A song in Polish dedicated to the Blessed Virgin as Our Lady of Częstochowa was sung in the street in front of the closed St Casimir Church.
Father Michael of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma (Cleveland) Ohio shows some of the interior of the Church. Father Michael is from Ukraine.
Rev. Eric Orzech is Pastor of both the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus and St. Casimir Church in Cleveland, both have a strong Polish heritage. St Casimir was the home for the first Catholic Mass Mob in Cleveland Ohio. A typical crowd at the 11:30 Sunday Mass might be 100 people but about 750 people showed up at Mass on March 23, 2014 for the first Mass Mob in Cleveland. Fr. Orzech told about the Polish Catholic Church and a Lenten tradition called Gorzkie żale, a Catholic devotion containing many hymns that developed out of Poland in the 18th century. The devotion is primarily a sung reflection and meditation on the Passion of Christ and the sorrows of His Blessed Mother. and
Patt Gronick has been a parishioner of Saint Margaret Mary Church in South Euclid (suburb of Cleveland) Ohio for 50 years. She and others have been working to reverse the decision to close this parish. Recent events have indicated that the Vatican has been listening so Patt and others gathered an impromptu crowd to pray on the grounds of the closed Catholic Church.
Jim Craciun tells the story of the Cleveland Romanian community via the photos in the hall of at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church in Cleveland Ohio. Photos of George Dobrea, Presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and more. This was at the annual Romanian Festival at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Church in Cleveland Ohio. This is the oldest Romanian parish in America, founded in 1904.
Father Eric Orzech, new pastor of St Casimir Church in Cleveland, introduced Father Jan Wahala who led the Church before it closed. Father Wahala spoke in Polish at the reopening Mass of St Casimir Church in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Recessional procession after the first Mass at the newly reopened St Casimir Catholic Church in Cleveland Ohio.
The St. Patrick Parish drill team (Cleveland, Ohio) marches out of the church on St. Patricks Day 2010 followed by numerous priests and celebrant Bishop Edward Pevec. St. Patricks Parish is schedule to close soon so Save St. Pats was the feeling of the day. St. Patrick Parish was founded March 17, 1848.
Joe Gyorky, President of American Hungarian Friends of Scouting in Cleveland Ohio, at the Hungarian Scouting Festival Labor Day weekend 2009. He tells about Hungarian scouting and how it was banned by the communists. He also speaks about the closing of St Emeric Church.
Joe Hoffman had never been in St Casimir Catholic Church in Cleveland Ohio. Yet he met outside the Church every week and prayed for it to reopen. He told why he got involved in the movement, Solidarity and about his first visit inside the Church doors.