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

Religious Education

CATECHESIS
Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life.

– Catechism of the Catholic Church # 5

Click here to learn more about our
Grade School Catechetical Formation Program at St. Bernard.
Click here to learn more about our
Adult Faith Formation opportunities at St. Bernard.

We need your help to create an effective Catechetical Formation Program!!!

  1. Keep Holy the Sabbath day – Weekly participation in the celebration of Eucharist is not an arbitrary policy, but is instead our response to God`s commandment and celebrate our new life in Christ. For this reason it is our expectation that our families with children in catechetical formation celebrate the Eucharist on a weekly basis.
  2. Proverbs 4:1-9 – Regular class attendance and punctuality – If for serious reason your child must leave class early, please notify the office beforehand. No student will be allowed to leave during class without a written request from a parent, who must pick up the child from the classroom. Also learning effort on the part of the child is important; students must complete their assigned work and concentrate during class.
  3. Catechism of the Catholic Church #2223 – Cooperation on the part of parents is essential to succesful and rewarding catechetical formation. Parents are urged to give their wholehearted support to the program and to the efforts of the Catechists and Aides.
  4. Acts 6:1-7 – The vital ministry of Catechesis is shared by volunteer parents and parishoners.  Each catechist is assisted by a co-teacher or teacher’s Aide.  If interested in helping out please contact us! Please call the Catechetical Formation Office at 908-725-0552, Ex. 811 or email ocf@stbernardbridgewater.org.