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

School – Programs

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Preschool (for three year old children), Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

 We offer flexible hours:

  • Three half day program:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Five half day program:  Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Five full day program (Extended Care):  Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Kindergarten:  Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 3:15 pm. Extended care is part of the program and children may attend 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Our School Year:

  • Runs from September to mid-June


  • Our Early Childhood Programs offer a solid foundation and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for young children in the areas of math, language arts, reading, science, art and social studies.
  • We provide for independent and creative play and our curriculum 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 religion, music, physical education and cultural arts each week.
  • Holiday themes, environmental studies, computers, educational class trips and special visitors enrich our academic curriculum.
  • St. Bernard’s preschool, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs are designed to prepare our boys and girls exceptionally well for the years to come.