This weekend starts our Together in Mission 2021 "Forward with Faith" Annual Appeal. Please 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. Together, let's make a difference for those in need especially after this most challenging year.
There are 4 ways to give to our Together in Mission campaign:

  • 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!!!

Congratulations to St. Bernardine’s Class of 2021! These amazing young men and women graduated last Friday. All were accepted into their top choice of local high schools and many with honors. This Wednesday, St Bernardine’s Kindergartners will be celebrating their Kindergarten promotion. May we keep all these students in our prayers as they go forth in their new endeavors.
St. Bernardine’s Elementary School will be closed for summer starting next week. The school office will remain open Mondays-Thursdays from 9AM – 2PM. The office is closed on Fridays. Visitors are encouraged to call the school office at (818) 340-2130 before stopping by. Emails and phone messages will be returned in a timely manner. 

We honor our fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, godfathers, and grandfathers. There are also those men, who wanted to be fathers, but one reason or another did not have get that gift. Why not honor these men with prayers and words of appreciation?

If you would like your father or any of the above named men prayed for during a Novena starting on Father's Day, June 20th, then please pick up a beautiful inspired card available in the church foyer or the Parish Center Office starting this weekend. Please take a card, fill out his name on the outer envelope and drop it into the collection basket or in the mail box outside the Parish Center Office. For any questions, please contact our office at (818) 888 -8200.

Cool off after a long hot day at Baskins Robbins - Platt Village. The school is holding a fundraiser this Thursday, June 10th from 12 Noon - 8:00 PM. A portion of their sales will go to the school. You must present the flyer below. Thanks for your support!


We are happy to announce that the 6:30 AM Daily Mass (Monday - Friday) has returned. The Mass takes place in the church in order to provide proper social distancing. We will continue to also have the 8:30 AM Mass. Registration is not required for these daily Masses. If you would like to volunteer at that Mass or have any questions, please contact Cathy Barkes at (747) 888-9758.

As more people return to church and we provide more services, we are in need of volunteers. If you have been looking for a way to get involved and to enrich your spiritual well-being, please consider volunteering.


Daily (M-F, 9AM - 12PM)
  • Personal Prayer Attendants - Attend to the church during personal prayer time. Mon-Fri., 9AM-12PM.

Masses (M-F 6:30 AM & 8:30 AM; Sat 5PM; Sun 7AM, 10AM, 4PM)
  • Greeters - Welcome and check in parishioners before Mass; clean pews after the service. Weekend Masses only.
  • Ushers - Help parishioners with seating and Communion lines; clean pews after the service.
  • Eucharistic Ministers - Distribute Holy Communion during Masses.
  • Cross Bearers - Carry the cross in processions during Mass.

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

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 (Personal Prayer Attendants/Bereavement) - (747) 888-9758
Dave Goracke (Cross Bearers) - (818) 347-0192

Bereavement Ministry Helpers (M-F, AMs as needed)
  • Bereavement Helpers - Assist our Bereavement Ministers with funerals. Clean the church after services. Contact Cathy Barkes at (747) 888-9758

Baptism Team (Sundays 11:00 AM - 12:45PM maybe 1x/month)
  • Baptism Team Member - Assist families and our priests with baptisms. Set up baptisms and then clean after services. Contact Leigh Heinzerling at (661) 547-5476

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

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.

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.

For more information about St. Bernardine’s Confirmation process, please visit the St. Bernardine website or contact Bob Nicholas, at 818.710.1662 or at stbym13@stbernardine.org 


Youth Ministry welcomes all high schoolers to our Youth Ministry Program. We meet each Wednesday throughout the year from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. These sessions are currently on the ZOOM platform. Links are sent each week to those registered. For any questions, please 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 now limited to 100 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: