Mass Times

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

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

(Summer Schedule) 8:00am, 10:00am, and 11:30am

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

Welcome Letter

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Welcome to

St. Bernard Pre School and Kindergarten!


My name is Barbara Turse and as the Director of St. Bernard Pre-School and Kindergarten, I would like to introduce you to our school and tell you a little about its programs.

Licensed by the State of New Jersey, our school offers a three half-day, a five half-day, or a five full day program. The five full day program includes Extended Care. Children must be three years old by December 31st of the school year program for which they are enrolled to be eligible for our Pre-School Program. We offer a full day Kindergarten Program!

Our school year runs from September to mid-June. Our hours of operation are: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM for Extended Care, and 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM for Half Day Programs.

Our Early Childhood Programs not only offer young children developmentally appropriate ways to learn about colors, letters, numbers, and sharing, but the children also learn about themselves, their family, friends, and the world around them in the context of a caring and loving Catholic educational environment. The very best educational and spiritual programs are presented by certified teachers who adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence. In addition to opportunities for independent and creative play, we also provide children with a developmentally appropriate program that is designed to promote experiences that help develop a positive self-image! These activities will also stimulate and satisfy curiosity, develop skills and encourage socialization.

Children will have special activities such as Physical Education, Music and Religion each week. Holiday themes, environmental studies, computers, storytelling and educational class trips enrich our academic curriculum!

Kindergarten children have a formal reading and math program designed to prepare them, exceptionally well, for the first grade. Our dedicated staff of certified teachers and teachers assistants provide guidance and lots of TLC – bringing years of teaching expertise to help guide parents in their children`s first years of school. To find out more about St. Bernard Pre-School and Kindergarten please contact us at 908-725-0552, extension 813 or you may also e mail us at