This Sunday, October 17, we will be collecting food for the Guadalupe Center and their Loaves and Fishes pantry. The center is in need of dry beans, canned fruits and vegetables. Please have your donations by the church no later than 11AM on Sunday, October 17. Thank you for your continued support for those in need in our community.

The holidays are only 74 days away. Here's a simple way you can support your parish shopping on Amazon! Follow the link below to set us up as your charitable organization.

Thanks for supporting St. Bernardine of Siena Parish!

St. Bernardine's Elementary School is preparing for their Fall Online Auction, to be held November 5-15, 2021. The school plans to use the proceeds from this event towards creating a school library for its students. Below is a letter about the auction, a list of suggested new donated items, and a donation form. Donations are being collected now until October 22, 2021.

For any questions, contact Auction Committee Chair, Lizz Bennett at stbonlineauction@gmail.com. Thank you for your support of our school!


Why you should register at St. Bernardines? We encourage all who worship here to become registered parishioners to promote a spirit of belonging. Being registered makes the process much easier when it is time for infant baptisms, school or religious education enrollments, weddings, when asked to be a baptismal or confirmation sponsor, and funerals. Simply attending Mass here does not make you a registered parishioner. Below is a link to a Parish Registration Form. Forms can also be found on the parish website, www.stbernardine.org or from the Parish Office. Please return completed forms into the office.

Registered already? Please check with our Parish Office to see if your information is updated in our system. You can also send an email with your updates to parishoffice@stbernardine.org or call (818) 888-8200. Thank you.


As we bring back more services, we are in need of volunteers especially for the upcoming Sunday 8:30AM and 11:30AM Masses beginning in November. We are looking for:

Eucharistic Ministers
Cross Bearers
Altar Servers (Grades 4-12)

If you were part of these ministries before, we would love to have you back. If you are new, we are happy to train you. No experience is necessary. For school parents, parish volunteer hours count towards your service hour requirements.

We are in need of more Altar Servers. Altar serving is available to students in grades 4-12. Training is available and all new servers are paired with an experienced server for the Masses. Altar serving hours count towards community service requirements for most schools. Lastly, we are looking for an Altar Server Coordinator.

Look for the ministry table after the Masses this weekend and next to get more information. You can also contact Cathy Barkes at (747) 888-9758 or at cdbarkes@stbernardine.org.

Thank you for wanting to serve your parish!

Dear St. Bernardine Parishioners, we currently are at $65K of our $100K goal.
We need your pledges. If you haven't already, please consider making a pledge to this worthwhile campaign that supports struggling parishes and schools in our Archdiocese.

You can sign up by:
1) Using the link Together in Mission
2) Texting FORWARD21 to 213-397-0682
3) Using the QR Code found below.
4) Using envelopes that can be obtained in the church or from our Parish Office.

A very, very big thank you to those families that
have already donated!

Please join us as we share our insights into the first book of the Bible, Genesis.  What do the creation stories tell us? Why don't we live in Paradise? Why are we alienated from God? Who were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph? How do their lives relate to ours?

Bible Study takes place via Zoom on Monday evenings from 7PM- 8:30PM, and in person on Tuesdays from 9:15AM-10:45AM in the Church library. 
If you wish to be added to the Zoom list, please call the Parish office at (818) 888-8200. Please bring your Bible for the Tuesday morning session. Light refreshments will be served.

Please register through our website: www.stbernardine.org. Questions? Contact Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org

Upcoming Events:

Year 1 SUNDAY FAITH DAY, October 17 from 6-7:30PM
Gather outside church at 4:45PM for 5PM Mass

Year 2 SUNDAY FAITH DAY, October 24 from 3:30-5PM
followed by 5PM Mass

Be Sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit

October 13, 2021
7PM - 8:30PM - Parish Hall

These nights include fun games, snacks, a discussion on faith, prayer, and service projects. All High School teens are welcome! Questions - contact Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org

ARE YOU IN THE 7th or 8th GRADE?

Please 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
Adult Faith Formation

Come & See!

Using the groundbreaking video series, THE CHOSEN, we gather Thursday nights from 7-8PM to watch each episode and discuss and better understand how Jesus impacted the lives of those who knew him and how he impacts each of us today. All are welcome to join us as we grow together in faith. Meetings are Thursday nights at 7PM in the Parish Center. For questions, contact Bob Nicholas at (818) 340-2087 or bnicholas@stbernardine.org.

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 is You! Meetings are Saturday mornings from 6-7:30AM in the Parish Hall. For more information, contact Bob Nicholas, bnicholas@stbernardine.org or call (818) 340-2087.
You may also enroll online at www.TMIY.org.

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

R.C.I.A. / Christian Initiation


What is 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 their thoughts and questions.

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


We welcome faith-filled adults who would like to share their faith with others.
We welcome group leaders/facilitators to organize and assist in Adult Faith formation. Flexible hours, pay in Heaven!!

Please contact Bob Nicholas in person on Sundays, call at (818) 340-2087 or email bnicholas@stbernardine.org

The Holy Spirit is calling, do you hear that call?
Grades 1-6

Classes have begun but it's not too late to register for Faith Formation at St. Bernardines. On site classes are held Tuesday afternoons from 4PM-5:30PM for first through sixth grades. All catechists and students are required to wear face masks in the classrooms. No adults are allowed beyond the gate.

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 Scripture with activities serves as the background each week. We also offer Homeschool materials.

A monthly resource 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 and return it to the Parish Office.

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

Seven days with our a prayer makes one weak!
Don't forget to pray daily. Remind your children of their morning and night prayers. God is present to us always and is waiting talk to us.

Are you a good storyteller? If so, come and tell stories of Jesus to the children. It is that simple. We still need catechists for our Faith Formation program. To learn more, contact Eileen Fewless at efewless@stbernardine.org or (818) 340-1440.

The Rosary is prayed following the 8:30AM Mass in the church on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (pending any funerals). If interested, please join us.

Per the LA County Dept. of Health and the Archdiocese, face masks are mandatory indoors at St. Bernardine until further notice.

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

We continue to offer:

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

  • The Church building is open, Monday-Friday, from 9AM-3PM 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. 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 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: