Saint Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church
Historic Polonia District, Buffalo, New York, USA - Stanisławowo
Rectory & Parish Office
123 Townsend Street
Buffalo, New York 14212

Welcome To Saint Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church

Founded in 1873, St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church is regarded as the “Mother Church of Buffalo Polonia.” It was established to serve the spiritual needs and offer temporal guidance to what was once the second largest Polish-American colony in North America. The parish has the distinction of being the oldest Polish parish in the Diocese of Buffalo and is the oldest in New York State. Today the Parish serves a diverse population while maintaining its rich Polish heritage and customs through daily liturgy and cultural, educational and social activities.

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Historic St. Stan's as seen from Paderewski Drive & Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo's Historic Polonia District

About our Pastor: Fr. Mariusz Dymek

Fr. Dymek, 38, is a native of Pila, Poland. He received an M.A. in theology from the Pontifical Institute of Theology in Krakow. He took his final vows in the Pauline Order in 2001, and was ordained to the priesthood at the Monastery of Jasna Gora in 2002.

As a deacon Fr. Mariusz served in prison ministry in Krakow. Fr. Dymek served in a parish in Oporow, Poland from 2002 to 2004, where he also taught primary and high school religion classes. Fr. Mariusz then came to the United States and studied English at Baruch College in New York City. He served as director of the Memorial Department at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA from 2005 to 2007, and as parochial vicar at St. Mark’s Parish in Summerfield, Florida from 2007 to 2009. He served at St. Casimir’s Parish in Yonkers, taught in the parish school, meanwhile doing his P.M. before being named the administrator of Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo on September 1st, 2011.

Fr. Mariusz  is the 8th pastor of St. Stan's since the founding of the Parish in 1873.

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Tues-Friday: 8:00a (Pitass Center)

Saturday: 4p

Sunday: 8:30a (English) Noon (Polish) 

Holy Days: 6:30pm

Confessions: Saturday 3-3:30p

Witamy na internetowej stronie Parafi Swietego Stanislawa Biskupa I Meczennika. Parafia jest zlokalizowana we wschodniej czesci Buffalo, New York, jest ona centrum Polsko - Amerykanskiej spolecznosci od 1873 roku. Prosze poswiecic chwile czasu aby poznac barwna przeszlosc parafii oraz zobaczyc jej obecne zycie. Niezaleznie czy jestes parafianinem czy gosciem – Witamy!

Learn about our historic stained glass windows. Click image above.
Jesteś nowy w Western New York? Witamy Cię w kościele Św. Stanisława i kaplicy Błogosławionego Jana Pawła II.
Learn about President Gerald Ford's visit to St. Stan's in 1976. Click image.