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
Bring in Your Old Palm this Sunday
Look around your home and bring in your old palm from past years. Put them in the receptacle in the church vestibule (but please do not put plastic bags in the box, as we will be burning the palm).
Come see the Palms Burn For Ashes
We'll be burning them Monday night outside the school entrance at 7:30pm.
Bring the kids!
+ Ash Wednesday Schedule +
Ashes will also be distributed to the children in the Wednesday Religious Education Program at their usual time for classes.
Charitable Kidz Collection for Water Well in Ochabge
We had a very successful collection by our Charitable Kidz group to raise money to drill a well in Ochagbe Nigeria, Father Patrick's home town.
So far over $9000 has been collected and a matching donation from one parishioner added another $5,000 to the project.
If you'd like to contribute to the project, CLICK HERE.
Thank you to all who contributed.
Our Building Proposal for 2017
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.
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.
Instead of sending in the postcard, you can send in your opinion through the online form.
Meet our New Bishop
Our new Bishop John Barres (pronounced "Barris") will be celebrating a Mass next Monday, February 27th at 12:10pm at Saint James Church in Seaford concelebrated by the priests in the eleven parishes that make up the local deanery. All parishioners of Saint Bernard's are invited to attend.
Bernard Wear Available For Spring
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 Innocent Duru, Chaplain In Residence
- Father Innocent Mbeagbu, Chaplain In Residence
- Ms. Diane Vella, Pastoral Associate
- Deacon John Blakeney, Deacon
- Deacon Jim Flannery, 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
Carmine A. Scampoli
Wake: Sunday, February 19th • 2-4, 7-9pm • Dalton , Levittown
Funeral Mass: Monday, February 20th • 10am • St Bernard's
Salvatore J. Bonomo (Terri Blakeney's Dad)
Wake: Wednesday, February 22nd • 7-9pm • Thursday, February 23rd • 2-4 & 7-9 pm Dalton , Levittown
Funeral Mass: Friday, February 24th • 11am • St Bernard's
Theresa C. Rhatigan
Wake: Monday, February 27th • 7-9pm • 2-4 & 7-9 pm Dalton , Levittown
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, February 28th • 11am • St Bernard's
Andrew Peter Savo
Funeral Mass: Saturday, March 11th • 10:30 am • St Bernard's