without the need for offertory envelopes. All parishioners and parents are invited to use E~Funds!! Please download the user manual to setup up your account. Need some help with setup? No problem! Call Fr. Michael in the parish office, and he'll be happy to assist you.
BECOME A MEMBER AT ST. BERNARD!
Have you been coming to Mass for awhile? Have you been checking us out and find that this is the place where our Lord is calling you to worship? Please complete a parish registration form and become an officially registered member of the parish! Please click below to download a registration form and fill it out. You can email your completed form to email@example.com, you can bring it to church and place it in the offertory basket or you can mail it to the parish office (address below). We'd love to have you as a member of our parish family!