WELCOMING YOU HOME
St. Bernadette's and St. John Bosco parishes are a growing community of disciples of Jesus Christ committed to loving God, loving others and making disciples.
As Roman Catholics, we seek to honour our faith tradition by authentically and creatively presenting it in our community especially to Catholics who have become disconnected from the Church.
What to expect when you visit either parish. An authentically Catholic parish community, a warm and open environment where you and your family will feel welcomed and at home. You’ll experience community and a relevant message that isn’t about rules but about you and God.
ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAMILY IN ERSKINE
We strive to live by gospel values, committed to being a welcoming, caring and supportive parish, meeting the spiritual needs of our community.
What does initiation into the Catholic Church entail?
WHAT TIME IS MASS?
Mass is the central act of worship in the life of a Catholic. Going to Mass is about spending time with God, but also receiving his graces. The name ‘Mass’ comes the final blessing said by the priest in Latin ‘Ite missa es’ meaning “to send out” as Jesus Christ sent his disciples out to the world to take his teaching to them.
Some parents hesitate to request a Baptism because they do not regularly attend Mass or support the parish. If this is you, you may want to evaluate the reasons you are seeking Baptism for your child. Is it for tradition? Is it an expectation within your family? Is it a social obligation? Or is it a desire to share the life of Christ? The parish community welcomes all to become part of our parish family and to share in that life of Christ. Speak with Fr. David after Mass for an opportunity to assess your needs, discuss our faith and the unique responsibility to share it with the child God has entrusted to you.