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Phase 3 of the Recovery Plan in NB - pushed back until June 5, 2020
NB Public Health and Premier Blaine Higgs announced in a press conference Thursday, May 28, 2020 that Phase 3 of the recovery plan has been pushed back to June 5, 2020.  For us, this means that Masses scheduled for the weekend of May 30/31 have been cancelled.  

When we are allowed to re-open it will be with a restricted number of faithful (50 maximum) following all the required guidelines.

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 by calling the parish office at 857-0425
To be fair to all individuals wishing to attend Mass, a rolling list will be kept.
Meaning, you call the office once, indicate your preference of a Saturday or Sunday Mass, & how many person(s) will attend.
Your will then be given a date as to the Mass you may attend based on the allowed numbers.

Please note: 
Social distancing of 6 feet is still essential.  
Sanitizing must be done upon entering.
Entrance and exit doors, only the main doors on Botsford St. will be used
These doors will be clearly identified.  No other doors are to be used.

Elevator will not be available.
Registered attendance will be checked upon entrance.
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 box will be placed at the entrance of the church.
Sign of Peace:  Suspended for the time being
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 the end of Mass:   the faithful will be asked not leave the church at the same time as to avoid creating grouping.  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.

Please be patient as we implement these new measures.
God bless all.


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 EACH FRIDAY - 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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