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

LENT and EASTER 2019

Wednesday, March 20 Diocesan-Wide Evening of Confession - 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Read Father Lanning’s encouraging letter about going to Confession.

Palm Sunday, April 14

Tuesday, April 16 Taizé Prayer Service - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday, April 18 Living Stations - 1:15 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper - 7:30 p.m. (Eucharistic Adoration until 10:00 p.m.)

Good Friday, April 19 Our Lord’s Passion - 3:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (without Benediction) - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 20 Blessing of Food - 12:00 p.m. Confessions - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass - 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 21 Mass Times - 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. (simultaneous Mass in Rini center/Gym), 11:30 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.

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

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Open Enrollment for St. Angela Merici Day School

St. Angela’s day school has openings for students in K - 8th grade for the 2019-2020 school year.

A ministry of our parish, St. Angela Merici provides a catholic faith-based education with a personal approach. Our unique learning model of lower school (K-4) and upper school (5-8) positions students to enjoy a well-rounded, academically rigorous experience with special emphasis on faith formation, community and leadership. In addition to core competencies, St. Angela’s curriculum incorporates religious instruction, languages, technology, art and music. With preparation for high school, and beyond, St. Angela Merici School is educating tomorrow’s Catholic leaders.

Call (440) 333-3126 to learn more or to schedule a tour of our campus, or visit Gradelink to enroll.

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It is time for our annual Malley’s sale, an opportunity to fill Easter baskets with DELICIOUS Malley's chocolates and help our school at the same time. All profits benefit St. Angela Merici School, helping to offer a quality educational experience for our students.

Orders can be placed online at:


Online orders will be accepted until Monday, April 15, to be delivered to your home, or another address, by Malley's in time for Easter.

Thank you in advance for your support!

For any other information or questions, or for more order forms, please contact Mrs. Weiss at mrsweiss@samparish.org.


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Messiah Lutheran and St. Angela Merici parishes, in collaboration with Holy Family Hospice, invite you to join a monthly grief support group, led by Rev. Alice Walsh, MDIV, BCC, Chaplain at Fairview Hospital. Members will meet others who have suffered loss, explore their individual grief process and learn useful grief coping skills.

The group will meet on the second Thursday of the month beginning 

Thursday, March 14, 2019; 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Commons Room at Messiah Lutheran Church, 21485 Lorain Rd.; Fairview Park

For more information contact Erin Hout at (440)545-7032 or ehout@holyfamilyhome.com

Catholic Charities Annual Appeal

The 2019 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal is underway. This is not a special collection; rather, the Catholic Charities Annual Appeal represents the chance for all Catholics to make a significant pledge, payable in installments, to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland in order to support its mission of a society that stands united in its support of the “least among us.”

Walk in Faith. Give in Joy.  Your support of the 2019 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal helps us to all become missionary disciples. Please consider a generous gift that will change the lives of people like David, Marian, Shaye and Sharita. Hear their stories of transformation at www.catholiccommunity.org/videos. On behalf of the poor and needy of Northeast Ohio, thank you for your commitment to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.


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