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 Offices will be closed for Thanksgiving from Wednesday, November 26th, at noon, through Friday, November 28th. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

The Annual Nativity Play will be held in church on Friday, December 12th, at 6pm. Join us!

Our Annual Christmas Giving Tree to benefit women and their children at a local shelter will be up on the weekend of November 29 - 30.  Thank you for generously supporting this worthy cause.

See the November 30 bulletin for St. Bernard Church's holiday schedule of Masses and for Advent Missions in the Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette. 

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,

Some of you might have seen the film “For Greater Glory”.  It is about the Mexican “Cristeros” War of the 1920’s.  We often presume that most Mexicans—including the many migrants we have in these parts now—are Catholic.  Well, most of them are…culturally; they might have been baptized, though, sadly, few have been really educated in their faith—or even in their own history.  In the 1920’s, the socialist government of Mexico did all within its power to totally eradicate the Catholic faith from the daily life of the ordinary Mexican.  But many resisted.  They defended themselves and the faith so precious to them, and so the Cristada, or Cristeros War, ensued from 1926 to 1929.  Their name means “Soldiers for Christ”; their battle cry was “Viva Cristo Rey!” (“Long Live Christ the King!”).  The government, led by the atheistic President Calles, especially targeted priests and nuns, but any and all who dared resist them were victims, like the 14-year-old José Luis Sanchez (d. 1928).  He was made a flag bearer for the Cristeros until his capture by the Federales and tortured with knives and machetes to renounce his faith.  Moments before his death, the boy drew a cross in the dirt and kissed it.  He and twelve other martyrs were beatified by Pope Benedict in 2005.  Or there was Blessed Miguel Pro, a young priest who ministered to his people in secret and in disguise until he was arrested.  The government was so sure that Padre Miguel would cower, that it sent newspaper reporters and photographers to capture his whole execution.  But the priest refused the offered blindfold and welcomed the bullets of the firing squad.  With arms outstretched in the form of a cross, he yelled:  “Viva Cristo Rey!”, as the soldiers cut him down.  The other day, I noticed around the neck of a friend a beautiful round silver medal of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  She let me look at it more closely and turned it over to show that it was actually a Mexican peso, stamped with the date 1924—just before the persecutions began.  The Madonna on our money!  Imagine!  But, scrap Mary…and the madness begins.  For now…for us…it’s “In God We Trust”.  I truly hope it’s more than just a little lip service.  I shudder to think what might follow.  Viva Cristo Rey!  Have a blessed week!