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

Summer Updates

It's a funny thing how people deal with times of stress and grief. I learned a lot from a friend/co-worker who, due to her job, was usually surrounded by a lot of stress. When things got bad she would maintain a certain posture of perfection as she would sit behind her all too perfectly coiffed desk. I noticed that she would take all her colored pens and line them up in front of her like little soldiers ready to march off to war. I asked her "what are you doing with those pens?" She said "well when everything else is out of control I figure at least I can keep my pens straight."  We broke up laughing and I went away with an important lesson of life I hold onto during times when I can't control what's going on around me. So I decided to straighten up my pens and give you a few summer updates of what is going on in our parish:

+Fr. John Cella, OFM (Director of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs) will be with us at all Masses this weekend so that we might share in the vision of St. Francis of Assisi and help support missionary efforts throughout the world.

+Pray for our young children and volunteers who will be gathering for Catholic Mission Camp (a.k.a. Vacation Bible School). They will be camping out with the Holy Spirit for five mornings of praise and fun. May they help lead us closer to the Spirit's promptings!

+Our new school roof is almost complete. If you recall the proceeds from our last Thrive and Drive car raffle raised over $30,000 to help pay half of the roof. Many thanks for those who continue to support our school efforts. Also, even though the back driveway potholes have been filled, we are waiting to have the entire parking lot maintained with a sealcoat, which will be done next month.

+Even though I have written about it before, I want to remind you about the availability of receiving Low-Gluten Hosts. For Catholics with celiac disease, the most painful aspect of living on a strict gluten free diet is the inability to receive the Consecrated Host at Holy Communion. As Catholics, we know Holy Eucharist is the Source and Summit of our lives. To be suddenly denied this by virtue of having celiac disease is devastating to many Catholics.  Over the past few years, the use of low-gluten hosts have been approved (.01%) for use during consecration. This does not necessarily mean it is 100% safe for everyone with extreme celiac disease, but it is a solution for so many.  If your doctor approves (.01%), please know that the presiding priest who is distributing Holy Communion has a special pyx (Communion container) with the low-gluten Hosts.  Feel free to talk to either Fr. Thomas or myself if you need more information. As a final note, it is important to recall that through the doctrine of concomitance, the Church teaches that under either species of consecrated Bread or Wine, the whole of Christ is received (cf. GIRM, no.282; CCC, no.1390).  PAX, Fr. Bline (Happy 8th Birthday to my nephew Rory Michael)

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

Summer 2015

Camp Out

With the Holy Spirit

For Registration Forms for
Vacation Bible School
August 3 thru 7 2015

Click Below for

 

Camper Registration

 

Youth Volunteer

 

Adult Volunteer


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