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
Celebrate Father Innocent
We're celebrating Father Innocent Mbaegbu's 25th Anniversary as a priest next Sunday at the 12noon Mass followed by a reception. We also have the chance to wish him well as he begins his new assignment as Associate Pastor of Saint James in Seaford.
Amazing Bible Coming to Saint Bernard's
In 1998, Saint John's Abbey and University (Minnesota) commissioned calligraphers and artists to produce a hand-written, hand-illuminated Bible. It has been on tour throughout the United States and we are now privileged to have it in our church on
Wednesday, June 21st
The bible is available for viewing starting at 6pm, and at 7pm there will be a special prayer service as we meditate on the Word of God.
The evening is open to the whole neighborhood and is the first formal diocesan event to open the Fortnight for Freedom as we celebrate the freedom of religion that our country is blessed with.
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
Wake: Sunday, June 25th 2-5, 7-9pm• Dalton's Levittown
Funeral Mass: Monday, June 26th • 11am • St Bernard's
James F. McCarthy
Wake: Monday, June 26 & Tuesday June 27 • 2-5, 7-9pm • Dalton's Hicksville
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, June 28th • 10am • St Bernard's
Barbara A. Steffens
Wake: Tuesday, June 27th 2-5, 7-9pm• O'Shea's, Wantagh
Funeral Mass: Wednesday, June 28th • 12noon • St Bernard's