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

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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!

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Pre-Cana Retreat 2018

Are you engaged and planning a wedding? Are planning for the sacrament of marriage? Please join married couples of all ages from our parish who will share their insights into married life and help you plan for all the days that come after the wedding day. St. Angela’s 2018 Pre-Cana Retreat will be on Saturday, March 10, 2018. To register, click the button below.  If you have any questions, please call Sarah and Brian Burke at (440) 438-3808 for more information.

Catholic and Lutheran Dialogue at Messiah Lutheran Church ~ Sunday, February 18th


On Sunday, February 18th, Fr. Lanning will be joining Pastor Jerry Burce for an ecumenical gathering at Messiah Lutheran Church to discuss and share about our common heritage as Christians, especially in light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We hope you will be able to join us for this dialogue, sharing and fraternal discussion of faith for us all. The presentation will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, located at 21485 Lorain Road, Fairview Park at 2:00 p.m. All are invited to attend and to stay for refreshments! 

Bereavement Ministry 2018 with Messiah Lutheran Church

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Overview of Grief Recovery—Beyond the Loss will be held on February 20th at 7:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church located at 21485 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. This session will last approximately one and one-half hours, consisting of one hour of presentation then thirty minutes of a question and answer session.

An eight week course begins March 20th—May 15th meeting on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church (no meeting on April 3rd). Classes will last one to one and one-half hours. This series of bereavement and grief recovery sessions covers not only loss through death, but other losses/changes such as family separations, loss of a job, loss of a relationship, pet loss and changes in family dynamics. The facilitator of these sessions will be Pastor Dan Wenger from Cleveland Clinic. All are welcome to attend.


Join us for "An Evening of Confession" at St. Angela Merici Church on February 28th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or at any other church in the Diocese of Cleveland. More information available at www.welcomecatholics.com.

Join us for "An Evening of Confession" at St. Angela Merici Church on February 28th from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. or at any other church in the Diocese of Cleveland. More information available at www.welcomecatholics.com.


Taize | Tuesday, March 6

Join St. Angela Merici for an evening of reflective prayer in a setting of candlelight and song on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. We hope you will take time out of your busy schedule during Lent to experience the calm and peace of a Taize prayer service.

Lenten soup supper | Wednesday, March 14

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Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and soup/supper will be served at 6:00 p.m. Come join your parish community for a Lenten soup supper prior to hearing Fr. Sparks' final presentation at the Parish Retreat! 

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We are excited to welcome back Fr. Dick Sparks, a Paulist priest, and a popular speaker and preacher on the morality workshop and retreat circuits around the U.S. and Canada. Fr. Sparks will guide us in prayer and reflection on the topic "Come and Discover Why Jesus is the Model, the Reason for the Season." Fr. Sparks is recognized as one of the finest retreat speakers today! Fr. Sparks is a master at helping us to re-center ourselves on the love of God in the very everyday realities of life. You won’t want to miss him! Light refreshments will be served and a free-will offering will be made. No reservations needed! 

Fr. Sparks will speak at all weekend Masses the weekend of March 10th and March 11th, and after the 8:30 a.m. Mass (beginning at 9:30 a.m.) in the Social Hall on March 12th, 13th & 14th and at 7:00 p.m. in the church. His presentation will last approximately one hour.  

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Help support St. Angela Merici School by participating in our annual

Malley's Easter Fundraiser!

Here's how:

  • Order easily online at https://malleys.com/fundraising/campaign/st-angela-merici-school.
  • Enjoy free shipping on all internet orders of $65 or more to one continental US address.
  • Internet orders are accepted until Monday, March 26th in order to be shipped in time before  Easter.
  • Paper order forms available in Parish Center. Order forms and payment are due Wednesday, March 7th. Paper orders will be need to be picked up from the Social Hall on Thursday, March 22nd from 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

All proceeds benefit St. Angela Merici School. It is through your participation in this fundraiser that we are able to offer such quality educational experiences for our students! 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Jess Weiss at mrsweiss@samparish.org. SAM school thanks you!

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Check out SAM in the News!

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  

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.