Meet by Zip Code

Saint Bernard Parish

 

Akron, Atwater, Bath, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Firestone, Goodyear, Green, Kenmore, Munroe Falls, North Hill, Portage Lakes, Stow, Tallmadge, Uniontown, Wadsworth, and other towns and villages around Summit County.

 

 

Jesus said, “Go out to all the Nations…”

…and the people of Saint

Bernard Community go out to 35 Zip Codes.

 

In an effort to strengthen our Community and meet one another’s needs where you live, we offer this opportunity to gather by ZIP Code to enrich the Parish. Meet your Catholic neighbor!

 

As a scattered Parish Community in the heart of Akron, consider the following:

 

– What do you find here today worth telling others about? Worth driving here for?

 

– How does being here make you a better follower of Jesus?

– How well connected are you to a neighbor or family in your area that comes here?

 

– How are you living the Gospel with others in your neighborhood?

 

– Who should we really be serving?

 

– What can we be better at?

 

– What can we do more of?

 

– What can you do about it?

 

– What should we really be praying for?

 

Join others from your Zip Code Area

 

Region One – Akron

All Zip Codes of the Parish and Downtown, including but not limited to:

 

44301 through 44311

 

Tuesday – May 5 – Social Hall

7:00-8:00 P.M.

 

Region Two – West

All Zip Codes Northwest, West, and Southwest

including but not limited to:

 

44313, 44333, 44320, 44321,

              44314, 44319, 44203, 44281

 

Tuesday – May 12 – Social Hall

7:00-8:00 P.M.

 

Region Three – East

All Zip Codes Northeast, East, and Southeast

including but not limited to:

44221, 44223, 44224, 44278,

              44312, 44260, 44685

 

Tuesday – May 19 – Social Hall

7:00-8:00 P.M.

Area Social Events

ENRICHMENT & ATHLETIC CAMPS – Archbishop Hoban High School will offer summer camps for students entering 7th and 8th grades. One-week camps will be available in Photography, Steel Drum, Choral, Robotics, Rocket Science and Forensics (Enrichments, 330-849-2149); Or in baseball, basketball, football, bowling, soccer, cheerleading, lacrosse, tennis, volleyball and wrestling (Athletics, 330-773-9107). For more info or to register call or visit www.hoban.org

 

POLISH AMERICAN CLUB – Mother’s Day Swiss Steak Dinner, Saturday evening, May 9 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Tomato Juice, Tossed Salad, French Bread and Butter. Cost $12.00 Coffee and tea (Cash Bar) Children under 12 years pay $7.00.

 

THE FIRST FRIDAY CLUB OF AKRON – will meet on Friday, May 8 at Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway, Akron, and will feature Fr. Leo Patalinghug who will prepare a meal while speaking on the topic “Grace before Meals: Food for the Body, Mind and Soul.” Fr. Leo is a best-selling author, speaker, and radio and TV host. The luncheon is $15.00. Doors open at 11:00 AM; the program at noon, and ends promptly at 1:00 PM. Reservations can be made by sending a check to the First Friday Club of Greater Akron, 795 Russell Ave., Akron, OH 44307, or by calling the office, or on the website, by May 3rd. For info, call 330-535-7668 or at www.firstfridayclubofgreaterakron.org.

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY 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.

Bishop Lennon will celebrate a Mass at the Cathedral on Sunday, July 26 at 2:30pm for all celebrating 50 Years. Reservations to attend the Mass can be made through our parish office at 330-253-5161. Register by Monday, June 29 (to include Jubilee couples’ names in the Mass program).

Faith Enrichment Events

KEEP IT PUREYour 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:  akdoty@kent.edu, 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 by folks – young and elderly – 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 $629 per person. Please contact Regina Jung 330-658-2364 or Patsy O’Connor 330-991-4060 for further information.

VOCATION DISCERNMENT FOR WOMEN – The Dominican Sisters of Peace are sponsoring a Weekend of Prayer, in Blacklick, OH, May 15-17, for single, Catholic women ages 18-45 who may be considering religious life or ministry in the Church.  Come and learn various ways that Christians have found helpful in deepening their relationship with the Living God in prayer. Space is limited so register early!  For more information call or text Sr. Pat Dual, OP at 614-216-7688 or email at pdual@oppeace.org.

Comunidad Hispana

CHARLAS DE LIDERAZGO- Por el Señor Carlos Vara de 3:00-4:00pm., en el Salón Histórico hoy domingo26 de abril y en mayo. Más información llamara la oficina 330-253-5161.

IMPORTANTE INFORMACIÓN! -Ha llegado a la atención del obispo Lennon la preocupación y confusión que ha surgido en relación con el reverendo Leo M. Carley y la tradicional capilla del Corazón Inmaculado de María, localizada en la calle Chenoweth en Akron. Después de otra investigación el reverendo Joseph C. Bambera, obispo de Scranton ha confirmado que el Padre Carley ha estado ausente ilegítimamente de su diócesis desde 1976. Facultades de la diócesis de Scranton han sido revocadas y el reverendo Carley nunca ha concedido las facultades de la diócesis de Cleveland.

Obispo Lennon está escribiendo al pueblo del Condado de Summit para aconsejarnos que la Capilla Tradicional del Corazón Inmaculado de María no está en plena comunión con la Iglesia Católica Romana. Cualquier intento por Fr. Carley para administrar los sacramentos de confirmación o matrimonio sería inválido; en relación con el Sacramento de la penitencia puede administrar en nombre de un católico verdaderamente en peligro de muerte. Por último, a la luz de lo anterior una persona que sabe lo que se ha mencionado no debería asistir a una misa que celebra ya que sería ilícito. Si usted tiene preocupaciones acerca de la validez de los sacramentos recibidos en la Capilla del Corazón Inmaculado de María, póngase en contacto con el Tribunal Diocesano al 216-696-6525 ext. 4000.

 

 

CAPACITAREl propósito del programa Capacitar es empoderar a las mujeres de origen Hispano que han llegado recientemente a los Estados Unidos, sobre todo al noreste de Ohio, especialmente a la zona de Akron, y que buscan apoyo y aliento en la práctica de su fe católica y su nuevo entorno. Capacitar a estas mujeres, será mejorar y promover la paz y la justicia, asi nos convertimos en un sólido grupo de individuos que se refuerzan mutuamente a través de nuestra fe, el compromiso con la comunidad y la vida familiar. Las sesiones comenzaran en mayo 30 hasta nov. 28 de 9:00 a 3:00 pm. Más información Nish Carmedy 330-388-5257 o llame a la oficina 330-253-5161.

 

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.

Parish News

PRAYER GROUPS & REQUESTS

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, and Charlotte Thurman.

CENACLE of DIVINE MERCY – 3:00pm on Fridays for the chaplet in the Upper Room of the church. All are welcome to attend.

 

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

NEW CATECHUMENATE WAY – 7:00pm on Tuesdays for shared reflections on the Word of God in the Social Hall church basement; and

– 7:00pm on the 3rd Saturday for the celebration of Vigil Mass in the Upper Room of the church. Come and See – this may be for YOU.

 

NEWMAN CENTER BAKE SALE – Students from the Newman center at St. Bernard will be having a bake sale THIS SUNDAY after all Masses, April 26. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life, a fundraiser with the American Cancer Society.   Stop by for some goodies to benefit a good cause!

 

HONORING THE BLESSED MOTHER – In the month of May cut flowers can be placed on the Marian altar in the church beginning May 2nd.  Please bring your own vase and tend to its care.  A rosary may be said aloud before weekend Masses.

 

LET US KEEP OUR CHURCH BEAUTIFUL – We received the City of Akron Beautification Award in 2014 for how we maintain our parish grounds. Now we have 3 parishioners who have volunteered to weed and keep a flower bed clean during the summer months. Interested in caring for a flower bed at St. Bernard – you, your group, or your family? If so, please call Ruth 330-928-7944 or Helen 330-620-2629 for a 10’x10′ area bed. The Knights of Columbus will do the overall cleanup and mulching on Saturday, May 30, starting at 9:00am. Many hands make light work!

 

From the Pastor, April 26

Dear Community of St. Bernard,

            You may know someone who has endured some form of cancer. It is a battle! Hopefully, one day it will be a disease of the past. The Catholic Students in the Newman Center are sponsoring a Bake Sale downstairs in the Social Hall to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Please support the cause.

            ZIP Gatherings will be held in May. This is an opportunity to know fellow parishioners in the area in which you live. You’ll find more information in today’s bulletin. Plan to join others from your ZIP Code.

            We welcome Bishop Richard Lennon to the parish this Friday for the annual Red Mass. Under the patronage of St. Thomas More (1478-1535), a local Akron lawyer is honored for upholding the principles of truth and justice as a civil servant of this community. The 2015 honoree is Attorney J. Dean Carro. The Mass begins at 12 Noon and is open to all. Come support the legal community who live and work in our Downtown parish. A social follows in the Social Hall downstairs.                   I have 8 seats left for Israel this January, 2016. Let me know if you are being called to make this sacred Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Jesus.   Blessings, Fr. Dan

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.

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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).

 

 

  1. BERNARD MEMORIAL TRUST

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: www.camminoneocatecumenale.it. 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:  akdoty@kent.edu, 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.