Upcoming Events

Blessing of St. Blase
Saturday, February 3 after 4:30 Mass –  The Blessing of Throats will be prayed for those requesting the intercession of St. Blase, Bishop and Martyr, for healing and protection of throat illnesses.

Retiro Parroquial
Sunday, February 4 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm – Sr. Johanna, O.P. will lead a pre-Lenten retreat for those in the parish who speak Spanish.  La monja de Nashville, TN va a presentar un retiro a la comunidad que hable espanol.  Todos estan invitados.

Formacion Basica
Saturday, February 10 at 2:00pm – The second class on Basic Formation of leadership in the parish.  La primera clase de Formacion Basica de los lideres en la parroquia.  Todos estan invitados.

Pastoral Council
Meets on Feb. 13 – a Tuesday – this month only.  Then back to the second Monday of the month at the same time, 6:30pm in the Parish House.

Ash Wednesday/Miercoles de Cenizas
Please check the home page header for the Distribution of Ashes at various times and locations on this day.

Parish Lenten Mission
Our Lenten Mission with St. Mary Parish begins Monday, Feb. 19 at 7:00pm in St. Bernard church. You are welcome to join us tonight and the following two consecutive nights. Our Lenten preacher is the Franciscan priest and preacher, Fr. Albert Haase, OFM. All are invited to attend.

Presidents’ Day
Due to the number of people who work on this Federal Holiday, the Daily Mass is at its regular time: 12:10pm.



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 Hot Meal Program would appreciate any of the following from their wish list:
Paper grocery bags (no newspaper bags)
Plastic grocery bags
Winter socks
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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