From the Pastor, July 24

 

Praise be Jesus Christ!  Through him all our transgressions have been “nailed” to the cross; and we are reconciled with our Heavenly Father.

Have no fear in calling upon God in your prayer; be persistent and your heart will receive an answer.  Take a lesson from St. Thomas Aquinas:  While in prayer God asked the Dominican priest, Thomas Aquinas, what he wanted above all else.  Thomas’ responded, “You”.

Jesus tells his disciples in today’s Gospel to ask for the Holy Spirit.  How much God wants to give Himself to each of us who seeks and asks for Him.  As Catholics He is our daily bread.

Fr. Dan

Church Organ Fund

Dear Friends of St. Bernard,

In 2016 we began an all-out-effort to restore and expand our 110-year-old church organ. The last major restoration was 60 years ago. 

We are happy to announce that we are over the half-way mark in our goal.  To date we have raised $190,802 to reach our goal of $350,210.  Our thanks to 31 donors who since January 1st have dedicated 113 pipes to refurbish our church organ.  Read below:

ORGAN PIPE DEDICATION We ask you, your relatives, and friends to consider leaving a legacy. The restored church organ will be able to support future generations for at least 75 more years (2090).

            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

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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.