NEWMAN CENTER BAKE SALE – Students from the Newman center at St. Bernard will be having a bake sale NEXT SUNDAY after all Masses, April 26, in the lower Social Hall of the church. Proceeds will benefit the University of Akron’s Relay for Life, a fundraiser that raises money with the American Cancer Society. Stop by for some goodies to benefit a good cause!
A NIGHT OF FUNDRAISING – For Community Pregnancy Center 2015 Night For Life: Mystery at
the Masquerade, come armed with an appetite and your best sleuthing skills. Friday, April 24 at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth (doors open at 6pm). Limited presale tickets are $20. Call CPC at 330-825-1900 for information and to order tickets.
FUNDRAISER – For Saint Vincent De Paul PTA – presents “A Night in Africa” on Saturday, April 25, in the School Gymnasium, 17 South Maple St. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Buffet-dinner, raffles, and silent auction at 6:30 pm. One raffle number/no food – $50. One raffle number/one food ticket – $75; one raffle number/two food tickets – $100. For ticket information: Kim Guseman at 330-807-4880.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY –
In 1965 here at St. Bernard, Fathers Schenkelberg, Schleicher, and Stander witnessed 62 weddings. Although we’ve lost track of all but two, let us pray for all 62 couples married here – for those celebrating with family members, those remembering the day in widowhood, and those that may be healing from separation. Let us pray too for our 12 couples preparing for marriage this year.
On Sunday, July 26 at 2:30pm Bishop Lennon will celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral for all celebrating 50 Years. Reservations to attend the Mass can be made through our parish office at 330-253-5161. Deadline is Monday, June 29 (to include Jubilee couples’ names in the Mass program).
- BERNARD MEMORIAL TRUST
Seeks donations to renovate our Reception (social) Hall with new washrooms, an elevator to replace a staircase, and a new décor. Call the Parish Office for details 330-253-5161.
BAPTISMS – Again we want to welcome into a new life with Christ, those who were fully-initiated at the Easter Vigil on April 4:
Jonathan Gabriel, Lisa Gibson, Wynter Gibson, Alia Hamad, JeMarie Weber-Harris, and
We also welcome the following children Baptized last weekend: Michelle and Johan de Jesus, and Jose Refugio Leon.
THE NEO-CATECHUMENATE WAY – We owe a debt of gratitude to the Holy Spirit who through Jack, Joan, and John Craig, Marcin Fuks, Andrew Alvarez, and Fr. Paul Passant formed a small Catechumenal Community for our parish.
About 25 people from those who attended the talks on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Lent participated in a two day retreat last weekend at Loyola Retreat House in Clinton. While there they elected, a parishioner responsible for the new Community and five ‘co-responsible’s to help prepare prayer services and a monthly Mass.
The Community will come together weekly – at the church or in homes – to listen to the Word of God, share where God was present in their daily lives the past week, and pray for others. They will celebrate Mass together weekly here in the church.
Besides the NCW Team, who came to us from New Jersey nearly 3 months ago, we also have to thank our two parishioners and religion teachers, Mary Ann and Matthew Jansen. They provided child care for the parents who attended every Tuesday and Thursday evening during Lent.
To learn more about the Catechumenal Way, see the website: www.camminoneocatecumenale.it. Also, check the TV listings for EWTN’s “The Church Universal” which is showing a two-part presentation on the Neo-Catechumenate Way.