Serving the Lakeside Communities of Avon Lake and Bay Village


Holy Spirit Parish

410 Lear Rd., Avon Lake, OH  44012


As a parish guided by the Holy Spirit, we profess our faith in God, our love and hope for one another, and our commitment to living the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.

We are a celebrating people whose liturgy is rooted in the Eucharist and the word of God.

We dedicate ourselves to provide opportunities for spiritual growth, ongoing religious education and personal renewal in the Parish Community.

We recognize the importance of our youth and invite them to unite and participate fully in the social and spiritual life of the parish.

We acknowledge the importance of the family and are committed to uphold its role in the preservation of Catholic values.

We will reach out and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all of God's people.


Holy Spirit Parish

Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses:
9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Weekday Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday--8:30 a.m.
Holy Day and Holiday Masses refer to bulletin

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Remembering Pat Kassay at Holy Spirit Parish

YIKES it’s me

“How many of these forms has Pat Kassay filled out over the years?”  That was my thought as I looked at the Holy Spirit Funeral Planning Form in front of me.  Pat had lead many families through the planning of funerals for their loved ones.  Now here was her husband, John, sitting down with me and Fr. Ron Wearsch to plan Pat’s funeral.   In typical Pat form, John was sharing with us what Pat had planned for her own funeral.  The form was completely filled out (and, mercifully, typed) by Pat.  And there, on the first line of the form it read:

Name of Deceased:__YIKES it’s me__

I think that many of us felt the same way when we heard of Pat’s death.  YIKES it’s her!  Pat has been such an integral part of Holy Spirit for many years.  Her desire to serve God and His Church and the enthusiasm and love she showed while doing so touched many.   There was ample evidence of that at her funeral Mass.  I noted that the number of people there rivaled the attendance at a Sunday Mass!

My heartfelt sympathies to Pat’s husband, John, and to her children who feel her loss the deepest. Also to all those mourning her who knew her as a friend, colleague, advisor, pastoral minister, Christian.

Though I had only a comparatively short time to work as Pastor with Pat, I am thankful for the time I had.   She (and the other staff) made my transition to Pastor of Holy Spirit far smoother and easier than it would have been without her. I am glad I didn’t have to start without Pat.   This makes it all the sadder to know that I—and Holy Spirit— now have to continue without Pat.  More correctly, we continue without Pat present in the same way.  She is present in the people she escorted into the faith through RCIA, in the grieving families that she comforted and assisted, in the people she lead to deeper relationship with God in prayer, in Holy Spirit Parish, which she kept going and held together as Fr. Beatty became ill and retired and Fr. Wearsch became the administrator.  She is present in our hearts and in our memories.  She is present to us in prayer, both in our prayers for her and in her prayers for us.   It is my prayer--and I ask you to join me--that when Pat Kassay meets Jesus, her Lord, that he exclaims, “YIKES! It’s Pat!”  and embraces her into eternity.  Rest is Peace, Pat.

Rev. Charles F. Strebler,

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Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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St. Joseph Parish Mass Times

32929 Lake Rd., Avon Lake

Saturday Vigil Mass:  4:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses:  8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

Monday Mass:  6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Mass:  8:00 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturday, 3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                                                 Monday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Adoration:  Tuesday—8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

First Friday Adoration:  9 a.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday


St. Raphael Parish Mass Times

 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village 

Saturday Vigil Masses:  4:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses:  8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Mass:  7:45 a.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Mass:  9:15 a.m.

Saturday Mass:  8:30 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturday 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Adoration:  Friday 10:00 a.m. until Saturday 4:00 p.m.