We're Back Indoors!

Beginning the weekend of March 6/7, we are pleased to announce that all Masses will be indoors, with the option of outdoor seating on the plaza. The Sat. 5PM and              Sun. 10AM Masses will continue to be livestreamed.

(beginning Saturday, 3/6/2021 - Registration is required for all Masses.)

Saturdays 5PM - Inside the church with optional outdoor seating & livestreamed.

Sundays 7AM - Inside the church with optional outdoor seating.

Sundays 10AM - Inside the church with optional outdoor seating & livestreamed.

Sundays 4PM - Inside the church with optional outdoor seating.

We will continue to offer our Drive-through Communion services on Sundays from 8:30AM - 9:30AM.
As per state and local health regulations, the following protocols will be in place for all Masses:

You must register to attend weekend Masses. There is a limit of 180 individuals inside the church. If not registered, you may need to wait outdoors to see if there is available seating inside. Registration can be done on this website or by calling our Parish Office at (818) 888-8200. Online registration begins on Mondays at 10AM for the upcoming weekend and is closed by Saturdays at 9AM or earlier if we reach capacity.

2) There is outdoor seating on the plaza. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS. We will have a very small number of chairs availabe (10) on a first come, first serve basis. You still need to register for Mass if sitting outdoors.

3) Face coverings are required to be worn during Mass for anyone 2-years old or older. Please bring your own face covering.

4) There are NO PUBLIC RESTROOMS. Please plan accordingly.

5) Hand sanitizer dispensers are available at the entrance of the church and in the plaza.

6) Entrance into the church is through the main doors only. Exit from the church is through the south doors on either side of the altar.

7) Offering envelopes/donations may be dropped off in the basket on the baptismal font as you enter the church.  Donations may be dropped off in the Parish Office's locked mailbox at anytime.

8) Parishioners must maintain 6' physical distancing at all times unless members of the same household. The 6' distancing applies to designated seating in the pews, while entering and exiting the church, during the Sign of Peace, and during Communion.

9) Holy Communion will be distributed only by hand. Communion is given during the regular time at Mass and parishioners may return to their seats. Parishioners will be released section by section to receive Communion and when exiting the church. Please adhere to our ushers' instructions during Mass.

10) The church will be cleaned after every service.

If you do not feel safe or well, please stay home. The Archbishop has extended his dispensation from obligation to attend in-person Masses.  If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200 or at parishoffice@stbernardine.org.

All services and times are subject to change and weather permitting.
 Please check our website, Facebook page, and Constant Contact emails for any updates.


Dear Friends,

Many have often told me I am good with words.  Not today.  Words seem inadequate to express my gratitude to you for all the Masses, all the kind words of sympathy in emails/message plus those expressed personally or on the phone on the death of my brother Fr. Leslie McNamara.  Your tears and shared sorrow have meant the world to me.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

During my 16 years as your pastor Fr. Leslie joined us for most Summers, Christmases and Easters - and he loved every minute of his time here.  He loved being your priest - and he often told me he learned so much by being allowed into your lives.  Thank you for the love you showed my brother, you could not have been better.

With COVID, I was unable to attend his funeral in Ireland, in fact the funeral was limited to ten family members.  It was live streamed and is recorded.  If you would like to see it, go online to churchservices.tv/limerickcathedral and you will find it there.  I had the honor of writing his homily/eulogy and my brother Dominic read it.

Many have asked if there is a place they could donate in his memory.  So because he was an educator all his life, we are starting a fund in his memory at St. Bernardine's School.  Often there is a great need for tuition assistance so your donation would go towards families who really need it.  I am pledging $1,000 to start the fund - guess I loved my brother- but that would have been  about the price of my flight to his funeral.  Please know that no donation is too small to be appreciated and your prayers are the best gift of all.  If you wish, you can donate directly to the School or online at the website.  Again, thank you for all your kindnesses to Fr. Leslie and myself over the years.  I am forever grateful. 

God bless each one of you.

Father McNamara



Abstinence is a penitential practice consisting of refraining from the consumption of meat and is to be observed by all Catholics who are 14 years of age and older. Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence. Pastors and parents are encouraged to see that those who are not bound by the obligation to abstain are held to appreciate an authentic          sense of penance.

Fasting - In addition to abstinence, fasting is to be observed by all Catholics between the ages of 18-59 years (inclusive). On days of fasting (Ash Wednesday and Good Friday), one full meal is allowed. Two smaller meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids are allowed. If a person is unable to observe the above regulations due to health or other serious reasons, they are urged to practice other forms of self-denial that are
suitable to their condition.



Parish Office is open from 9am-12 noon, Monday through Friday.

Private Prayer Sessions - The Church building is open for private  prayer sessions one time a week, on Tuesdays, from 9-11:00am.  Parishioners must adhere to COVID protocols for the Church specified seating areas, mandatory face coverings, and 6’ physical distancing.

Daily Masses are Monday-Friday at 8:30am inside the Church with the option of outdoor seating for those who want to remain outside.  Parishioners must adhere to COVID  protocols for the Church with specified seating areas, mandatory face coverings, and 6’ physical distancing.  For Mon-Fri Parking, please enter the parking lot using the  Calvert St. driveway.

Weekend Masses, starting 3/1/2021, are on Saturday at 5PM, and Sundays at 7am, 10am, and 4pm, inside the church with optional outdoor seating.  Registration is required for all Masses. 

Livestreamed Masses are available on  Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 10am.

Drive through Confessions are on Saturdays from 9-10am only.

Drive through Communion service are Sundays from 8:30-9:30am.

We are working on details and logistics of brining other services back into the church.  We will notify parishioners of any changes.  

All services and times are subject to change.  Please check with our church website, Facebook page, and Constant Contact emails for any updates.

Thank you for your continued support, understanding and patient endurance.  For any questions, please contact our Parish Office at 818-888-8200 or at parishoffice@stbernardine.org.




Livestream Masses are available at:





Year One Confirmation Meetings are on Sunday at 7:00 PM for high schoolers.  Parent attendance is optional. These sessions are on the“ Zoom” platform.  Links are sent each week to those registered in the process. Questions? Contact 
Bob Nicholas 818-710-1662 or stbym13@stbernardine.org

YEAR TWO Confirmation Meetings are on Sunday at 3:00 PM for  high schoolers; parents attendance is optional.  These sessions are on the “Zoom” platform. Links are sent each week to those who are registered. Questions?  Contact Bob Nicholas 818-710-1662 or stbym13@stbernardine.org



Register now for Faith Formation for children in first through sixth grades who attend private or public schools.  We will provide you with Family Resources for learning at home.  Catechists will meet with their classes via Zoom on Tuesdays at 4:00pm.  Children are prepared for the first Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  At all levels, they learn about Sacraments, Scripture, and the Life of Jesus: to enable children to form a lasting relationship with the Lord.  Faith Formation Registration: 


Email to: Eileen Fewless, at efewless@stbernardine.org or mail to: 

St. Bernardine Faith Formation, 
24410 Calvert Street Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Attention: Eileen Fewless. 

Please direct any questions or concerns to Eileen.  



Funerals & Weddings are being scheduled.  Services are indoors and limited in numbers.  Participants must follow guidelines set by the church.  To schedule a funeral or wedding, please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073.

Baptisms are being scheduled.  Services take place on Sundays in the chur and  limited in numbers.  Please contact Margaret Mahoney at (818) 888-8200.

Anointing of the Sick is still being offered in danger of death situations.  Please call the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.

For any other questions, please call or leave a message at (818) 888-8200 or send an email to parishoffice@stbernardine.org. 



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: https://conta.cc/3sJ26Gh


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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Weekdays: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM
Monday - Friday

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM. (No AM Mass)
Registration is required.

Sunday: 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM
Registration is required.

LiveStream Masses: Saturdays 5PM & Sundays 10:00 AM.
LiveStream ONLY via Facebook & YouTube

Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 

Drive through in the parking lot.

Sundays: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Drive through in the parking lot.

Holy Days

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

BAPTISMS & BAPTISM CLASSES - Sundays: 11:00 AM. Please contact Margaret Mahoney at (818) 888-8200 to schedule.

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