From the Pastor- Very Rev. Frank Rose
The Parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux and St. Stanislaus Kostka became a reality on Sunday, November 20, 2005, as a result of the New Energy Project in the Archdiocese of Newark. We are the merge of the parish of St. Bernard of Clairvaux on the east end of Plainfield and the parish of St. Stanislaus Kostka on the west end of Plainfield. We enjoy the uniqueness of providing liturgy, ministry, and religious education in both English and Polish. We also are keen to be sure that all our parishioners are aware of their cultural heritage and pass it along to those who are to follow us.
Although located in Plainfield, members of our parish come from many of the surrounding towns such as Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Westfield, North and South Plainfield, Edison, New Providence, Watchung, Piscataway, Dunellen, Bound Brook, Bridgewater and Whitehouse. We make every effort to proclaim the Good News of Jesus, not just in our worship, but in all the activities in which we are involved. We are a multi-cultural, integrated parish, recognizing and celebrating our unique diversity as God’s mosaic in Plainfield! We are a parish of about 650 families with room to grow.
We are committed to meet the needs of our people and the surrounding area through our incomparable religious education program. Our Religious Education Program currently educates over one hundred students each year and provides Liturgy of The Word for Children in both English and Polish.
We invite you to join us for worship, stop by to visit with us or give us a call if we can help you in any way. The doors of our Church and the arms of our parishioners are open to extend to you a warm “Welcome!” Our Church is open for prayer each and every day throughout the day.
In the love of God,