Groups & Organizations
If you are a single Catholic, age 18-55, contemplating a religious lifestyle as a priest, sister, brother or the religious life, please contact the Parish Office at 831-6531 or the Diocesan Vocations Office at the Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Catholic CEnter, 702 S. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53744-4983; call, 821-3088 or visit the diocesan website vocations page.
RCIA is a process through which non-baptized and baptized men and women from non-Catholic traditions become enter the Catholic Church. These men and women are guided and cared for as they awaken in faith and are gradually introduced to the Catholic way of life. It includes several stages marked by study, prayer and rites at Mass. For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 831-6531 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Living Rosary Group
Began in May 1929 by fifteen women parishioners. Members pray a decade/ mystery of the rosary each day. On the 1st Friday of May and October, members of ht group gather at the parish to pray the rosary, sing, and recite the Litany of Loretto. Members of the group and parishioners who are able come and pray the rosary before the Funeral Mass or Service for the deceased and their family. They meet one-half hour before the funeral service in the Eucharistic Chapel.
The Madonna's Rosary Makers
Are parishioners from St. Bernard's, Middleton; St. Mary's Pine Bluff and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Cross Plains. The group makes rosaries fro the missions throughout the world and prays the Rosary at their meetings every other month.
Monday Evening Prayer Group
Those wishing to pray with this group meet on Monday evenings, 7:30 pm in the Eucharistic Chapel.
Council of Catholic Women’s Group (CCW)
WHO WE ARE? All Catholic women who are members from the following parishes: Ashton, Belleville, Cross, Plains, Dane, Martinsville, Mazomanie, Middleton, Mt. Horeb, Oregon, Paoli, Perry, Pine Bluff, Roxbury, Verona, Waunakee, and Westport.
WHAT WE DO? Women are involved in their parish in a number of ways. Groups may include: Altar Society, Rosary Society, Christian Mothers, etc. Individually: parish women may help at funeral luncheons, visit the sick, work on a parish event or parish mission project.
HOW WE WORK? These women (CCW members) come together for a Fall and Spring gathering for Spirituality (Mass and prayer), Educational & Enjoyment (speaker or entertainment), Share in a meal, and Service (support, aid and share in a local, national or worldwide project). There are 11 Deaneries in the Madison Diocese (DCCW Group) that meet annually in June for a day of spirituality, education and social.
WHO MAY JOIN? Membership is open to all Catholic women in parishes, deanery or diocese that support the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) mission. Membership dues are paid to the Diocese by the parish based on the number of parishioners.
NCCW Mission Statement:
The National Council of Catholic Women acts through its affiliated organizations to support, empower, and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. NNCW programs respond with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society in the modern world.
All Catholic women are welcomed and encouraged to participate. FOR MORE INFORMATION about your parish, deanery or diocesan group, please contact: St. Bernard’s Parish CCW: Vera Bauman or Mary Handel.
Representatives from our parish visit needy families in Madison and Middleton filling requests for food furnishings and household needs from parishioner donations. Small gifts for children in those households such as a set of crayons and a coloring book, picture books, novels, magazines, pens, drawing paper, puzzle books or mazes are greatly appreciated. Under this organization the parish also does collection drives for Bundle/Clothing Sundays done 2 to 3 times a year where people can clean out their closets and garages of any clothing and small household items. a SVdP truck ; Recycle the Warmth - donations of new or slightly used blankets and bedding or monetary donations; Toy Drive - used toys in good conditions; School Supply Drive - donations include reusable or new school supplies; Winter Clothing Drive The parish assists those in need in our sister parish (St. Francis of Assisi, Milwaukee; and SVdP. Especially needed are any warm (new or gently used) children's jackets, gloves or hats.
Members of this group meet on the third Thursday (September through May) for Mass and a breakfast meeting. Special activities include card parties, day trips, informative presentations and social gatherings held throughout the year.
The Msgr. Lederer KC Council #4549 was insitituted in March 1958. It is a Catholic family fraternal service organization devoting its works for the promotion of charity and education. The organization has a broad program including educational scholarships, social welfare activities, youth programs and spiritual and tangible assistance in time of need. The KC Officers meeting are held on the second Tuesday of the month and the KC General Meeting is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
For more information on any of these groups or organizations, please call the Parish Office at 831-6531, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM.
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