Family Movie Night

Family Movie Night – “Bishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant of All”.  Join us to view this 60 minute documentary on the life and ministry of this man of God.  He has been an inspiration to many and continues to be an influence by the way he lived and taught.  Bring some popcorn and join us on Friday, August 29 at 7:00pm.  Meet at the Parish

Faith and Culture

Faith and Culture – All parishioners and friends are invited to this annual Diocesan celebration of our Faith in the Cross of Jesus and our rich way of life that flows from it.

To be held here at St. Bernard on Sunday, September 14 with a special Mass at 2:00pm followed by a Fiesta of cultural foods from Latin American countries and shared with our friends from all over the Cleveland Diocese.  PLEASE reserve the date to join us.

Comunidad Hispana

REGISTRACION PARA CLASES DE RELIGION y PREPARACION de PRIMERA CONFESSION y de PRIMERA COMUNION – Registrarse DESPUES de la Misa cada domingo desde el 24 de Agosto hasta el 14 de Septiembre.


CHAPLET de Divina Misericordia – Los viernes a las 3:00pm en el “Upper Room” en la iglesia.  La oración y conversación espiritual son bilingües.

AYUDA Para UNA DETENIDA   Sr. Roger Castro necesita ayuda para pagar el bond para su esposa que está en cárcel en el Condado Cass en Nebraska.  Necesita $4,000 pero acepta cualquier cantidad.

Favor de contactarla al teléfono: (330)459-4864.


La Diocese de Cleveland presentaFe y Cultura

Una celebración de nuestra fe en la cruz de Jesus y nuestra cultura que es derramada de la cruz.  Todos estamos invitados:


14 de Septiembre

La Santa Misa en St. Bernard a las 2:00 PM

La Fiesta continúa después en el Salón Social con comidas culturales, bailes, amigos y amistades desde Akron, Canton,  Cleveland, Lorain, Painesville,  y Wooster.

Reserva la Fecha

Area Social Events

CLASSICAL CONCERT – Hosted by the Akron Dominican Sisters of Peace; featuring Krista Solars (violinist) and Peter Douglas (Pianist) in “A Rhapsody of Summer: A Summertime Recital” today at 3:00pm in the chapel at Our Lady of the Elms Convent.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB OF AKRON – Presents “Stories of a Catholic in Multicultural India” on September 5th at noon. Keynote speaker is Bradley Malkovsky, an associate professor of comparative theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is also the author of God’s Other Children: Personal Encounters with Faith, Love and Holiness in Sacred India. Visit for more information.

CARD PARTY – Save the date for the 4th Annual IHM Council of Catholic Women’s Light Supper Card Party on Thursday, September 11th at 6:30pm! Men and women of all ages are invited to bring their cards or board games for great social evening. If anyone is interested in donating a door prize or raffle gift, please contact Jan Harrington @ 330-928-2765. Hope to see you there!

BE GOD’S HEART AND HANDS IN THE WORLD – Women’s Board of Catholic Charities Community Services of Summit County is inviting adult women of all ages and parishes to join our group. The first membership meeting for the next club year will be held on Friday, September 12 at 9:30am at Catholic Charities offices; 812 Biruta St. For more infor call Anne MacWherter at 330-342-9030.

Parish Council



  1. Jack and Joan Craig, along with parishioners Matt and Mary Ann Jansen, gave a 30 minute presentation on a spiritual life / adult faith formation program called the Neo-Catechumenal Way. Council members will give further consideration and make a decision whether to sponsor this program for our parish.
  2. Re-consideration was given on how to finish the parking lot based on two proposed plans.  Councils voted to ‘return to the drawing board’ to draw up a compromise plan that would be less expensive, practical, and possible to have a good portion completed by winter.


  1. After beneficial discussion on the responses presented by parishioners, both Councils voted to keep the Sunday Mass Schedule at 9:30 and 11:30 A.M.  Although the reasons to change to one Mass are valid, this is NOT the time for change. Yet, a suggestion was made to have one Sunday Mass POSSIBLY for special events.


  1. Pastoral Council approved the list of parishioners asking to serve on the new Pastoral Council for two years.  After contacting them, they will be commissioned and succeed the current council members at the September meeting:


Clarence Bechter

Terina Behrend

Kathleen Considine

Gary Geis (renewed)

Kathy and Tom Hollingsworth Will Jendrisak (renewed)

 Gail Juanoquez

DonnaMarie Kaminsky

Kathy Karas

Tom Maximovich


  1. Council members volunteered to coordinate an Ordination Anniversary celebration for Deacon Ray DiMascio 10th Year of Service to this parish.  It will be held at the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, September 7, 2014 with a light reception to follow for Deacon Ray and his wife Judy DiMascio.

Ministry needs of the Parish

St. Bernard Food Pantry is in need of plastic and, especially, papergrocery bags. No newspaper bags, please. Drop them off at the office or give them to an usher. Thank you.

St. Bernard RCIA is in need of people of the parish willing to sponsor a person seeking to become Catholic. We need you in the fall, but ask you to call the office now so we can explain your role and know how many people to accept.  If you don’t volunteer we will direct people to other parishes.


St. Bernard Greeters/Ushers Did you know that one of the three key things that bring people back to a church is: being welcomed at the door!  Would you or your family consider greeting people as they enter the church for Mass?  Let’s be a welcoming Church when people enter the church.  See an usher to volunteer at the Mass you attend – Please say hello to those around you!

Faith Enrichment Events

RELIGION CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS Registration for every child and teen in the parish will begin on Sunday, August 24, after all the Masses and until September 14th.  Parents need to let us know where and how your child will be educated in the faith in the coming school year.   Forms from last year can be found in the UPPER ROOM located to the right of the church Sanctuary.

Forms for new parishioners can be found in the same location.


CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER – Prayer changes everything!  Parishioners are invited to join other Catholics for intercessory and shared prayer on Tuesdays at St. Hilary church at 7:00pm.  This Spirit-filled hour is a blessing for many.   For more info see Marc Lombardi (usually at 12:10 Mass) or Kathleen Considine (usually at 9:30), or call the parish office.  We’d be glad to help.

Inquiry Group

QUIRY GROUP – This is an opportunity for people with questions about the faith and Church to get answers.  Beginning Tuesday, August 26, we will hold an Inquiry Session each month for anyone to come with questions about the faith, God, etc.  This informal session will be led by a priest or deacon.  Please invite people who are considering becoming Catholic to come and see!  Aug. 26th at 7pm in the Conference Room (off the lower lot).