Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions for 2015


The St. Bernard Mass Intention Book is NOW available in the parish office as of October 20.


To arrange for a Mass to be prayed for a specific intention from January 1 – December 31, 2015:


-       Come to the parish office during regular hours (8am – 5pm) Monday – Friday.

-       Mail your intention(s) to the parish office with your phone number and monetary sacrifice.


Only ONE Intention per Mass (see types below):


Mass Intentions can be for a living or deceased person(s):

  1. For an individual
  2. For a married couple
  3. For a family (all or in part)
  4. For a group of persons in general (e.g.

For benefactors, Poor Souls, etc.)


Intentions can be for a specific cause, such as:

For world peace, for an end to abortion, etc


Intentions can be for a specific saint or devotion, such as:

In honor of St. Jude, Sacred Heart, et al.


To be fair to others, please limit your Intention(s) to 12 for a specific day and mass time; i.e. a person requesting 20 Intentions to all be on Sunday at 9:30, will be limited to 12; and 8 on another day and time.


A monetary free-will donation is made as a sign of one’s gift or sacrifice.  Generally, a donation is $10 per mass but we do not charge it.  Whatever is a sacrifice for you – more or less – is acceptable.

Comunidad Hispana

ANIVERSARIO  - Hoy se celebra el aniversario número 32 de la Misa en Español. Todos están invitados a compartir en el Salón Social después de la misa de la 1:00pm.

El ALTAR del DÍA de los MUERTOS  – Es el domingo, 2 de noviembre.  Como el año pasado crearemos un altar un día antes, el 1ro. de nov. al mediodía (12 del día).  Traigan una foto, comida, o mementos para poner en el altar.


PROYECTO RAICES Y CLASES DE INGLES 1ro. y 3er. Sábado del mes.  10:00am.-2:00pm. Más información Gladys Apaéstegui (Proyecto Raíces) Nancy Cabrera (ESL) Por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial 330-253-5161

LA MISA PARA NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE SERÁ EL SÁBADO 6 DE DICIEMBRE. Necesitamos voluntarios para empezar los preparativos, para que este año sea uno de los  mejores festejos de la parroquia.

GED EN ESPAÑOL- Señor Héctor Cruz Cruz, hará una encuesta para ver si existe la necesidad de alfabetización y  de preparación para pasar el examen del GED en Español. Por favor quedarse unos minutos al final de la misa. Para más información llamar 216-323-6713 de 6:00pm a 9:00pm.


LA FUNDACIÓN KNIGHT – Y EL RETO DE LAS CIUDADESKNIGHT – ¿Cuál es su mejor idea de hacer ciudades más prosperas? Díganos cómo usted utilizaría una parte de $5 millones para ayudar a una ciudad para atraer talento, para ampliar oportunidad económica, o para crear una cultura de compromiso cívico. No hay proyecto demasiado pequeño mientras su idea sea grande. Las aplicaciones  están abiertas desde el 1ro. de oct. – 14 de  nov.  en la red social de  y el  #KnightCities


REUNIONES  –  Les invitamos a participar de las reuniones los domingos después de la misa en el salón pequeño. Habrá café para compartir. Todos están bienvenidos.

Area Social Events

KNIGHT FOUNDATION – KNIGHT CITIES CHALLENGE – What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? Tell us how you would use a share of $5 million to help a city attract talent, expand economic opportunity, or create a culture of civic engagement. No project is too small as long as your ideal is big. Applications open Oct. 1-Nov. 14 at and  #KnightCities


CAREER FAIR AND OPEN INTERVIEWS – RNs, STNAs CNAs & HHAs on Wednesday – Nov. 5th 11:00am – 6:00pm at Café Bricco 3150 W. Market Street, Fairlawn.     Call us! 330-869-9520

DOMINICAN SISTERS OF PEACE, Akron Position Opening – Wellness Center STNA needed for Nursing Care at an assisted living level.  Willing to work flexible schedule (as needed) including nights. Contact Roseann Sokol, RN at or 330-836-4908

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AT QUEEN OF PEACE – Please join us on Sunday, Nov. 2nd from 9:30am until 2:30pm at Mary Queen of Peace, Cleveland.  Select from a variety of handmade crafts and other products for sale including knit and crocheted items, jewelry, room fresheners, embroidered linens, handmade children’s crafts, homemade frozen perogies and Christmas cookies and many more! Enjoy a sandwich or snack and watch the Cleveland Browns beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in our Craft Fair Lounge. Mary Queen of Peace is located at 4423 Pearl Rd. in Cleveland. Call 216-749-2323 for information.


ALL IHM ALUMNI  -  Join in celebrating our 60th School Anniversary!  If you’re an alum and would like to be a class representative for your class, please email Liz Suber, Alumni Coordinator, at

Faith Enrichment Events

HEART TO HEART COMMUNICATIONS AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN OFFICIALS (FCO) are cosponsoring a Christian men’s retreat, Saturday, November 1, 9:15-6:00 PM at the Coventry Oaks Pavilion. Fr. Norm Douglas and Larry Vuillemin, will be presenters at this retreat which costs just $45 (includes lunch and all materials). You can get more details and register at . Registration deadline is October 28th. If you have additional questions, contact us at 330-434-3278 ext. 0 or at

DEAR MARRIED COUPLES  Jesus challenges us to come together in his name. Is God in your marriage? Restore, renew, and rekindle your marriage.  Celebrate the gift of love God has given you in one another. Enhance the excitement, romance, and intimacy in your marriage on one of these Marriage Encounter weekends: on November 14-16, 2014 in Parkersburg, WV, or February 13-15, 2015 in Green, Ohio. For more information or to apply for an ME Weekend call 330-305-9963, or email, or at


DIOCESAN GRIEF MINISTRY – Training will be taking place at Our Lady of Victory Parish, 73 North Avenue, Tallmadge. Begins Tuesday, Oct. 21st and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 18th. Class time is 6:00-9:00pm attendance at all sessions is strongly desired. The cost of the 5 week course is $125. For more information, or to register, please email or call 216-334-2974. You may download the registration form at


AKRON AREA INTERFAITH COUNCIL – Annual fall Forum “Forgiveness & Reconciliation after Mass Violence” by Kent University Professor, Dr. James Tyner, an award winning author/co-author of over twelve scholarly books on violence, genocide, racism and gender politics, including in Cambodia. Wednesday, October 29, at 7:00-8:30pm. Admission Free. All welcome. Doors open 6:30pm First Congregational Church. 292 East Market Street, Akron.


DISCIPLE FOR THE DYING – The next First Friday Mass will be at St. Sebastian, Nov. 7th at 5:00pm. All are Welcome.


ST. VINCENT de PAUL BLANKET SUNDAY –   Envelopes are available at the doors of the church to assist with the purchase of a new blanket for the homeless.  Simply make your donation and drop it in the collection basket or send it to the Diocesan office of St. Vincent de Paul.

Needs of the Parish

ST. BERNARD PRAYER LINE   If anyone is interested in participating to form a Prayer Line for our parish, contact:  Kathleen Considine  330-864-6682 or Terina Behrend 330-289-3460.  They will let you know how valuable your prayers can be for parishioners in need of spiritual support.


Please remember in prayer:  Marilyn Maximovich, Lorena Vicenteño, Cindy Regan, Jen Ferrise, Marilyn Simmons,Victor Estefan Jr., John Sions, Rosalia Duran, John Richards, John DeChecco, Georgina Valerio, Charlotte Thurman, and Karren Sawhill. (Bold are recent.)


ST. BERNARD BABY STEPS – Could you take a baby step to help a baby take a step?  Select an item below from the Akron Pregnancy Care Center.  Purchase it or pass it on by placing it in the wooden bin located at our church entrance, our Patty Dyer will deliver it:


Diapers (all sizes)         Hooded towels and wash cloths

Bottles                         Crib sheets and blankets

Receiving blankets      Baby toiletries

Bibs                             Strollers (single or double)

Children’s Bibles          New and gently used Onesies


Sleepers, and outfits sizes 0-2T (but will take up to 5T)

Appropriate toys only for 0-2 years of age

New to slightly used car seats (within the expiration dates shown on the back)


FOOD PANTRY OPEN – Thurs. 9:00 – 10:30am

LUNCHES  Monday – Friday  8:30 – 9:30am.

 St. Bernard Bagged Lunch Program is in need of volunteers to pass out a bagged lunch and cup of coffee Monday – Friday.  If you can commit to serve ONE day from 7:30 to 10:00am. Contact: Helen at 330-620-2629.

This Week at St. Bernard


Sunday            10/26  Aniversario de la Misa en Español            

Monday           Knights of Columbus 7pm

                        PSR (English – St. B) – 6:30pm

                        PSR (Spanish – St. M) – 6:30pm

Tuesday           Inquiry Session – 7:00pm

Wednesday      Newman Dinner – 6:30pm

                        RCIA Inquiry – 7:00 pm        

Thursday         AA Meeting – Noon

Friday             AA Meeting – 1:00pm

Saturday          All Saints – MASS – 9:30am

           at St. Mary

Italy Reunion 5:30pm

Sunday            11/2    Concilio Hispano 2:00pm      

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