Welcome to St. Angela Merici Parish & School in Fairview Park, Ohio

St. Angela Merici is a suburban Roman Catholic Parish which has been serving the people of Fairview Park, Rocky River and the surrounding area for 90 years. We have approximately 3,200 families involved in various aspects of Catholic life, making our parish a vibrant place. We support Catholic education with our Parish Elementary School, Parish School of Religion (PSR), and Youth of St. Angela (YOSA).

People of all faiths and all walks of life are always welcome at St. Angela's. There are many ways to become involved in our Church even if you are not yet Catholic. If you are interested in becoming Catholic we encourage you to visit our Becoming Catholic page to learn more. If you are interested in joining St. Angela's complete the Parish Registration form and either email it or return it to the Parish Center.

Our Commitment...

As faithful stewards of God’s gifts, we proclaim our commitment to…

  • Worshipping God, especially at vibrant Eucharist celebrations

  • Evangelizing enthusiastically by sharing our faith and being formed in faith

  • Reaching out to all in need by working for justice and peace

  • Encouraging our young people to be strong in living for Christ

  • Sustaining strong and excellent Catholic schools

Regular Mass / Confession Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Mass,
followed by a novena to our Mother of Perpetual Help
Holy Days: Vigil 5:30 p.m., 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Reconciliation Schedule -  Saturday: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Other times by Appointment


Opioid Crisis: Offering Light in the Darkness 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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Social Hall at St Angela Merici Church

Our second session will feature Denise Speer, MSN, RN, a neonatal intensive care nurse at CCF Fairview Hospital who will talk about babies born to addicted mothers. They suffer much more than we know.

Also, Ed Cohen, Social Worker, will share his story as a heroin addict, his courageous path to recovery and his experience as counselor at Matt Talbot Inn, a recovery center for men.

Come, join the conversation. You presence and comments matter. There us HOPE and HEALING beyond heroin. Help us spread the message! Please contact SJC Chair, Leah, at leah.struchen.deans@gmail.com with questions. 

Sponsored by Social Justice Commission at St. Angela Merici and the  Diocesan Social Action Office.

Fall 2018 Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Formation Sessions

If you are interested in this important ministry of service to our parish community (at Mass or in outreach to the homebound of those in nursing homes), and if you are a fully-initiated Catholic and registered member of St. Angela Merici, please contact Father Lanning as soon as possible so that the parish can register you. You do not register on your own, but through the parish office. 

Upcoming formation sessions:

St. Agnes/Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cleveland, OH 44109

Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm (check-in at 1:30pm) 


Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Grafton, OH 44044

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00pm - 9:30pm (check-in at 6:30pm) 


Our Lady of Victory Parish, Tallmadge, OH 44278

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm (check-in at 1:30pm) 


St. Mary Parish-Chardon, Chardon, OH 44024

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4:30pm (check-in at 1:30pm) 


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Fundraiser to support

Saint Angela Merici 2019 8th grade graduating class.

The 8th grade graduating class of 2019 is offering discounts tickets to Playhouse Square’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and School of Rock. All funds raised will go to graduation day activities.

Use the link below to purchase your tickets.

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Purchase deadline to sit with the SAM group is:

November 11, 2018 for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

February 4, 2019 for School of Rock


Contact Kelly Ramunno at kramunno@yahoo.com for more information.


2018 catholic Charities annual appeal

Your Mercy: Transforming Lives and Communities: Your support of the 2018 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal helps us to carry out the mission that Jesus entrusted to us: "I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." Please consider a generous gift that will change the lives of the 400,000 who are served each year in Northeast Ohio by Catholic Charities. Thank you!

Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap | West is a great way for young adults in their 20's and 30's to go deeper in their faith and connect with other young Catholics in the area, every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Beachcliff Tavern at 7 p.m. Admission is only $5 (cash at door, OR Pre-Sale Online), which includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. To listen to the last recorded talk, click here.

Questions? Contact us: totwestcle@gmail.com
- Fr. Jeff Barnish, St. Bernadette
- Fr. Eric Garris, St. Raphael

XLT West (Exult) is a powerful opportunity for all (especially teens) to adore the living Jesus in the Eucharist with live contemporary praise and worship music and guest speakers, every 4th Wednesday of the month at St. Bernadette Parish at 7 p.m. He waits for you. O Come let us adore him. 

Check out SAM in the News!

St. Angela Merici to host nationally renowned the Rev. Dick Sparks for parish retreat | Benson, John. Cleveland.com, March 1, 2018

St. Angela students use MLK Jr. Day to help homeless | Kelley, Kevin. West Life, January 17, 2018

St. Angela Merici School families unite for charity at annual MLK Day event | Benson, John. Cleveland.com, January 16, 2017

3 students recognized for their letters to U.S. troops | Kelley, Kevin. West Life, December 20, 2017  

WKYC's Monica Robins: Local school encourages students to sign social media | November 20, 2017

St. Angela Merici students, parents and staff take part in Walk to School Day | Benson, John. Cleveland.com, October 6, 2017

Two principals take the helm at St. Angela School | Kelley, Kevin. West Life, August 16, 2017