St. Bernard is part of the Fall River Diocese which includes Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. We celebrate our diversity, yet we stand together as one. Together we strive to be holy. “Catholic” means “universal” — open to all people of all ethnic, of all races, of all economic levels. We are proud to be called Catholic. Our parish conducts various programs to serve you and our community. Our staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our many activities.


Blessings to Fr Mike Racine (Pastor since 2007) as he starts his new assignment as Pastor for Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Lawrence Parishes in New Bedford and as administrator of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, New Bedford! We also wish all the best to Barret Castro (Sacristan since 1996) and Denise Weaver (Music Director since 2003) as they join Fr Mike at his new assignment. Pictures from Fr Mike's last Sunday Mass are posted on the photos page.

The parish community extends a warm welcome to our new Pastor, Fr James Fitzpatrick!

Mass Times

7:00 am ​(June-Labor Day), 8:30 am and 10:30 am

Saturday Vigil
4:00 pm

Monday – Thursday 9:00 am

Holy Days of Obligation
7:00 pm (vigil), 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

Morning Prayer
Monday - Thursday 8:30 am (Chapel)




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Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm