Comunidad Hispana

MISA de CANDELARIA – Bendición de las velas durante la Misa a la 1:00pm HOY. Después de la Misa compartiremos los tamales que traerán a los que les toco el Niño de la Rosca de los Reyes. Todos están invitados a bajar al salón para el convivio.

 

MIERCOLES DE CENIZAS – El 10 de Febrero inicia la Cuaresma. Es un tiempo de penitencia.

Rito de Cenizas – para recibir cenizas benditas

8:10am – St. MarySchool

9:30am – St. Bernard Church

Mediodia – Capilla en Children’s Hospital

12:10pm – St. Bernard Church con Misa

3:00pm – St. Bernard Church

7:00pm – St. Mary Church con Misa

El 24 de Febrero de las 5:00 de la tarde hasta a las 8:00 de la noche habrá un sacerdote bilingüe y disponible para escuchar Confesiones en la iglesia.

 

AVISO – Le invitamos a un rosario en honor a la Virgen María Rosa Mística, será el 2do sábado de cada mes, 7pm. Más información hable con Julia Rosado 815-603-6724

 

CLASES de INGLÉS– Se ha cambiado para el 2do y 4to sábado de cada mes 10-1pm, Salón Histórico. Más información llamar al 330-253-5161 o 330-322-4452

Parish News

HELP the HOMELESSIn this cold weather, we need warm gloves for people who come to our doors. Please new or gently used will help! Place them in the DROP-OFF BOX located at the front church doors.

 

PRAYER REQUESTSFor John Didado, Heidi Farver, Dave Topper, Nick Stohovitch, Bill Eisaman, Ralph Reese, Doris Hambrick, Charlotte Thurman, Loreta Garcia, and those listed in our Book of Prayer Requests.

 

Collection Offering

Thank you for supporting your parish ministries

 

Offering for January 31 – TBA next week

 

 

LENT

 

Begins on February 10

 

Prayer Opportunities

 

Liturgy                         Time              Place

Scripture and Ashes     8:10am           St. Mary

Scripture and Ashes     9:30am           St. Bernard

Scripture and Ashes     Noon         Children Hosp.

Mass and Ashes         12:10pm         St. Bernard

Stations and Ashes                      3:00pm          St. Bernard

Mass and Ashes           5:00pm   UA Student Ctr.

Mass and Ashes         7:00pm          St. Mary

 

 

CONFIRMATION CONGRATULATIONS – We welcomed in to full-initiation in the Catholic Church the following who were Confirmed on Saturday:

 

Perry Antalek                           Andrea Cuellar

Bethany Ballard                         Maria Monsour

Andrew Cardenas-S.                 Carol Moreno

Christopher Cardenas-S.                       Josh Nanashee

Matthew Crookston                  Juan Perez

Lorena Vicenteno

 

Fully-initiated, these young men and women desire to be about the Mission of Jesus Christ applying the Gifts of the Holy Spirit in life’s situations. They may also qualify to serve as Godparents and Sponsors for other sacraments.

 

THANK YOU – As I write to thank you for your prayers for our pilgrimage, I’m hoping that it has been a wonderful, safe, spiritual journey in the Holy Land. We haven’t even left yet, but I know we will have prayed for all of you back home. Fr. Dan et al.

 

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS – You can contact the Parish Office for your 2015 Contribution Statement to include in your 2015 IRS Tax Filings.

 

REST IN PEACE Please pray for the soul of former parishioner, John Moran, who passed away in GA and buried from our church this past week.

Don’t Give up Chocolate for Lent!

Have a Best Lent Ever©

 

“Rediscover Jesus”

Did you miss the book give away? Let us know and we will get you a copy for Lent – 40 Brief Daily Chapters for 40 Days.

May this be a Best and a Blessed Lent!

EL SALVADOR MISSION – Also this weekend, February 7 we take up the Second Collection for our Diocesan Mission in El Salvador. Thank you for your support lasting over 50 years. Former pastor of St. Bernard, Fr. Paul Schindler, greatly appreciates the assistance to continue the Diocesan commitment to the Latin American Church.

St. Bernard Parish News

HELP the HOMELESSIn this cold weather, we needwarm gloves for people who come to our doors. Please new or gently used will help! Place them in the DROP-OFF BOX located at the front church doors.

 

PRAYER REQUESTSFor Heidi Farver, Dave Topper, Nick Stohovitch, Bill Eisaman,Ralph Reese, Doris Hambrick, Charlotte Thurman, Loreta Garcia, and those listed in our Book of Prayer Requests.

  1. BERNARD FOOD PANTRYIn 2015 our Food Pantry on Thursday mornings served 5486 people in 2093 households.  We passed out enough food to provide over 49,000 meals to needy people.  Thank you to Pantry donors: parishioners of St. Bernard, University of Akron Newman Center, Akron Energy Systems, Giant Eagle Montrose, Giant Eagle Springfield, Secular Franciscans of the Cabrini Fraternity, Walmart Stow, Daisy Troop 650, Our Lady of the Cedars Church, Our Lady of Victory Church, and Litchfield Middle School.

 

 

If you did not pick up your 2016 Offering Envelopes, please stop by the Office by January 25.

 

SCHOLARSHIPSOhio Catholic Federal Credit Union to award $50,000 in Catholic Education Scholarships. These will be primarily needs-based, and awarded in the amount of $1,000 per family. Online applications can be accessed between Jan. 31 at until March 4. Questions can be to Alexandra at (888) 696-4462.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUSStill one of the best Catholic Men’s Organization around! Thanks to our Council #547 who sponsored a Basketball Free Throw Contest at St. Mary School. The seven highest scorers will go to the District Meet on Jan. 31st. Want to know about the KofC or get connected? Call 330-253-5161.

“You Look Marvelous!”

Visitors love to take pictures of our church, they consider it one of the most beautiful churches in Ohio.

 

Many thanks to the members of St. Bernard Church Community that wanted to be included in our Photo Disc these past weekends. What a beautiful Church you are!!

 

Special thanks to Dave and Ruth Klein and Tom and Rose Fritsch who volunteered to snap your photo.

 

If you would like to be included and have a Digital Photo of yourself, send it to the parish email (bulletin cover) along with the names of the people in the photo and the Mass Time you regularly attend.

 

Pictures will be arranged alphabetically by Mass, burned on to a CD, and made available to you ASAP.

 

CONFIRMATION Let us pray for the youth of St. Bernard and St. Mary Parishes who will be confirmed in St. Bernard church on Saturday, February 6 at 4:30pm.:

 

Perry Antalek                           Andrea Cuellar

Bethany Ballard                         Maria Monsour

Andrew Cardenas-S.                 Carol Moreno

Christopher Cardenas-S.                       Josh Nanashee

Matthew Crookston                  Juan Perez

                                                Lorena Vicenteno

 

All Candidates and Sponsors will meet for a practice next Sunday, January 31st at 2:00pm in the Social Hall.

 

THE PARISH HOUSELocated on the corner of State and High Streets the white house is available to parish groups of various sizes. There is a TV Screen with DVD/VCR player on a cart that can be moved from room to room. Reservations can be made at the Office by email: parishsecretary@stbernardstmary.org or calling 330-253-5161.

            Conference Room – 12-15 people

            St. John Paul II Room – 8-10 people

            Bl. Paul VI Room – 6-8 people

            Prayer Room – 6-8 people

 

PRO POPULOmeaning “For the People” is a listed Mass Intention that every pastor is obligated to pray for his people weekly. I will pray it next Sunday for you in the Holy Land. If you can, pray for me and for the 30 Pilgrims journeying in faith, prayer, and some fun in the land of the Bible, where it is written in Psalm 122:6 :

                                                            שלום ירושלים

                        نصلي من أجل السلام في القدس  

                                 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem

…and…like Jesus let us pray for Christian unity as well.

 

 

 

Pancake Breakfast &Bake-sale

by Newman Catholic Campus Ministry

January 24th 10am-12pm

St. Bernard Social Hall

Suggested donation of $5 per person and $20 per family

 

All proceeds will support the University of Akron Newman Group and go toward our spring break mission trip to Detroit

 

from

Ralph Reese

 

I would like to thank everyone for the gifts that help me celebrate my 40 Years at St. Bernard. And for Fr. Dan, Fr. Frank, Fr. Norm and the whole Parish for being so nice to me.

May God bless all of you,Ralph Reese

 

Collection Offering

 

Thank you for supporting your parish ministries

 

Offering for January 17 – $7,514.00

Catholic Charities USA, Calamities – $375.70

 

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS INFO – The IRS does not permit us to pre-date or post-date donations. If your donation was received by the parish in 2015, it was recorded for 2015; if received in 2016 it is recorded for2016. BeginningTHIS Monday, January 25, you can contact the Parish Office for your 2015 Contribution Statement to include in your 2015 IRS Tax Filings.

 

YEAR OF MERCY– To assist people in their understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, remarriage and annulments as a path to healing and closure, the Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland will offer First Step on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Church, 3179 Kent Road in Stow in Room 1 below the Church.  No reservations are necessary and there is no cost.

Parish News, Jan 17

HELP the HOMELESSIn this cold weather, we need warm gloves for people who come to our doors. Please new or gently used will help! Place them in the DROP-OFF BOX located at the front church doors.

 

PRAYER REQUESTSFor Dave Topper, Nick Stohovitch, Bill Eisaman, Doris Hambrick, Charlotte Thurman, Loreta Garcia, and those listed in our Book of Prayer Requests.

 

MASS and ROSARY for LIFE – At the request of our Bishop and in solidarity with those traveling to Washington, DC for the March for Life, we invite members of the Cluster parishes to gather at 9:00am to car pool to the 10:00am Mass with Bishop Lennon on Friday, January 22nd. Please meet in the St. Bernard Parking Lot by 9am. For those unable to attend the Mass, a Rosary Service will be prayed at 10:00am at St. Bernard Parish.

 

YEAR OF MERCY – To assist people in their understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, remarriage and annulments as a path to healing and closure, the Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland will offer First Step on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Church, 3179 Kent Road in Stow in Room 1 below the Church.  No reservations are necessary and there is no cost.

THANK YOU!

RALPH REESE for

40 Years of Service

Since the 1970s, our Custodian Ralph Reese has stood guard at this church faithfully and still answers every call when we need him. Sunday, January 17th (around the time of his birthday) is the final opportunity to enclose a gift for him!

Gift Envelopes for Ralph are at the church doors

Please make any checks payable to Ralph Reese

Place your gift in the Collection or at the Office

 

Collection Offering

 

Thank you for supporting your parish ministries

Offering for January 10 – $8,938.00

 

 

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS INFO – The IRS does not permit us to pre-date or post-date donations. A simple rule to remember is that if your donation was received by the parish in 2015, it was recorded for 2015. If the donation was received in 2016, it will be recorded for 2016. Beginning Monday, January 25, you can contact the Parish Office for your 2015 Contribution Statement to include in your 2015 IRS Tax Filings.

 

CONFIRMATION Let us pray for our youth seeking to be fully-initiated in the Church. Candidates must attend a meeting at 2:00pm TODAY, Jan. 17th.

 

  1. BERNARD MOVIE NIGHT – Now Playing: “Testament of Mother Teresa”. Meet in the parish house Friday, Jan. 22 at 7PM. Snacks welcome. Open to all.

 

  1. BERNARD FOOD PANTRYIn 2015 our Food Pantry on Thursday mornings served 5486 people in 2093 households.  We passed out enough food to provide over 49,000 meals to needy people.  Thank you to Pantry donors: parishioners of St. Bernard, University of Akron Newman Center, Akron Energy Systems, Giant Eagle Montrose, Giant Eagle Springfield, Secular Franciscans of the Cabrini Fraternity, Walmart Stow, Daisy Troop 650, Our Lady of the Cedars Church, Our Lady of Victory Church, and Litchfield Middle School.

WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT – “Resting in God’s Love and Mercy” held at Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Feb. 12-14, and presented by DonnaMarie Kaminsky of St. Bernard Parish (9:30). The weekend will be a prayerful reflection on how Jesus is the face of the Father’s mercy to women in the Scriptures; accepting God’s unconditional love and mercy in our lives; and how we are encouraged to be merciful like the Father to others. Cost and information: 440-884-9300.

 

SCHOLARSHIPSOhio Catholic Federal Credit Union to award $50,000 in Catholic Education Scholarships. These will be primarily needs-based, and awarded in the amount of $1,000 per family. Online applications can be accessed between Jan. 31 at http://www.ohiocatholicfcu.com/scholarships until March 4. Questions can be to Alexandra at (888) 696-4462.

 

THIS WEEKEND

 

  1. BERNARD COMMUNITY

PHOTO DISC

 

 

 

 

YOUR PICTURE HERE

 

We are creating a photo album for the parish and would love to include you in the picture. We’ll take your picture(s) in the Baptistery, inscribe only your name(s), catalog you alphabetically with the Mass you regularly attend, and get anyone who wants – a disc. Digital photos will be taken January 16 and 17 in church before and after Mass.

If you already have a digital photo you prefer to use, put it on a flash drive, and we’ll include it. Get in the picture. Complete the whole picture of the St. Bernard Community.

 

SUMMIT COUNTY – Collaborative against Human Trafficking is hosting two FREE Awareness Events on Saturday, January 23rd from 10-2, at Our Lady of the Elms High School Auditorium. More information visit sbcatalano@juno.com Sister Barbara Catalano or www.endslaverysummitcounty.org

Pancake Breakfast & Bake-sale

by Newman Catholic Campus Ministry

January 24th 10am – 12pm

St. Bernard Social Hall

Suggested donation of $5 per person and $20 per family

 

All proceeds will support the University of Akron Newman Group and go toward our spring break mission trip to Detroit


Schedule for the week of Jan 17

Sunday, January 17 – Second Sunday in Ordinary time

9:30                   Pro Populo

11:30                  + James McCafferty

1:00                   + Jose Olalla Vizcaino

8:00                   + Helen Noel

 

Monday, January 18 – Martin Luther King Holiday

12:10                       + Edward Palazzo

 

Tuesday, January 19

12:10                      + Jennie Ferrise

 

Wednesday, January 20 – St. Fabian, St. Sebastian

12:10                       + Roberto Noel

                                                     

Thursday, January 21 – St. Agnes

12:10                   + Vaughn Leigh

                             

Friday, January 22 – Day of Pray for the unborn child

12:10                   + Edward R. Soblynski

 

Saturday, January 23 – St. Vincent

4:30                      + Willie Orr

 

Sunday, January 24 – Third Sunday in Ordinary time

9:30                   + Stohovitch & Suplita Families

11:30                  + Robert Kramer

1:00                   + Pro Populo

8:00                   + Armocida and O’Hare Families

 

Need prayers, food, a spiritual life? We can help

Interested in becoming Catholic?

If you seek a more meaningful Life in the Way of Jesus Christ and the Truth he taught about God and us, call us for information on how to be a disciple with us in the Catholic Church.

 

Expecting a child? Need help?

Contact us so we can direct you for assistance,

or call confidentially 1-800-712-(HELP)4357.

 

Prayers? Have a request?

Call our prayer line at: 234-738-2473 or Email           us at: St.Bernard.praychain@gmail.com

 

Food? In need or want to help?

Contact us for free meal times, to volunteer or            to donate to our Hunger Ministry to the needy.

 

Parish News Jan 11

FEED the SOUL

Daily Mass – 12:10pm followed by the Rosary

Word Celebration – 7:00pm, Jan. 12 – Conference Rm

HELP the HOMELESSwe are in need of hats, gloves, socks and travel toiletries for the dahomeless; place them in the DROP-OFF BOX located at the front church doors.  Also any gently-used blankets or coats.

PASTORAL COUNCIL – meets Monday, January 11, at 6:30 pm in the Parish House Conference Room

PRAYER REQUESTSFor Gail Juanoquez, Dave Topper, Nick Stohovitch, Bill Eisaman, Doris Hambrick, Marina Mora, Charlotte Thurman, Loreta Garcia, and those listed in our Book of Requests.

Since the 1970s, our Custodian Ralph Reese has stood guard at this church faithfully and still answers every call when we need him.  We want to present a generous gift to him on Sunday, January 17th (around the time of his birthday)!  A very special ‘Thank You’ to a humble, hard-working servant of God to this Parish.

Gift Envelopes for Ralph are at the church doors

Please make any checks payable to Ralph Reese

Place your gift in the Collection or at the Office

Collection Offerings

Thank you for supporting your parish ministries

Christmas, December 25 – $26,079.00

Holy Family Sunday, Dec. 27 – $7,291.00

Mary, Mother of God, January 1 – $2,801.

Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 3 – $9,498.00

Thank you for assisting so many others:

2015 Catholic Charities Report – $45,936 Goal

Pledged- $47,365 (103%)    To date- $44,032 (93%)

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS INFO – The IRS does not permit us to pre-date or post-date donations. A simple rule to remember is that if your donation was received by the parish in 2015, it was recorded for 2015.  If the donation was received in 2016, it will be recorded for 2016.  →  Beginning Monday, January 25, you can contact the Parish Office for your 2015 Contribution Statement to include in your 2015 IRS Tax Filings.

YEAR OF MERCY – To assist people in their understanding of the Church’s teachings on marriage, divorce, remarriage and annulments as a path to healing and closure, the Tribunal of the Diocese of Cleveland will offer First Step on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Church, 3179 Kent Road in Stow in Room 1 below the Church.  No reservations are necessary and there is no cost.

CHRISTMAS FLOWER MEMORIALS – The Seikol and Galizio Families, and, Patricia Lundstrom were accidentally omitted from last week’s bulletin insert.

If you did not pick up your 2016 Offering Envelopes, please stop by the Office by January 25.

 

CONFIRMATION will be celebrated at the 4:30pm Vigil Mass on February 6. Let us pray for our youth seeking to be fully-initiated in the Church and about the mission of Jesus. Candidates meet January 17 at 2pm.

 

  1. BERNARD MOVIE NIGHT – St. Bernard Movie Night “Testament of Mother Teresa”. Meet at the parish house Friday, Jan. 22 at 7PM. Snacks welcome. Open to all.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY – Lent begins on Wednesday, February 10th with the distribution of ashes.

 

WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT – “Resting in God’s Love and Mercy” held at Jesuit Retreat House in Parma, Feb. 12-14, and presented by DonnaMarie Kaminsky of St. Bernard Parish (9:30). The weekend will be a prayerful reflection on how Jesus is the face of the Father’s mercy to women in the Scriptures; accepting God’s unconditional love and mercy in our lives; and how we are encouraged to be merciful like the Father to others. Cost and information: 440-884-9300.

ST. BERNARD HUNGER PROGRAMSOur 3 hunger programs were the opening story of an article in the National Catholic Reporter (12/29/15) by Dan Morris-Young “Pew Catholics take command to feed the hungry seriously”. We owe a debt of gratitude to the volunteers who assist us, including Catholics and other Christians in the Akron area who are out of their pew feeding the hungry. We also know that we cannot do what we do without the overwhelming generosity of our donors to the St. Bernard Hunger Programs, especially at this time of the year, thank you! God bless you and our program volunteer leaders who’ve overseen this ministry. Read the entire article at http://ncronline.org.

 

We are creating a photo album for the parish and would love to include you in the picture. We’ll take your picture(s) in the Baptistery, inscribe only your name(s), catalog you alphabetically with the Mass you regularly attend, and get anyone who wants – a disc. Digital photos will be taken January 9, 10, 16, and 17 in church before and after Mass.

If you already have a digital photo you prefer to use, put it on a flash drive, and we’ll include it. Get in the picture. Complete the whole picture of the St. Bernard Community.

Recent News and Events

WORD CELEBRATIONJanuary 7 from 7-9 pm. Paul VI Room in the Parish House. More information call Brigitte or the office 330-253-5161

ST. BERNARD COMMUNITY PHOTO DISC – We are creating a photo album for the parish and would love to include you in the picture. We’ll be taking the pictures in the Baptistery, inscribing only your name(s), cataloging people alphabetically by the Mass you regularly attend, and getting anyone who wants – a disc.

Digital photos will be taken January 9, 10, 16, and 17 in the church before and after Mass.  If you already have a digital photo to include, send it email or on a flash drive.  We’ll include it on the disc.  We hope you’ll complete the St. Bernard Community picture.

IRELAND AND SCOTLAND TRIP – Deacon Robin & Paula Adair, and Fr. Norm Douglas, will be hosting at trip to Ireland, August 19-31. An Information Night will be held at Guardian Angels Church on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00. Consider this opportunity to travel Ireland and Scotland with fellow parishioners and friends. Questions: Deacon Adair at 330-283-4983; or see www.proximotravel.com.

CONFIRMATION – The Sacrament will be celebrated at the 4:30pm Vigil Mass on February 6. Let us pray for our youth seeking to be fully-initiated in the Church and about the mission of Jesus.

2016 WEDDINGS – As was announced, beginning with wedding requests for 2016, and following the Church’s guidelines for marriages, we will respond to Catholics asking to have a wedding here in this beautiful church, an icon of Akron, and a Historic Place on the National Registry. Please contact the parish office for further details on marriage preparation, setting a date, and your support toward the preservation of St. Bernard church.

THANK YOU from Ralph

In appreciation for his 40 Years of dedicated service to this St. Bernard Community, parishioners responded overwhelmingly to express their gratitude to Ralph.  In response, Ralph wrote:

I would like to thank everyone for the gifts to help me celebrate my 40 years at St. Bernard.  Fr. Dan, Fr. Frank, Fr. Norm and all the parish for being so nice to me. May God Bless all of you,  

Ralph Reese

 

 

Offering Envelopes

Envelopes for the Mass Offering are available in the cross aisle in the church.  Thanks to many of you who picked up your box.  There are 54 more households remaining that can find them in the church until January 24. 

Envelopes are no longer mailed to households quarterly.  Passing out these boxes of envelopes annually is an enormous savings to the parish.

2015 Contribution Statements for IRS reporting will be available January 25.  Call the parish office and request a statement.

The other benefit to using envelopes is verification that you worship regularly with us in this community. This verification is often needed when a Catholic has been asked to be a Godparent or Sponsor.  We cannot verify that you worship with us when putting cash in the collection without a numbered envelope.  There are three names on U.S. currency and only one of them is a member of our parish.  Please use a numbered Offering Envelope when donating cash.

Thank you for supporting the mission of Jesus Christ through the ministries of St. Bernard Parish.  Parish Financial Statements are presented annually in the Fall.