Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 infections and the rapid spread of the Delta variant, face masks are mandatory indoors at St. Bernardine until further notice. For more information, please read the letter found on our parish website.

Thank you to all the parishioners who have complied with this new order during these past couple of weeks. Your cooperation and understanding is so greatly appreciated! For any other questions, please contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.

On July 10, 2021, Ralph Oliva, a faithful servant of God and active member of our parish community, was called home to the Lord. Ralph and his beloved wife, Marilyn, were so much of the part of the St Bernardine Family since 1969. His loving children, Nancy, John, Dan, and Mary attended CCD here and were confirmed. Ralph and Marilyn were present any time help was needed, whether it was service, prayer, or monetary support. They both were Eucharistic Ministers up until the time they were no longer able to do so. Ralph’s loves were Jesus and his Catholic faith, his wife, and family.
Services for Ralph will take place this Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 1:00 PM here at St. Bernardine.
Please keep Marilyn and the family in your prayers.
St. Bernardine apologizes to the Oliva family for not mentioning Ralph’s passing in the petitions for Sunday Masses or passing information along to the community in the bulletin.

Our Drive through Communion services will continue through the month of August. Drive through Communion takes place on Sundays from 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.

This Sunday, August 1, is Sandwich Sunday. We are collecting bagged meals that contain a sandwich, chips, dessert, and fruit. We are also in need of water, socks, and blankets. Please have the items at the church no later than 11:00 AM this Sunday, August 1st. Thank you for your continued support for those less fortunate in our community.

Our Together in Mission 2021 "Forward with Faith" Annual Appeal is in full swing. We currently are at 52% of our goal. We're half-way there!

A very big "Thank you" to those parishioners who have turned in their pledges up to this point. If you still have not done so, you can still turn in your pledges which will help our struggling parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
There are 4 ways to give to our Together in Mission campaign:

  • Go to the website, TOGETHERINMISSION.ORG
  • Text FORWARD21 to 213-397-0682
  • Use the QR Code.
  • Pick up a Together in Mission envelope found in the church or in the Parish Office. Complete the form and turn it into the Together in Mission baskets at the church or the office.

Thank you!!!
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. 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 Faith in 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 Scriptures with activities serves as the background each week. A monthly resources packet will be sent home for families to share the Faith with your children. Preparation for the First Sacraments is also part of the program.

To register, please complete the fillable form found below or on our church website, under Education and Faith Formation.

For any questions, please contact Eileen Fewless at efewless@stbernardine.org or (818) 340-1440.

We are looking for children who are interested in Altar serving. This is a wonderful experience for children to be an integral part of our weekly celebrations. The Altar Server ministry is open to any child in 4th grade or above; has been baptized; received First Eucharist; regularly receives Holy Communion at Sunday Masses; and whose family is registered at St. Bernardine of Siena Parish.

We have the following training courses scheduled:

For NEW Altar Servers:
  • Saturday, August 7 from 10AM - 12PM both in the church.

For FORMER Altar Servers:
  • Monday, August 2 from 6PM - 7PM in the church.

Altar Server Applications are attached - Altar Server Application

To register for a class or for any questions, please contact Cathy Barkes at cdbarkes@stbernardine.org or at (747) 888-9758.

Bible Study is taking place via Zoom on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM. If you are not already on the list, please call the Parish office at (818) 888-8200 to be put on the list.

In person, live Bible Study are on Tuesdays from 9:15 AM - 10:45 PM in the Church library. Please bring your bible. Light refreshments will be served.

As we continue to schedule more Masses and services, our liturgical ministries are still in need of volunteers at our weekend Masses.

We need Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Cross Bearers, Bereavement Helpers, and Baptism Team Members. No experience is necessary. We will train you. If interested, please contact:

  • Jenn Nelson (Ushers) - (805) 824-2269
  • Beth Downing (Eucharistic Ministers) - (818) 631-5700
  • Tim Finch (Lectors) (818) 917-9145
  • Dave Goracke (Cross Bearers) - (818) 347-0192
  • Cathy Barkes (Bereavement/Altar Servers) - (747) 888-9758
  • Leigh Heinzerling (Baptism Team) - (661) 547-5476

Lastly, we are looking for volunteers for our Prison Ministry. Write to an inmate in San Quentin. This is a letter writing ministry only and your personal address is not used. Due to the COVID outbreak, the men no longer receive visits and are looking for someone to write to. This is a very rewarding ministry. For more information, please contact Kathy Lyons at (818) 635-7881

May God bless each member of our community here at St. Bernardines as we enter into this opportunity of our own renewal after COVID.

St. Bernardine of Siena Elementary School and Preschool are accepting applications for 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 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.

  • The Church building is open, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM for private prayer or small prayer groups.

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

  • Funerals and Weddings are being scheduled. 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 50 participants per family. 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: