• Saturday after Ash Wednesday

Day by Day Through Lent

Yes, Sundays count!

“As some may be surprised to learn, Ash Wednesday is not the beginning of the forty days, only the beginning of the Lenten fast. The liturgical time of Lent begins on the Sunday following Ash Wednesday. The dramatic, medieval rites of “the days of ashes” may perhaps make a stronger and more immediate appeal to our feelings. The Mass of the First Sunday of Lent however draws us deeper into the mystery of Lent, uniting us more profoundly and more directly with the Christ, who praying and fasting, will purify us and offer us together with himself to the Father in the glory of his Easter victory.”

  • Thomas Merton, monk

St. Matthew Parish Catholic Church

Mass Schedule:

Saturday:  4:00pm Vigil

Sunday:    8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am

Daily:  M,T,W,H  8:00am

Friday at 8:00am (8:30am during school year)

Holy Day:  4:00pm Vigil, 9:00am and 7:00pm

Contact Us:

Parish Office


330-733-9424 (fax)

Religious Education Office


2603 Benton Avenue

Akron, Ohio 44312

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