QV South Bend- Saint Casimir Parish

Diverse Catholic Community

St. Casimir Parish

Founded in 1898 by Polish immigrants, St. Casimir has long served Catholics in the West Side of South Bend. The current church was opened in 1925 and is known for its red brick, traditional Polish style. Today, the parish serves a vibrant, predominantly Hispanic neighborhood with Sacraments celebrated in both Spanish and English. It is served by priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross and shares a pastor with St. Adalbert Parish. 

The Residence

Formerly the parish rectory, the residence features five bathrooms, three full baths, common rooms and a chapel, making it perfect for a close-knit group of residents. Prior to hosting QV Fellows, it served as a convent for Felician sisters and a discernment house for young women.

QV Fellow Service at St. Casimir

At St. Casimir, Fellows can volunteer with many different ministries from the parish K-8 school, to parish outreach, and feast day celebrations. No matter your interest, they’ll be a great home for your skills and enthusiasm!

The Congregation of Holy Cross

Founded in 1837 by Blessed Basil Moreau, the Congregation of Holy Cross is known by its charism to educate in the faith, working to “make God known, loved, and served, and thus save souls.” The current Holy Cross priests, Fr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, Pastor, and Fr. Zach Rathke, Assistant Pastor, that serve at St. Casimir live at the St. Adalbert rectory.

Reach Out Today!

If you are interested in serving, praying, and living in intentional community at St. Casimir, reach out today to kevin@qvcatholic.com or fill out this application interest form! We’d love to hear from you, provide more information, and guide your through the application process. If you are local, we can arrange a site visit, otherwise we’ll conduct it online!