From the Pastor, October 23

Dear Community of St. Bernard,

In last Sunday’s Gospel Jesus instructed his disciples on the “necessity to pray always without becoming weary”.  This Sunday we hear Jesus describing for his disciples the right attitude they ought to have when they pray.

There will be a meeting of men interested in forming a little choir, called Schola, to do sacred chant at some Masses during the upcoming Liturgical Year that begins the 27th of November.  The meeting will be at 11:00 am on Sunday Oct. 30th.  Gather in the social hall for Coffee and Donuts and will go from there to the Parish House.

God bless you,

Fr. Dan

Church Organ Fund

Dear Friends of St. Bernard,

In fall 2012, we began an all-out-effort to restore and expand our 110-year-old church organ. The last major restoration had been 60 years ago. 

We are happy to announce that we are over the half-way mark in our goal.  To date we have raised $212,078 toward our goal of $350,210.  Our thanks to 58 donors who since January 1st  of 2016 have dedicated pipes to refurbish our organ.  Read below:

Church Organ Fund

Please consider a donation to our church organ fund.  The purpose of this church is to worship God.  Your help to restore our church organ is an investment into the very reason we are here, namely to give glory to God.  Here are ways to contribute:

A 350 mile trek – Pittsburgh to DC
.10= $35.; .25=$87.; .50=$175.; 1.00=$350

In memory of a loved one(s):
$100.00 per pipe or
$6,000 for a rank of 61 pipes (over 24 months)

over a 12 month period
$1,200.00 or more by an individual, family or group

Make checks payable to: St. Bernard Memorial Trust

People have paid to have their name on a brick. People have paid to have a star in the heavens named after them. We are asking people to consider purchasing an organ pipe on the St. Bernard Church Organ. Believing we can accomplish this task to enhance our worship of God, we ask people to consider dedicating or naming a pipe for someone at the cost of $100.00 for each pipe named. Names will be inscribed in a Leather-bound Registry when our financial goal is reached. Or, for the purchase of a rank of 61 pipes for $6,000.00 whereby a memorial plaque will be affixed to the restored church organ  

Any donation is welcome.  Please make checks payable to:  St. Bernard Memorial Trust and provide the name of the person for whom you are dedicating the organ pipe.

For the Glory of God, Fr. Dan

Blessed Sacrament Chapel


THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL –  Is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm for anyone to make a visit before the Lord in the Eucharist.  This time of quiet prayer in the heart of downtown Akron is a blessing to many.

At any time of the year, but especially this week when we celebrate the Feast of His Body and Blood, you are invited to spend a few minutes or an hour with Him.

For your comfort a washroom is available and security cameras are in the chapel.  If for some reason the lower entry door is locked please come to the parish office for access.