St. Joseph Parish, Suffield

St. Joseph Parish is a parish designated for Polish immigrants in Suffield, Connecticut, United States. It was founded on March 12, 1916. It is one of the Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

St. Joseph Parish
Coordinates: 41°58′39″N 72°39′7.3″W / 41.97750°N 72.652028°W / 41.97750; -72.652028
Location140 South Main Street
Suffield, Connecticut
CountryUnited States
DenominationRoman Catholic
History
FoundedMarch 12, 1916 (1916-03-12)
Founder(s)Polish immigrants
DedicationSt. Joseph
Administration
ArchdioceseHartford
ProvinceHartford
DivisionVicariate: Hartford
SubdivisionEnfield
Clergy
ArchbishopMost Rev. Leonard Paul Blair, D.D.
Pastor(s)Rev. William L Baldyga

HistoryEdit

On March 12, 1916, Bishop John Joseph Nilan appointed Fr. Francis Wladasz as founding pastor of the newly created St. Joseph Parish. The new pastor celebrated the first parochial Mass on Easter Sunday of 1916 in the Edwin D. Morgan stable, purchased earlier by the St. Joseph Society and converted into a church.

On November 9, 1952, Bishop Henry J. O'Brien dedicated modern St. Joseph Church with a Georgian style brick edifice.

BibliographyEdit

  • The 150th Anniversary of Polish-American Pastoral Ministry. Webster, Massachusetts: St. Joseph Basilica. September 11, 2005.
  • The Official Catholic Directory in USA

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