Do you suppose the authors of the four Gospels were aware of today’s first reading from the second book of Kings? Of course they were. The prophet Elisha fed a

hundred men with twenty barley loaves in order to prove God’s power. This same miracle, now multiplied by more people fed by fewer loaves, is attributed to Jesus in all four Gospels. In today’s passage from John we even have the detail that the loaves were barley, reminding every pious Jew of that miracle that Elisha worked. Yet Jesus went into hiding when they wanted to make him king. It is the passage from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians that gives us the reason for this. The power of Jesus comes from God. It is not meant merely to feed us, or to provide one group with a king. There is one Lord, one faith, one God and Father of all who works through Jesus Christ and through us all.




Due to the current spike in new COVID-19 infections and the rapid spread of the Delta variant, the L.A. County Department of Public Health has issued a new health order requiring everyone to wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status. We have received word that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has decided to follow the L.A. County Health Department order.

Once again, face masks will be mandatory indoors at St. Bernardine of Siena Parish.

This is mandatory and we ask for full compliance from all members of our compassionate community of St. Bernardines. We realize this is disheartening and frustrating. While having to wear masks indoors may feel like a nuisance, the fact is many are still falling ill and dying of this dreaded ever-evolving virus and the mask mandate will be enforced. 

To those who are vaccinated, we ask for your patience and understanding. We invite you to view wearing a face mask as a sacrifice you make to protect others. This is your way of picking up your cross out of love of neighbor. We are a Pro-Life Church and wearing a mask is a simple and effective way that we can protect life during this difficult time!

To the unvaccinated, again we say we are a Pro-Life Church and are called to do everything possible to protect life from womb to tomb. During the pandemic which has caused such catastrophic loss of life, receiving a safe and effective vaccine is a way for you to pick up your cross out of love for your neighbor. The available vaccines have been shown to be highly effective against the Delta variant and in preventing catastrophic illness and death. Please consider getting vaccinated in order to protect not just your own life but the lives of other!

We invite ALL to join together as a faith community and do our part to slow the spread of the virus and help bring an end to the relentless suffering and death caused by COVID-19.

Sincerely & Yours in Christ,
Your Parish Leadership Team



Our Together in Mission 2021 Campaign is in full swing.  We have just hit 52% of our goal!  We're halfway there!! 

Thank you to all those have contributed to our campaign. We appreciate it!  If you haven't done so already, please consider making a donation to this very worthwhile campaign.  One in EVERY 5 parishes needs financial assistance and 1 in every 4 Catholic schools needs critical funds to keep their doors open.    Together, let's make a difference for those in need especially after this most challenging year.

There are 4 ways to make your commitment to our Together in Mission campaign.

1. Go to the website,
TogetherinMission.org. Make sure to select our parish from the drop down menu.

2. Use your cellphone and text FORWARD21 to 213-397-0682.

3. Scan the QR code found on the picture below. It is also found in our church bulletin, in the picture below, and on our advertising posters in the church.

4. With Together in Mission envelopes that will be available in the church foyer, at baskets by the exit doors, or at our Parish Office front door. 

Thank you for your generosity!



Grades 1-6

Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 School Year

We are happy to welcome your family to St. Bernardine's Faith Formation Program.  Our Faith Formation classes will begin on September 21, 2021. On site classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM for first through sixth grades.  At the present time, all catechists and students will be required to wear face masks. 

The "Blest Are We in Faith Action" religious education program was developed according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. These four parts of the Catechism are identified by the words: Believe, Worship, Live, and Pray.  Sacred Scripture with activities serves as the background each wekk.

A monthly resource packet will be sent home for families to share the Faith with your children.  Preparation for First Sacraments is also part of the program.

To register, please complete the form: 

If you have any questions, please contact Eileen Fewless at efewless@stbernardineorg or at (818) 340-1440.



As restrictions are lifted and parishes fully reopen, our main priority throughout the pandemic, has been for the well-being of our parishioners. Below are new guidelines that were developed after consulting with our Parish Leadership Team and reviewing guidelines given to us by the Archdiocese, CDC, state and local government entities.

Effective July 19. 2021:

  • No reservations are required to attend Mass.
  • No capacity limitations on liturgical celebrations and other religious services, except for Baptisms which are restricted to 50 individuals per family.
  • No social distancing is required.
  • Face coverings ARE REQUIRED for fully vaccinated individuals 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.
  • There is open seating in the church. We have designated Section 1 (pew area closest to the Mary & Joseph statues) with 3-feet social distancing markers in the pews if you wish more space.
  • Chairs will be available outside the church for those individuals who wish to remain outdoors.
  • All doors will be open for entering and exiting the church. 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.
  • Holy Communion will continue to be offered in the form of bread and in the hand only.
  • Drive through Confessions will continue on Saturdays from 9AM - 10AM. There may be changes to confessions beginning July.
  • Drive through Communion will continue through the month of August on Sundays from 8:30AM - 9:00AM. 
  • The church will use air conditioning as the weather warrants.
  • Mass times will remain at the current schedule through the summer. Changes may be made in the fall.

Stay tuned for more changes to come. If you have any questions, please contact our parish office at (818) 888-8200 or at parishoffice.org.

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


We are pleased to announce that all Masses continue to be indoors, with the option of outdoor seating on the plaza.  The Saturday 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am
Masses continue to be livestreamed.


Mon.-Fri. 6:30 AM  & 8:30 AM (Indoors w/outdoor seating)
Sat 5 PM (Indoors w/outdoor seating available & livestreamed)
Sun. 7 AM (Indoors w/outdoor seating available)
Sun. 8:30 - 9:00 AM – Drive through Communion
Sun 10 AM (Indoors w/outdoor seating available & livestreamed)
Sun 4 PM (Indoors w/outdoor seating available)





Drive Through Communion - Sundays 8:30 - 9:00 AM Outdoors.        
Drive Through Confessions - Saturdays 9:00 -10:00 AM Outdoors. 

   Baptisms 11:30AM & 12:15PM – Indoors,  1x/time, with limit of 50 people

Weddings - Indoors and no limit. 

Funerals – Indoors and no limit.

Private Prayer Sessions - Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

NOTE - All dates and times are subject to change.  
 Please check on parish website for the most up-to-date information.



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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Event Calendar






Weekdays: Mon-Fri, 6:30 AM &  8:30 AM. Monday - Friday

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

Sunday: 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM

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


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