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.

Parish Staff

Fr. G. David Bline
Pastor

330.644.2225

I am the fourth child of seven, and the only son of Jerry and Rita (Urban) Bline. I was baptized at Saint Paul Church (Akron) and spent all of my childhood years in Summit County with my parents and family who first taught me what it means to love God in the context of family. I went to Holy Family School (Stow) through part of fourth grade, then to Immaculate Heart of Mary (Cuyahoga Falls). I began public school in fifth grade and graduated from Cuyahoga Falls High School (Class of 1980-Yeah!). At that time my family moved to Canal Fulton (where most of them still live...only 15 minutes away from) as I began my undergraduate work in Child Life at the University of Akron (Graduated 1985). I worked at Saint Luke's Hospital in Cleveland for over seven years as a Child Life Specialist.


Then in January of 1993 I entered Saint Mary Seminary for the Diocese of Cleveland. I was ordained on the Feast of Saint Joan of Arc (May 30) in 1998, and began my first assignment as an associate pastor at the nurturing Church of Saint Clare (Lyndhurst) with the perfect first and formative "Melchizedek" pastor, Fr. S. J. Klasinski. After five glorious years I was transferred to the vibrant and supportive parish family of Saint Barnabas (Northfield) for four years with the ever inviting and reason-to-love-priesthood, Fr. Charlie Diedrick. I was assigned to Saint Francis de Sales Parish as a parochial vicar in 2007 under the shepherding of Fr. Schleicher (who actually taught my mother in school)...what an awesome blessing! When he retired in August 2008 I became the parish's Administrator until November 23, 2009 when Bishop Lennon assigned me as their third pastor.
Pax!

Fr. Jacob Bearer
Parochial Vicar


330.644.2225

I was raised in the NE Ohio area of Painesville (which is a lot nicer than it sounds).  I have two sisters, an older sister (Bryanen) and a twin sister (Marissa).  My mothers name is Kelly and my fathers name is Brian.  I went to public schools and graduated from Riverside High School in 2006.  After a conversion experience in high school wherein I encountered Jesus in a personal way, I entered Borromeo Seminary and John Carroll University.  I entered St. Marys Seminary in 2010 and graduated on May 11, 2017.  God led me to the seminary with a desire to spread the Gospel and bring others to Christ.  And, now, God has led me to you!  Its been a beautiful journey, with ups and downs just like any good pilgrimage.  I am overjoyed that I have been assigned to your parish!
God bless you all,

Father Jacob Bearer, Parochial Vicar

Fr. James R. Schleicher
2nd Pastor

Born in Chicago to Viola and William Schleicher, Fr. Schleicher was the middle child. He had two siblings: an older brother and a younger sister. He was blessed to have his widowed grandmother (Isabelle Dorsey) live with his family. His grandmother attended daily mass and he went along. Soon he became a server. His faith continued to grow while he attended Christ the King where he was nurtured by the Sisters of Mercy. His family moved to Long Island, New York where he entered the high school seminary, Immaculate Conception Preparatory in the Diocese of Brooklyn. The next family move brought Father to the Cleveland area, but to attend the minor seminary he had to attend Sacred Heart in Detroit. Later he attended St. Mary's Major Seminary from which he was ordained on December 18th, 1954. There were 27 young men in that class.

His first assignment was St. Mary's of Akron where he was mentored by Fr. Ted Bedell who became a close friend. Other assignments were St. Bernard's , St. Bartholmew's, and St. Sebastian's where he would meet Fr. Charles Byrider, pastor and role model for Father who would later come to live at St. Francis de Sales . Father was appointed pastor of St. Francis de Sales in 1974 and considered himself fortunate to have the founding pastor, Fr. Francis Diederich living with him. Fr. Schleicher remained pastor until he retired in 2008. His love for the Eucharist and love for the priesthood continued to strengthen him as he continued to serve the St. Francis community as pastor emeritus in residence until he was given his long awaited day of glory when he returned to the Father on February 23, 2010. We thank God for sending us such a Shepherd!

Deacon Ray Herrick
Deacon


330.644.2225

I have grown up here with my wife Kathy, our children, and grandchildren. I love this life and call to the diaconate!

Deacon Richard C. Butz
Deacon, Retired

Retired from active ministry in December of 2011 but remains involved in parish life.  Married to Frances for 50 years June 25, 2010. Blessed with six children and many grandchildren. Served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, retiring in 1975. Retired from corporate business world in 1991. Ordained deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 23, 1998. 

Ms. Katie Buzzelli
St. Francis de Sales School Principal


330.644.0638

Kathleen Ott
Director of Faith Formation


330.644.2225

Mrs. C. McVicker
Director of Music Ministry


I have been a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish for 20 years. I am married and have 4 daughters. I have been involved in Parish life in the Music Ministry, teaching the children of St. Francis de Sales Parish School and co-director of Mission Camp. My involvement has strengthened my faith. I pray that through my service at St. Francis others have a deeper faith as well.

Dennis K. Ott
Project Manager


330.644.2225

I serve as our Parish Project Manager and Director of Buildings and Grounds. I am blessed to celebrate my faith here at St. Francis in various parish and liturgical ministries with my beautiful and inspiring wife, Kathleen, as we continue to grow with our vibrant and loving 3 children: Kelsey, Brennen, and Connor.

Therese Holderbaum
Parish Secretary

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330.644.2225

Christine Robbins
Parish Life and Activities Coordinator


330.644.2225

I have been a member of the parish all of my life, received all of my Sacraments here, and was educated at St. Francis de Sales School.  My husband, Dick, and I are the parents of three sons: Patrick, Sean and Kelly, all who are graduates of St. Francis de Sales Parish School. I feel blessed to be serving as your Parish Life Coordinator.

Mrs. K. Lloyd
St. Francis de Sales School Secretary


330.644.0638

Mrs. S. Griffin
Kindergarten Teacher K-a


Ms. E. Vogel
Kindergarten Teacher K-b


Ms. N. Hatfield
First Grade Teacher


Mrs. L. Palmer
First Grade Teacher


Mrs. T. Dougherty
Second Grade Teacher


Mrs. J. Rozewicz
Second Grade Teacher


Mrs. S. Speranzini
Third Grade Teacher


Ms. L. Fahey
Fifth Grade Teacher


Ms. K. Hancock
Fifth Grade Teacher


Mr. T. Houghtaling
Sixth Grade Teacher


Mr. M. Moorhead
Seventh Grade Teacher


Mrs. J. Miller
Seventh Grade Teacher


Ms. M. Getzinger
8th Grade Teacher