If you are looking for an Akron Catholic Church, St. Bernard-St. Mary Parish is a wonderful choice. This Catholic Community in the Diocese of Cleveland serves over 1,500 households in the downtown and southtown area. It is known throughout northeast Ohio as the Akron Catholic Church which offers the most outreach in areas of social justice.
The parish is strong because of the vibrant faith of its parishioners, their devotion to Christ in the Eucharist, and their concern for people who are simply seeking food: food for the body through our hunger programs, for the mind through Catholic Education in our school, and for the soul through the Sacramental and prayer life of the Church.
In addition, this amazing Akron Catholic Church built in 1905 has a romanesque architecture typical of churches during this period. Please click on our Photo Gallery. Engaged couples often choose to express their faith and love in God here during a wedding Mass as they enter married life.
The parish is located near the University of Akron, which makes it the ideal Akron Catholic Church for students and faculty of the school. Fr. Norm Douglas is the director of the Newman Center.
The pastor of the parish is Father Dan Reed, supported by Deacon Ray DiMascio and a Pastoral Staff committed to serve this Akron Catholic Church.