Mass Schedule

Saturday, Vigil
5:00 pm

Sundays
7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Weekdays
Mon.-Sat.

8:15 am

Mon., Tues.,
Thurs., Fri.

6:30 pm

Baptisms

At Mass on the third weekend of the month. Please make arrangements beforehand with the Parish Priest.

Anointing of
the Sick

At any time. Please call the Rectory at 330.644.2225

Weddings

Arrangements with the Parish Priest is to be made at least six months before the wedding date.

Confession

Saturday 3:30-4:45 pm or call one of the priests for an appointment.

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Saint Francis de Sales
From the Pastor's Desk

This is the week above all weeks!  

This is the fulfillment of what we began nearly 40 Days ago! It all started on that faithful Wednesday when we humbly proclaimed to the world and to ourselves, that without the ashened Cross of glory smeared upon our foreheads and souls we are NOTHING but dust and unto dust we shall return. In our weakness and in His strength we have committed living lives of intense Prayer, Fasting, & Almsgiving. Today our very own palms of human flesh wave the Blessed Palms which remind us of the love we have for Jesus – a love that will move from Hosannas to hatred, from the Sacred to the sin of indifference and denial, from the Beauty of it all to the betrayal because of fear.

IT IS TIME! Finally another chance for us to fully embrace and be embraced by this Holiest Week of our lives! It is the holiest time of the Easter Triduum (the three days in one): Holy Thursday (8pm), Good Friday (3p/7p), Easter Vigil (9pm), and Easter Sunday (7:30a, 9a, 11a).  Admit it, it really is your choice whether or not you will live out these holy days fully or just let it slip away like any other week in the year. The General Norms for the Liturgical Year (#18) reminds us “Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through His Paschal Mystery: dying He destroyed our death and Rising He restored our life. Therefore the Easter Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire Liturgical Year.”  Let no one, nothing, not any thing take your attention off of these 3 Great Days! Lent exists so that we can prepare ourselves for all that these days will offer to restore our lives – to bring us back from our moments of Gethsemane’s betrayal and Golgotha’s agony and all those entombed moments when life no longer feels like life…all so we can Rise with Christ during these 50 Great Days of Easter!  Are you ready?  How Will You Enter This Week? How Will You Leave it?

Pax, Fr. Bline

Fr. G. David Bline, Pastor

Fr. Louis Thomas, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Raymond S. Herrick

Deacon Richard C. Butz, Retired

Kathleen Ott, Faith Formation-Youth Ministry, Director 

 

Parish Registration

Please see one of the priests after any of the weekend Masses.

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Get Directions

4019 Manchester Road

Akron, OH  44319

330.644.2225

From Father Thomas' Desk

Tenebrae (Latin, darkness) is the name given to the Liturgies of Matins (Office of Readings) and Lauds (Morning Prayer) during the last three days of Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday). These prayers were generally prayed in anticipation of the next day and would be recited during the previous night so those gathered for prayer would be in darkness. The structure of Tenebrae is the three Nocturns of Matins comprised of three Psalms and a reading each and Lauds with its five Psalms and Gospel Canticle.  In addition to the darkness of night, candles would gradually be extinguished after the recitation of each Psalm, which would increase the darkness to symbolize the setting of the Sun of Justice and the darkness of those who did not know the Lord as He walked among them and put Him to death.  The tone of the liturgy was to have the feel of a funeral commemorating the death of Christ. 

            Please join us Sunday evening at 7:30 pm as we continue to prepare for the Paschal Mystery, the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ, by participating in this timeless prayer of the Church, which anticipates his passion and death.

Christus vincit,

Fr. Thomas

Youth

For Lent

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HOLY WEEK 2014 Schedule

Palm Sunday April 13'th
  Tenebrae, 7:30 pm
  Night Prayer, 9:00 pm
Monday April 14'th
  Adoration
    7:00-8:10 am and 7:00-10:00 pm
  Confessions
    6:00-6:25 pm and 7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday April 15'th
  Adoration
    7:00-8:10 am and 
   9:00 a.m.-10:00 pm
  No 6:30 pm Mass
  Chrism Mass, 7:00 pm,
  St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland, 
    with Bishop Lennon and the Priests  
    and Deacons of the Diocese. 
    All are welcome!
Wednesday April 16'th
  Adoration
  7:00-8:10 am and 7:00-10:00 pm
  Confessions
  7:00-8:00 pm
Holy Thursday April 17'th
  Morning Prayer,8:15 am
  Liturgy of the Word & Washing of Feet
   (School Children), 10:00 am
  Agape Dinner, 6:00 pm Refectory
  Thursday of the Lord's Supper Mass
     8:00 pm
  Adoration, 9:00-11:00 pm
Good Friday, April 18'th
  Morning Prayer, 8:15 am
  Living Stations of the Cross
  (School Children), 12:00 noon
  Confessions (Last and Final)
  12:45-1:30 p.m.
  Friday of the Passion of the Lord
    Adoration of the Holy Cross
     (Full Choir), 3:00 pm
  Friday of the Passion of the Lord
    Adoration of the Holy Cross , 
      7:00 pm
Holy Saturday, April 19'th
  Morning Prayer, 8:15 am
  Easter Egg Hunt, 10:30 am
      Parish Grounds
  Blessing of the Easter Food and 
     Baskets, 12:00 noon
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection
  of the Lord, April 20'th
The Easter Vigil in The Holy Night,
     9:00 pm
Masses During the Day  
     at 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am