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

By the time the 33rd Sunday of Ordinary Time comes along, we realize by the way we celebrate The Mass that everything comes down to preparation. 

With only this weekend and the final 34th Sunday of the year (Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe), we know the “end times” are near and here. All that we experienced through last weekend with our Eucharistic Devotions, we have to admit the month of November certainly is consistent in telling us to remember who we are and not to forget those who have gone before us (The Days of All Saints & All Souls, the annual remembrance of those who have gone before us in the Book of the Names of the Dead, voting and politics, and even Thanksgiving Day). Hopefully you’ve noticed that we have a specific and changing intention that a Priest offers for the Sacrifice of the Mass. Most of these are for the repose of the soul of someone who has died, but do you know why? This practice originates in the early Church. Our Catechism teaches, “From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God” (No. 1032). Praying for them is rooted in the Old Testament. Judas Maccabees offered prayers and sacrifices for the Jewish soldiers who had died wearing pagan amulets, which were forbidden by the Torah. 2 Maccabees reads, “Turning to supplication, they prayed that the sinful deed might be fully blotted out... he made atonement for the dead that they might be freed from sin” (12:43-46). Sadly, our Non-Catholic Christian brothers and sisters have denied the Books of Maccabees (and six other books from the Old Testament), thus putting a difference with how we view this practice of faith.

         I realize that things might be busy in the upcoming days, but please consider coming to Mass on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 (and if you are able to bring something for our St. Vincent de Paul food pantry to present during the offertory, that would be helpful). Please…just come and you will know the reason to offer thanks!

Pax, Fr. Bline

(P.S. Our new officers for Parish Pastoral Council are David Beitko-president, Denise Enright-vice president, Susie Naragon-recording secretary, Matthew Hutchison-corresponding secretary. Pray for their joyful servant hearts!)

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

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4019 Manchester Road

Akron, OH  44319

330.644.2225

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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

 

 

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