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 the Pastor's Desk

    As promised, our seminarian intern moved in this past week with both feet running.   I asked John to write in my usual article space so you can hear a little bit about who he is and his role. 

Pax, Fr. Bline

    "Hello, my name is John Mulhollan, a seminarian intern who just moved into your parish for the start of my 7½ month pastoral internship!  I was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth, and attended Highland High School.   My parents (Paul and Bonnie) continue to live near Sharon Center, Ohio.  I attended The Ohio State University, earning both a Business degree and a Juris Doctor in Law.  I practiced law for almost 15 years, specializing in health care transactions and regulatory compliance.   I find it fitting that many of my clients were Catholic nonprofit organizations engaged in the church’s ministries to help the poor and afflicted.  I even spent several years as corporate counsel and interim general counsel for two large Catholic healthcare systems.  However, the Lord had other plans for me.  Beginning in law school and through my career, I felt drawn to parish life and sharing my faith with others.  After much prayer and discernment, I decided to answer God’s call to enter the seminary to further discern if I am called to serve in the ordained priesthood.  Although I still value my prior experiences as a lawyer and lay person, I hope to be an active parish priest who brings others, especially families and persons who might be on the fringes of the community, to experience the gift of faith through a higher, divine law. . .Christ’s law of love!  Fr. Bline has helped set up a lay formation board, which consists of a few of your fellow parishioners.  Along with them and your pastoral staff I will be offered guidance and support so that I may assist with PSR, RCIA, day school religion classes, and some other parish ministries.  I am also blessed to be able to share in various parish liturgies, events and special programs.   Please pray for me and my intern classmates (one being your very own Matthew Jordan) as we begin our preaching experiences, that we may love His Word and communicate it with our lives."

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

Youth

Upcoming

Small Group Study

CONVERSION:

Following the Call of Christ

    Plan ahead to join our Small Group Study beginning the week of October 12th.  Father Barron’s common theme each week is the turning of all one’s attention and energy toward an ever-deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  He explains how conversion is not so much a one-time event, but a life-long process.  The study is divided into six sections:

  •             Bartimaeus
  •             The Rich Young Man
  •            Matthew
  •             Jonah
  •             The Woman at the Well
  •             The Journey of the Magi

      Each section provides “Questions for Understanding” and several “Questions for Reflection”, which help us reflect on how Father’s message is relevant to our own life and experiences.  Sign ups for the various times and locations will begin next weekend. 

 

 

 

 


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.

 

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 two sessions have already taken place, but it’s never too late to join us 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.  

    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.