Issue 10


Issue 10
Newsletter of St. Bernard
Church, North Kingstown, R.I.
of Events
July 2008
teering Committee
Vol. 4, No. 10
July 21st Stewardship Meeting
6:00 pm
Aug. 17th 1:00 pm
Blood Drive
Aug. 7th 1:00 pm
Parish Clambake
Using the Direct Debit (also
known as ACH) Method is uncomplicated, convenient, free
and it makes it even easier to
support our Parish. Are you interested in simplifying your
life? You can download the authorization form from the St.
Bernard’s website – just click
on the Capital Campaign line.
You’ll see the link to the Direct
Debit Authorization. The Parish
Center will always have the
forms too! So go ahead, make
life a little easier. Sign up now
for the Direct Debit Method!
Start your engines and
let the construction begin
Immediately following the 8:00 a.m. Mass on June 25th parishioners proceeded to the Davis Property to
witness a new phase for our faith community, the start of construction of our new church. Fr. Peterson
and Fr. Dennis start the first day of construction with a blessing for the project, the workers and our entire
St. Bernard Church
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, R.I. 02852
Phone: (401) 295-0387
Fax: (401) 295-1713
[email protected]
Web site: http://
The Steering Committee has lots to smile about on June 25th, the first day of construction. (l-r) Arlene Gardiner, Michael Viveiros, our architect, Durkee Brown Viveiros and Werenfels; Martha
Dwyer, Jane Allen, Tom Orsi, Ed McDonald, Case Construction’s Project Manager Kurt Gustafson,
Case Construction’s Site Supervisor, Fran Dwyer, Fr. Dennis, Ray Vallee, Elizabeth McGrath and
John Gibbons.
More pictures on page 5
The following children were
baptized recently:
Cooper Robert Berthelot,
son of Richard & Kerry
Mia Elizabeth D’Andrea,
daughter of Mark & Shelley
Cassandra Irina Fuentes,
daughter of Orlando Fuentes & Aleksandra Osipova
Jacob & Sarah Goodman,
son & daughter of Thomas Goodman
Marguerite Elisabeth Grondin,
daughter of James & Marisa
Jackson Murphy Hohl,
son of Harvey & Erin
Anthony Michael, Benjamin James,
Joseph Bernard, Michael Kenneth
& Nicholas Terrance McHale,
sons of David & Shannon
Abigail Marie Peck,
daughter of Stephen & Cheryl
Juliabella Michelle Van Luven,
daughter of Jonathan & Julie
Jayden Elizabeth Russo
daughter of John & Deanna
Dean Michael Kardos
son of Christopher & Kristen
Brenna & Marge Hague
daughters of Lynn & Richard
William Kornacki
son of Robert & Kim
Welcome to the New Members of
St. Bernard’s Parish Family:
Gary & Kathleen Asher
Joseph & Elizabeth Collins
Anthony & Elena DiNitto
Alan & Maria Goulart,
& children Nathan, Rebecca & Elizabeth
Brian Inocencio
Gary & Nicole Kim & son Keanu
Matthew & Laurel McKenna
& daughters Katherine, Molly & Colleen
Richard & Sandra Smith
Rosario Navarro
Nancy Sloan
David Ruggieri arranges to deliver the mulch to Gary Delneo,
one of the raffle winners. Congratulations to Gary and the other
winners, Joyce Zambarano, Brian Hodor and Maria Cardi.
Thanks to David and Barbara Ruggieri of Hopedale Trucking
who donated the mulch, which raised over $4000 for the Capital Campaign.
More new parishioners?
Estate Planning:
Remember St. Bernard’s
The principles of stewardship ask all Catholics to share their
time, talent and treasure in direct proportion to the blessings
received from God.
Bequests have long been one of the easiest and most popular
ways of supporting St. Bernard's. To leave a bequest to the
Parish, simply include the following language in your will:
I give (____dollars/___percent of all of the residue of my estate) to the Roman Catholic parish of St. Bernard Church of
Wickford, Rhode Island.
Thanks for sharing your
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Michaela LaCroix displays “friendship bracelets” created
by students in Mrs. Asher’s First Communion class last
The bracelets, made with beads donated by
Michaela’s mom, will be given to their friends at Louverture Cleary School in Haiti during a future mission trip.
St. Bernard’s Youth Ministry:
Row 1 (left to right): Shalan Bates, Trevor Brunelle, Andy Chatham, David DiLustro, Ryan Eaton, Matt Gardiner
Row 2: Kathryn Gillette, Phillip Gillette, Andrew Hamilton, Caleb Heikes, Kelley Hitchings, Drew LaVallee
Row 3: Bobby Murtha, Haley Nixon, Alexa Pacheco, Christina Sayles, Christine Schmoeger
The Youth Ministry wishes Congratulations to the Class of 2008!! Your abilities, energy, and enthusiasm helped develop
the ministry into what it has become today - a successful and spiritual group of young adults making a difference in the
lives of others and most importantly to your own. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the ministry.
These seniors are all great examples of what young leaders are supposed to be. They role model God's Love, in the best
possible way – by being involved and staying dedicated. God Bless the Class of 2008 as they close one chapter and begin a new one. I believe that whatever road they may travel, they will do great things with great spirit.
Dear Parishioners,
I am proud to have the opportunity to work with the youth in our parish community. As the 2008 school year comes to a
close, I have decided that this will be my last year as the Youth Ministry Coordinator. It is time for me to focus on my
family and myself. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to work with you and our families of the St. Bernard’s
Church community for the past ten years.
Thank you to all the dedicated parents and adults who have supported the ministry and helped to make it what it is today.
It has been an honor and a privilege to be surrounded by such talented and enthusiastic young people and adults. I have
learned so much from all of you. My only hope is that you have learned something from me, as well, and that I am able
to provide James with the same faithful lessons.
I have enjoyed being part of creating a family environment of spiritual growth, self-discovery, and sense of community
among the younger generation of our parish. I truly believe that Christ lives in each one of us and, this experience has
showed me that in more ways than one. If given the chance anyone can display God’s love and their faith through their
action of service and prayer. Thanks again; I will never forget any of the moments, large or small – each one holds a
special place in my heart.
Thanks to all for sharing your time, talents, and treasures. I hope you continue on with the same determination and commitment to keep the spirit of the Youth Ministry alive and thriving in the years to come.
Always remember to Ignite Your Light, Dive Deeper, Build to Last, Live Inside Out, Serve in a Full Service: Jesus Attitude, and discover ways that Jesus makes new through Renovating - everyday.
Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
Love, Dawn Masterson
Newsletter of St. Bernard Church, North Kingstown, R.I.
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Religious Education Sacramental News
(l-r) 1st Row: Rose Dowden, Ashleigh Elston, Nathan Wilhelm,
Hannah Hudson, Timothy Healey. 2nd Row: Olivia Silva,
Amanda Bucci, Jonathan DeAngelis, Alexa Keprich. 3rd Row:
Chase DeGregory, Rachel Petrone, Grace Rathbun, Hailey Parente,
Alec Ferland, Michaela Comolli. 4th Row: Anthony Ucci, Kile
Pilgrim, Brendan Sullivan, Stephen Murphy, Jacob Rizzi.
(l-4) 1st Row: Ashley Baierlein, Christopher Beati, Donovan
Carcieri-Cassidy, Charles Compton, Michael Murphy. 2nd Row:
Agnes Hicks, Thomas Sachetti, Ryan Ferreira, Michaela LaCroix,
Abigail Daily, Erin Rose Flaherty. 3rd Row: Jacob Goodman,
Matthew Crisafulli, Sean Jackson, Jack Lee, Emma Asher,
Nicolette Naya. 4th Row: Benjamin Schapira, Nicholas Ruggieri, Jessica Moniz, Noah Tellier, Chad Mansolillo.
We wish many blessings for our First Communion participants. “May your First Communion celebrate your friendship with Jesus. As you
grow in this friendship may your words be gentle and your touch be kind. May you hear whispers of love in your heart each day. May you
have fun in discovering God hidden everywhere! And, may you remember to thank God often for the gift of life.” Pat Beren, CSJ.
Social Justice
Secrets Revealed!
Catholic Social Teaching has been described as one of
the “best kept secrets of the Catholic Church”. The time
has come to find out what it’s all about! Generations of
Faith will explore some of these teachings over the
course of 2008-2009. Catholic Social Teaching puts the
words of Jesus into action. Join us as we connect the
Gospel to our daily life. Being a Catholic is not just going to Mass and knowing our prayers- it is about how
we live our lives in the larger context of the world.
Catholic Social Teaching covers everything from caring
for the earth to paying attention to the special needs of
the poor. This year’s program will have a few surprises
and some great opportunities to put your faith into practice.
Generations of Faith is an inter-generational program
that invites parishioners from every household to learn
more about their faith in an age appropriate way. It is
open to all parishioners of all ages! Come and find out
what it’s all about!
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The Children’s Choir helped make 1st Communion day extra special.
(l-r) 1st Row: Rachel LaCroix, Ryan Shea, Clara Oates Brook Hayard. 2nd Row: Shannon Thompson, Bella Schapira and Kaitlyn Culhane, 3rd Row: Alison Shea & Emily Auger
*Reminder to all families with a child preparing for a
sacrament (grades 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10)- attendance at
Generations of Faith is REQUIRED. Registering for
Generations of Faith automatically registers your child for
Sacramental Preparation classes which meet separately.
Registration forms for 2008-2009 were mailed out to all families a few weeks ago. If you did not receive one, please contact
the Parish Center at 295-0387. This form registers your family
for BOTH Sacramental Preparation Classes and Generations of
Faith. Registration for Sacramental Preparation Classes is due
by Friday, August 15.
Immediately following the 8:00 a.m. Mass on June 25th parishioners proceeded to the Davis Property to witness a new phase for
our faith community, the start of construction of our new church Visit the website at to view pictures of
the ongoing construction or stop by the parish center to view our slide show.
Tom Bradley & Pat Newell
Ed McDonald, Pat Newell & Kurt Gustafson
Malcolm Verdi, age 4
watches the digging.
Jim Auger, Bob Eagan, Guy DeMelis and Andy Scherben
Rosalie McDade & Noriko Whitaker
Everyone enjoyed the beautiful day, and the
coffee and doughnuts
Newsletter of St. Bernard Church, North Kingstown, R.I.
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St. Bernard Church
415 Tower Hill Road
North Kingstown, R.I. 02852
Phone: (401) 295-0387
Fax: (401) 295-1713
Email: [email protected]
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Saint Bernard’s Family –
A Day by the Sea
When: Sunday, August 17, 2008
Where: Pavilion on Ft Getty in Jamestown
1- 6pm—food, games, activities—2-6 pm Live music!
Did you know we have an
electronic version of the Buzz
called the e-Buzz? If you’d like
to receive timely news from St.
Bernard’s just send your e-mail
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Visit us on our web site:
Kids meal $8.00
Option 1
Hot dogs
Potato Chips
Your choice of entree:
$18.00 Lobster
$17.00 Sirloin Steak
$16.00 ½ Chicken
$16.00 BBQ Steak Tips
Each entrée served with:
New England Clam Chowder
Steamed Clams
Drawn Butter & Broth
Corn on the Cob
Red Bliss Potatoes
Kids meal $8.00
Option 2
BBQ Chicken
Corn on the Cob
Red Bliss Potatoes
Free hot dogs for under 5 years old
Bring your own food and beverages.
We want everyone to enjoy themselves spending a little time together
Tickets on sale after Masses on July 19-20, 26-27, Aug. 2-3 & 9-10.

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