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 Easter Letter to the Parish.

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

St. Colman Neighborhood Ministry


St. Angela will be hosting a meal at St. Colman on Saturday, April 27th.  You can become involved and support this ministry at St. Angela’s in the following ways:

1.)    Bakery: We need 15-20 people to bake 3-4 dozen cookies, cupcakes, or brownies, cut into individual serving size. Bakery can be dropped off at St. Angela Parish Center on Friday, April 26.

2.)    Volunteers:  We need people to come to St. Colman to assist with serving and cleaning up dinner on Saturday, April 27 from 3-5 pm.

3.)    Donations of Raffle Prizes: There is a free raffle for the people we serve during the meal.  Please consider creating a raffle bag or basket, decorated or plain, with a donation of breakfast pantry supplies like shelf-stable pancake mix and syrup or almonds and raisins, toiletries or cleaning supplies like soap and razors or Lysol and Kleenex, or gift cards (Dave’s, Sav-A-Lot, Walgreens, Target). Bus passes are always appreciated. Please drop at the Parish Center by Friday, April 26.



St, Angela Merici’s VBS will be held daily

Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2019

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us for Bible stories, games, crafts and more!

$25 - First child $20 - Second child $15 - Third child

Space is limited so REGISTER early!

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Through CRS Rice Bowls, we show our faith in action in our own community and in over 100 countries throughout the world.  Please pick up a Rice Bowl from the vestibule and use the Lenten calendar insert to engage daily with the spiritual pillars of Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Place your Lenten sacrifice – coins, cash, or check – in the Rice Bowl and drop them off in the bins in the vestibules the weekend after Easter, April 27th and 28th. 


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.

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