Father Ralph Sommer

Pastor of St. Bernard's Church since 2013 and known for his engaging homilies and community presence, Father Ralph Sommer is also a treasured columnist for the Levittown Tribune.

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Column: Is Your Power Back?

It does involve a choice: sulk and wallow in anger or give that up and seek the joy of living again. 

Column: Being Quarantined Inside With Family Reveals Our Roots

As our hair roots begin to show the truth—for good or for bad—living in quarantine can show truths about ourselves and each other.

Column: To The Nurses Who Won’t Read This

So whether nurses and others in the healing profession see this or not, we ought to take the time to say “thank you.”

What Are Communions And Confirmations?

In the fifty days that follow the Christian feast of Easter, you may notice a number of parties springing up throughout the neighborhood. And if there isn’t a graduate being celebrated in that house, there’s...



Pet Casting Call

Pet Valu looking for pets to star in 2018 calendar What: Pet Valu is once again hosting a casting call for pets to be featured...

Making The Call

For many parents and caregivers the concern that their child isn’t meeting their milestones can be considerably overwhelming. Seeking support from informed health professionals,...

NICE Bus To Resume Regular Service Sunday

NICE Bus will resume its regular service schedule effective Sunday, June 7.

It’s Bean Counting, Not Conspiracy (Part I of II)

Three decades ago, the Oneida Indian Nation sued New York for cheating them out of payment on almost six million upstate acres in the...

A Lifetime Of Giving Back

Northwell Health honors Sandra Bass for contributions “To give is a very selfish act, because it makes the giver feel good. I never expected this...