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
Saint Bernard's church was broken into and a good deal of damage was done by the person who broken as he attempted to gain entry into locked rooms. We are covered by insurance, however there is a $5000 deductible. So far the online community has contributed over $1400 toward this amount. Thanks!
Levittown Christmas Tree Lighting
Join in the lighting of the local Christmas Tree this Monday evening (December 5th) from 6pm to 8pm and parishioners of all ages are invited to join our impromptu choir to lead the singing of some Christmas Carols. Look for Mary Jane Witte, our choir director, when you arrive. The tree lighting is at the Veterans Memorial Park across from the Levittown Library.
Give Thanks to the Lord
We had a great Thanksgiving Celebration no Thanksgiving morning. Hundreds came to celebrate the 9am Parish Mass. Thanks to King Kullen for donating the rolls which we distributed with a Thanksgiving blessing to all who came to celebrate.
ADVENT CANDLELIGHT PRAYER
Join us for Candlelight Taize prayer on the 4 Wednesdays of Advent at 7:30 p.m. in church. Darkness, candles, scripture and contemporary meditative chants.
Remembering our Veterans
We celebrated Veteran's Day with our annual blessing of all our Veteran's at Sunday Masses.
We continue to thank the women and men who served for their dedication and service.
As we commemorate All Souls Day, our parish remembers all those who died and were buried from Saint Bernard's over the past year. Take a moment to look at our Consolation Photo Album.
Thanks to all who supported this effort. Over $4,000 was raised by our two teams.
Half the proceeds go to St Bernard's Parish Social Ministry Program. Half go to diocesan entities that service the poor and vulnerable across Long Island.
Blessing of Animals • Feast of Saint Francis
Dozens of four-legged and winged animals came for the annual Saint Francis Blessing of the Animals on October 4th, including "Bernie" the Saint Bernard Mascot and the Lady Blue Dragon from Division Ave High School.
To see our photo album from that day, CLICK HERE.
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.
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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
Patricia A Robinson
Wake: Friday, December 2nd • 2-5pm 7-9pm • O'Shea's, Wantagh
Mass: Saturday, December 3rd • 9:15am • St Bernard's