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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Our staff wishes you a most Happy Thanksgiving. We had a great celebration at Mass on Thanksgiving morn. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.
Levittown Tree Lighting
Join together with fellow Levittowners for the annual treelighting at the Library on Monday, December 4th starting at 6pm. We'll be entertaining the crowd with our pick-up choir (just join us on stage) and lend your voice to the festivities. People of all ages welcome!
Can Christmas Still Change the World?
What if we all conspired together to take back Christmas?
The Christmas story is one of love, hope, redemption and relationship. So what happened? How did it turn into stuff, stress and debt?
Jpin the conspiracy at our Advent Day Of Recollection
Saturday, December 12th -- 1:30-7pm, School Basement
Includes 5pm Mass and Dinner (Optional)
The day is free but the dinner costs $15 per person.
You can signup for the day and RSVP and pre-pay for the dinner at the rectory office or ONLINE HERE
Ways to help the victims of Hurricane Maria in Levittown, Puerto Rico
Levittown NY is twinning with the village of Levittown in Puerto Rico to offer support after the devastating hurricane.
Here are some efforts already underway:
The district is inviting students in the schools to write cards and letters to the students in Levittown, Puerto Rico. In addition they are encouraging monetary donations through their PaySchools system. Click on the flyer for info and Click here for a link to the PaySchools site.
ISLAND TREES SCHOOL DISTRICT
The district is collecting items to be sent to Levittown,Puerto Rico. All items must be dropped off to the Island Trees High School by October 30th. Click on the flyer for a list of items.
EXERCISE FOR OTHERS
The diocese of Rockville Centre is formed teams of "spinners" and Zumba participants to raise money for Catholic Charities. Half of the money raised goes to Catholic Charities on Long Island and half is returned to Parish Social Ministries in the parishes. St. Bernard's Parish Social Ministry has pledged to send all of our share received from Exercise for Others to be distributed through the churches in Levittown Puerto Rico. Thank you to all who participated in the Exercise for Others and the collection at church.
You can make a direct payment to the fund that will be distributed through the parishes in Levittown, Puerto Rico at St. Bernard's Faith Direct Site. Click here for the direct link.
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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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.
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.
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
- 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
- Pat McDonough, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
- 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
Carmela C Bonomo
(Carmela is Deacon John's wife's (Terri)'s mother)
Wake: Wednesday, Nov 15th 7-9pm, Thursday, Nov 16th 2-5 & 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Funeral Mass: Friday, November 17th • 11am • St. Bernard's
Frederick J Gruter, Sr
Wake: Monday, Nov 20th • 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, November 21st • 11am • St. Bernard's
Donald J Schneider
Wake: Saturday November 25th & Sunday, November 26th • 2-4, 7-9pm • Wagner's, Hicksville
Funeral Mass: Monday, November 27th • 10am • St. Bernard's