Mission House

at St. Patrick Parish

Welcome to the Mission House webpage! We hope you take the time to learn about this unique space in Cleveland that serves as a ministry of St. Patrick Parish on Bridge Ave.

MISSION

Welcoming community, creating connections, and inspiring joy where life and faith meet

What is the Mission House?

Purpose

Mission House is a vibrant, multipurpose facility at St. Patrick Parish that is open to the community and embraces youth, adults, and seniors. It is a beacon of light on the Near West Side of Cleveland that reflects and acts upon the Gospel message.

The purpose of the house is to be a welcome center– connecting city and suburb, fostering spiritual growth, working toward a just society, and celebrating life.  It is used as a sacred space and serves as an educational forum to help adults and young people understand the needs of the poor and disenfranchised in the community.

Beyond awareness and education, the activities at the Mission House are meant to create a bridge between fear & understanding and to move from stereotypes to relationships.  This effort is intended to foster understanding and relationships between the least of our brethren and those who can make a difference with their time and understanding, their talents, and their treasure.

Activities:

The Mission House supports any programs or activities that fall into these categories:

  • Spirituality
  • Wellness
  • Mercy
  • Education
  • Community

Perfect for:

Retreats Mission Trips
Prayer Groups Urban Plunges
PSR or Marital Programs Volunteer Groups
Book & Poetry Clubs Team Building
Wellness Programs Speakers / Meetings
Community Celebrations Art & Yoga Classes

About the House

The Mission House is a large, welcoming home that is available to your group for a wide range of activities. It sits on the campus of St. Patrick Parish in Cleveland.

Location: 3601 Whitman Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113, USA

 

Available Facilities:

St. Patrick's Church

St. Patrick Church was founded in 1853, and is a beautifully restored historic site in Cleveland. Embedded in the inner city, St. Patrick’s has always ministered to those living in the community, offering programs, resources, and hope.

We are a grand old parish, proud of our faith, of our heritage, of our work for others, and of the community of which we have so long been a part. The Mission House has allowed St. Patrick’s to expand its reach working with high schools, universities, suburban parishes, and social service organizations.

The House

The Mission House has a rich history and has served St. Patrick’s Church and the community for more than 145 years through the many groups that occupied the home. It opened in 1870 as a residence for vowed religious and has been used by many different groups over the years, always serving the community. Representative ministries who have lived at the house include: Montessori Kindergarten, Marianist Brothers, Ursuline Sisters, Cuban Refugees, Jesuit Volunteers, Marianist Volunteers, and Catholic Workers. Thousands have walked the halls of the Mission House.  They have shared meals, prayed together, celebrated liturgies, built community, laughed, cried, and discussed challenging and timely social issues. 

Adjacent Field

A grassy field in front of the Mission House is perfect for outdoor services, activities and recreation.

Parking

A parking lot with ample parking is located behind the Mission House.

Gathering Spaces

Green Room

A comfortable living room with a couch, loveseat, card/game table, TV and flexibility for additional chairs.
Max accommodation of approximately 16-20 people.

Blue Meeting Room

A meeting room with flexible arrangements . Tables and chairs are available depending on your needs.
Max accommodation of approximately 20-30 people.

 

Dining Room

A bright and airy dining room with built-in china cabinets, and a table that seats 10-14 people. Additional tables could be added to seat up to 20 people. 

Note: Please share your furniture needs ahead of time, so we can reconfigure tables and chairs for you.

Chapel

A fully-restored chapel, with beautiful stained glass windows, shining colors of blue, red, purple, and green. It is available for intimate prayer gatherings. 

Kitchen & Laundry

A newly renovated kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, coffee pot, cookware, serving dishes, dinnerware, kitchen linens, and utensils. 

Washer, dryer and cleaning supplies are also available.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Bedrooms

  • 11 modest bedrooms (7 singles and 4 doubles) – 15 Total Beds
  • 1 Apartment suite with a double bed

Modest bedrooms consisting of an air mattress for a bed, lamp, night stand, closet with hangers, and rug. Sleeps a maximum of 16 people in total. All bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor and not currently handicapped accessible.  

Bathrooms

  • 2 half-baths on first floor
  • 2 restrooms on second floor, each with 2 showers
  • Apartment suite has full bathroom

All bathrooms are newly renovated.

 

Parish Hall

If you have a need for a larger facility, a large parish hall is located adjacent to the Mission House. The following facilities are available: 

  • Lower Hall – Accommodates up to 250 People with an industrial kitchen
  • Oak Room – Accommodates up to 60 people with a small kitchen with household-size stove and refrigerator
  • Ballroom – Accommodates up to 300 people

Booking for the Parish Hall is handled separately from the Mission House. Please ask for more details. 

Outdoor Facilities

Gathering Spaces

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Ready to Book?

Booking Form

Fill out the form to request date availability or receive more information.

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Rates:

Meetings or classes $10 per hour
Overnight Group Stays $15 per person per night

 

 

Payment:

Once we confirm your reservation, please make check payable to St. Patrick’s Church and send payment to:

St. Patrick’s Church

3602 Bridge Ave.

Cleveland, OH 44113

Reservation Details:

  • Deposit may be required at time of booking
  • Reservation taken on a first come, first serve basis
  • All guests must sign and agree to house policies contract

What’s Included:

  • Modestly Outfitted Bedrooms
  • Basic Kitchen
  • TV and DVD player
  • Wi-Fi Access

See above for more details about the house and what is available in it.

What you need to bring:

  • Bedding: top & bottom twin sheets, blankets, pillows or sleeping bags
  • Bath towels & wash clothes
  • Dish towels & sponges
  • Personal care items
  • Reusable water bottles

What you may want to bring:

  • Project Supplies: flip chart paper, markers, or pens
  • A/V devices such as projectors, computers or speakers

We try to follow sustainable practices at the Mission House. Please join us in caring for our common home by bringing reusable water bottles, carpooling, turning off lights, using the provided plates and silverware, and being environmentally aware during your event.

What People Say

Put 12 strangers in a house and you either have 12 strangers, enemies, or life long friends at the end. We ended with something better than friendship. We are leaving with the memories of making an impact in a community and being forever changed by our experience. Thank you.

Reid

Student, Miami University Student

Thank you so much for letting us stay here and call this place our home during our immersion this the past week . The Mass at St. Pat’s was a beautiful addition to our week. We had wonderful new experiences in our hometown of Cleveland that we will never forget. Thank you and God bless.

Student

Magnificat High School

Location

A Great Location

Located in the historic Ohio City neighborhood in Cleveland, the Mission House is adjacent to a number of great attractions.

Mission House

Mitchells Ice Cream

Great Ice Cream 🙂

West Side Market

Edgewater Park

Downtown Cleveland

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Mason's Creamery

For more tourism information, check out Destination Cleveland.

Nearby Attractions

West Side Market

The oldest operating indoor/outdoor market space in Cleveland, Ohio. It is located at the corner of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood. On December 18, 1973, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

(5 min walk)

Edgewater Park

Located on Lake Erie and includes 147-acre Lakefront Reservation. It features 9000 feet of shoreline, dog and swim beaches, boat ramps, fishing pier, picnic areas and grills and a rentable pavilion. The Edgewater Beach House is a Modern beachfront pavilion with seasonal snack bars & a bar with local draft beers & cocktails. (5-minute drive or a 15-minute walk)

Downtown Cleveland

Known for sports venues like the Q Arena, hosting Cavaliers basketball games, and Progressive Field, home to the Indians baseball team. The Great Lakes Science Center displays astronaut John Glenn’s space module and the USS CodUpscale clubs, boutiques and bistros fill the fashionable Warehouse District. (5-minute drive)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll. (10-minute drive)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can stay at the Mission House?

Daytime Meeting Rooms can accommodate groups of 20-30; Dining Room seats up to 20.

Overnight: The Mission House sleeps up to 15 people.

Are the rooms private? Are linen/beddings provided?

There are 7 single rooms and 4 double rooms (2 beds in one room); all beds are twin size.

Please bring your own sheets, blankets, pillows, and bath towels.

What kitchen supplies should I bring?

The kitchen is fully furnished with major appliances, coffee pot, toaster, can opener, electric skillet, a blender, hand mixer, microwave, dishes, cutlery, and serving utensils.

You will need to bring all desired food and beverages. A grocery store is within a 5 minute walk of the Mission House.

Are laundry facilities available?

Yes. Both a washer and dryer are available.

Is there air conditioning?

No

Is the facility wheelchair accessible?

The first floor of the Mission House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp. It also has a wheelchair accessible bathroom. Please inquire for other concerns about accessibility, we will do our best to all members of your group.

What is the cancellation policy?

TBD

Additional Questions?

Fill out the form or email missionhouse@stpatrickbridge.org

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