Other National Catholic Churches in the area

Holy Name of Jesus Parish

1040 Pearl St

Schenectady, NY 12303

Rev. James Konicki,

Administrator

Holy Spirit Parish

618 East Gansevoort St

Little Falls, NY 13365

Rev. Rafal Dadello,

Administrator

All Saints Parish

801 Hickory St

Rome, NY 13440

Very Rev. Marian Pociecha,

Pastor

Sacred Heart of Jesus

206 Main St

New York Mills, NY 13417

Very Rev. Walter Madej,

Pastor

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Holy Cross Parish

3690 Armstrong Rd

Syracuse, NY 13209

Very Rev. Marian Pociecha,

Administrator

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Traditional Catholic Liturgy and Devotions with Contemporary Beliefs

We are a catholic church and welcome people of all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds.

Our beliefs are based on Holy Scripture, Christian Tradition, and Church Ecumenical Synods.

HOLY MASS
The Holy Mass is the central act of worship in all churches of the Catholic Community, including the National Catholic Church. The Mass is the Sacrifice of the New Testament that Jesus Christ has offered on the cross at Calvary.

COMMUNION
Holy Communion is given under two forms, Bread and Wine. The Sacred Host is dipped into the Consecrated Wine and administered to the faithful at the altar. Only Priests and Deacons administer the Eucharist.

CONFESSION

It is a humble confession of our faults to Almighty God. Public Confession with a General Absolution is a part of every Mass. In this form, the faithful confess their sins in silence directly and privately to God. The entire congregation then recites the Prayer of Confession together.

PRIEST CAN MARRY
Because it is the perfectly natural thing for a man to do. Our church sees no moral reason to forbid a man to receive the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony simply because he happens to be a priest. Tradition tells us that all but one of the Twelve Apostles were married. Popes, bishops and priests of the early church were all married men. Many believe that a married priest is more likely to understand the problems of marriage and child rearing because he has gone through them.

BIRTH CONTROL
The utilization of birth control is a matter of personal judgment for husband and wife. It is not the responsibility of the church to tell its communicants how many children they must or must not have. Marriage serves other major purposes besides the procreation of children.

ABORTION
Abortion is morally wrong, for it is the ending of a life that has already begun.
The church does not sanction it.

DIVORCE

There are no discriminatory regulations against those who have suffered from a divorce; divorced people may participate in Mass and receive Holy Communion.  The Church has an obligation to lend its support and ministry to those who have divorced, as it would to casualties of other social ills.

RE-MARRY
Yes. Each Diocese has a Matrimonial Commission that studies each request for marriage by persons who have been divorced. This commission presents its finding to the Diocesan Bishop with its recommendation. The Bishop makes the final decision.

WE GOVERN
We govern in accordance with the PNCC Constitution.  In matters of faith, morals and discipline, bishops and priests possess the authority to explain and teach the doctrinal position of Christ's Church. In financial and administrative matters, the Parishioners possess administrative authority.

Duties of Parishioners

Members of the Church have a twofold duty: spiritual and material.

 

Spiritual Duties:

Worship, love and obedience to God expressed by private prayer; active participation in the corporate worship of the Church; active participation in the sacramental life of the Church and the proper rearing of children by the good examples of parents and guardians.

Material Duties:

- Comply with enactment's of General, Special and Diocesan Synods

- Comply with financial obligations adopted by the Parish, the Diocese and the Church

- Endeavor to make free will offerings as the needs of the Church and the Parish require

- Actively support Parish organizations and activities through donations of time & talent