St. Clement Parish is located in beautiful, historic Lakewood, Ohio, on Lincoln Avenue (just north of I-90 west). It was 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 in April 1923 and the first Mass was celebrated in the upper church was on Easter, 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 over ten years of successfully serving children in kindergarten through 8th grade.

Milestones Per Ten Year Period

1922-1931 1932-1941 1942-1951 1952-1961 1962-1971 1972-1981 1982-1991 1992-2001 2002-2011 2012-2021 2022-2031