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

Finance Commission

The Finance Commission monitors the parish’s budget and assures the budget is followed by all factions of the parish.  This Commission prepares each year’s budget for the Parish Council to approve and also oversees and regulates all fundraisers.  The Finance Commission meets once a month, usually on the third Tuesday of the month. Members are appointed for 2 year terms and may serve up to 3 consecutive terms.

The Finance Commission also includes:

Classic Corvette Raffle

For over 30 years, St. Bernard Church has raffled a classic car with winners drawn at the annual Summer Social in August.  We are known nationwide for our raffle and the vintage, high quality and original Corvettes that we offer each year.  This raffle is one of the most successful fundraisers in the Diocese of Evansville and is St. Bernard’s top fundraiser each year.   For more information or if you would like to be a part of the classic car committee, contact chairperson David Lovell or the parish office at (812) 649-4811.

Summer Social

The St. Bernard Summer Social features delicious fried chicken and roast beef dinners, our famous turtle soup, homemade ice cream and other tasty foods, games and activities for all ages, including the big money raffle, quilt raffle and the Classic Corvette Raffle. If you would like more information about the summer social or would like to be a part of this fun filled, family oriented day, please contact John Obermeier or call the parish office at (812) 649-4811.

Benefit Auction

Each Spring heralds the coming of the St. Bernard Annual Benefit Auction and Dinner!  This benefit features great food, a silent auction, and live auction. Proceeds from this benefit go to the parish and the school. If you would like more information about the Benefit Auction, please contact the Parish Office at (812) 649-4811.

Wills and Endowments

St. Bernard Parish has a permanent endowment legacy that will ensure that the parish and the school continue, and that our cemetery is maintained long after we individual parishioners may no longer be here.

  • The St. Bernard Parish Endowment has been started to benefit the general needs of the parish.
  • The St. Bernard School Endowment will be available to assist with the needs of St. Bernard School.
  • The St. Bernard Cemetery Endowment has been established to ensure the perpetual care of the cemetery.

If you would like more information on the current endowments or to establish a new endowment, please contact Herb Schulte at (812) 649-4859.

Catholic Parishes Campaign (CPC)

The CPC is an annual diocesan financial campaign. As a Catholic Parish, we belong to the Diocese of Evansville and thus have an obligation to support the work of the entire diocese.

Collection Counter Ministry

This ministry entails counting the weekend collection one time per month. Contact the parish office at (812) 649-4811, for more details.

Finance Commission Members

The Finance Commission is composed of:

  • Father Ron Kreilein, Pastor
  • Paul Daming
  • Leah Ambler
  • Margie Benton
  • Alan Rodgers
  • Kerri Thompson
St. Bernard Parish • 547 Elm Street • Rockport, IN 47635 • 812-649-4811
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