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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.
    A Stephen Ministry Parish                 Click Here to be directed to the new Stephen Ministry page,
                                                    which can be found under the Ministries tab on the sidebar.
Click Here to download a copy of the St. John 125th Anniversary booklet.
Commentator - Lector - Servers - Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Schedules can now be found on the Calendar of Events page. If you wish to sign-up for any times, please e-mail Kathy or call the rectory.
Registration for the next New Life Class is now open! Click Here to go to the registration page. 


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
580 Columbus Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Rectory: (269) 925-2425

St. Bernard’s Hall: (269) 925-9644

Fax: (269) 925-4678

Pastor: Fr. Brian Stanley

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 or clicking on a link below.

Click Here to download the New Parishioner Census electronic form that you can e-mail to the parish office at


Click Here to download the New Parishioner Census printable form that you can print and fill out and main to the parish office at 600 Columbus Ave. Benton Harbor, MI 49022.

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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