Saint-Bernardin de Sienne

Catholic Parish

Welcome to Our Parish

As the parish’s priest, I am pleased to invite all parishioners and non-parishioners in our church and to communicate our team’s desire to share Jesus Christ’s message.


 Let us keep our parish alive by participating in its liturgical and sacramental activities and by being attentive to those in need. It is our mission. The people in charge, as well as myself, will try our best to answer your questions.


Albert Kaumba


Église catholique Saint-Bernardin de Sienne

119, rue de l’Église, St-Bernardin


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


Christmas Mass 2019

On Monday December 24th, the only celebration will be at 8:00 pm. There will be no mass on December 25th.


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 Cornwall Roots.

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 $35.00. 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

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 pm to 4:00 pm 

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: Reverend Albert Kaumba

Collaborating Priest: Reverend Gilles Marcil

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

Parish Pastoral Council: Rita Lalonde 

Parish Bulletin: Agathe Poirier

Mass for the Deceased: Agathe Poirier

Temporal Affairs Council:  Mario Lalonde

Cemetery: Sylvio Gauthier and Martine St-Onge


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