Church History


On September 30, 1900 the Parish of St. John the Baptist was formally established to serve the Croatian, German, Hungarian, Irish and Slovenian Catholics who had settled in the south side of Lorain. It was known as "The Steel Mill Church".


In the fall of 1906, the Slovenian community took over the property and renamed it SS. Cyril & Methodius. St. John Parish moved to the corner of E. 30th and Clinton Avenue.


By the fall of 1922, the Croatian community had grown enough to establish St. Vitus Parish. St. John's purchased 18 acres on the corner of Grove and E. 36th Street in 1951, eventually building a school, rectory, convent, garage and church.


On March 6, 2010 the Parish of St. Frances Cabrini was established on this site. The Cleveland Diocesan consolidation of SS. Cyril & Methodius, St. John and St. Vitus brought these parishes full circle. Many other ethnic parishes have been closed and a warm welcome is extended to all looking to find a new parish.


St. Frances Xavier Cabrini is a member of a Diocesan cluster that includes the Parishes of St. Vincent De Paul in Elyria Township and Sacred Heart in Lorain.

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    8:30 & 11:00 a.m.



The Immaculate Conception


Thursday 12/7/17

at 6:30 p.m.

Friday 12/8/17

at 9:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.


Our Lady of Guadalupe

Tuesday 12/12/17

at 11:00 a.m.

No 9:00 a.m. Mass


Fourth Sunday of Advent 12/24/17

8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.


Christmas Eve

Sunday 12/24/17

at 4:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.


Christmas Day

Monday 12/25/17

at 10:00 a.m.


Feast of the Holy Family 12/31/17

Sunday 8:30 a.m. and    11:00 a.m.


Feast of Mary, Mother

of God 1/1/18

Monday at 10:00 a.m.



Saturday Afternoon

12/2/17 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

12/9/17 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

12/16/17 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

12/23/17 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.



Friday Mornings Following the 9:00 a.m. Mass to

10:00 a.m.

12/1, 12/8, 12/15 and 12/22/17