Ministries

To participate in, lead, or join any of the following ministries, call the contact number provided or the Church Office at 337-332-2159.  Or contact Donna Melancon by email at donna@stbernardch.com or through this website.   If you feel called or find any of these ministries of interest to you, we encourage you to call or email and at least find out more.

Eucharistic Ministry are those volunteers afforded the privilege of distributing Our Lord's precious Body and Blood to the homebound or those in hospitals and nursing homes. Call Kathy Romero, 845-4481 for homebound and hospitals. Call Johanna Guidry, 845-4161 for nursing home.

Grief Support provides support during and after the loss of a loved one.  During the period of bereavement, ministers attend to the family through personal visits, phone calls, mail outs, food preparation and delivery, and information on grief counseling.  Yearly, a Memorial Mass and reception is held honoring those who have died during the previous year.  Call Sherry LeBlanc, 332-2159 ext. 241.

Perpetual Adoration affords everyone the opportunity to stop by at any time to spend time with our Lord in prayer, quiet solitude or in reading or meditating sacred scripture.  While anyone can drop in the Perpetual Adoration chapel at any time, parishioners are encouraged to pledge one hour weekly.  Call Lou Castex, 332-2770.

Prayer Groups (various charismatic prayer and rosary groups) meet weekly for meditation, discussion and prayer. Call Donna Melancon, 332-2159, ext. 222.

Prison Ministry assists in bringing the Word and Holy Eucharist to prison residents. Call Donna Melancon, 332-2159, ext. 222. 

Ultreya meets weekly in the evening and is available to all who have made a Cursillo and wish to continue their spiritual development.  Call Jackie Comb, 332-1980.

Come, Lord Jesus! Bible formation study group meets weekly and focuses on the upcoming Sunday readings.  Learn to pray with your hearts, listen to God  in silence and get more out of Mass. Call Anita Trahan, 332-3754.

Focus on the Children provides readings and homily (during the 10:30am Mass) designed specifically for children ages 3 - 7.  Focus on the Children has been suspended until a captain can be found to take charge of this popular ministry.  If interested, please contact the Church Office at 337-332-2159 ext. 222.

Life Teen/ROC is the program which provides education and participation of teens and confirmation students as members of our community of faith.  Call Christine Angelle or Judy Savoy, 332-4488.

Parish Religious Education teaches our young people their Catholic faith.  Be a part of mentoring and facilitating the formation of young students as they learn about their faith and prepare for their sacraments.  Call Christine Angelle or Judy Savoy, 332-4488.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is for any adult who wants to become Catholic, receive their sacraments, or learn more about their Catholic faith.  Call Emmaline Thibodeaux, 280-9058 or Joey Picard, 845-5565.

St. Bernard School provides a religious and academic quality education in a Catholic learning setting.  For information, call 337-332-5350 or see the Helpful Links tab.

Altar Servers are boys and girls, 4th grade/9 years old, who assist with the Mass/Liturgical celebrations.  Call Dennis Champagne, 332-1185.

Altar Society is a group of men and women who contribute to the upkeep and beautification of the church, altar and chapel. Call Lou Castex, 332-2770.

Choirs are made up of adults, teens and children participating in and providing music at Masses.  Call Pat Menard, 319-5744,

Church Decorators and Church Cleaners assist in the arrangement of floral decorations in the Church and cleaning and beautifying our Church building.  Call Donna Melancon, 332-2159, ext. 222.

Eucharistic Ministers assist the celebrant with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus at Mass.  Call Linda Thibodeaux, 332-3943.

Lectors read the announcements before Mass, first and second readings, and the intercessions during the Prayers of the Faithful.  Call Tina Landry, 342-8072.

Children's Masses are monthly at 11:00am on Sunday, and Life Teen Masses are weekly at 5:00pm on Sunday.  Call Tina Breaux, 332-1111.

Ushers provide assistance in seating the congregation, passing the collection basket, and directing the communion line.  Call Greg Benoit, 332-1033.

Hospitality Weekend is a pot luck meal, held every three months after Saturday 4pm, Sunday 7am, 9am and 10:30am Masses.  By helping with and/or attending this event, you will be helping to foster fellowship and community in our parish.  Call Pat Menard, 319-5744.

Catholic Daughters meets monthly, except in Summer, promoting prayer, parish assistance and charity. Call Tina Breaux, 332-1111.

Knights of Columbus is a fraternal group of Catholic men conducting and supporting charitable, religious, social and educational programs.  call Carrol Comb, 332-3384.

Volunteers are the many people who donate their time and talents in service to their Church Parish.  They include sacristan assistants (helping at Mass), office helpers, yard maintenance, contacting new parishioners, helping with special functions (such as weddings, receptions, etc.), and helping with many other activities when needed.  Call Donna Melancon, 332-2159, ext. 222.