Bishop Malesic pays a visit to St. Adalbert School in Cleveland

November 1, 2022 | Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Staff | Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Several months ago, Bishop Edward Malesic celebrated Mass to mark the centennial of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, the first parish in Ohio founded by and for African American Catholics. The church and school, which had been located nearby, outgrew their facilities and merged in 1961 with St. Adalbert Parish, a primarily Bohemian parish where membership was declining.

A new school was built in 1962 and an additional building was built in 2018 to accommodate the growing school enrollment, which is almost 500 in pre-K through grade 8, according to James Smith, school president. Jaimie Smith (no relation) is the principal.

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