Mass Times

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

Beloved Ministry

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“Did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?


I did.

And what did you want?


To call myself Beloved, To feel myself Beloved, On Earth.”

                                        ~Raymond Carver

About Beloved

Begun in 2008, Beloved offers you a community within St. Bernard and our Catholic Church. Our hope is that together we can rediscover what often eludes us but what God wants us to know: that we are Beloved. We offer a safe, open and inclusive environment in which you can explore your relationship with God and yourself.

You have the opportunity to explore your faith through Beloved Spirituality Dinners and one day Beloved Reflection gatherings— to help us connect and to deepen our roots as a community of believers.

Beloved Community:

Beloved community gatherings are held periodically following 5:15 pm Liturgy on Saturday. Please join us for dinner and share in a short spiritual reflection and fellowship. New friends are always welcome as we seek to help one another to reconnect and reaffirm our identity as God’s beloved sons and daughters.

Additionally, the Beloved Community sponsors a one-day reflection during Lent, open to the entire St. Bernard parish and beyond. This includes spiritual reflections, fellowship and food. Opportunities to participate in the Beloved community include:

  • Serving on the team for Reflection day (give a talk, explore a topic of interest, sing, logistics support)
  • Organizing social events and spiritual formation opportunities

 

Calendar for 2014-2015:

October 4, 2014- Following 5:15 pm mass, gather in Rooms A, B, C for dinner and faith sharing.

December 6, 2014- “Sharing Christmas Traditions Among Cultures” – Following 5:15 pm mass, gather in the Cafeteria for dinner and faith sharing of our Christmas traditions.

March 14, 2015- “Finding Joy Through Faith” – A day of reflection during Lent. Begins with 9:00 am Mass in the chapel and concludes by 3:00 pm.

Contacts for Beloved:

Doreen Sekora, tel. 908-526-4033,email: doreents13@gmail.com

Karen Castellon, tel. 908-240-9941, email: KarenCastellon@optonline.net

Deacon Gerry Sims, tel. 908-725-0552 ext. 805, email: gcsims@msn.com

 Come find what being a Beloved child of God is all about!