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


Lenten Schedule

Ministry Fair

CRS Rice Bowl

Visit for more information.

2017 Bishops Annual Appeal

Welcome to the 2017 Bishops Annual Appeal

Please take the time to view a personal message from Bishop Checchio about the appeal.

We appreciate your consideration in learning more about the appeal and in making a donation.

Thank you for your continued generosity to the parish and the diocese!

Lenten Series – Scripture Reflection

The Adult Faith Formation ministry is offering several opportunities each week during Lent to gather with fellow parishioners to read and reflect upon the upcoming Sunday Gospel. These informal gatherings are a great way to deepen your faith, meet new people, and pray in community.

This is not a Bible Study. No prior experience is needed and there is no homework! We will prayerfully read scripture and listen for the quiet whispers of our Lord.

For this series our motto is “No sign up – just show up!” Come to the session that is best for you each week.

Groups will meet as follows:

Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm beginning Feb. 28

Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm beginning March 8

Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm beginning March 2 (Kid-friendly Session – moms feel free to bring your children)

Friday mornings at 11:00 am beginning March 3

All sessions will be held in Rooms A/B of the Church Basement and will last approximately one hour. Check the bulletin for weekly updates.

For questions or more information, please contact Tracy Liston at or 908-393-4456.

Men’s Ministry – Hockey Game Outing

Devil’s Game Outing

The St. Bernard Men’s Ministry Ice Hockey Outing will be held on Saturday, March 25th. The game between the NJ Devils and Carolina Hurricanes starts at 7:00 pm at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

All men 21 and over are invited to participate and attendance is not limited to parish members. Due to a generous donation toward this event, the men’s group is able to cover the first 20 reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis. Transportation to the event is the responsibility of the participant.

To secure your spot for the ice hockey outing and/or for more information about the event,

contact the men’s group at

Men’s Ministry

Young Builder’s Club

Hey kids! What can you imagine? What can you build? The Best Has Yet to Be Done and Finish What You 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, February 25th 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 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.


2017 Golf Outing