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

Following Christ Series

following christ 2017

Following Christ Registration

Registration is taking place for this year’s Following Christ beginning January 10th from 7:15 pm– 9:15 pm in the cafeteria. This is the second part after Discovering Christ.

Following Christ is a seven-week journey that explores and encourages Catholic discipleship. It is open to all past Discovering Christ participants. The sessions begin on Tuesday, January 10th, from 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm in the cafeteria. It concludes on February 28th. There is a retreat on Saturday, February 11th, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Click here to complete registration online.

If you have already participated and would like to help on one of       the teams – hospitality, prayer, retreat or as a facilitator helper, please contact Karen Dill via phone at 908-725-0552 x825 or via email at




Young Builders Club

Young Builders Club

Hey kids! What can you imagine? What can you build? The Best Has Yet to Be Done and Finish What Your Start. Those are our club mottos. YBC provides a faith-based learning environment for our parish children, where they practice creative thinking, problem solving and life-long social skills. Sessions are held one Saturday per month and all children must be accompanied by an adult, who stays and works with their young builder(s) on a K’nex project of their choice. Instruction books and K’Nex pieces are provided.

All children, ages 3-10+, along with their parents and/or grandparents, are invited to work   together to build (and keep) a special K’nex item, display their creation in our Project Parade, and win a Door Prize! Join the fun on Saturday Morning, January 21st at 9:45 AM in the Parish Center Cafeteria.

Adult volunteers are welcome to help us with set-up, check-in and clean-up. Confirmation candidates and scouts are eligible to earn service hours at YBC, but they must register in   advance with Debra Kurtz by e-mail or Martha Eckert by telephone at (908) 704-6749. Are you a YBC graduate? Come back and help us build cool, coveted door prizes!

The Young Builders’ Club will also meet February 25th, March 18th, and April 22nd. New Families are always welcome! Come whenever you can!!!! Please email Debra at to be added to our mailing list, or for more information about YBC.

Respect For Life

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respect for life march 2017


SAT review


In loving memory of Chris Coppola, lifetime parishioner and altar server at St Bernard’s of Clairvaux Church, the CHRIS COPPOLA CDUB FOUNDATION is proudly sponsoring the New SAT CLASS on Saturday, March 4, one week prior to the popular March 11 SAT exam, at St Bernard.

Over the past 6½ years, nearly 180 college bound students have successfully participated in this   program. The content of the course used by the teachers is continuously updated. The class itself was amended this past fall to reflect the SAT exam which itself was revised in 2016.

The Class is offered as a comprehensive review, designed for students to improve their preparation and readiness for the various facets of the SAT Exam. The Class is comprised of two sessions.


In the morning, the Reading/Vocab/English session is led by an experienced and knowledgeable high school English teacher, who specializes in SAT tutoring.


The afternoon session, Mathematics, is taught by a professional with substantial Math teaching experience and who also specializes in SAT tutoring.

We are pleased to offer the SELECT option which allows students to SELECT one of or preferably both the morning and afternoon sessions at time of registration. Students may register for the entire class or may elect to register for the Math or the Reading/Vocab/English session.

A donation of $85 is suggested for those attending both the morning and the afternoon sessions.

Joyce and Dom Coppola are very thankful of the generosity of Monsignor Joe Celano for all of his support, the teachers for volunteering their experience and time, and the students and their parents for supporting the education, healthy life style and environmental goals of the CHRIS COPPOLA CDUB FOUNDATION.

Additional details and registration are now available at:

We recommend this registration option.

Beginning January 24, students or their parents may also register by calling us at 732-723-8201 (732-7CDUB01) or 201-988-8309.

School Open House

preschool open house 2017

Mom and Me Program

mom and me spring 2017

Adult Faith Formation

pivotal players study 2017

Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church’s most influential  people. You’ll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pietà at St. Peter’s, to the Sistine Chapel.

When:  Thursdays, 10:00 am to Noon

Where:  Rooms A/B

Dates:  January 12, 19, 26 February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 April 6 (20 & 27 if needed for make up days)

Registration Fee:  $27 (covers cost of materials)

Registration Deadline:  January 2, 2017

Registration Form