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SS. John & Bernard Parish

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 Welcome to the official website of SS. John and Bernard Parish, 
part of the Diocese of Kalamazoo, located in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

Click Here to download a list of common Catholic prayers.

Click Here to download instructions for praying the Rosary.
Click Here to be directed to our Mass Videos page to see Sunday's Mass
CLICK HERE to download the SS. John and Bernard Catholic Parish 2015 survey.  This survey will help SS John and Bernard Parish gather information to better serve its parishioners and the local community.  Your input in greatly appreciated.  If you download the survey, please print it off and place it in the collection basket, mail it to the parish office, or drop it off at the parish office.  You can also complete the survey online, by CLICKING HERE or go to Thank you for your support and participation. 
 Due to popular demand, we are pleased to now offer Online Giving!  CLICK HERE to be redirected to the secure online giving portal, or click the bottom tab in the navigation pane to be taken to the Online Giving page, where you can see our privacy policy and be redirected to the portal.


St. John's Church, Columbus at Catalpa
600 Columbus Avenue

St. Bernard's Church, Delaware at Ogden
555 East Delaware Avenue



To schedule a Mass intention:
Call the rectory


Prayer Line:

To request prayers, call: (269) 927-1810

SS. John & Bernard Parish
600 Columbus Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Rectory: (269) 925-2425

St. Bernard’s Hall: (269) 925-9644

Fax: (269) 925-4678

Pastor: Fr. German Perez-Diaz

Phone: ext. 12

Assistant: Fr. Michael Rejent
Phone: ext. 13

Weekend Liturgies:
(St. Bernard's) 5:00 p.m.

(St. John's) 9:00 a.m.
(St. Bernard's) 11:00 a.m.


Sunday Radio Broadcast:

(WSJM, AM 1400) 10:00 a.m.



(St. Bernard's) Saturday 3:15-4:45 p.m.

or by request


Adoration and Exposition Times:

There are opportunities for you to spend some quiet time adoring and honoring the Eucharistic Presence of Christ.

(St. Bernard's) Monday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(St. John's) Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Friday begins with the celebration of Mass at 8:00 a.m. and ends with a Litany and Benediction. There are sign up cards in the pews for anyone wanting to sign up for a set time that they can be there.


Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is held at the Sacred Heart Chapel in St. Joseph, MI. 

Click Here for more information.
 New parishioners, please register by calling the rectory or
visiting the office.
Please note, we have coloring pages for children who have not made their First Holy Communion.
At St. Bernard’s they are in a basket in front of the cry room.

At St. John’s they are in a basket in the vestibule near the center doors.


MAKING A REPORT OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT: A report of sexual misconduct may be initiated at the Diocese of Kalamazoo’s Sexual Misconduct and Reporting Line: 877-802-0115.  A caller will be requested to provide his or her name and telephone number.  All calls regarding sexual misconduct will be returned usually within one hour.  This toll-free number has been established as a part of the Diocese’s efforts to protect children, young people and other vulnerable people in our schools, parishes and ministries.  This line is for reporting suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse with Diocesan institutions and ministries only.  Other concerns about Diocesan schools, parishes and ministries should be reported to the appropriate Diocesan school or parish.

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