There are many groups in our parish focused on service and Catholic community.
To inquire about joining one, contact the Parish Office at 603-352-3525!
WINGS (Women in God's Spirit)
WINGS is a seasonal ministry that offers lecture series on topics of faith for women of the parish. If you are a woman who wants to grow spiritually in community with other women, WINGS is for you!
Current Series: Will be updated as appropriate
Knights of Columbus
Council #819--St. Bernard's, Keene
Council #5414--St. Margaret Mary's, Keene
This fraternal organization for Catholic men over 18 supports the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism through participating in the Annual Tootsie Roll Drive benefiting individuals with intellectual challenges through donations to Cedar Crest, Monadnock Developmental Services and Monadnock Family Services; a Charity Raffle; and financial support of seminarians in the Manchester Diocese. This year, they also sponsored an afternoon of bowling at Yankee Lanes for the altar servers of both our parishes. The KofC supports the St. Joseph Regional School and St. Vincent as well as programs which support parish life: breakfasts, picnics, weekly rosary, Lenten meals, holiday food basket distribution, spaghetti dinners and work days at the churches and school.
Top notch insurance programs are available to all members.
Saint Anne Sodality
The Sodality of St. Anne is the oldest enduring parish organization in our community. It was established in 1913 for married women of French descent in St. Bernard parish, but was opened to all married women in 1958 at the pastor's request.
The main purposes of the group are spiritual and charitable. Through the annual parish holiday bazaar, money is raised from crafts and food donations, which we use to donate first communion gifts, socks and underwear to local school children, holiday gifts to the needy, baptismal aprons for the newly baptized, as well as providing refreshments for various parish functions. We make financial contributions to the Keene Community Kitchen, Project Graduation, St. Vincent de Paul Society, youth groups and programs, Catholic Charities, the parish fuel collection and other worthwhile parish and community causes as needs occur. Spiritual activities include communion breakfasts, attending members' funerals and serving as honor guards, and Mass at each meeting.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you like to crochet or knit? Are you or someone you know in need of some spiritual comfort and support during a difficult time? Then you need the Prayer Shawl Ministry! This comforting ministry meets to create handmade prayer shawls for those in need of some warmth during difficuilt times.
Court Josephine #319
Participating in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolate of the Church, the Catholic Daughters' motto is “Unity and Charity”. Mary is the spiritual Mother and Patroness of the order and teaches the true meaning of devotion and love of God and neighbor.
National, State and local projects give CDA members the opportunity to demonstrate love and charity to the less fortunate and to the world at large. Some projects have included benefits for St. Vincent DePaul, Project Linus, Adopt a Family for Christmas, Layette Collections, CDA Kid, benefits for St. Joseph School, Mother Theresa’s Haiti Mission, Relay for Life, and Religious Appreciation.
Meetings are held the second Monday of each month except for January, July and August.