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 and joining St. Angela's click here.

 

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

stations of the cross & benediction

Stations of the Cross and Eucharist Benediction every Friday during Lent at 7:00 p.m. in the church.

Living Stations, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. and April 13 at 1:15 p.m., in the church. There will be no Benediction on Good Friday. 

Eucharistic adoration

First Friday Eucharist Adoration on April7 following the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 3:00 p.m.

Lenten soup supper

Wednesday, March 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Social Hall with guest speaker Fr. Doug Koesel, pastor of Blessed Trinity Parish in Cleveland, featuring his presentation "We are Here: Mission to Haiti."  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and a simple meal of homemade soup, salad, and bread will be served at 6:30 p.m.  Speaker begins at 7:00 p.m.  There is no charge for attending the Lenten Soup Supper.  A freewill offering will be collected for Blessed Trinity and Fr. Koesel's Haitian mission work.  The Soup Supper is sponsored by the SAM Social Justice Commission.     

 

Parish retreat April 1 - April 4 | St. Angela Merici Welcomes Deacon Keith Strohm

Deacon Keith Strohm is a nationally known speaker and former Director of Evangelization for the Archdioceses of Chicago.  Deacon Strohm will lead us in prayer and reflection, especially on the topic of "passionately pursuing Christ and a life of purpose." 

Deacon Strohm will be speaking at all of our weekend Masses on April 1 & April 2.

Please join Deacon Strohm and fellow parishioners for coffee, pastries and a presentation on: April 3 and April 4 at 9:30AM in the Social Hall; and at 7PM in the church on April 3 and April 4.

Please make time to recharge your spirit and join us for our Parish Retreat.

 

confessions during lent

In addition to the regular confession schedule (every Saturday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., or contact a priest by calling the Parish Center at 440-333-2133) and the Diocesan-Wide Evening of Confession on March 15, confessions will be heard on Holy Saturday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or until all are heard. 

holy week

palm sunday, april 9

Palms will be distributed at all Palm Sunday Masses.

Tuesday, april 11

Taize Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. in the church for an evening of reflective prayer in a setting of candelight and song. 

holy Thursday, april 13

Living Stations 1:15 p.m.; Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m. (Eucharistic Adoration until 10:00 p.m.).

Good Friday, April 14

Our Lord's Passion 3:00 p.m.; Stations without Benediction at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 15

Blessing of Food 12:00 p.m.; Confessions 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., or until all are heard; Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 p.m.

Easter sunday, april 16

7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Mass in the church.

9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Rini Center/gym.  

 


Catholic Charities 2017 Annual Appeal

Catholic Charities 2017 Annual Appeal invites us to consider God’s gracious love for us and, in turn, our love for our neighbors in need. God’s grace allows us to recognize the face of Christ in others and to serve them with love. Please Pray for the Good Work of Catholic Charities and Make a Pledge Today.


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Pre-Cana Retreat
April 1st

St. Angela Merici offers a Pre-Cana Day Retreat, a program that helps those preparing for marriage within the Church. Married volunteer couples share their own experiences of spirituality, values, and practical matters to help engaged couples prepare for the Sacrament of Marriage. Registration for the St. Angela 2017 Pre-Cana Day, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, in the Social Hall, can be found below.


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BYOC (Bring Your Own Catechism)

Join Fr. Tim on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7PM in the Social Hall for a new event called BYOC (Bring Your Own Catechism), which will provide the opportunity for you to bring a beverage of your choice and enjoy some community while also offering a forum for you to ask questions and dive deeper into the Catholic faith through the rich teaching of the Church as presented in its catechism.

Contact Fr. Roth for more details: E: frtim@samparish.org | P: 440.333.2133


ANNUAL PARISH RAFFLE | SUPPORTING OUR FUTURE

$5 per ticket, or book of 5 for $20

Prizes: $15,000 Grand; $2,500 Second; $1,000 Third

The prize drawings will be held at the "Evening of Thanks" on April 29th (more details to come).  Tickets available in the Church, Parish Center, School, and PSR classes.  Tickets cannot be delivered via US Mail.  Winners need not be present.   




Vacation Bible School 2017 | Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Social Hall

Join the fun this summer at St. Angela Merici's Vacation Bible School 2017 for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. This year's theme is "Maker Fun Factory: Created by God, Built for a Purpose." The registration fee is $25 for one child, $40 for two children and $60 for three children.  There is a limit of 100 children, so register early! 

Adult and junior volunteers needed! Please email Suzanne Quinn at sampvbs@gmail.com or join us at our first meeting on April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Social Hall if interested. 

 

   

 

Theology on Tap 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 7PM. Only $5, includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Please contact Fr. Tim Roth for more details at frtim@samparish.org.