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.
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Click on our summer guide.
Lots to do for you and your family.
Saint Bernard's is a Pokemon "Gym"
People have been stopping by this past week playing Pokemon Go. When they get here, they see signs inviting them to go inside the church to find a Pokeman friend -- and then they are invited to say a prayer. Great to see so many people make a visit! Keep playing and praying!
Bernard Wear is Now Available
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.
Religious Education Registration
Workshop: Effective Family Communication: Building Connections, Breaking Barriers
It's mid July and maybe you wish that school is starting again next week?? How will you all survive the next six weeks of summer. Perhaps there has been some yelling, some sulking, some sibling rivalry, some rude responses to a parent's request for cooperation…you know, normal family stuff.
Our suggestion: GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!! And come hear Dr. Ray Shelton give some fabulous ideas about more effective family communication as part of our "Mercy in Motion" series.
Thursday, July 21, 7:30-9:00 p.m., Parish Center—All are welcome!
The Bible says, “Let us speak the truth in love.” The first duty of love is to listen. Good communication in the family and beyond is built on listening more carefully and responsively, and acknowledging the feelings and wants that people express in word and mood. People are much more likely to listen if they have been listened to with actively expressed acknowledgments. The open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart! Join Dr. Shelton in this thought-provoking workshop to explore your communication, your ability to listen and to choose words that build connections and break down relationship.
Dr. Ray Shelton is a consulting psychologist with the Diocese of Rockville Centre, presenting programs in stress management, communication, parenting, and marriage preparation. In his primary work, he is a Fellow and Director of Professional Development with the National Center for Crisis Management, and has provided consultation, development and training to the law enforcement, emergency services, corporate, industrial, insurance, medical, and education community in the area of Stress Management, Crisis, Trauma and Violence. He serves as the Clinical Director for the Nassau County Fire Service Traumatic Stress Response Team and regularly consults with the news media regarding Traumatic Stress, offering expert commentary for CNN, ABC, FOX, NY Times and Newsday. In addition, Dr. Shelton is an honorably discharged veteran, having served in the US Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He is also an Eagle Scout.
PS. People pay good money for a workshop like this. But it's free at St. Bernard's. And air conditioned. And you need this right now, right? Bring your friends who are parents -- you'll have a good time together.
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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.
- Father Ralph Sommer, Pastor
- Father Joe Nohs, Associate Pastor
- Father Patrick Abem, Chaplain In Residence
- Ms. Diane Vella, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon John Blakeney, Deacon
- Deacon Jim Flannery, Deacon
- Deacon Timm Taylor, Deacon
- Mrs. Mary Jane Witte, Director of Music
- Mrs. Susan Martin, Director of Religious Education
- Sister Christine Sammons OP, Coordinator of Parish Social Ministry
- Ms. Sarah Kropac, Youth Minister
- Mrs. Diane Waldhof, Secretary
- Friendly Receptionists, Rectory Receptionist
- Mrs. Rose Marie Rotondo, Sacristan
- Ms. Jane Nieman, Business Manager
- Mr. Dimas Carbajal, Head of Maintenance
- Mr. Len Lanzi, Facilities Manager
MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES
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)
Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
HOLY DAYS AND SPECIAL MASSES
As announced in bulletin and on website home page
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Weekdays after 8:00 a.m. Mass
Wake: Tuesday, July 26th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's Levittown
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 • 10am • St Bernard's
Julius R. Baliko
Wake: Fridayy, July 29th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's Levittown
Funeral Mass: Saturday, July 30th, 2016 • 10am • St Bernard's
Funeral Mass: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 • 10:30am • St Bernard's