JUNE 4th PLANTING – Laudato Si’ In Action Aware of our care for creation, our Knights of Columbus Council 547 will lead us with planting flowers in the church beds and cleaning the grounds. Come help us beautify our block. If you would like to make a donation of flowers please bring plats of your favorites that morning at 9am. Come alone or bring the family.
THE HOLY DOOR OF MERCY – has been opened at our Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland. This summer we will make a bus trip to the cathedral, attend Mass, enter the Door, and stop to eat. We are looking at Saturday, July 30 (when the Republican National Convention is over) and a fare of about $25-30 per person including dinner. An exact date and fare will be announced based on the number of participants. Leave your name and contact information at the office if you are interested; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. DEADLINE to SIGN-UP is JUNE 10th.
2016 CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL – The weekend of May 21/22 was our second and last In-pew request to aid the needy throughout the eight Northeast Ohio counties of our diocese. The appeal will be in all parishes that weekend. As of March 31, we are 81% toward our pledge goal of $44,997. Two hundred four people have sent in $16,515 so far. We especially ask those returning from Winter to help. God bless you. Thank you for your participation in this Annual Appeal for those in need.
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.
THE PETER MAURIN CENTER– is an Akron, inner-city Drop-In Center for homeless and marginalized individuals. As we head into the end of the school year, a great number of backpacks in our area will be retired. If some of these larger-size backpacks are mostly clean and retain a substantial amount of useful remaining life, THE PMC would like to once again distribute these used back packs. Our goal is to distribute 200 backpacks this summer. If you have a backpack that still wants to work, you can bring it to THE PMC. Or call Ken Zehenni (330-907-6710) to arrange with him a pick-up. Thank you for re-cycling those backpacks that still have a job to do.
C.O.O.L. DAY SERVICE PROJECT – Mercy In Action – In this year of mercy, there is a one day interdenominational service for all ages to practice both the Spiritual and Corporal works of mercy. On Saturday, June 4, all ages can volunteer to come together and work with C.O.O.L. (Community Outreach Of Love) to improve the outside of 18 homes on one Tallmadge Street. To put our faith into action and to find out more visit www.cooldays.org. You can also register to volunteer (deadline is May 9) at their web site. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16
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.