Saint Bernard

“What we love we shall grow to resemble.”  St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard Church

Saint Bernard Address

Located in Burkettsville, OH

71 West Main St.
Burkettsville, OH 45310

Contact Information

Parish Life Coordinator: Jill Gelhaus (937-459-6771)

Pastoral Council Representatives: Adam Stammen, Carol Niekamp 

Basement Rental: Jill Gelhaus (937-459-6771)

Funeral Lunch Committee: Marie Heitkamp, Julia Meyer

St. Bernard Religious Education: Jill Gelhaus (937-459-6771)

St. Bernard Youth Group Leaders: Angie SiefringSandy Post

Prayer Chain: Jill Gelhaus (937-459-6771)

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The restrooms are located in the church basement, along the west wall, close to the kitchen. The church basement is accessible by both the east and west entrances to the church.


The confessional is located in the back, southwest corner of the church.


See our home page or our latest bulletin for an up-to-date mass schedule.

Why St. Bernard?

Our parish is made up of a tightly-knit community. Originally, six German pioneer families requested a parish church be built in 1874. Since then, our church building has grown by several renovations and so has our church community to 200+ families. The church is dedicated in honor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, doctor of the church and dedicated servant of the Blessed Mother. 

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