Lent begins March 1st

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.


 1. Ash Wednesday (March 1, 2017) and Good Friday (April 14, 2017): Days of Fast and Abstinence. Limit of one full meal on these days for all between the age of 18 and 59 inclusive.

 2. Days of Abstinence - All Fridays Lent (March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st & April 7th, 2017): All who have reached their 14th year are bound to abstain totally from meat.

 3. Week Days of Lent: There is no obligation to fast. However, voluntary acts of self denial are recommended.

 4. Easter Duty Obligation: Holy Communion must be received during the Easter Season as specified by Diocesan Regulations.

Parish Picnic is June 26th

Our Annual Church Picnic will be held on June 26, 2016 at the “Croatian Center” in Chardon, OH, starting with Holy Mass at 11am. There WILL BE NO MASS at 10am at St. Paul’s Church.

We are asking for volunteers who would be willing to help make this event a success, to contact a Parish Council members or call the rectory.

We are also kindly asking all women to bring some pastries.

Thank you all in advance. See you there!


Isus, pobjednik smrti, otvorio nam je vrata vječnosti. On, uskrsnu-li naš kralj neka blagoslovi svaki naš korak i vodi nas kroz život. Zato se radujemo sa svetom Crkvom i veličamo dan slave Isusove. Vaši svećenici.

Jesus overcame death and opened his door of everlasting salvation to us. He, our Risen King, will bless our every step and guide us through our life. Let’s celebrate together with the Holy Church, Jesus’ victory and glory.