The community of believers were of one mind and heart.
Altar and Rosary Society
We are a group of prayerful, fun-loving, caring women. The group meets monthly to pray the rosary and plan parish events. Money raised is used to purchase items needed for the altar, priestly vestments, and other charitable works.
Holy Name Society
The Society is a member of the Buffalo Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies. We are dedicated to promoting the spiritual welfare of the parish through spiritual and social activities. Men above the age of 18 are invited to join! We meet on First Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
We are a group of men (18+) who meet to break open the Word, grow in faith, and share in fellowship.
FR. BOB OWCZARCZAK
There are a variety of Scripture Studies that meet regularly at Saint Bernadette:
Adult Scripture Study - Sessions are offered Seasonally.
Contact: LINDA WACH
The Message - Thursdays at 10:30 am in the Nugent Room
Contact: SR. ROSEMARY RIGGIE
Antioch Youth Ministry
Antioch Youth Ministry is a place for all young people. Edge, YDisciple, Purpose, and Unleashed are all communities of youth seeking Christ. Please see our Antioch Youth Ministry page for more info!
St. Michael's Moms
Groups of women gather regularly to pray as St. Monica did for their children, and for all children. They also engage in fellowship, retreats, and other events. St. Michael's Moms is a community of mothers dealing with drug/alcohol addiction in their families.
If you join the phone prayer chain, you will hear of and pass on prayer requests via phone calls. Anyone can participate in this ministry, even those who cannot get out easily.
Open to all senior citizens, this group continues to evolve. The Lunch Bunch gathers for a meal and good company, Seniors Helping Seniors lend a hand with errands and household tasks, and more!
Sr. Colleen O'Toole
716-649-3090 ext 109
Marian Eucharistic Prayer Group
We gather weekly in the chapel before the Blessed Sacrament to pray for peace, Our Lady's intentions, and the intentions of the intentions of the parish. We pray the rosary with meditations, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and prayers of healing. Join us on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
We are concerned with all human life issues. Join us in prayer at the church for our weekly rosary, the summer Novena for Life Masses, and prayer service in January for the lives lost since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. We pray in front of the abortion facility in Buffalo during the Forty Days for Life in the Fall, participate in the Life Chain on Niagara Falls Blvd. in October, and sponsor other events.
GLORY ANN CRANSTON
Grief is not a timed, planned, or structured event, but rather a human experience of profound loss and love. GriefShare, Our Journey from Mourning to Joy, is a program involving discussion and sharing with others on a similar journey. All are welcome, whether new or experienced in the journey.
SR. COLLEEN O'TOOLE
716-649-3090 ext. 109
Catholic Women's Discussion Program
We meet monthly October-May in members' homes to discuss life topics. The prepared agendas lead to lively discussion and growth in friendship.
We host a variety of Scout troops here at Saint Bernadette, including a Boy Scout troop chartered to our parish. The scouts meet together for activities in the gym on a weekly basis.