Past Events & Benefits

St. Romero Day, March 24th

Celebrated at COAR’s Prayer Service and at the COAR Children’s Village Fr. Dragga (left), pastor at Church of the Resurrection, Solon, OH, presides over our prayer service while our pastor, Fr. Vladimir Rosales (right), presides over the mass in Zaragoza, El Salvador. Fr. Steve Vellenga, Director of the Cleveland Latin American Mission Team, who served […]

Bishop Pilla’s Legacy

Remembering Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland Anthony M. Pilla November 12, 1932 – September 21, 2021 Bishop Pilla’s Legacy with COAR: “Come with me on a pilgrimage of hope” Watch Bishop’s Pilla’s full speech at our 2017 Annual Benefit here (10 minutes) COAR joins in mourning the death and celebrating the life of Bishop Emeritus of […]

Exciting Podcast on COAR’s past & future

Podcast on COAR's past and future

In the September episode of the Generative Spirits Rachel Drotar of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland speaks to Sr. Sheila Marie Tobbe, OSU, and Mary Stevenson, Executive Director of COAR, about the mission and history of COAR and how its connection to Cleveland has lasted for decades.  We invite you to listen to […]

Solidarity in these divided times

Whenever we have visitors at COAR, the students (in the school) and the residents (living at COAR in foster care) thrill, delight, and overwhelm us with their generosity of spirit and their creativity in signs, decorations, hand-crafted gifts, and culinary confections.  Really, it is a wonderful experience to be enveloped by their youth, exuberance, and […]

More About Cardinal Rosa Chavez

COAR, the Community of Oscar A. Romero, is the oldest extant organization in the world to carry the name of Oscar Romero with the approval of the Archdiocese of San Salvador. Oscar Romero will be canonized in the fall of 2018. Note from COAR’s Executive Director: On April 28th, COAR honored Romero’s long-time friend and […]

Romero Days

2016 Romero Days, March 31-April 1, featured presentations of the legacy of Sr. Dorothy Kazel, OSU, one of the four North American Churchwomen ~ COAR is one of her lasting legaciesThe Romero Lecture Series is an annual event that gathers scholars, social justice workers, creative artists, and others who honor and promote the legacy of Blessed Romero […]

COAR Invited to Speak at the Cleveland Council on World Affairs

On Thursday, September 10th, COAR’s Executive Director Mary Stevenson, was invited to speak at an evening program sponsored by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. It was an intimate gathering at the Market Garden Brewery on West 25th street in Cleveland, Ohio. CCWA had reserved Market Garden Brewery’s conference room for this wonderful event. It […]

Sept. 10th – Special!

Education-Oriented Non-Profits Operating Abroad: With HELP, COAR, and Bright Start Learning September 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | $0.00 Location: Market Garden Brewery,  1947 W. 25th St. Cleveland, OH 44113 Show your support for the COAR children and Cleveland’s impact on and solidarity with the developing world — From the CCWA website: […]