St. Bernard Parish
547 Elm Street
Rockport, IN 47635
St Bernard Church in Rockport, Indiana
St Bernard Church Tabernacle in Rockport, Indiana

From the Desk of Father Chris:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Lord:
I would like to take this time to personally invite you to join us as we host Father Bill Hayward, MIC. to our parishes for our Divine Mercy Parish Mission.  Father Hayward is a member of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. This is the same religious order that Father Michael Gaitley, author of 33 Days to Morning Glory, belongs to, so for those of you who participated in the 33 Days Retreat last year, you are already somewhat familiar with the Marians.  

The Marian Fathers are located in Stockbridge, MA, home of The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, and are entrusted with spreading The Message and Devotion of Divine Mercy.

I know you are somewhat familiar with The Divine Mercy.  We, of course, observe Divine Mercy Sunday each year on the first Sunday after Easter, with Adoration, Reconciliation, and The Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Some of you have been with us when we have prayed this beautiful chaplet in song with the school children on the first Thursday of each month.

I believe this mission is an excellent opportunity for all of us to learn even more about Christ’s infinite mercy, about His revelations to St. Faustina, a time to learn “who” St. Faustina is, and what a powerful role The Blessed Mother plays in our salvation.  This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to broaden and deepen our Catholic Faith.  There are so many treasures contained therein.  Let us allow ourselves to be led by Fr. Hayward deeper into this great mystery of love and salvation!

In Christ,

Father Chris


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