Parish History

Brief History: St. Patrick Parish was formed in 1864 under the pastorate of Rev. Patrick H. Brown. Before that time Catholics living in Franklin Mills, Ohio (later renamed Kent) travelled by wagon the nine miles to St. Mary Church in Hudson. The first Mass was said in the home of Johann Fieldler. As the Catholic population grew the first church structure was built in 1868. In 1881 the parish school was built with eight classrooms. The Humility of Mary Sisters who taught in the school for over 100 years, moved into their new convent in 1886. In 1953 Rev. George Mulroy built the present church, rectory and parish offices. St. Patrick Church, with approximately 1,200 households today, continues to be a vibrant and faith-filled parish community with many ministries and outreach programs within a university town.


313 North DePeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Contact Information:

Phone: 330.673.5849

Mass Times:

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am & 11:00am
Weekdays: Tuesday – Friday – 8:30am
Sacrament of Reconciliation: First & Third Saturday – 3:30pm

Very Reverend Richard J. Pentello, V.F, Pastor

Parish School


127 Portage Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

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School Website