• Hundreds joined in the Palm Sunday procession.
  • Charitable Kidz helped raise $15,000 to build a well in Nigeria
  • Candidates for first communion enjoy their retreat
  • Father Ralph & Father Joe meet our new Bishop John Barres
  • We burn the palms to make ashes for Ash Wednesday
  • St Bernard's was represented at a community meeting on addiction issues
  • Hundreds come out for the stations of the cross on Hempstead Tpke

 

Welcome to the website of St. Bernard's Church in Levittown, New York!  Whether you are a visitor checking us out,  or a parish member looking for information, we hope that you will find what you are looking for here.  We encourage you to explore, and to get to know our vibrant community of Faith, Hope and Love.  Please feel free to call or e-mail us if we can be of any further help.

The latest news

Father Joe Update

Father Joe is home after spending the holy days in the hospital.

Read all about his adventure CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 

Holy Week at Saint Bernard's

We'll be posting photos of Holy Week shortly.....check back in another day.

 


 The Triduum • The Sacred Three Days

 
 
Morning Prayer each morning on Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 9am

All welcome to start each day with prayer together.
 
 

Holy Thursday

9am Morning Prayer
 
At 3:30pm we have a special Holy Thursday Service for children.
 

 

It features washing of feet. A Eucharistic Procession and  a motzoh and grape juice snack afterwards.

Bring your children/grandchildren.

 

 

 

7:30 Main Liturgy:
Mass of the Lord's Supper

The Mass concludes with a solemn procession to the Altar of Repose in the gym. People are invited to visit and pray silently until midnight.


Good Friday

9am Morning Prayer
 
12 noon

Children's Station of the Cross
(outdoors weather permitting)


3pm 

The main liturgy of the day,
The Passion of Our Lord

Communion is distributed. Veneration of the Cross.


7:30pm

Stations of the Cross & Veneration 

 

 


Holy Saturday

9am Morning Prayer

NEW!!  Blessing of Easter Food

Following a cherished Polish tradition, some food for the Easter table is brought for a blessing.
Food should be brought to the Prayer room by 8:45.
Then attend morning prayer.
Immediately after,
we'll bless the food.

 

 

There are no confessions or 5pm Mass on Holy Saturday evening.

 8pm • The Great Easter Vigil  

 
 
The Vigil starts outdoors around the new Easter Fire. This two and half hour liturgy includes a candle light service, readings from scripture, singing, Baptism and Confirmation and Eucharist as we fully welcome four people into the Christian community. It is the high point of the church's year as we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.
 
 
 

 EASTER SUNDAY!

7:30am • Church • Fr Innocent
9am • Church • Father Ralph
9:15 • Auditorium • Father Jiames McCabe (Redemptorist priest from St. Martin's, Bethpage)
10:30 • Church • Father Ralph
10:45 • Auditorium • Bishop John Dunne
12noon • Church • Father Innocent
12:15 • Auditorium • Father Benjamin (Visiting from St. Ignatius, Hicksville)

There is no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.


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Renovating our Parish Campus

We mailed a proposal to all our registered parishioners asking for their input in a plan to solve the problem of the leaking church tower, to re-do the parking lot, to add a lobby to the church building and some other major changes as suggested by a recent engineering study. A feasibility study was completed this summer and we are awaiting diocesan approval for a funding campaign.
You can look at all the materials here.

Here is a copy of the mailing that was sent out.

 

 

 

 

Click to view a ten-minute video with a more thorough explanation of the proposal.

 

 

 


Bernard Wear Available For Fall

Show your parish pride around Levittown and beyond by sporting an official Saint Bernard's t-shirt, hooded sweatshirt, polo shirt, or jacket. To make these affordable we're selling them at just a smidge over our cost and the good news is that you can now order and pay for them online with our secure PayPal account using PayPal or your own credit card.
Allow a couple of weeks to receive your order as they are being made as the orders come in. 
Visit our  to see all that's available.


 

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 At Long Last, WATER!

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Charitable Kidz of Saint Bernard's invited the parish to donate funds towards the building of a well in Ochagbe, Nigeria, Father Patrick's hometown. While they hoped to raise $5000, $15000 was collected instead, making it possible for the well and tanks to be installed. 

Click on the photo of the drilling rig to see the story of this project and the final results. And thank you to the many people who participated so generously in this project.



FIREWORKS!!

Join Father Ralph up on the school roof for a 360 degree look at Levittown on the night of July 4th. The whole town was lit up in celebration.

And oh yes,  there's a cute "commercial" for you to enjoy (and we hope take advantage of) after the fireworks.

 

 


 

 

OFFICE HOURS

Parish Main Office (Rectory)
Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm
Friday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am. to 1:00pm

Religious Education Office (Clairvaux House)
Monday-Thursday 9:30am to 3:30pm
Contact the office for special summer hours in July and August.

Parish Social Ministry Office (Clairvaux House)
Monday-Friday 10am to 2pm
Saturday 10:30am to 11:30am
Other times by appointment.

OUR STAFF

MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES

SUNDAY MASS
Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
Sundays at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (Family Mass), 10:30 a.m. (Choir Mass), 12:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Youth Mass)

WEEKDAY MASS
Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

HOLY DAYS AND SPECIAL MASSES
As announced in bulletin and on website home page

CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Weekdays after 8:00 a.m. Mass

OUR MISSION

St. Bernard's Mission Statement

 


Thomas J Cuff

Wake: Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Mass: Saturday April 28th • 9:30am • St Bernard's


 Gloria A. Borrelli

Wake: Monday, April 30th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Mass: Tuesday May 1st • 10:000am • St Bernard's


 

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