We, the Church, enter into Advent and the new liturgical year with a call for a 
watchful confidence. Our readings were originally addressed to communities undergoing great loss and confusion. Jeremiah speaks confidently of God fulfilling the ancient promises to Israel, even during a time of foreign invasion. Paul speaks of God leading the Church into holiness, while the community longs for the coming of Jesus. In the Gospel passage from Luke, Jesus speaks of powerful signs and of great confusion to come, but emphasizes that we may look forward knowing that God brings not cause for despair, but hope. We celebrate Advent to remind each other of God’s faithfulness. We are to be watchful, to see how God is stirring up our world. God disturbs both our pride and our complacency, and brings us healing and justice. We prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus, confident that God indeed fulfills all these divine promises.


Christmas Memorial & Tributes

St. Bernardines Parish invites you to make a gift of a Christmas poinsettia this season dedicated to the memory of or in thanksgiving for loved ones.  Poinsettias will adorn our worship space on or before December 22 through the end of Christmas with the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord on Sunday, January 9, 2022. A contribution of $12 or more is being asked for each tribute. Funds received in excess of actual costs will be put towards the church environment. Poinsettias will be available for pick-up after January 9.

To request a poinsettia, please mail or bring in the form with payment (checks payable to St. Bernardine) to our Parish Office by Friday, 12/17.  You can also drop off your forms and payment in the Sunday collection baskets or order online through our Parish website at Online Giving.  If ordering online, you still need to turn in a form with your memorial or tribute message. For any questions, contact our Parish Office. 




St. Bernardine's Parish is participating in the Adopt A Family Program with the Guadalupe Center.  The center is requesting donations for their annual Christmas program. Our parishioners have been major contributors for the past 30 years providing needy families and homeless people with gift cards so that they can have a merry Christmas. Toys (ages 5-12) are also requested for the children's Christmas Party.

A table will be set up in front of the church after Masses on Sunday 11/28, 12/5, and 12/12 to provide information and to collect toys, gift cards or monetary donations.  Donations can also be dropped off in the Parish Office. Please make any checks out to: Guadalupe Center.  Thank you for your support!



Come and join us in celebrating Simbang Gabi, a Filipino tradition on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7PM at St. Bernardines Church.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can join us through ZOOM. Here is the Zoom link:   

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84265364458?pwd=QziGVWVKS3IVZERQbEp0WFIs R2FtZz09
Meeting ID: 842 6536   Passcode: SG2021



NO Communal Penance Service
Drive through ONLY available on Saturdays, 9:00-10:00 am


Christmas Eve Masses – Friday, December 24
3:30 pm & 5:00 pm – In Person
10:00 pm – In Person & Livestream via Facebook & YouTube

Parish Office Closed

Christmas Day Mass – Saturday, December 25
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am & 11:30 am – All In Person
NO “pm” Masses

Drive through Communion 1:00 – 1:30pm

Sunday – Sunday, December 26
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am & 11:30 am – All In Person
NO “pm” Masses

Solemnity of Mary - New Years Day Mass – Saturday, January 1
9:00 am & 5:00 pm – In Person

Sunday – Sunday, January 2
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am & 5:00 pm – All In Person

Masses are available at:



Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, schedule is subject to change.  Please check Parish Website www.stbernardine.org, parish bulletin and/or sign up for Constant Contact emails by sending an email to cdbarkes@stbernardine.org, for weekly updates.


Grades 1-6

Happy New Year! 
We Catholics start the New Year with the beginning of our 
Liturgical year which is today, the First Sunday of Advent.  Advent, the season of hope, the hope we find in Jesus Christ, our Savior.  This year more than ever with the changes we have had to make, may you be filled with abundant hope that you can share with your family.   

Have a Blessed and Hope-Filled Advent.




Please register through our website: www.stbernardine.org

Questions? Please click onto the "CONFIRMATION" link underneath the


Are you in 7th or 8th grade?

Join the Middle School Faith Formation Program

Contact Alejandra for more information. 




St. Bernardine Parish Center 
Thursday Nights - 7:00- 8:15pm

Come join us each Thursday night as we read from scripture and watch and discuss each episode of this outstanding video series.  The next time we gather will be on Thursday, December 2, 2021


Meetings are Monday evenigs, at 6:30pm  in the Parish Hall.
Please sign up with
Bob Nicholas so we know how much food to prepare.

For more information, please click on the link for "RCIA" underneath the "EDUCATION" tab.

That Man Is You Program

We gather on Saturdays,  6:00-7:30am, in the Parish Hall.

For more information, contact Bob Nicholas,

bnicholas@stbernardine.org or call

(818) 340-2087.  You may also enroll online at www.TMIY.org.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17



  • FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED for all individuals vaccinated or not if entering a building.
  • FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED for unvaccinated individuals, outside where social distancing is not available, and indoors at all times.
  • Parishioners are asked to assess their health prior to coming to Mass. If you feel sick, please refrain from attending Mass.
  • Employees and volunteers at Mass must continue to wear face coverings in church while serving.
  • Chairs will be available outside the church for those individuals who wish to remain outdoors.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be at the doors.
  • Restrooms are open to the public.
  • Collection baskets will remain at the back of the church on the baptismal font for donations.
  • Drive through Confessions continue on Saturdays from 9AM - 10AM

Thank you for your patient endurance and understanding as we navigate through this ever changing situation. May God continue to keep you and your families safe and healthy.

The Parish Leadership Team





Our parish is utilizing Constant Contact as a form of communication to send emails to our parishioners.  If you have provided us with your email address and are not receiving the Constant Contant emails, please check your SPAM/JUNK or bulk email folder first to see if the emails are there.  You can change your settings to get those  emails into your regular inbox. If not, please send us a message to add your email address to our Constant Contact Email List.  If you wish to discontinue receiving emails, please send an email with the message "Unsubscribe." Requests to be added or removed should be sent to cdbarkes@stbernardine.org

Here is a link to that newsletter: Constant Contact


Mission Statement:

Our Parish

We, the parish family of St. Bernardine of Siena, 
as members of the body of Christ,
are committed to live out the Gospel.

We are called to worship God
and grow in our relationship with Him.

We are called to serve Him
by reaching out in loving service to others.

We come together to pray, to build community,
and to celebrate and share God's gifts to us.






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Map and Directions

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Event Calendar






Weekdays: Mon-Fri, 6:30am &  

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm Streamed live

Sunday: 7:00am, 8:30am,10:00am, 11:30am & 5:00pm




MARRIAGES & FUNERALS - Please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073 to schedule.

BAPTISMS & BAPTISM CLASSES - . Please contact Margaret Mahoney at
(818) 888-8200 to schedule.

Upcoming Events


Online Giving

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