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

Welcome Fr. Max Cole! Good luck Fr. Tim!

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It is with great pleasure to announce St. Angela's new parochial vicar, Fr. Max Cole! Fr. Max is a classmate of Fr. Tim Roth's, and he comes to us from St. Mary Parish in Berea, where he served his first assignment. Fr. Tim recalls fond memories of Fr. Max and describes him as a very personable, humorous, hardworking, and generous priest with a big heart and a big laugh. Fr. Max will begin his assignment here on June 12, so please give him a warm welcome when you see him!

Fr. Tim Roth will also be completing his rotation here with us, and has been assigned to Ss. Robert and William Parish in Euclid, where he served his diaconate year before his priestly ordination. Fr. Tim says he is extremely grateful for the friendships he has made here at St. Angela's and will greatly miss the people of the parish and the incredible staff who work so hard for this amazing parish. He will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving on May 20 at 11:30 a.m. where he will offer his farewells and words of gratitude, and we will all have an opportunity to offer our farewells to him at the reception to follow in the Rini Center. Please keep him and his classmates in your prayers during this time of transition.

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Congratulations to our SAM school on the success of their funRun!

They far surpassed their goal, raising over $15,000!!

The upper school students accepted flat donations and raised over $4,000.

The lower school students accepted per lap donations and raised over $11,000, running 7,630 laps.

On behalf of the SAM administration, staff and teachers, THANK YOU to all of our parent volunteers who helped mark laps, throw color, keep the kids hydrated and cheer everyone on! 

And THANK YOU to all who participated for your continued support of our school!

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            THANK YOU!

The SAM Social Justice Commission thanks you all for your participation in our

collection of hygiene products for displaced Puerto Ricans. We completely filled

up an entire car! When SJC delivered the items to the ministry at Iglesia Vida

Nueva in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, they were completely out of toilet

paper, and we approximately doubled the amount of supplies they had on hand.

Thank you, as always, for your overwhelming support.


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!


Registration is now open!

Register one of two ways:

* Register online

*Complete the registration form and submit it along with your payment, to the Parish Center. 

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. Please contact Fr. Tim Roth for more details at frtim@samparish.org. To listen to the last recorded talk, click here.

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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. For more information, please contact Fr. Tim Roth at frtim@samparish.org.

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