The last Mass held at St. Casimir Church in Cleveland was held on November 8, 2009.
Starting the following Sunday, parishioners and supporters met outside the locked church to pray.
On Sunday July 8, 2012 the 139th and final street service was held. St Casimir Church will reopen on Sunday July 15, 2012.
The St Casimir group was the first to meet outside the church and never missed a week despite Cleveland's dramatic weather. They inspired 4 other church communities (St. Emeric, St. Patrick, St. Wendelin and St. James) to begin meeting in the street the following summer.
Now their prayers have been answered and St Casimir Church will reopen with a Mass at 11:30AM on July 15th. The loyal group which was exiled outside for so long will be able to enter their beloved church again.
Many believe this to be a miracle delivered to them by the Blessed Virgin as Our Lady of Czestochowa.