Welcome to St. Bernadette Parish

As a people gathered together through our weekly Eucharistic celebration, we respond to God’s word and live the Mass in varied ways. I welcome you to reflect on the many opportunities provided in our parish.

As the pastor of St. Bernadette, I can attest to the wonderf​ul generosity and hospitality of the people of St. Bernadette​.

Please call or stop in the parish office to obtain additional information about specific groups or services that are of interest to you, or should you need any information or assistance. We hope and pray that you will find a home here and will become actively involved in parish life.
Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Philip G. Racco, Pastor
St. Bernadette Church


Mission Statement

As parishioners of St. Bernadette, we commit ourselves to refresh our participation of Liturgy through attentive listening to God's Word, in raising our voices in prayer and song, and in reverent reception of the Body and Blood of Christ. We pledge to work for justice for those inside and outside of our boundaries and to be instruments of healing in our families and in our community.

From the Diocese of Cleveland and Bishop Malesic-
New guidelines effective June 2, 2021

1. Facemasks are no longer required, but are strongly suggested for those who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine or are otherwise vulnerable. Respect is to be shown to those following CDC and state and local guidelines, as well as for those, who for personal reasons, choose to continue to wear facemasks and practice social distancing.

2. Social distancing is no longer required. The use of all pews/seating areas is permitted.

3. The use of Holy Water fonts is permitted. Holy Water should be replaced and basins should be cleaned regularly.

4. Liturgical processions at the beginning and conclusion of the liturgy as well as offertory processions are permitted.

5. The offertory collection is permitted.

6. The sign of peace among the faithful is permitted. It should be exchanged without physical contact between persons who are not of the same household or family.

7. Liturgical ministers (altar servers, lectors, ushers, musicians, cantors, choirs, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) are permitted.

8. The distribution of the Precious Blood remains suspended until further notice.

9. Clergy may greet parishioners, but with special care if the cleric has not yet been fully vaccinated or is otherwise vulnerable.

10. Hymnals and other books may be returned to the pews.

11. A general cleaning of the church and other public places should take place on a regular schedule, with special attention given to frequently used surfaces such as door handles, bathroom fixtures, etc.

12. You are asked to continue to provide hand sanitizers at the church entrances and other public spaces.

  • Pastors should ask the faithful who are not feeling well to remain at home
  • Live Streaming of Masses should continue when possible
  • Visitation to the homebound, hospitalized and nursing homes is permitted urging those visiting to use good hygiene and to refrain from visiting when they are not feeling well.
  • Care should be taken to continue following CDC, state, and local guidelines with regard to activities with children who have not yet been fully vaccinated. Please continue to pray for a complete end to the pandemic, for all those who died from the pandemic and for those who have lost loved ones, employment or have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.

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Live Stream Mass from Saint Bernadette

Masses will be streamed live Weekdays at 8:30am, Saturdays at 5:00pm and Sundays at 8:00am, 9:45am & 11:30am.


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Sunday, June 13, 2021 Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Worship Aid


Heart of a Shepherd at St. Bernadette Parish

St. Bernadette has been participating in the Heart of a Shepherd campaign, a historic effort endorsed by Bishop Edward Malesic to support the men in our community who are called to serve and those who have served. This is an opportunity for all of us within the Church in Northeast Ohio to recommit ourselves to the leaders of our faith by raising the funds necessary to:

Complete essential renovations to Borromeo and Saint Mary Seminaries

Provide the proper care to the priests who have dedicated their lives to shepherding our faith by fully funding the Clergy Pension Fund

Offer newly-ordained priests financial tuition assistance

Support our own parish needs here at St. Bernadette! For every dollar raised in support of Heart of a Shepherd, 50% will come back to the parish to support the Pious Trust and address church and school property improvements.

This weekend, June 12 and 13, is our commitment weekend!

It is our hope that every parishioner will be able to make a decision today to support the Heart of a Shepherd campaign. We ask that each family consider a pledge that would be over and above your regular weekly offertory.

We hope you will prayerfully consider making a pledge in support of this important cause! You can make a gift in three easy ways:

1) Mail in a pledge card to the campaign office.

2) Drop Off a pledge card at the Parish Office.

3) Make a gift online at https://www.catholiccommunity.org/ways-to-give/donate/heart-of-a-shepherd

If you have any questions about the Heart of a Shepherd campaign or would like to make a gift prior to Commitment Weekend, please contact the Parish Office at (440) 734-1300.

Use the QR code below to access the giving link!



St. Bernadette Parish Pious Trust Fund



Please click below for more information on our new Sponsor A Pew program!

Sponsor a Pew Order Form

Church Pew Layout

Please consider donating to the Pious Trust fund. Your generous donations help make the necessary capital improvements possible! 




Upcoming News & Events




The Saint Bernadette 70th Anniversary Gala will be held at Westwood Country Club on Saturday, August 7, 2021, 6pm-11pm. Plan on celebrating the parish!



Fr. Philip G. Racco


Monday-Saturday: 8:30am

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 9:45am & 11:30am


Monday-Friday: 8:30am

Saturday: 5:00pm

Sunday: 8:00am, 9:45AM & 11:30am

Confession: Saturday, 4:00-4:45PM


Monday, 12:00PM

Parish Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Closed for lunch Mon-Fri:


Online Giving

St. Bernadette needs your support now more than ever! Join the parishioners who are using Faith Direct for automated giving. Faith Direct offers a safe and secure way to donate to our parish in this time of uncertainty. There is no cost to you, and the program provides a great benefit to our parish. Sign up today by visiting faith.direct/OH641, or text ‘Enroll’ to (440) 276-4599.

Parish Code: OH641



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Pavers for the St. Bernadette Shrine are now available! Please Click Here for an order form. Forms can be returned to the Parish Office. Questions? Call the Parish Office at 440-734-1300.


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