Edward M. Bernal
1119 N SAINT MARYS Street
San Antonio, TX
May 29, 2016
Beloved priest, counselor, friend and family member Fr. Edward Marroquin Bernal, 66, passed to his heavenly celebration on May 29, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernesto M. Bernal and Herlinda Marroquín Bernal, and one niece. Fr. Eddie is survived by his brother, Dr. Ernesto M. Bernal, sister-in-law, Dr. Carmen Tafolla, three nieces, Ann Richter, Mari Tafolla Bernal, and Ariana Tafolla Bernal, two nephews, Sean Hazuda and Israel Tafolla Bernal, several godchildren, 40 first cousins, many friends and extended family members, and his beloved dog, Snow.

He attended St. Ann's Catholic School, St. Paul's Catholic School, Holy Cross High School, Jefferson High School, St. Mary's University, and the Oblate School of Theology. He worked as a Family Counselor with Catholic Charities until he entered the seminary, and was ordained in 1987. Always involved citywide in pastoral, theological, ecumenical, social justice, and humanitarian efforts, he served as Pastor of St. Matthew's Catholic Church, St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, St. Leo's Catholic Church, and St. Benedict's Catholic Church, where he served for the last 13 years of his life. Fr. Eddie received many awards including The Unity of Humanity Award from the MLK Interfaith Committee, and numerous Distinguished Achievement Awards from many community organizations.

Fr. Eddie cared deeply about many communities, and treated all with great care respect, and beautiful humor. He always stood in defense of the poor and the disempowered, the vulnerable, the judged and the excluded.


Parish Rosary will be recited Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00pm at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 4535 Lord Rd.

Rosary will be recited Friday, June 3rd at 7:00pm at St. John Berchmans Catholic Church, 1147 Cupples Rd.

Prelude and Funeral Mass beginning at 9:30am, Saturday, June 4th at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 9883 Marbach Rd., with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller as main celebrant.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Fr. Eddie's name to: The Retired Priests Fund at Padua Place, 80 Peter Baque, San Antonio, TX 78209 or St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 4535 Lord Rd., San Antonio, TX 78220.

A meal/reception will follow the mass on Saturday at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall.

Condolences may be sent
to the Bernal family at www.theangelusfuneralhome.

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Published by San Antonio Express-News on Jun. 2, 2016.
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St. Benedict's Catholic Church
4535 Lord Rd, TX
St. John Berchmans Catholic Church
1147 Cupples Rd, TX
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St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall
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St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church
9883 Marbach Rd, TX
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He was beautiful. He lived Christ. He touched so many during his time with us. Thx, Fr. Eddie.
Linda Medley
May 27, 2020
Father Eddie your God work here is completed go to him and rest. We will practice what you've been preaching you will be deeply missed. What we have learned from you is to love one another.
Mike Pacheco
June 8, 2016
June 5, 2016
Remember him when you was at St Leos Church many years ago. He has touched so many lives through his journey. Now a greater one doing our Lord work in heaven.. RIP
Gloria Martinez
June 5, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Fr. Eddie during this difficult time. It is my prayer that he will rest in peace and experience the eternal glory of God's Kingdom.
Deacon Larry Brisiel, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church
June 5, 2016
Father Eddie Bernal was a marvelous man. We have followed him since his early days at St. Matthews Catholic church. I will miss him dearly. I know you are rejoicing with the Lord right now. May the Holy Spirit be with you now. RIP Father Eddie Bernal.
Monica A.
June 4, 2016
May Father Eddie RIP
Bea Avila
June 4, 2016
Deepest condolences to the family.
Thank you for sharing your loved one with the San Antonio community.
June 3, 2016
Such a sad day to hear of Fr. Eddy's passing over to the Lord. I served in the SE Deanery as a Pastoral Coordinator and had many contacts with Fr. Eddy. One time I served as chaplain to a Teen Acts at St. Benedict. I have always thought of him with fondness. He was very kind to me. I will miss him. Fr. Maury Smith, ofm
June 3, 2016
Father Eddie had counseled my daughter and I at a time we needed spiritual guidance. Since then, we have a close mother and daughter relationship. Thank you Father Eddie for taking the time to listen. You are very much loved and will be missed!! It's a time to rejoice, you are home. Blessed is He.
Corina Von Allmen
June 3, 2016
I never got the honor to meet Fr. Eddie.
However, I felt I knew him thru his Catholic Café TV Program. His words were always inspiring and encouraging. He always shared his human faults which we all have. Sadly, we have lost a great priest and a wonderful human being. May God shine his perpetual light upon him. Fr. Eddie will be missed.

Condolences to all his family. May God comfort you during this difficult time. God Bless!
Richard Rios
June 3, 2016
Rest in Peace, Father Eddie.

Father Eddie and I attended Thomas Jefferson and shared many wonderful moments of life obstacles. In 1988, both my spouse and I assisted Father Eddie and Sister Dolores, in the Best Fund-Raise Event, through the Archdioceses for those young youths who had a calling to a trip to Medjugorje located in the former Yugoslavia. It is a small mountain village in the region of Bosnia, Herzegovina. You will be totally missed but forever in our hearts..
Alejandro & Diana
June 2, 2016
During my cancer battle it was always nice to hear "Fr Eddie is praying for you"..I am so happy to have personally thank you for all the prayers in April..RIP Fr Eddie
you are the playing the drums with the best of them...
June 2, 2016
God Bless you RIP.Lowe Fam.
June 2, 2016
Rest in peace Father Eddie.
June 2, 2016
We honor a holy and devote man of God. His memory will live on in the memories he has shared with us throughout his life. He will be greatly missed.
Augustin and Rosa Gonzalez
June 2, 2016
Father Eddie was a special man who gave of himself for his God, church , family and friends. I knew him from St. Matthew's, and other church gatherings. God called him home because he had served Him well. I was in attendance when his mother married my Uncle Fernando Guerra at St. John Berchman's. I pray that those who knew him will remember his caring words for all. We were all blessed to have him in our lives.May he rest in peace.
Irene Martin Garcia
June 2, 2016
Fr Eddie may you rest upon and let the light shine upon you
joann escobedo
June 2, 2016
We were so blessed to have Father Eddie as our friend even if it was for a short time, we know his journey here on this earth was far too short but Father Eddie accomplished many wonderful humanitarian tasks some that we may never know of and he did it from his loving and kind heart. Father Eddie was a true man of "God" in many ways, we will miss him immensely , he was so down to earth but now he is in the arms of our Lord Jesus, jogging on the streets of gold. He had run the race of a good servant to our Lord. To be absent in body is to be present with the Lord. Our loss is heaven's gain .Father Eddie you will be in our hearts and thoughts forever you made a deep impact in our lives and we love you. Our condolences to your family and the countless friends and loved ones that are left behind mourning the loss but you've left many beautiful memories in our hearts. Thank you again for your faithful service. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
Our love, Rusty & Linda Henley
Rusty & Linda Henley
June 2, 2016
You were a delightful human being I was receptionist you always greeted me and prayed for me now you are angel to everyone you served and helped thank you so much father Eddie you fought the good fight now it's time rest..
Nicole Flores
June 2, 2016

We were so lucky to know Father Eddie. Condolences to his family AND all of us.
Peace to you, Eddie.....
Linda Medley
June 2, 2016
Many memories of Father Eddie when he was at St. John Berchman's, My Condolences to the Family and May he Rest in God's Peace.
Rick Arias
June 2, 2016
Fr. Eddie I was shocked to here about your passing. I was a pleasure to have meet you and worked with you. You were a very good speaker I always enjoyed listening to you.You will be missed by everyone who knew you. May You Rest In Peace Fr. Eddie. ERC.
June 2, 2016
My condolences to the family. I will miss Father Eddie in mass at St. Benedict's. His voice was strong and encouraging; his sermons always insightful, humorous, and humbling. Rest in peace.
June 2, 2016
God Bless Our Beloved Pastor. Our prayers to be heard. You made a big life change to Our family as well as others and we already miss you!!! I know you are in a better place and continue watching over us. Love you ALWAYS..GEORGE ELIZONDO and family.
June 2, 2016
I have so many wonderful memories of Fr. Eddie when he was at St. Matthews. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends. RIP "FRED"
June 2, 2016
Dear, dear Father Eddy. I am so heartbroken that you have passed. We have followed you from your early days at St. Matthew's Church; you officiated at my daughter's wedding. What a wonderful man you were and you will be so missed. Rest in peace dear Father and rest in the arms of our Lord.
June 2, 2016
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