Welcome!

MASS TIME CHANGE

Beginning this weekend of September 18-19, the Sunday 4PM Mass will be changing back to 5PM. Our Mass schedule starting Sunday, September 19 will be at 7AM, 10AM and 5PM. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at (818) 888-8200.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT CONTROL
From toddlerhood to old age, we grow in mastery of our own lives, our bodies, and our destiny. This mastery is hard won, and we don’t let go of autonomy easily. Much of this self-mastery involves the avoidance of pain or discomfort, so when we hear things like “take up your cross” and “lose your life,” we tend to resist the message.  James says that faith without works is dead. Ouch! That is really a direct message! One way to look at this, as well as the part about losing our life to find it, is that faith is a process of more and more openness to God’s direction of our lives. It is very hard for us to give up control, but perhaps what we are being asked to do is not to become 
passive and babyish, but to allow God to direct where our self-mastery will lead and what it will accomplish. We are asked to relinquish the need to control the results of our efforts; to risk, as Jesus did, the loss of everything we are working to achieve.  We are asked to let God take the lead and to control the results, even though we may never see those results.

 

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FAITH FORMATION
Grades 1-6

There is still time to register for Faith Formation sessions.  On site classes will begin on Tuesday, September 21 from 4:00 until 5:00pm - NOTE-NEW ENDING TIME
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 Scripture with activities serves as the background each week.   
A monthly resource packet will be sent home for families to share the Faith with your children.  Preparation for the 
First Sacraments is part of the program.   

Complete the fillable form to register:
https://www.stbernardine.org/media/1/Faith_Formation_2021-2022_FillablePDF.pdf 

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  If you have any questions, contact
Eileen:  efewless@stbernardine.org or 818 340-1440   

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Thank you very much to all generous, faith-filled catechists!  We have a fantastic team!   We are still need of a classroom assistant.  All of your prayers are so appreciated; thank you very much.   
 

 

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CONFIRMATION ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Please register through our website: www.stbernardine.org. For questions or information, please contact Alejandra Gasser at youthministry@stbernardine.org or call (818) 710-1662

SAVE THE DATES:

Year 1 Orientation Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
at 7PM in the Parish Hall

Year 2 Sunday Faith Day Sunday September 26, 2021 at

3:30 PM in the Parish Hall

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. - Romans 15:13

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St. Bernardine Youth Nite

Wednesday, September 22 2021, 7-8:30pm

Parish Hall

Social Night for teens to get to know each other, have fun and grow closer to God.  All teens are welcome. Bring a friend.

Contact Alejandra Gasser at:

youthministry@stbernardine.org for more information

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Are you in 7th or 8th grade?

Join the Middle School Faith Formation Program

Contact Alejandra for more information. 

 

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CHRISTIAN INITIAION & ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Adult Faith Formation

COME & SEE!

Using the groundbreaking video series, THE CHOSEN, we gather on Thursday nights at 7:00pm  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 in faith. Meetings start TONIGHT,  Thursday, September 16 at 7:00pm  in the Parish Hall. For questions, contact Bob Nicholas at
(818) 340-2087 or at bnicholas@stbernardine.org.

R.C.I.A. / Christian Initiation

ALPHA PROGRAM


 

What is Alpha? Alpha is a place to explore the Christian Faith with others. It is a low pressue environment to discuss the big questions of life. Every Alpha session has three key ingrediants: Food, Talk, & Discussion. Every session, we will share a meal (Food); then explore the basics of Christian faith (Talk); and after the talk there is time share thoughts and questions in small groups (Discussion). 
Meetings start
Monday, September 20 at 6:30pm  in the Parish Hall.
Please sign up with
Bob Nicholas so we know how much food to prepare.

 


That Man Is You Program

NEXT meeting is Saturday, September 18th, 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

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LATEST PARISH PROTOCOLS

  • FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED for fully vaccinated individuals if entering a building.
  • FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED for unvaccinated individuals, outside where social distancing is not available, and indoors at all times.
  • Parishioners are asked to assess their health prior to coming to Mass. If you feel sick, please refrain from attending Mass.
  • Employees and volunteers at Mass must continue to wear face coverings in church while serving.
  • There is open seating in the church. We have designated Section 1 (pew area closest to the Mary & Joseph statues) with 3-feet social distancing markers in the pews if you wish more space.
  • Chairs will be available outside the church for those individuals who wish to remain outdoors.
  • All doors will be open for entering and exiting the church. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be at the doors.
  • Restrooms are open to the public.
  • Collection baskets will remain at the back of the church on the baptismal font for donations.
  • Holy Communion will continue to be offered in the form of bread and in the hand only.
  • Drive through Confessions will continue on Saturdays from 9AM - 10AM
  • Drive through Communion will continue on Sundays from 8:30AM - 9:00AM
  • The church will use air conditioning as the weather warrants.
  • Mass times will remain at the current schedule through the summer. NOTE - the 4pm Sunday Mass will go back to 5pm THIS Sunday, September 18th.

Stay tuned for more changes to come. If you have any questions, please contact our parish office at (818) 888-8200 or at parishoffice.org.

Thank you for your patient endurance and understanding as we navigate through this ever changing situation. May God continue to keep you and your families safe and healthy.

The Parish Leadership Team
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PARISH INFORMATION

We are pleased to announce that all Masses continue to be indoors, with the option of outdoor seating on the plaza.  The Saturday 5:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am
Masses continue to be livestreamed.

STREAMING INFORMATION:

http://facebook.com/StBofSiena
or

https://www.youtube.com/c/StBernardineofSienaCatholicParish1962

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STAY INFORMED - CHURCH EMAIL

Our parish is utilizing Constant Contact as a form of communication to send emails to our parishioners.  If you have provided us with your email address and are not receiving the Constant Contant emails, please check your SPAM/JUNK or bulk email folder first to see if the emails are there.  You can change your settings to get those  emails into your regular inbox. If not, please send us a message to add your email address to our Constant Contact Email List.  If you wish to discontinue receiving emails, please send an email with the message "Unsubscribe." Requests to be added or removed should be sent to cdbarkes@stbernardine.org

Here is a link to that newsletter: Constant Contact

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Mission Statement:

Our Parish

We, the parish family of St. Bernardine of Siena, 
as members of the body of Christ,
are committed to live out the Gospel.

We are called to worship God
and grow in our relationship with Him.

We are called to serve Him
by reaching out in loving service to others.

We come together to pray,
to build community,
and to celebrate and share
God's gifts to us.

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ORDINARY TIMES

Weekdays: Mon-Fri, 6:30 AM &  8:30 AM. Monday - Friday


Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM. (No AM Mass)

Sunday: 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM & 4:00 PM

Effective 9/18/21, we will go back to the 5:00 PM

MARRIAGES & FUNERALS - Please contact Jean Sampson at (818) 888-7073 to schedule.

BAPTISMS & BAPTISM CLASSES - . Please contact Margaret Mahoney at (818) 888-8200 to schedule.

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