located in the “South Side” of Scranton, Pennyslvania
All are welcome
'St. Stanislaus Parish' is
“Faith, Family, and Friends” is a our unofficial motto but a phrase we tend to hold very dear and it permeates all we do. As the first parish of the Polish National Catholic Church we are built on many wonderful traditions and are excited to share them with our community.
St. Stanislaus Cathedral is the First Parish of the Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC). It was formed in 1897 when Father Francis Hodur formed a new parish in the South Side of Scranton. Soon separated from the Roman Catholic Church, the PNCC enjoys religious freedom today.
Although originally organized by Polish people, St. Stanislaus no longer simply serves Polish people.
Formed by Father Francis Hodur in 1897 to enjoy religious freedom.
Located in Scranton for 126 years we have been a pillar in the community.
At any time we have at least 9 active organizations in our parish.
Meet Our Pastoral Team
Learn more about our Pastor, Bishop Bernard Nowicki and the Assistant Pastor Father Janusz.
An organization For Everyone
Get Involved and Grow
Built on years of tradition or a starting out a new idea, our organizations are not set in their ways. Here are just a few ways to get involved….
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (ANS)
Young Men's Society of the Resurrection (YMS of R)
United Youth Association
“I grew up in this church and I can easily say, I call this my home.”
Fred Aebli – Parish Committee Chairperson
people coming together
our early beginnings
The parish is built on the desire of immigrants from Poland who yearned for freedom and “self-rule”. The mines and factories of the Pennsylvania Northeast, amongst other regions, began to ring with the voices of Polish men and women building a new life on the foundation of their freedom-loving ancestors.
From this was a born journey that would overcome many hurdles.
It is a human story of those who labored, prayed, suffered, often disagreed, but who finally, with God’s assistance endured in their faith experience. They have passed to each succeeding generation a legacy summarized in these words:
“BY TRUTH, WORK, AND STRUGGLE, WE WILL TRIUMPH!”
July 4th, 1897
History of our founder
Bishop Franscizek Hodur
Our founder is considered a visionary leader who forged our Parish here in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His vision included building a democratic church where the members have a say in how it will grow and reach out to the community.
A historical Cathedral
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