Easter Monday April 22 no Mass and Office CLOSED; Divine Mercy Novena at 7:30PM
Easter Tuesday April 23 no Mass and Office OPEN; Divine Mercy Novena at 7:30PM
Commissions and their
Ambassadors for Christ
Education – Each one of us, by virtue of our Baptism, is called to bring the Gospel to every man and woman in our parish boundaries and beyond. Continue to participate in your own evangelization through study, prayer, and works. The second way is to participate in the evangelization of others. Education Ambassadors for Christ: Lori Hahn – email@example.com (570-789-5321) & Amy Lawless – firstname.lastname@example.org (330-352-5055).
Innovation – We build on the strengths and traditions of our past, and move forward to find new ways to engage our parishioners in their ever changing needs. As we reflect on the core of our mission statement “Giving birth to Christ”, we are excited about the new life that will come from our efforts and desires to live out that mission in our community. If you have new ideas to share about our parish, this commission invites you to join with us. Innovation Ambassadors for Christ: Lorenzo Butts – email@example.com (330-310-3566) & Mike Constintine firstname.lastname@example.org (330-949-7248).
Outreach –We give witness to the Love of Jesus by sharing parish resources, networking with local and community services, and meeting the spiritual and material needs of our neighbors. Through personal contact, prayerful labors of love, and the generous donation of time and talent, our Nativity Family extends many helping hands to our brothers and sisters in need. Outreach Ambassador for Christ: Linda Twigg – 330-644-7080.
Participation – We actively involve parishioners and non-parishioners to engage in social groups, fundraising societies, nationally and locally recognized Church apostolates, and community building activities. The committees under this commission seek to bring the spiritual and physical dimensions of parish life to a significant level of activity and shared responsibility. Participation Ambassadors for Christ: Mike Rankine – email@example.com (330-644-5196) & Mark Cole (330-644-0532).
Worship – We focus attention to the highest activities of Christian Life. The parishioners involved in these committees take great care to fulfill the duties and ministries surrounding the Mass with utmost reverence and devotion. Through hearts open to receiving God’s revelation, Catholics can provide a welcoming, prayerful, and engaging environment to worship the Lord as He has taught us through Sacred Scripture and the Church’s Liturgy. Worship Ambassador for Christ: Ed Perko firstname.lastname@example.org (330-439-8390).
We Join In Humble Prayer – after the devastating fire within the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France.
Virgin Mary, at the heart of the Cité,
We pray to you for this capital city.
You Intact, preserve the purity of its faith!
Virgin Mary, from the banks of the Seine,
We pray to you for the country of France.
O Mother, teach it to hope!
Virgin Mary, in this great Christian site,
We pray to you for all the earth’s people.
You, full of grace, may they be one in Love.
Prayer of Saint John Paul II
Notre Dame of Paris (1980)
DIVINE MERCY NOVENA and CHAPLET Join us beginning Good Friday and ending on Divine Mercy Sunday.
|Date||Time||Location||Links for Home|
|April 19||8:00PM||Bethlehem Cave||Day 1|
|April 20||7:30PM||Bethlehem Cave||Day 2|
|April 21||7:30PM||Church||Day 3|
|April 22||7:30PM||Church||Day 4|
|April 23||7:30PM||Church||Day 5|
|April 24||7:30PM||Church||Day 6|
|April 25||7:30PM||Church||Day 7|
|April 27||7:30PM||Church||Day 9|
Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service and Veneration April 28th at 2:30PM in Church.
“The Lord said to me, ‘The loss of each soul plunges Me into mortal sadness. You always console Me when you pray for sinners. The prayer most pleasing to Me is prayer for the conversion of sinners. Know, My daughter, that this prayer is always heard and answered.’” (Saint Faustina No. 1397)
PRO-LIFE News in Ohio!
Statement from Bishop Perez – signing into law the ‘heartbeat bill’
I wish to offer my deep appreciation and thanks to Gov. Mike DeWine, members of the Ohio state legislature and all who worked so hard to bring about the passing of legislation to prevent the abortion of a baby once a heartbeat is detected. The passage of the “heartbeat bill” represents a major step forward in efforts to protect the sanctity of life.
Pope Francis reminds us that all life has inestimable value — even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor – are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.
Always remembering that God is the creator and we are not, I encourage everyone to pray that the world grows in its respect for life, from conception to natural death, and to build awareness to reaffirm the Gospel teaching about the gift of life.
We have a lot of praying to do. Never underestimate the power of prayer. As the Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities from the U.S. Catholic Bishops reminds us, “Only with prayer — prayer that storms the heavens for justice and mercy, prayer that cleanses our hearts and souls — will the culture of death that surrounds us today be replaced with a culture of life.”
NEW and CLOSE LOCATION of the Catholic Federal Credit Union
Ohio Catholic FCU is now on the corner of Killian and S. Arlington – Please consider visiting our friends about your current or up-coming financial needs. Check Out the SPECIAL OFFERS for Nativity of the Lord Jesus Parishioners!
|Nativity of the Lord Jesus – Akron||6:00 pm – 6:45 pm|
|Saint Sebastian – Akron||7:00 pm – 7:30 pm|