Central diocese of the polish national catholic church

The Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church is a diocese that includes New Jersey, part of New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and parishes in California, Colorado, and Maryland. The cathedral of the Central Diocese is St Stanislaus Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The diocese is divided into five seniorates: Scranton, Plymouth, Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey, and Mohawk Valley.[1] For each seniorate, there is appointed an Administrative Senior, who is a priest of the diocese charged with responsibilities throughout the area of the seniorate.


The Rt. Rev. Bernard Nowicki is the current bishop ordinary of the Central Diocese. He was consecrated on September 14, 2012.[2] He succeeded the Rt. Rev. John Mack, who returned to the Buffalo Pittsburgh Diocese where he had previously served as an auxiliary bishop.[3] Mack was consecrated a bishop on November 30, 2006.[4] Mack succeeded Most Rev. Anthony Mikovsky, who was elected the Prime Bishop of the Polish National Catholic Church at the General Synod held in October 2010.[5] Mikovsky succeeded Rt. Rev. Casimir J. Grotnik as bishop of the Central Diocese. Grotnik died on December 9, 2005.[6][7] Grotnik succeeded Rt. Rev. Anthony Rysz who retired at the age of 75.[8] The Constitution and Laws of the Polish National Catholic Church provide for the mandatory retirement of bishops.[9]


External links

  • Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church
  • Saint Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Cathedral
  • Blessed Virgin Mary of Czestochowa National Catholic Church
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