UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2021
MASS TIME CHANGE

Beginning this Sunday, September 19, the Sunday 4PM Mass will be changing back to 5PM. Our Mass schedule will be Sundays at 7AM, 10AM and 5PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.
FOOD GATHERING - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

This Sunday, September 19, we will be collecting food for the Guadalupe Center and their Loaves and Fishes pantry. The center is in real need of nonperishable dry beans, canned fruit and vegetables. Please have your donations by the church no later than 11:00 AM on Sunday. Thank you for your continued support for those less fortunate in our community.
CONFIRMATION CLASSES ARE UP & COMING!

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

Upcoming Events:

Year 1 Orientation Sunday, September 19, 2021
7PM in the Parish Hall
(Mandatory Meeting for both parents & candidates)

Year 2 Faith Sunday Class, September 26 at 3:30 PM
in the Parish Hall, followed by 5PM Mass
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YOUTH MINISTRY NITES

In-person starting Wednesday, September 22, 2021
7:00 - 8:30 PM in the 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.
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ARE YOU IN THE 7th or 8th GRADE?

Join us on Tuesdays at 4PM for Middle School Faith Formation Classes. For more information, please contact Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org
SCOUT ON ME!
Join St. Bernardine's Cub Scout Pack 175

Open House on Saturday, September 18th
at 11:00 AM Taxco Trails Park.
Cub Scouts is open to all boys, grades K-5. Experience real nature, real friendships, excitement, and so much more.
Click on the link below for information and QR code.
For any questions, contact stbcubpack175@gmail.com

CHRISTIAN INITIATION & ADULT FAITH FORMATIONN

Adult Faith Formation

Come & See!
Using the groundbreaking video series, THE CHOSEN, we are going to gather on Thursday nights from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 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 start Thursday, September 16 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Center. For questions, contact Bob Nicholas at (818) 340-2087 or bnicholas@stbernardine.org. We look forward to seeing you there.
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MEN'S DISCUSSION GROUP

ATTENTION MEN OF ST. BERNARDINE!
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 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM 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


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R.C.I.A. / Christian Initiation

ALPHA

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 start Monday, September 20 at 6:30 PM 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
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Are you ON FIRE for the Catholic faith?

If you are "On Fire" and would like to share that faith with others,
we are looking for 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 to bnicholas@stbernardine.org.

The Holy Spirit is calling, do you hear the call?

FAITH FORMATION
Grades 1-6

Registration is NOW OPEN for the
2021-2022 School year!

Welcome! 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 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.
FAITH FORMATION

Are you a good storyteller? If you are come and tell stories of Jesus to the children. It is that simple. We need catechists in the first, fourth, fifth and sixth grades of our Faith Formation program. To learn more, contact Eileen Fewless at efewless@stbernardine.org or (818) 340-1440.
TOGETHER IN MISSION

Our Together in Mission campaign continues and we are short of our goal of $100K. We are currently at $63K and desperately need your help to reach it. Please consider make a pledge to this worthwhile campaign that supports struggling parishes and schools in our own Archdiocese. A very, very big thank you to those families that have already donated!

You can sign up in one of four ways:
1) Use the link Together in Mission
2) Text FORWARD21 to 213-397-0682
3) Use the QR Code found in the picture above.
4) Use envelopes that can be obtained in the church or from our Parish Office.

Thank you again for your support!
OUR MINISTRIES NEED YOU!

Anticipating more services opening soon, we are in desperate need of the following volunteers:

  • Ushers
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Lectors
  • Cross Bearers
  • Baptism Team Members
  • Altar Servers
  • Catechist for Faith Formation
  • Bereavement Helpers

If you were in these ministries before, we would love to have you back. If you are new to the ministries, we would love to have you join. 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
  • Eileen Fewless (Faith Formation Catechists) - (818) 340-1440

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

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 AM in the Church library. Please bring your bible. Light refreshments will be served.
FORWARD IN MISSION JUBILEE YEAR

Why - To revive the life of faith in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles through the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the raising up of a new generation of missionary disciples.

What - Jubilee Year from September 11, 2021 through September 10, 2022, celebrating 250 years of Catholic faith in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on the anniversary of the founding of Mission San Gabriel Archangel, the first church in what is now the Archdiocese.

"MARK YOUR CALENDARS"

Sept. 18 or 21 - Casting our Nets begins (process for ministers to learn the meaning of discipleship a how to make disciples). Go to www.forwardinmission.com for up-to-date information and resources on the Jubilee Year. Stay posted for further updates!
PRAY THE ROSARY...

The Rosary is prayed following the 8:30 AM Mass in the church on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (pending no funeral services). If interested, please join us.
FACE MASKS REQUIRED INDOORS

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 infections and the rapid spread 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.
OTHER SERVICES

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. 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.

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