St. Bernadette Happenings Newsletter
May 10, 2016

STB Church

In This Issue

  Fr. Don's
 YouTube  Videos

Fr. Don leads the
Fox Valley Catholic Bible Study Group with
in-depth examination
of the Holy Bible

 Click here to access
Fr. Don's
YouTube Videos

  Fr. Brian's
Daily Homily

Click here to access
Fr. Brian's
Daily Homilies
Upcoming Dates

May 10, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
9:00AM - Church Cleaning Grp. #1
4:30PM - Healing Rosary
6:30PM - Boy Scouts
7:00PM - Knights of Columbus Mtg.

May 11, 2016
6:30AM - Men's Fellowship
8:30AM - Mass
6:30PM - Seraphim Choir Rehearsal

May 12, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
12:00PM - Prayer Shawl
7:00PM - Renewed Spirits Choir Rehearsal

May 13, 2016
6:30AM - Fox Valley Bible Study
7:45AM - Mass

May 14, 2016
8:30AM  - Mass
9:00AM - Confessions
9:00AM - Spring Cleanup Day
4:00PM - Mass

May 15, 2016
Pentecost Sunday
8:30AM - Mass
10:30AM - Mass
11:30AM - Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

May 16, 2016
No Events Scheduled

May 17, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
10:00AM - AA Meeting
4:30PM - Healing Rosary
6:30PM - Boy Scouts
7:00PM - Finance Council Mtg.

May 18, 2016
6:30AM - Men's Fellowship
8:30AM - Mass

May 19, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
4:30PM - Church Cleaning Grp. #2
7:00PM - Baptism Preparation Class
7:00PM - Renewed Spirits Choir Rehearsal

May 20, 2016
6:30AM - Fox Valley Bible Study
7:45AM - Mass

May 21, 2016
Armed Forces Day
8:30AM - Mass
9:00AM - Holy Hour
9:00AM - Confessions
4:00PM - Mass
5:00PM - Blood Pressure Screening

May 22, 2016
The Most Holy Trinity
8:30AM - Mass
9:30AM - Blood Pressure Screening
10:30AM - Mass
11:30AM - Blood Pressure Screening
6:00PM - Venture Crew

May 23, 2016
4:00PM - Blood Drive

May 24, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
10:00AM - AA Meeting
4:30PM - Healing Rosary
6:30PM - Boy Scouts
7:00PM - Parish Council
7:00PM - Knight's of Columbus Officer's Mtg.

May 25, 2016
6:30AM - Men's Fellowship
8:30AM - Mass
9:00AM - Church Cleaning Grp. #3
6:00PM - Card Ministry

May 26, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
12:00PM - Prayer Shawl
7:00PM - Renewed Spirits Choir Rehearsal

May 27, 2016
6:30AM - Fox Valley Bible Study
7:45AM - Mass

May 28, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
9:00AM - Confessions
4:00PM - Mass

May 29, 2016
Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
8:30AM - Mass
10:30AM - Mass

May 30, 2016
Memorial Day
Parish Offices Closed

May 31, 2016
8:30AM - Mass
10:00AM - AA Meeting
4:30PM - Healing Rosary
6:30PM - Boy Scouts
Ministry Schedule

February 12, 2016 to
May 27, 2016

Ministry Schedule Links are below:  

Be sure to add your scheduled dates to your calendar and check 
MSP Link  often for substitute opportunities to help your fellow ministers in times of need/family emergency.

If interested in joining a Liturgical Ministry, please contact Erin Day at 920-739-4157 or

New schedule preference requests coming soon.
Nominate a
St. Bernadette Parish Volunteer of the Month 
Do you know someone that should be a St. Bernadette Volunteer of the Month?

If you do, we want
to hear from you!

Click on the picture below to print a nomination fo rm or forms are available on the table in the h allway next to the parish library.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to nominate a well deserving St. Bernadette Volunteer!
12 Step Recovery Groups

The AA Support group is now meeting every Tuesday at 10:00 AM at
St. Bernadette Parish in the resource room.

Al-Anon and Alateen support groups are still forming.
For more information, call Tom at 920-205-1733. 
Dear Parishioners & Friends of St. Bernadette! 

Hello and Welcome to our Parish newsletter!

It is our hope that you enjoy the brief articles and pictures capturing just a bit of the life and spirit of St. Bernadette Parish as well as upcoming events and activities.

Take care and God bless!
"Spring Clean-Up Day"
Saturday, May 14 at 9:00AM

Join the Knights of Columbus
and  Build ing & Grounds for beautification  of our  church
buildings and grounds.

Help is needed  pulling weeds, spreading mulch, trimming, landscaping, washing windows, moving desks/chairs in school, and much more. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help make our parish buildings and grounds look inviting for all!

"Volunteer Appreciation Lunch"

 We are hosting a ...

 Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

on Sunday, May 15, 2016

at 11:30 AM 

 in the school cafeteria.


       You and your family are invited          to help us honor and celebrate all                                             of the time and talent our Parish                                             Volunteers contribute to making                                               St. Bernadette a vibrant and                                                     welcoming community!  

Please join us for a Build-A-Taco Bar and Ice Cream Sundae Bar. Beverages include coffee, soda, water, wine and beer.

To ensure that we have enough food and beverages for all to enjoy, we ask that you please RSVP via the Sign-Up Genius link below or by calling the Parish Office at  920-739-4157.

 Fr. Don Zuleger's 40th Ordination              Anniversary Celebration
This very extraordinary time in Fr. Don's life will be celebrated with a special Mass on June 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM at St. Bernadette Parish.

There will be a Remembrance Book for all parishioners to write down any special message, memory, event and/or well wishes to share with Fr. Don. Look for the book when Fr. Brian is scheduled at your parish each week and weekend.

If you would like to contribute towards a gift for Fr. Don, your gift can be dropped off or mailed to St. Bernadette or Sacred Heart parish offices through Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Your gift can also be placed in the collection plate in an envelope labeled "Ordination Gift".

Dinner Tickets for 40th Ordination Anniversary

Dinner and a program will follow the Mass at 4:30 PM at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr., Kimberly. Tickets will be available to purchase after all weekend masses beginning the weekend of May 7 & 8 through the weekend of May 28 & 29. Tickets will also be available to purchase from St. Bernadette & Sacred Heart parish offices during the week beginning Monday, May 9th through Friday, May 27th.

Tickets are $15 each. There are a very limited number of tickets available, so please don't delay.
"The Rummage Report"

    It's hard to believe that our St. 
    Bernadette Rummage Sale is 3
    years old this July! In that time                                               we've  grown to become             Northeast  Wisconsin's Largest Rummage  Sale bringing in profits of over $500,000 for our parish! Please join us in continuing the tradition...

Come celebrate our anniversary with the $30 Sale Room
specially decorated Mr. Reynebeau's Chocolate Chip Cookies
Daily Raffles with prizes and $30 coupon give-a-ways!

Spring housecleaning, moving or closing a home!
All rummage items are welcome starting June 6, 2016

Hours for drop-offs
8:00am to 5:00pm - Monday thru Thursdays
8:00am to Noon - Fridays

Please call Deb at 734-3904 or Karen at 993-9133 for special pickups or questions.

More Exciting Details Soon!
Pastoral Changes in our Parish Family
Fr Dennis Bergsbaken
Fr. Brian Wideman announced that he will be leaving St. Bernadette Parish as of July 1st, 2016 and being reassigned as Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Greenleaf, St. Patrick Parish, Askeaton and St. Paul Parish, Wrightstown. Be sure to congratulate him on his next assignment.

Fr. Dennis Bergsbaken has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Bernadette Parish, Appleton and Sacred Heart Parish, Appleton effective July 1st, 2016. Please help welcome Fr. Dennis to our Parish Family with open hearts.
    "Volunteer of the Month"
              "May 2016"
Ronda Venable

Thank you Ronda!

   We greatly appreciate you
   and  all you have done
    and  continue  to do as a
    St. Bernadette  Parish Volunteer!

Click on Ronda & Jeff's picture to read about her volunteer  experience at St. Bernadette Parish.
"St. Bernadette Mission News"
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's Lenten
Mission Collection of $12,500.

Please click on the Thank You graphic on the right to see where and how the funds will be used.

Again, thank you so very much for your generous support of the missions.
"Blood Drive at St. Bernadette"
         The Health Care Ministry is 
      sponsoring a Blood Drive with...

 The Community Blood Center
Monday, May 23, 2016
 4:00PM to 7:00PM

   The Blood Mobile will be in the 
                                      Church parking lot during the 
                                     hours listed above.

There will be sign-up sheets in the Narthex after all Masses on May 14-15 and May 21-22 or contact Gloria Koth to schedule an appointment at 858-3789. Walk-ins are also welcome!
"Scrip Volunteers Needed"
We are very much in need of volunteers to sell Scrip after each weekend Mass on a regular basis, especially after the 10:30AM Mass. The time commitment is very minimal, about 20-30 minutes.

Scrip is a very easy way for our parish to raise additional funds needed for our ministries. To date, we have raised $3,227.96!

Please prayerfully consider volunteering to sell Scrip after our weekend masses, especially after the 10:30AM Mass. 

If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Erin Day in the Parish Office at 920-739-4157.
   "Get Your Faith On Course"
  "St. Bernadette Golf Outing"
 Join us for our
3rd Annual G olf Outing!

    Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
    Registration: Begins at 7:30 AM
    Shotgun: Begins at 9:00 AM

Place: Royal St. Patrick's Golf Course
                              201 Royal St. Pats Drive
                              Wrightstown, WI 54180

                    Entry: $100/Golfer; $400/Team
(Includes: Green Fees, Cart, Boxed Lunch, & Dinner Buffet)

Festivities include a shotgun start at 9:00AM, on course events, lunch - either stop by the food station or have it delivered, clubhouse dinner buffet at 2:00PM, raffles, silent auction, prizes and the opportunity to spend a day with fellow parishioners and friends.

Sponsorships Available
Contact:  Lee Reynebeau at
               Jim Thomes at
               Gus Van Abel at
"Holy Hour - May 21, 2016"
Please join us in prayer on Saturday, May 21, 2016 from
9-10AM in the church.

At the conclusion of Mass we will start with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Respect Life   will then lead the rosary. It will be followed by the three readings, each with a time of reflection, intercessions, and closing prayers with Benediction.

This month's Holy Hour theme is:  Comfort the Afflicted
"Blood Pressure Screening"
   Health Care Ministry is offering Blood 
  Pressure Screenings in the resource room
after all weekend Masses on 
May 21 & 22, 2016 .
"Bishop's Appeal 2016"
"Mercy is the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness."
                              - Pope Francis
Our Diocese is a place of mercy and hope bringing compassion and the love of Jesus to thousands of people. Here in our parish, we have wonderful faces of ministers, religious catechists/educators, and deacons. These are the people who help us bring the Faces of God's Mercy to others.

One way we can all become Faces of God's Mercy is through the Bishop's Appeal. It is through the appeal that so many beautiful ministries are made possible, including those I just mentioned, and many more. Please join me in supporting the Bishop's Appeal with a gift today! Thank you!

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Don Zuleger

To make a gift today contact our parish at 920-739-4157, visit the Bishop's Appeal website at  or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8184.

For more information about the Bishop's Appeal, please click on the "Bishop's Appeal" picture above.
St. Bernadette Parish
Parish Mission

With enthusiastic spirit and welcoming hearts, we join together in our Catholic Faith to know,
love and serve God through worship, education, service and mission opportunities for all.