Adult Faith Formation

Adult Formation is the principal form of catechesis, because it is addressed to persons who have the greatest responsibilities and the capacity to live the Christian message in its fully developed form.(CT 90) The Christian community cannot carry out a permanent catechesis without the direct and skilled participation of adults, whether as receivers or as promoters of catechetical activity. For catechesis to be effective, it must be permanant, and it would be quite usless if it stopped short of the threshhold of maturity.


Bible Study meets on Thursday evenings during Lent, Spring, Fall and Advent. Together in a comfortable and engaging setting, we learn more about the Catholic faith through Scripture. The sessions typically run 4 to 6 weeks. For more information, contact Ron Farias at 301-593-0357. Or email


On Thursday mornings every week, a group of faithful parishioners meet to discuss the Mass readings, pray for their own intentions, the intentions of the parish, and the needs of the world. For more information, contact Sally Murphy at 301-587-1071.


The Well Read Woman Book Club meets once a month on Thursday evenings, to discuss the selected book of the month. The group engages in a thoughtful discussion of the books, chosen with an overarching theme each year. The Well Read Woman Book Club meets once a month from September through June. Group leaders are Margie McCarthy and Jasmine Kuzner. For more information, call the Rectory Office at 301-593-0357.

To securely make a gift to Saint Bernadette Church, text a dollar amount to (301)-433-7424. You will be asked to complete a one-time registration page with your billing and contact information. After this registration, you can give any time by texting a dollar amount to this phone number.

Regular Mass Times

Confessions during Advent
Saturdays 8:15 – 9:15 AM,
and 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 PM


Holy Mass
Monday – Thursday 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM & 8:30 AM
Saturday 7:30 AM & 5:00 PM
Sunday 7:30, 9:00, & 11:00 AM


Immaculate Conception of the Bl. Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation; Thursday 5pm applies)
Friday, December 8
Masses 6:30 & 8:30 AM, 7:30 PM


Sunday, December 17
Carols in the Church, 6:00 PM


Friday, December 22
Mass 6:30 AM only, No adoration


Sunday, December 24 IV Advent
Masses 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 AM


Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve
Sunday 24 December

4:45 PM Carols

5:00 PM Vigil Mass for Children

9:00 PM Solemn Vigil Mass
with Choir: Messe de Minuit pour Noël (1690) by M-A Charpentier

12:00 AM Solemn Candlelight Mass at Midnight with Schola



Christmas Day
Monday 25 December 

8:30 AM Dawn Mass of Christmas with Organ and Cantor

11:00 AM Solemn Mass of Christmas Day with Youth Choir

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