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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 the Mass Videos Page.  This link can also be found in the Navigation Pane under "Bulletins & Mass Videos."
Our Bulletin has a new look.  Check it out on the "Bulletins" page or click here!
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.
The New Life Class is returning to SS. John and Bernard Parish. The new class will be August 19-21. Find information under the Calendar of Events tab or CLICK HERE.
Job Posting

St. Joseph Parish and SS. John and Bernard Parish are looking for a

 Director of Religious Education to fulfill a shared full time position. 


The Director of Religious Education (DRE) will supervise education programs affiliated with the Catholic Church and according to Diocesan guidelines.  The DRE will manage all aspects of these programs, including, but not limited to:  curriculum, staffing, budgeting, and administrative functions.  The nature of this position requires coordination with Pastors, Diocesan staff, office staff, teachers, students, parents, travel to Diocesan conferences and workshops, and evening and weekend work/preparation.  The desired candidate will be a practicing Catholic in good standing and have at least 2 years of experience or similar qualification. 


Email your resume to Stacey Nutting: or fax to (269) 925-4678.  Deadline to apply is July 1.

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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