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St. Bernardine of Siena News

Update: August 2, 2022


Friday, August 5th

Please join us this Friday, August 5, for the First Friday Luncheon. For this one time, we will be in the Veranda Room next to the chapel for lunch. The First Friday Mass is at 11:30 AM in the Chapel followed by a handmade lunch in the Veranda Room. 

Be social and meet friends! There is no charge but please bring a food donation item for the Guadalupe Center. Fruits and vegetables from your own yard are also welcome. Lastly, we are looking for volunteers to help with set up, cooking, cleaning and serving food. If interested, please contact Janey at (818) 570-1144. Volunteers start at 10:30AM.



This Sunday, August 7, our Justice and Peace Committee will be collecting bagged meals, socks, and blankets for our Sandwich Sunday Collections for the Family Rescue Center. We are also collecting diapers to be delivered to the West Valley Food Bank. There is a greater need for larger size diapers but any size is gratefully accepted. Thank you for your support.



On Wednesday, August 3rd, St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Granada Hills, 16555 Chatsworth Street, will host the relics of St. Bernadette Soubirous, the young girl who encountered our Blessed Mother 18 times in Lourdes, France. The day-long celebration and veneration of these precious relics will be the final stop of an historic 4-month, 22-state tour of the United States. All who attend the Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience will receive a bottle of Lourdes Water, touch an actual piece of Lourdes Grotto, and are eligible to receive a Plenary Indulgence. All are welcome! For more information contact: Deacon Dan Revetto via email at danrevetto@gmail.com


Wednesday, August 3, 2022: 

7:30 am - Holy Mass welcoming St. Bernadette's relics 

8:30 am - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction immediately followed by 

               Anointing of the sick 

9:30 am - 4:00 pm - Silent Veneration of St. Bernadette's Relics 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Sacrament of Reconciliation 

4:00 pm - Stations of the Cross (connecting St. Bernadette's life to Our Lord's Passion) 

6:30 pm - Candlelight Rosary Procession (Gather in Pavilion). 

7:30 pm - Lourdes Virtual Pilgrimage Experience (experience Lourdes Water, touch an actual piece of the Lourdes Grotto, Benediction and Plenary Indulgence, and farewell to St. Bernadette as she concludes her tour in the U.S. returning to Lourdes on August 4th

St Bernadette Relic Tour 



(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) / Faith Enrichment

7:00PM - 8:30PM 

Staff Conference Room

- Parish Office

Join our newly received Catholics as we explore the faith using the "Symbolon" series from the Augustine Instituate. Prayer, small group discussion, and enrichment. All our welcome!



7:00 PM - 8:30PM  

Parish Hall

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

4th Session– “Our Tainted Nature’s Solitary Boast: Mary Mother of God” 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

5th Session- “The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul and the Missionary Adventure”

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

6th Session – “A Body Both Suffering and Glorious: The Mystical Union of Christ and the Church”.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

7th Session – “Word made Flesh, True Bread of Heaven: The Mystery of the Liturgy and the Eucharist”

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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Parish Hall

Thursday, August 4, 2022 

Season Two, Episode Three - "Matthew 4:24"

Thursday, August 11, 2022 

Season Two, Episode Four - "The Perfect Opportunity"

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Season Two, Episode Five - "Spirit"

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Season Two, Episode Six - "Unlawful"




6:30AM - 8:30AM Parish Hall

Calling All Men!

St. Bernardine's Men's Prayer Group resumes on Saturday mornings from 6:30AM-8:00AM in the Parish Hall. Our group will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and then watch and discuss The Metanoia video series featuring Father Dave Pivonka. Come pray and share your faith with us. All men are welcome.



St. Bernardine's Bible Study group is studying the book of Exodus. Zoom sessions began July 11 with Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30PM. Please notify the office if you wish to participate. Live sessions started July 12, with subsequent Tuesday mornings from 9:15AM - 10:45AM. No need to register for the live session, just show up with your bible (bibles also provided). 

Come see what Exodus has to say about the foundation of God's covenant with Israel and subsequently with Christianity. For any questions, contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.


Alpha is a place to explore the Christian Faith with others.

It is a low pressure environment to discuss the big questions in life. 

Every Alpha session has three ingredients: Food, Talk & Discussion Mondays at 6:30 PM

starting September 12th.

Join us!

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SUN. 7AM, 8:30AM, 10AM, 11:30AM and 5PM

  • The Saturday 5PM Mass will be the only livestreamed Mass.

  • Face masks are optional but highly recommended in the church and parish hall. Outdoor seating is still available at all Masses.

  • Confessions take place in the church on Saturdays from 9AM - 10AM.

For any questions, please contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.

We're Back!

More details to follow.


105th Year

The Pilgrim Image of Our Lady of Fatima transported directly from Portugal and consecrated by Archbishop Gomez, will be solemnly enshrined for public veneration at St. Bernardine of Siena Church on Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 9:15 AM - 3PM. 

You are invited to join any or all of the public recitation and meditations on the mysteries of the rosary starting at 9:30AM or visit the church to privately pray for the intercession of Mary under the title of "Our Lady of Fatima" for peace in the world. For any questions, please contact the Parish Office.



"As One, We Believe"

 Way to go, St. Bernardines!

To date, we have reached 69% of our goal. A very big thank you to those who have donated! And it's still not too late to donate to this worthy cause that helps schools and communities in need in our Archdiocese. 

There are 4 ways to donate:

1) Click the link below to give a donation to Together in Mission

2) Text the word BELIEVE to 213-397-0682

3) Turn in an envelope into the Collection baskets or Parish Office

4) Use the QR Code


Faith Formation classes for children in grades K-5 and our Jr. High program for grades (6-8) who attend public or private schools will begin the week of Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Classes are from 4:00 -5:00 PM. Registration forms are now available in the Parish Office or on our parish website, www.stbernardine.org. For more information, call (818) 340-1440.

2022-23 Faith Formation Registration (Grades K-5)

Jr. High (Grades 6-8) Registration Form


2022-2023 Registration is now open.

  • Confirmation is a 2-year process.

  • A candidate can begin their Confirmation journey when they reach the 9th grade.

  • A candidate who completed the Year 1 program must re-register to continue onto the Year 2 program.

Registration Fee - $150

Check out our website for more information at www.stbernardine.org

or Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org

Year 1 Confirmation 2022-2023 

Year 2 Confirmaton Re-registration Form

Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

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We will be conducting 1 more Altar Server Training session during the summer. This program is open to boys and girls in grades 4 & up.

Students serve as altar servers during weekend Masses, at school Masses, and funerals and weddings, if available. All training is done in the church.

  • Monday, August 15, 6-7 PM

You must RSVP if attending.

For any questions or to RSVP, please contact Cathy Barkes at 747-888-9758 or at cdbarkes@stbernardine.org.



Our parish has numerous opportunities for parishioners to participate in. School parents can also earn volunteer hours volunteering for the church. Will you consider giving your time & talent?

We need:

  • Eucharistic Ministers 
  • Lectors 
  • Cross Bearers 
  • Ushers 
  • Altar Servers (Grades 4-12) 
  • Volunteers for Coffee/Donuts
  • Volunteers for 1st Friday Luncheons
  • Social Committee, and many other ministries

No experience is necessary. We will train you. All our welcome! For more information, contact Cathy Barkes at (747) 888-9758 or at cdbarkes@stbernardine.org.


Join Archbishop Jose Gomez to

hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ,

pray and worship.

Mass - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Saturday, August 13, 2022

9 AM - 5:30PM.

Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012


We continue to offer:

  • Confessions are on Saturdays from 9AM - 10AM in the church.

  • The Parish Office is open, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM with holiday exceptions.

  • The Church Building is open, Monday - Friday, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM with holiday exceptions.

  • To access the Parish Gift Shop, please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073, Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

  • Funerals and Weddings are being scheduled. Services are in the church. Please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073.

  • Baptisms are being scheduled. Please contact Emily Lapp 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 questions, please leave a message at (818) 888-8200 or email parishoffice@stbernardine.org. Call and emails will be returned in a timely manner. You may also find information on our church website at www.stbernardine.org.
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