A Biblical Walk Through The Mass

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Saint Bernadette’s Parish Pastoral Council invite you to participate in our Lenten faith development study course. The DVD programme is presented by Dr. Edward Sri, a Catholic author and professor of theology.

Participants will:

  • Journey with Dr. Sri through the main sections of the Mass
    Discover the biblical roots of the prayers, hymns and rituals used in the Mass liturgy
  • Learn how practically every part of the Mass finds its inspiration from Scripture
  • Appreciate the splendour of the liturgy and encounter Jesus there
  • Be encouraged and inspired by the Mass- ‘the source and summit of the
    Christian faith
    ‘ (Vatican II)

The cost of the essential resources for this 5-week course will be £15,
payable on the first evening, February 28th. As resources must be pre-
ordered, it is necessary that intending participants should enrol by Tuesday
February 14th. Please add name to sheet available in the sacristy.

Venue: St. Bernard’s Primary School

Tuesdays: 28th February through to Tuesday March 28th.

Each night commences at 8:15 and We aim to finish before 9.45 p.m.
You are warmly encouraged to come along.


The Epiphany of Our Lord

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Mass will be celebrated on Thursday 5th January at 7:30pm (vigil) and on Friday 6th January at 10am.


Calendar of Feasts

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Thursday 8th December is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday 7th at 7:30pm and Thursday 8th at 9:30am.

Please note there is no Thursday evening Mass.


Sacramental Certificates

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

In order to comply with the Data Protection Act, all requests for Sacramental Certificates need to be made in writing and a certificate can only be issued to those named on the Parish records – for instance, the person who was baptised, or, in the case of someone under the age of 16, their parent or guardian.

To request a certificate confirming entry in one of the church registers, please visit the Sacramental Certificates page for more details.


Calendar of Feasts

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

Tuesday 1st November is the Feast of All Saints and is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Vigil Mass will be on Monday at 7:30p.m. Mass on Tuesday will be at 10am.

N.B. There will be no Mass on Tuesday evening this week. The Novena prayers to Our Lady will be recited at Mass on Thursday morning.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will begin on Tuesday at 8am as usual and will conclude with Benediction at 6p.m.

Wednesday 2nd November is the Commemoration of all of the Faithful Departed. Mass will be at 9.30am


Mission Sunday

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

St. Bernadette’s welcomes the Down & Connor Apolostolic Workers to the parish today who are celebrating their annual Mass today.


Year of Mercy: Holy Door at Clonard

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The Parish Pastoral Council warmly invites all parishioners to join in a Parish Pilgrimage for the final Holy Door ceremony in Clonard on the evening of Friday 28th October. As the Extraordinary Year of Mercy inaugurated by Pope Francis nears conclusion, the theme for this month’s ceremony will be ‘Our Lady, Mother of Mercy.’ Fr. Brendan Keane, CSSR, will lead the ceremony which will consist of introductory prayers, passing through the Holy Door, homily and reflection. There will also be an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for those who wish to do so.

If you would like to attend, and we encourage all to do so, please leave your name in the sacristy. If you do not have access to personal transport but would like to be part of this pilgrimage, please contact Joe McGinnity (9040 2776) as a lift can be arranged.

The ceremony starts at 7.15 pm and should conclude by 8.30. Pilgrims should assemble at the front of Clonard Church prior to the 7.15 pm start.


Parish Webcamera

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The Parish webcamera is now online, all Masses from the church will be streamed via the website and can be accessed around the world. 

It is hoped that broadcasts will enable Parishioners who are sick and housebound, and who have access to the internet, to be a part of the daily celebration of the Eucharist. If you have a relative or friend who would like to use live-streaming and may not be familiar with the internet, please help them to access the service via whichever device they can easily learn to use.

We are very grateful to the Order of the Knights of Saint Columbanus for their generous donation towards the cost of this project.


Parish Webcam

Friday, September 9th, 2016

After the success of our webcam trial over the Easter Period and a generous donation from the Order of the Knights of Saint Columbanus, work has commenced to install a permanent webcam in the Church. It is hoped to have it online towards the end of September broadcasting the weekday and weekend Masses.


Mass Times

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The summer Mass time schedule will come to an end on Tuesday 7th September with evening Mass returning at 7:30pm.



Parish Mission Statement

We the Parish of St. Bernadette, inspired by the Gospel, seek to give witness to God's word. In so doing we will strive to enhance the Spiritual, Pastoral and Community life within the Parish, enabling all parishioners to grow in their relationship with God and with one another.

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