St. Casimir Parish, Warren

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St. Casimir Parish
Coordinates: 41°53′6.5″N 71°23′1.2″W / 41.885139°N 71.383667°W / 41.885139; -71.383667
Location228 Child Street
Warren, Rhode Island
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
Founded1908 (1908)
Founder(s)Polish immigrants
DedicationSt. Casimir
Demolishedchurch & rectory demolished 2012

St. Casimir Parish - designated for Polish immigrants in Warren, Rhode Island, United States.

In September, 1908, St. Casimir's was established as a parish and His Excellency, Bishop Harkins appointed Rev. Peter Switala its first pastor. It is one of the Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England in the Diocese of Providence.

Church plans were drawn by architect, Walter Fontaine and contractor, Thomas Loughran. The cornerstone was laid on July 25, 1909, by Bishop Matthew Harkins and the dedication ceremonies were held on December 19, 1909. A large bell for the Church was donated by the family of Anthony Mikulski. In the year of 1910, the Rosary Society was organized by Father Peter Switala.

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  • Kruszka, Waclaw (1998). A History of the Poles in America to 1908; Part III: Poles in the Eastern and Southern States. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press.
  • The 150th Anniversary of Polish-American Pastoral Ministry. Webster, Massachusetts: St. Joseph Basilica. September 11, 2005.
  • The Official Catholic Directory in USA

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