Saint Bernadette Church,  Bayou Vista, Louisiana
St. Bernadette Catholic Church,  Bayou Vista,  La


Christ is the Heart of Bayou Vista,  Louisiana

2017 Christmas Altar - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Thank you for visiting us at Saint Bernadette Church, which is a Roman Catholic parish located in Bayou Vista - between Patterson and Berwick, Louisiana, in the Diocese of Lafayette. Our pastor is Father William (Fr. Bill) Rogalla.

Please pray for vocations to the priesthood in our Diocese so that one day each parish will have its own priest pastor in residence.

Schedule for Advent and Christmas Season

3 First Sunday of Advent (Hope) Sunday, Dec. 3rd Weekend Mass Schedule
5 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Vigil Thursday, Dec. 7th 6:00pm
1 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Friday, Dec. 8th 12:10pm, 6:00pm
3 Second Sunday of Advent (Love) Sunday, Dec. 10th Weekend Mass Schedule
3 Third Sunday of Advent (Joy) Sunday, Dec. 17th Weekend Mass Schedule
3 Fourth Sunday of Advent (Peace) Sunday, Dec. 24th Weekend Mass Schedule
3 Christmas Vigil Sunday, December 24th

4:00pm and 9:00pm

2 Christmas Day Monday, December 25th 9:00am
3 Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Sunday, Dec. 31st Weekend Mass Schedule
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen Solemnity of Mary Mother of God -Vigil Sunday, December 31st 4:00 pm
Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen Solemnity of Mary Mothr of God Monday, January 1st


  The feasts of Christmas and Mary Mother of God are holy days of obligation, You must attend Mass twice, once for the Holy day and once for Sunday obligation.

Catholics Come Home

There's an old saying that goes, “Once a Catholic, always a Catholic.” Maybe you have been away from the Church for a little while or quite some time, but somehow you now feel a tug at your heart calling you back home to the Catholic Church. That's why we're here.

Whether or not you know you want to return to the Catholic Church, we're here to help you take that second look.
That mysterious pull inside you, driving you to look into your faith once more, comes directly from God. Your Heavenly Father is yearning for a relationship with you again, in the Church founded by Jesus 2000 years ago. He's waiting for you with open arms. 

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Examination of Conscience for Adults

This examination of conscience is not intended merely as a checklist to be used prior to confession. The purpose of this examination is to help souls to know what actions or attitudes are sinful and the gravity of the particular sin. The hope is that this knowledge will serve to keep people from committing these sins.

* Three things are necessary for a sin to be mortal: 1. Serious matter (things listed on this sheet); 2. Knowledge or firm belief that the act is seriously wrong prior to committing the act; 3. Full consent to the will.

All three of these conditions must be present simultaneously for a sin to be mortal. This means that if you did not know the act was seriously wrong, then you are not guilty of having committed a mortal sin. If you did not will the act, e.g., if you were forced or if it was in a dream, you are not guilty of having committed a mortal sin.

All mortal sins committed since your last confession must be confessed by both type and number, i.e., the title of the sin and how many times it was done. If there is a mortal sin from the past that was forgotten and has not been confessed, it should be confessed at your next confession. It is not necessary to confess venial sins, but it is a good and pious practice.

Please read the full article....

List of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Diocese of Lafayette

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

One of the greatest graces for our parish is Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in our chapel. To quote Pope John Paul II; “We come here to meet the Heart of Jesus pierced for us, from which water and blood gush. It is the redeeming love, which is at the origin of salvation, of our salvation, which is at the origin of the Church. Now still today, the living Christ loves us and presents His Heart to us as the source of our redemption… We are called not only to meditate and Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration contemplate on this mystery of Christ's love; we are called to take part in it.

It is the mystery of the Holy Eucharist, the center of our Faith, the center of our worship of Christ's merciful love manifested in His Sacred Heart, a mystery which is adored here night and day. In the Eucharist – this is also the meaning of perpetual adoration – we enter the movement of love from which all interior progress and all apostolate efficacy springs.” Mother Teresa taught “When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”

If you would like to participate in adoration please contact Jenny at the rectory or Murray for more information.
Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association

Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics

This voter's guide helps you cast your vote in an informed manner consistent with Catholic moral teaching. This voter's guide identifies five issues involving "non-negotiable" moral values in current politics and helps you narrow down the list of acceptable candidates, whether they are running for national, state, or local offices.


Developers of new Apple app say it could bring Catholics back to confession

SOUTH BEND,Ind. (CNS) --Can modern technology help strengthen our faith? Some techno-savvy Catholics from South Bend think so. In his message for the 2011 World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI said it's not enough to just "proclaim the Gospel through the new media," but one must also "witness consistently." The developers of "Confession: A Roman Catholic App" for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch think their product helps people do both. Brothers Patrick and Chip Leinen and their friend Ryan Kreager said feedback has been positive. The app, reportedly the only one with an imprimatur, is designed to help people make a better confession.

Read More at Catholic News Service...

Get the App here..

USCCB - Pro-Life Activities

Laws that permit or promote abortion, infanticide, human cloning, destructive embryo research or physician-assisted suicide ignore the sanctity of each human life and undermine the foundation of a just and healthy society. As citizens and people of faith, each of us should actively advance our convictions in the public square in every legitimate and ethical way. We should rededicate ourselves to upholding the sanctity of human life, and hold those elected to represent us to the same standard. Please Read More...


Catholic News

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday 4:00pm - St.Bernadette
Sunday 7:30am - St.Bernadette
  10:30am - St.Bernadette
  7:00pm - St.Bernadette
Weekday Mass Schedule

12:10pm - St.Bernadette

Tuesday 12:10pm - St.Bernadette
Wednesday 12:10pm - St.Bernadette
Thursday no Mass
Friday 12:10pm - St.Bernadette
First Saturday  9:00am - St.Bernadette

Reconciliation - 30 minutes prior to each weekend Mass, 20 minutes prior to weekday Mass and by appointment.

Readers and Extraordinary Ministers Schedule

Calendar Of Saints

Diocese of Lafayette
The Diocese of Lafayette was established in Louisiana in 1918 in the southwest portion of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, between the Atchafalaya and the Sabine rivers.  Read more about our Diocese and explore their website ....
Address of the Holy Father Pope Francis:

Ground Zero Memorial, New York
Friday, 25 September 2015

I feel many different emotions standing here at Ground Zero,where thousands of lives were taken in a senseless act of destruction. Here grief is palpable. The water we see flowing towards that empty pit reminds us of all those lives which fell prey to those who think that destruction, tearing down, is the only way to settle conflicts. It is the silent cry of those who were victims of a mindset which knows only violence, hatred and revenge. A mindset which can only cause pain, suffering, destruction and tears.
Please


Bishop's Services Appeal - "We Are Called"

The charity of God urges us, encourages us, and impels us to seek the needs of others, rather than self.

The BISHOP’S SERVICES APPEAL (BSA) has been Supporting the Works of Christ by serving others and ministering to those in need since 1973. The BSA is an annual appeal accomplished as a result of the combined efforts of our 121 church parishes and 28 missions. Located across eight civil parishes, the Diocese of Lafayette is able to make available vital programs, ministries and services through the generosity of BSA donors

GIFTS to the BSA enhance Diocesan efforts to provide hope, dignity and compassionate care in the lives of others. It is a reminder that as faithful Catholics, we are called to be part of a Church, a communion of believers, which is greater than ourselves and not limited to our local church parishes.

THANK YOU for prayerfully considering a gift or pledge to the Bishop's Services Appeal.
Make an online gift to BSA here..

Send message to Congress to Oppose the Freedom of Choice Act

From the foundation of our Church, Catholics have been active in politics, trying to help bring the truth of Christ to every society.

Please keep in contact with our elected officials, urging them to enact laws that reflect the morals Christ has given to the world and on which our nation was founded. Read More..

St. Bernadette - Pastoral Council
Judy Alfred
William LaPoint
Paul Tholen
Kenny Alfred
Jane Mayo
Michelle Tholen
Patrick Hebert
John Trevino
John Cart
Phylis Cook

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Knights of Columbus

Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus Council 6211 is located in Bayou Vista, La. We are currently recruiting new members from the Parish.
Monthly Meetings for the Bayou Vista Knights Council are held on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Location for the meeting is at 113 Sunset Rd, Bayou Vista, LA 70380.
KC Council 6211 Contact Info...
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