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Everything we have, we have received. We open our minds, hearts, and hands to receive all that the Lord offers and commit to following where He leads us as His disciples.


We envision a parish where our hearts are so full of God's grace that His love spills over into the works of our hands, into the service we perform for our church and wider community.


Our faith goes beyond just follwing rules; it's about being part of a family.  We desire that all who step foot through our doors encounter the great love the Father has for each of us through the fellowship, events, and formation they encounter.


Called to be "perfect as [our] Heavenly Father is perfect," (Mt. 5:24), we know that none of us are there yet.  We envision a parish that offers opportunities for spiritual growth, wherever you are on your faith journey, and an invitational attitude that reaches beyond our walls.

Tel: 216-712-6755

                      Fax: 216-712-6757



Outside Office Hours, please

call St. Clement's Parish Office

to reach Fr. Workman:


St. James Catholic Church

Corner of Detroit Ave. & Granger Ave.

Lakewood, OH, 44107

Mailing Address:

St. James Parish Office

17400 Northwood Ave.

Lakewood, OH, 44107


Father Joseph Workman grew up in Coventry Township, south of Akron. He attended St. Francis de Sales in Akron, OH, and graduated from Coventry High School. While pursuing a Math Education degree at Kent State University, he coached wrestling – a sport in which he actively participated during his youth. He graduated from Kent in December 1997, and entered St. Mary’s Seminary in 1998. Father Workman graduated from St. Mary’s with a Master of Divinity Degree and was ordained as a priest for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 15, 2004.

  • Assigned to Saint Columbkille Church in Parma June 8, 2004 – June 3, 2008

  • Assigned to Saint Augustine Catholic Church in Barberton June 3, 2008 – January 1, 2010

  • Assigned to Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish in Barberton December 3, 2008 – June 30, 2009

  • Assigned to Sacred Heart Of Jesus in Wadsworth June 30, 2009 – January 1, 2010

  • Saint Clement Catholic Parish in Lakewood January 1, 2010 – present

  • Saint James Catholic Parish in Lakewood July 25, 2012 – present

Serves as the Spiritual Support for Lakewood Catholic Academy.

Contact Father Workman: 216-226-5116

Rev. Deogratias Ruwaainenyi

Bishop Lennon assigned Fr. Deogratias Ruwaainenyi to be Hospital Chaplain at Fairview Hospital, beginning in June 2014.  Fr. Deogratias is in residence at Saint Clement Parish.  Father assists with Masses at both Saint Clement and Saint James Parishes.

Contact Father Deo: 216-226-5116

Pastor Support | Fairview Hospital Chaplain

Deacon Danny Bryan

Born in 1951 in Columbus Ohio, as the fifth child of six.  Deacon Danny has been married to Gerilynn [Geri] since 1972 and have two children and three grandchildren. Deacon Danny Graduated from Franklin University of Columbus in 1975 with a BSBA and Case Western Reserve University with a Master’s of Organization Development and Analysis in 1986. He began his work career with Ohio Bell in 1970 as a lineman and moved through the organization in various capacities until retirement in 2000 as a Human Resource Manager. After retirement from Ohio Bell [AT&T] he volunteered for Freedom House a halfway center. The women’s annex was located at St. Clement for some time. His volunteer experiences lead him to take the exam for Chemical Dependency counseling. In 1995, Danny began teaching as Adjunct Faculty for Tiffin University. In 2002, Danny started working as a counselor at Grafton Correctional Institution; in 2005 he became Director of Re-entry for the Center for Families and Children; and, in 2009, took on the direct service case management position with Community Re-entry. Danny hopes to become certified as a Life Coach with primary focus in the areas of personal and spiritual development.

Geri and Danny became members of the St. James community in 1977. Danny began formation for the Diaconate in September 2004 and was ordained a Deacon to the Diocese of Cleveland in May 2008.  He was appointed to St. James at ordination until closure and re-assigned to St. Clement in 2010. As a deacon, aside from the ministry at the altar, he works as a member of the RCIA team and the Spiritual Development committee; assists in the preparation of engaged couples; and as needed, assists with funerals, baptisms, and weddings. 

Contact Deacon Danny: 216-226-5116

Pastor Support

Colleen Houk serves as Director of Faith Formation for both St. Clement and St. James Parishes.

Contact  Colleen Houk: pcl.stjameslakewood@gmail.com | 216-226-5116

Ms. Susan Lezan

Susan Lezan is the Director of Music for St. James.

Contact Susan Lezan: 216-226-5116

Director of Music

Diane Mravec has an extensive NASA background, and is a certified floral designer and USO volunteer. She has been a member of Saint James Parish for 39 years, and has served on Parish Council, as decorator for the church, and as a Eucharistic Minister. Diane has been married to Michael for 41 years. She is the mother of two children (Suzanne and Jason) and a grandmother who loves spending time with her family. You will often find her traveling, enjoying life and laughter with friends.

Contact Diane Mravec: stjameslakewood@ohiocoxmail.com | 216-712-6755

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