Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. • Sunday: Closed

(Closed during lunch from 12 - 1 p.m. Monday - Friday)

9647 Beach Street, Bellflower, CA 90706  Phone: (562) 867-2337 • Fax: (562) 867-4863

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The Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced on March 16, 2020 the suspension of Masses, amid the current health threat due to COVID-19.

Baptisms for the month of March have been postponed until further notice.  Our parish secretary will reach out to those affected by this, and will advise when a future date is set.


Baptism is the first sacrament celebrated in becoming members of the Catholic Church.

St. Bernard celebrates communal baptisms, and is excited to guide you in initiating your child in the Catholic faith.  To begin, parents and Godparents will need to attend a pre-baptismal class.  It is a $10 donation per person.  Pre-baptismal classes are held every first Saturday of the month, from 10 - 11:30 a.m., and baptisms are celebrated every third Saturday of the month, at 10 a.m.


Parish Norms

To baptize your child here at the parish, please register at least one month prior to the baptism date, or on the day of taking the class.  Registration forms will be provided on the day of the class. 

Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate upon registration. 

Additional information:

  • For infant baptisms, we baptize children under 7 years of age. If 7 or older, you can register your child to Religious Education.

  • Only Parents or Legal Guardians can baptize the child.

  • If parents or Godparents attended a pre-baptismal class at another parish, they will need to provide the certificate or letter from that parish stating they attended the class. We also accept classes that were taken within two years.

  • One parent can be Catholic in order to baptize their child as a Catholic. If parents are not Catholic, child cannot be baptized.

  • Parents cannot be a sponsor.


For more information please call the Parish Office or email us at:


Upcoming Pre-Baptismal

  Class Dates


March 7, 2020 (English)

March 3, 2020 (Spanish)


April 4, 2020 (English) TBA March 31st

No Spanish class in observance of Holy Week.


May 2, 2020 (English)

May 5, 2020 (Spanish)

Baptism Mass Dates

March 21 (English) • March 28 (Spanish) - POSTPONED


April 18 (English) • April 25 (Spanish)


May 16 (English) • May 23 (Spanish)