From Fr. Dan – April 5 – Easter


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
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

Parish Information Form

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.


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