Many Parts, One Body
Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us then exercise them… Romans 12: 6
The practice of sharing our Time, Talent and Treasure is a heartfelt response in gratitude to God for all that He has freely given us. This practice is also known as STEWARDSHIP.
ST. BERNADETTE PARISH INVITES YOU TO SHARE YOUR TIME AND TALENTS
Our parish has been welcoming people from all backgrounds for over 15 years. As a St. Bernadette member, you will find many opportunities to learn, grow, give, and celebrate. Whether you want to be on a board or council, serve the hungry and downtrodden or serve in a silent way…we have many opportunities to return our gifts to Lord who has given us so much.
For more information on ways to get involved with outreach programs for the community as well as parish oriented groups please read the Parish Ministries guide and let us know your areas of interest. Remember, many hands are needed and always welcome.
Click here for a list of Organizations & Ministries within our Parish.
Each day we strive to further the mission of St. Bernadette Catholic Church by ministering to all age levels, reaching out to the poor, hungry, lonesome. We are making disciples of Christ with those we encounter and welcoming others back to the Church and into the unconditional love of God the Father. Through the 45+different ministries and organizations that exist within our parish, we are helping to make a difference in our own neighborhoods, diocese and beyond. And soon we will dedicate a beautiful new Church building that will bring many to know God more fully. Your support is needed now more than ever. Please help us do more, reach further and effect more change by making a year-end donation to St. Bernadette. Donations are tax deductible and can be made by calling the parish office at 480-905-0221 or on-line safely and securely by clicking the PayPal button below. No gift is too big or too small and will be recognized with a letter of thanks and receipt for your taxes.
Our New Church Project
St. Bernadette parishioners waited over 20 years for a church building. The construction of our new church was completed in August 2016 and the first mass was held on August 13th with Bishop Nevares. The church was dedicated on May 25, 2017 with Bishop Olmsted. St. Bernadette Catholic Church was founded in 1995, at which time, the first masses were celebrated in Desert Shadows Elementary School’s cafeteria until the Parish Hall was built in 1998. Masses were celebrated in the Hall until the opening of our new church.
- The church is built using traditional cruciform architecture, meaning it is built in the shape of a cross. This style of architecture was designed specifically for the Eucharistic Celebration, so that even the shape of the building brings to mind the Mass is a memorial of the death and resurrection of Christ.
- Our church seats nearly 800 people.
- Our school, St. John XXIII celebrates a weekly liturgy during the school year as a community.
- The church integrates French design elements as a nod to our Patroness, St. Bernadette, along with Romanesque design used by Catholic churches for well over 1000 years worldwide.
These few things and many others will make our Eucharistic celebrations and community even more meaningful and rich. The impact of the new church goes beyond the obvious and that which we can see. A new church will touch all of our lives and we will grow and become a closer community in every way. The time is now for our new church. We invite you to join us on our journey! Your prayers and support are needed and appreciated.