St. Casimir’s is the only freestanding church in the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Edward Kmiec (2011) bestowed this unique status as well as a mission to serve primarily, but not exclusively Polish American Catholics throughout WNY.
This designation is due to the church’s Byzantine and Romanesque architecture, unique to this area.
We live to pray and work for the good of others, means we are a place to encounter Jesus at All-Generational worship, multicultural song and faith rituals, Youth Group Service & Activities, Family Faith Formation, and neighborhood outreach.
In 1976. Divine providence brought the former Bishop of Krakow, Karol Wojtyła, to St. Casimir’s to preside with eighteen other bishops from Poland, at two Mass during a pastoral visit for the entire WNY Polonia.
In April 28, 2014, the suite of rooms he resided in will be dedicated “Papal Post-it Prayer Room”. The room his vestments, mementos he left, and a life size photo of as Bishop of Krakow, taken by the Rev. Krysa, present rector, while a seminarian in Poland’s Royal city and second capital.