ST. MARY PARISH

In the Heart of the City since 1845 Elyria, OH
ST. MARY PARISH

Who We Are

Parish Mission Statement

As a people of God on the pilgrim journey to the Kingdom, we the people of St. Mary, benefiting from a rich tradition of faith, are a Christ-centered community blessed by a diversity of talents and gifts.

As a Catholic, Christian Community, we value the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Sacraments of the Church, which call us to live in justice and love.

As a people of hope led by the Spirit, we continue the mission of building the Kingdom. Through our ministry, service and outreach, we strive to welcome all into a warm, caring parish family.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Multigenerational, Friendly

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Food Pantry, Daycare, Preschool, School, Disability, Addiction/Recovery, Adult Education

Music
Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns

Denomination
Catholic

Size
Large

Language
English

Founded
1845

Contact

Address
320 Middle Ave
Elyria, OH 44035-5733

Phone
(440) 323-5539

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What is the community like?
St. Mary is a very friendly parish that has a long history in Elyria. Founded in 1845 St. Mary Parish is in the heart of the city. Generations of families have attended Church and school and continue to do so. Whether you move away, you always can come home to St. Mary. It is your parish home forever.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We welcome everyone to attend and experence our warm family faith filled community. Once you come to visit, you will want to return. There is something for everyone.

Leadership View all

Fr. Charles Diedrick

Fr. Charles Diedrick

Fr. Charlie as everyone calls him is a son of the parish. His family is one of the founding families of St. Mary Parish. His great grandparents were married in the old Church in 1867 and his grandfather was baptized in the new Church in 1886. He attended St. Mary School and was an Associate Pastor at St. Mary from 1988-1993. He returned to be pastor in 2007. He has brought his unending faith, gentleness and humor to our parish. Everyone loves Fr. Charlie's sermons.

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