Mass Times

Monday thru Friday,
8:00am, 12:10pm (Chapel)
(12:10pm suspended in July & Aug.)

9:00am (Chapel)
5:15pm (vigil)

7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00 noon

Holy Days
8:00am, 12:10pm,

Saturday 4 to 5pm,
or by appointment

Served By

Rev. Msgr. Joseph G. Celano, V.E., Pastor
Rev. Mhonchan Ezung, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Andrew Smith, O.S.B., Weekend Assistant
Deacon Patrick J. Cline
Deacon Gerard Sims
Deacon Michael Wojcik
Deacon Paul Anderson (retired)
Mrs. Christina Blalock, Director of Sacred Music
Mrs. Karen Dill, Director, Office of Catechetical Formation
Mr. Sean O'Brien, Youth Ministry Leader
Mr. Mark LaFleur, Director of St. Bernard Cemetery and Mausoleums
Mrs. Barbara Turse, Director of St. Bernard Preschool and Kindergarten
Ms. Ginny Hayden, Parish Office Manager and Assistant to the Pastor
Mr. William Chmielewski, Director of Maintenance

Contact Us

St Bernard of Clairvaux Church
500 U.S. HWY. 22
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Phone: (908) 725-0552
Fax: (908) 725-4524

“The Monthly Mercy Challenge”

Montly Mercy Challenge - October 2016

What Is The Monthly Mercy Challenge?

October Challenge Information

The Art of Prayer

art of prayer series

The Art of Prayer: The Streams of Catholic Spirituality

Like the streams that lead to the large body of water, so do the many “streams” of prayer lead us to God the Father. This fall join us as we hear about the spirituality of the Benedictines, Ignatians, Dominicans, and Carmelites.

Learn how we may deepen our spirituality, quiet our daily distractions and draw closer to God through the examples of the saints.

The Art of Prayer evenings begin

Monday, October 17, from 7:00 PM– 9:00 PM in the Parish Center Cafeteria.

Monday, October 17 – Theme: Catholic Spirituality

Monday, October 24 – Theme: Benedictine Spirituality

Monday, November 7 –  Theme: Dominican Spirituality

Monday, November 14 – Theme: Ignation Spirituality

Wednesday, November 16- Theme: Carmelite Spirituality (In the Church)

Monday, November 28 – Theme: Challenges, motivation and commitment to our spiritual life

Called and Gifted Program

called and gifted

God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do. Discern your spiritual gifts! Discern your call! What is your vocation? Come and begin to discover this work. You have received gifts, through Baptism and Confirmation, for the ways God intends his love to reach others through you. Come and discover these gifts!

The Called & Gifted program presents the ancient teaching of the Church on how gifts of the Holy Spirit work in your life and in the life of your parish community.  During this process you will learn:

  • the 5 steps of discerning the gifts that God has given you;
  • the signs and characteristics of 24 of the most common gifts of the Holy Spirit;
  • how discerning your gifts can change your own life;
  • how discerning your gifts can change the world and help spread the Gospel;
  • how discerning and using our gifts together can help transform and renew our parishes.

If this program interests you, we will be having an information meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30 pm in Room D/E of the church. For more information contact us at, or call the Religious Ed. office at 908-725-0552 ext. 810.(For more information on the Called & Gifted program visit

Rosary in October


Diocesan Pilgrimage


diocesan pilgrimage to national shrine nov 2016

Information and Registration Form

VIRTUS Training



The diocese requires that everyone interacting with children, in any parish ministry, must attend a Virtus / Protecting God’s Children Awareness Training session and be fingerprinted and have a State Police background check.

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, a Virtus session is scheduled. It will be held at 9:30 am in Rooms A & B in the church basement. In addition to those who must attend, the session is open to anyone interested in child safety.

On line registration will be available on the diocesan website after October 22nd.

Go to In the bottom right corner Click on ‘Sign up for Virtus Registration”. Scroll down to St. Bernard Parish & complete personal information to register for the November 5th session.

Refer any questions to Walt Steele 908-537-9868 or

Young Builders Club

Young Builders Club-ver C

Mom and Me Group

mom and me 2016

CD Resources Available

CD Display

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