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 Church will accept non-perishable food donations in church every first this Sunday of the month.  These items will be donated to the St. Bernard/St. Francis Food Pantry.

CDA Living Rosary, in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary in her special month, will be after the 5:30pm Mass on Tuesday, October 6. Covered dish meal follows in the Borel Center.

A Public Square Rosary will be held on Saturday, October 10, 12 noon, in Veterans Park, Breaux Bridge. For more information, call Herb Boudreaux, 412-4029.

Annual Cemetery Dues notices for plots not covered by Perpetual Dues have been mailed.  If you do not receive your notice during this month, please call the Cemetery Office between the hours of 8am and 12noon, Monday - Friday:  332-2159 Ext. 241.

KC's hold their annual Baby Bottle Campaign on the weekend of October 11 -12.

Area Theresians invite all women to a morning retreat with Fr. Gary Schexnayder on Saturday, October 24, at 8am in the Borel Center.  $15 registration fee includes breakfast, coffee and bottled water.  Please register by October 15.

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!


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Mass Times

Saturday Vigil - 4:00pm

Sunday - 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 5:00pm

Monday - 6:30am

Tuesday - 5:30pm

Wednesday - 6:30am

Thursday - 5:30pm

Friday -12 noon

Saturday - 8am

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. David Broussard

Message from the Pastor

Dear Friends,

“How ‘bout that pope?”  I didn’t catch a lot of the coverage of Pope Francis’ trip to our country this past week, but I managed to see many inspiring things, like:  his smiles (through his apparent exhaustion), babies kissed, Boehner cry, and the crowds—thousands here, a million there! 

But, of course, it wasn’t just the visuals; there were the commentaries.  And, sure, everyone’s entitled to their opinion.  But WOW !  I listen to more radio than watch TV, and I catch a lot of “talk radio”, like Moon Griffon, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.  Listening to them during the week and the callers on their shows, you’d swear that Francis was “public enemy #1” and should stay shut in and shut up in the Vatican!  The venom and vitriol exchanged on the airways about the Pope’s views on just about anything left you thinking that Francis was just a hypocritical socialist, at best! 

And then you see the man, hear the man, and you know somebody’s got it wrong.  Remember the little bracelets and bumper-stickers sporting “WWJD” (“What Would Jesus Do”)?  Well, I think that what Francis had to do and say on the hot-button topics of the day would probably sound a lot more like the Carpenter from Nazareth than our “talking heads” on radio or TV.  Maybe I’m wrong.  I don’t think the Pope even wants to comment on whether or not we, as a nation, have the right to secure borders and regulate immigration, but he’s pointing out that we (and now all of Europe) have hurting, hungry, homeless people in our streets…now what are we going to do about that…not only as Christians, but as human beings? 

Francis is no “tree-hugger”—though some factions would love to use him as their poster-boy—but he does stingingly remind us that ours is a “throw-away society”, tending all the more towards greed and waste, but God has made us not “owners” but “stewards” of His creation.  The Golden Rule does not mean that “he who has the gold makes the rules”.  But again, we all have an opinion.  And I remember the Master saying something about  “woe to you when all speak well of you…” 

But, I personally admire a pope who would dare to leave the ivory palace of the Vatican, to walk into the belly of the beast of unbridled capitalism here in the U.S. or oppressive communism in Cuba and (gently, calmly, courageously) speak truth to power.  It gets people talking…and hopefully (as Francis hopes), it might also get people doing.

Have a blessed week.