Faith Enrichment Events

DISCIPLES FOR THE DYING –The next prayer time: St Sebastian, May 1 at 5:00pm and St Bernard, June 5 at 12:10pm.  For more information: Judy Ley judithley@neo.rr.com. All are welcome.

 

ROSARY AND DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET

Please join fellow pro-life individuals every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 9-10 am outside the abortion clinic located at 692 E. Market Street, Akron, to pray for an end to abortion.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ PAPAL VISIT- Saints Peter &Paul Church (Doylestown) is sponsoring a bus tour to Philadelphia in September for the Papal Visit of the Holy Father. We extend an invitation to join us on this historic pilgrimage. The highlight of the tour will be the Papal Mass on September 27. The tour will commence on September 25 and return on September 28. 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.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB OF AKRON – The First Friday Club of Akron will meet at Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway on April 10. Rev. George Smiga, S.T.D. will be the keynote speaker. His topic: “Families of the Bible and Our Own Families: Finding God in the Irregularities of Life”. For reservations call: 330-535-7668 or mail a check made payable to the First Friday Club of Greater Akron, 795 Russell Ave., Akron, OH 44307.

Comunidad Hispana

CHIPOTLE- FUNDRAISEREspíritu Escolar-Sabe Muy bien. Haz de tu cena, un acto noble, únete a la recaudación de fondos para apoyar a Proyecto Raíces. En 5 Atterbury Blvd. #1, en Hudson, Oh. El martes, 31 de marzo, de 4:00-8:00pm. Llevar este folleto, mostraren tu Smartphone o decir al cajero que estas apoyando la causa, para asegurarse de que el 50% de lo recaudado sea donado a Proyecto Raíces. Ve con tu familia e invita a tus amigos a la deliciosa comida.

 

CLASES DE RELIGION– Continúan las clases para la Primera Comunión el lunes, 30 de marzo a las 6:30pm en el salón histórico. Traer los libros.

 

CLASE DEL SACRAMENTO de PENITENCIA Empieza el miércoles, 1 de abril, a las 6:30pm en el salón social. Los libros suman $15.00. Estas clases ayudan a los padres para enseñar a su hijo, la importancia de este sacramento de gracia. Al terminar esta clase, empieza la clase de Comunión.

 

PROCECION DEL VIA CRUSIS– todos están invitados a la procesión del Vía Crucis el viernes 3 de abril, a las 4:45 pm. Empezamos en parking lot.

 

DIVINA MISERICORDIA- Invita a usted a la recepción que se celebrará en el Salón Social de San Bernardo, el domingo 12 de abril, tras la celebración del Domingo de la Divina Misericordia en la iglesia, que se iniciará a las 3:00 pm. Es bilingüe. Nuestro invitado especial es el Padre Frank Basa, de la parroquia de St. Bernardo. Más información llame Manena Vidlak 330-762-1959

 

TODOS ESTAN INVITADOS- El sábado – 18 de abril a la cena de la Parroquia de St. Bernard. Traer su plato favorito para compartir (después de la Misa de las 4:30 pm)

 

!ATENCIÓN!- Invitamos a todos los ministros Litúrgicos de St. Bernardo. SEPARE LA FECHA, Sábado, 25 de abril de 12:00 – 5:00 pm. Un día de retiro con Jeanne Marie Miles, Director Diocesano de la oficina de adoración. (incluye almuerzo y misa de vigilia) aquí en la parroquia San Bernardo.

 

LA PLACITA, EN LA VILLA HISPANA- Un lugar abierto que promoverá y celebrará la riqueza cultural y el espíritu empresarial de la comunidad Hispana en Cleveland. Invitamos a todas las personas que participaron el año pasado en el evento de nuestra Comunidad de Akron que participen con sus bailes Típicos, en el gran lanzamiento de apertura de “La Placita”, que se realizara el 9 de mayo, de 11 a 4 pm. La presentación de los bailes sería a la 1pm. Más información llamar María Soucek al 330-808-4793, msoucek@dscdo.org

 

LANDSCAPING – Tienen 10 posiciones para trabajo laboral. Pago aproximado es de $ 11- $ 18 / hr. Llame a Patty @ 330-715-5862 para hacer una entrevista o jacob@brothersgrimmlandscape.com

 

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 Foundations.

 

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

Parish News and Events

TUESDAYFUNDRAISER for Proyecto RaicesJoin us for a fundraiser to support our Proyecto Raíces cultural program for youth in our parish. On Tuesday, March 31st, come to the Chipotle at 5 Atterbury Blvd. #1, in Hudson from 4:00-8:00 pm. Bring this flyer and tell the cashier you support Proyecto Raices to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our program for youth. Attendees meet on Saturdays from 10-2pm.

 

OUR STEWARDSHIP

 

MASS OFFERINGS for 3/22/15: $6,974.00


CHURCH DECORATING – Many hands, make light work! We need help decorating for Easter, please come on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30am – 11:30am.

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS- When donating to a Second Collection at Mass, e.g. Catholic Relief Services, PLEASE make checks payable to: St. Bernard Parish

 

FOOD PICK UP – A volunteer driver is needed to make weekly food pickups at the Food Bank for St Bernard’s food pantry and hot meals.  The Food Bank is less than two miles from church.  Pickups are made on weekdays; the time and day is flexible.  A pickup truck is available, unless you want to use your own truck or van.  Please contact the office if you can help.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY– Invite you to join us for a reception to be held at the Social Hall of St. Bernard, Sunday April 12, following the celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday in the church, which will begin at 3:00 pm.Bilingual. Our guest is Fr. Frank Basa, from St. Bernard Parish. More information call Manena Vidlak 330-762-1959

 

– St. Bernard Liturgical Ministers –

Servers, Readers, EMEs, Sacristans, Ushers, A&Es

 

SAVETHEDATESATURDAY, APRIL 25

A Day of Recollection

with

Jeanne Marie Miles

Diocesan Director of the Office of Worship

Noon – 5:00pm

(includes Lunch and Vigil Mass)

HERE AT ST. BERNARD PARISH

CHURCH DECORATING – This Saturday morning from 9:30 – 11:30. Arts & Environment (A&E) committee needs help preparing for Easter.

 

 

3 FREE EVENTS – 3 DAYS IN A ROW

 

Friday – APRIL 17th

MIAMI UNIVERSITY MEN’S GLEE CLUBwill perform at St. Bernard at 7:30pm. Come hear this 80 voice choir under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Jones. Admission is free.

Sunday – APRIL 19th

ADORATION & ROSARY- St. Bernard Respect Life Group will sponsor a prayer vigil and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The Rosary will be said every ½ hour. All are welcome to attend and pray for life from Conception to Natural Death.

 

THE ST. BERNARD ORGAN FUND

 

Seeks financial help to restore entirely this original instrument for future generations. If you know of funding sources, or wish to donate, please contact our pastor.

Holy Week Schedule

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

 

Holy Thursday7:00 PM Liturgy of the Lord’s Last Supper followed by Adoration until 10:00 P.M.

 

Good Friday – 12:00 Noon – Stations of the Cross;

3:00PM – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

4:45 pm – Via Crucis (español)

 

Holy Saturday- 12:00 Noon – Blessing of Food

 

NO CONFESSIONS / NO 4:30 MASS

 

8:30 PM – Easter Vigil Mass and Baptisms

begins outdoors (weather permitting)

 

Easter Sunday – 9:30am and 11:30am

1:30 pm (Spanish) and 8:00pm

Area Social Events

QUEEN OF ANGELS RELIGIOUS TREASURERS BOOK AND GIFT STORE – Located in St. Joseph’s church at 2nd and Sackett streets in Cuyahoga Falls, will be offering expanded store hours during the Lenten/First Communion seasons.   In addition to our regular hours on Sundays 9:00am – 1:00pm, we will be open Tuesday evenings 6:00pm – 8:00pm beginning March 24th through May 19th.  This is also our 15th anniversary so we will be celebrating with food and great fellowship the evening of March 24th. Call Lisa Joyce at 330-352-7043.

 

LIVING BREAD RADIO’S PLEDGE DRIVE is March 24-26. Special programming includes some of the best Catholic speakers and radio show hosts. Living Bread Radio is 100% listener supported. Please help keep Catholic Radio on the air in Northeast Ohio at AM 1060. For more information call Molly at 888-966-2903.

 

OZANAM CENTER The Ozanam Center at Visitation of Mary is in need of furniture for their clients: usable dressers, mattresses, chairs, and sofas to assist their clients in setting up their homes. A volunteer will pick them up. If you have smaller items including lamps, kitchen supplies or bedding, it would be greatly appreciated if you could drop them off at the Center on Saturdays from 10 to 2. For additional information, please contact Jim or Cathie Terusekat 330-467-5762.

 

LANDSCAPING – Our Company is growing and we are looking for people who want steady full time work.  I have 10 positions available for labor and foreman in our landscape company.  They are available immediately.  Pay range is $11-$18 / hr. call patty @ 330.715.5862 to schedule an interview or jacob@brothersgrimmlandscape.com

 

  1. VINCENT-ST. MARY HIGH SCHOOL -

7th Grade Visitation. Tuesday, March 31, 9:15 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. All interested students and parents. Register at www.stvm.com/admissions/ Questions? Contact Director of Admissions, Mrs. Joanne Wiseman V69, at jwiseman@stvm.com or 330-253-9113, ext. 115.

 

 

Lenten Fast for Peace

Reflection for Fourth Sunday of Lent

March 22nd

 

Peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice. These words are inscribed on the outside of the Pax Christi building. While we certainly need to make internal changes in our personal lives to better promote peace, the real challenge is to look outward at the world and accept the words of Isaiah that “Peace is the work of justice”. [IS. 32:17]

 

But for the prophet’s words to become more than a nice phrase, we need renewal of imagination. We can look all around and easily become despondent. But one of God’s gifts is hope. Hope is the standard behavior for the believing person. If we live in our hope, we can be the beacon of light for those despairing persons and in those dark places where hope is lacking.

 

Living this way requires changing the lens through which we view the world. We must first envision how we want to relate to others. In other words, we need to imagine it. Imagination is what allows us to put hope into action.

 

It is through imagination that we can recover reverence and kinship. It is through imagination that we can see ourselves in our neighbors and the other living organisms of the earth. It is through imagination that we can envision other ways to form a society.            Quote by Chris Hedges

 

Let us ask God to help us to hope and take away our cynicism. We thank you for the faith and the desire that is in our hearts. We long for vision. Help us open each day to a new meaning, to a new hope, to a deeper desiring.

 

The Wilderness Group

Faith Enrichment Events

Sunday, March 22nd – Tuesday, March 24th. From 7-8 pm. Rev. Damian J. Ference, Ph.L. will be the facilitator. A social follows Tuesday’s Mission presentation. Call Parish office 330-896-2345.

 

AREA COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICES

St. Eugene, Cuy. Falls, Sunday, March 22, 4:00 pm.

Blessed Trinity, Akron Tues., March 24, 7:00p.m.

Nativity of the Lord Jesus, Springfield Twp., Thursday, March 26, 7:00 p.m.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ PAPAL VISIT- Saints Peter & Paul Church (Doylestown) is sponsoring a bus tour to Philadelphia in September in conjunction with the Papal Visit of the Holy Father. We would like to extend an invitation to join us on this historic pilgrimage. The highlight of the tour will be the Papal Mass on September 27, 2015. The tour will commence on September 25 and return on September 28. 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.

 

PALM SUNDAY WEEKEND CONCERT: HANDEL’S MESSIAH – PART II – The combined choirs of St. Hilary Parish, St. Sebastian Parish and Our Lady of the Elms High School, together with chamber orchestra and distinguished soloists, will present the Lenten portion of Handel’s “Messiah” at St. Hilary Parish on Saturday, March 28th at 7:00 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Light reception immediately following.

Comunidad Hispana

CLASES DE RELIGION – Resumen las clases para Primera Comunión el lunes, 30 de marzo a las 6:30pm en el salón histórico. Traigan los libros.

CLASE DEL SACRAMENTO de PENITENCIA – empieza el miércoles, 1 de abril, a las 6:30pm en el salón social. Libros son $15.00. Estas clases ayudan a los padres para enseñar a su hijo en la importancia de este sacramento de gracia. Al terminar esta clase, empieza la clase de Comunión.

LA PLACITA, EN LA VILLA HISPANA- Un lugar abierto que promovera y celebra la riqueza cultural y el espíritu empresarial de la comunidad Hispana en Cleveland, invita a todas las personas que participaron el año pasado en el evento de nuestra Comunidad de Akron que participen con sus bailes Típicos, en el gran lanzamiento de apertura de “La Placita”, que se realizara en mayo 2015. Más información llamar María Soucek al 330-808-4793, msoucek@dscdo.org

 

LANDSCAPING!Está buscando trabajadores! Posiciones: Landscaping por favor llamar al 330.388.0280o 330-414-7581.

 

LANDSCAPING – Estamos buscando personas que quieran constante trabajo a tiempo completo. Tengo 10 posiciones disponibles para el trabajo laboral y landscaping. Pago aproximado es de $ 11- $ 18 / hr. Llame a Patty @ 330.715.5862 para hacer entrevista o jacob@brothersgrimmlandscape.com

 

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 Foundations.

 

CHARLAS DE LIDERAZGO- Por el Señor Carlos Vara de 3:00-4:00pm., en el Salón Histórico los domingosde marzo. Más información llamara la oficina 330-253-5161.

 

CHIPOTLE- FUNDRAISEREspiritu Escolar-Sabe Muy bien. Haz de tu cena, un acto noble, únete a la recaudación de fondos para apoyar a Proyecto Raíces. En 5 Atterbury Blvd, #1, en Hudson, Oh. El martes, 31 de marzo, de 4:00-8:00pm. Llevar este folleto, mostraren tu smartphone o decir al cajero que estas apoyando la causa, para asegurarse de que el 50% de lo recaudado sea donado a Proyecto Raíces. Ve con tu familia e invita a tus amigos y disfruta de la deliciosa comida.

Parish Events

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER for Proyecto RaicesJoin us for a fundraiser to support our Proyecto Raíces cultural program for youth in our parish. On Tuesday, March 31st, come to the Chipotle at 5 Atterbury Blvd. #1, in Hudson from 4:00-8:00 pm. Bring in this flyer and tell the cashier you’re supporting Proyecto Raices to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our program for youth. Attendees meet on Saturdays from 10-2pm.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

 

Palm Sunday – 9:30 am – Solemn Procession with blessed palms begins in the lot (weather permitting). A simple procession at all other Masses in the church.

 

Holy Thursday – 7:30 pm Liturgy of the Lord’s Last Supper followed by Adoration until Midnight.

 

Good Friday – 12:00 Noon – Stations of the Cross;

3:00 pm – Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion

4:30 pm – Via Crucis (español)

 

Holy Saturday – 12:00 Noon – Blessing of Food

NO CONFESSIONS or 4:30 MASS

8:30 pm – Easter Vigil with blessed candle begins in the lot (weather permitting); 6 baptisms

 

Easter Sunday – 9:30 and ll:30 am; 1:30 and 8:00 pm

 

3 FREE EVENTS – 3 DAYS IN A ROW

 

Friday – APRIL 17th

MIAMI UNIVERSITY MEN’S GLEE CLUBwill perform at St. Bernard at 7:30pm. Come hear this 80 voice choir under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Jones. Admission is free.

 

Saturday – April 18th

St. Bernard Parish

COVERED DISH DINNER

All are invited

(Following the 4:30 Mass)

 

Sunday – APRIL 19th

ADORATION & ROSARY- St. Bernard Respect Life Group will sponsor a prayer vigil and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the church from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. The Rosary will be said every ½ hour. All are welcome to attend and pray for life from Conception to Natural Death.

Parish Announcements

YOUR OFFERING FOR 3/15/15 – $7,588.00

2nd Collection: Catholic Relief Services – $1,165.00


SECOND COLLECTIONS – When donating to a Second Collection at Mass, e.g. Catholic Relief Services, PLEASE make checks payable to: St. Bernard Parish

FOOD PICK UP – A volunteer driver is needed to make weekly food pickups at the Food Bank for St Bernard’s food pantry and hot meals.  The Food Bank is less than two miles from church.  Pickups are made on weekdays; the time and day is flexible.  A pickup truck is available, unless you want to use your own truck or van.  Please contact the office if you can help.

 

CHURCH DECORATING – Many hands, make light work! We need help decorating for Easter, please come on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30am – 11:30am.