Celebrating 125 Years

St. Vitus Parish, established as the first American Slovenian Roman Catholic parish in the state of Ohio and diocese of Cleveland, officially observed the 125th Anniversary of its founding on Sunday, September 30th, 2018. Join us as we look forward to many more years to come.

Mass Schedule

St. Vitus Church holds Mass every day, as well as prayer services throughout the year.

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Weekly Bulletin

Our bulletin highlights Masses & events within our community, in both English & Slovenian.

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Our History

Discover more about St. Vitus Parish, its history, dedicated staff & community.

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  • St. Vitus
  • Baraga Days Mass
  • Church Facade
  • End Procession
  • Marija Pomagaj
  • Server Bells
  • Baptismal Mural
  • Baraga Days Mass
  • Rose Window – Chapel
  • Choir

The Parish Today

A Roman Catholic church in Cleveland, OH


Welcome to the official website of St. Vitus Church.

Here you can learn about our community, culture, history, and scheduled events, ranging from weekly Mass times to seasonal activities and volunteer opportunities.

St. Vitus Church has existed in Cleveland, OH since 1893 and is well known for its deep roots in Slovenian culture, which began with immigrations to the area in the early 1800's. Today, it remains an important part of the Cleveland Diocese, supporting generations of parishioners on a daily basis.

Pastor

Rev. Joseph P. Božnar

Active Parishioners

700 Families

Parish Grounds

St. Vitus Church, Rectory, Village