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Image that reads Mission Eclipse on top of photo of a solar eclipse

On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will occur. St. Ladislas is positioned directly in the path of totality. Mission Eclipse is a free, outdoor gathering for parishioners — offering safe viewing, fellowship, and family-friendly activities.

Your First Mission: Fun!

Here's what you can expect on April 8.

  • See the eclipse safely. The first 500 people to arrive will receive a pair of eclipse glasses courtesy of the Knights of Columbus — Council 16373.

  • Watch a live stream of the NASA broadcast as the eclipse cross the country and approaches Westlake.

  • Enjoy FREE food. Hot dogs courtesy of the Knights of Columbus plus out-of-this-world toppings and desserts courtesy of the St. Ladislas Picnic Committee and Martha Ministry.

  • Learn about the Catholic Church's role in the development of modern science with the Family Life Ministry.

  • Say "moon cheese!" at our photo station courtesy of the St. Ladislas Broadcast Team.

  • Play games and win prizes with our Youth Ministry.

  • Look for Jesus while on a lunar scavenger hunt with the Evangelization Committee.

  • Enjoy children's activities with the Family Life Ministry.

“The heavens declare the glory of God!”

map of the solar eclipse path through Ohio

What time will the eclipse occur?

Mission Eclipse festivities take place from 1-4:30 p.m.


The exact timing for the eclipse in Northeast Ohio is below.

Eclipse starts: 1:59 p.m. EDT

Totality begins: 3:13 p.m. EDT

Maximum totality: 3:15 p.m. EDT

Totality ends: 3:17 p.m. EDT

Eclipse ends: 4:28 p.m. EDT

Your Next Mission: Safety

To make this SOLARbration as fun and safe for everyone in attendance, keep the following tips in mind.

  • RSVP please! It helps us plan for food and activities.

  • Guests should park in the church's north parking lot. Parish staff and volunteers will be at the entrance to help guide drivers.

  • Lawn chairs are encouraged!

  • Keep an eye on the weather. You may want to bring a blanket too.

  • Speaking of weather — no umbrellas, please. In case of rain, we'll move festivities indoors to Cullen Hall.

  • Cameras and astronomy equipment are allowed. However, you are responsible for the care and safety of your personal equipment.

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