Monsignor Robert J. McNamara Msgr McNamara

Ordained in Thurles, Co Tipperary, Ireland on June 7, 1969, he was appointed to St Bernardine in July 2001.

He is the third Pastor of the Parish following Msgr. Murray and Msgr. Paul Dotson.

Pastor Emeritus           Monsignor Richard H. Murray

A native of Alexandria, Louisiana and ordained at Saint Vibiana's Cathedral, Los Angeles in 1943, Monsignor Richard H. Murray is the founding Pastor of the Parish. He began the Parish in 1962 and retired in February 1989. He regularly presides at the first Mass on Sunday morning as well as helping in many other ways.

Associate Pastor                                                  Fr. Bill Crowe                                 Fr Bill Crowe

Born in Cincinatti, Ohio he is the eldest of three siblings.  After he graduated from High School in 1977 he moved to California.  He received a Bachelor’s in Theology and a Master’s in Pastoral Studies from Loyola Marymount University. He attended St John's Seminary and was ordained in 2008. He was appointed here as Associate Pastor in July 2014.

Sunday Associate


Visiting Priest

Fr LeslieFr. Leslie McNamara. Ordained in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland in 1967. He is our Pastor's older brother. After 38 years in the Diocesan High School, Fr. Leslie worked 8 years with the Colombian Missionaries in China. He has now returned to his home diocese in Limerick where he has been assigned as an associate pastor in his native parish.


Dale Taufer was ordained a Deacon in 1995 and is the husband of Angela. He an his wife are volunteer chaplains at West Hills Hospital, and he is also a chaplain at Motion Picture and TV Hospital. He is coordinator of the Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick, and he and Angela are involved in Justice & Peace, Bereavement, and other Parish activities.

Steve Ellms was ordained a Deacon in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels on 06/07/08. He and Sharon are very involved in the RCIA program.


Visiting Priest

Fr. Jack Kane. Ordained in 1970 in North Hampton, Penn. He is the Pastor of St Mary's in Opelika, AL. He has spent 31 years in the Republic of Panama. He is the brother of Dottie Barkes (b-i-l to Ray Barkes).  He has been a regular visitor at St. B's. since 1978.

Visiting Priest

Fr. Martin Henry, a priest of the diocese of Down and Connor in N. Ireland, ordained in 1975. Undergraduate studies in Belfast (QUB) and Maynooth; graduate studies at Oxford. Has taught Dogmatic Theology in Maynooth since 1982. He started visiting our Parish in 2010.


Vocations at St Bernardine


Priestly Life and Ministry  (USCCB) 
Decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests Presbyterorum Ordinis
"He has made us a Kingdom of Priests" an excerpt from the homily of Pope
John Paul II at the chrism mass in St Peter's Basilica.
Holy Thursday, 8 April 2004 

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