Y6-B16-Oct-25 - St. Bernard Catholic Church

St. Bernard
In the Heart of Akron
Come and Worship the Living God
Weekend Masses
Saturday Vigil
4:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. (en Español)
8:00 p.m.
Daily and Holyday Masses
See Mass Intentions inside for times
Baptism- Celebrated (1st/3rd) Saturdays at 11am.
Contact us to schedule and preparations.
RCIA – Interested in becoming Catholic? Attend
an Inquiry Session or call our Parish Office.
Penance - Confessions 3:00-4:00pm on Saturdays,
11-Noon on First Friday, or byappointment.
Marriage – Weddings are limited to residents of the
parish or long-standing volunteers of the parish.
Please allow six months for preparations.
Anointing of the Sick – Any time upon request;
Call the Parish Office or the hospital chaplain.
Please have your Funeral Director contact us to
arrange a day/time for a Mass or Burial Service.
Newman Center Campus Ministry
Mr. John Szarwark, Campus Minister
Parish Offices, 3rd Floor; 330-376-3585
Heart-to-Heart Communications
Fr. Norm Douglas, Co-founder, in residence
Ms. Sarah Leiendecker, Executive Assistant
Parish Offices, 1st Floor; 330-434-3278
Interested in becoming Catholic?
If you seek a more meaningful Life in the Way
of Jesus Christ and the Truth he taught about
God and us, call us for information on how to be
a disciple with us in the Catholic Church.
Expecting a child? Need help?
Contact us so we can direct you for assistance,
or call confidentially 1-800-712-(HELP)4357.
Prayers? Have a request?
Call our prayer line at: 234-738-2473 or Email
us at: St.Bernard.praychain@gmail.com
Food? In need or want to help?
Contact us for free meal times, to volunteer or
to donate to our Hunger Ministry to the needy.
Contact Us
Business Mgr.
(Se habla español *)
Fr. Daniel J. Reed*
Fr. Frank Basa
Mr. Ray DiMascio
Mrs. Nancy Cabrera*
Mrs. Cheri Colianni
Mr. Jim Kintz
Mr. Ralph Reese
Mr. Will Jendrisak
- ext. 27
- ext. 13
- ext. 15
- ext. 10
- ext. 16
- ext. 25
- ext. 10
- ext. 16
44 University Avenue - Akron, OH 44308
330-253-5161 / 330-253-6949 (Fax)
info@stbernardstmary.org (Email)
www.stbernardakron.com (Website)
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mon. – Fri.
9 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Sundays
St. Bernard Mass Intentions
Sunday, October 25 - 30 Sunday in Ordinary Time
Dec. of Harvat, Pribonic, Krebs family
+ Helen Noel
+ Francisco Mora, Sr.
+ Juanita Donald
Monday, October 26
In Honor of the Blessed Mother
Tuesday, October 27
Mass Cancelled
Wednesday, October 28– St. Simon and Jude
+ George Fritsch
Thursday, October 29
Int. of Mary Ann Haag
Friday, October 30
+ Oziomen Family
Saturday, October 31
+ Maria Gomes
Sunday, November 1 - ALL SAINTS
Dec. of Suplita & Stohovitch Families
+ Jennie Ferrise
+ Esther Torres Luna
+Pro Populo
Scripture Readings for the Week
Rom 8:12-17 Lk 13:10-17
Rom 8:18-25 Lk 13:18-21
Eph 2:19-22 Lk 6:12-16
Rom 8:31b-39 Lk 13:31-35
Rom 9:1-5 Lk 14:1-6
Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29 Lk 14:1, 7-11
Rv 7:2-4, 9-14 1 Jn 3:1-3 Mt 5:1-12a
 Email St.Bernard.praychain@gmail.com
with their prayer request
 Calling prayer team at 234-738-2473
PRAY for our infirmed: Sarah Greer,
Loreta Garcia, Michael Maximovich,
Ada Gelpi, James Scafidi, Ana Gloria
Trejo, Betty Melendez, Charlotte
Stohovitch (listed 4weeks; or request to continue)
God bless you doubly for the sacrifices you offered to
support the ministries of this downtown parish.
Offerings for Oct. 18 - $8,086.00
World Mission Collection - $1,623.00
BRING A SWEATER - In this unpredictable
weather of October, please come to church with a
sweater or jacket. You may find it on the cool side.
FEED the HUNGRY–Volunteers are needed to
help serve bagged lunches Monday – Friday from
7:00-9:00am. No experience necessary; just a
charitable heart! Contact Helen Bailey through the
parish office at 330-253-5161. Thank you.
HELP the HOMELESS – We are in need of socks
and travel toiletries for the homeless; they can be
put in the DROP-OFF BOX located at the front
church doors. Also any gently-used blankets.
FEED the SOUL Daily Mass - 12:10pm followed by the Rosary
Tuesday – New Evangelization - DVD, 7pm
Wednesday - Come Follow Me - DVD - 7pm
Friday - Movie: Entertaining Angels - 7pm
Saturday - Juan XXIII Bilingual Prayer – 10am
Divine Mercy Formation - 11am
NOVEMBER 1st - All Saints' Day
11:00am - 3:00pm
TICKETS on sale TODAY in the church lobby
$6.00 a person
$5.00 for UA Students
$11.00 a couple
Child<5 years - Free
SWISS GUARDS are desperately needed to serve
tables, provide Desserts, or help clean up; Sign up
at the Ticket Table in the church lobby or contact
the Vatican Annex at 330-253-5161.
Saturdays in Nov., from 11am-12:30pm at St.
Bernard Parish. Call Manena 330-762-1959.
PARISH MOVIE NIGHT - This Friday, Oct. 30
in the Parish House, "Entertaining Angels". The
story of Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic
Worker Movement in New York. Bring a snack.
With the news coverage of Pope Francis’ Visit to
the U.S., there are likely people interested in the
Catholic Church. The Rite of Christian Initiation
for Adults (RCIA) will continue holding inquiry
meetings on Sundays after the 9:30am Mass here at
St. Bernard. If you have questions, are interested in
the Christian faith, or know someone who would
welcome an invitation, please call Jim Griggy at
330-773-1248 or the parish office 330-253-5161.
DINNER/TALK - Wednesdays at
6:30pm - 3rd Floor, Parish Office
Bldg. Open to all UA students.
SHOEBOX CHRISTMAS- Break out those
Christmas sweaters and head over to the Newman
Center at 6:30 pm on Wednesday for dinner,
afterwards we will be celebrating Shoe Box
Christmas! Basically we will be stuffing and
wrapping shoe boxes that we will send to
under privileged children around the world.
Donations we are most in need of are little toys,
stuffed animals, and hard candies like lollipops and
smarties (no chocolate because it will melt). Any
donations are much appreciated!
SMALL GROUPS- In the Newman Center
Women's Group (Fiat)- 5:15 pm on Mondays.
Men's Group (Agape)- 8 pm on Mondays
Newman interns are in the Center Mondays, Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 3 pm to 7 pm, feel free to stop by.
MARIAN CONSECRATION - Concludes a 33day period of daily prayer and readings. Please
contact MarySarah for more information and to
order the book of readings, if you are interested:
details so far but want to know of preliminary interest.
So if you would be interested in doing service Newman
the week or January 3rd-8th or January 11Th -15Th Please
email uakron.newman@gmail.com.
HALLOWEEN PARTY - Wednesday, Oct. 28
beginning at 6:30pm with dinner. Come costumed.
cosponsoring a Christian men's retreat, Running the
Race as a Team: Where are WE Heading? Saturday,
October 31, 9:15am-3pm at the Coventry Oaks
Pavilion. Fr. Norm Douglas and Larry Vuillemin
will be presenters. Costs just $25. For more details
and to register visit www.h2hc.org. Registration
deadline: October 23. Questions: 330-434-3278.
preparation for the Sacrament of
Confession and First Communion,
classes for PARENTS will be
held Saturdays, at 10:00 A.M. on
Oct. 24, Nov. 21, Dec. 12, and
Jan. 9. Attendance by both or one
parent is REQUIRED. Information will be
provided. First Confessions will be held for those
children prepared and ready to receive on January
16, 2016.
CHILDREN's LITURGY of the WORD - during
9:30am Sunday Mass for pre-School to 1st graders.
HIGH SCHOOL PSR - after the 9:30am Sunday
Mass in the Social Hall. All teens can join in.
This big event took place last Friday and Saturday.
We want to say thanks to all the people that help us
to get some of the menu for this celebration. It was
fun to learn how to make tamales and to provide the
pork roast and carnitas. If you want to congratulate
Mr.Misael Mayorga e-mail him or call
mmayorga@dioceseofcleveland or (216)696-6525
ext 4300.
ROSARIO – Todos están invitados al rosario este
sábado, 31de octubre, en la casa de la Familia
Gómez 716 Aberdeen Akron Más información
llama a la oficina 330-253-5161. Pidamos en este
rosario por todas las familias Hispanas en Akron.
FE y CULTURA - La fiesta anual de la Diócesis
fue el pasado sábado 23 de octubre de 7-10pm con
Misa bilingüe y recepción. El sábado 24 también se
llevó a cabo el congreso de Inmigración. Todo fue
un éxito. Agradecemos encarecidamente a todos los
donadores, que tuvieron la buena voluntad de hacer
posible esta fiesta, especialmente a la comunidad
Hispana de San Bernardo y su párroco.
CLASES de INGLÉS -El primer y tercer sábado
de noviembre, de 10-1pm,Salón Histórico, con los
maestros Patrick, Marina y Nancy. Son gratis.
GUADALUPE– Será el sábado 12 de diciembre a
las 4:30pm con Mariachis y luego la recepción.
Pero necesitamos su colaboración para que esta
misa sea muy especial. Ya tenemos la lista de
donadores si quiere hacer una donación hable a la
oficina 330-253-5161. Llame a Alma Silva, 330400-7308, ella está encargada de la lista del menú
de donaciones.
Personas que quieren ser
voluntarios para ese día en la misa y en la recepción
tenemos la lista para que se apunten. Niños/ñas que
quieren participar en la procesión, bailes y
actuación de Juan Diego hable con Nancy Cabrera.
CAPACITAR– un programa para todas las mujeres
de nuestras comunidad agradece a Caridades
Católicas por auspiciarnos este año, como también a
la parroquia de San Bernardo por prestarnos su
local. Les esperamos el próximo año y si tiene
algún tema especial para presentarlo los invitamos a
que se comunique con la oficina al 330-253-5161 o
hable con Rosita Baker.
FIRST COMMUNIONS - for 7 children will be on
Saturday December 12th at 4:30 pm during the
Mass in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If you
would like to donate toward the cost of the Mariachi
band for the Mass, call the office 330-253-5161.
Call Alma Silva (330-400-7308) to donate toward a
festival menu. Call Nancy Cabrera at 330-23-5161
to participate in the procession, dances, and story
roles; or help serve/cook the meal.
HEART TO HEART COMMUNICATIONS invites you to our next quarterly breakfast on
October 27, 7:30-8:45 AM at the First
Congregational Church, 292 East Market St. Our
speaker will be Elaine Woloshyn, Executive
Director of the International Institute of Akron.
Speaking about “Our Immigration Story: Then and
Now” Elaine will reflect on her own family’s
immigration story and the stories of immigrants
who are coming to the U.S.today. Cost is $20. To
receive more information or preregister by Oct 22nd
visit www.h2hc.org or call 330-434-3278 ext.0
BABY FAIR – Tour the New Life Center, visit
various information booths, enter a raffle for gifts
and enjoy refreshments and free parking at this
FREE maternity Health Fair. Informational
seminars begin at 1:15 pm in the surgical waiting
area. Nov. 1st at 1-3pm in Akron General Hospital.
Call 330-344-4262 or akrongeneral.org.org.
2016 MASS INTENTIONS - accepted at the
parish office. One intention per Mass (living or
deceased individual, married couple, couple's
families, or a specific cause). We accept whatever
the donor considers to be a monetary 'sacrifice'.
THE FIRST FRIDAY CLUB - November 13, at
Quaker Station at the University of Akron, 135
South Broadway. Carolyn Woo, President Catholic
Relief Services, speaking on the topic "Common
Good, Uncommon Excellence: Service to the
Poorest of the Poor". The luncheon is $15; Noon1:00 PM. Reservations by calling 330-535-7668 or
at: www.firstfridayclubofgreaterakron.org.
THE OZANAM CENTER - run by the St. Vincent
DePaul Society, is in need of coats for the needy. If
you have a coat to donate (especially men and
children), bring it to the Center at 93 Kent St. Akron
any Saturday (except Nov. 28) between 10-2.
Dear Members of St. Bernard,
This Tuesday, Oct. 27, there is no Mass - the
12:10pm MASS IS CANCELLED for that day. A
priest is not available, and a Communion Service is
no longer permitted in place of a weekday Mass.
Bishop Lennon is meeting with all priests of
the Diocese of Cleveland on Tuesday, Oct. 27. We
will be going over the results of a study on the longrange projection of available priests for the Diocese.
He will be seeking our advice on how to manage so
many parishes with fewer and fewer priests.
At our last Pastoral Council meeting I
presented a plan to broaden our current policy
regarding wedding requests. With agreement from
the pastoral council I will consider other wedding
requests for 2016. We will continue to follow the
Church's guidelines concerning the couple's
connection to their pastor and parish community in
which they reside, as well as, give fair consideration
to the long-range needs of the St. Bernard church
and Parish community. Hopefully, balancing these
two elements will make for a happy marriage!
Pardon our dust! The scaffolding will be in
the sanctuary for a few more weeks. Areas were
damaged by water leaks.
See you at the Swiss Steak Dinner next
Sunday, November 1st. See today's bulletin insert.
In Christ, Fr. Dan