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
Holy Week at Saint Bernard's
Reconciliation Monday, April 15th
Penance service with confessions at 3pm
Priests available for confessions til 8pm
3pm • All Priests
4-5pm • Father Ralph & Fr Innocent
5-6pm • Father Joe & Father Innocent
6-7pm • Father Ralph & Father Joe
7-8pm • All Priests
9am Morning Prayer
3pm Children's Service
7:30 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
followed by procession with Blessed Sacrament to altar of repose
Altar (in gym) open til midnight for prayer visits.
9am Morning Prayer
12noon Children's Stations of the Cross
3pm Passion of our Lord • The main liturgy of the day
7:30pm Stations of the Cross
Bring food to be blessed at 9am Morning Prayer
Starts at 8pm Outdoors by the Easter Fire
on the Great Lawn
Easter Sunday Morning
Because of the Easter Crowds we've added three Masses in the auditorium
There's plenty of space there -- not too crowded.
7:30am • Father Innocent • Church
9am • Father Ralph • Church
9:15 • Father Joe • Auditorium
10:30 • Father Ralph • Church
10:45 • Father Joe • Auditorium
12noon • Father Ralph • Church
12:15 • Father Joe • Auditorium
No evening Mass on Easter Sunday.
See photos from this year's Stations of the Cross Walk along Hempstead Turnpike. Click on Photo.
Kids want to help out with "Let's Build!"? Here's a video of how they can help your family's pledge to our building campaign...
See the Designs for the New Lobby
Students in Division Ave High School and MacArthur High School submitted designs for our new lobby.
Thanks to everyone who came to their presentation after all the Masses on June 9th & 10th.
If you'd like to comment on any of their designs,
Here's the first in our video series 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 1.5 million dollars has already been contributed by 546 by the end of 2018.
Eleven percent of parishioners have already provided 88 percent of our goal. Now it's time for the 89 percent to finish up the remain 12 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.
If not, click here and help us update our records.
Bernard Wear Available For Winter and 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.
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
- 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
Dorothy P. McGeechan
Wake:Tuesday, April 2nd • 2-5, 7-9pm • O'Shea's Wantagh
Funeral: Wednesday,, April 3rd • 10am • St Bernard's
Wake: Wednesday, April 10th •5-9pm • O'Shea's Wantagh
Funeral: Thursday,, April 11th • 10am • St Bernard's
Ruth M. Daw
Wake:Thursday, April 11th • 2-5, 7-9pm • O'Shea's Wantagh
Funeral: Friday, April 12th • 11am • St Bernard's
Brendan Peter Wagner
Wake:Tuesday, April 16th 7-9pm • Wagner's, Hicksville
Funeral: Wednesday,, April 17th • 10am • St Bernard's
Carole L. Gefken
Wake: Sunday, April 21st 2-5, 7-9pm • O'Shea's Wantagh
Funeral: Monday ,April 22nd • 10am • St Bernard's