we welcome you
Join our parish family at Saint Bernadette. Fill out the registration form (linked above) and bring it to the office, and receive a welcome packet. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any of our priests or staff, or speak with a greeter at the door of the church before Sunday Mass. Our goal is to make you feel most welcome to become involved in the spiritual, social and service life of our parish family.
It is customary for people to register at the church within whose boundaries they reside. If you register at Saint Bernadette and live outside our boundaries, we will send you a letter telling you in which parish you geographically reside, inviting you to consider registration there. If you still wish you register at Saint Bernadette, you are most welcome.
Our parish is located within the following boundaries: To the north, on a line between Rolling Road and I-95 along the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks (near Robinson Terminal Warehouse on Wimsatt Rd. and east along I-495. To the west, the line formed between the railroad tracks at Rolling Road, south along the Dominion Virginia power lines to Pohick Creek, then southeast along Pohick Creek to Fairfax County Parkway. To the south, Fairfax County Parkway to Rolling Road southeast, and the Parkway to I-95. To the east, I-95 from Fairfax County Parkway north to I-495.
a word about getting involved
First of all, our family is a family formed by faith. By coming to know God better together, we will grow together as the Body of Christ. And, just as in any organization, one feels more at ease -– more connected -– if he or she steps in and gets involved. We can’t stress enough how important it is for you and your family to jump in and volunteer for a ministry. As you will learn, there are dozens of active ministries here at St. Bernadette. They range from liturgy, education, outreach, operations to parish life. They were all created to draw us closer to our Lord in service, worship and community. This is a large parish and one may very easily feel lost. Please, jump in and get connected -– you will soon feel like St. Bernadette is a second home to you and your family.