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.

If we say a little it is easy to add, but having said too much it is hard to withdraw and never can it be done so quickly as to hinder the harm of our success.
Saint Francis de Sales
From the Pastor's Desk

In paradisum deducant te Angeli

It seems that with the passing of 2014, also brings with it the passing of so many loved ones.  Christmas is going to be quite different in Heaven this year.  I know many of you have noticed it within your own life...that first Christmas without someone you miss very much.  I see it within your faces and urged-on-smiles, since I have shared in your losses more than I thought I could.  So, we wrestle where to find the appropriate chances to share our memories, their cooking recipes, or perfect photos (actually printed ones, the digital phones just don't really do it, do they?)  We know we need to figure out which Christmas Mass to attend, how to get through it, and how to sing the fa-la-las...but we know we must.  This coming week brings with it every hope we could ever imagine come true.  No matter what we ask for Christmas, we are promised Emmanuel will give us what we truly need.  No matter how it feels or how little some may be able to feel anything this year, we celebrate that the long awaited Messiah has already come and will always conquer every pain of death or fragile heart. Make room in your mangers at home and in your very self, for the perfect Christmas gift that is waiting for you to open...His Eternal Love.  Believe!  This is just what Bishop Anthony Edward Pevec, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland, Ohio faithfully believed and lived out through his life.  Last Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, Bishop Pevec died and had plenty of reason to rejoice.  He will join so many others for his first Christmas in the way that it is supposed to be done.  I remember so many fond memories of his gentleness and joy.  Always a smile, a handshake, names and details he would never forget even if he met you only once.  When he installed me as pastor here, he said in his homily: "Remember, my brother Fr. Bline, always be a loving father, a gentle shepherd, and a wise teacher of your people, so that you may lead them to Christ who will strengthen all that you do."  He could say this because he lived it!  May this most holy week bring you the hope of His swaddled coming in a manger, the courage of His out-stretched hands on the Cross, and joy of His empty tomb.  

(Be sure to check the bulletin for final Confessions and Mass schedule!) 

Maranatha, 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

Upcoming

Who do you know that you could pass this invitation to?

An Invitation to

No matter how long one has been away or for whatever reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. Our faith community misses you and is incomplete without you.  Please join us for informal sessions and an update of the Catholic faith. The six-session series will be conducted in a group format:

Catholics Returning Home

Thursdays 7:15 – 8:45 pm

January 8 – February 12, 2015

St. Francis de Sales Parish, Upper Room

4019 Manchester Road, Akron 44319

Jan 8 Sharing our Stories
Jan 15 Sharing Stories of Faith
Jan 22 Pope Francis and the Catholic Church Today
Jan 29 All About the Mass
Feb 4 Wed. Reconciliation, Why Bother?
Feb 12 The Creed: What Catholics Really Believe

 

Come for all or part of the Thursday evening series. Explore the way home! You will find an open door and a warm welcome!

Printed forms available in the church foyer.

 

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

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

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

 

Youth