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St. Bernard of Clairvaux parish is a family-friendly church community located in the heart of historic Wauwatosa. The mission of St. Bernard Parish is to provide the people of God with the pastoral care and spiritual nourishment they need to proclaim the Good News of Christ in their lives and to the world.This blog will inform the community of events and activities at this special parish celebrating is 100th Anniversary in 2011. Visit us online at


Thankfulness at St. Bernard Parish & School

The third grade students wrote poems of Thanksgiving as part of a review of syllables.  Each line was to contain 3 syllables.  Below is a sample of what they came up with.

What I'm Grateful For (the title of each poem)


St. Bernard

Fish and bears

Food and drink

Neighbors, friends

Mrs. Baier

Candy corn

Pumpkin, pen


What I'm Grateful For


Pears and Fruit


My teachers

Mom and Dad

Patron saints

Jesus, God

All the sports

The heroes

Priests and Popes

Christmas Day

Grace and peace

My whole life

In addition to our younger students showing their thankfulness, St. Bernard school, religious education students, and parish, will be working together on two projects over the next few weeks.

The first project is the Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" program.  New toys can be donated for distribution to the less fortunate children in our community over the next weeks.  Monday, November 24th to Monday, December 15th.  In the back of church or in the school office.

The second project we will be working on together is being coordinated by Megan Heinen, a 2002 graduate of St. Bernard.  Megan is currently a sophomore in the College of Nursing at Marquette.  She has been selected to go on a medical=based service trip to Honduras through "Global Medical Brigades".  She will be gone with her brigade to various communities setting up one-day clinics and offereing medicines and basic, yet essential medical aid.  The school will have a special collection during the school mass on December 2nd. 

The children and adults at St. Bernard Parish are slowing down and reflecting on the many blessings we have.  St. Bernard is traditionally a very caring and sharing community.  These are just a few more ways of trying to live it.

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