Prayer

The heart of what we are called to do as Catholic Christians is to worship our Lord. We come to the Lord, not out of obligation, but out of love and gratitude for what the Lord has done for us. Below are prayer opportunities at St. Bernard parish and at home.

  • Attend Weekend Mass
  • Pray together as a family/couple
  • Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least 1-3 times per year
  • Attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation
  • Participate in all the sacraments
  • Pray for the needs of the Church
  • Participate in devotional prayer
  • Pray daily for at least 10 minutes
  • Read Scripture each day
  • Pray grace before meals
  • Participate in on-going formation

Stewardship Prayer

Oh Lord, giver of life and source of our freedom, we are reminded that Yours is “the
earth in its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it.” We know that it is from your
hand that we have received all we have and are and will be.

Gracious and loving God,
we understand that you call us to be the stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of
all you have entrusted to us. Help us always to use your gifts wisely and teach us to
share them generously. May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Christ
in our lives. We pray this with grateful hearts in Jesus’ name. Amen

Prayer Requests

“I urge, then first of all that requests, prayers, intercessions and thanksgiving be made for everyone.”
1 Timothy 2:1

Prayer is an essential part of our lives and often there are times where you may need to ask for help from others to pray on your behalf. At St. Bernard we have many community members who have committed to pray for the various needs of parishioners. They are here to pray for you. Simply complete the form below to submit your prayer request to our prayer team.