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

Save the date - WeGiveCatholic

On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 St. Angela Merici is participating in #weGiveCatholic, the online day of Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio, also known as "Giving Tuesday", and we need your support!

Our goal is to raise $20,000 in the 24 hour period with all donations made that day going towards the St. Angela Merici School Technology Fund for the purchase of iPads for our Lower School students and Chromebooks for our Upper School students.

We are proud to send a big THANKS to Meritech for being a matching sponsor for up to $5,000!!

Visit St. Angela's #weGiveCatholic page to learn more about our goals for November 27th, mark your calendar and tell your friends and family to support St. Angela Merici Parish School on November 27th and we'll all give Catholic on #GivingTuesday!


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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE UPCOMING FIAT WEEKEND OF SERVICE

Latin for Mary's "yes" to God, FIAT is St. Angela's way of saying "yes" to God's call to serve those in need. This parish-wide weekend of service brings together hundreds of parishioners serving the community in many ways. FIAT will be held the weekend of Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd. Opportunities to serve are offered throughout Cleveland, Fairview Park, and right at St. Angela Merici Parish. To learn more about all of the service opportunities and how you can sign up and be a part of this important weekend, visit the FIAT page.

Sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis and will be open from November 4th to November 14th.


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THANKSGIVING DINNER FOOD COLLECTION

The SAM's Ladies GUILD will be collecting food donations for our Thanksgiving Baskets. The following is a list of the types of donations we need:

STUFFING - CANNED VEGETABLES - COFFEE - CANNED CRANBERRIES - JELLY - TEA - INSTANT POTATOES - PASTA - CANNED FRUIT - APPLE SAUCE - PASTA SAUCE - PEANUT BUTTER - SWEET POTATOES - CEREAL - CRACKERS - SOUP - INSTANT OATMEAL - HOT CHOCOLATE - PAPER TOWELS - TOILET TISSUE - NAPKINS

Please do not give in to the temptation to "clean out" your cupboards! Check expiration dates. Some items may not be appropriate to give to our families.
THE DEADLINE FOR THE DONATIONS IS NOVEMBER 11, 2018.  Donations can be dropped off in the boxes at the doors of the Church.
Monetary Donations are also welcome and can be put in an envelope marked "Thanksgiving Basket Donations" and put in the collection basket. Checks should be made out to SAM Ladies Guild.

If you are unable to bring your donations to the Church, you can drop them off at the Parish Center or call Lil Tovtin at (440) 779-5151 to arrange a pick up.


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ST. ANGELA’S PRE-CANA MINISTRY

Are you looking for ways to continue enriching your marriage after you’ve said “I do”? Have you thought about sharing your marriage experience with others? If so, St. Angela’s Pre-Cana ministry may be for you. Our team seeks married couples of all ages to help organize an annual retreat day for the engaged couples of our parish. We have a variety of tasks to match your interests and level of commitment.

Pre-Cana Day will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Our team meets on 5-6 Sunday evenings starting in January to prepare for this special day. Consider joining us for our organizational meeting on Sunday, January 6 at 4:00 PM. All meetings are held in the Seminar Room (lower level of the church), and childcare is available. Time spent enriching the upcoming marriages of our engaged couples and our own marriages is an investment well spent.

Questions? Please call Sarah and Brian Burke at (440) 438-3808 for more information.


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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

https://groupmatics.events/group/stangelamerici

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


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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