First Sunday of Lent March 09, 2014

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First Sunday of Lent March 09, 2014

"It is written, "One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."(Matthew 4:4)

ST. BERNARD’S (Moncton)




St. Bernard’s: Thursday @ 9:30 AM, Saturday @ 4:00 PM Sunday @ 11:00 AM

St. Vincent: Sunday @ 9:00 AM

St. Clement's & St. Bartholomew's: Saturday @ 7 PM (alternating)

Priest is available for Confessions prior to Saturday Mass upon request.


Priest Moderator: Rev. Allison S. Carroll Social Justice: Claudia McCloskey

Assistant: (part-time) Rev. Charles Broderick Catechetics: Lorella Dunnett

Liturgy: Rick Shaw, Deb Gillespie Adult Faith: Dr. Andrew Wilson


Secretary: Darlene McGraw, Custodian: Michel Saulnier

Bookkeeper: Barb Bowes,

Catechetical Coordinator: Lorella Dunnett,

Facilities & Activities Coordinator: Sam Ermen

OFFICE: 43 Botsford St. Moncton, NB E1C 4W9 Phone 857-0425 Fax 857-9565

Web Site:

Parish Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 AM– 12 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Mass Intentions for this Week

Tues. Mar. 11th @ 12:00 PM—late Della Quann Marg & Ron Briffett

Thurs. Mar. 13th @ 9:30 AM—late Robert Biggs Estate

Sat. Mar. 15th @ 4:00 PM—anniv. late Minnie Burnett Burnett family

Sun. Mar. 16th @ 11:00 AM—anniv. late Guy Chiasson Geraldine & family

OFFERINGS from March 01st & 2nd, 2014

Envelopes (323) $7,241.75 Loose $ 720.60 Karing Kitchen $ 52.35

Capital Expenditure (61) $ 1,842.83

Thank you for your generous and continued support!


  • Carmelites 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 7 PM

  • Catechism - see note within bulletin

  • Next Baptism Preparation Course - Tuesday, April 01st & 8th

  • RCIA - Wednesdays - 7 PM

  • Circle of Friends - Thursday after 9:30 AM Mass

  • Next Baptisms - Sunday, April 27th @ 2 PM

  • CWL Shamrock Card Party - March 12 @ 12 Noon (see note in bulletin)

  • St. Patrick's Day Mass - Mar. 17th @ 12 Noon (Irish music 1/2 hour before Mass)

Prayers for our Troopswe pray for all those who serve and for families separated from their loved ones in the military; and for the strength they need to face this time of isolation and uncertainty...

Ecclesiastes3…Under every season there is a timeA TIME TO HEALwe remember in our prayers those who are sick...

Catherine McGowan, Cecile Fowler, Mario Di Saverio, Pat Lawlor, Ray Boudreau, Yvette Coyle, Elmer Hansen, Norman Hansen, Paul Arsenault, Lester Rossiter, Mario Taurian, Robert Trainor, Matthew Maillard, Cammy Cormier, Cecil Carter, Roger Bourque Jr., Mary Boucher, and George McCarthy.

A TIME TO MOURN…our sincere sympathies to the families of...

Lesley Gorman, mother of Peter Gorman & mother in law of Sheila

John Paul "J.P." Theriault, husband of Tracey (Hannington)

All classes will resume March 16TH - 9:45 AM & 12 noon, &

Year 5 @ 6 PM

Needed -- Chest of drawers, dresser, sofa and chair. If you are able to donate please contact Inez @ 389-3571.

From the Offices of Faith Development, Liturgy & Youth Faith Development

Ellen - 857- 9952 or;

Trevor - 857-4879 or

Deb at
Vision Bookstore Hours: Located at 340 Dominion St., Moncton (rectory of St Augustine’s Parish), open Tuesday to Friday from 9 AM to Noon. Please visit our website at

Ancient Stories: Modern Meaning – Exploring Genesis 1-11
: These sessions with Dr. Hugh Farquhar at St. Bernard’s Church Hall continue on March 18th, going from 7 to 8:30 PM. This time we look at the Second Creation Account. If you haven’t done so already, please contact Ellen to register.

Personal Encounter with Jesus Christ: at the Centre of New Evangelization: The 8th annual English Deanery Lenten Mission with Archbishop Valéry Vienneau, Archbishop of Moncton begins Sunday, March 9th. Pope Francis speaks of the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, lived out within our families, places of employment, and the whole Christian community. Archbishop Vienneau will explore this in his presentations, and remind us that meeting Jesus in some way must have an impact on our lives, which should be shown in how we live those lives. Personal Encounter with Jesus Christ: at the Centre of New Evangelization runs from Sunday, March 9th to Thursday, March 13th.  Sessions begin @ 7 PM.

Sunday, March 9th at St. Augustine’s

Monday, March 10th at Immaculate Heart of Mary

Tuesday, March 11th at St. Bernard’s Church

Each of these three sessions builds on the one of the previous evening.

Wednesday, March 12th at Immaculate Conception Church, Rexton

Thursday, March 13th at St. Anne Church, Elsipogtog

These two evenings build on each other.

March 9th, 10th and 12th will begin with Liturgy of the Hours, Evening Prayer.

March 11th and 13th will begin with Mass.

All evenings will conclude with a time of hospitality.

Rendezvous for Young Adults – Young adults 19-39 will be bowling on Thursday, March 13th at Fairlanes Bowling (936 Mountain Road, Moncton) at 7 PM. For more information and to register, contact Trevor.

Theology on Tap: Young adults 19-39 are invited to join us for our next Theology on Tap on Thursday, March 27th, 6:30 PM at Tide & Boar Gastropub (700 Main St., Moncton).  Our guest speaker will be Emily Burke, Youth Leader for Immaculate Heart of Mary & Holy Family Parishes, & the title of her talk will be "Harry Potter:  More than just wizards and magic."  Please contact Trevor to register. 

Development and Peace’s Share Lent campaign is now underway! This year Dev & Peace has joined Caritas Internationalis’ global campaign One Human Family, Food for All to end hunger. Caritas is a network of Catholic development organizations worldwide, including Development & Peace, that are fighting poverty & injustice. At the launch of the Caritas campaign in December, Pope Francis denounced hunger as a global scandal. Development & Peace is working with communities in the Global South to ensure that they are able to put food on their families’ tables. Help us end global hunger by contributing to the campaign.

Need a hand to prepare your tax return? If you do not know how to prepare your income tax and benefit return, the CVITP may be able to help you. Community organization volunteers prepare returns for eligible taxpayers who have low to modest income and a simple tax situation. Are you eligible for help? To find out if you are eligible for help, use the income levels shown in the table called "Maximum income levels". For each additional dependant you have, add $2,500 to the family income. You should not have interest income of more than $1,000. Maximum income levels:

Taxpayer status

Family income

Single person

up to $30,000


up to $40,000

One adult with one child

up to $35,000

Volunteers do not prepare complex returns, such as returns for individuals who: have self-employment income, have business or rental income and expenses, have capital gains or losses, have employment expenses, file for bankruptcy, or deceased in the year.

A list of Volunteer Tax Preparation Clinics, along with the clinic dates and times are posted on the bulletin boards at the entrances of the church.
14th Annual Irish Fest (Moncton)
Mon., March 10, 5 - 7 PM - Galway Exhibit - Moncton City Hall - 655 Main St. Raising of the Irish Flag & Irish Anthem. Irish entertainment food & beverages. Free Admission.

Sat., March 15, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM. Moncton Galway Exhibit in the Capital Theatre Main Lobby - 811 Main St., Moncton. Concert starring Carey Beck & Tyler Hache. Cash Bar with Irish Cheese & Soda Bread. Admission $20.00 - students free. Tickets available at Capital Theatre Box Office.

Sun., March 16, - 11 AM - 4 PM: Traditional Irish Breakfast at the Press Club - 160 Assumption Blvd. Ceilidh with live entertainment, limited to 100 meals. Admission $8 for breakfast - free ceilidh. Tickets available at Reid's Newsstand on Main St., at the door, or call 386.8583.

Mon., March 17 - Mass at St. Bernard's Church - 12 Noon - 43 Botsford St. Proceeds go to ICCANB scholarships. Choir & Piper begin at 11:30 AM. Irish Stew dinner beginning at 1:30 PM at the Air Force Veterans Club - 494 St. George St., Moncton. Admission $8.00. Tickets available only at Reid's Newsstand on Main St., or call 386-8583

The Ladies of St. Bernard's CWL will be hosting their Annual Shamrock Card Party Wednesday, March 12th at 12 noon in St. Bernard's Church Hall
Luncheon will be served and there will be lots of prizes.  Only 200 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $ 10.00 each and are available from Charlotte Coholan at 854-4740, Donna Ermen at 856-5918, or Norma Gibson at 855-8236. 
PARKING: Other than the parking lot behind St. Bernard's Rectory, the City of Moncton is allowing us to park on Wesley St. on the same side of the church between Victoria and Queen Street. DO NOT PARK IN OTHER LOTS.

Reminder - Important  Notice to Members

Please submit your Election of Officers forms.  These forms can be placed in the collection basket addressed to Louise Ongo, or dropped off at the office or Circle of Friends prior to our April Meeting

What's Up With the Church? - Steering Into the Storm

March 15, 2014, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM.  An opportunity to encounter and be encountered by the way in which church works (or doesn't) through its ecclesiology and how we care (even when it feels as if we don't) through its pastoral care.  Sponsored  by Chignecto Presbytery, The United Church of Canada at the Maritime Conference Ctr. , 21 Wright St., - Sackville, NB.  For more information you may email

Queen of All Saints Lourdes Pilgrimage & Sightseeing in Southern France: There are 3 places left for a pilgrimage to Lourdes, July 23 to Aug. 3. We will be joining a group of 700 pilgrims, for a rich and varied 6-day itinerary in Lourdes, supplemented by an extra 4 days of excursions in the Pyrenees Mountains, Spanish coast and the Madiran vineyard. Total price is $2600 (doubles & triples) and $2950 (singles) which includes our flights, all expenses and 3 delicious meals each day. Please call Winnie McKee at 871-7429 if you are interested.

Thursday, March 20th & Friday, March 21st at St. John’s United Church

(75 Alma St., Moncton)

SILENT AUCTION: Thur. - 9 AM - 9 PM; Friday - 9 AM - 6 PM.

DESSERT with Tea or Coffee, $4/serving, served: Thurs.- 2-4 & 7-9 PM; & Fri. - 2-4 PM. Eat-in or take-out.

Remember that Lent is a joyful march toward holy Easter and that all the readings, rituals and penitential practices are not done mournfully, but with the Risen Christ in mind and heart. Yet, it is also a time of ritual lamentation, of acknowledging the brokenness and pain in our lives and in our world. Lent allows us to articulate the grief and anger we feel through prayer texts and song, to seek repentance and healing by turning to Christ, to do something concrete by works of charity, and to fast in order to give food to others. The prayer and action are the work of the entire community, children as well as adults.

Prayer, fasting and almsgiving are not just Lenten disciplines – they are, rather, the year-round regimen of Christian living; the disciplines that many would say, form us as disciples. Lent is like a retreat. Throughout the year the church is directed out into the world, but during these 40 days we pull back into ourselves for reflection and self-examination. We make ourselves “right with God”.

EVENING PRAYER: Christians are called in baptism to be people of prayer, to pray always, praising God and pleading for the world. Our priest-moderator, Fr. Carroll, encourages us at the beginning of Lent to be more cognizant of prayer during the Lenten season. Why not try gathering with the faith community for Evening Prayer? It only takes up a half hour of your time. We follow the format for Evening Prayer that is offered in our Catholic Book of Worship. All parishioners of our parish unit are invited & encouraged to gather for Evening Prayer on Thursday evenings at St. Bernard’s Church at 7 PM - March 13th, 20th 27th, April 3rd & 10th.



Holy Family

9:00 AM


St. Bernard's

12 Noon (beginning March 18th)


Immaculate Heart of Mary

9:00 AM


St. Bernard's

9:30 AM


Holy Family

9:00 AM

St. Augustine's

12 Noon

(no Mass Tuesday, March 11th @ noon at St. Bernard's as the English Deanery Lenten Mission Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard's @ 7 PM)


St. Bernard's April 6 @ 2:00 PM

Immaculate Heart April 10 @ 6:30 PM

St. Augustine's April 14 @ 7:00 PM
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