Welcome to St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Catholic Parish in Lorain, Ohio. We are a small church with a big heart within the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. We are willing to work hard for God and welcome all Catholics and family members and friends. All people, both Catholic and Non-Catholic are invited to become members of St. Frances Xavier Parish.


People are searching for a friendly place to worship God and be strengthened and inspired by Scriptures and Sacraments. Our parishioners come from diversified ethnic  backgrounds, personal histories, age, and states of life. We are a community who will welcome you, serve you, and help you to become closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ. As your pastor, I would like to help all parishioners and Catholics in the south side of Lorain to be prepared to receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. It is through the Sacraments that we have an intimate encounter with Jesus Christ, our Lord.


For families with young children, we do offer the Parish School of Religion on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. This is the opportunity for families and youth to become rooted in our Catholic faith and culture. Religious education, whether you are a child, teen, or a  parent, is important and should be ongoing.


Within this website we have included a brief but active history of the parish. We have included information on our parish's patroness, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. You will  also find information regarding stewardship, parish organizations and their contacts, and many opportunities to become involved. Suggestions for activities and parish functions are always welcome. You will also find a map of the parish as well.


I look forward to meeting you and serving you as a pastor to help you grow in God's grace. We welcome you to bring a friend or neighbor. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish is first and foremost a place of worship.


Fr. John Retar, Pastor


Dear Parishioner:


May the blessings of Christmas fill your hearts with true happiness and bring you joy and peace throughout the coming year. As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas Day, I send you greetings and my sincere gratitude for your loyalty and prayers throughout the past year.


Christmas is always a special season. The music and beauty of a decorated church convey a sense of being home. Whether you have been a part of the parish for a lifetime or just a short while, I pray that you find a loving and nourishing home with us this Christmas.


Please keep and refer to the schedule for Christmas Masses and opportunities to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during this holy season.


On behalf of our parish staff and parish organizations, we wish you and your family a blessed and beautiful Christmas and prosperous New Year.


Sincerely yours,

Fr. John Retar

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

2143 Homewood Drive

Lorain OH  44055


Phone: (440) 277-7266

Daily Mass Schedule:

Monday - Friday   9:00 a.m.


Weekend Mass Schedule:


Saturday 4:00 p.m.

Sunday    9:00 & 11:00 a.m.


Christmas Schedule of Masses


Christmas Eve, Thursday Dec. 24

4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.


Christmas Day, Friday Dec. 25.

10:00 a.m.


New Year's Eve and Day


Feast of Mary, Mother of God 

Thursday, December 31 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, January 1 - 10:00 a.m.


Sacrament of Reconciliation


Saturday, Dec. 5 - 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12 - 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 19- 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Wed. evening,  Dec. 23 - 6:00-7 p.m.



Following the daily 9:00 a.m. Mass

Monday, December 21; Tuesday, December 22; and, Wednesday, December 23 ~  9:30-10:00 a.m.