HELP the HOMELESS–In this cold weather, we needwarm gloves for people who come to our doors. Please new or gently used will help! Place them in the DROP-OFF BOX located at the front church doors.
PRAYER REQUESTS – For Heidi Farver, Dave Topper, Nick Stohovitch, Bill Eisaman,Ralph Reese, Doris Hambrick, Charlotte Thurman, Loreta Garcia, and those listed in our Book of Prayer Requests.
- BERNARD FOOD PANTRY – In 2015 our Food Pantry on Thursday mornings served 5486 people in 2093 households. We passed out enough food to provide over 49,000 meals to needy people. Thank you to Pantry donors: parishioners of St. Bernard, University of Akron Newman Center, Akron Energy Systems, Giant Eagle Montrose, Giant Eagle Springfield, Secular Franciscans of the Cabrini Fraternity, Walmart Stow, Daisy Troop 650, Our Lady of the Cedars Church, Our Lady of Victory Church, and Litchfield Middle School.
If you did not pick up your 2016 Offering Envelopes, please stop by the Office by January 25.
SCHOLARSHIPS– Ohio Catholic Federal Credit Union to award $50,000 in Catholic Education Scholarships. These will be primarily needs-based, and awarded in the amount of $1,000 per family. Online applications can be accessed between Jan. 31 at until March 4. Questions can be to Alexandra at (888) 696-4462.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – Still one of the best Catholic Men’s Organization around! Thanks to our Council #547 who sponsored a Basketball Free Throw Contest at St. Mary School. The seven highest scorers will go to the District Meet on Jan. 31st. Want to know about the KofC or get connected? Call 330-253-5161.
“You Look Marvelous!”
Visitors love to take pictures of our church, they consider it one of the most beautiful churches in Ohio.
Many thanks to the members of St. Bernard Church Community that wanted to be included in our Photo Disc these past weekends. What a beautiful Church you are!!
Special thanks to Dave and Ruth Klein and Tom and Rose Fritsch who volunteered to snap your photo.
If you would like to be included and have a Digital Photo of yourself, send it to the parish email (bulletin cover) along with the names of the people in the photo and the Mass Time you regularly attend.
Pictures will be arranged alphabetically by Mass, burned on to a CD, and made available to you ASAP.
CONFIRMATION – Let us pray for the youth of St. Bernard and St. Mary Parishes who will be confirmed in St. Bernard church on Saturday, February 6 at 4:30pm.:
Perry Antalek Andrea Cuellar
Bethany Ballard Maria Monsour
Andrew Cardenas-S. Carol Moreno
Christopher Cardenas-S. Josh Nanashee
Matthew Crookston Juan Perez
All Candidates and Sponsors will meet for a practice next Sunday, January 31st at 2:00pm in the Social Hall.
THE PARISH HOUSE – Located on the corner of State and High Streets the white house is available to parish groups of various sizes. There is a TV Screen with DVD/VCR player on a cart that can be moved from room to room. Reservations can be made at the Office by email: email@example.com or calling 330-253-5161.
Conference Room – 12-15 people
St. John Paul II Room – 8-10 people
Bl. Paul VI Room – 6-8 people
Prayer Room – 6-8 people
PRO POPULO – meaning “For the People” is a listed Mass Intention that every pastor is obligated to pray for his people weekly. I will pray it next Sunday for you in the Holy Land. If you can, pray for me and for the 30 Pilgrims journeying in faith, prayer, and some fun in the land of the Bible, where it is written in Psalm 122:6 :
نصلي من أجل السلام في القدس
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem
…and…like Jesus let us pray for Christian unity as well.
Pancake Breakfast &Bake-sale
by Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
January 24th 10am-12pm
St. Bernard Social Hall
Suggested donation of $5 per person and $20 per family
All proceeds will support the University of Akron Newman Group and go toward our spring break mission trip to Detroit
I would like to thank everyone for the gifts that help me celebrate my 40 Years at St. Bernard. And for Fr. Dan, Fr. Frank, Fr. Norm and the whole Parish for being so nice to me.
May God bless all of you,Ralph Reese
Thank you for supporting your parish ministries
Offering for January 17 – $7,514.00
Catholic Charities USA, Calamities – $375.70
YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS INFO – The IRS does not permit us to pre-date or post-date donations. If your donation was received by the parish in 2015, it was recorded for 2015; if received in 2016 it is recorded for2016. → BeginningTHIS Monday, January 25, you can contact the Parish Office for your 2015 Contribution Statement to include in your 2015 IRS Tax Filings.
YEAR OF MERCY– To assist people in their understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, remarriage and annulments as a path to healing and closure, the Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland will offer First Step on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Church, 3179 Kent Road in Stow in Room 1 below the Church. No reservations are necessary and there is no cost.