St. Clement Parish is located in beautiful historic Lakewood, Ohio on Lincoln Avenue (just north of I-90 west). It established on April 27, 1922, to help meet the needs of Lakewood’s growing Catholic population. The parish celebrated its first Mass in the lower-level of the new church building on December 25, 1922. The upper-church was completed by April of 1923 and the first Mass celebrated in the upper-church was on Easter Day, April 1, 1923.
In September of 1924, St. Clement School opened its doors to 350 students under the direction of the Sisters of St. Joseph. In 1947, a convent was built for 18 Sisters of St. Joseph on church premises. In 1958, six more classrooms were added onto the thriving school. After many successful years of providing quality Catholic education to its children, St. Clement School merged with the schools of St. Luke and St. James parishes in August of 2005 to become Lakewood Catholic Academy, now in the school’s ninth year of successfully serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.
St. Clement continues the tradition of offering multiple and varied opportunities for spiritual growth and social interaction under the leadership of Father Joseph Workman. Father Workman was appointed January 1, 2010; and, on February 6, was installed as the 7th pastor of St. Clement Parish by Bishop Richard Lennon.
Father Workman comes to us from St. Augustine in Barberton, OH where he served as Parochial Vicar from June 3, 2008 – December 31, 2009. During that period, he was also Administrator for St. Cyril Methodius Parish in Barberton from December 3, 2008 – June 30, 2009. Following those appointments, Sacred Heart of Jesus in Wadsworth, OH benefited from his leadership from July 1, 2009 – December 2009.
Father Winters, who has been pastor at St. Clement since 1986, now serves as Pastor Emeritus.
To become a member of our parish community, please call the parish office (216.226.5116) for an appointment to register. Anyone over 18 years of age, still living at home, should register as a single adult.