Area Social Events

NEWMAN CENTER BAKE SALE – Students from the Newman center at St. Bernard will be having a bake sale NEXT SUNDAY after all MassesApril 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.



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).




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

Andrea Weber-Harris.


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: Also, check the TV listings for EWTN’s “The Church Universal” which is showing a two-part presentation on the Neo-Catechumenate Way.

Faith Enrichment Events

THE AKRON AREA INTERFAITH – Invites you to the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:15 pm. At Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 106 East Howe Rd, Tallmadge. Cost $25, send check to AAIC, at 3300 Morewood Rd, Fairlawn, 44333, by April 13. Speaker 15 Rabbi David Horowitz. Award Recipient 2015 Stewart’s Caring Place. More information 330-666-2287


KEEP IT PURE Your Body… your water… your Marriage… Try Natural Family Planning…It works.  A “Why Natural Family Planning?” session will be at 7pm, Holy Family, Stow, Lower Church Hall, Rm 1: Tuesday, April 28.  Contact Leo and Toni Doty:, 330-689-0632.

BE A DISCIPLE of JESUS – learn why NFP is promoted as the only means of family planning that is safe, healthy, and strengthens Christian marriage.   The most common reaction folks have – young and old – who attend this 45 minute session is: “Why have we never heard this before?” This introductory class is open to anyone – to help in making an informed decision for birth control – or – to teach the value of NFP to your children and grandchildren.


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARThis is an event of general interest, not young adult specific.  St. Peter Parish will present a Life in the Spirit Seminar on five Tuesdays, from April 21st to May 19th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The seminar sessions will include praise and worship, teachings, discussion and fellowship.  St. Peter Parish is located at 35777 Center Ridge Rd., North Ridgeville, and the sessions will be held in the Parish Center.


POPE FRANCIS’ PAPAL VISIT- A bus tour to Philadelphia in September. The highlight will be the Papal Mass on September 27. Leave Friday and return on Monday. Price based on double occupancy is $629per person. Please contact Regina Jung 330-658-2364 or Patsy O’Connor 330-991-4060 for further information.

Comunidad Hispana

!ATENCIÓN!- Todos los Ministros Litúrgicos. Un día de retiro,sábado, 25 de abril de 12:00 – 5:00 pm. (Incluye almuerzo y misa de vigilia) aquí en la parroquia San Bernardo.


PROYECTO RAICES Y CLASES DE INGLES-1er. y 3er. Sábado del mes.10:00-2:00pm. Para más

información, llamar al 330-253-5161. Con la ayuda de GAR y Akron Community Foundation.


CHARLAS DE LIDERAZGO- Por el Señor Carlos Vara de 3:00-4:00pm., en el Salón Histórico el domingos26 de abril. Más información llamara la oficina 330-253-5161.

St. Bernard Parish Events

St. Bernard FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTFriday, April 24 at 7:00pm in the Conference Room (Parish Office). “The Way” starring Martin Sheen is of a father who honors his son’s memory as a pilgrim walking 497 miles to St. James Basilica in Spain. Movie is free, bring a snack. Everyone is welcome.


NEWMAN BAKE SALE – After Masses, April 26


For our infirmed: John Regan, Kylie Jacobs, Julia Paredes Apaestegui, Ruth Evans, Rose Stohovitch, Mike Jenkins, Lian Clark, Jorge Prado, Salvador Jiménez, Marilyn Maximovich, Florentino Martínez, Mary Johnson, Rosalia Duran, John Richards, Georgina Valerio, & Charlotte Thurman.


Prayers and Pray-ers Needed: St. Bernard’s community invites anyone who would like prayers to contact our prayer chain by one of the following options:

  • Email with their prayer request
  • Calling prayer team at 234-738-2473

For reasons of privacy, if you are not comfortable leaving a last name, leave only the first name. Please give a simple request i.e. “Please pray for healing from cancer for John.” We will pray for 10 days unless the request is called or e-mailed in again.

Answered Prayers:  lf you have received an answer for your prayer request as a result of prayer from St. Bernard’s prayer chain, consider letting us know so we can be encouraged and share your joy!

Invitation to Join:  If you have a generous spirit and can spend 10 to 15 minutes a day praying for intentions, we would love to have you be one of our St. Bernard Pray-ers! Contact us by email or phone and we will contact you.


CENACLE of DIVINE MERCY – Meets at 2:00pm on Fridays for the chaplet in the Upper Room of the church. All are welcome to attend.


JUAN XXIII – Meets at 10:00am on Saturdays for prayer and devotions in the Upper Room of the church. All are welcome to attend.

A&E Team, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Sacristans, Servers, Ushers

A&E Team, Eucharistic Ministers, Readers, Sacristans, Servers, Ushers




A Day of Recollection


Jeanne Marie Miles

Diocesan Director of the Office of Worship

Noon – 5:00pm

(includes Lunch and Vigil Mass)


CALL or WRITE so we can buy you a Lunch at Noon:




Faith Enrichment Events

DISCIPLES FOR THE DYING –The next prayer time: St Sebastian, May 1 at 5:00pm and St Bernard, June 5 at 12:10pm.  For more information: Judy Ley All are welcome.



Please join fellow pro-life individuals every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9-10 am outside the abortion clinic located at 692 E. Market Street, Akron, to pray for an end to abortion.


POPE FRANCIS’ PAPAL VISIT- Saints Peter &Paul Church (Doylestown) is sponsoring a bus tour to Philadelphia in September for the Papal Visit of the Holy Father. We extend an invitation to join us on this historic pilgrimage. The highlight of the tour will be the Papal Mass on September 27. The tour will commence on September 25 and return on September 28. Price based on double occupancy is $629 per person. Please contact Regina Jung 330-658-2364 or Patsy O’Connor 330-991-4060 for further information.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB OF AKRON – The First Friday Club of Akron will meet at Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway on April 10. Rev. George Smiga, S.T.D. will be the keynote speaker. His topic: “Families of the Bible and Our Own Families: Finding God in the Irregularities of Life”. For reservations call: 330-535-7668 or mail a check made payable to the First Friday Club of Greater Akron, 795 Russell Ave., Akron, OH 44307.

Comunidad Hispana

CHIPOTLE- FUNDRAISEREspíritu Escolar-Sabe Muy bien. Haz de tu cena, un acto noble, únete a la recaudación de fondos para apoyar a Proyecto Raíces. En 5 Atterbury Blvd. #1, en Hudson, Oh. El martes, 31 de marzo, de 4:00-8:00pm. Llevar este folleto, mostraren tu Smartphone o decir al cajero que estas apoyando la causa, para asegurarse de que el 50% de lo recaudado sea donado a Proyecto Raíces. Ve con tu familia e invita a tus amigos a la deliciosa comida.


CLASES DE RELIGION– Continúan las clases para la Primera Comunión el lunes, 30 de marzo a las 6:30pm en el salón histórico. Traer los libros.


CLASE DEL SACRAMENTO de PENITENCIA Empieza el miércoles, 1 de abril, a las 6:30pm en el salón social. Los libros suman $15.00. Estas clases ayudan a los padres para enseñar a su hijo, la importancia de este sacramento de gracia. Al terminar esta clase, empieza la clase de Comunión.


PROCECION DEL VIA CRUSIS– todos están invitados a la procesión del Vía Crucis el viernes 3 de abril, a las 4:45 pm. Empezamos en parking lot.


DIVINA MISERICORDIA- Invita a usted a la recepción que se celebrará en el Salón Social de San Bernardo, el domingo 12 de abril, tras la celebración del Domingo de la Divina Misericordia en la iglesia, que se iniciará a las 3:00 pm. Es bilingüe. Nuestro invitado especial es el Padre Frank Basa, de la parroquia de St. Bernardo. Más información llame Manena Vidlak 330-762-1959


TODOS ESTAN INVITADOS- El sábado – 18 de abril a la cena de la Parroquia de St. Bernard. Traer su plato favorito para compartir (después de la Misa de las 4:30 pm)


!ATENCIÓN!- Invitamos a todos los ministros Litúrgicos de St. Bernardo. SEPARE LA FECHA, Sábado, 25 de abril de 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Un día de retiro con Jeanne Marie Miles, Director Diocesano de la oficina de adoración. (incluye almuerzo y misa de vigilia) aquí en la parroquia San Bernardo.


LA PLACITA, EN LA VILLA HISPANA- Un lugar abierto que promoverá y celebrará la riqueza cultural y el espíritu empresarial de la comunidad Hispana en Cleveland. Invitamos a todas las personas que participaron el año pasado en el evento de nuestra Comunidad de Akron que participen con sus bailes Típicos, en el gran lanzamiento de apertura de “La Placita”, que se realizara el 9 de mayo, de 11 a 4 pm. La presentación de los bailes sería a la 1pm. Más información llamar María Soucek al 330-808-4793,


LANDSCAPING – Tienen 10 posiciones para trabajo laboral. Pago aproximado es de $ 11- $ 18 / hr. Llame a Patty @ 330-715-5862 para hacer una entrevista o


PROYECTO RAICES Y CLASES DE INGLES-1er. y 3er. Sábado del mes.10:00-2:00pm. Para más

información, llamar al 330-253-5161. Con la ayuda de GAR y Akron Community Foundations.


CHARLAS DE LIDERAZGO- Por el Señor Carlos Vara de 3:00-4:00pm., en el Salón Histórico los domingosde marzo y abril. Más información llamara la oficina 330-253-5161.

Parish News and Events

TUESDAYFUNDRAISER for Proyecto RaicesJoin us for a fundraiser to support our Proyecto Raíces cultural program for youth in our parish. On Tuesday, March 31st, come to the Chipotle at 5 Atterbury Blvd. #1, in Hudson from 4:00-8:00 pm. Bring this flyer and tell the cashier you support Proyecto Raices to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our program for youth. Attendees meet on Saturdays from 10-2pm.




MASS OFFERINGS for 3/22/15: $6,974.00

CHURCH DECORATING – Many hands, make light work! We need help decorating for Easter, please come on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30am – 11:30am.


SECOND COLLECTIONS- When donating to a Second Collection at Mass, e.g. Catholic Relief Services, PLEASE make checks payable to: St. Bernard Parish


FOOD PICK UP – A volunteer driver is needed to make weekly food pickups at the Food Bank for St Bernard’s food pantry and hot meals.  The Food Bank is less than two miles from church.  Pickups are made on weekdays; the time and day is flexible.  A pickup truck is available, unless you want to use your own truck or van.  Please contact the office if you can help.


DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY– Invite you to join us for a reception to be held at the Social Hall of St. Bernard, Sunday April 12, following the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday in the church, which will begin at 3:00 pm.Bilingual. Our guest is Fr. Frank Basa, from St. Bernard Parish. More information call Manena Vidlak 330-762-1959


– St. Bernard Liturgical Ministers –

Servers, Readers, EMEs, Sacristans, Ushers, A&Es



A Day of Recollection


Jeanne Marie Miles

Diocesan Director of the Office of Worship

Noon – 5:00pm

(includes Lunch and Vigil Mass)


CHURCH DECORATING – This Saturday morning from 9:30 – 11:30. Arts & Environment (A&E) committee needs help preparing for Easter.





Friday – APRIL 17th

MIAMI UNIVERSITY MEN’S GLEE CLUBwill perform at St. Bernard at 7:30pm. Come hear this 80 voice choir under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Jones. Admission is free.

Sunday – APRIL 19th

ADORATION & ROSARY- St. Bernard Respect Life Group will sponsor a prayer vigil and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The Rosary will be said every ½ hour. All are welcome to attend and pray for life from Conception to Natural Death.




Seeks financial help to restore entirely this original instrument for future generations. If you know of funding sources, or wish to donate, please contact our pastor.

Holy Week Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of Holy Week – 12:10pm Daily Mass

Holy Thursday7:00 PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Last Supper
followed by Adoration until 10:00 P.M.

Good Friday – 12:00 Noon – Stations of the Cross;
3:00PM – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
4:45 pm – Via Crucis (español)

Holy Saturday- 12:00 Noon – Blessing of Food
8:30 PM – Easter Vigil Mass and Baptisms
begins outdoors (weather permitting)

Easter Sunday – 9:30am and 11:30am
1:30 pm (Spanish) and 8:00pm