We, the people of St. Bernard Parish @ St. Camillus de Lellis Church in Fitchburg, MA are Christians in the Roman Catholic Tradition. As individuals, and as a community, we seek to live out the gospel and grow in our vocation as disciples of Our Lord Jesus Christ by centering our lives on the sacraments, prayer, and the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. We are dedicated to proclaim His universal call to holiness and the dignity and value of all. Trusting in the grace of God to help us, we lovingly pledge ourselves to help one another in the daily struggle to answer the call of Christ: "Follow me."
Parish name change!
On July 1st, 2010, the eight parishes in Fitchburg were suppressed by a mandatum from Bishop Robert McManus. In the same mandatum the bishop established 4 new parishes.
Saint Bernard Parish worshiping at Saint Camillus De Lellis Church was created using the basic territories and parishioners of the original St Bernard Parish and St Camillus Parish. St Bernard Elementary School, and St Bernard Cemetery are included as part of the new parish.
St Bernard Church has been closed, the stained-glass windows removed and some stored (for future sale).
The green marble altar and baptismal font have been moved and are in use at St Camillus Church. A statue of St Bernard was placed near the Mechanic Street entrance of St Camillus Church. A St Camillus statue is near the Elm Street Entrance. Statues of Mary and Jesus have been placed in the two corners at the main entrance of the church.
Two Granite Saint Bernard Parish signs have been erected one facing North the other South.
Just before Christmas 2012, (4) lighted Stained-glass window boxes were placed in the church. The windows depict:
The Nativity, The Baptism of Jesus, The Presentation of Jesus, and the Washing of the feet of the Apostles.
Just before Easter 2013, (2) lighted stained-glass window boxes were placed over the 2 side entrance doorways.
In December of 2014 a statue of St Therese was placed on the Elm St side near the exit, and a statue of St Francis Xavier
was placed on the Mechanic St side near the exit.
From the Saints...
“The Eucharist is the supreme proof of the love of Jesus. After this, there is nothing more but Heaven itself.”