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, and 12:00 noon.

Holy Days
8:00am, 12:10pm,
7:30pm, Vigil 4:30pm

Saturday 4 to 5pm,
or by appointment

Served By

Rev. Msgr. Randall J. Vashon, Pastor
Rev. Edmund A. Luciano III, K.H.S., Parochial Vicar
Rev. Andrew Smith, O.S.B., Weekend Assistant
Deacon Patrick J. Cline
Deacon Gerard Sims
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
Ms. Ginny Hayden, Parish Office Manager and Assistant to the Pastor

Contact Us

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

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

Reverend John L. Brundage

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Reverend John L. Brundage, a retired priest of the Diocese of Metuchen and the twelfth pastor (September 1981 – August 2000) of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church. He died on Saturday, March 16th in Florida.

Father Brundage’s body will be received by Msgr. Seamus Brennan, Episcopal Vicar for Somerset County, at 4:00 pm Wednesday, March 27, at St. Bernard Church, Route 22, Bridgewater.

Public visitation will follow until 7:15 pm. Most Reverend Paul G. Bootkoski, Bishop Emeritus, will preside at the Mass of Commemoration at 7:30 pm with Msgr. Randall Vashon, Pastor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, as the homilist.

Most Reverend James F. Checchio, Bishop of Metuchen, will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, March 28th at 10:30 am at St. Bernard Church, with Fr. Joseph Desmond as the homilist. Interment will follow at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Cemetery.

Please pray for the repose of his soul and comfort to all who mourn in his loss.

So that staff may attend the services, please note the following closings of all parish offices.

• Wednesday, March 27 at 4:00 pm (early closing)

• Thursday, March 28 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Thank you.

Diocese: 24 Hours For the Lord

If you would like to volunteer at St Bernard to sit with our Lord during the 24 hours, please click HERE to sign up and choose a date and time slot.

Lenten Mission: 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration

Lenten Events

Awakening Night for Consecration to Our Lady of Guadalupe

OCF – Prayer Kits

As we embark on this year of preparation in prayer for the consecration of the Diocese of Metuchen to Jesus through his Mother, we will offer the parish the opportunity to pray at home with one of our travelling Prayer Kits beginning the weekend of March 2 and 3. The Prayer Kit includes everything you need to create a holy place in your home to spend time with God, Jesus and his mother, Our Lady of Guadalupe each day. Take this time to pray together with family and friends each day. Let us pray that through this time of preparation and consecration that the Diocese of Metuchen will grow stronger in faith and lead to drawing others closer to Jesus. A Prayer Kit will be available at each of the five Masses – 5:15 pm, 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.

To pick up the Kit, stop by the sacristy at the end of Mass. To return the Kit, drop it off at the sacristy before Mass. While you have the prayer kit at home, consider viewing the movie, Guadalupe, on St. Bernard’s Community Page on FORMED. There is one for children, too. If you are not yet a subscriber to FORMED, go the St. Bernard website and click on FORMED located in the right hand column to join for free.

To register to take a kit home, CLICK HERE.  You may also call the OCF office to sign up for a prayer kit at 908-725-0552 x811.

AFF Study – Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance

Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church – as a body, as a household, as a mystery, as a communion, as a bride, and as an army. It shows us the great inheritance that awaits us as sons and daughters, adopted fully into the family of God. It reveals how God’s great love for us can transform our daily lives if we allow it. Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance is an 8-part Bible study that will enrich your faith, and show you how to live it out. In this study, you will: – Discover what it means to be not just a son or daughter of God, but an heir to all he has to give. – Learn about the great mystery of how we can love one another as Christ loves the Church. – Find out that you have a place in God’s “plan of sheer goodness”.


WHEN: Tuesday Evenings, 7:30pm-9:00pm; WHERE: Room 7 (School Building, 1st floor); DATES: April 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, (25 if needed).


WHEN: Wednesday Mornings, 10:30am-noon; WHERE: : Room 7 (School Building, 1st floor); DATES: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, (26-if needed)

Registration Fee: $25 (Financial assistance available).

Contact Karen Dill at the CFC Office, 908-725-0552 ext. 825) Checks made out to St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Submit to office or mail to church.

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2019

Click HERE to Register on-line.

Enrich Your Lent

Thank-You Breakfast

Cemetery Update

All tile and carpeting was completed this past week in Mausoleum One. Work at Mausoleum Three will be started on Monday, February 25th and we now anticipate the completion date for these changes to be middle to late March. Once again, we appreciate your patience and cooperation.