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.

New Year's Eve Party

This event is being hosted by A.C.S.C. Zrinski, American Zagreb Jr. Tamburitzans, Cleveland Jr. Tamburitzans, Croatia Cleveland Soccer Club, Dalmacija Club, Kraljica Katarina and Z.D.H. Kordun Folklore Ensemble on December 31, 2017 at the American Croatian Lodge, in Eastlake.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75.00 for 21 and older, under 21 are $40.00. Tickets for the dance only (after 10:00 p.m.) are $50.00. Open Bar.

For your entertainment “Melem” and “Zelja” will play.

For reservations or more information, contact:

  • A.C.S.C. Zrinski (440) 749 1508
  • American Zagreb Jr. Tamburitzans (440) 897 1810
  • Cleveland Jr. Tamburitzans at (440) 679 0434
  • Croatia Cleveland Soccer Club (440) 749 1744
  • Dalmacija Club (440) 749 1524
  • Kraljica Katarina (216) 526 3084
  • Z.D.H. Kordun at (440) 856 3129.