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Your church is very lovely and I hope son to be a part of it as Im studying to become catholic and am moving into town in July

Father Adam,

Just wanted to say hello and see how your are doing. Hope all is well with you.

Andy White

I am a graduate of St. Edward's High School. I am proud to say the call to religious life was nurtured at St. Edward's Parish. I carry with me many fond memories.

I found your history on line and, I am intrested if you mighr have pictures of the ols St. Edwards church?
I am from Philadelphia,Pa and, my Parrish church was St.Edward the Confessor in Philadelphia,Pa our parrish was closed in 1993 and, we now have a face book page for our former studenta and,anyone who belonged to the parrish.
I am courious if the two churches had any simularites.

Thank you for any help with pictures.
Our school was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus.SHCJ

So glad to have discovered your website. I am doing some family genealogy research and wondered if you might have baptism and marriage certificates on file from churches in your area that have closed. My grandparents lived in Ranshaw and attended St. Anthony's RC church there. Thank you

Former resident, Shamokin, PA, 1939-1946. Historically proud St. Edwards was 1st church electrically lighted

Hello, It was wonderful to find this church online. My family attended when it was St. Edwards, I still have older relatives in the Shamokin area. I think in the early days my name was spelled Hudak, my grandfather was Michael as well. He had 3 sisters Mary, Pauline and Julia. His dad died was he was young and his mother remarried Stanley Novinksi. The Novinski's I believe are still in the area, the last time I visited the area was for the funeral of my step great grandfather Stanley. Thank you so much for allowing me to see my old parish. Best Regards Michael Hudock


Mother Cabrini Church in Shamokin, formerly Saint Edwards Cathedral.

Remember this day of March 12, 2014 as the day of my last Cousin Bobby Jones

passed away. Booby was made President of Jones Home Center in 1982 which was

founded a 100 years ago by Charles E Jones.

Hi Marty!

Re: celebration for Miranda Dobson on 1/8/14.

Fr. Martin and Mr. Bobber; Many thanks for the most beautiful service that a son could have ever asked for. Fr. Martin, many in attendance spoke to me about the incredible way that you perfectly captured the essence of my mother after your service. Just today I spoke with someone who recalls sitting on her swing years ago and seeing exactly what you described. I will be forever grateful for your kind words and your blessings.

Thank you.

Leonard Dobson

I'm trying to find information on my relatives, I believe they were members at St. Stanislaus. I am located south of Detroit, Michigan. It is my understanding that the church is closed. My great-great grandfather was Stanislaus Wilczewski, his wife's name was Johanna. They may have went by the surname of Wilk or Wilkie. They were married on May 18th 1886. They had five or six children and some them were born in Pennsylvania and some in Detroit, Michigan. Any information you could find would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

Mike Wilkie


My mother is a member of your church and I myself have visited it when I have come to visit with her.

I was born in Shamokin in 1938 and I want to support the church via mass cards and donations. I will be sending a donation of $25 in honor of Adolf Jasper who recently passed away and is (was) a member of the church.

I am doing ancestry research and my maiden name was Jackiewicz and it had also been spelled Jackewicz I believe my great uncle Stanley Jackewicz who died in 1963 belonged to your parish. How can I obtain information? There is a chance that the Tomaszewski family is also connected.
thank you in Advance for your time and consideration in this matter. Mary Muller

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