Season of Advent 2015

KEEPING BUSY! –  These weeks before Christmas are busy.  In this Season of waiting for the Lord’s coming, we are busy about his works of mercy.  Our Giving Trees are located in the church Baptistery.  Select an ornament for our Parish Hunger Program or for the Akron Pregnancy Center.  Purchase the gift, wrap it, and return it to the church with the ornament attached – PLEASE BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13.

INCLUDING THE CHILDREN – Following the 9:30 Sunday Mass each Advent Sunday, any and all children are invited to join the Christmas Eve Mass choir.  They are preparing to lead us in song on December 24th at 4:30pm.

PREPARING OUR SOUL! –  Jesus gave us the Sacraments as moments of grace with him. A priest will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) on Wednesday, December 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the following churches:

St. Bernard – 44 University Ave.
St. Sebastian – 476 Mull Ave.
St. Vincent dePaul – 164 W. Market St.

SINGING HIS GLORY! – If you have never heard the Summit Choral Society make St. Bernard church sing, you gotta hear ’em!  Concerts this year are at 7:30pm on:

Friday, December 18
Saturday, December 19
Sunday, December 20

DECORATING THE CHURCH – If you have an hour in your Advent schedule, we could use a hand erecting Christmas trees (December 16th at 7:30pm) and then completing our church decorations on December 23rd at 5:00pm.  Many hands make light work.  Just come to the church, we’ll direct you!