The community of believers were of one mind and heart.
Justice and Peace Committee
We seek to raise awareness and offer opportunities to get involved in matters involving social justice. THe committee hosts discussion nights, sponsors blood drives, works with Habitat for Humanity, and sells fair trade coffee/tea/chocolate.
Sr. Colleen O'Toole, RSM
716-649-3090 ext 109
Parish Pastoral Council
We are a consultative body convened by the pastor and from whom the pastor seeks advice and counsel in planning for parish vitality. The counsel prayerfully discerns parish needs and priorities and empowers parishioners to participate in the Mission of Christ.
Ministry Assisting Service + Hospitality
We are hardworking folks who serve other committees and organizations by assisting in set-up and clean-up of events. We ensure proper use of parish resources and facilities. Many hands make for light work and pleasant company!
Open Doors Ministry
With joy, we strive to serve people in our community who have special needs. Everyone should be able to participate fully in the life of the Church!
We are called to reach out and serve! We give to our parish community through holiday drives, funeral breakfasts, managing the food pantry, and lending a helpful hand wherever we can.
Martha, who served a meal to Jesus, is the patron saint of cooking. We combine our love of cooking and love of those in need by offering meals delivered to family homes, particularly during difficult or stressful times of life.
We host monthly welcome nights, extending hospitality to new parishioners and folks who might be interested in becoming parishioners. The committee shares an overview of our community here at Saint Bernadette.
Sr. Colleen O'Toole
716-649-3090 ext 109
We help organize several of the parish-wide social functions throughout the year. Events include the St. Joseph's Table, Mardi Gras, Summer Fest, the Easter Vigil party, and more!
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We combine intercessory prayer with knitting/crocheting. The group meets monthly to pray for those for whom they are making shawls. Much work is done individually, outside of meetings - if you cannot attend meetings, please craft at home and send in completed shawls. Shawls are given at healing Masses or by request at any time.