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
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary
Here are the Mass times to celebrate this Holy Day of Obligation on which we commemorate Mary being taken into heaven. It's a great day to pray in the summer:
Monday evening: 5pm
Tuesday: 8am, 12noon, 7:30pm
Come and bring your family as we honor Mary, our Mother.
The Feast of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
This year our parish's patron saint's feast falls on a Sunday (August 20th). We'll be celebrating St Bernard all weekend and we conclude the weekend with a picnic on the great lawn outside the church right after the 5:30 Mass. (Around 6:30)
Bring your own food (no grilling) and something to sit on.
The Knights of Columbus will be preparing 'smores for all.
Come and enjoy each other's company on this parish feast day.
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.
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.
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.
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
Johanna R. Grosso
Wake: Tuesday, August 15th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, August 16th • 10am • St. Bernard's