The Christian Year @ St. Bernard's Church

For Saint Bernard's Church, as in all churches of the sacramental-liturgical tradition, the Church Year begins on the First Sunday of Advent, usually the First Sunday in December.


The annual Christian cycle of worship is based on the life of Jesus, on his birth, baptism, temptation in the wilderness, death and resurrection, ascension, and sending of the Holy Spirit. Beginning with the season of Advent, Saint Bernard's Church celebrates the following special liturgies of the Christian Year. 






Christmas Eve, The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ

5:00pm Family Choral Eucharist

8:00pm  Festal Choral Eucharist


On Christmas Eve we celebrate Holy Eucharist together in thanksgiving for the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Saint Bernard’s Choir sings music of the season.





The Season of Lent


Holy Week

In Holy Week each year we share a potluck supper and offer Holy Eucharist on the evening of Maundy Thursday. We pray the liturgy of The Way of the Cross on Good Friday.


Palm Sunday, The Sunday of the Passion

On Palm Sunday at the 10 a.m. Choral Eucharist we begin with the Blessing of the Palms, hear a reading of The Passion Gospel, and worship in preparation for Holy Week.


Maundy Thursday


Good Friday


Easter Day, The Sunday of the Resurrection

On Easter Morning we offer Festive Choral Eucharists.  Mr. David L. Dockery conducts the Choir of Saint Bernard’s in music of the season. 

9:00 am Festal Eucharist

11:00 am Festal Eucharist 



The Day of Pentecost, Pentecost Sunday

10 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Confirmation Sunday

Rally Day/Mission Sunday

A Sunday in September after Labor Day, marks the return of the Choir and the rallying of parishioners for the various missions of the church.



Contact Us

St. Bernard's Episcopal Church

88 Claremont Road Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Tel:  908.766.0602

During the Coronavirus pandemic Pastor Beth and our Parish Administrator will be in the office on Thursdays, and working from home on other days.  Watch for updates as restrictions relax.

St. Bernard's Cemetery,

60 Washington Ave,

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Contact: John Smith, Tel: 908-635-6301 or

908-766-0602 or email


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The Rev. Beth Rauen Sciaino, Rector

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