Parish Life Ministries

Guadalupe Ministry

The Guadalupe Ministry was founded on 2001, with the purpose of letting know the Parishioners about the Apparitions to St. Juan Diego in Mexico City of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and also to spread the word that she is the Patron of the Arizona Dioceses and all America. The Guadalupe Ministry decided to honor her the first Saturday of each month with a Mass in Spanish at 9:00am We will also have bilingual Confessions before Mass, and a breakfast follow by a meeting in the old Parish Center.

We still offer English lessons for Spanish speaking persons in a private home and there is no charge. We are not longer offering Spanish Lessons for children as we did for 10 years. We celebrate the month of Mary in May with a Mass in Spanish, offering of the flowers, and a Mexican breakfast.

If you like to know more about the Guadalupe Ministry, please contact Marcia Bhattacharya at

Knights of Columbus Council 12313

Founded in the United States in 1882, the Knights are named in honor of Christopher Columbus. The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest fraternal service organization whose principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Membership is limited to "practical Catholic" men aged 18 or older. The St. Bernard of Clairvaux Council 12313 has over 140 "Brother" Knights.

The Knights of Columbus Council 12313 would like to thank the Parishioners of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church for their support of our Pancake Breakfasts, Oktoberfest and other fundraisers, especially our annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner. Thanks to your generosity during the past twelve months, under the leadership of Grand Knight Bob Gomez, we have been able to provide the following donations to our selected Charities:

Andre House - $6,000
Rosary Sunday - $400
Maggies Place - $6,000
Military Holiday Meals - $500
Sponsored Seminarians - $4,000
St. Bernard Youth Ministry - $5,000
St. Vincent DePaul Society - $34,900
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos - $2,000
St. Joseph Camp Veteran’s Project- $500
American Service Animals for Vets - $1,000
James Walton Veteran’s Pride Home - $2,000
Marine Corp-Federal Law Enforcement Scholarships - $2,000
Grand Total = $64,300

For more information, please contact Mike Stevens at or visit the Knights of Columbus Council 12313 website at

Mothers and Others

Mothers and Others is a new ministry at St. Bernard that was kicked off March 6, 2023.

Our mission is to provide fellowship and spiritual growth opportunities, to support moms w/infants, children & teens during the joys, challenges and sorrows, and to encourage and build community.

We are looking for moms who have the desire to meet and create friendships with other like-minded moms who strive to be the best mother God called them to be.

We provide compelling guest speakers, free babysitting in the classroom next to our meeting room and a complimentary lunch. We meet the first Monday of every month from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Parish Center Rooms 101-102 with a few exceptions on dates due to Summer break & holidays that fall on the 1st Monday of the month.

If you would like to know more about Mothers and Others, please contact Sandy Fruehe at 847-275-2545 or


Senior Group

The mission of this ministry is threefold:

  1. To encourage St. Bernard Seniors to participate in various ministries.
  2. To cultivate friendship among its members by offering multiple social activities for membership participation.
  3. To encourage St. Bernard Seniors to develop ministries aimed at helping other seniors in need, whether or not they are members.

All Seniors are welcome! Download the membership application.

For more information, please call Josephine Zupancich at 480-451-5320

Women's Spirituality

Women’s Spirituality is under the guidance of The Blessed Mother.

The primary focus of the Spirituality Group is to enhance our awareness of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. We invite the Holy Spirit into our hearts and the meetings to guide us on a path to help ourselves and each other develop personal and enlightened relationship with God.

We, as Christians, are on a journey from “Blessings to Blessings”; we come from God and are called to journey back to Him. To help us achieve this process, we studied The Catechism of the Catholic Church. As the Catechism tells us, “The desire for God is…written in the human heart…” Man finds his ultimate truth and happiness only in God. Happiness is the purpose of our journey of faith.

As we pray and study (material varies) we are guided by the Blessed Mother to share our most intimate needs for ourselves, family and friends. These “petitions” are placed in our special “book”. We have made a commitment to pray the Memorare daily for all the prayer requests.

Each meeting is concluded with the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel to defend us in our battles. A prayer for our country and the singing of “God Bless America”

Women are welcome to join us. We meet on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm in the New Parish Center.

For more information, please call Valeric DiCaudo at 480-261-3987.