Sacrament of Baptism: Generally Baptisms are celebrated on the first Sunday of the month or at a mutually convenient time set by the pastor/deacon and parents. Parents must be registered in the parish, practicing their faith, and committed to raising their child in the Catholic faith in order to have a child baptized. Families from outside the parish must obtain a letter of permission from their proper pastor to have their child baptized at Saint Bernard's Parish.
Sacrament of Penance: Confessions are heard one hour prior to each weekend Mass, by appointment, or by request. Communal penance services (with additional priests) are celebrated in Advent and Lent. Check the parish bulletin for these dates and times.
Sacrament of Matrimony: The preparation time necessary for a couple to be married at Saint Bernard's Parish is one year (in accord with Diocesan policy). Contact the Pastor or Deacon at least one year before setting the wedding date to clear the date with the church calendar. Each couple preparing for marriage will also attend a Mentor-Couple Marriage Program which last several months.
Anointing of the Sick: Anyone who is sick at home, hospitalized, or in a medical facility can request the celebration of the Sacrament of the Sick. Family members are reminded to call the parish office when someone is admitted to the hospital so a pastoral visit can be made.
Saint Bernard's Catholic Church
Father Robert F. Sharman
811 Shermans Valley Road
New Bloomfield , PA 17068
P: (717) 582 4113
F: (717) 582-3797