St. Bernard Catholic Church

Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana

Contact Info

219 E. Bridge St.
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
P: 337-332-2159
F: 337-332-2276

Welcome to St. Bernard Catholic Church Parish!  If you are new to our area, we welcome you and want you to be a part of our Church family!  Registering begins by clicking on the Registration tab, visiting or calling the parish office (337-332-2159) or by using the bright yellow cards found at our church exits.  Using envelopes identifies you and your family as active and practicing for the purpose of Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and Marriage sponsorship and for Catholic School enrollment.   

St. Bernard Parish holds its Hospitality Weekend this weekend, November 15-16. In the spirit of community, everyone is invited to a Thanksgiving get-together with food and refreshments served after each of the weekend masses except Sunday, 5pm.  

CDA sponsors an Education Contest for grades 4 - 12.  Deadline to enter is January 21, 2015.  See the bulletin for details or call Lucy Ellender at 349-7489.

Catholic Daughters Quilt Raffle tickets are on sale next weekend, November 22-23, before and after all Masses except Sunday, 5pm.

Christ the King Procession will be held next Sunday, November 23, beginning at 2pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church.  The procession will lead to St. Bernard Church where there will be prayer and benediction.  Light refreshments will be served in the Borel Center afterwards.   

Click on the Bulletins tab and view our bulletins for more news and information.

 

 

 

Our Mission Statement

Welcome…     Seek...         Celebrate…

 To welcome the active; To seek the inactive; To celebrate the beauty of Christ present by prayerfully working to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all through the intercession of St. Bernard.

 This is our mission!  This is our challenge!

 WE WELCOME YOU TO PRAY WITH US, SING WITH US, BELIEVE AND REJOICE WITH US.

To register with the parish, click here.

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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil - 4:00pm

Sunday - 7:00am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 5:00pm

Monday - 6:30am

Tuesday - 5:30pm

Wednesday - 6:30am

Thursday - 5:30pm

Friday - 12:00noon

Saturday 8:00am

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:00am - 12:00 noon
1:00pm - 4:00pm

Wednesday
8:00am - 12:00 noon
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Friday
8:00am - 12:00 noon

Cemetery Office:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00 noon

St. Bernard Catholic Church Parish Staff

Meet our Pastor

Rev. F. David Broussard

Message from the Pastor

Dear Friends,

They say, “Only the good die young.”  Well…that’s sometimes the case, when the Lord squeezes a lot into a short time.  But more often He seems to spread a lot of good over a long full life.  Belonging to the former category, however, would be the likes of St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231), whose feast-day is this Monday, the 17th.  She wasn’t exactly the “poor little rich girl” when she married at the ripe old age of 14 the young duke Louis (or Ludwig) of Thuringia.  It was an “arranged” marriage, for mostly political reasons, but they came to genuinely love each other.  Louis was a pious guy, too, who often held his young bride’s hand as they offered their night prayers before bed.  Early on, Elizabeth was influenced by St. Francis, who was just starting his movement and one of whose friars ended up as the princess’ chaplain.  She built a hospital for the poor at the foot of the mountain on which their castle stood and nursed the sick herself.  Her husband’s family accused her of squandering the royal treasury, bad-mouthed her and even once threw her out of the castle.  She tried to keep her deeds of mercy secret (like the Master told us)—especially from her husband, who she thought might fuss at her.  Elizabeth unexpectedly ran into him once, carrying a basket of bread for the poor, but when he peeked under the towel, the loaves had miraculously turned into roses!  I always liked the charming story, that her maid would sneak into the royal couple’s bedroom early in the morning before sun-up, to wake the princess to start her charitable work in the neighborhood.  The “wake-up call” was always the same:  the maid would jiggle Elizabeth’s big toe.  Well…one morning…she grabbed the wrong toe!  The Duke jumped (and probably reached dagger!), but when he realized what was up, he gave his wife a “petit bec doux” and rolled over to go back to sleep.  Sadly, he was killed in the Crusades while Elizabeth was still carrying their third child.  Elizabeth would soon join him in eternity; she wasn’t yet 24 when she died.  Young love is amazing, but love—at any age—for Christ and His needy brothers and sisters is even more so.  We have only to look at our last credit card statement to be reminded of how much treasure we go through on frivolous stuff…and how much time we waste.  Elizabeth, young as she was, had her act together!  Have a blessed week.