MISSION STATEMENT
 

The Peace and Justice Ministry is the primary charitable outreach of the parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Our goals are to 1) Educate the people of the parish as to social justice issues and needs; 2) Use parish resources to respond to social needs in our community and beyond; 3) Collaborate with other organizations to serve needy populations.

PEACE AND JUSTICE COORDINATOR

 Deacon Tim Sullivan

Deacon Tim Sullivan

Our Peace & Justice Coordinator is Deacon Tim Sullivan. Ordained a deacon in the Diocese of Tulsa in 2000, Deacon Tim is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Law School. He practiced law for 18 years in Tulsa. He served the Diocese of Tulsa as Family Life Director and as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Tulsa. He served the Diocese of Rochester (New York) as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Wayne County. Deacon Tim founded Brother House of Tulsa, a ministry for Christian men. He is Assistant Spiritual Director of the Cursillo Movement in the Diocese of Tulsa. He and his wife Connie are the parents of six adult children, and they have 17 grandchildren.

NOTE: DEACON TIM'S HOMILIES, BLOGS, PODCASTS, WRITINGS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE AT TWOEDGETALK.COM

 

PEACE & JUSTICE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Don and Cheryl Schendt                 Dr. Manuel Calvin              Joan McNeely                               

Harry Hanig                                       John Miksa                          Erik Block

Financial Report

July 11, 2018

The fiscal year of the Church of Saint Bernard runs from July 1 to June 30. Below is a list of disbursements made by the Peace & Justice Ministry of the parish during the fiscal year which just concluded on June 30, 2018:

Peace & Justice Distributions

July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Financial Assistance
            Rent                                         9,856.88
            Electric                                    5,415.56
            Gas                                           1,367.35
            Water                                          626.79
            Motel rooms/homeless          1,377.44
Day Center for Homeless                 2,450.00
Unbound                                              6,345.00
Catholic Charities
           Thanksgiving meal                12,280.00
            Christmas meal                     10,585.00
            Regular donations                   5,400.00
            Madonna House                      5,400.00
            St. Elizabeth Lodge                 5,400.00
            Sallisaw Helping Center        4,000.00
San Miguel School
            Regular donations                   6,000.00
            Christmas gifts                             672.11
Drexel Academy                                  1,000.00
Crossover Church                                1,000.00
Tulsa Habitat for Humanity
            Donations                                   6,200.00
            House sponsorship                 55,000.00
Stand in the Gap                                    2,000.00
Missionaries of Charity                       3,600.00
Neighbor for Neighbor                          3,600.00
North Tulsa Learning Center               1,800.00
S Peoria Neighborhood Center             1,200.00
Western Neighbors                                 1,200.00
Christian Ministers Alliance                 1,050.00
Caritas Lebanon                                       2,000.00
Go Life Mobile                                          1,000.00
Domestic Violence Intervention            2,400.00
Meals on Wheels                                      3,600.00

TOTAL                                                     $163,826.13

New Bins for Collecting Food and Clothing

July 11, 2018

Jack Pixley of Eagle Scout Troop 153 has completed a project in which he designed, had constructed and installed new, high quality wooden bins on rollers for the collection of donated food and clothing in the closet at the entry to the church at St. Bernard Parish. Thanks to Jack for having this great idea and bringing it to a successful completion. A picture of the new bins is below.

Habitat House

July 11, 2018

Construction on St. Bernard's Habitat House #19 is moving along quickly. The pictures below show the status of construction as of June 2nd.

Owners of the house will be the family of Irene Avina, who came to the United States from Mexico 17 years ago. Irene has 3 children, Mario, Brenda and Carlos. Brenda, a student at TCC, and Carlos, in middle school, will share the home with Irene.