Disaster Relief

With the beginning of the storm season and the recent devastating impact of hurricanes in the southeastern United States, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for a 2018 Disasters Collection. The funds collected in this special appeal for 2018 Disasters will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA. and/or Catholic Relief Services. , the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church as they and their local agencies respond to immediate emergency needs and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for pastoral and reconstruction needs of the Church. Funds will be used in response to Hurricanes Florence and Michael and any other natural disasters that occur this year.
Remittance Instructions

Please send your donation to: 
Office of National Collections, 2018 Disasters Fund 
P. O. Box 96278, Washington DC 20090-6278

Habitat House #19 Dedicated

The Habitat House at 808 N Birmingham Place in Tulsa was dedicated on Wednesday, August 22nd. Msgr. Gaalaas blessed the house. Our lead volunteer, Phil Doerpinghaus, presented the keys to the house to the Avina family. Following the dedication, the Avina family provided a delicious meal to the volunteers and members of the community who gathered for the dedication.

Irene Avina 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, share the home with Irene.

 The completed Habitat House

The completed Habitat House

 Msgr. Gaalaas blessing the house

Msgr. Gaalaas blessing the house

 Phil Doerpinghaus presents the keys

Phil Doerpinghaus presents the keys

Financial Report

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

Red Cross Blood Drives

Saint Bernard Church hosts 4 Red Cross blood drives each year on Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In 2018, blood drives are scheduled for February 25th, June 17th, September 16th and November 18th. Donors can register at the church or online at redcross.org/give-blood.