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.



Holy Week Schedule 2018


Holy Thursday – March 29

Mass of the Lord’s

Supper 6:30 p.m.


Good Friday – March 30

Stations of the Cross at Noon

Passion of the Lord at 3:00 p.m.


Holy Saturday – March 31

Blessing of Baskets at Noon

Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.


Easter Sunday – April 1

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



Confession Schedule


Saturdays of Lent

Church 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

There are no confessions

Holy Saturday


Diocesan Wide Confession:

Wednesday, February 28,

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

At every parish in the diocese


Cluster Penance Service

At St. Vincent de Paul Church

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 p.m.


Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings during Lent after the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 10:30


PSR students will also be present for Confession during this time.