Who's Your Neighbor?
Welcome to the online home of St. Bernard Parish’s “Who’s Your Neighbor?” project! The purpose of the project is to build a sense of welcoming and community through the creation of eight “neighborhoods” of parishioners. These neighborhoods are named for Biblical towns: Bethany, Bethlehem, Cana, Emmaus, Jericho, Nazareth, Tiberias, and Tyree.
The first part of the “Who’s Your Neighbor” project will be Sunday afternoon Masses, followed by receptions with food provided by chef-parishioner Dave Lefevbre. Come back soon to find the Mass schedule for your community! You’ll also be receiving an invitation from the parish office.
You can zoom and scroll around the map below to find which neighborhood you live in. Please note: these neighborhoods extend well beyond the boundaries of St. Bernard Parish. This is simply in recognition of the fact that many of our parishioners live outside the parish’s official borders.
And don’t worry if you live outside these boundaries! Feel free to attend events for whichever neighborhood you live nearest.
By strengthening the bonds of community with those nearest to us—by discovering “who’s your neighbor”—we can more effectively be Christ to one another through formal ministries and informal friendships. It is a way of living out within our parish two pillars of Catholic social teaching: subsidiarity—the principle that social tasks should be taken care of in a person-centered way by the most local authority possible; and solidarity—the principle that we have real duties to others in our society and to the common good.