The St. Philomena parish was founded in East Cleveland in 1902.
On September 7, 2008, the Cleveland Catholic Diocese announced that it would begin implementing a downsizing plan that would close more than 45 churches in the region. 1 St. Philomena in East Cleveland and St. Louis and Christ the King in Cleveland Heights would merge with St. Ann in Cleveland Heights to form the Communion of Saints Parish. 2 St. Philomena would remain open for worship and outreach although its grade school would close by 2010.
- Briggs, David. “Three more Catholic churches in Cleveland oppose plans to close or merge.” Plain-Dealer [Cleveland], 12 Sept. 2008.
- “School.” Communion of Saints, 2014.