WELCOME, FR. BERNIE!
THE NEW DIRECTOR OF THE LA SALETTE RETREAT CENTER
Father Bernard Baris is no stranger to La Salette of Attleboro. Matter of fact, his first assignment as a newly ordained priest was the La Salette Retreat Center in 1969. During the course of his priesthood, Father Bernie was assigned two other times to Attleboro. He spent nine years as the treasurer of the Shrine and six years in charge of the annual Festival. During many years, he was Director of the La Salette Missionary Association. He was Camp Director of Camp Pius in Enfield, NH. He has a varied parish pastoral experience since he was pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon, NH for nine years; and pastor for 17 years of Our Lady of the Cape Parish, in Brewster on Cape Cod. In 2015, he became director of the La Salette Shrine in France. And now, he returns to Attleboro as Director of the La Salette Retreat Center and again as Director of the La Salette Missionary Association. Not as young as he was in 1969, but he returns to La Salette of Attleboro with a wealth of pastoral experience.
Welcome back, Father Bernie!
Inspired by Mary’s tears shed at La Salette in 1846, the La Salette Charism is reconciliation.
The La Salette retreat Center endeavors to help people in their search for God as individuals and groups, through retreats, recollections, various programs, youth retreats and spiritual direction.
We offer this place of retreat, rest and prayer, where people can be reconciled with God, others and self in a healing environment of peace, tranquility and prayer.