After placing a wreath by the Sienkiewicz statue in the Polish Cultural Garden, many from the Cleveland Polish community gathered at St. Casimir's Church at East 82nd and Sowinski.
Saint Casimir Church Altar
Saint Casimir Church is a beautiful and historic church. In fact it has been recognized as a Cleveland landmark "In recognition of its architectural excellence, historical significance and cultural importance."
Of course the Polish influence is everywhere in the Church.
Polish Coat of Arms: Orzel Bialy - White Eagle
Solidarnosc - Polish Solidarity Flag at St Casimir Church
Even the Stations of the Cross have Polish writing
So this beacon of the Polish Community was the perfect place to continue the commemoration and celebration of Polish Constitution Day.
Lining up to process into Mass
Miss Polonia 2009 and others march into Church
Watch a short video of the procession into St. Casimir Church
Alexandra and Major Walter Nagorny (Polish Army)
Gary Kotlarsic and daughter
Judge Diane Karpinski with statue from the original St. Casimir Church
Polish National Alliance Gorale Polish Folk Dancers
Ralph Bodziony, Fran Lisowski and Charles A. Komosa, National Secretary Polish National Alliance from Chicago
Allen Szuflada National Director, Polish National Alliance
PIAST Dance Ensemble
Miss Polonia Malgorzata Bernas
Judge Diane Karpinski and Rich Palci
Rev. Monsignor Leo Telesz is pastor of St. Casimir
Rev. Monsignor Leo Telesz and Associate Rev. Jerzy Kusy