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.

More Articles

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...



Nassau County Museum Of Art Unveils Its Newest Exhibit

Dozens of art lovers and museum supporters turned out on Friday, July 29, for the opening reception of Feast for the Eyes, a delicious...

Check It Out: February 23 To March 3

February 23 Huntington Adam Lambert @ The Paramount 370 New York Ave. 8 p.m. $85, $75, $65, $40, $35. 631-673-7300 www.theparamountny.com Controversy, thy name is Adam...

Fatal Accident In Garden City

A Nesconset man was killed in a one-car crash in Garden City on August 16. Police say at 10:15 a.m., 35-year-old Brett O. Dinsky was driving...

‘Crossing’ Children For 45 Years

Last month, June Petrucci of Glen Cove was presented with a citation from Mayor Reginald Spinello and the Glen Cove City Council, applauding her...

Please Eat The Daisies (But Not The Lilies-Of-The Valley)

I have successfully incorporated purple chive blossoms into my salads and omelets and have found that orange and yellow nasturtium petals add spicy flavor...