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.

Updated 05/03/2017

Church Ministries

Adult Studies - Frank Noffsinger - 330-990-0139 (The mission of the group is to promote the transmission of God's Word in ways that invite adult parishioners to grow in their personal faith in Jesus Christ.  Programs and activities for small and large groups of parishioners are planned throughout the year to further advance the Church's essential ministry of instruction of the Faith.)

Altar Servers - Kathleen Ott, 330.644-2225 (The Altar Servers assist the priest and deacon at the Mass, offer the responses to the prayers and dialogues, and participate in the singing and chants of the liturgy.  Some of their responsibilites include:  carrying the cross and the processional candles, holding the book for the priest when he is not at the altar, present the bread, wine, and water to the priest during the preparation of the gifts or assisting him when he receives the gifts from the people, washing the hands of the priest, and when appropriate - ringing a bell as a signal to the faithful.)

Avila Prayer Group - Mary Ott, 330.644.9260 (Meets the second Monday of the month after the 8:15 morning Mass to pray for new vocations to the vowed and ordained ways of life and for perseverance for those who have already made the commitment.)

Bulletin - Chris Robbins, , (Articles should be emailed to Chris by Monday at 9:00 a.m. if you'd like it published in the upcoming weekend bulletin.  All articles subject to approval of the Pastor.)

Children's Liturgy of The Word - Joanie Gilkey, , 330-801-0067 (We offer an experience for the children to hear the Scriptures in words they understand.  Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered at the Sunday 9:00 and 11:00 am Masses, August through May.)

Church Mice - This group cleans the church interior every week from the sacristy to the front doors.  There are two teams of dedicated volunteers who love to clean God's house.  New volunteers are always welcome! 

CYO Athletics - Kerri Defibaugh, , 330-388-8803.  (St. Francis de Sales athletes play in leagues sponsored by the Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Youth Organization.  Our parish offers the opportunity for the youth to play basketball, volleyball, track and field, and cheerleading.  Sportsmanship and participation is the name of the game while accomplishing our goal to compete hard while being Christ-like in all we do.)

Evangelization - Joanne Reich, j, 330-338-4810 (This commission plans, promotes, and presents faith-building programs for parishioners, inactive Catholics and non-Catholics, to bring them closer to Christ and to build a more vibrant parish.)

Feast Day Dinner & Silent Auction - Contact the school - 330-644-0638 

Funeral Meals - Kathy Herrick, 330-882-6547 (The group provides a meal after funerals at the family's request. You can volunteer by helping set-up, serve and clean-up, or by simply dropping off a dish. We are always in need of volunteers.)

Funeral Music Ministry - June Trettel, 330-745-0955 and Karen Whyte, 330-644-4229 (In 1990 a funeral choir was formed to assist the priest and congregation at funerals.  They are always looking for new members.  Traditional church music is sung.)

Gardening Angels -  Dennis Ott, , 330-329-5006 (Gardening Angels is a group that works to make the parish grounds beautiful by planting flowers, pulling weeds, and watering the flowers.  If you like gardening and are interested in helping, please contact Dennis.) 

Grounds & Maintenance - Dennis Ott,

Interfaith Caregivers - Michele Steurer, 330.644.6961 or or Cathy Feltrup, 330-896-9146 (This group visits the sick, elderly, and shut-ins. They also visit nursing homes and provide activites for their residents. Volunteers can also help with transportation, shopping, light housekeeping, meal preparation and phone calls.)

Liturgical Ministers - (Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Readers)

     Kathy Ott,

Liturgy - Kathy Ott, 

Meals for Moms (& More) Ministry - Kay Metzler, , 330-896-3350 (Allow your Church family to support you and your family with dinner for 2 weeks following your child's birth or adoption, surgery, extended illness, etc.  Additional support is provided by our caring meal makers as needed depending on your circumstance.  Please contact Kay if you need a little boost or if you want to help care for your parish family by making a meal.)

Men’s Group - Bill Crandall, , 330-730-3996.  (The group consists of adult men who are interested in building a closer relationship with Jesus Christ through Scripture, building fraternal participation within the parish, and serving the local community.  Mettings are weekly and are open to all men of the parish.)

Music Ministry - Colleen McVicker, (St. Francis de Sales Music Ministry provides the opportunity to grow in your faith through Sacred Music enhancing the Liturgies, glorifying God and uplifting all to deeper prayer.  Music Ministry allows participants to learn more about the Liturgy, Catholic faith and traditions. Parishioners from grade school through adult can find a place in the Music Ministry to praise God trough the gift of music.  No previous experience necessary and no requirement to read music.)

Natural Family Planning (NFP)Ben or Kay Metzler , 330-896-3350, (As part of your preparation for marriage or after you are married, learn why NFP couples are different  - why do they have less than a 2 percent divorce rate? For couples wishing to understand the Church's teaching on Natural Family Planning, a scientifically-proven method that is 99.6 percent effective, contact Ben or Kay for the next NFP class series at St. Francis de Sales Parish or in the area. For more information please go to http://ccdocle.org/program/natural-family-planning-classes or http://www.neo-nfp.com/main/ )

Parish Pastoral Council - Denny Stock, 330-819-6313 (PPC helps with the communication and organization of all the different ministries and activities within the parish.  They also take a very active role in growing community through planning many parish life activities.)

Parish Picnic - Parish Pastoral Council

PSR - Kathy Ott, 

RCIA - Speak with Priest or Deacon

Red Cross Bloodmobile - Bev Krizay, 330.848-9214 (The objective of the Red Cross Blood Drives at St. Francis de Sales Parish is to help save lives.  A great deal of blood is needed each day in the northeast Ohio area which includes our surrounding townships.  We have four Blood Drives a year; January, April, July and October.  Watch the bulletin for specific dates.)

Respect Life - Anne and Paul Williams (Open to any and all members of the parish.  The mission of the group is to foster respect for all human life, from conception to natural death, by means of prayer and action.  Announcements will appear in the bulletin when meetings are being held or when an event is approaching.)

School Advisory Committee - Katie Buzzelli, (This committee exists to work in consultation with the school principal to assist in creating and maintaining an environment where students can learn, believe, and soar to their greatest potential.)

School Volunteers - Elisa Durkin,

Scrip Gift Card Program - Pattie Rizzo and Jennifer Dehlman, 330-644-0638

St. Bernard's Hot Meal Program - Denise Howell 330-472-2273 (The group is responsible for making and serving a meal the 3rd Wednesday of every other month from 4pm-7pm. We cook and serve the meal, wash dishes and clean tables. We also prepare sandwiches every Thursday morning for the daily programs. You can also help by donating food items, clothing or household items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or by making a monetary donation.)

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Bill Simmons, 330-644-2225 (The mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to establish a network of charity and justice to encircle the world.  Periodically, the society will put notices in the bulletin when assistance is needed with various projects and good works.)

Suburban South Adults With Special Needs Social Program - Terri Evans 330-644-3455 (This social program for adults with special needs and their families and caregivers is for meeting new friends and enjoying activities together.  There are DJ dances, bingo, pizza parties, and spring, Halloween and Christmas parties with great entertainment and dinners.  All participants must be accompanied by a caregiver.  Volunteers are always welcome!)

Vacation Bible School - Colleen McVicker,  and Joanne Reich, (Allows children ages 4 through 5th grade to grow in their knowledge of the Catholic Faith, the Sacraments, Saints, and social teachings.  The campers experience the Catholic faith through contemporary Christian music, skits, crafts, outdoor games, snack, and teach time that has a central spiritual theme presented in an exciting and kid-friendly environment.  Vacation Bible School also provides the opportunity for parishioners, teens and adults, to share their faith as volunteers.)

Women of Faith - Therese Holderbaum, (The group consists of women of all ages who are interested in learning more about our rich Catholic faith, building community within the parish, and serving others.  Meetings are monthly and are open to all women of the parish.)