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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Here's your guide to the many things happening in our parish this summer. Take advantage of our offerings and meet new friends, acquire new skills and get closer to God.


People pray to Jesus, right? But what if their knowledge of the Lord was skewed by their cultural or family-of origin's notions of God? You might be surprised and definitely delighted by this dynamic "faith clinic" given by Father Ralph.  You can host it with family and friends at home, or pick a good date/time and we'll host it here. 
Click here for available dates and to sign up
. Suitable for grownups and children or any combination thereof.


 

Thanks to the 114 people who showed up for last Sunday's Blood Drive. You saved lives!

 


WATERCOLOR CLASSES WITH FATHER AUGUSTINE

Our favorite painter-in-residence is back!

Join us, as Father Augustine brings his art to life and helps you to discover your own creative energy!

-- CHILDREN’S CLASS: Mondays 10:00 am - 11:30 am July 15, NOT ON 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19
-- RETURNING ADULT STUDENTS: We regret to say this class is filled.
-- NEW ADULT CLASSES: We regret to say this class is filled

All classes are located in the Parish Center.
Each class is limited to 12 students. First come first served.
No Registration fees. No walk-in students, please.
Supplies are not provided.
Visit Parish Rectory office or click here to receive a copy of the supply list.
To register call the rectory or CLICK HERE.


 
Now that the summertime brings an opportunity to relax, why not take a peek at the upcoming Sunday readings in one of most popular Bible Study Classes? Come for one session or for more and enjoy Diane Vella's exploration of what the Word of God will be heard on the upcoming weekend. Did you ever wonder how the church comes up the readings and what they mean? Get an advanced look!

Held in our air conditioned Parish Center!


Each year for 36 years Father Ralph Sommer  has used the summertime to visit parishioners for some informal conversations about whatever they and their friends want to talk about. It’s a good way for him to continue to get to know “the flock.” Host households invite up to a dozen people and serve some dessert while there are conversations about life, God, our church, the world -- whatever is on your mind. Conversations can be with adults, with teens, with groups of younger kids. If you or your family ever had “questions you’ve always wanted to ask a priest,” this is the opportunity to do so. To see available dates and to sign up, CLICK HERE.


Faith and Film Festival

5 Tuesday evenings 7:00 pm. Starting July 23

Each week, join Deacon John and our summer priest Father Augustine for viewing and discussion of films with faith-related themes.

July 23
The Green Book (USA 2018)
July 30
Pope Francis: Man of the Word (Germany 2017)
August 6
Capernaum (Lebanon 2018)
August 13
The Professor and the Madman (Ireland 2019)
August 27
Storm Boy (Australia 2019)


People sign their kids up for clinics for basketball, lacrosse, soccer, etc.  But have you or your children ever participated in a "Faith Clinic"?  (See above for the Jesus clinic.) Father Ralph is also offering a two-hour clinic about the bible. Catholics have a particular way of understanding the truth of the bible. We're not literalists. You can read the document Dei Verbum from the Second Vatican Council that explains it all, or simply get some family and friends together and host a "faith clinic" session on the bible this summer. Host in your home or we'll find an air conditioned space at the parish.
Click here for available dates and to sign up. Suitable for grownups and children or any combination thereof.


 

Saturday July 13, 2019 10am – 4pm

REGISTRATION FORM FOR 6-HOUR NEW YORK DEFENSIVE DRIVING CLASS
AVAILABLE IN SUNDAY'S BULLETIN

 


It's Father Innocent's 10th Anniversary!

Join in the celebration of his priesthood anniversary on Sunday, June 14th at either the 12noon or 5:30pm Masses.

Festive reception to follow.


Kids want to help out with "Let's Build!" this summer? Here's a video of how they can help your family's pledge to our building campaign...


Here's a video on why we're having a campaign to renovate the parish campus. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Let's Build! Begins

We've started our already successful campaign to raise $1.75 Million (and beyond) to renovate the parish campus.
Over 1.7 million dollars have already been pledged and we're only $35,000 away from our goal.

Twelve percent of parishioners have already provided 98 percent of our goal. Now it's time for the 88 percent to finish up the remaining 2 percent to goal. Just CLICK HERE to make a donation online.

If you didn't receive our brochure in the mail, you can download it here.

 

 

And when you're ready to pledge, you can download your pledge form here. Please consider a multi-year pledge so you can give more over time and help us go beyond our goal.

Thank you.

 


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Bernard Wear Available For Summer

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.

Visit our  to see all that's available.


 

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When you stop in our office or attend different meetings you might see our new mobile sign up ipad where you can easily sign up to receive our weekly blog and important news by e-mail.  It takes just a minute of your time.

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OFFICE HOURS

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.

OUR STAFF

MASS AND CONFESSION TIMES

SUNDAY MASS
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)

WEEKDAY MASS
Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

HOLY DAYS AND SPECIAL MASSES
As announced in bulletin and on website home page

CONFESSIONS
Saturdays 4:00-4:45 p.m.
Weekdays after 8:00 a.m. Mass

OUR MISSION

St. Bernard's Mission Statement

Funeral Notices

Joan D. Rampolla

Wake: Thursday June 27  • 2-4pm & 7-9pm • Dalton's Levittown
Funeral: Friday , June 28th • 10am St Bernard's


Rose M. Terzo

Wake: Sunday June 30th • 2-4pm & 7-9pm • Dalton's Levittown
Funeral: Monday, July 1st • 10am St Bernard's


Joseph F. Jacovina

Wake: Friday July 5th  • 2-4pm & 7-9pm • Dalton's Levittown
Funeral: Saturday, July 6th  • 9:30am St Bernard's


Lenie Lanzicera

Wake: Wednesday July 10th  • 2-4pm & 7-9pm • Dalton's Levittown
Funeral: Thursday July 11th  • 10:00am St Bernard's


Mary Marcel

Wake: Friday July 12th  • 4-8pm • Chapey's, Hickville
Funeral: Saturday, July 13th  • 9:30am St Bernard's


James S Gorecki

Wake: Friday July 12th  •2-5pm & 7-9pm • O'Sheas, Wantagh
Funeral: Saturday, July 13th  • 10:30am St Bernard's


 Salvatore Fontana

Funeral: Monday, July 15th  • 11am St Bernard's


 

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