Holy Week Events




Wednesday: 11:30am – Noon

Miércoles: Después la Práctica para

Primera Comunión

No confessions scheduled after Wednesday.


way of the Cross

Booklets are at the side altars for those wishing to make the Stations of the Cross. Please return the booklets when done.


A Fast for peace

Join the Wilderness Group, friends, and parishioners in a daily fast for Peace.


Those Fasting this Week:

Monday 4/14 Brian Williams

Tuesday 15 Tom & Jeannette Wiesenhahn

Wednes 16 Mary Worthy

Thursday 17 Karen Kapes

Friday 18 Margaret Williams

Saturday 19 Fr. Norm Douglas


First communion practice

Wednesday in the church at 7:00pm


THE Triduum (3 Days)


Holy Thursday – Soup Supper – 5:30pm

Mass with First Communions – 7:00pm

Eucharist Reposition until 10 pm


Good Friday – Stations of the Cross – Noon Liturgy of the Passion – 3:00pm

Procession al Centro y

Los Pesames – 4:30pm


Holy Saturday – Food/Candle Blessings – Noon

(No Confessions or 4:30 Mass today)


Easter Vigil and Baptisms – 9:00pm


Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection :

9:30am (No coffee/donuts today)


1:30pm (Misa en español)



Eucharistic Ministers

60+ Eucharistic Ministers will be needed on January 1, 2015 as current ones retire for a year. If you are not a Minister of the Eucharist but would like to be considered, call the parish office or email your name and phone to: info@stbernardstmary.org for training times and places.

Knights of Columbus Award

Knights of Columbus Council #457 announces its 2014 Award Winner


Knight of the Year – DAVID KLEIN: Knight Klein along with his wife Ruth and sons and daughters are active and involved members of St. Bernard Parish community. Dave serves in our choirs, with maintenance and cleaning, movie nights, Men of St. Bernard, and with family and us in prayer.


Family of the Year – THE SCHRECKENBERGERS: Knight Chas, wife Kim, sons Matt and Zach, and daughter Sarah are active and involved members of the Parish community. At 11:30 Mass they serve at the Altar and at the doors as Ushers; assist on the finance council, involved with Scouts for the parish; and among other things pray with us as a family.


Youth of the Year – BRANDON HOFACKER: Along with parents Richard and Beth, siblings Nick, Josh, and Michelle, Brandon is an active member of our Parish community. He is a bright, polite, and generous senior at Copley High School. He works as a time clock operator for local sporting events, and volunteers in many local organizations including Children’s Hospital. He has a black belt in karate. He is a licensed HAM…please continue…radio operator. He is National Honor Society member, a skilled debater in Ohio competitions, a trumpet player, and a Key Club and German Club member. And, among all these things, he is here regularly at the 4:30 Vigil Mass with his Grandmother, Tillie, and along with his siblings is serving at the Altar of God.

Let’s Congratulate and Thank them all – our parishioners!!


Comunidad Hispana

Semana Santa


Misa y Discurso a las 7:00pm:

Lunes Santo, 14 de abril para Hombres

Martes Santo, 15 de abril para Mujeres


Miércoles Santo, 16 de abril

La Practica para Primera

Comunión -7pm

Jueves Santo, 17 de abril

Primera Comuniones -7pm

Adoración hasta 10pm

Viernes Santo, 18 de abril

La Pasión del Señor -3pm

Procesión en la Calle-4:30

Los Pésames al fin

Sábado Santo, 19 de abril

Bendición de Comida -12p

La Vigilia Pascual – 9pm

Domingo de Pascuas, 20 de abril

La Misa Pascual a las 1:30pm





El 27 de abril, a las 3pm en la Iglesia St. Bernardo; Exposición y Coronilla cantada.


VIRTUS – Cada adulto que tiene 18 años o más y trabaja aquí en la comunidad de St. Bernard como empleo o voluntario TIENE QUE ASISTIR una clase de VIRTUS.


PROYECTO RAICES – El primer y tercer sábado del mes: 10:00 – 2:00. Clases de inglés: 11 – 2:00.

Mas información – Gladys @ 330.255.8902.


Area Social Events

SUMMIT CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT – Performing Karl Jenkins “Mass for Peace” and “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” presented at 7:30pm on Saturday, April 26th at the Akron Civic Theatre. (Including a Kent State May 4th commemoration with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30). Tickets are $25.00, with a discount for seniors. Check on-line for more details at:



THE DERBYTOWN MEN’S CHORUS – is presenting its 67th annual show, “Harmony For All Seasons” – wholesome family entertainment – on Saturday evening April 26th at 7:30pm; and on Sunday, April 27th at 2pm. Both performances will be at the Cuyahoga Falls High School Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults; $5 for children and students; $15 for groups of 10 or more. Order tickets in advance at 330.690.6158 or online at www.derbytownchorus.org.


Texas Hold ‘em – a Texas Hold’em tournament will be held Saturday, April 26, at St. Vincent Family Center, 17 S. Maple St. in Akron. Registration begins at 5:00pm. You must be 18 to play, seating is limited. For reservations please call Brian Walsh at 864-1242 or Steve Garritano at 836-0190. This event is co-sponsored by the K of C Knights of IHM and St. Vincent Parishes, all proceeds benefit K of C charities.


Faith Enrichment Events

GABRIEL PROJECT- Are you interested in supporting those experiencing pregnancy as a crisis? Thomas & Mary Wood, regional directors of the “Gabriel Project” will present how this parish-based effort can reach out to women facing an untimely pregnancy. Please join us on Thursday, April 24th at 7pm, in the St. Bernard’s Parish Conference Room.


RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE – We have chosen to participate in the “Adopt an Hour, Save a Life. Adopt a Day Save a Future” program which is being coordinated by Right to Life of Northeast Ohio. On the second Saturday of each month, we will be witnessing at the abortion facility located at 692 E. Market St. from 10 to 11am. We are asking parishioners to join us in a prayerful witness for either all or part of this hour.


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR – Saturday, April 26 and Sunday April 27 at Immaculate Conception of Mary Parish (Kenmore). This seminar will include Saturday evening Mass and Dinner. ($10.00per person or $15.00 per couple); for reservations contact Grace Ortscheid @ 330.753.8429.


PRE-CANA DAYS – April 27th – The day will begin with registrations at 10:30am followed by Mass at 11:00. Lunch is served at noon. The day will conclude at 7:00pm. (Presented by Jason and Brooke Roberts) The cost is $75.00 per couple. To register: call the Retreat House at 330-896-2315 or visit their website at: www.loyolaretreathouse.com


2014 RED MASS – You are most cordially invited to join us for the 2014 Red Mass and presentation of the Sir Thomas More Award to Judge Linda Teodosio. This will be held Friday, May 2nd here at St. Bernard Church at noon. The Red Mass is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland and the Akron Bar Association. Join us after Mass for a light buffet luncheon in the Social Hall. Parking will be available in the University of Akron (“Polsky) Parking Deck.


Catholic Charities

As of February 28th, $2.4 million has been received in response to the 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal. Here’s what you at St. Bernard have done in a few short weeks…


Parish Goal: $33,972.00

Amount Pledged: $42,132.00

Amount Received: $12,593.00

Percent Fulfilled: 30%

Percent of Goal: 124.02%

Number of Donors Participating: 206


St. Bernard Parish was one of nine parishes in the Church of Cleveland that reached (and in our case – surpassed) their parish goal. God bless you who were able to assist this year.


Lent and Easter Schedule



Wednesdays and Fridays of Lent: 11:30am – Noon

(except Good Friday)

Saturdays of Lent: 3:00 – 4:00pm or by appointment


CONFESSIONES – Los viernes 11:30am – Mediodía o por cita con un sacerdote.


A Fast for peace

Join the Wilderness Group, friends, and parishioners in a daily fast for Peace.



way of the Cross

Booklets are at the side altars for those wishing to make the Stations of the Cross alone or with a group when the church is open from 9:30am – 4:00pm. Please return the booklets when done.



Holy Week

Wednesday – 1st Communion Practice–7pm

Holy Thursday – 7:00pm Mass with Parish

First Communions and

Reposition until 10 pm

Good Friday – Noon Stations 3:00pm Liturgy of the Passion

4:30pm Procession al Centro

y Los Pesames

Holy Saturday – Noon Food Blessing

(No 4:30 Mass today) Easter Vigil – 9:00pm



(NO 4:30 Vigil Mass)

9:30am and 11:30am Masses

1:30pm Misa en español

8:00pm Mass