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.   

This weekend is Hospitality Weekend.  Join us for a full-course meal after Saturday 4pm, Sunday 7am, 9am, and 10:30am Masses.  

Knights of Columbus Council 2398's Baby Bottle Campaign will be held next weekend, Sept. 27-28.  Proceeds benefit the DesOrmeaux Foundation, which operates the Women's Center of Lafayette, a Catholic-based crisis pregnancy organization.

Join the 2014 Public Square Rosary Crusade!  See Special Events tab for flyer.

Cursillo 50th Anniversary Celebration will be held on October 4th.  See Special Events tab for flyer.

Theresian Morning of Reflection is coming up on Saturday, October 25th, at St. Bernard Church Borel Center.  See Special Events tab for flyer. 

John Martignoni, president of Bible Christian Society, an apostolate dedicated to explaining and defending the Scriptural foundations of the Catholic Faith, will speak at St. Bernard Church on Oct. 31 - Nov. 1.  See Special Events tab for flyer.

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!


To register with the parish, click here.



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

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

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,

Mamma’s tears.  I remember my mother telling me once of a time in the early 80’s, when the oil industry around here had gone bust and everyone was affected in some way or another.  Work was scarce with Pop’s little construction business, and the bills were piling up, and there were still plenty of mouths to feed and get through school.  Mom said she had never taken so many showers in all her life as she had then.  When I asked, “Showers?  Why showers?”, she answered:  “Because I didn’t want you kids to see how much I’d been crying.”  Alexander the Great was plowing through ancient Persia when one of his generals finally got around to delivering to him a message from his mother in far-off Macedon.  The King let him have it for taking so long and said: “General, don’t you know that one tear of my mother moves me more than all the Persian armies?!”  Mamma’s tears.  Your heart has to be pretty calloused if they don’t move you.  This Monday, 15 September, the Church honors Mary’s tears and broken Heart and spiritual martyrdom in the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  It’s always twinned with the Exaltation of the Cross, which we celebrate this Sunday, because, like Him, She always sees the Glory in the pain, the triumph in the tragedy.  A mother’s heart will always break for her children, and with her children, and Mary’s tears are no longer for Her Son but for us.  I know Mother’s Day is in May, but that’s a time for hugs and homemade cards that make you go “Aw… cher”.  There ought to be another day to thank moms for all those tears they’re always shedding over us, the stresses and strains and sleepless nights.  Well, maybe there is.  In the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, just feet away from Calvary, the most sacred spot on earth, stands a statue of Our Lady of Sorrows.  Her Heart is pin-cushioned with seven swords, and I often think that one of them is bound to have my name on it.  But moms are tough, and I believe the Mother of all mothers wouldn’t have it pulled out---for me or for you -- until all Her children’s crosses are transformed into resurrections!  No guts, no glory… huh, Mom?  Have a blessed week!