Polish

St. Adalbert

Date Opened: 
1912
Date Closed: 
1993

ST. ADALBERT was a National Parish (Polish) established at 5720 Woodland in 1912. Its church was completed in 1914. In 1992 Nativity parish merged with St. Adalbert at the Adalbert site. In June of the following year (1993) St. Adalbert merged with St. Philip Neri at the St. Philip Neri site. This community became the new parish St. Simon of Cyrene on August 9, 1994. The church builiding of the former St. Adalbert now serves as the home of Oak Grove MB Church. 

Address: 
5270 Woodland Ave
St Louis, MO 63120

St. Stanislaus

Date Opened: 
1880
Date Closed: 
2005

St. Stanislaus Kostka was established in 1880 as a predominantly Polish parish. Located at 1413 N. Twentieth Street just northwest of downtown St. Louis, it was originally administered by the Franciscans. It was the mother church for three other Polish parishes-St. Casimir(1889), St. Hedwig (1904) and our Lady of Czestochowa (1907). By the 1950s it had lost most of its local parishioners but continued to receive ethnic support.

On December 29, 2005, because of the decision of the Board of Directors to commit an act of schism, and hire, on their own authority, their own minister of worship, the parish was suppressed.  Since that date, St. Stanislaus Kostka Corporation has existed outside of the Catholic Church’s canonical structure.

In July 2008, three board members of the St. Stanislaus Kostka Corporation reconciled themselves with the Catholic Church, and personally asked the archbishop for help in reconciling the parish with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. This is the result of several interested parties joining together and working to bring Saint Stanislaus back into the Roman Catholic Church.

St. Stanislaus Kostka is no longer recognized by the Vatican, the Archdiocese of St. Louis, or even the Internal Revenue Service as being part of the Roman Catholic Church.  We remain hopeful that a reconciliation will be reached.  As of May 2010, there is nothing new to report.

Address: 
1413 N. Twentieth Street
St. Louis, MO

Our Lady of Czestochowa - St. Louis

Date Opened: 
1906
Date Closed: 
1957

Our Lady of Czestochowa was built at the request of the expanding Polish Catholic population in 1906. It was organized with the assistance of the Franciscan Fathers. A church building at 4th and Victor was bought from the Lutherans in 1918. A school, built in 1917, was staffed by Polish Franciscan Sisters. Later the school was staffed by the Polish Sisters of St. Joseph. In 1957 the church was closed and torn down by the City of St. Louis.

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Address: 
4th and Victor St.
St. Louis, MO

St. Casimir - St. Louis City

Date Opened: 
1889
Date Closed: 
1955

St. Casimir (St. Louis City) was a Polish national Catholic parish established in 1889.

It was located at 8th and Mullanphy. It was razed in 1955 for the construction of I-70.

Address: 
8th & Mullanphy
St. Louis, MO

St. Hedwig

Date Opened: 
1904
Date Closed: 
2005

 

St. Hedwig was opened as a National Polish parish in 1904. Its 2nd church building was built in 1910 at Itaska and Compton. Later, the church was relocated at 3202 Pulaska. Its school, begun in 1905, was staffed by the School Sisters of Notre Dame. It closed in 1970. The parish closed in 2005 and the properties sold to St. Louis Harvest Church of God TRS (2009). 

Address: 
Itaska and Compton
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