Saint Bernadette's Parish

Roman Catholic Diocese of Fall River

529 Eastern Avenue, Fall River, MA 02723 | 508.679.1991

Parish Life

Welcome!

If you are new to St. Bernadette Parish, please know how welcome you are among us as we worship God.  The Catholic Church is built not of marble, wood, bricks and glass, but of men, women, boys and girls, “living stones” on Jesus Christ the Cornerstone and we would love you to join us in this great spiritual building project of all.  We welcome everyone as we try to help each other to respond to Jesus’ perennial call to conversion and holiness of life, so that we might have true communion with God and each other.  We are both proud and humbled to be Roman Catholic, exceedingly grateful for the gift of the Good News Jesus teaches and is, and overwhelmed by God’s love that he gives us himself in the sacraments and in prayer.  We hope that you will share these treasures (of which God has made us heirs and heiresses!) with us here.  We welcome you as true spiritual siblings!

Liturgical Schedule

  1. Lord’s Day Masses: Saturday at 4:00pm; Sunday at 8:30am, 10:30am, and 5:00pm
  2. Weekday Masses: Monday through Saturday at 8:00am
  3. Holy Day Masses: (Normally) 8:00 am and 7:00pm
  4. Confessions: Every day at 7:15am; Saturday at 3:00pm
  5. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Every Friday after 8am Mass to 4:30pm
  6. Monthly Holy Hour: Last Monday of the month at 7pm

Commonly-Asked Questions

Registering in the Parish – New parishioners are always welcome!  Please visit the sacristy or the rectory to pick up a registration form.

Baptisms – Baptisms are normally celebrated on the last Sunday of the month after the 10:30 Mass.  Other arrangements are possible.  Parents are encouraged to call the rectory and make an appointment with Father Landry during the pregnancy so that the baptism can take place soon after birth.

Religious Education – Religious instruction is ongoing each week at Sunday Mass for all those who participate in our religious education program.

Marriages – Engaged couples are asked to contact Fr. Landry at least eight months in advance and before they book a reception hall.

Sponsor certificates – To be a baptismal or confirmation sponsor (godparent), one must be a fully-initiated Catholic 16 or older who is a model of the Catholic faith, attends Mass each Sunday and holy day, lives by the teachings of the Catholic faith (also with regard to the sacrament of marriage), is registered here and supports the parish as one’s time and financial circumstances allow.  To request one, please see Fr. Landry as soon as you’re asked.

Anointing of the Sick – Please notify us if someone is in danger of death due to serious illness or old age in order to arrange a time for the priest to visit and confer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.  Please do not wait until the last minute.

Holy Communion to the Homebound – If a parishioner is regularly unable to come to Mass but would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please call the Rectory to arrange for a visit.