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Parish Ministries

Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement ministers represent the parish community by offering a gentle, supportive, and non-judgmental presence to assist families in planning the funeral liturgy and guiding them through the funeral mass process. The ministry meets with the grieving family at their home or the Parish Office.  Listening is the key skill as ministers help family members select readings, music and other elements of the funeral liturgy. This ministry is maintained by volunteer members of our parish with guidance from Fr. Bill. We are supported by the music, server, lector, Eucharistic, and luncheon ministries. We all work together to coordinate the needs of the family on the day of the funeral service. Time commitment as a minister is 2-4 hours over several days to plan the funeral. Two meetings are held in October to plan the All Souls Day Mass. New members are always welcome.

Contact: Cheryl Blackburn, Bereavement Coordinator 513-553-6972 or Joan Justice, Bereavement Minister 513-797-4198


Part of this ministry involves providing a luncheon for the family of the deceased parishioner after the mass and graveside services. The Church provides the meat/cheese tray and/or barbecue and parishioners are contacted to provide the side dishes. Volunteers are always welcome for this ministry. Contact: Donna Thompson, Coordinator 513-753-7655. 

Environmental Ministry

Our ministry consists of volunteers that keep the church clean on a weekly basis and prepare it for the weekend liturgies as well as different liturgical seasons. Volunteers clean on a monthly basis.

Contact: Betsy Daly, Coordinator 513-732-3071


Sanctuary Flowers - Parishioners may donate a floral arrangement for the sacristy on a specific weekend in commemoration of a special occasion or for a loved one. Your name and intention will be printed in that weekend's bulletin. Arrangements must be scheduled ahead of time with the Coordinator.

Contact: Kathy Kraus, Coordinator 513-553-0092

Men's Group

Our monthly Men's Group is a discussion, based on the Sunday Gospel, of the challenges Catholic men face to live lives of integrity. It's not a "prayer group" or a "support group," but instead a respectful environment to talk with other believers about things that matter.

Please contact Fr. Bill at 513-753-5566.

Stand In Prayer

Stand In Prayer (S.I.P.) promise to pray fifteen minutes sometime during each day for various assigned intentions. Our belief is that many prayers for the same intention, e.g. the ministry of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, are powerful before God. The choice of prayer form is yours.

Contact: Marge Kellerman, Coordinator 513-532-6296.

Prayer Circle

The St. Bernadette Prayer Circle is a group of parishioners praying for people who are in need of prayer. The prayer line is a way of having immediate prayers said for your needs. Many of those prayers have been answered. Prayer partners are always welcome. For prayer request line, please call 513-943-4190.

Contact: Glenda Kiser, Coordinator 513-753-9591


The Parish Religious Education Program meets every Sunday morning at 09:45 AM during the school year.

Please contact the Faith Formation Office at 513-753-5566, ext. 5 for additional information and registration procedures.

Click on the forms to register for the 2015-2016 PRP Program.

PRP Policies PRP Fees PRP Registration Form

St. Vincent de Paul

For assistance with food, rent, utility bills, clothing and other basic needs, please call (513) 753-5566, ext. 7. All calls are confidential.

To volunteer, please call SVdP at 753-5566, ext. 7.

Youth Ministry

Youth ministry
of St. Bernadette is for High School Grades 9-12

See the Youth Ministry page

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