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 the Pastor's Desk

FNAF:  I know that most of you reading this won't realize that FNAF might very well stand for a very disturbing video game craze called "Five Nights At Freddie's." The problem with this game is that it is progressively upsetting to play for most younger children, and obsessive to those who are older. At first it appears to be a cute animatronics game to just make you jump. But there is an evil backstory attached about the murdering of children and a desire of these Chuck E. Cheese-esquepossessed creatures to want to kill you too. I am not comfortable watching what it does to the mindset of children and what it evokes from the soul. Soooo, even though the 4th version has come out and is another big selling app, I pray you become aware of what many children are playing without any spiritual supervision.

 

To counter the effects of this in those who play the game, I offer you my FNAF version based on my recent retreat in Rome, Assisi, & San Giovanni Rotunda (Five Nights Addressing Faith, FNAF). I thank God for the opportunity to be on retreat so soon after my father's death...it came at a perfect time to bring me back to what's most important. Celebrating the Sacrifice of the Mass at the Clementine Grotto underground/next to St. Peter's tomb was an amazing gift. Being there for Mass and Confession and prayer reminded me not just who we are as Roman Catholics, but who I am in the context of being a Roman Catholic priest called to a life of sacramental grace...awesome! Then I retreated to Assisi with S. Francesco e Chiara...the best way to get back to grace's simplicity and tender love!  Then off to visit with S. Padre Pio where God showered me with an abundance of surprising grace. It was a whirlwind retreat with stillness and joy, perhaps mybest ever. I am overwhelmed with laughter and peace to the point of tears everyday...thanks be to God. I pray you find a moment to breathe in God's love for you so you may never forget how precious you are to Him...then go and set the world on fire with His love!

Pace e Bene, 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

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

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