Saint Stanislaus Kostka
This is the home page of Saint Stanislaus Kostka Parish of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.
Date Opened: 1880
Date closed: 2005
Saint Stanislaus Kostka was established in 1880 as a predominantly Polish parish. Located at 1413 N. Twentieth Street just northwest of downtown Saint Louis, it was originally administered by the Franciscans. It was the mother church for three other Polish parishes-Saint Casimir(1889), Saint 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, Saint Stanislaus Kostka Corporation has existed outside of the Catholic Church’s canonical structure.
In July 2008, three board members of the Saint Stanislaus Kostka Corporation reconciled themselves with the Catholic Church, and personally asked the archbishop for help in reconciling the parish with the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. This is the result of several interested parties joining together and working to bring Saint Stanislaus back into the Roman Catholic Church.
Saint Stanislaus Kostka is no longer recognized by the Vatican, the Archdiocese of Saint 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.
1413 N. Twentieth Street
Saint Louis, MO
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(Source: Saint Louis Archdiocese Archives)
Sacramental Register for Saint Stanislaw Kostka Baptisms for the period 1895-1903.
This register was provided by the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. The Saint Louis Genealogical Society has not edited these registers in any way.
For any further information on any person listed in this index, you must contact the Saint Louis County Library, Special Collections Department to view the appropriate Sacramental Register on microfilm. Again, this is only an index. The actual register will contain additional information on the sacramental event, i.e., witnesses, presiding priest, date of the ceremony, etc.