FOURTH OF JULY MASS – The celebration of Daily Mass on Monday, July 4 will be in St. Bernard church at 9:30 am. During 2016, Daily Mass on all Federal Holidays is scheduled for 9:30 at St. Bernard; and in 2017 at 9:30 in St. Mary.
ITALIAN FEST MASS – will be held at St. Bernard again this year on Saturday, July 9 at 4:30 pm. Come join in the faith and pride of the Italian Community of Akron. The “Peace Together” Choir will form the choir. Mass, of course, is open to all. Afterwards join folks of all nationalities down at Lock 3 (one block away) for some great food and entertainment.
FRENCH BOYS’ CHOIR in CONCERT – We are pleased to have this national 30 voice choir from France, Maitrise des Hauts de France, perform at St. Bernard on Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm. The concert is absolutely stunning and FREE. Come and enjoy these young singers conducted by Jerome Cupelli from the very homeland of St. Bernard de Clairvaux. This church was built for these voices!
THE HOLY DOOR OF MERCY – has been opened at our Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland. We have rented a 50 passenger bus with lavatory and chair lift to travel on July 30th. Call the parish office 330-253-5161 to reserve a seat on the bus and join us on the return trip from the Cathedral at Papa Joe’s in Cuyahoga Falls for dinner. Cost of bus ride, dinner, and tips – $40.00 per person. There are a few seats still open.
COMING UP IN AUGUST – On the 10th: Parish night at Blossom Music Center with Josh Groban; tickets are a bit pricey but with ten people we receive a group rate. On the 14th: Parish Picnic and Mass at Firestone Park off Harrington Rd. On the 21st: The Derbytown Quartet will form the choir at the 10am Mass.
PRE-PLANNING FUNERAL and CEMETERY ARRANGEMENTS
- is a final gift to your loved ones who care
- is a way to carry out your wishes
- is a way to learn all you need to know about:
- Catholic Funeral Traditions
- Burial or Cremation
- Potential Expenses
- Does not have to be done alone
Service Representatives are available to meet with you one-on-one or as a family
Contact: Holy Cross Cemetery Office
100 E. Waterloo, Akron
216-641-7575 ext. 7
ST. BERNARD CHURCH ORGAN FUND – WE have surpassed the half way mark to our goal of $350,210. If you would like to dedicate a church organ pipe ($100 ea.) or a rank of 61 pipes ($6,000), please send a check to St. Bernard Memorial Trust, memo line: organ fund, along with the name of the person you want inscribed in our Book of Dedication. Your gift will last a life-time.
YOUNG CATHOLIC PROFESSIONSALS – Tuesday, May 24th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bishop Lennon and HUNDREDS of YOUNG, PROFESSIONALLY MOTIVATED Catholics (over 300) attended this event at Shooter’s in the Flats, for FREE drinks and appetizers to celebrate the launch of Young Catholic Professionals. In your 20s or 30s stay tuned for the next gathering.
HOUSING HOSPITALITY – Thanks to many of you who have opened your home to house the National French Boy’s Choir. As we receive information from the organizers we will get you the time schedule for Friday, July 29. The concert is at 7:30pm, then guests will be housed, and return the next morning at 7am for their departure to Toronto, Canada.
HELP THE NEEDY who come to our Doors –
Our Pantry and Lunch Hunger programs would appreciate any of the following from the wish list:
Paper grocery bags (no newspaper bags)
Plastic grocery bags
Travel Size: soap, razors, shampoo, toothbrush
Please drop your donation off at the parish office during office hours or in the wooden box in the church lobby.