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.

We must never undervalue any person. The workman loves not that his work should be despised in his presence. Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.
Saint Francis de Sales
From Father Bearer's Desk

Often times, when we are trying to go deeper in our spiritual lives, we think we need to uproot every single speck and sprout of a mess. We get so focused on “doing the right thing” and filling our lives with this task, and that prayer, that the burdens pile up instead of blessings. We’ll try and pick up a new practice and fail. We’ll try-and-try to stop a bad habit, but, a year, two years, thirty years later, we still find ourselves falling into the same-old habit. Wouldn’t it be easier if Jesus snapped his fingers and made all those weeds disappear? Why doesn’t he get rid of the thorns in our sides? In the Gospel today, Jesus’ parable of the weeds and the wheat holds a beautiful truth. When the servants ask their master if they should pull up the weeds in the wheat field, the master replies: “No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them.” Maybe Jesus wants us to not worry about “success” as much as he desires us to trust in his providence. Maybe Jesus allows these weeds to grow in our lives because they’re bringing about a deeper reliance on his grace. Can we learn to love ourselves and others with their weed dappled fields of grain? Will we keep striving to overcome sin and unforgiveness or will we let the weeds choke out that wheat? Patient, daily charity can involve a persevering love tougher than a simple swipe of the sickle. And, a swipe of the sickle my drop off the top of the weeds, but it’ll keep the roots all in place. Sometimes going deeper in our spiritual lives doesn’t mean looking perfect or even succeeding, it means rolling up our sleeves and loving amidst the struggles. That might knock the wind out of a lot of worry and allow for the wheat to grow, too. God doesn’t ask for our perfection, he asks for us to receive His perfect love - even in a field riddled with weeds among the wheat.

Peace and All Good,

Father Bearer

Fr. G. David Bline, Pastor

Fr. Jacob Bearer, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Raymond S. Herrick

Deacon Richard C. Butz, Retired

Kathleen Ott, Director of Faith Formation

 

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

Parish Mission 2017

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Parish Mission

Recordings

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Notices

Year of Mercy
PARISH NEWS

Adoration continues weekdays during the following times:

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

7-8:15 am and 7-10:00 pm

 

Tuesdays

7-8:15 am

9:00 am-6:30 pm and 7-10:00 pm

 

Fridays

Summer months:  7-8:15 am, 9:00 am-6:30 pm, and 7-10:00 pm

School year:  7-8:15 am, 10:00 am-6:30 pm, and 7-10:00 pm

 

 

Parish Events

Fr. Jordan's

Mass of

Thanksgiving

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