At the beginning of the 2003-2004 academic year, St. Bernard’s moved to our current location at 120 French Road. Great care was taken in planning the new building - including our chapel - to make it both beautiful and practical, keeping in mind the needs of students for generations to come.
Our chapel is beautiful: the circular shape of the foyer is a visual celebration of God’s creation; the south side of the chapel features ornate stained glass windows from a hospital for epileptics in Sonyea, New York; and a simple wooden altar, ambo and pews add to the sacredness of the space. Our statue of Mary is from the former St. Bernard’s Seminary on Lake Avenue and was also housed at DeSales High School in Geneva, NY. Our wooden holy water font was created by local artist, Wendell Castle. Also a meditation garden is accessible from the north side of the chapel, as is the original bell that once called students to chapel at the Seminary.
Our chapel is currently used for morning prayer and a variety of liturgical events, including the Opening of our Academic year, Advent Liturgy, and Stations of the Cross, all of which are open to the public. People from the Diocese of Rochester and parishes often come together for Mass during a scheduled special event at St. Bernard’s.