Area Seasonal and Social Events

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND Someone once said “marriages may be made in heaven, but they sure take a lot of work on earth.” Have you become so distracted by outside pressures that you have neglected your spouse? Retrouvaille can help you put your troubled marriage back on track. The next Retrouvaille weekend will be January 9-11, 2015. A registration fee of $150 is required to confirm your reservation. For more information concerning the program, or to register, please call Diane or Al Miskinis in complete confidence at (330) 665-3506 or (from a 216 or 440 area code) 1-800-470-2230. Scholarships are available for anyone wishing to attend, please contact Fr. Dan or Fr. Frank.

THE FIRST FRIDAY CLUB – will meet January 9th, 2015 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway, Akron and will feature Brian Sinchak. Luncheon is $15.00.  Doors open at 11:15AM; program begins at noon, and ends promptly at 1:00PM.  Reservations can be made by calling 330-535-7668; by sending a check to the First Friday Club of Greater Akron, 795 Russell Ave., Akron, Ohio 44307 or online at

VOLUNTEER HELP – Community Pregnancy Center in Barberton, is looking for volunteers to help sort and inspect material good donations once or twice a month! Please contact Renee Furrer, director of Client Services by email at: phone 330-825-1900 ext. 200. Thank-you!

HOLY GHOST UKRANIAN CATHOLIC – On January 11, 2015, Fr. Vsevolod Shevchuk and his parishioners will celebrate their 100th Anniversary. The celebration begins with the Divine Liturgy (in English) at 9:30 AM followed by a festive meal. If you were baptized at Holy Ghost, please contact Father at 1866 Brown Street or 330-724-8277. They want to recognize all who have come to Christ through the waters of Baptism in their church. Please RSVP by December 29th. Thank you.

Comunidad Hispana

GED EN ESPAÑOL- En Our Lady of the Elms, 1230 W. Market St. Akron.Los viernes 2, 9, 16, 23

Y 30 de enero. Los miércoles 7, 14, 21 y 28 de enero.En 22 RhodesAvenue, Akron, Apartamento 102, de 6:15-8:30pm. Para más información llamar a HéctorCruz Cruz 216-323-6713 de 6:00 – 9:00pm. o Nancy Cabrera 330-253-5161 los L, M y M de 9-5pm.


CHARLAS DE LIDERAZGO- Señor Carlos Vara, estará los domingos 11, 18, 25 de enero y 8 de febrero 2015 después de la misa de la una en el salón Histórico.Llamar ala oficinaparroquial 330-253-5161 y hable con la secretaria Nancy Cabrera


PROYECTO RAICES Y CLASES DE INGLES-1ro. y 3er. Sábado del mes. 10:00-2:00pm. Más información Gladys Apaéstegui (Proyecto Raíces) Nancy Cabrera (ESL) Por favor llamar a la oficina parroquial 330-253-5161 los L-M de 9:00-5:00 pm. Recuerde que estar registrado en clases de Inglés es un requisito para aplicar para la Acción Diferida, más información llamar a Isaida Navarro330-472-0356


FELICITAMOS A LOS NIÑOS DE PROYECTO RAICES, Ellos ganaron su primer trofeo en el concurso de su primera liga de Robóticos.


LAS POSADAS PARA EL MES DE DICIEMBRE –Todos están invitados los días 21, 22, y 23 de diciembre, a las 7:00 pm. Músicos están bienvenidos. Más información llame a Alma Silva 330-701-1430, por favor llevar algo para compartir.


LAS MISAS de NAVIDAD24 de Diciembre4:30pm Traer a sus niños para que escuchen al coro.

7:00pm (Esp)- Ven y canta villancicos en Español.

Medianoche – Una experiencia tan hermosa.

11:30am(Eng) – 25 de Diciembre – Misa del Día


EL QUINTO ENCUENTRO NACIONAL DE MINISTRO HISPANO – Quiere ser parte de un comité para reunirse y para informar a los obispos de los asuntos de la comunidad?Más información llamar a la oficina 330-253-5161.

Faith Enrichment Events

OPPORTUNITY for CONFESSION –   TONIGHT Sunday, Dec. 21 from 6:30 to 8:00pm at St. Mary Parish, 750 S. Main St., Akron.


CELEBRATE LIFE CONCERT – on Sunday January 11 at 7 pm at Holy Family Church at 3179 Kent Rd. Stow, to hear recording artist, Amanda Vernon, perform a celebrate-life concert for families. She will share music from her recent album, “Interior Gaze,” inspired by the Theology of the Body. Come celebrate the dignity and humor of being God’s masterpiece; a work-in-progress.

Barbara Byrne


DISCIPLE FOR THE DYINGThe First Friday Mass at St. Vincent de Paul, Jan. 2nd 2015 at 6:30 a.m. St Sebastian, Feb. 6at 5pm. All are welcome.


Eucharistic Ministers


            I will notify soon those who were renewed as EMEs for 2015 through 2019. From then on, any person presenting themselves as an EME from this or another parish MUST present to the pastor (for our records) their time-limited Certificate of Delegation by a bishop.

4:30 Childrens Mass

OUR 4:30 CHRISTMAS CHILDREN’S MASS – As in other parishes this Mass attracts a lot of visitors. Be your normal welcoming self and make room for one another.   Please follow the ushers for seating, and remember that souls are saved here, NOT seats! Be considerate.

Breakfast with Santa

OUR ST. BERNARD BREAKFAST W/SANTA– On Wednesday, December 24, “Breakfast With Santa” will be held in the St. Bernard Social Hall at 9:00 am. Come and join in the festivity! If you know anyone in need of a Hot Breakfast and the spirit of the Season please extend an invitation.


Church Decorations

OUR CHURCH DECORATIONS – No need to register, no experience necessary! Just show up! We need your help to decorate the church for the Christmas Season.  A great way to meet other members of the community on TUESDAY, Dec. 23 at 6:00 P.M. – Nativity Set and flower set up. Many hands, less time!  Usually 90 minutes!