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St Peter & Paul Church
History of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in CroatiaMany of the Croatian immigrants in Youngstown in 1800 to the end and beginning of 1900 has been resolved. The territory of the Croat Slovak SS.Cyril and Methodius parish and although closely related to the Slovak population the Croats wanted to hear Mass in their native language and in his own church. The Croatian Association raised money to buy land to build a church and bring a priest from Croatia. Two lots and half-timbered houses is now the corner of Edgewood and Arlington Street were acquired by $ 85 000.00. They are used in the original structure as a church and parsonage. Mijo (Michael) Domladovac asked a young seminarian will be sent to the United States and arrived in Cleveland in 1910. It was June 10 1911 and ordained priest celebrated his first Mass June 11 1911 and was pastor of SS.Peter and Paul the same day. Said the first Mass in the little church on 2 July 1911. The second house was a modest parsonage which had no plumbing with the exception of running water in the kitchen. The house was built in 1916th The cornerstone of the new church is August 24 1913 and paid for the first time celebrated Mass in the basement on Palm Sunday 1914th The new church was consecrated on July 11 1915. The basement houses the village school until the school building was completed in 1929. In 1917 Monsignor John A. Stipanovic was named pastor until his death in 1970. Rev. Branimir Radetic long time employees was appointed pastor in 1970. He retired in 1999. Msgr. Robert Reidy management of the municipality for six months in 1999. Fortunately he encouraged people to see their strengths and look to the future. This hope for the future has been received by Archbishop John F. Warner pastor from 2000 to 2003.In 2003 the Rev. P. Jose Rudjak the impression that the current pastor of the 5th and SS installed. Peter and Paul. Under his leadership launched the fundraising campaign and a new elevator and the collection has been added. It was the first step on the road to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church in 2011. It is important to have a pastoral team joined by Sister Rose Huber HM and Deacon George Paulicivic team from the parish in the summer of 2007.