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.

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
Saint Francis de Sales
From Deacon Butz

Happy Labor Day – REGARDLESS!

            Yes, “regardless” of how you have labored through the year, through these past few summer weeks, let us celebrate!

            Recalling the many years that I served in the labor force reminds me of how the vast majority of you, younger generations are filling the role and “paying into the system” that keeps your families and our nation’s government afloat.

            Like myself, in this “senior” cycle of life, there are also many of you who are not currently employed in the labor force, but have labored in ways that are not income-producing.

            Since spring 2014, my life has taken a turn to labor of dealing with unexpected health issues.  I am a diabetic, but was doing fairly well other than having some leg and hip pain until mid-June.   Since then, four ER trips, three hospitalizations, diagnosis with CAD and PAD (Cardiac and Peripheral Artery Disease); a cardiac cauterization, stress tests, a stent, more prescriptions, a frightening reactive intolerance to a new med, a cystoscopy procedure with an extremely painful post-surgery urinary tract infection, anemia, low functioning of kidneys, and now this Thursday, getting an angiogram procedure of right leg with hopeful correction to blood flow restriction.  I am concerned about the possible complications, but hopefully by the time you read this, it will be over and I will be fast on the mend and an end to this small chapter of my life.

           While I really want to walk as I once did, bike, go fishing, kayaking, mow my grass and do the normal home and grounds upkeep; while I really want to come back to ministry in a fuller way, I need to be patient and be submissive to what God has planned…and I am, as God has blessed me in so many ways throughout my lifetime!

          Thanks to all of you who labored in prayer for my (as well as others’) healings!  Thanks to the priests for holy anointings.  And I am grateful for God’s ongoing, present-day miracles of healing as received through the wisdom and hands of doctors, nurses, medical technology and medicines!

          If I had little faith, I doubt I could be so comfortable in my condition.  I thank God for this great gift and I pray for those of you who may be struggling from similar labors.  I pray for the employed, underemployed and unemployed, that you may carry the burden (or joy) of labor; for children and young adults who labor in learning.  May God grant you His healing of acceptance and peace.              

Deacon Richard Butz

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

Notices

Coming Up!

IS God is calling you

to become A Catholic?

 

Do you you find St. Francis de Sales to be a great place to pray and worship God but you have questions about the Catholic faith?  Have you wanted to become Catholic but don’t know where to start?  You are invited to join us Tuesday evenings for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  The RCIA is offered for non-Catholics or Catholics who have not received all their Sacraments of initiation and are seeking a deeper relationship with the Lord and the Catholic way of life.  Our first session begins on Tuesday, September 9th, from 7:15-8:30 pm.  The RCIA will continue to meet throughout the year every Tuesday evening until the great celebration of Easter in the spring.  Please join us for this opening session to learn if becoming Catholic is right for you!

Are you already Catholic?  Pass on your faith by extending this invitation to someone who could be interested in the Catholic faith.

For more information, call Fr. Thomas at (330) 644-2225.

PARISH NEWS

Adoration continues weekdays during the following times:

 

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

7-8:15 a.m.

7-10:00 p.m.

 

 

Tuesdays and Fridays

7-8:15 a.m.

10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (During the school year)

9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (During the summer months)

7-10:00 p.m.

 

Youth