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Day by Day Through Lent: Day Twenty-eight


"I was blind; now I can see!"

Although it may seem like it could be (or even should be!), Saint Patrick’s Day is not a “break” from the penance and prayer of Lent. (In fact, on the Church calendar, it’s only an “optional memorial”, celebrated in places with a particular devotion to the saint!) But even if you’re not Irish, this is a day to recount the blessings of the Lord. That’s actually the suggested activity for today on our parish Lenten calendar (click). Today is a good day to count your blessings - literally!

Saint Patrick was first and foremost a bishop, concerned for the spiritual well-being of his flock. Click on the picture below to share a prayerful reading of the Prayer of Saint Patrick!


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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

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Parish Office

330-733-9944

330-733-9424 (fax)

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330-784-7328

2603 Benton Avenue

Akron, Ohio 44312

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