BERNADETTE MAY 15, 2016 PENTECOST SUNDAY. To live for God only, for God everywhere, for God always! PARISH FACILITIES

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BERNADETTE 8200 Wes t Den ver Av enu e · Mil w au kee , WI 5322 3

PARISH FACILITIES 8200 West Denver Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53223 E-mail: [email protected] Website: or under Parishes Pastor: Fr. Greg Greiten CHURCH OFFICE:

414-358-4600 Fax: 414-358-1478 OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday 7:00AM to 3:30PM NORTHWEST CATHOLIC SCHOOL Phone: 414-352-6927 E-mail: [email protected] Website: MASS SCHEDULE Saturdays: 5:00PM Sundays: 10:30AM Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30PM Fridays: 8:00AM Wednesdays & Holy Days: Check bulletin or contact the parish office CONFESSION First and third Saturdays of each month at 4:00PM ST. BERNADETTE WELCOMES NEW PARISH MEMBERS New membership registration is held after each Mass the weekend of the fourth Sunday of each month. There is a table in the Gathering Area where people can sign up. We would be thrilled to have you join our parish family!

To live for God only, for God everywhere, for God always! - St. Bernadette (1867)


IN OUR PARISH COMMUNITY Schedule of Masses and Special Intentions SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016: Pentecost Sunday 10:30AM For all the parishioners MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016 No Mass TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016 5:30PM †John Radtke WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016: St. John I 8:00AM Intention of Eleanor Buehner THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 9:00AM Prayer service 5:30PM †Paul & Bernice Buttitta FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016: St. Bernardine of Siena No Mass SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016: St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions 5:00PM For all the parishioners SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016: Most Holy Trinity 10:30AM †Emil Mateicka †Scott Mateicka †Scott Wibbert

Readings for the Week of May 15, 2016 Acts 1:1-11/Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23 or Eph 1:17-23/Lk 24:46-53 Monday: Jas 3:13-18/Mk 9:14-29 Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10/Mk 9:30-37 Wednesday: Jas 4:13-17/Mk 9:38-40 Thursday: Jas 5:1-6/Mk 9:41-50 Friday: Jas 5:9-12/Mk 10:1-12 Saturday: Jas 5:13-20/Mk 10:13-16 Next Sunday: Prv 8:22-31/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15

PARISH LIFE Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Pastoral Council meeting, 9:00AM in the library - Bingo, 6:00PM/7:00PM in the cafeteria Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - May 22nd bulletin deadline: 12:00PM in writing - Adult Formation Talk: An Introduction to Reading the Old Testament, 6:30 to 7:30PM in the cafeteria Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Evangelization meeting, 6:30 to 8:30PM in the lobby meeting room Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Upper Campus prayer service, 9:00AM in the church - Tri-parish Pastoral Councils meeting, 6:30PM at OLGH - No choir rehearsal Friday, May 20, 2016 - May 22nd pulpit announcements deadline: 12:00PM - Fish fry, 4:00 to 7:30 PM in the cafeteria Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Sacrament of Reconciliation, 4:00PM - Knights of Columbus membership drive, after Mass - New Member Registration, after Mass - NWCS dance, 6:30 to 8:30PM in the cafeteria Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Knights of Columbus membership drive, after Mass - New Member Registration, after Mass - Continental Breakfast, after Mass, in the cafeteria - Bingo, 6:00PM/7:00PM in the cafeteria


Please Remember in Your Prayers Mary Schwartz, 04-15-16 Robert Burns, 02-23-16 Peter Picciolo, 04-05-16 John Radtke, 02-03-16 Donald Strelecki, 03-07-16 Lucy Cromwell, 01-31-16

Evangelization meeting There will be an Evangelization meeting on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30PM in the lobby meeting room. We will discuss our bus trip to St. Pat’s in Chicago and brainstorm further ideas for our parish community. All are welcome to attend.

Memorial Day flag ceremony Please remember the true meaning of Memorial Day: to honor and remember those Americans who died defending our freedom. Boy Scout Troop 7 will be hosting a Memorial Day flag ceremony on Monday, May 30, at Our Lady of Good Hope. They will meet at 9:00AM at the flagpole in front of the church. Light refreshments will be served afterward.

Donations for Ecuador Please Pray for Our Long-term Sick: All those listed in the Book of Assembly Prayer

St. Bernadette Parish, Milwaukee May 15, 2016

On April 16, Ecuador suffered an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude, which affected five cities. So far, 660 people have died, 2,500 have been injured, and 30,223 are now homeless. Over 160 schools, hospitals, and other institutions were destroyed. We are asking for donations to help survivors. Most needed are: sunscreen, sleeping pads, summer clothes, bug repellent, plates and utensils, toothpaste, and soap. All donations may be brought to the parish office or left in the Rest-A-While bench, clearly marked for Ecuador, by May 31. Financial donations are also appreciated. Checks should be made out to St. Bernadette with Ecuador on the memo line.

IN OUR PARISH COMMUNITY Jubilee Year of Mercy: Solemnity of Pentecost Announcing the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis challenged us to proclaim God’s mercy “to everyone without exception...again and again, with new enthusiasm and renewed pastoral action” (Misericordiae Vultus, 12). Pentecost proclaims that the door locked for fifty days is thrown open at last. No longer closed in on itself, the community speaks to crowds from different backgrounds, distant lands, and exotic languages. Everyone heard his/her native language. The Spirit does not restore Babel’s uniformity, but forges unity-indiversity of language, race, nationality—embracing all without exception. During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pentecost’s Spirit summons us afresh from mediocrity and isolation to share God’s mercy with the world. “This is our mission!” Francis exclaims. We are “given the gift of the ‘tongue’ of the Gospel and the ‘fire’ of the Holy Spirit, so that while we proclaim Jesus risen, living and present in our midst, we may warm...the heart of the peoples, drawing near to Him, the way, the truth, and the life” (Regina Coeli address, Pentecost Sunday, May 24, 2015). Peter Scagnelli, ©J.S. Paluch Co., Inc. Papal quotes ©2015, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.

Assistance needed for senior priests We currently have 128 senior priests living throughout our archdiocese. Many of these retired priests are quite active and live independently. However, they sometimes have a health episode that limits their abilities for a period of time. It is at times like this that they may need assistance with rides or shopping. If you would like to be put on a call list to assist our senior priests, please contact Sharon Krueger at 414-769-3452.

Congratulations to our Calendar Raffle winners 05/04/16 05/05/16 05/06/16 05/07/16 05/08/16 05/09/16 05/10/16

David Studee Karen Heidenreich Lucy Cromwell Robert Gromala Jeff & Debby Thorn Erich Stapelfeldt Dale Meyers, Jr.

Wedding Banns Sonya Marie Garhart & Andrew Ernest Bottom, June 4, 2016 “Father, hear our prayers for these who will be united in marriage before your altar. Give them your blessing, and strengthen their love for each other. We, your people at St. Bernadette Parish, ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen!”

New membership registration will be held after each Mass next weekend. There will be a table in the gathering area where you can sign up. We will be pleased to have you join our parish family!

Sunday Mass attendance increased in 2015

For only the second time in the last 15 years, average weekly Mass attendance for the calendar year (2015) in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has increased. The increase is just under 1%. In numerical terms, 1,326 more people attended Mass on the average Sunday in 2015 than in the previous year. The full report is available at Below are some key insights from the report:  In 2001, 224,953 people attended Sunday Masses. Even with the 2015 increase, there are 85,327 fewer Mass attendees than 2001, or a 38% decline in Mass attendance over the 15 years.  30% - the average percentage of registered parish members attending Mass on Sundays.  25% - the average percentage of the total number of estimated Catholics in the Archdiocese who attended Mass on Sundays.  6 deaneries had Mass attendance declines.  4 deaneries had increased Mass attendance. As part of the Archdiocesan Synod initiatives, parishes are developing strategies for “evangelization and the Sunday Mass” to increase Mass attendance.

Stewardship Report Weekend Collection May 7 and 8, 2016 Envelopes ...........................................................$3,527.00 Offertory ................................................................ $253.00 Fiscal YTD ............................................. $212,864.00 Last Fiscal YTD ................................... $218,714.00 One miracle of Pentecost was that, despite their diversity, each listener heard God’s word in his or her own language. The meaning for stewardship is that, by sharing the gifts poured out on us by the Holy Spirit, we will be empowered to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters, whatever they may be. St. Bernadette Parish, Milwaukee Pentecost Sunday

St. Bernadette Summer Reading Club

Are you an avid reader looking for something fun to do this summer? Join St. Bernadette’s Summer Reading Club! We will be reading three selections; you can read one, two, or all three of them. Join us each month for a group discussion in the Lobby Meeting Room. JUNE SELECTION: From the Garden to the City: The Redeeming and Corrupting Power of Technology, by John Dyer. Summary: Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology’s subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media? About the author: John Dyer (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been a web developer for more than ten years, building tools for Apple, Microsoft, Harley Davidson, the Department of Defense, and Dallas’s NPR affiliate. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Communications and Educational Technology for Dallas Theological Seminary. June meeting date and time: Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:30 PM Please note that all books can be purchased by creating an account on; purchasing your books this way will allow St. Bernadette to receive a small percentage of your purchase cost. Books can also be ordered through any bookstore. June’s selection is not available at any area public libraries. July’s selection is available in abundance at most area public libraries. August’s selection is available in very small quantity at area public libraries.

JULY SELECTION: Jesus: A Pilgrimage, by James Martin, SJ. Summary: Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of firstcentury Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus’s life and times, and shows readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. About the Author: Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine, and author of numerous books, including My Life with the Saints, which Publishers Weekly named one of the best books of 2006. Father Martin is a frequent commentator in the national and international media, having appeared in such diverse outlets as The Colbert Report, Fresh Air, The O'Reilly Factor, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. July meeting date and time: Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 6:30 PM AUGUST SELECTION: Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light: The Private Writings of the Saint of Calcutta. Summary: During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. This collection of letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa’s interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith, a true dark night of the soul. This selection was made in honor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s upcoming canonization in September 2016. August meeting date and time: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 6:30 PM For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Valerie Adamski at 414-358-4600, ext. 148 or [email protected]