St. Joseph Catholic Church's parish is home to almost 1,800 families of worshippers, making it one of the…More largest on the North Coast.
The church, and its affiliate school, St. Joseph School, have undergone several expansions over the years, including a new acoustically advanced church, completed in 2000. The church was expanded to accommodate the growing parish and now seats 1,300.
St. Joseph is the only Catholic church in Lorain County with a Sunday evening Mass.
The church maintains numerous outreach groups, including the Bereavement Ministry, Bereavement Support Group, Ladies Guild, Pro-Life Group, St. Vincent DePaul Society and numerous "Faith Formation" programs, including Parish School of Religion (PSR), Pre-Baptism Program, RCIA Team (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and the RCIC Team (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children).
The church is led by Fr. Tim O'Connor. Sunday Masses are rebroadcast on Avon Lake Community Television.
Avon Lake Catholic Credit Union 32929 Lake Rd, Avon Lake, OH44012 The Avon Lake Catholic Credit Union is located on the St. Joseph Church/School campus and is tucked away closer to the…More Electric Blvd. entrance (next to the St. Joseph Church maintenance office) than the Lake Road address would indicate. It is a full service credit union run by the members forthe members, serving the Catholic parishes of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake. Savings account, checking account, auto loans, boat loans, home equity loans and signature loan products are offered at competitive rates
Holy Spirit Parish, founded in 1965, was named in honor of the patron of the Second Vatican Council, and helps serve…More a good portion of Catholic worshippers in Avon Lake and surrounding communities, including western Cuyahoga.
The church originally celebrated Liturgies at Learwood Middle School until the original building was completed in 1967.
The church, one of only a few round Catholic churches, sits on 9.6 acres on the corner of Walker and Lear roads and maintains a large parking lot.
Unique to the church is the "Holy Spirit window" above the altar. According to the church's website, the seven red rays featured represent the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Counsel, Understanding, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord fused into souls at Baptism and strengthened through the sacrament of Confirmation.
The church rectory was completed in 1973. Holy Spirit's Fr. Mosovsky Hall is often the site of social and community gatherings. In 2002, a new parish center was completed, including the Chapel of the Holy Family. Fr. Mosovsky Hall was also renovated at this time.
The church maintains a broad spectrum of ministries including caring ministries, bereavement, celebrating, evangelizing, music, teaching and participating ministries.
Fr. James H. Beatty has been serving as pastor since 1994.
Saint Joseph Cemetery 32789 Detroit Rd, Avon, OH44011 Saint Joseph Cemetery is conveniently located on Detroit. It is a quiet, peaceful place but is also close to major…More roads and freeways. It offers several memorial, burial and cremation options. The mausoleum at Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery sits amongst trees. Inside, the chapel provides a sacred place for memorial masses and visitations. The steeple bell, tapestries and angel statuary have been relocated from the old Saint Joseph Church.