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
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
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
Motel rooms/homeless 1,377.44
Day Center for Homeless 2,450.00
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
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
New Bins for Collecting Food and Clothing
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.
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.