Effective: June 16, 2021

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 beginning Wednesday, June 16, 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 not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Parishioners can still choose to wear one if they wish.
  • 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.
  • North and South side facing 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 June on Sundays from 8:30AM - 9:30AM. In July, we will shorten the time period to 8:30AM-9:00AM and assess its continuation based on need.
  • 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


Living along the shores of Lake Superior—the “big lake,” as the locals call it—you can often hear the advice, “Respect the lake; don’t take it for granted.” People who know Lake Superior respect its power and watch out for its many moods. Sunken ships and boats crushed into kindling are testimonies to what the lake can do.
The readings of this Sunday evoke our memories of the lake, of the mighty Mississippi River, or of the ocean itself. Who but God can control these mighty waters and set limits to their advance? The lake described in today’s Gospel was a body of water subject to sudden storms and churned into dangerous waves by terrible winds.
But these mighty agents are subject to God. The sailor and the fisher all respect the water. Even more, they respect the awesome power of the Maker of wind and sea.




This year's Together in Mission 2021 Campaign will kick-off this weekend,
June 12-13, 2021.  Please make a special effort to attend Mass, virtually or in-person, so we can pray and reflect on how we can help our struggling parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  One in EVERY 5 parishes needs financial assistance and
1 in every 4 Catholic schools needs critical funds to keep their doors open.  
St. Bernardine of Siena Parish's goal this year is $101,122.  We can do this!!  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!




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 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 - 9:30 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 - 12:00 PM 

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



Confirmation Meetings are scheduled on Sundays from August through June.  They are currently “on hiatus” through the summer. Sessions will resume after an orientation meeting in August.

Questions? Contact Bob Nicholas,

818-710-1662 or stbym13@stbernardine.org



Have you noticed the long lines at the Fast-Food places?  We have a craving for Fast Foods; but a steady diet of them is not very healthy for us.  We need to eat good food that is healthy to provide our body with what it needs.  Just as we teach our children to eat healthy, nourishing food, we must teach them to eat food that is good for the soul. 
The super food for our souls is the Eucharist.   Jesus gives us His Gifts to us, especially the Eucharist nourish us.  Just as we teach our children to eat healthy, nourishing food; we must teach them about Jesus and Eucharist.  St. Bernardine’s Faith Formation is here to help.  Registration is open at the end of July; we start classes in September.  Call Eileen 818-340-1440 for more information. 



Youth Ministry welcomes all high schoolers. We meet each Wednesday throughout the Year from 7-8:30pm.  These sessions are currently on the “Zoom” platform.  Links are sent each week to those registered in the Confirmation Process. Questions? Contact 
Bob Nicholas, 818-710-1662 or



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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