We extend a warm welcome to all new and returning University Students. We are happy to provide a place of worship here at St. Bernard Parish. Weekend Masses are listed on the cover. If there is something more we can do, contact the office.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES– Community Services of Summit County –It’s time to embrace the joy of parenting! – Millions of parents have achieved success with Active Parenting—and you can, too! This video-based program, for parents of children ages 5 to 12, will help you learn ways to raise responsible children who are able to resist negative peer pressure. Over the course of six sessions, you’ll learn non-violent discipline techniques plus effective communication and encouragement skills to build a solid foundation for the upcoming teen years. Thursdays May 21 through June 25. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Summa Barberton Hospital. Conference room A. 155 Fifth St. NE. Barberton. Please use Parkview parking lot, Bus #14. To register for a workshop or for more information on upcoming work-shops please contact Chloe Brown 330-762-7481ext 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN VETERANS RESOURCE FAIR – Saturday, May 16, 9 am – 3 pm. Summit County Veteran Service Commission 1060 E. Waterloo Rd. Akron. ANY woman who has served in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard or Reserves is welcome. Refreshments and services provided. For information, Call 211 or 330-376-6660 Bring DD214 if available. It is not necessary. Children are welcome! Metro Bus Route @ E. Waterloo and Arlington #2
“RUN FOR THEIR LIVES” – Right to Life of Northeast Ohio is excited to announce that our annual 5k run/walk will be through the streets of Cuyahoga Falls on Saturday, May 23, beginning and ending at the Community of Believers Church at 2543 State Road. Entry fee is $25 in advance; $35 on race day. Register by May 15. We are encouraging participants to bring a package of diapers and/or formula to be distributed to area Pregnancy Help Centers. Please visit our website at www.rtlofneo.com for details.
ENRICHMENT & ATHLETIC CAMPS -Archbishop Hoban High School offers summer camps for students entering 7th and 8th grades. One-week camps will be available in the Arts (330-849-2149); Or in Athletics (330-773-9107). For more info or to register call or visit www.hoban.org
Dear Community of St. Bernard,
God bless our MOMs today who bless us every day. Thank you for the sacrifices you make to be Christian Mothers. We love you!
When the fence and the gates are installed, our new 64 vehicle parking lot will be complete. Notice there is an ENTRANCE and an EXIT. Thanks to our donors through the Rooted In Faith Campaign. 70% of every dollar now given comes back to us to pay the bill on this achievement.
Thanks to the members of the Pastoral Council who helped with the ZIP Gathering last Tuesday. It was quite a success. Region Two is this Tuesday; plan to have a good time.
We purchased an FM Transmitter for use in the church. We can translate the Spanish Mass into English, or an English Mass into Spanish. Just bring a device with an FM radio band. We’ll do the rest so you can hear the Word of God! A Pentecost!
Please keep in your prayers those on our sick list and in the petition book near Sacred Heart Altar. They count on our spiritual support. Fr. Dan
- BERNARD NIGHT AT BLOSSOM – We reserved 40 seats in the Pavilion at Blossom Music Center on August 29 to hear world renownWynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing “Swing Symphony” with The Cleveland Orchestra. Tickets and free parking passes are now available through the parish office 330-253-5161. Discounted cost: $30.00. It’s always been a fun parish event. Let’s go!
POPE FRANCIS’ PAPAL VISIT– A bus tour to Philadelphia in September including the Papal Mass on September 27. Please contact Regina Jung 330-658-2364 or Patsy O’Connor 330-991-4060 for further information.
“Consoling the Heart of Jesus” will be a book retreat offered at St. Bernard as a continuation of the previous book retreat to “Morning Glory” by Fr. Michael Gaitely.Day/time to be announced soon.
“Come Follow Me: Six responses to the Invitation of Jesus” by Fr. Albert Haase, OFM gives a DVD presentation on six religious Orders in the Church. A must see in this Year of Consecrated Life. Day/time to be announced soon.
HOY CELEBRAMOS EL DÍA DE LA MADRE – Después de la misa a la una, habrá comida para compartir y refrescos. También habrá un pequeño homenaje a las madres que los niños de Proyecto Raíces han preparado, todos están invitados.
PARROQUIA DE SAN BERNARD: Jesús dijo: “Id por todo el mundo…”… y al pueblo de la comunidad de las afueras de San Bernardo – 35 Códigos Postales. En un esfuerzo por fortalecer nuestra Comunidad y satisfacer las necesidades donde otros viven, te ofrecemos esta oportunidad para reunirse por Código Postal para enriquecer la Parroquia. La reunión es bilingüe. VEN!
CONOCES A TUS VECINOS:
Region No. 2 – OESTE incluyen los del Noroeste, Oeste, Suroeste, incluye pero no limitado: 44313, 44333, 44320, 44321, 44314, 44319, 44203, 44281. Martes, Mayo 12, Salón Social 7-8 pm. Bilingual.
Region No. 3 – ESTE incluyen Noreste, Este, y Sureste incluye pero no limitado: 44221, 44223, 44224, 44278, 44312, 44260, 44685.
Martes, Mayo 19, Salón Social 7- 8 pm.
GRACIAS a todos Participantes de Region No. 1 el martes pasado. !Un gran éxito!
CARIDADES CATÓLICAS – Servicios Comunitarios del Condado de Summit – Es hora de abrazar la alegría de ser padres! – Millones de padres han logrado éxito con la crianza activa, también tu lo puedes! Este programa basado en videos, para los padres de niños de 5 a 12 años , le ayudará a aprender maneras de como lograr hijos responsables que sean capaces de resistir la presión negativa de sus compañeros. A lo largo de seis sesiones, aprenderá técnicas de disciplina no violentas, más habilidades de comunicación y estímulo eficaz para construir una base sólida para los próximos años de la adolescencia. Los Jueves,21 de mayo por el 25 de junio de 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. En el Hospital de Summa Barberton. Sala de conferencias: A. En 155 Fifth St. NE. Barberton. Por favor, usar el estacionamiento de Parkview, Se puede tomar el autobús #14. Para inscribirse en un taller u obtener más información por favor, póngase en contacto con Chloe Marrón 330-762-7481ext 205 o email@example.com
CAMINEMOS JUNTOS – GRUPO DE AA y Al-Anon en español Reuniones todos los Miércoles a las 8 PM. Unity Church & Truth. 4016 Wales Ave NW. Massillon. Teléfono (Inglés) 330 837 3737.
RETIRO ESPIRITUAL DE CRECIMIENTO– Junio 12 a las 6:30 pm en la Iglesia de San Miguel Arcángel. Junio 13 de 8:00-5 pm. Lugar 3115 Scranton Road, Cleveland. $10 por persona incluye almuerzo. Llame: Héctor Ramos 978-333-0551.
ROSARIO PARA EL MES DE MAYO–Sábado 16 de mayo, familia Castañeda 854 Avon St. Akron, llamar 909-728-1588. Sábado 23 de mayo, Martha Joven, 72 N. Thomas Rd. Apt. 7 D. Tallmadge, 44278. Sábado 30 de mayo, 2869 Green Ridge, Norton, 44203, llame 330-706-1754.
ROSARY – The Rosary is prayed (in Spanish) at the above homes. Your presence and participation (even quietly in English) is a support to fellow St. Bernard parishioners. Let us pray…together.
CHARLAS DE LIDERAZGO– Por el Señor Carlos Vara de 3:00-4:00pm., en el Salón Histórico todos los domingos de mayo. Más información llamara la oficina 330-253-5161.
MANTENGAMOS IGLESIA y CEMENTERIO – Necesitamos ayuda para limpiar el cementerio, el 16 de mayo. Lleguen a las calles Maple y Exchange a las 9:30am – 11:30am! Gracias.
Los Caballeros de Colón hacen la limpieza general y cubren con mulch, el sábado 30 de mayo a partir de las 9:00 am. Vengan están invitados ya que muchas manos hacen el trabajo más rápido!
CAPACITAR – Es empoderar a las mujeres de origen Hispano que han llegado recientemente a los EE. UU., 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, así 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.
MAY SECOND COLLECTION – On May 10
This charitable collection is for Newman Centers to provide pastoral care to Catholic students at public universities, (including our own UA students). PLEASE make checks payable to: St. Bernard Parish
CEMETERY CLEAN UP – Men, women, youth are needed to clean our cemetery located on Maple Street near Exchange Street. Start at 9:30am on Saturday, May 16, and finish by 11:30am. A shovel and/or rake would help. Thanks.
Prayers and Pray-ers Needed: St. Bernard’s community invites anyone who would like prayers to contact our prayer chain by one of the following options:
- Email St.Bernard.firstname.lastname@example.org with their prayer request
- Calling prayer team at 234-738-2473
For reasons of privacy, if you are not comfortable leaving a last name, leave only the first name. Please give a simple request i.e. “Please pray for healing from cancer for John.” We will pray for 10 days unless the request is called or e-mailed in again.
Answered Prayers: lf you have received an answer for your prayer request as a result of prayer from St. Bernard’s prayer chain, consider letting us know so we can be encouraged and share your joy!
Invitation to Join: If you have a generous spirit and can spend 10 to 15 minutes a day praying for intentions, we would love to have you be one of our St. Bernard Pray-ers! Contact us by email or phone and we will contact you.
PRAYER GROUPS & REQUESTS
For our infirmed: John Richards, John Regan, Julia Paredes Apaestegui, Ruth Evans, Mike Jenkins, Jorge Prado, Salvador Jiménez, Marilyn Maximovich, Florentino Martínez, Rosalia Duran, Georgina Valerio, Marilu Morales, and Charlotte Thurman.
For our First Communicants: Kevin, Leliana, Brendan, Jenifer, Victor, Carolina, Jose, Ikenna, Kelechi, Angel, Kara, and Brian. (to receive 5/23/15)
NEW CATECHUMENATE WAY – 7:00pm on Tuesdays for shared reflections on the Word of God in the Upper Room; and 7:00pm on Saturday May 16 for the celebration of Vigil Mass in the Upper Room. ALL are welcome to attend.
CENACLE of DIVINE MERCY – 3:00pm on Fridays for the chaplet in the Upper Room.
JUAN XXIII – 10:00am on Saturdays for prayer and devotions in the Upper Room of the church.
Saint Bernard Parish
– a Community of Catholics from 35 ZIP codes –
“Go out toall the world…”
And we do!
In a continued effort to strengthen our Community and to meet the challenges of discipleship in your local area, we offer this opportunity to gather by ZIP Codes.
– Meet another member in your ZIP who attends a Mass here!
– Hear what people say they find today at St. Bernard worth telling others about!
– Learn what makes people better disciples of Jesus by being a part of St. Bernard.
– Hear about the Good News in:
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
…where St. Bernard folks are involved!
– What are your household or area needs?
– Who else should we be serving? Praying for?
– Name what St. Bernard could be better at.
– Identify how you can be an active part of it all.
Join others from your Zip Code
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
|“A Great Turnout!”
Thanks to folks in ZIPs 44301-44311 for your
participation, ideas, and care last Tuesday.
Region One – Akron
↓Region Two – THIS Tuesday↓
Region Two – West
Tuesday – May 12 – Social Hall
44313, 44333, 44320, 44321,44314, 44319, 44203, 44281
All Zip Codes Northwest, West, and Southwest
– including but not limited to those above –
Region Three – East
Tuesday – May 19 – Social Hall
44221, 44223, 44224, 44278,44312, 44260, 44685
All Zip Codes Northeast, East, and Southeast
– including but not limited to those above –
Dear Community of St. Bernard,
Happy Easter! On behalf of the parish staff and the pastoral council may each of you find joy in our Lord’s victory over death! As you turned from sin on Ash Wednesday, may you be cleansed anew in the Renewal of your Baptismal Promises!
WELCOME – to all our visitors and those who are home for Easter Sunday. Thanks for joining us in this prayerful celebration of Jesus!
THANK YOU – to all who helped decorate the church for the Season, including donations for the flowers. Memorials will be listed next Sunday.
NEW LIFE IN CHRIST – With the direction of our RCIA Team, the following have made a life time commitment to be a disciple of Jesus Christ with us in the Catholic Church. They began this new life through the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist this weekend. God has blessed the Church, let us pray for and support: Jonathan Gabriel, Lisa Gibson, Wynter Gibson, Alia Hamad, JeMarie Weber-Harris, and Andrea Weber-Harris. Thanks be to God!
NEO-CATECHUMENATE – The final two catechesis talks are Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE – You won’t hear the Bible in the same way, you’ll visualize it! I’ll lead 20 people; first register, first go! Depart on January 28 and return February 6, 2016. $3,400 per person, double occupancy. To register contact me at the parish office or at www.amitravel.com.
PARKING LOT – As you see the parking lot is expanding. How? By your commitment to the Rooted in Faith – Forward in Hope Campaign. God bless you for your honored pledge…and patience in our construction.
OTHER PROJECTS – See below the areas in which we want to improve. Restoration of the church organ, and, restoration of the Reception (social) Hall for weddings and other parish events.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS – A Day of Reflection for EMEs, Readers, Servers, Ushers, Sacristans, and A&E team. Plan on it!
Christ is Risen, Alleluia! Peace, Fr. Dan
Those who should fill out the Form HERE to update their parish records, are:
• Individuals or families residing in the parish – North to Exchange Streets; Rt. 8 to Bowery Ave.
• Akron area Catholics who worship with us regularly for years and likely in our records already.
• UA Newman Students, please fill out the form for your time with us.
• If you are not sure if you are in our records fill out a form anyway. This is not a Parishioner Registration Form, but we will contact you at a later date.
If you have any concerns or questions please call the Parish Office at 330-253-5161, or email: email@example.com.
The Parish Ministries and Outreach Subcommittee of the St. Bernard / St. Mary Parish Transition Merger Team is on a fact finding mission and we need your help. We are in the process of identifying all parish ministries and program currently sponsored or housed by St. Bernard’s or St. Mary’s. Here is the list we have so far: Continue reading