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Lord's Day Mass Schedule

Saturday - 4:00 pm Holy Cross

Sunday - 9:00 am St. Bernard

Sunday - 11:00 am St. Rose of Lima

Weekday Mass Schedule

Tuesday - St. Bernard at 6:30 pm

Wednesday - St. Rose of Lima at 6:30 pm

Thursday - St. Bernard 9:00 am followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until noon, Benediction and close

Friday - St. Rose of Lima at 9:00 am followed by  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until noon, Benediction and close


St. Bernard:

Tuesdays from 6:00 to 6:20 pm (prior to Mass)

Thursday from 9:40 am to 10:30 am (during Adoration)

First Friday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St. Rose of Lima:

Wednesdays from 6:00 to 6:20 pm (prior to Mass)

Fridays from  9:40 am to 10:30 am (during Adoration)                           

First Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 11:00 noon

Holy Cross:

Saturdays from 3:30 pm to 3:50 pm (prior to Mass)

                                                                                          ...or by appointment

Parish Offerings

To register with our parish Pre-Authorized Debit program, please contact Claire at the St. Bernard office. You can also  e-transfer contributions using These are alternatives to the traditional collection envelopes, which of course are still available.

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Preserves and Baked Goods for the Bazaar — Ladies and gentlemen of St. André Bessette Parish, the St. Rose of Lima CWL would welcome and appreciate any preserves or baked goods donations to sell at their Christmas Bazaar, December 9th at the LWF Community Center. The preserves can be dropped off at St. Rose of Lima Church before and after Sunday Mass until Sunday, December 3rd. The baked goods will be accepted at the LWF Community Center at 9:00 am, Saturday, December 9th. Please contact Ellen Hibberts at 902-860-0557 or Troy Marshall at 902-576-2309 with any questions.   


Christmas Remembrance Tree — The St. Rose of Lima CWL is beginning a new Christmas tradition to remember and pray for our deceased loved ones during the Christmas Season. Christmas ornaments with the name of a deceased loved one can be ordered and will be placed on a Christmas Tree located in the church. These loved ones will be remembered in all of the Masses offered from the first Christmas Mass until Epiphany. After the last Mass, those who ordered an ornament can collect it and take it home to place on their own Christmas tree the following year. The CWL will be accepting donations for the ornaments. The CWL ladies will be at the entrance of the church beginning Sunday, December 3rd until Sunday, December 24th to accept the names of your loved ones.


CWL Hour of Reflection — The St. Rose of Lima CWL is hosting an Advent Reflection at St. Rose of Lima church on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm. All are invited and welcome to participate.


St. Rose of Lima Knights of Columbus Christmas Tree Lot — The lot is moving next door to the Sobeys Gas Bar in Fall River.  This is a collaboration with the Burgess Family Tree Lot.  If you are purchasing a real tree, please consider us.  Free delivery will be available to Church members. 


St. Rose of Lima Knights of Columbus “Socks for Souls” Campaign — The Knights will once again be collecting socks and gloves for those in need this winter. Please place your donations in the designated box at the entrance of St. Rose of Lima Church by December 10, 2023.

Knights of Columbus Community Breakfast — This will take place next Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Enfield Fire Hall from 9:00 am until noon. Come on out and enjoy scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, baked beans, bacon, pancakes, toast, juice, tea or coffee -  all for the low price of $8 for adults (13 years & older) and $5 per child (5 to 12 years). Children 4 years and under are free.


                        St. André Bessette Parish

                        Faith Formation Program



The Metanoia program is a series of facilitated video presentations by Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR.  The program will run for ten weeks beginning at 6:30 pm on September 21 at Mitchell Hall in Fall River.  This captivating, thought-provoking series is presented in a light conversational style. It is both informative and challenging to our understanding of God and what we must understand to inherit eternal life.


6:15-6:30       Arrival

6:30-7:00       Meet and Greet and Introduction (Music)

7:00-7:30       Video Presentation

7:30-8:15       Discussions Groups

8:15-8:30       Wrap Up - Closing Music and Prayer

The organizing team consists of Shannon McDonald, Mark Carew, Gary Curtis and Phil Francis, with assistance from numerous parishioners from the 3 churches. Please call the St. Rose of Lima office (902-860-0475) to register. Or just show up and you will be welcomed.

Mass Intentions for the week of November 20 to 26, 2023

Thursday, November 23 @ 9 am (St. Bernard) – Mickey Meagher ♰

Friday, November 24 @ 9 am (St. Rose of Lima) – Theresa Wigle

Saturday, November 25 @ 4 pm (Holy Cross) – Donna Bellefontaine ♰

Sunday, November 26 @ 9 am (St. Bernard) – For the people

Sunday, November 26 @ 11 am (St. Rose of Lima) – Carol Cassim ♰



Claims Period of Class Action Suit Against
the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth


On November 14, 2022, the settlement of the class action suit against the Episcopal Corporation of Halifax and the Episcopal Corporation of Yarmouth was approved. Now we enter the Claims Period. Individuals who want to make a claim of abuse can do so for the next 12 months. This begins another period of notification to the public which requires action on the part of the Archdiocese as well as the parishes. This notification period begins on Monday, December 19, 2022 and concludes on Thursday, December 14, 2023.

Similar to previous notification periods, we are required by law to post notice of the Claims Period.

Click here for the Short Form Notice of Settlement Approval

Click here to view the Long Form Notice of Settlement Approval

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