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.

Those who love to be feared fear to be loved, and they themselves are more afraid than anyone, for whereas other men fear only them, they fear everyone.
Saint Francis de Sales
From the Pastor's Desk

Let's confess, one of the greatest tensions for Catholics and non-Catholic Christians alike, is finding a way to reconcile with reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation/Penance or "going to confession" brings such joy for those who understand what perfect love can give. But, it can be such a turn-off for those who were never taught right or aren't ready to deal with their life.  So where do you stand with it all?  Come on, I have it heard it all: "I really don't do anything that bad, " "I don't believe in it...and why do I have to go to a priest anyway, he's not any better than I am," "I had a really bad experience with it once," "it's been too long, you don't have enough time," "I moved on with it, I tell God at bedtime and He forgives me," etc., etc., etc.  If you happen to be amongst the majority who do not celebrate the beauty of this Sacrament, perhaps this Lent you can grow in your understanding of why St. John Paul II teaches, "Confession is an act of honesty and courage--an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God," or why my nephew said on his first confession, "I'm perfect. I feel like an angel. I'm never gonna do those things again (as he ran around in circles screaming with joy)." This Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Fr. Thomas and I will be joining every priest and every Roman Catholic Church in the diocese to welcome you to know how much Jesus Christ loves you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation...yes, please just walk in...no matter how long it has been or what you may have done and would rather not think about...we will walk you through it all and help you share in a night you can know just how perfect God's love can make you. Hopefully there is a line out to Manchester Road, if so, don't worry you can join us for 6:30 p.m. Mass or enjoy the choir practicing for Lent and Easter. Just come...just let Him love you--we will leave the light on for you--His light!

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

Notices

For Lent

PARISH NEWS

LENTEN SCHEDULE 2015

Mass:
  All weekdays 8:15 am and 6:30 pm
  School Mass: 9:00 am on the following dates:
     Fridays: March 6 and March 13 
     Thursday March 19
     Wednesday March 25
Adoration:
  All weekdays 7:00-8:00 am 
     and 7:00-10:00 pm 
  Tuesdays 9:00 am-6:15 pm 
  Fridays 9:00 am-6:15 pm - 
     (Begins at 10:00 am when there  
       is a school Mass on Friday)
Morning Prayer
   Fridays 7:30 am
Stations of the Cross
  Mondays 2:00 pm 
     (with School Children)
  Fridays 7:00 pm
Confession:
  All weekday evenings 6:00-6:25 pm
  Wednesdays 8:45-9:30 am
  Saturdays 3:00-4:45 pm
  Diocesan-wide Evening of Reconciliation
     Wednesday, March 4, 5:00-8:00 pm
  Cluster Communal Penance:
     Thursday, March 26 at 7:00 pm,
      Nativity of the Lord Jesus Parish
  Parish Communal Penance:
     Friday evening, March 27 after
        Fr. Nathan Cromly's Parish Retreat
Night Prayer:
  Sunday evenings 9:00 pm
     (Through Palm Sunday)