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...



Integrity, Willpower And Your Health

January 1st strikes and you’re motivated to become the best version of yourself. The New Year is a burgeoning new beginning to ignite change...

Fifty Years Of Sunny Days On Sesame Street

This year, Sesame Street commemorates five decades of educating children through a combination of puppetry, sketches, animation and live action. What started out as...

John Taylor Of Duran Duran’s Glam Rock Greats

  Duran Duran may have been defined as a New Romantic/New Wave band early on in its existence with a predilection for Chic, but certainly...

HarborFest—Full Issue—May 24, 2017


Taking College Hazing Seriously

The vast majority of America’s colleges are closed for the summer, with the exception of those that offer special courses. The recent scandal involving...