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Traveling - check out Masstimes.org
Traveling check out: www.masstimes.org for a listing of churches and Mass times around the world.  When you attend a Mass outside of St. Bernard’s, remember to bring back a bulletin.  If you want to stay connected you can find our bulletin on the website each week.   &n...

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Reconciliation Times

Posted on February 27, 2020 in: General News

Reconciliation Times
Wednesdays: 9:30am after morning Mass // Saturdays:   4:30pm Or anytime by appointment

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The Labyrinth at St. Bernard's
The Labyrinth at St. Bernard's Catholic Community - (found behind the Church). Essentially the labyrinth is a prayer walk, a tool used in walking meditation and a symbolic reminder of the spiritual journey. The idea and design of the labyrinth is ancient and found in cultures all over the wor...

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Tithing

Posted on July 15, 2020 in: General News

Tithing
Between demanding schedules, traveling, or just trying to get out the door on time for Mass, it can be challenging to tithe on a regular basis as God calls us to do. Plus, for many families, the parish is one of the last places where you still have to use a checkbook or cash.  Did you know we o...

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Synod Prayer

Posted on January 18, 2021 in: General News

Synod Prayer
Synod Prayer    Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with trust.    Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families and households, the domestic churches of Eastern Montana, may be places of communion and prayer, of love a...

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CCW

Posted on May 10, 2021 in: General News

TO THE WOMEN OF ST. BERNARD PARISH St. Bernard Council of Catholic Women brings Catholic women together who love our Lord, love their faith, and who wish to share it with others. Our goal is to increase spirituality, develop women's leadership potential, and to motivate and assist women to ac...

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Message from Bishop Warfel

Posted on May 17, 2021 in: General News

After consulting, my Presbyteral Council, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, and my staff at the Chancery, I issue the following update to our directives. On Saturday, June 5, 2021, with the vigil of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (formerly Corpus Christi), I am lifting the dispensatio...

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Family Summer Events

Posted on June 10, 2021 in: General News

Family Summer Events
Family BBQ: Join us Thursday, June 17th, at 10:00am for a fun day of learning and food.  We will be talking about Jesus feeding the 5000, making a fun craft, and ending with a BBQ lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, chips, and a drink. Family Summer events are: July 21st at 10 am – Wil...

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Registration forms availabe here or in Religious Education Office for Sunday School, Children's Faith Formation and Youth Groups. 

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2018 Parish Pictorial Directory
We are doing a new parish pictorial directory. Lifetouch will be here in May to take our pictures. Dates: May 2-12, 15-10, 22-26.  Look for a table at the back of church after Easter to sign up for our time.  For your convenience you may click on the picture and sign up today. Cli...

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Holy Day - New Year's Day

Posted on December 10, 2018 in: General News

New Year's Day Mass Holy Day Of Obligation: Soleminty of Mary, The Holy Mother of God January 1, 2019, 10:00am Mass  

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2019 VBS

Posted on May 28, 2019 in: General News

Vacation Bible School:  June 10 - 19 - 9am to Noon..  Go to Faith Formation K-3 and in the lower right you will find the registration forms.  Get signed up now.  Ages 4-10. 

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Holy Day Masses - November 1st

Posted on October 25, 2019 in: General News

Holy Day Masses - November 1st
All Saint's Day Masses will be at 9am and 7pm on Friday, November 1st

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Craft Fair

Posted on October 28, 2019 in: General News

Craft Fair
St. Bernard's Annual Craft Fair - Sat. Nov. 3rd - 9am to 3pm.

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Turkey Bingo

Posted on October 25, 2019 in: General News

Turkey Bingo
Turkey Bingo Sunday, November 17th at 2pm in the basement.  Join us - kids play free.

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Thanksgiving Day

Posted on November 07, 2019 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day Mass, Thursday, November 28th is at 9am.  Join us for this special Mass.

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Christmas Party

Posted on December 02, 2019 in: General News

Christmas Party
St. Bernard’s Parish Christmas Party: Sat., Dec. 14th Our Parish Christmas Party is Dec. 14, after the 5pm Mass. Chicken, Mashed potatoes, corn and gravy is on the menu along with your savory and sweets dishes.  A-M brings salad and N-Z brings desserts.  We will have a visit from ...

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Advent Penance Services

Posted on November 27, 2019 in: General News

Advent Penance Services
Advent Penance Services For Billings: December 10 – St. Patrick’s – 7pm December 11 –   Mary Queen Of Peace 11am December 18 – St. Bernard - 7:00 pm December 19 – St. Pius X (West End) 7:00 pm

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Welcome Christmas Greeting

Posted on December 18, 2019 in: General News

Welcome Christmas Greeting
    “Merry Christmas” isn’t just a jolly greeting – it’s a blessing. A blessing that God’s peace be with you.     Wonderful and surprising things always happen during the Christmas season – generous sharing of gifts and resou...

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Thank You

Posted on December 18, 2019 in: General News

Thank You
What we give to the poor in His name, we also give to Jesus.  We are extremely grateful to each of you for the gifts that you gave during the advent season, Food, toys and baby gifts. You brightened the lives of many people and will continue to do so.  “May the Lord reward you for yo...

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January 1, 2020

Posted on December 18, 2019 in: General News

January 1, 2020
Holy Day of Obligation - The Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother Of God - January 1, 2020 -  Mass at 10am  

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Share Your Crèche

Posted on December 27, 2019 in: General News

Share Your Crèche
Share Your Crèche The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Nativity Set display January 4th and 5th. This is the weekend of the Epiphany of the Lord. We are inviting parishioners to bring in their Nativity sets for a display before and after all Masses that weekend. We will have tables set up in ...

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Ladies High Tea

Posted on January 07, 2020 in: General News

Ladies High Tea
High Tea Time Ladies! Time to take out those bonnets and gloves, invite the nieces and granddaughters and join us at the annual St. Bernard High Tea produced by those wonderful women in Sisters of Faith CCW Circle on Saturday, January 25th from 1-3PM. Call Alice at 248-2420 or purchase tickets af...

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Adult Education

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: General News

Adult Education
Adult Education is starting up again on January 20!  We will be offering meetings at both 11:30am and 6pm in the classrooms in the back of Daly Hall.  Anyone is welcome to join us for any night.  If you want to be on our email list for updates please contact Brian Shea at brians@stber...

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Ash Wednesay

Posted on February 11, 2020 in: General News

Ash Wednesay
St. Bernard's Masses For Ash Wednesday are Wednesday Feb. 26th at 9am and 7pm. Distribution of Ashes.

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Family Promise

Posted on January 17, 2020 in: General News

Family Promise
We will be hosting Family Promise guests March 1  - 8.  Could you spend two hours, from 6:30-8:30pm visiting with guests? Could you sleep over one night by arriving at 8:30pm and leaving at 6:00am? Could you prepare a meal and serve to our guests? Other opportunities to serve include helpi...

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Message from Bishop Warfel

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

Message from Bishop Warfel
As promised, this update comes to you immediately following our notification by Bishop Michael Warfel.   In short, ALL public Masses and general gatherings of the faithful for meetings/group prayer in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings have been suspended until Monday, March 30th.  The...

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Pandemic Prayer from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
Pandemic Prayer from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago: May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home remember those who must choose between pres...

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Free Resources To Help While Quarantined During Lent
Here are some helpful hints during this time at home to have some resources available to aid in your formation and study, especially during this Lenten season. Hopefully there is something for everyone here. ·         Our own local Billings Cath...

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St. Bernard's Holy Week

Posted on April 09, 2020 in: General News

St. Bernard's Holy Week
We will have posted Service of Shadows (stations sung by choir members) for Good Friday and Easter Sunday Mass.  Please join us - www.stbernardblgs.org or YouTube - St. Bernard's Catholic Church Billings, MT. God Bless and pray for each other.

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Holy Week At Home

Posted on April 03, 2020 in: General News

Holy Week At Home
Go the bulletins above and find an article about Holy Week at Home.

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Free Give us This Day

Posted on April 01, 2020 in: General News

Free Give us This Day
We have free devotional books for the month of April.  They are on a table inside the 2nd set of doors at the front of church if you would like to stop by and get one.  It has daily readings, prayers.

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BILLINGS CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
BILLINGS CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS:   Application forms are now available in the St. Bernard’s church office for two $1,000 tuition-assistance scholarships to Billings Central Catholic High School for the year 2019-2020.  These scholarships are sponsored by St. Bernar...

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Graduating Seniors 2020

Posted on April 22, 2020 in: General News

Graduating Seniors 2020
To all Graduating seniors of St. Bernard’s church,           Due to the Covid 19 outbreak, we have canceled the Senior Breakfast.  We still want to congratulate all your accomplishments and reward you for all your success.  Know that th...

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Prayer For a Spiritual Communion
Prayer for a Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You we...

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Youth Group News

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General News

Youth Group News
Brian and the youth group volunteers are trying to find new and creative ways to meet and keep the youth busy during this time of social distancing.  If you would like to keep up to date with what they youth group is doing please contact Brian Shea at brians@stbernardblgs.org and he will m...

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Adult Education

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General News

Adult Education
Adult Education - We will be discussing the entire book He Leadeth Me on May 4 at 11am on Zoom.  For a link and password to this Zoom meeting please contact Brian at brians@stbernardblgs.org.  If you are not receiving adult education emails and would like to be added to our list ...

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YouTube

Posted on April 06, 2020 in: General News

YouTube
You can find our Masses and some musical selections with pictures by some choir members, along with some messages from parishioners on our YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtswA3pETCPuP1yWduHYvqQ St. Bernard's Church Billings, MT

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Adult Education For May 28th
This Thursday, May 28th at 11am, Gary Rome will be leading a presentation about Mary on Zoom.  You don’t want to miss this talk as he will be covering a lot of interesting material.  Here is the link and password.   Topic: Adult Education - Mary  Contact Brian for inf...

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Pentecost

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

Pentecost
Remember to wear RED for Pentecost Masses, May 30 & 31.

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Memo From Bishop Warfel 5.29.2020
Diocese of Great Falls-Billings Catholic Church of Eastern Montana M E M O R A N D U M DATE: May 29, 2020 TO: Parishioners of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings FROM: Bishop Michael W. Warfel +BMW SUBJECT: Phase Two reopening of parishes for public worship     The annou...

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Baptism

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

Baptism
Next Baptism, Sunday, July 5th after the 9am Mass.  Call the office to schedule.  259-4350

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Food Bank

Posted on June 25, 2020 in: General News

Food Bank
Food Bank weekend July 4 & 5.  Please help out and bring some food.

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K-3 Parent Meeting

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: General News

K-3 Parent Meeting
Parents Meeting: We will be having a parents meeting  Monday July 13th, at 6:00pm in the main church. Please come in the main doors of the church and sit in the pews to continue social distancing. This meeting is to talk about the K-3 Faith formation program.  We will talk about what is go...

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RCIA

Posted on July 20, 2020 in: General News

RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program is for those looking to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist).  Classes are held Sunday mornings, following the 9am Mass.  Any Catholic who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, those ...

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At Home VBS

Posted on July 10, 2020 in: General News

At Home VBS
Because we had to cancel our Vacation Bible School this year due to the coronavirus doesn’t mean we can’t learn about God this summer right in our own homes.  This at home VBS includes a bible story with a video, talking points, an interactive activity or craft that connects to the ...

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Weekend Mass Times

Posted on April 24, 2020 in: General News

Weekend Mass Times
Masses are Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9am. (9am is live streamed - facebook and on our website before 12noon on Sundays)

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Life Chain

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

Life Chain
Join pro-life people in the Billings area on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 4th at 2 pm for the 14th Annual LIFE CHAIN – an international movement that consists of a peaceful, prayerful, public witness of pro-life people standing for 90 minutes, praying for our nation and for an...

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10th Annual Rosary Rally

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General News

10th Annual Rosary Rally
10th Annual Billings Rosary Rally! When:   Sat., Oct. 10, Noon Where: At the 40 Days for Life vigil site 100 W. Wicks La. (at Babcock & Wicks) Why:     To beg Our Lady’s Intercession! For our country, that we turn to God & honor Him in all things For ...

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The Eucharist: Catholic Beliefs and Practices
The Eucharist: Catholic Beliefs and Practices The fourth in a series of teachings on the Eucharist  By Bishop Warfel I was at one of our Catholic schools for Mass a while back. A Communion Minister mentioned to me that some of the Precious Blood had accidently spilled on the floor. I covered ...

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Registration for K-12 Religion

Posted on August 20, 2020 in: General News

Registration for K-12 Religion
The 2020-2021 registration forms for Sunday School, Kindergarten through High School are available in the lobby of the church and online at www.stbernardblgs.org. Whether you are going to be doing in-person groups or distant learning, we ask that everyone please turn in a new registration for the ne...

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RCIA

Posted on September 02, 2020 in: General News

RCIA
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the means for those looking to receive sacraments of initiation into the Catholic Church.  RCIA is also a wonderful catechesis for Catholics to grow in understanding of the Rites and celebration of the faith.  We are making these instruc...

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Digital Halloween Party

Posted on October 14, 2020 in: General News

Digital Halloween Party
Due to the growing number of active Covid cases in Yellowstone county, we will not be able to have our annual Halloween party here at St. Bernard’s, and that includes trunk or treat.  We still wish to celebrate with you, so this year we will be having a digital Halloween party!  Send...

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40 Days For Life

Posted on September 09, 2020 in: General News

40 Days For Life
40 DAYS for LIFE: Sept. 23 - Nov. 1  Help us witness to the sanctity of every human life by scheduling an hour per week. Our parish has committed to covering every Wednesday of the campaign; to help fill our church’s day, call Alvina Buck at 860-5553 or 259-3168. For more informat...

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SVdP

Posted on October 19, 2020 in: General News

SVdP
Did you know that besides serving a warm lunch, St. Vincent de Paul also provides sack lunches that our friends can take with them. Typically these include peanut butter and jelly or a meat and cheese sandwich, bottled water, soft fruit or a fruit cup, and a sweet treat like a granola bar. Feel free...

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Fall Craft Fair

Posted on July 01, 2020 in: General News

Fall Craft Fair
Craft Show Cancelled According to the announcement by John Felton, head of the Yellowstone County Health Board, on October 12, we regret to tell you that we must cancel this year's 39th annual Council of Catholic Women Craft Fair to be held on November 7, including bake sale an...

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Adult Education

Posted on October 14, 2020 in: General News

Adult Education
Adult education has started.  We meeet on Mondays at 11:30am in Daly Hall and 6pm in St. Clare.  Please join us for lively discussions as we gather together to learn more about our faith.  All are welcome!  In order to keep everyone safe and healthy we ask that everyone wear a ma...

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Thanksgivng Day Mass 9am

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

Thanksgivng Day Mass 9am
St. Bernard's will have a 9am Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th.

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Holy Day: Dec. 8th

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General News

Holy Day: Dec. 8th
Holy Day: Tuesday, Dec. 8th - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Masses at St. Bernard's: 9am and 6pm. NO 7am Mass that day.

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Advent Book

Posted on November 19, 2020 in: General News

Advent Book
Those popular “Little Books” for Advent can be ordered directly from their website:            littlebooks.org.  

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Advent Weekly Themes

Posted on November 23, 2020 in: General News

Advent Weekly Themes
4th Weekend: Dec. 19 & 20 Baby Shower.  This weekend is set aside to honor Jesus through babies and children by having a Baby Shower for Jesus.  NO need to wrap these baby items with paper, just your love.  Bring your gifts to the ALTAR before Mass.  LaVie will use these g...

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Live Stream - Christmas Eve

Posted on December 17, 2020 in: General News

Live Stream - Christmas Eve
We will be live streaming Christmas Eve Mass at 4pm.  To view the live stream you will need to go to Mary Strauss Facebook page.  We will upload to YouTube (St. Bernard's Church Billings, MT) and our website as soon as we can after the Mass is finished.  Check after 7pm. Thank ...

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2020 Christmas Mass Times and Reservation Information
St. Bernard's Christmas Eve: 4pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm Christmas Day: 9am Reservations are Required. Dear Parishioners, Due to limited seating during this Covid 19 affliction, we shall offer reservations  for  Christmas Masses so that everybody doesn’t show up at the same ...

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Celebrating Christmas at Home

Posted on December 11, 2020 in: General News

Celebrating Christmas at Home
To all St. Bernard’s families,                 This Saturday would have been our annual Christmas party here at St. Bernard’s. Unfortunately, due to Covid we had to cancel yet another event.  To help ...

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New Year's Day Mass

Posted on December 28, 2020 in: General News

New Year's Day Mass
Solemnity of Mary - Mass on January 1, 2021 is at 10am.

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Scam Alert

Posted on December 29, 2020 in: General News

Scam Alert
Be aware of a text or email coming from Fr. David.  The text comes from 406-318-7955 and asks for Apple Store Gift Cards.   This is a scam, do not respond.  So sorry in advance. 

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 From The Montana Catholic Conference, the Church's lobbying arm at the State  Legislature. Yesterday it was announced that, as of now, there will be at least 4 abortion-related bills up for hearings next week. Tuesday, January 19 at 8:00 am in House Judiciary: ·&n...

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March For Life Sunday, January 24th
Join Bishop Michael Warfel and others for the 14th Annual Billings MARCH FOR LIFE, marking the sad anniversary of 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which ushered in an era of abortion on demand. Since then, an estimated 65 million innocent human beings have been legally killed in the U.S., al...

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National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14

Posted on January 28, 2021 in: General News

National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14
See Documents attached.

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Catholic School Week 2021

Posted on February 01, 2021 in: General News

Catholic School Week  2021
Click on link for video.   As we begin the second semester of school at Billings Catholic Schools, we also celebrate Catholic Schools Week. Our greatest appreciation goes out to Father Dave and all of the St. Bernard parishioners and staff for the support given to our schools during this ...

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Mask Mandate

Posted on February 11, 2021 in: General News

Mask Mandate
Feb. 10, 2021 To All: Governor Gianforte has reversed Governor Bullock’s mandate to wear masks which will begin on Friday, i.e., tomorrow. The wearing of masks at Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings, however, will continue to be required until such a time that a suff...

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Marriage Encounter

Posted on September 29, 2020 in: General News

Marriage Encounter
World Wide Marriage Encounter sees an opportunity to use the technology we have all recently become familiar with, to enrich our lives, by hosting several virtual marriage enrichments. Join us in taking this time to renew your marriage. Register for one or all three virtual events. Each enrichment i...

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Lent 2021

Posted on February 03, 2021 in: General News

Lent 2021
St. Bernard’s: Fridays during Lent 5:30pm Adoration 6pm Stations of the Cross  

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2021 Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 04, 2021 in: General News

2021 Holy Week Schedule
Holy Week Schedule For St. Bernard’s Palm Sunday: Sat. March 27 – 5pm Sun. March 28 – 9am and 11am Holy Thursday Mass: April 1 – 7pm Good Friday Service: April 2 – 7pm Easter Vigil Mass: April 3rd – 8pm Easter Sunday Mass: April 4th – 9a...

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 Reservations are full for Easter Sunday
RESERVATIONS ARE FULL FOR EASTER SUNDAY. There is space available in Daly Hall or the Basement - no reservation needed. Easter Sunday Reservations As with Christmas this year, our celebrations of the Lord Jesus on Easter Sunday will require some extra care to ensure the safety of all who will ...

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Posture Change For Mass

Posted on November 25, 2020 in: General News

Posture Change For Mass
Posture Change for Mass Directed By Bishop Michael Warfel “After consultation with the Diocesan Worship Commission and with members of the Priest’s Council on this question, the normal posture following the Lamb of God at Mass will be kneeling until the beginning of the Communion proce...

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Scholarships to Central High School for Boys and Girls
GIRLS: BILLINGS CENTRAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS Application forms are available in the St. Bernard’s church office for two $1,000 tuition-assistance scholarships  for girls to Billings Central Catholic High School for the year 2020-2021.  These scholarships are sponsored by St. B...

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Great American Cleanup

Posted on April 15, 2021 in: General News

Great American Cleanup
Dear Bright n’ Beautiful friends, Join us for Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup in Billings!  As you know, Great American Cleanup is a great community event for our great community. If we operate with caution, we can still get out there and pitch in together in the fresh sp...

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Charity Fundraising Raffle - Diocese Of Great Falls-Billings
There is still time to get your tickets. They are available in the parish office.

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