Please welcome our newest staff member, Renee Forbes.
Renee will be working at our parish as the new Finance Manager. Renee has a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University as well as a Master’s Degree from Argosy University. She comes to us with an abundance of management experience in large financial organizations. She is an active member of the St. Bernadette community and has served the parish by volunteering her services as a Sacristan, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and office volunteer.
A warm welcome to our new Associate Pastor, Fr. Oliver R. Vietor!
Father Vietor graduated from the United States Naval Academy, served in the Navy, and then earned a M.Div. from Yale University Divinity School. In 2005, he and his family moved to Phoenix and in 2010 he was ordained in the Catholic Church under the terms of the Pastoral Provision for former Episcopal clergymen. He served as Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church and as an instructor in the Institute of Catholic Theology. When asked why he and his family became Catholic, Father Vietor explains simply: “to be closer to Christ”.
St. Bernadette Roman Catholic Parish is an active, diverse and committed parish with religious and educational programs for all ages. We exist as a Eucharistic community to celebrate, proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Word and Sacrament for the Glory of God.
Our K-8 private religious school, Saint John XXIII Catholic School Community, is located on the St. Bernadette parish grounds. In this Christ-centered atmosphere, the unique qualities of each student are recognized.
Prayer for Our New Church
Loving Father, We your servants, in thanksgiving to you, desire in our hearts to build you a house as an offering of praise and a testimony of our faith in you.
If it be your will, deign to make us worthy to build an exalted house for You, where your children may bring you fitting worship. May it be a House of Prayer for our parish family. May it be a place where sinners repent, where faith increases and grace flows. Direct our hearts away from sin so that our offering to you may be acceptable. May our new Church be a sign of the heavenly Jerusalem where the Lamb who was slain is offered constantly as the one true worship. Amen.