St. Joseph Parish, Suffield

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St. Joseph Parish
Coordinates: 41°58′39″N 72°39′7.3″W / 41.97750°N 72.652028°W / 41.97750; -72.652028
Location 140 South Main Street
Suffield, Connecticut
Country United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded March 12, 1916 (1916-03-12)
Founder(s) Polish immigrants
Dedication St. Joseph
Archdiocese Hartford
Province Hartford
Division Vicariate: Hartford
Subdivision Enfield
Archbishop Most Rev. Leonard Paul Blair, D.D.
Pastor(s) Rev. William L Baldyga

St. Joseph Parish - designated for Polish immigrants in Suffield, Connecticut, United States.

Founded on March 12, 1916. It is one of the Polish-American Roman Catholic parishes in New England in the Archdiocese of Hartford.


On March 12, 1916, Bishop John Joseph Nilan appointed Fr. Francis Wladasz as founding pastor of a newly created St. Joseph Parish. The new pastor celebrated the first parochial Mass on Easter Sunday 1916 in the Edwin D. Morgan stable purchased earlier by the St. Joseph Society and by now converted into the first parish church.

On November 9, 1952, Bishop Henry J. O'Brien dedicated modern St. Joseph Church, a Georgian style brick edifice.


  • The 150th Anniversary of Polish-American Pastoral Ministry. Webster, Massachusetts: St. Joseph Basilica. September 11, 2005. 
  • The Official Catholic Directory in USA

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