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

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

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

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

Confessions
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
office@stbernardbridgewater.org

Men’s Ministry

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The St. Bernard Men’s Club is a great way to meet other men of the parish. Think of it as an opportunity to network within the parish. The group generally meets once a month for an hour and a half to enjoy a good breakfast and a social gathering with other men and to hear a speaker on an interesting topic.

All men interested in participating in the group must just be parishioners and have an interest in connecting with other men of the parish on the second Saturday of the month.

In addition to the monthly meetings, the club sponsors two annual awards. The Charlie Grill Award recognizes a man of the parish yearly and the Woman’s Appreciation Award recognizes a woman yearly for their contributions to St. Bernard and the community at large.

 

Upcoming Breakfast Meeting

The next men’s breakfast on Saturday, June 11th at 7:30 AM.  

We will also be celebrating the Charlie Grill Award recipient.

For more information, contact:

Mark Dransfield – mark.dransfield@walgreens.com

Joe Stevens – jstevens@fusionmed.onmicrosoft.com

Greg Elia – gelia@betterlifeplanning.com

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MerleAnderson Award

The Men’s Club award is given annually to a woman of St. Bernard parish who by her commitment to Christ and our church has been a positive example of Christian service.

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Annual Presentation of the Charlie Grill Award

About Charile Grill and the Charlie Grill Award

Both Charlie and his wife Kitty had a love of God and neighbor. This love was expressed in their service to God, church, family, country and community. Charlie was a life-long, dedicated parishioner of St. Bernard dating back to the original church in Raritan, NJ. Over the years, Charlie played an active role in numerous service-related activities and programs, but will be remembered most for his passion of woodworking; he crafted items for both parish recognition recipients and the church itself. Charlie succumbed to leukemia in 1993. Following his passing, the Men’s Club initiated an annual award in his honor to be given to a male parishioner who demonstrates many of the same characteristics and acts of service that Charlie did for so many years. That tradition continues today in a very vibrant way.

The nominee and recipient of the award must demonstrate the following:

  • Performs service in a manner that reflects the love of Christ
  • Is a member of St. Bernard Church and a regular communicant
  • Performs acts of service while a member of St. Bernard Church
  • Performs acts of service that include but are not limited to: ministry to the homebound, nursing and assisted living facilities, the homeless, hospitals, the poor/needy, missionary work, Catholic Charities, Diocese)

2014 CHARLIE GRILL AWARD

Presented to Russell Nesbitt

Russell Nesbitt is recognized for many years of dedication to St. Bernard Parish. Through the years Russell has significantly and humbly participated in and led many parish service activities.

Russell’s contribution of time and talents has enriched parish activities such as serving as a member of the Stewardship Council for 10+ years. He has served on the Education Committee for the Adult Religious Education Program, played host for New Friends / New Beginnings and is an active member of the Guatemala Partnership which included a retreat to the sponsor community. He has generously supported both the Ministry Fair and Annual Golf Outing events. Outside of the St Bernard Community, Russ contributed his time to the Girl Scott Council and numerous fund raising events for his children’s grammar and high school.

We congratulate Russell for his many understated contributions and thank him for his inspiration and uncompromising commitment to the Lord.

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RECIPIENTS OF THE CHARLIE GRILL AWARD

1996 – Bob McNamara

1997 – Gene Quinteri

1998 – Walt Steele

1999 – Fr. John Brundage

2000 – Art Sanford

2001 – Leo Delaney

2002 – Bill Coscia

2003 – Brian Roe

2004 – Bill Funkhouser

2005 – John Mahler

2006 – Ed Dobrosky

2007 – Jack Hurley

2008 – Ron Krilla

2009 – Tom Van Horne

2010 – Peter Papa

2011 – Gerry Nugent

2012 – Bernie McElroy

2013 – John Casey

2014 – Russ Nesbitt

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