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Traveling - check out Masstimes.org
Traveling check out: www.masstimes.org for a listing of churches and Mass times around the world.  When you attend a Mass outside of St. Bernard’s, remember to bring back a bulletin.  If you want to stay connected you can find our bulletin on the website each week.      

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Reconciliation Times

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

Reconciliation Times
Wednesdays: 9:30am after morning Mass // Saturdays:   4:30pm // Or anytime by appointment

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The Labyrinth at St. Bernard's
The Labyrinth at St. Bernard's Catholic Community - (found behind the Church). Essentially the labyrinth is a prayer walk, a tool used in walking meditation and a symbolic reminder of the spiritual journey. The idea and design of the labyrinth is ancient and found in cultures all over the world. There are many forms of labyrinths, but most are a series of circular paths moving toward a center. Unlike a maze, which places obstacles in the path, the labyrinth draws you toward the center.' St. Bernard's labyrinth is patterned after the labyrinth found in the flo...

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Tithing

Posted on July 15, 2020 in: General News

Tithing
Between demanding schedules, traveling, or just trying to get out the door on time for Mass, it can be challenging to tithe on a regular basis as God calls us to do. Plus, for many families, the parish is one of the last places where you still have to use a checkbook or cash.  Did you know we offer online giving for you to easily give one-time as well as recurring gifts?  Simply make a secure donation via electronic check or debit/credit card by visiting www.stbernardblgs.org (on this page above).  And if you choose to set up a recurring gift, you will be pro...

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Registration forms availabe here or in Religious Education Office for Sunday School, Children's Faith Formation and Youth Groups. 

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2018 Parish Pictorial Directory
We are doing a new parish pictorial directory. Lifetouch will be here in May to take our pictures. Dates: May 2-12, 15-10, 22-26.  Look for a table at the back of church after Easter to sign up for our time.  For your convenience you may click on the picture and sign up today. Click on the read more below and you will go to the site to schedule your session.  Thanks.      

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Holy Day - New Year's Day

Posted on December 10, 2018 in: General News

New Year's Day Mass Holy Day Of Obligation: Soleminty of Mary, The Holy Mother of God January 1, 2019, 10:00am Mass  

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2019 VBS

Posted on May 28, 2019 in: General News

Vacation Bible School:  June 10 - 19 - 9am to Noon..  Go to Faith Formation K-3 and in the lower right you will find the registration forms.  Get signed up now.  Ages 4-10. 

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Halloween Party

Posted on October 02, 2019 in: General News

Halloween Party
Come join us Saturday, Oct. 19th after the 5pm Mass. There will be games for all ages, Haunted House, trunk or treating, a make your own trick or treat bag, chili and hot dogs, pumpkins, and a cake walk. Wear your costume to Mass. Please donate candy for trunk or treating, kids large sized shirts for bags, and baked goods for the cake walk. If you would like to offer your trunk for truck or treat, or run a game for an hour please contact Tim McDonald at 259-4350 or email at tmcdonald@stbernardblgs.org for more information.  

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Holy Day Masses - November 1st

Posted on October 25, 2019 in: General News

Holy Day Masses - November 1st
All Saint's Day Masses will be at 9am and 7pm on Friday, November 1st

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Craft Fair

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: General News

Craft Fair
St. Bernard's Annual Craft Fair - Sat. Nov. 3rd - 9am to 3pm.

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Turkey Bingo

Posted on October 25, 2019 in: General News

Turkey Bingo
Turkey Bingo Sunday, November 17th at 2pm in the basement.  Join us - kids play free.

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Thanksgiving Day

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day Mass, Thursday, November 28th is at 9am.  Join us for this special Mass.

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Christmas Party

Posted on December 02, 2019 in: General News

Christmas Party
St. Bernard’s Parish Christmas Party: Sat., Dec. 14th Our Parish Christmas Party is Dec. 14, after the 5pm Mass. Chicken, Mashed potatoes, corn and gravy is on the menu along with your savory and sweets dishes.  A-M brings salad and N-Z brings desserts.  We will have a visit from St. Nicholas, hay ride, bingo, Story Corner, crafts for the kids, such as a Coloring station and Ornament Making.  We are looking for dozens and dozens of unfrosted sugar and ginger cookies for the Parish Christmas Party.   The children Decorate two to eat and two ...

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Advent Penance Services

Posted on November 27, 2019 in: General News

Advent Penance Services
Advent Penance Services For Billings: December 10 – St. Patrick’s – 7pm December 11 –   Mary Queen Of Peace 11am December 18 – St. Bernard - 7:00 pm December 19 – St. Pius X (West End) 7:00 pm

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Welcome Christmas Greeting

Posted on December 18, 2019 in: General News

Welcome Christmas Greeting
    “Merry Christmas” isn’t just a jolly greeting – it’s a blessing. A blessing that God’s peace be with you.     Wonderful and surprising things always happen during the Christmas season – generous sharing of gifts and resources with the poor and loved ones, friendships are renewed with cards, calls, Facebook and twitters, reconciliations happen with family and estranged persons.  God organizes all of this as we stop to remember and continue His love for us with a baby at Bethlehem.  &n...

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Thank You

Posted on December 18, 2019 in: General News

Thank You
What we give to the poor in His name, we also give to Jesus.  We are extremely grateful to each of you for the gifts that you gave during the advent season, Food, toys and baby gifts. You brightened the lives of many people and will continue to do so.  “May the Lord reward you for your kindness.” Ruth 1:8   Thank You!  

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January 1, 2020

Posted on December 18, 2019 in: General News

January 1, 2020
Holy Day of Obligation - The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother Of God - January 1, 2020 -  Mass at 10am  

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Share Your Crèche

Posted on December 27, 2019 in: General News

Share Your Crèche
Share Your Crèche The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Nativity Set display January 4th and 5th. This is the weekend of the Epiphany of the Lord. We are inviting parishioners to bring in their Nativity sets for a display before and after all Masses that weekend. We will have tables set up in Daly Hall and ask you to bring in your family Crèche for others to see. Paper will be provided so you can leave the country of origin or other information you feel is important for others to know. Set up will take place Saturday afternoon after 3 pm and maybe be picked up after 1...

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Ladies High Tea

Posted on January 07, 2020 in: General News

Ladies High Tea
High Tea Time Ladies! Time to take out those bonnets and gloves, invite the nieces and granddaughters and join us at the annual St. Bernard High Tea produced by those wonderful women in Sisters of Faith CCW Circle on Saturday, January 25th from 1-3PM. Call Alice at 248-2420 or purchase tickets after Masses. Prices are the same as last year: $15 for adults; $8 for those 12 and under.  

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Adult Education

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: General News

Adult Education
Adult Education is starting up again on January 20!  We will be offering meetings at both 11:30am and 6pm in the classrooms in the back of Daly Hall.  Anyone is welcome to join us for any night.  If you want to be on our email list for updates please contact Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org.   January 20 - Best of the Year  January 27 - Two Popes Movie and Discussion (Part One) February 3 - Two Popes Movie and Discussion (Part Two) February 10 - History and background of Catholic Popes  

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Ash Wednesay

Posted on February 11, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesay
St. Bernard's Masses For Ash Wednesday are Wednesday Feb. 26th at 9am and 7pm. Distribution of Ashes.

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Family Promise

Posted on January 17, 2020 in: General News

Family Promise
We will be hosting Family Promise guests March 1  - 8.  Could you spend two hours, from 6:30-8:30pm visiting with guests? Could you sleep over one night by arriving at 8:30pm and leaving at 6:00am? Could you prepare a meal and serve to our guests? Other opportunities to serve include helping with setup or cleanup. Family Promise parents are working hard to overcome homelessness and create a better life for themselves and their children. Contact Traci at  696-1454 to find out more about this meaningful and family friendly ministry or to volunteer.  O...

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Message from Bishop Warfel

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

Message from Bishop Warfel
As promised, this update comes to you immediately following our notification by Bishop Michael Warfel.   In short, ALL public Masses and general gatherings of the faithful for meetings/group prayer in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings have been suspended until Monday, March 30th.  There will be no daily Masses or weekend Masses until then, and the bishop includes his extension of a general dispensation for all the faithful from the obligation to participate at Mass on Sunday.  This confirms that Communal Penance services have also been cancelled through ...

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Pandemic Prayer from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
Pandemic Prayer from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago: May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent. May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options. May we have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go. May we who are losing our margin mo...

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Free Resources To Help While Quarantined During Lent
Here are some helpful hints during this time at home to have some resources available to aid in your formation and study, especially during this Lenten season. Hopefully there is something for everyone here. ·         Our own local Billings Catholic Radio: https://www.kjcrradio.com/listen-live-1    ·         Fr. Larry Richards (Homilies published online): https://thereasonforourhope.org/category/homilies/   ·   &nb...

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St. Bernard's Holy Week

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

St. Bernard's Holy Week
We will have posted Service of Shadows (stations sung by choir members) for Good Friday and Easter Sunday Mass.  Please join us - www.stbernardblgs.org or YouTube - St. Bernard's Catholic Church Billings, MT. God Bless and pray for each other.

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Holy Week At Home

Posted on April 03, 2020 in: General News

Holy Week At Home
Go the bulletins above and find an article about Holy Week at Home.

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Free Give us This Day

Posted on April 01, 2020 in: General News

Free Give us This Day
We have free devotional books for the month of April.  They are on a table inside the 2nd set of doors at the front of church if you would like to stop by and get one.  It has daily readings, prayers.

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BILLINGS CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
BILLINGS CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:   Application forms are now available in the St. Bernard’s church office for two $1,000 tuition-assistance scholarships to Billings Central Catholic High School for the year 2019-2020.  These scholarships are sponsored by St. Bernard’s Council of Catholic Women and are offered to girls from the parish who will be attending Billings Central in the fall of 2020. Deadline for turning in applications is May 29, 2020.   

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Graduating Seniors 2020

Posted on April 22, 2020 in: General News

Graduating Seniors 2020
To all Graduating seniors of St. Bernard’s church,           Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we have canceled the Senior Breakfast.  We still want to congratulate all your accomplishments and reward you for all your success.  Know that the parish community of St. Bernard’s is praying for you and wish you the best for your future.            To best celebrate your accomplishments here at St. Bernard’s we would still like to present you with a gift.&n...

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Prayer For a Spiritual Communion
Prayer for a Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

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Youth Group News

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General News

Youth Group News
Brian and the youth group volunteers are trying to find new and creative ways to meet and keep the youth busy during this time of social distancing.  If you would like to keep up to date with what they youth group is doing please contact Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org and he will make sure that you are part of his weekly updates.  

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Adult Education

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General News

Adult Education
Adult Education - We will be discussing the entire book He Leadeth Me on May 4 at 11am on Zoom.  For a link and password to this Zoom meeting please contact Brian at brians@stbernardblgs.org.  If you are not receiving adult education emails and would like to be added to our list please email Brian at brians@stbernardblgs.org.  

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YouTube

Posted on April 06, 2020 in: General News

YouTube
You can find our Masses and some musical selections with pictures by some choir members, along with some messages from parishioners on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtswA3pETCPuP1yWduHYvqQ St. Bernard's Church Billings, MT

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Adult Education For May 28th
This Thursday, May 28th at 11am, Gary Rome will be leading a presentation about Mary on Zoom.  You don’t want to miss this talk as he will be covering a lot of interesting material.  Here is the link and password.   Topic: Adult Education - Mary  Contact Brian for information on Zoom and for general information on Adult Education.

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Pentecost

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

Pentecost
Remember to wear RED for Pentecost Masses, May 30 & 31.

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Memo From Bishop Warfel 5.29.2020
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings Catholic Church of Eastern Montana M E M O R A N D U M DATE: May 29, 2020 TO: Parishioners of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings FROM: Bishop Michael W. Warfel +BMW SUBJECT: Phase Two reopening of parishes for public worship     The announcement from Governor Bullock for Phase Two of Reopening the Big Sky to begin on June 1, 2020, has expanded our protocols for public gatherings. It is important to remember that even with a relaxation of restrictions, the need to practice safety remains, i.e., six feet physical d...

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Baptism

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

Baptism
Next Baptism, Sunday, July 5th after the 9am Mass.  Call the office to schedule.  259-4350

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Food Bank

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

Food Bank
Food Bank weekend July 4 & 5.  Please help out and bring some food.

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K-3 Parent Meeting

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: General News

K-3 Parent Meeting
Parents Meeting: We will be having a parents meeting  Monday July 13th, at 6:00pm in the main church. Please come in the main doors of the church and sit in the pews to continue social distancing. This meeting is to talk about the K-3 Faith formation program.  We will talk about what is going well, what you would like to see moving forward, and how to improve on some of the areas we may be lacking.  All parents are invited.  Contact Tim McDonald for more information at 259-4350.  

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RCIA

Posted on July 20, 2020 in: General News

RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program is for those looking to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist).  Classes are held Sunday mornings, following the 9am Mass.  Any Catholic who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, those who have been baptized in another Christian faith as well as any adult who has never been baptized is encouraged to contact me to learn more about the RCIA program.  If you or someone you know has questions about joining the Catholic Church join us after Mass on August 16th ...

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At Home VBS

Posted on July 10, 2020 in: General News

At Home VBS
Because we had to cancel our Vacation Bible School this year due to the coronavirus doesn’t mean we can’t learn about God this summer right in our own homes.  This at home VBS includes a bible story with a video, talking points, an interactive activity or craft that connects to the bible story, a holy person to learn about, and a song you can learn together.  For one full week you can spend time learning about our faith while having fun!  Spend some time beforehand and gather all the supplies you will need.  If you would like to dress the par...

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Mass Times August 8 & 9

Posted on April 24, 2020 in: General News

Mass Times August 8 & 9
Masses for this Weekend:   August 8th - 5pm and August 9th - 9am. 

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Fall Craft Fair

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: General News

Fall Craft Fair
Vendors: Now is the time for you to reserve your spot at the longest running craft fair in the Billings area! For the 39th year, St. Bernard's Craft Fair will take place November 7th, 2020 from 9AM - 3PM. You'll want to attend this event that has built a great reputation for diversity in hand-crafted items and art work. Contact Coreen, 248-6535 or Alice, 248-2420.

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