Since it was founded in 1907, Saint Bernard Parish has been a religious and social focus of neighborhood life on the east side. This imposing church building was erected during a decade of heavy construction activity among Madison’s religious institutions, much of which was directed toward serving the rapidly growing suburbs. The native sandstone structure was the largest Catholic Church in the city when it was built. The architect, John Flad, designed many Catholic Churches throughout the Midwest.
Designated a Madison Landmark on March 16, 1981
Saturday, December 14, 2013 — 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Church Hall - 2450 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704 - 608/249-9256 x221
— All parishioners and guests are invited to this parish potluck Christmas celebration.
— Join us for Mass at 5 PM. Doors for dinner open at 6 PM. Potluck dinner served at 6:30 PM.
— If your name begins with:
A-G – Please bring a hot dish
H-N – Please bring a salad or vegetable dish
O-U – Please bring a dessert
V-Z – Please bring an appetizer
All food may be brought to the Church Hall prior to the 5 PM Mass.
— Cocktails will be available. Freewill offerings will be gratefully appreciated.
— A great event to get your family in a relaxed holiday spirit!!
For celebration setup planning, please call the Parish Center Office (608/249-9256 x221) with your reservation count by Wednesday, December 11, 2013.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 — 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Parish Center Gymnasium - 2438 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704 - 608/249-7288 x228
— Breakfast of pancakes, sausage or bacon, applesauce, pastries and an assortment of juices. Bring your appetite!
— Tables with art and craft activities for children of all ages.
— Visiting with Santa. Please bring your cameras for this holiday photo opportunity!
No reservations required. Just come and enjoy the morning with Santa.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 — 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 – 9:00am – 9:15am and 11:00am – 11:15am
Church Parking Lot Entrance - 2450 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704 - 608/249-9256 x221
— The annual sale of homemade Christmas cookies for your holiday enjoyment.
— A wonderful variety of holiday treats will be pre-packaged in carryout containers for secure and easy convenience.
— We are asking each baker in our parish family to please make and donate about eight (8) dozen of your favorite holiday cookies. Please drop them off at the Church Hall on Friday evening, December 13, 2013 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Happy baking!!
Carryout containers will be individually priced.
Advent Reflection Groups: Amazing Nearness - Sponsored by Saint Bernard Religious Education
Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2013 — 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 3, 10 & 17, 2013 — 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 11 & 18, 2013 — 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Wednesday, December 4, 11 & 18, 2013 — 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
Church Children’s Room - 2450 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704 - 608/249-7288 x230
— Author Father Tadeusz Dajezer reflects on the joy and profound gift that comes when we truly encounter Jesus in the Eucharist.
— Jesus was born in Bethelem (which means bread). The study will be focusing our thoughts on “The Bread of Life”.
— “This book is an exceptional commentary on Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritus Est. It explains and helps us understand love in our relationship with the Eucharist. Indeed, it is exactly here that we experience the affinity, communion and mutual love that can transform us into This One who has first loved us.” —- from the Forward by Archbishop Joseph Michalik, Metropolitan of Praemislia and Chairman of the Polish Conference of Bishops
Please call our Religious Education Director (608/249-7288 x230) to register.
The cost for the book is $8.00.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 — 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monday, January 6, 2014 - 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Parish Center Gymnasium - 2438 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704 - 608/249-7288 x230
— There are two (2) opportunities to attend the Core Lesson for November.
— All will gather for a light lunch or supper.
— After opening prayer, all will adjourn to their respective lesson group.
— After the lesson is completed, all will return to the gymnasium for announcements, closing prayer and take home materials.
— Click here to view and print the flyer about these core lesson sessions.
Core lesson registration is a highly recommended so there will be enough food, classroom space, materials, leaders and helpers. Click here to view and print the 2013-2014 registration form.
December 1-15, 2013 – Posters are due by Sunday, December 15, 2013
Submit to Parish Center Office – 2438 Atwood Ave, Madison WI 53704 - 608/249-9256 x221
— Contest Theme: “The True Meaning of Christmas”.
— Contest open to students in grades 1 through 4 from public, private or home school. Each grade level will be its own competition group.
— This is a wonderful way for our young students to express their joy during the Christmas season.
— Contest information and submission form available at this link: https://sites.google.com/site/knightsofcolumbus9082/christmas-poster-contest.
There is no charge for entering this poster contest.
Feature Film Presentation: “The Christmas Candle” - Recommended by the Diocese of Madison
Begins Friday, December 6, 2013 and goes through Thursday, December 12, 2013 – It is scheduled to run for one (1) week; however, it will run longer if there is demand.
AMC Desert Star 15, 1301 Kalahari Dr, Baraboo WI 53913 – 608/253-4728; Showtime Hotline: 888/AMC-4FUN (888/262-4386)
Friday, Dec 6, 2013 – 10:25am, 12:45pm, 5:50pm, 8:05pm
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 - 10:25am, 12:45pm, 5:50pm, 8:05pm
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 - 10:30am, 12:50pm, 3:05pm, 5:30pm, 7:55pm
Monday, Dec 9, 2013 - 1:10pm, 3:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:05pm
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 - 1:10pm, 3:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:05pm
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 - 1:10pm, 3:30pm. 5:40pm, 8:05pm
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 - 1:10pm, 3:30pm, 5:40pm, 8:05pm
Friday, Dec 6, 2013 - 12:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:10pm
Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 - 12:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:10pm
Sunday, Dec 8, 2013 - 12:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:40pm
Monday, Dec 9, 2013 - 1:40pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 - 1:40pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 - 1:40pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 - 1:40pm, 4:00pm, 6:40pm, 10:00pm
— Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years that an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Chirstmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.
— Based on a book by Christian author Max Lucado, The Christmas Candle is the first film from former U S Senator and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum through his production company, Echolight Studios.
— This family film, released November 15, 2013, is rated PG. Its run time is one hour and 31 minutes (1:31 min).
— The movie trailer is available for viewing at www.thechristmascandlemovie.com.
— Click here for a printable flyer about the film
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