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St. Bernardine of Siena News

Update: November 23, 2021

VIRTUS TRAINING

Tuesday, November 23


VIRTUS Protecting God's Children Adult Awareness Session is a three-hour training that helps clergy, staff, volunteers, and parents to understand the facts and myths about child sexual abuse; how perpetrators operate; and how caring adults can take five important steps to keep children safe. The Archdiocese mandates all staff and volunteers who work in any capacity with or around children, the elderly, or people with special needs to complete this initial three-hour course.


We are providing a free VIRTUS three-hour training course tonight Tuesday, November 23, from 7-10PM in the Parish Hall. Walk-ins accepted. Please call our Parish Office at (818) 888-8200 for any questions.

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS

THURSDAY, NOV. 25th


9:00 AM Mass

Families may bring food/drink to be blessed. We ask that you keep your food with you in the pews. Mass will also be livestreamed at: http://facebook.com/StBofSiena

http://www.youtube.com/c/StBernardineofSienaCatholicParish1962


Drive-through Communion Service 10:30AM - 11:00AM


For any questions, please contact our Parish Office at (818) 888-8200 or at parishoffice@stbernardine.org.


We wish all our St. Bernardine families a blessed Thanksgiving!

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ADOPT A FAMILY


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 the Masses on 11/28, 12/5, and 12/12 to provide information and to collect any 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 in advance for your support!

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SIMBANG GABI


Come and join us in celebrating Simbang Gabi, a Filipino tradition, on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7PM at St. Bernardines. If you are unable to attend in person, join us through our ZOOM Meeting via the link below


St B Simbang Gabi


Meeting ID: 842 6536 4458

Passcode: SG2021 

ARE YOU IN 7th or 8th GRADE?


Join us on Tuesdays at 4PM for Middle School (Grades 7 & 8) Faith Formation Classes. Classes have started and are held in the elementary school. For more information, contact Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org.

CHRISTIAN INITIATION AND ADULT FAITH FORMATION

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St. Bernardine Parish Center

Thursday Nights,

7:00PM - 8:15PM


Come join us Thursday nights as we read from scripture and watch and discuss each episode of this outstanding video series.


UPCOMING

No meeting Thanksgiving. Nov. 25 December 2 - Serendipity

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MEN'S DISCUSSION GROUP


Attention Men of St. Bernardine! Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a better husband. Become a more loving father. Build friendships with other like-minded men. And seek to be the best man you can be? Then, Come join..


That Man in You! Meetings are Saturday mornings from 6:00AM - 7:30AM in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Bob Nicholas at bnicholas@stbernardine.org or (818) 340-2087.

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ST. B. HOLIDAY SHOOT FUNDRAISER


Support St. Bernardine's Elementary School this holiday season with $20 for every photo shoot booking. Services brought to you by Shoott. Shoott is a startup that seeks to make professional photography more accessible to everyone.

Shoott Custom Link


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MASS SCHEDULE


SAT 5PM

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


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


  • Our Drive through Communion services will cease.


  • Per COVID protocols, facemasks are required for all individuals, vaccinated or not, in the church. Outdoor seating is available at all Masses. For any questions, please contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.
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ST. BERNARDINE SEE'S CHRISTMAS FUNDRAISER

Nov. 18th - Dec. 3rd


Order your Christmas favorites for family and friends while supporting St. Bernardines through this website:


See's Christmas Fundraiser Link


All orders due by Friday, Dec. 3rd. Thanks for your support!

POINSETTIAS

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 9th. To request a poinsettia, please mail or bring in the below form with your payment, (checks payable to St. Bernardine) to the Parish Office by Friday, 12/17.


You can also drop off your forms & payment in the Sunday collection baskets or go to our church website and select online giving. For any questions, please contact our Parish Office.



Memorial Poinsettia Order Form

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ARE YOU BEING CALLED?


Do you want to get involved? We have numerous opportunities to participate in Mass and within our parish Ministries. Take time during this Advent season to enhance your worship experience and become a volunteer. We are looking for Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Cross Bearers, Ushers, and Altar Servers (Grades 1-4) for all the Masses. No experience is necessary. We will train you. For school parents, parish volunteer hours count towards your service hour requirements. To sign up or for more information, please contact Cathy Barkes at (747) 888-9758 or at cdbarkes@stbernardine.org.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES


Confirmation classes are on-going. Please register through our website at www.stbernardine.org. Got questions, please contact Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Year 2: SUNDAY FAITH DAY

December 5 at 3:30PM followed by 5PM Mass.


Please wear your black t-shirt and bring your booklets.


YOUTH MINISTRY NITE


Wednesday Youth Nights

December 1, 2021

7-8:30PM, Parish Hall

FAITH FORMATION

Grades 1-6


Classes have begun but it's not too late to register for St. Bernardines Faith Formation Classes. Our on site classes are held on Tuesdays, 4-5:30PM, for first through sixth grades. Catechists and students are required to wear face masks in the classrooms. No adults are allowed beyond the school gate. We are using the "Blest Are We Faith in Action" program. We also offer Homeschool materials. A monthly resource packet is sent home for families to share the Faith with their children. Preparation for the First Sacraments is also a part of the program. To register, please complete the form below and return it to the Parish Office. For questions, contact Eileen Fewless at efewless@stbernardine.org or at (818) 340-1440.

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DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FAITH?


Try Alpha. 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 key ingredients: Food, Talk & Discussion.

  • Food - Alpha is relational. Each Alpha session begins with a shared meal.
  • Talk - Every week, there is a talk that explores the basics of the Christian faith.
  • Discussion - After the talk, there is a time of discussion in small groups where guests can share thoughts and questions.


Meetings are Monday nights at 6:30PM in the Parish Center. Pease sign up so that we know how much food to prepare. Bring a friend! Questions.. contact Bob Nicholas at bnicholas@stbernardine.org or at (818) 340-2087.

PERSONAL PRAYER TIME


The church is open from 9AM - 4PM for private prayer or small prayer groups (pending any funeral services).

PRAY THE ROSARY.


The rosary is prayed following the 8:30 AM Mass in the church on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (pending any funerals). All our welcome to join us.

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MEMORIAL MASS CANDLES


We still have Memorial Mass candles from our All Souls Mass that have not yet been picked up. The deadline to pick up the candles from the Parish Office is Tuesday, November 30th. The office is open M-F, 9AM - 4PM. (Closed from 12-1 for lunch)

OTHER PARISH SERVICES


We continue to offer:


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


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


  • 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 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 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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