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
Father Joe Update
Father Joe is home after spending the holy days in the hospital.
Read all about his adventure CLICK HERE
Holy Week at Saint Bernard's
We'll be posting photos of Holy Week shortly.....check back in another day.
The Triduum • The Sacred Three Days
All welcome to start each day with prayer together.
It features washing of feet. A Eucharistic Procession and a motzoh and grape juice snack afterwards.
Bring your children/grandchildren.
7:30 Main Liturgy:
Mass of the Lord's Supper
The Mass concludes with a solemn procession to the Altar of Repose in the gym. People are invited to visit and pray silently until midnight.
The Passion of Our Lord
9am Morning Prayer
NEW!! Blessing of Easter Food
Following a cherished Polish tradition, some food for the Easter table is brought for a blessing.
Food should be brought to the Prayer room by 8:45.
Then attend morning prayer.
Immediately after, we'll bless the food.
8pm • The Great Easter Vigil
7:30am • Church • Fr Innocent
9am • Church • Father Ralph
9:15 • Auditorium • Father Jiames McCabe (Redemptorist priest from St. Martin's, Bethpage)
10:30 • Church • Father Ralph
10:45 • Auditorium • Bishop John Dunne
12noon • Church • Father Innocent
12:15 • Auditorium • Father Benjamin (Visiting from St. Ignatius, Hicksville)
There is no evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
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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
Thomas J Cuff
Wake: Wednesday, April 26 & Thursday, April 27th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Mass: Saturday April 28th • 9:30am • St Bernard's
Gloria A. Borrelli
Wake: Monday, April 30th • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's, Levittown
Mass: Tuesday May 1st • 10:000am • St Bernard's