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 the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, December 8th.

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

Annual cleaning of the church takes place on Saturday, December 13, from 8:45 to 11:30am.  All supplies will be provided. Just show up and help us get the church ready for Christmas.  

See the November 30 or December 7 bulletin for St. Bernard Church's holiday schedule of Masses and for Advent Missions in the Central Region of the Diocese of Lafayette.

Confessions are being heard on Wednesdays in Advent from 6pm to 7pm. 

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,

Have I missed something…or just when did “Christmas” become such a dirty word?  It seems you can say “Happy Holidays” to your heart’s content; you can put up all the “holiday” trees you want.  But say “Merry Christmas”, and the ACLU will be all over you like crazy!  I guess they would also be opposed to the “holy” in the word “holiday”, if they really thought about it, as much as they are against the “Christ” in “Christmas”…or is it the “Mass” part of “Christ-mass” that gets them so riled up?  Have you ever stopped to think just where our (Christian) celebration of Christmas comes from?  It’s been around for a long time, and there are all kinds of theories out there.  One is that the early Christians were encouraged to celebrate December 25th to sort of counteract the popular pagan Roman holiday of the Sol Invictus (the Unconquerable Sun).  We know that the days get shorter until 21 December, the winter solstice (remember, the day the Mayan calendar predicted everything to go boom a couple of years ago?), and then they start to lengthen again.  But that day (the 25th) was already observed by groups of Christians in Africa before the pagan festival ever got  popular.  Some say it was the Christian response to the Jewish festival of Hanukah.  Maybe.  For early believers, the whole Passion, Death and Resurrection of the Lord was more important, and they knew that that had taken place on the 14th day of the Jewish month of Nisan—approximately our 25th of March.  In ancient times, all men of any greatness were thought to have died on either their birthday or on the day they were conceived.  So, the greatest of all great men, Jesus, “had” to have died on the day the Church had venerated as the time He became Flesh in Mary’s womb, 25 March.  Now it’s only a question of math:  25 March + nine months = 25 December, His birthday (?).  The Church Father Tertullian (in the 200’s) thought so.  So did Saint Augustine, 100 years later.  The fact of the matter is, friends, and I doubt that the Vatican really has Jesus’ birth certificate locked away somewhere, but from early on, 25 December seemed as good a date as any on which to honor the birth of the Son of God.  But, for the committed believer, shouldn’t every day be like a Christmas or an Easter!  That is, the date is good enough for us…now, if we can only get all the modern pagans on board!  Have a good week…and a blessed Christ-Mass!