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Polish Constitution Day 2009

Polish Constitution Day 2009
St. Casimir Church

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 in Cleveland

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."

Cleveland Landmark St Casimir Church

Of course the Polish influence is everywhere in the Church.

Orzel Bialy - White Eagle - at St. Casimir Church in Cleveland

Polish Coat of Arms: Orzel Bialy - White Eagle


Polish Solidarity Flag at St Casimir Church - Solidarnosc

Solidarnosc - Polish Solidarity Flag at St Casimir Church

Even the Stations of the Cross have Polish writing

Station of the Cross in Polish at St Casimir Church in Cleveland


So this beacon of the Polish Community was the perfect place to continue the commemoration and celebration of Polish Constitution Day.

Polish procession into Mass at St. Casimir

Lining up to process into Mass



Polish procession into Mass at St. Casimir


Miss Polonia 2009 and others march into Church

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)

Alexandra and Major Walter Nagorny (Polish Army)


Gary Kotlarsic and daughter

Gary Kotlarsic and daughter


Judge Diane Karpinski with statue form 1st St. Casimir Church

Judge Diane Karpinski with statue
from the original St. Casimir Church


Polish National Alliance PNA Gorale Polish Folk Dancers

Polish National Alliance Gorale Polish Folk Dancers


Ralph Bodziony, Fran Lisowski and Charles A. Komosa, National Secretary Polish National Alliance Chicago

Ralph Bodziony, Fran Lisowski and Charles A. Komosa, National Secretary Polish National Alliance from Chicago


Allen Szuflada National Director Polish National Alliance PNA

Allen Szuflada National Director, Polish National Alliance


PIAST Dance Ensemble

PIAST Dance Ensemble


Miss Polonia Malgorzata Bernas

Miss Polonia Malgorzata Bernas


Judge Diane Karpinski and Rich Palci

Judge Diane Karpinski and Rich Palci


Rev. Monsignor Leo Telesz is pastor of St. Casimir

Rev. Monsignor Leo Telesz is pastor of St. Casimir


Pastor Rev. Monsignor Leo Telesz and Associate Rev. Jerzy Kusys of St. Casimir

Rev. Monsignor Leo Telesz and Associate Rev. Jerzy Kusy


John Borkowski speaks to the congregation

John Borkowski speaks to the congregation


See more of the Polish Cultural Garden Ceremony

See photos from the Constitution Day Parade and Ceremony


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