Saint-Bernardin de Sienne

Catholic Parish

Welcome to Our Parish

Our parish strives to be a living and welcoming community seeking to proclaim and live God's message of love, revealed in Jesus Christ for each one of us. It is animated by its parish priest and supported by a valuable team of volunteers who take care of pastoral, financial, social, and charitable activities.  


This page is a window into the life of this community of faith. However, by meeting, talking, sharing, praying, and celebrating God, we can get to know each other better. Come and meet us during a Sunday Mass on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or at our eucharistic adoration on Thursday at 9 a.m.; we will be pleased to welcome you. 


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May the Lord bless all members of your families!


Mgr Léo Villeneuve


Église catholique Saint-Bernardin de Sienne

119, rue de l’Église, St-Bernardin


Mass is celebrated on Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.


2023 Christmas Mass: December 24th at 8:00 p.m.


Every year, on the 3rd Sunday of August, we hold a Cemetery Ceremony at 11:00 am, followed by a meal at the community centre. 

Saint-Bernardin de Sienne Parish Cemetery

To buy a family plot or for general information on the cemetery, please call Sylvio Gauthier at 613-678-3778 or Martine St-Onge at 613-307-6235


To view pictures of tombstones in St-Bernardin or other cemeteries in the region, visit Canadian Headstones.

St-Bernardin Centennial Book

Our parish celebrated its centennial in 2012 and published a book to mark the anniversary. 


The book is a wonderful collection piece for anyone with roots in St-Bernardin. The Centennial Book features:

  • Hard cover
  • 480 colour pages
  • Over 1,000 pictures
  • The history of 350 local families
  • The history of Caledonia Township and surrounding communities 
  • An overview of community activities, businesses and farms 
  • Filmed interviews with eight seniors who share their memories of days gone by , on a DVD
  • French and English content


The Centennial Book is still available for purchase. The price is $20.00. Do you have your copy? Please contact a Parish Steward to buy your book. In need of inspiration for a gift? The Centennial Book makes a wonderful gift.


Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) of the St. Bernardin Parish regroups all Christians who are, with the priest and pastoral team, concerned about the success of the Church’s mission in the parish, and this is why the PPC is interested in all aspects of parish life. 


The PPC is a reflection and an action group where members of the parish—lay people, men and women, members of the clergy, pastoral agents—look at community life in order to detect the needs present.


In itself, the PPC is the watchman and awakener that discerns, proposes, recommends, and favors promotion of parish life in view of the edification according to the four axes of the Church’s mission: The Gospel and Speech, fraternity, engagement and celebration.

Temporal Affairs Council

The main duties of this committee are managing parish funds and maintaining the church. The members are elected during an annual meeting. They convene about three times a year. 


To donate to the parish or diocese, please contact one of the Council members, the priest, or visit Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

Contact Us

St-Bernardin Parish is part of a pastoral unit that includes six parishes: St. Grégoire, St. Eugène, Ste. Anne, Chute-à-Blondeau and L’Orignal. The parish’s priest resides in St. Grégoire’s Presbytery. 


Reception at St. Grégoire parish, located at 137 Higginson Street in Vankleek Hill 

Secretariat from Monday to Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Telephone: 613-678-2610 

Fax:  613-678-5406


At other hours, we answer calls and greet at the door when we are present. There is always an answering machine and we return calls as soon as possible.


Parish Stewards

Parish Priest: Mgr Léo Villeneuve

Authorized agents: Rita Lalonde, PPC and Jean-Denis Methot, TAC

Parish Pastoral Council: Rita Lalonde 

Parish Bulletin: Agathe Poirier

Mass for the Deceased: Manon Bougie

Temporal Affairs Council:  Mario Lalonde

Cemetery: Sylvio Gauthier and Martine St-Onge

Church maintenance: Annie Lalonde


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