Thanksgiving Food Drive – The holidays can be difficult for some families. Can you help us extend a gift to some parishioners? Bring to Mass next Sunday or Thanksgiving Day: Canned goods, Non-perishables, or even better a Gift Card in any amount from your local grocery (Acme, Aldi, Giant Eagle, Marcs, etc.). We’ll collect them during Mass and gift them to a couple of households in our parish who might appreciate knowing we are thinking of them during the upcoming seasons.
UA Newman Pancake Breakfast – Also next Sunday come hungry for pancakes and support one of the most active Catholic Student Centers in the Diocese. During Christmas break students are wanting to help people in the Detroit area that are still cleaning up from a flood.
Fr. Mark Haydu, one of Jackie’s sons and who we visited in Rome, will be at St. Sebastian Parish next Sunday, November 23rd where he will be available after all Masses that day to meet the public and sign his new book, “Meditations on Vatican Art: Angels“, which will be made available for sale.
Friday Movie Night – This Friday, a good movie on the life of Bl. Pope Paul VI: “The Pope in the Tempest”. Bring some popcorn on Friday at 7pm in the Newman Center (parish office building).
Year of Consecrated Life – Pope Francis is calling our attention to the blessings of religious life in the upcoming Liturgical Year. Bishop Richard Lennon will begin this special year with a Mass at the Cathedral in Cleveland this Friday at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. More information will be coming throughout the year.
Help – Can you type? Tom Fristch needs a data entry person on Thursday mornings in the Pantry. As people come in for a box of food, the volunteer enters the person’s name into a laptop. Can you help? Call at the office 330-253-5161.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Bi-lingual Mass on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 4:30pm. All are welcome to attend to support the Spanish-speaking community. Food and cultural events follow in the Social Hall.
St. Bernard Giving Trees – The Pastoral Council suggested we have two Giving Trees again this year: 1) basic winter clothing for people in our Hunger Programs, and 2) basic necessities (no toys) for Akron Pregnancy Center. Trees with ornaments will be in the church in a few weeks. Christmas Ads – We are receiving requests to advertise Christmas shopping events, already! We will inform you as space allows. Peace, Fr. Dan