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Holy Spirit Parish

410 Lear Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012

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In the summer of 1965, due to the continued growth of the Catholic community in Bay Village and Avon Lake, Bishop Clarence G. Issenmann founded Holy Spirit Parish. Holy Spirit Parish was originally comprised of families form St. Joseph’s Church in Avon Lake, St. Raphael’s in Bay Village, and Holy Trinity Church in Avon. The first pastor at Holy Spirit Parish was Father James J. Mosovsky. Lacking any permanent facilities, Sunday liturgies were celebrated in Learwood Junior High School, and a house on Krebs Road served as the rectory. In the summer of the following year, ground-breaking ceremonies began for the building of the Church on 9.6 acres on Walker and Lear Roads, which serves as the present site. The Church, which was designed in the round, was to be one of the first of its kind in the Diocese of Cleveland. The first mass was held on September 23, 1967. A rectory was constructed in 1973, followed by a parish hall in 1975. Since then there have been several other additions including an expansion of the Fr. Mosovsky Hall, construction of a fellowship hall, and the building of a unique chapel used for daily mass and weddings.

Fall, 2009

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