Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Joseph Swierczynski

Rev. JOSEPH E.,SWIERCZYNSKI  M. Div.  Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, of Polish Hill, died on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Beloved son of the late Joseph C. and Frances T. (Smyst) Swierczynski; cherished brother of Loretta F. Swierczynski and the late Constance Simonovitch; uncle of Doreen (Joseph) Pawlowski and Timothy Doman; devoted friend of Cecilia Mocello and family. Friends received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 3201 Dobson Street, Polish Hill, on Saturday 4-8 p.m. and Sunday noon until 2 p.m. Translation to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 3 p.m. with continued visitation until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass celebrated by Bishop David Zubik on Monday at 10 a.m. Fr. Joe was Parochial Vicar at Saint Stephen Parish from 1964-1966, Saint Alphonsus Parish from 1966-1971 and Saint Adalbert Parish from 1971-1975, Pastor at Saint Josaphat Parish from 1975-1992, Replacement Ministry at Holy Sepulcher Parish from 1992-1993, Sabbatical at University of Notre Dame in 1993, Parochial Vicar at Saint Thomas More Parish from 1993-1995 and Pastor at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church from 1995 to present.