Advent and Christmas Schedule

Important Events in the Season of Advent up to Christmas Day

Sunday, Dec. 3 – The liturgical year begins with the First Sunday of Advent

Wednesday, Dec. 6 – 5:00pm – 8:00pm:  An Evening for Confessions – Priests will be available at St. Bernard, St. Sebastian, and St. Vincent Parishes to celebrate with you the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Thursday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 8 – Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Patroness of the United States.  A day in which Catholics are obliged to attend Mass.
Dec. 7 – 5:30pm Vigil Mass at St. Bernard
Dec. 8 – 12:10pm Mass of the Day at St. Bernard
7:00pm Mass of the Day at St. Mary

Saturday, Dec. 9 – 4:30pm – Misa Bilingue en Honor de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe con Fiesta despues en el Salon Social.

Sunday, Dec. 10 – Second Sunday of Advent

Wednesday, Dec. 13 – 5:00pm – Volunteers are needed to set-up the Christmas Trees in the Sanctuary. Please join us. Youth welcome!

Friday – Sunday, Dec. 15 – Dec. 17 at 7:30pm – The Summit Choral Society will present their Seasonal Concert in St. Bernard church.

Sunday, Dec. 17 – Third Sunday of Advent
8:00pm Mass will be held at St. Mary church – 750 S. Main due to the Choral Society concert at St. Bernard.

Please have your Giving Tree Gift wrapped with ornament attached and brought to the church by the end of today, Dec. 17th.

Saturday, Dec. 23 – 9:00am – 11:00am – Volunteers are needed to help decorate the church for the Christmas Season: set out plants, erect the nativity set, etc.  Youth welcome!  Bring a friend!

Sunday Morning, Dec. 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
Masses are at 10am and 12:00 Noon

Sunday Evening, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Masses
4:30pm – Children’s Mass
7:00pm – Bilingual Mass
12am – Midnight Mass with music at 11:40pm

Monday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day
9:00am – Mass of the Day at St. Mary
10:00am – Mass of the Day at St. Bernard



Have you ever considered being part of a Catholic Men’s organization?  Men who are followers of Jesus Christ through prayer and charitable works.  Then consider this world wide organization known as the K of C.  They meet here at St. Bernard monthly and can be reach via the parish office for more information.  Also, you will find pamphlets on the Kiosk at the church front entrance.


Once again will gather on Wednesdays at 6:30pm for a free dinner and social hour.  Let’s support one another as RooCatholics: learn about events at the University, grow in faith with input from guest speakers, celebrate the Sacraments of Christ’s grace, and much more.


With the latest papal instruction regarding the care of a deceased loved one’s ashes, we ask families to have their funeral director contact the church when burial arrangements have been made.  If you are not working with a funeral home, please contact a cemetery directly to make arrangements.  Questions may be directed a specific cemetery or to:
Holy Cross Cemetery Office
100 E. Waterloo, Akron
216-641-7575 ext. 7

HELP THE NEEDY who come to our Doors
Our Pantry and Lunch Hunger programs would appreciate any of the following from the wish list:
Paper grocery bags (no newspaper bags)
Plastic grocery bags
Travel Size: soap, razors, shampoo, toothbrush

Please drop your donation off at the parish office during office hours or in the wooden box in the church lobby.

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