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



90th Anniversary T-Shirts

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90th Anniversary Parish Photo Directory

In honor of our Parish's 90th Anniversary, we will be offering a Parish Photo Directory for parishioners. All participating families will receive a free 8x10 photo of their favorite pose as well as a complimentary directory. Additional dates, October 5th and 6th in Byrider Hall have recently been added to the schedule. To sign-up for your photo time, visit


  The Cornerstone of our Faith

It's not to late....To make a donation and to be included in our "Cornerstone Donor List" which will be a lovely A-Z alphabetical listing of donor names.

Simply make a donation by October 1st to be included.

For more information on the Cornerstone, please click HERE.

Questions? Please contact Kathy Holaday, Director of Development, 330-836-2233 x:113 or



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: The Keller Consort, Sunday September 30th, 4PM in Zwisler Hall. Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon concert and learn about the music and instruments of the wonderful time period. Also, Singers Companye performs Vibrant Voices, Choral Gems in a Splendid Space on Sunday, October 14th at 5PM in the Parish Church.

                                                    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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