Mass Schedule

Saturday, Vigil
5:00 pm

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am


8:15 am

Mon., Tues.,
Thurs., Fri.

6:30 pm


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


Arrangements with the Parish Priest is to be made at least six months before the wedding date.


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

Statement from

Most Reverend

Nelson J. Perez,

Bishop of Cleveland,

on the administrations

decision to end

the Deferred Action

for Childhood Arrivals

(DACA) program

In my experience as a bishop, I have had the opportunity to meet with young people who have benefitted from the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  I know that there are many of these children here in our diocesan community.  Many of their families have received support and assistance from our parishes and from Catholic Charities.  They live and worship in our parishes; some have attended our schools, played on our sports teams and become friends of our children.  They, as young people, are bright, energetic and eager to pursue their education and training and reach their full potential as contributing members of our communities.  They did not enter our nation on their own volition but rather came to the United States as children with their parents.

The president’s decision now places responsibility for responding to the hopes and dreams of these DACA youth on the Congress.  He has indicated that Congress should work on developing a permanent legislative solution to their current uncertain status.

In my homily message at the Installation Mass I urged everyone to open their hearts to the needs of people today, to see the opportunities in front of us and to accompany those in difficult situations.  I ask that we join together in urging Congress to act and immediately resume work toward a legislative solution.  I add my voice to the Bishops of the United States Catholic Conference in pledging support to work on finding an expeditious means of protection of DACA youth.

And to the DACA youth in our community, as people of faith, we stand with you, we love you and we continue to offer our support and assistance.


(Remember…September 23rd is the feast of St. Padre Pio…


Pax, Fr. Bline)

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

Get Directions

4019 Manchester Road

Akron, OH  44319



Year of Mercy

Perhaps you know someone who would benefit from the following invitation.

You are welcome to accompany them.

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:


Sep 21 Sharing our Stories
Sep 28 All About the Mass
Oct 5 Sharing Stories of Faith
Oct 12 Pope Francis and
      the Catholic Church
Oct 19 Reconciliation, Why Bother?
Oct 26 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!

Catholics Returning Home

Thursdays 7:15 – 8:45 pm

September 21 – October 26, 2016

St. Francis de Sales Parish, Upper Room

4019 Manchester Road, Akron 44319


Adoration continues weekdays during the following times:


Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

7-8:15 am and 7-10:00 pm



7-8:15 am

9:00 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

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



Parish Events

Fr. Jordan's

Mass of


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Parish Mission 2017

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Parish Mission


with Fr. Ryan Mann