Catechists (Religion Teachers)
The Catechist is a person of faith who leads others in understanding the faith teachings according to the official teachings of the Church, the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
The first goal of a catechist is to model God's love to others, so a primary requisite of a catechist is a love for God and a love for children.
A Catechist’s job is to help each child to deepen the faith and spirituality that they received at baptism. The catechist passes on a shared set of meanings and values, that are Catholic and Christian, to each student and extends the experience to lifelong growth in faith.
St. Angela's has a wonderful group of dedicated catechists and substitute catechists who help to share their faith with the children in our Parish School of Religion. PSR is open to children in grades 1-8 and meets on Mondays either from 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 7:00-8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Ms. Kathy Lynch in the Religious Education office at (440) 333-2133.
This group of adults comes together in small teams to assist with some general services to the parish, such as stuffing inserts into the bulletin or assisting with parish mailings. For more information on how you can get involved, contact the Parish Center at (440) 333-2133.
Merici Moms is a group of moms who take time out of their busy schedules to come together once a month to pray the rosary. They meet every second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Social Hall West Room. For more information, or for your special intention to included, contact Rachelle Watters.
Pre-Cana is a one-day marriage preparation that takes place at St. Angela's. The Pre-Cana Team is made up of married couples that enjoy sharing their life experiences with each other as friends and with the engaged couples intending to receive the sacrament of matrimony. Team members are needed for a variety of roles, from presenters to support duties. For more information, contact Bill & Mary Pat Ellert.
The RCIA Team is a group of experienced Catholics who are committed to serving as companions on the journey of faith for those who are coming into the fullness of faith. The team meets with Candidates and Catechumens on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 a.m. Mass from September through April. This is a great way to share your own faith story and help to inspire others. For more information contact Fr. Tim Roth in the Parish Center at (440) 333-2133.
SAM Ladies Group
Enjoy social, spiritual and service events in this newly formed group at St. Angela's. Ladies of all ages are invited to participate in the activities they choose, including bus trips, parish service, baking, Fairview SummerFest Booth, Yoga classes, potlucks, crafts and game nights. For more information, contact Marie Kay.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
This ministry promotes the spirituality of its members and is an advocate for the needs of the poor in our local community. St. Angela's St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. This group also helps with a monthly food collection that takes place on the third Sunday of each month at our parish Masses. To find out how you can become a part of this important ministry contact the Parish Center at (440) 333-2133.
Social Justice Commission
This ministry seeks to promote justice as the way to peace, uphold the dignity of each person, and foster solidarity and respect for the poor in our community and in our world. Social Justice Commission holds quarterly meetings and works on various service projects throughout the year to promote social justice concerns. Contact Leah Struchen Deans or visit our Social Justice Commission page to learn more.
Sunday School Teachers
This is an opportunity to help our youngest parishioners learn about God, Jesus, and the many ways our Faith can help us grow. This preschool program is held during the 9:30 a.m. Mass on the first, third and fourth Sundays of the month from September through April. Along with bible stories, the children enjoy doing crafts and learning new songs. For more information, contact Suzanne Quinn in the Religious Education Office at (440) 333-2133.