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

UPDATE: The Diocese of Buffalo has announced that the Pauline Fathers (the Order of St. Paul the Hermit) will take over the leadership of St. Stanislaus Parish, 123 Townsend St., Buffalo, effective April 12, Divine Mercy Sunday.

In a statement from the Diocese released on Palm Sunday, Bishop Richard Malone stated: “The Pauline Fathers expressed an interest in expanding their ministry in the diocese. After lengthy conversations and prayer, we arrived at the consensus that this was a natural fit. The order has a keen understanding of and respect for the longstanding Polish heritage and traditions of St. Stanislaus. I am confident they will work tirelessly to meet the ministerial needs of the parish and the community.”

St. Stanislaus pastor Father Thaddeus Bocianowski has been named temporary administrator of St. Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield, effective April. 12.

The Pauline Fathers took pastoral responsibility for Corpus Christi Parish in Buffalo in 2004. The monastic community established by the order will continue to reside at that parish, which is located at Clark and Kent streets. Father Mariusz Dymek, OSPPE, current pastor of Corpus Christi, will become pastor of St. Stanislaus. Father Michael Czyzewski, OSPPE, will become administrator of Corpus Christi.

The Order of St. Paul the Hermit was founded in Hungary during the 13th century. The monastic order spread throughout Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Austria and Bavaria, and sent its first priests to the United States in the 1950s.

While Corpus Christi is a Pauline parish, St. Stanislaus will continue as an independent parish of the Diocese of Buffalo.

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

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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Tues-Friday: 7:45a (Pitass Center)

Saturday: 4p

Sunday: 9a (English) Noon (Polish) 

Holy Days: 9a, 7p

Confessions: Saturday 3p

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.