Mass Schedule

Saturday, Vigil
5:00 pm

7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am


8:15 am

Mon., Tues.,
Thurs., Fri.

6:30 pm


At Mass on the third weekend of the month. Please make arrangements beforehand with the Parish Priest.

Anointing of
the Sick

At any time. Please call the Rectory at 330.644.2225


Arrangements with the Parish Priest is to be made at least six months before the wedding date.


Saturday 3:30-4:45 pm or call one of the priests for an appointment.

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.
Saint Francis de Sales
From the Pastor's Desk


Heads up for a few Lenten preparations that will help you to celebrate the final two weeks of Lent and the beginning of the Easter season:

+This Monday (March 19) is the Feast of Saint Joseph. Are you planning anything for the day we thank God for the earthly father who took care of The Son of God? Are you getting your St. Joseph altar built for the blessing of breads? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Look it up on line or ask...the time is almost here to lift up all fathers (and in a special way, those who adopt or are step fathers).

+Next week begins Holy Week, so be aware that there are a few changes regarding Mass times and Triduum details that we will mention in greater detail in the next week’s bulletin (most notably the earlier time of 7:30 p.m. set for The Great Easter Vigil, March 31). Please pray for our many ministers who are preparing and sacrificing so much for everyone to be led with His sacrificial love during this most sacred time.

+PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE schedule your appointment for getting your photo taken for our 70th Anniversary Directory (the collector’s edition of course). You can do it online or call our parish office for more information. We have three weeks of sessions over the next three months and most of the times are’s time to schedule yours!

+Dinner and a Movie! Jim Caviezel is starring in a new movie called “Paul, Apostle for Christ.” Our parish is hosting a special viewing on Divine Mercy Sunday (1:00 p.m. on April 8) at Regal Cinemas Interstate Park 18. Check out the rest of the information in the bulletin or call the parish office. The movie is being sponsored by a private donor (so yes it’s free) as a St. Vincent de Paul fundraiser. Following the movie we will be going to Menches Bros. for a bite to eat. Be one of the 162 to go!

+By the way, if you haven’t thought about it yet, why not encourage some fasting from all technology for just one day...or even one evening with your family. I know, what an absurd idea - what could we possibly talk about or look at?

Pax, Fr. Bline

Fr. G. David Bline, Pastor

Fr. Jacob Bearer, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Raymond S. Herrick

Deacon Richard C. Butz, Retired

Kathleen Ott, Director of Faith Formation


Parish Registration

Please see one of the priests after any of the weekend Masses.

Parish Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Get Directions

4019 Manchester Road

Akron, OH  44319



Parish News
Parish News

Registration and Information




Encounter Ministries is a Catholic organization that focuses on living a Spirit-filled life as Catholics.  They delve into the healing power of the Holy Spirit in our Church, of which we are all ministers through Baptism.  They are offering a one-day seminar on Saturday, April 7th here at St. Francis de Sales. Please go to their website and register ASAP:

Click Here to Register

IF you are unable to attend the conference, ALL ARE WELCOME to join the time for prayer and healing in church starting at 7:00 p.m., April 7th.  It will be a beautiful time to encounter our Risen Savior whose work of healing continues through the Church today!  Seee you there!

Peace and All Good,

Father Bearer


Parish News

  All weekdays 8:15 am and 6:30 pm
  School Mass: 9:00 am 
        March 2,  March 9
         and March 19
  Mondays 7:00-8:15 am
    and 700-10:00 pm
Tuesday Thru Friday  
      7:00am -10:00 pm 
     Breaking for Mass
Stations of the Cross
  Mondays 2:15 pm 
     (with School Children)
  Fridays 7:00 pm
Examination of Conscience
  Saturdays 3:00-4:45 pm
  Sunday mornings after 9:00 am
      Mass until 10:45 
 Night Prayer:
  Sunday evenings 9:00 pm
     (Through Palm Sunday)