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Registering to attend Mass

St. Bernard's weekend Masses are Saturdays @ 4 PM and Sundays at 11 AM.

In a perfect scenario, we would be able to accommodate 75 persons for a Mass while still respecting the social distancing.  However, that amount will vary depending on the configuration of those who register.  (families & individuals)  Bubbles & or families are seated together.  We would not sit someone in an available seat unless they were in the same bubble & or family.  As a result, we may not be able to use all of our available seating. 

Those who are 70 years of age or older, or who have medical or at-risk conditions, should carefully assess the risk when making the decision to attend Mass.

The dispensation (permission to be exempted from the laws or observances of the Church) of the Sunday precept ("You shall attend Mass on Sundays...# 2042 - Catechism of the Catholic Church) is extended for those who cannot go to church, inviting them to read the Word of God and pray in their homes and participate in the celebrations of the Mass Via the media (TV, radio, the internet).

***To attend a Mass...you must register each week***

To reserve a spot for Mass:

àCall the parish office each week between Monday to Thursday @- 857-0425

àLeave your name(s) & phone number.

àIndicate your preference of a Saturday or Sunday Mass

àHow many person(s) will attend - You will then be registered

àYou will not receive a phone call confirming that you are registered.

àOnly those who we do not have room for, based on social distancing guidelines, will be notified.

As you can imagine there is a great deal of work involved in taking reservations for Masses. 

We ask for your continued patience as we navigate this new normal.

Elevator will not be available.

Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to Mass to allow for check in and seating.

Social distancing of 6 feet is still essential.  (in and out of the church)

Entrance and exit doors - only the main doors on Botsford St. will be used.  Doors will be clearly marked.

Registered attendance will be checked upon entrance.

Sanitizing - you will be given a squirt of sanitizer when you enter the church.

You will be ushered to your reserved seat.

No procession at the beginning or end of Mass.

No singing allowed by the congregation.  No song books in the pews.

Holy Water Fonts - will remain empty.

Parish contributions. Donation basket will be placed at the entrance of the church.

Sign of Peace:  No handshaking.  Extend sign of peace with a smile, nod, etc.

Communion The individual dialogue of Communion (The Body of Christ.  Amen) will be done collectively after the response "Lord I am not worthy...", followed by the distribution of Communion in SILENCE. 

Communion procession The community will be directed / guided as to how to process up for communion.  Social distancing of 6 feet must be respected at all times.

At the end of Mass:   do not leave the church at the same time - leave the church according to a fixed order, respecting the rules of social distancing.  (again you will be directed how to exit.)

The faithful are to avoid grouping or contacts among themselves or with the priest before or after services in or outside the church or in the parking lot.







RE:  COVID-19:

CHURCH AND PARISH OFFICE - CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (messages will be checked)

GATHERINGS OF ANY KIND -  CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  
UPDATES WILL BE NOTED HERE AND ON THE PARISH PHONE LINE (857-0425)

BULLETINS AVAILABLE ONLINE - CLICK ON BULLETIN TAB ABOVE THEN WEEKLY BULLETIN

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, many are seeking alternative methods to pursue their devotions.  Please find attached a poster which indicates where to find the daily mass on TV.  More details are available on diocesan web site at http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/news-item/mass-on-tv- including free offers for electronic versions of Living With Christ and other resources.
  
Also, you may quickly find a number of resources for daily readings, meditations and prayers at http://www.diomoncton.ca/en/readings
 
This information is offered to help you respond more easily to the questions you may hear in these uncertain times.  We continue to pray that these exceptional circumstances may be resolved quickly and help us grow in spite of the difficulties.





With 1,150 families in our parish, St. Bernard's is a strong and vibrant Christian community with roots dating back 125 years in Moncton.
 
We are a welcoming congregation of brothers and sisters who gather for communal worship.
 
We have developed this website to reach out to our parishioners, potential parishioners, visitors to our area and anyone else who may want more information on our liturgies and other activities.



 

IN THE EVENT OF  A STORM OR INCLEMENT WEATHER CANCELLATIONS WILL BE NOTED HERE ON ST. BERNARD'S WEBSITE OR BY CALLING OUR PHONE LINE @ 857-0425.


FOR AN UPDATE ON NEW PARKING REGULATIONS FOR THE PARKING LOT ON THE CORNER OF BOTSFORD / QUEEN / ALMA:  PLEASE CLICK ON BULLETIN / NOTICES TAB ABOVE, THEN CLICK ON NOTICES.


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