Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil
4:30 PM

Sunday Mass
9AM, 11AM
Latin Mass: 1PM

Daily Mass
8AM; Thursday school days 8:15 AM

Fridays 4-5PM and Saturdays 9:30-10AM



Thinking about Kindergarten for your Preschooler?

You and your child are invited to attend an interactive Open House and explore kindergrten at our Parish School.

Friday, November 9th

8:15 am - 10:00 am

For more information, click HERE


90th Gala Celebration

Join us for our Parish's 90th Gala Celebration on Saturday, November 10th.

5:50pm - 7:00pm   Cocktails and Hord d'oeuvres

7:00pm - 8:00pm   Welcome, Dinner and Dessert

8:00pm - 10:00pm Entertainment from The Kool Nights Band

Seating is limited, $75 per person, extra invitations are available in the Parish rectory


90th Anniversary T-Shirts

These are now available online at


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The Holy Land Pilgrimage

Join Father Valencheck and Cathy Sivec on an eleven day tour of the Holy Land, October 17th - 27th, 2018. To view the entire itinerary and for more information, please click HERE.     


2018-2019 Musical Art Series Schedule     

Save The Date: Quire Cleveland, under the artistic direction of Dr. Jay White will be here on Saturday, November 3rd at 7:30PM in the Parish Church. On Sunday, November 4th at 4:30PM join us in the Parish Church for the Lynn Frey-Steward Organ Scholarship Concert featuring organist Daniel Colaner. Also, on Sunday, November 14th at 5:00PM in the Parish Church, St. Cecilia Choral Festival featuring choirs from around the Cleveland diocese.

                                                    To view the 2018-2019 calendar, please click HERE.




Academy of Culture & Arts at St. Sebastian Parish

St. Sebastian Academy of Culture and Arts

For more information on the Academy and questions regarding available classes, please contact the new Director of the Academy of Culture and Arts, Scott Mason at or visit the Academy web page.


To view the Fall Course offerings, click HERE.







Young Adult Group - Book Club and Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap - Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00 pm, at the Harbor Front Grille & Party Center Akron, Theology on Tap welcomes all young adults to come listen to Emily K. Whiting, Catholic Speaker and Writer. She will speak on "Theology of the Body: GOd's Incredible Design for Relationship." Admission is $5 and includes appetizers. The bar will be open for those who would like to purchase beverages.


Book Club - Come join St. Sebastian Parish's Catholic Young Adult Book Club. The group will be reading short stories by Flannery O'Connor and discussing it every other Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Byrider Hall meeting room beginning September 10th.. For more information please click HERE. To download the text for the short stories, click HERE.

For more Catholic Young Adults in the area, please click HERE.

  Theology on the Rocks - Food, Fellowship and Faith for Adults     

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, September 17th at D'Agnese on White Pond Drive, Fr. Valencheck, Pastor, St. SEbastian Parish in Akron will be speaking on, "To Judge a Book by it's Cover: How to Read Liturgical Art, Statues and Heraldry." at 7:00 p.m., appetizers and presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per person and a cash bar will be available. 


  2018-2019 Parish Handbook

Here we hope to provide you with information to help you get your arms around the parish so to speak. Please give it a quick read-through to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of the parish. If you are new to the parish, WELCOME! If you are looking to get more involved enjoy the many opportunities these pages contain. If you are old hat at this already – THANK YOU for all that you do. Download the pdf




StewardshipStewardship Ministry Book - Time . Talent . Treasure

St. Sebastian Parish is vibrant and vital because of the talent, dedication and hard work of our many loyal volunteers. We invite you to become a part of the stewardship efforts at our parish! This booklet has been created to better acquaint you with the St. Sebastian Parish Stewardship Groups. Click HERE to download a PDF of this book.




Julie Billiart School of St. Sebastian Parish, Akron


St. Sebastian Parish is excited to announce its collaboration with Julie Billiart School, located in Lyndhurst, Ohio, to bring an established education opportunity to the Akron area for students with special learning needs. To learn more about Julie Billiart School visit www.juliebilliartschool .org or visit the Julie Billiart School of St. Sebastian Parish, Akron at


For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Jason Wojnicz, Principal of Julie Billiart School of St. Sebastian Parish, Akron at 234-206-0941 or email Jason at


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