2018 Annual Church Picnic is June 24th


Our Annual Church Picnic will be held on June 24, 2018 at the “Croatian Center” in Chardon, OH, starting with Holy Mass at 11:00am. There WILL BE NO MASS at 10:00am at St. Paul’s Church. 

This year Bishop Nelson J. Perez will attend our picnic. Bishop Perez will lead with concelebrants Rev. Zvonko Blasko, Rev. Sinisa Jozic & Fr. Ivan “Ike” Mandic.

We are asking for volunteers who would be willing to help make this event a success, to contact a Parish Council member or call the rectory. We are also kindly asking all women to bring some pastries. Thank you all in advance.

2018 Lenten Calendar and Guidelines


Lent, the penitential season of the Church year, begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts until Easter. It has six Sundays, the sixth of which is called Passion (Palm) Sunday and marks the beginning of Holy Week. Traditionally the Lent season is a time of sacrifice through the Universal Church. Fast and abstinence are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. All the Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. Lent is also a season in which prayer, the reception of the sacraments, charity and almsgiving are emphasized.



Good Friday March 30, 2018:

Days of Fast and Abstinence. Limit of one full meal on these days for all between the age of 18 and 59 inclusive.

Days of Abstinence All Fridays Lent (February 23, & March 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd, 2018):

All who have reached their 14th year are bound to abstain totally from meat.

Week Days of Lent:

There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntary acts of self denial are recommended.

 Easter Duty Obligation:

Holy Communion must be received during the Easter Season as specified by Diocesan Regulations 



Srijedom i petkom: 19:00 sati na hrvatskom jeziku Četvrtkom: 19:00 sati na engleskom jeziku

Wednesday & Friday at 7:00pm Croatian Thursday at 7:00pm English


Rest in Peace, Rev. Mirko Hladni (1943 - 2017)

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of our Pastor, Rev. Mirko Hladni on Friday December 1st, 2017.


Fr. Mirko was born on October 20, 1943. From his obituary posted at Golub Funeral Home...

Brother of Ivan (deceased), Dragan and Zorica Jaksich; uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Fr. Hladni has been Pastor since April 1, 1987. He came to St. Paul's from the Archdiocese of Rijeka, Croatia on March 17, 1984. He was ordained in Rome, Italy on March 27, 1971. 

Vespers on Wednesday, December 6, at 3 PM at St. Paul Croatian Church, 1369 E. 40th Street, Cleveland, with Visitation following until 8 PM. A second visitation at Church on Thursday from 9:30am to 10:45am. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am. Entombment All Souls Cemetery.