St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Community

We are a Roman Catholic Parish in the heart of East Dallas. We are part of the Diocese of Dallas.

Suggestions for Holy Wednesday -

Find the passages of Judas' betrayal in the Gospels and put yourself in the scene. Visualize it while you're reading it. Would you've intervened in the transaction? What you would've said to Judas?

After doing that, make a personal examination with questions like: Have I betrayed Jesus? What was the price? How did I feel? What would I tell Jesus? Any commitment with Him?

Ejercicios.

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Misa - Martes Santo 7 de Abril

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Mass for Holy Tuesday - April 7th

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Here are the suggestions for Holy Tuesday -

As the Chrism Mass is celebrated on this day in our Diocese, use this time to reflect on the Church and its place in your life. For example: How being deprived of gathering has given you a new perspective of how valuable it is? Have you been taking it for granted? What resolutions have you made to live deeper the Sacraments and Liturgies once you are able to go back?

In order to be successful in keeping the resolves we may have made we need to make a good use of this beautiful time that the Lord has given us to experience and celebrate the Mysteries of our redemption just like the Apostles and the first communities of christians experienced it back then: at their homes behind closed doors. Let's put all our hearts on this because the buildings may be closed but the Church is wide open as we ARE the Church of Christ living in the 21st Century what our brethren lived back in the 1st. This is a unique moment to live christianity in the fullest!

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Reflexión con el Padre Gaston Giacinti al entrar en la Semana Santa.

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Misa - Lunes Santo 6 de Abril

Hilo o soga?

Mass for Holy Monday

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Ejercicios Espirituales de Semana Santa 2020 - Tanda Larga

- TANDA LARGA (del Lunes Santo a la noche al Sábado Santo): https://ejerciciosive.org/ejercicios-espirituales-de-semana-santa-2020-tanda-larga/

ejerciciosive.org Ejercicios de Semana Santa 2020 - Tanda Larga En esta página podrás seguir los Ejercicios Espirituales por internet que predicarán sacerdotes del Instituto del Verbo Encarnado en Argentina en esta Semana Santa. Esta tanda larga está pensada para hacerse del Lunes Santo a la noche

As we may've had time to reflect in the desert with Jesus and, by meditating on His temptations, we may've come to the realization that we are being tempted as well while in lockdown, it's time to continue walking with Jesus through Jerusalem.

In order to look forward to tomorrow and continue strengthening the outcome of today's reflection, let's enter with Him to the Temple. Look at the crowd, hear the loud voices, see how they're trading and stealing from people in the House of God. Look at Jesus' face, read His body language. What would’ve your reaction been? Would you tell Him something?

Look at Him picking up some ropes. He screams loud: "Get out!". He starts kicking tables, pushing cages and people away... Listen to Him: "My temple should be a House of prayer but you have made it a den of thieves. Get out!" What are your thoughts? What comes to mind? How can you relate those words with yourself? Have you ever felt the zeal consumming you like it consummed Jesus for the Temple of God?

Now He says: "Destroy this temple and on three days I shall build it back". But we know He was talking about the temple of His Body. Have you come to the realization that your Body IS the temple? How much have we been missing going to Church these days? Have you come to see this opportunity of lockdown as a time of grace to clean OUR temple? The devil has led us to make a mess of it, even now he may be distracting you from choosing to clean your temple from all those thoughts, actions, desires, habits, addictions, anxieties...

This could be a moment of grace! This Holy Week could be the Holiest that we may've experienced yet! Remember that the old temple of our bodies was destroyed and renewed in our Baptism, let's see these coming days through the lens of faith so, when the stone is removed and we may be able to go out, we can rejoice on how Christ has made everything new (begining with ourselves).

Comunión Espiritual.

Hope you're having a blessed Palm Sunday and that the commemoration of this solemn day in which we rejoice with Jesus' triumphant entrance may've ignited in your heart the desire to continue following Jesus and to stay close to Him on this journey even when the cross seems closer and heavy.

I am sending some ideas of what to do tomorrow...

Holy Monday - Make a "Lectio Divina" of the gospel of Jesus' temptations in the desert. Use this moment to talk with God about how your Lent has been and how you have been preparing yourself for these coming days of the Triduum by staying in the desert because of the lockdown.

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Dear Parishioners,
Please remember the importance of weekly/monthly giving and please continue your support of the parish to the extent that you are able. Even though public masses are cancelled, the mission and work of the church continues. From livestreamed and televised Masses, and other On Demand videos, ministry leaders are working to provide faith resources to help keep Catholics of all ages spiritually engaged and nurtured during this difficult time. Visit the parish website at www.sbdallas.org and www.cathdal.org to find videos, and other ways to participate in liturgy, daily scripture readings and other prayer resources for families, youth and young adults and more.

You can support our Parish financially online at sbdallas.org/giving If you are uncomfortable / not set up for on-line giving, please mail your checks / envelopes into the office. The mailing address is 1423 San Saba Drive, Dallas, TX 75218.

God Bless
Father Gaston

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**Please share this Message from Bishop Burns**

During this time of the Shelter in Place order and to do all we can to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Bishop Edward Burns and Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly will concelebrate Mass from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Sunday, April 5th at 11 a.m. on KDFW FOX 4. It will also be broadcast at Noon on KDFI Channel 27.

Livestreams available:
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Palm Sunday - Hang a palm or any green branch on your door. And invite Jesus to enter triumphally to your home. Read the passage of Jesus' entrance to Jerusalem. Sing the Holy, Holy or any song praising Jesus the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Take a moment to meditate upon the reason Jesus entered Jerusalem: He entered with shouts of "Hosanna" to be pushed out with shouts of "Crucify Him". Make a commitment with the Lord, establish a purpose for this Holy Week. Remember we can't rejoice on Easter Sunday without going through Good Friday!

Acompañar a Jesús.

We confidently ask you, Lord, that the Covid-19 does not continue spreading its harm and this pandemic can be controlled. May the health of those affected and peace to the places where it has arrived be restored. Please, welcome those who have died and provide comfort to their families. Support and protect those who fight and work to control it. O, Jesus, we feel helpless in this situation of international emergency, but we trust in You, the giver of health and peace. Amen.

Holy Week is at hand! What can we do to celebrate and live it actively from our Domestic Church at home?

Without doubt, the best way we could celebrate this Week is finding a broadcast of the Mass (if possible every day) and the Liturgy of Good Friday and participate from it (SIDE NOTE: Please, remember that watching the Mass on line is not the same as watching any show or live streaming. Please, refrain from giving likes and writing comments throught the celebration. Leave your device on a table and participate actively with reverence, respect and devotion).

There are also other activities we can do to reinforce and live these Sacred Days with our family.

Obviously, one of the things we can do is to offer these days to the Lord with prayers and concrete works (abstinences, fasts, sacrifices) for those who suffer in this pandemic, the dying, those who have died, for those who are actively working to help to heal and solve this unexpected event and, of course, by the perseverance of the Church.

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A beautiful idea for Palm Sunday

Parishioners since we are #aparttogether let us participate in the Greens for the Doors for Palm Sunday.
We are together in the Body of Christ. Please post your door picture in the comment section of this post.

thedeaconsbench.com How can we publicly acknowledge this important day on our calendar when so many of us will be behind closed doors? The Missionaries of the Holy Spirit posted this idea on their page: What if everyone on Sunday April 5 in the morning, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the

El arma de Jesús.

Today is the Friday of Sorrows, a special day in which we pray a solemn and pious remembrance to the sorrowful Blessed Virgin Mary before the events of the Passion of the Lord that we commemorate solemnly beginning on Palm Sunday.

This is an opportunity to continue being united from our homes to the One Body of the Church by celebrating this tradition with our families. Throughout the day, take a moment to accompany Mary in Her sorrows: read the prophesy of Simeon, pray the Rosary, Meditate the Stations of the Cross from Mary's prespective, chant with your family the Stabat Mater, etc.

You can also pray this prayer from the Roman Missal:

O God, who in this season give your Church the grace
to imitate devoutly the Blessed Virgin Mary in contemplating the Passion of Christ, grant, we pray, through her intercession, that we may cling more firmly each day to your Only Begotten Son and come at last to the fullness of his grace. Amen.

May Our Sorrowful Mother be our example and strength on this time in which we may be feeling the sorrow of not being able to celebrate these Holy Festivities together in our parishes.

Today, more than ever, we need to take this encouragement from St. JPII into our hearts.
We may be inside our houses, but the doors must be wide open to Christ, especially on these coming days in which we are getting ready to commemorate His triumphant entry in Jerusalem.

Let us pray:
Come Jesus, you are our refuge when we may be afraid, you are our strenght when we may feel weak, you are the breath of life when we feel we can't continue anymore.
Come Jesus, the doors of our hearts is wide open to receive you, to welcome you, to rejoice with your presence.
May we never close the doors leaving you out, o Lord, so we can be able to experience your presence right here and right now. Amen.

Introduction. Jesus is Texan!

Introducción. Jesús es tejano?

Holy Week is around the corner. The current circumstances may have helped us to get closer to Jesus walking by Him in the desert or, in our humanity, the anxiety and fear of the unknown may have made us hesitant with doubts and even more vulnerable to fall into temptation.

If we feel that we may not be as well prepared as we would've wanted to, we still may feel the peace and tranquility of knowing that, even though we can't go to the Sacramental Reconciliation, we are children of a Father that forgives us because He is all love and mercy.

So, if you need to feel God's mercy and forgiveness in your life to celebrate a fruitful Holy Week, you can follow these steps at home:

i) Speak to God, express your love for him and his Son, Jesus;

ii) Pray for genuine, loving contrition for your sins;

iii) Enumerate your sins silently;

iv) Ask for forgiveness for your sins;

v) Say an Act of Contrition;

vi) Promise with true intention to confess your sins to a priest, whom God has placed here for you, as soon as you are able, so that you might be healed and fully reconciled.

Our Lord loves us and, even though the temples are closed, He continues pouring His graces upon us.

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During this time of the Shelter in Place order and to do all we can to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Bishop Edward Burns and Auxiliary Bishop Greg Kelly will concelebrate Mass from the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe on Sunday, April 5th at 11 a.m. on KDFW FOX 4. It will also be broadcast at Noon on KDFI Channel 27.

Livestreams available:

facebook.com/dallascath

youtube.com/dallascath

www.cathdal.org

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También los invitamos a que vean la transmisión televisiva de la Misa en español con el Padre Jesús Belmontes por el Canal Univision 23, el 5 de abril, a las 10 a.m.

Transmisión en vivo:

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St. Joseph, behold I choose you this first Wednesday of the month for my special patron in life and at the hour of my death.
Preserve and increase in me the spirit of prayer and fervor in the service of God.
Remove far from me every kind of sin;
obtain for me that my death may not come upon me unawares,
but that I may have time to confess my sins sacramentally and to bewail them with a most perfect understanding and a most sincere and perfect contrition, in order that, just like you, I may breathe forth my soul into the hands of Jesus and Mary.
Amen

O Divine Providence of God, on this first day of the month, to You I abandon myself, my hopes, my fears, my desires.
Though my faults are many, my hope in You surpasses all. Though temptations should assail me, though I should sink beneath my weakness, though I should break my resolutions a thousand times this month and on those that in your Divine Providence, o God, You graciously grant me to live, I will look to You confidently for grace to keep them at last.
Providence did provide. Providence can provide. Providence will provide. O loving Providence of God I commit this cause to You. Amen.

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St. Bernard’s School and Church community currently has access to this great resource for Catholic Formation called FORMED. Especially in this moment when we have more time at home, and a limited connection with our Church community, we can greatly benefit from this resource for the whole family.
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La comunidad Escolar y de la Iglesia de San Bernardo actualmente tiene acceso a este gran recurso para la formación católica llamado FORMED {Formado}. Especialmente en este momento cuando nos encontramos con tiempo en casa y una conexión limitada con nuestra comunidad espiritual, podemos beneficiar enormemente de este recurso para la familia entera.

Regístrese hoy y tenga acceso a más de 4,000 videos católicos: libros electrónicos, charlas y programas de estudio tanto en español como en inglés.

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Please join us in welcoming our new Parochial Vicar Rev. Luis Prado, I.V.E

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Mass for Monday March 30

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Misa Lunes 30 de Marzo

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Misa Domingo 29 de Marzo

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Mass for Sunday March 29

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Father Gaston Giacinti of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Community in Dallas says we are like the apostles in a boat in the storm as heard in the Gospel reading from Pope Francis' "urbi et orbi" blessing at the Vatican on March 27.
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Goooooood mornnnnnnning Bruins! Today’s opening prayers....

MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM English 7:00 PM Spanish Sunday: 7:30 AM English 9:00 AM Spanish 11:00 AM English 1:00 PM Spanish Monday Communion Service 8:00 AM Tuesday-Friday: 6:00 PM English Friday: 7:00 PM Spanish SACRAMENT OF RECONCILATION Saturday: 4:00-5:00 PM Sunday: during Mass or by appointment SACRAMENTOS DE RECONCILIACION Cada sabadó de 4:00 pm a 5:00 pm y cada domingo durante de las misas o haga cita

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