We honor our moms, stepmothers, foster mothers, godmothers and grandmothers. Why not with prayers and words of appreciation? There are also the women we know, who wanted to be mothers, but for one reason or another life did not give them that gift. 

If you would like your mother or any of the above mentioned women prayed for this 9-Day Novena, beginning Mothers’ Day, there are beautiful inspirational cards available in the church foyer or the Parish Center Office . Please take a card, fill out her name on the outer envelope and drop in the collection basket or in the mail box outside the Parish Center office.

St. Bernardine of Siena School is having a fundraiser with the Nothing Bundt Cakes store in West Hills from April 29 - May 5. The school will receive 15% of any purchases made during that period.

Nothing Bundt Cakes - West Hills
6524 Platt Avenue, West Hills

Hours of Operation - Mon-Sat., 10AM - 6PM, closed on Sundays.

This Sunday, May 2nd, is Sandwich Sunday. We are collecting bagged meals that contain a sandwich, chips, dessert, and fruit. We are also collecting water, socks, and blankets. Please have the items at the church no later than 11:00 AM this Sunday, May 2nd. Thank you for your continued support for those less fortunate in our community.
Monsignor Murray Golf Tournament
Monday, May 24, 2021

Save the date and enjoy a wonderful day of golf at the private Braemar Country Club on Monday, May 24th. Food & drinks will be provided. There will be additional games and raffles prizes to win. All proceeds support our elementary school.

For more information on sponsorships and entry, please contact Paul Levis, Golf Tournament chair, at plevis25@gmail.com or (818) 212-3633.

All weekend Masses are being held indoors and have the option of outdoor seating on the plaza for those individuals not comfortable coming indoors. The Sat. 5PM and Sun. 10AM Mass will continue to be livestreamed.


Saturdays 5PM – Inside the church with optional outdoor seating and livestreamed.

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

Sundays 10AM – Inside the church with optional outdoor seating and livestreamed. (For parking, please enter the lot using the Calvert driveway.)

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

Drive-through Communion services on Sundays from 8:30 – 9:30 AM.

Drive through Confessions on Saturdays from 9:00 - 10:00 AM.

Private Prayer Sessions - The church building is open for private prayer sessions Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Parishioners must adhere to COVID protocols for the church with specified seating areas, mandatory face coverings, and 6' physical distancing.

The success of our Masses and other services is due to wonderful volunteers who give their time to the parish. As more people return to church, we are in desperate need of more volunteers for each Mass.
If you have been looking for a way to get involved, consider volunteering. We are seeking:

Masses (Sat 5PM, Sun 7AM, 10AM, 4PM)
  • Greeters - Welcome and check in parishioners before Mass; clean pews after the service
  • Ushers - Help parishioners with seating and Communion lines; clean pews after the service
  • Eucharistic Ministers - Distribute Holy Communion during Masses.
  • Personal Prayer Attendants - Attends to the church during personal prayer time. Mon-Fri., 9AM-12PM.

Drive Through Communion (Sun 8:30 AM)
  • Hand Sanitizers - distribute sanitizer to parishioners in there cars; help with set up and take down of drive through
  • Parking Lot Ushers - help out with traffic; help with set up and take down of drive through

No experience is necessary - we will train you. If interested, please contact:
  • Beth Downing (Greeters/EMS/Hand Sanitizers) - (818) 631-5700
  • Jenn Nelson (Ushers) - (805) 824-2269
  • Cathy Barkes (Attendants) - (747) 888-9758

Growing in our Christian faith is a life-long journey. The process of preparing for Confirmation is based on the belief that adolescents are at a significant point in their lives where they are establishing their faith identity. It's a time where they go beyond their life as child and begin to share and grow in their faith through and with others.
Through the Sacrament of Confirmation we receive a special grace and power from the Holy Spirit and we are fully initiated in the Catholic Church. 
The Confirmation program at St. Bernardine's is a two-year process . One must be in high school to participate. Each candidate is required to participate in a number of ways: Pray daily, attend Wednesday night youth meetings, attend Sunday Faith Days, participate in Sunday Mass weekly, perform monthly liturgical service at Mass, attend one retreat each year and perform assigned community service projects. 
The Confirmation preparation process is a source of renewal for the whole parish community. It involves not only the candidate, but the parents, sponsor, Ministry Coordinators, the peer ministry team and of course, all our parish members.

For more information about St. Bernardine’s Confirmation process, please visit the St. Bernardine website or contact our Youth Ministry office at 818.710.1662. 


Year One Confirmation meetings are on Sundays at 7:00 PM for high scholers. Parent attendance is optional. These sessions are on the "Zoom" platform. Links are sent each week to those registered in the process. For questions, contact Bob Nicholas, 818-710-1662 or at stbym13@stbernardine.org.

St. Bernardine of Siena Elementary School and Preschool are accepting applications for SUMMER & FALL 2021-2022 terms.

Applications for the Elementary School, grades K-8, for the FALL 2021-2022 school year, are available on their website at www.stbernardineschool.org. You can also get more information or schedule a tour by calling the elementary school office at (818) 340-2130.

Applications for the preschool are now being accepted for both SUMMER and FALL 2021-2022. Applications are accepted for children ages 18 months - 5 yrs. old. They also have a TK (Transitional Kindergarten) program available. For more information, please contact the preschool office at (818) 716-4730 or visit their website at www.stbpreschool.com

We continue to offer:

  • The Parish Office is open, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

  • To access the Parish Gift Shop, please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073 during business hours.

  • Funerals and Weddings are being scheduled. Funerals are limited to 100 participants. Weddings are limited to 20 participants. Services are in the church. To schedule a funeral or wedding, please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073.

  • Baptisms are being scheduled. Baptisms take place on Sundays in the church with a limit of 20 participants per baptism. To schedule a baptism, 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 leave a message at (818) 888-8200 or email parishoffice@stbernardine.org. Calls and emails will be returned in a timely manner.  More information is also located on our church website at www.stbernardine.org.

Livestreamed Masses are available at:

The following COVID protocols are in place for all Masses.

1)     You must register to attend weekend Masses. There is a limit of 180 individuals inside the church. If not registered, you may sit outside or select another Mass to attend.

Registration can be done online via our church website or by calling our Parish Office at (818) 888-8200. Online registration starts on Mondays at 10AM for the current week and closes on Saturday by 9AM or if we reach capacity, whichever is sooner.

2)     There is seating outside on the plaza. Please bring you own chairs if sitting outdoors. We will have a very limited number of chairs available. You still need to register for Mass to attend if sitting outdoors.

3)     Face coverings are required to be worn during Mass for all people, ages 2-years old and older. Please bring your own.

4)     There are NO PUBLIC BATHROOMS available.

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

6) Hand sanitizer dispensers are available in the church and on the plaza.

7)     Offering envelopes/donations may be dropped off in the baskets on the baptismal font as you enter the church.

8)     You must maintain 6’ physical distancing at all times unless members of the same household. The 6’ physical 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 will be distributed at the regular time during Mass and parishioners can return to their seats. Parishioner will be released section by section to receive Communion. Please adhere to the ushers’ instructions.

10)   The church will be cleaned after every Mass.

If you do not feel safe or well, please stay home. The Archbishop has extended his dispensation from the obligation to attend in-person Masses.

If you have any questions about our Masses or services, 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 with our church website, Facebook page, and
Constant Contact emails for any updates.