Welcome to St. Bernard Catholic Church! St. Bernard is one of two Catholic churches located in Watertown, WI.
Together with St. Henry Catholic Church and the Watertown Catholic School – which has a “campus” at each parish – we make up the “Watertown Catholic Community.”
St. Bernard Catholic Church was founded in 1843 by a small group of Irish settlers. Over the past 170+ years a lot has changed but one thing has remained the same: our commitment to follow Jesus Christ by loving and serving God and others.
Our parish mission is as follows:
We, the people of St. Bernard Catholic Parish commit to serving the Lord Jesus by:
- Worshiping the Triune God in solidarity with our Catholic brothers and sisters in faith;
- Building unity by understanding and sharing the gift of our faith;
- Witnessing to God's presence among us by spreading the Gospel and through sacrificial service to others, especially to the poor and to the most vulnerable;
- Praying for enlightenment from the Holy Spirit to guide us in all that we do.
Under the patronage of St. Bernard of Clairvaux we hope to faithfully continue to fulfill our God-given mission in the years ahead and invite you to join us!
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
(Traditional Irish Blessing)