UPDATE AS OF OCTOBER 12, 2020
VIRTUS TRAINING CLASSES OFFERED

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles mandates that all staff and any volunteers who work in any capacity with or around children, the elderly, or people with special needs are required to complete an initial three-hour VIRTUS Protecting God's Children for Adults program. Two training classes, Protecting God's Children and Keeping the Promise, are being offered online by the Parish.

Protecting God's Children - 3 hr. Certification Class
Thursday, October 15 @ 7:00 PM

Keeping the Promise - 1.5 hr. Recertification Class (must have already done the 3 hr. course)
Monday, October 12 @ 7:00 PM

To register, please complete the ZOOM Authorization Form below and return it to Bob Nicholas (trainer) at stbym13@stbernardine.org. Once your signed form is received, you will be sent the link for the Zoom classes. For any questions, please contact Bob at (818) 710-1662 or at stbym13@stbernardine.org.

AMAZON SMILE CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

As Amazon Prime Days (Oct 13 and 14) approach, please consider adding St Bernardine of Siena Church as your Amazon Smile Charitable Organization.
 
Here is our customized link:

Thank you for supporting St. Bernardine of Siena Parish.
OUR FALL ONLINE AUCTION OPENS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16th

Bidding begins on Friday, October 16 at 8:00 AM
Auction closes on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 PM

Our Fall Online Auction is finally here!! Because of the amazing support from our St. Bernardine's community, we have an exciting auction featuring creative Class Baskets, a Kid's Corner, tons of restaurants, a HUGE assortment of gift cards, some unique experiences and much, much more! So, tell your friends and family. Anyone can bid on our auction! If you don't find anything you like, consider a small donation to help us reach our goal. Let the bidding begin!


For any questions, please contact Lizz Bennett at (818) 613-8541 or Sheryl Terrientes at (818) 681-4819 or at stbonlineauction@gmail.com.

Thanks for your support!!
FOOD GATHERING - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

This Sunday, October 18, we will be collecting food for the Guadalupe Center and Loaves and Fishes pantry. The center is in need of soups, pasta, pasta or tomato sauce, dry beans, tuna packets, canned meats, canned fruits or vegetables, small flip top lid items, crackers, peanut butter and jelly. Please have your donations by the church no later than 11:00 AM on Sunday, October 18. Thank you for your continued support for those in need in our community.
RELIGIOUS STATUE SALE
TAKE 2

Did you miss the Statue Sale? Maybe you would like to have the opportunity come back for more. Well, take heart! Another happy day is coming, Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, on the Parish Center Plaza. Beautiful statues at the lowest prices imaginable. The Christmas season approaches and these statues will make lovely thoughtful gifts and remind us of what Christmas is all about.
ALL SOUL'S MASS

Every year, the Church honors and remembers our deceased family members and friends during the month of November. This year, November 2nd is set aside as a special memorial for them known as All Souls. Since our church building is closed, we will be celebrating our departed loved ones with a livestream Mass. The Mass will take place on Monday, November 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM. The Mass is accessible via our social media platforms on Facebook at (@StBofSiena) or YouTube:


If you have any questions, please contact our Parish office at (818) 888-8200.
CONFIRMATION - YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM

Our Confirmation Preparation Process Sessions for both Year One and Year Two have begun. Meetings take place on Sundays at the times listed below. Please log into Zoom using the meeting#s and passcodes.

Year One at 7:00 pm on Sundays
Zoom Meeting# 822 0606 2790
Passcode: Jeshua

Year Two at 4:00 pm on Sunday
Zoom Meeting# 823 7772 2011
Passcode: Jeshua

Meetings are for parents and high schoolers. If you have not yet registered, you may do so by completing the appropriate forms at “Sacraments”; “Confirmation”; on the St. Bernardine website. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Nicholas, CYM Director, at (818) 710-1662, or at stbym13@stbernardine.org
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES

Faith Formation sessions, for children in grades 1-6, have begun. The children will be learning what we believe; how we worship, live and pray. Sacred Scripture with activities will serve as the background each week and will include preparation for the First Sacraments. Sessions will be conducted online until it is safe to return to in-person classes. The sessions take place on Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. Family resources and childrens' books will be provided. For more information, please contact, Eileen Fewless, Faith Formation Director, at Efewless@stbernardine.org or call, 818-340-1440. To register, go to: Faith Formation 2020 Registration Form

Forms should be dropped off or mailed to: Eileen Fewless - St. Bernardine of Siena Parish, 24410 Calvert Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?

The children are gathered and no one has answered the call to share the faith with them. We are still in need of catechists for our first and fifth grades. Can you spare 20-30 minutes a week? The classes are small, the need is great. Meetings are held at 4:00 PM until about 4:30 PM on Tuesdays using Zoom. Parents are the primary catechist; your job is to pray and review the materials provided. Following Safety Guidelines, two adults or assistants are required in every class. If interested or for questions, please contact Eileen Fewless at efewless@stbernardine.org or at (818) 340-1440.
OUTDOOR MASSES!

Weekdays - Monday-Friday at 8:00 AM. Mass is conducted in the parking lot under the tent. No registration required.

Weekends – Sundays at 7:00 AM. Mass is conducted in the parking lot under the tent. Registration is required.

Parishioners may register in one of two ways:
1) Online by using the Registration button on our church website. Registration will be open the Monday preceding each weekend at 10:00 AM or
2) By calling the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200 after 10:00 AM the Monday preceding the weekend.

There are limited chairs available for parishioners. Please have your own chair just in case. For safety, both driveways on Calvert Street are closed to traffic. Parishioners need to enter and exit from the Valley Circle Boulevard gate. Parking is available on the school parking lot.

We continue to offer:
·        Drive through Confessions on Saturdays from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
·        Drive through Communion on Sundays from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
·        Live-streamed Masses on Saturdays @ 5:00 PM; Sundays @ 10:00 AM 
DRIVE-THROUGH COMMUNION

Our drive through Communion service continues to stay strong. Our continued thanks to the wonderful volunteers who help us. If interested in volunteering, please contact, Cathy Barkes at cdbarkes@stbernardine.org or call (747) 888-9758.

Drive-through Communion services take place on Sundays, from
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM, in the parish parking lot.

Here are some important notes:
  • Entrance is at the Calvert Street driveway only.
  • Exit is at the Valley Circle Boulevard driveway only. You can make either a left or right turn out of the parking lot.
  • Everyone in the car must be wearing a mask to receive Communion.
  • There are 2 stations - a Sanitizing Station and the Communion Station. Donation baskets and church bulletins are available at the first stop. Hands will be sanitized at this station.
  • Communion is offered at the second station. Communion will only be distributed in the hand.
  • Please follow all signs in the car lines as how to proceed.
  • Please drive slowly and carefully through the parking lot.

Masses are available at:

PARISH OFFICE & CHURCH SERVICES

  • Our Parish Office is still closed to the public.

  • Our Church Building is still closed to the public.

  • Funerals and Weddings are now being scheduled. Services are outdoors under the tent and participants must follow guidelines set by the church. To schedule a funeral or wedding, please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073.

  • Baptisms are now being scheduled. Baptisms take place on Sundays. We have a large number of families that have been waiting for us to restart baptisms since COVID began. We are scheduling those baptisms to take place during the next 2-3 months. If you are calling now to schedule a baptism, we will call you back with a future date. 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.