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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

Does anyone know what happened to father Bob?

I am doing my family tree and my grandparents and great grandparents were married and received there scarments at St. Edwards I was also bam posted there. How do I go about getting records? I am trying to find John S. Witkoski parents and wedding dates he is buried at St Edwards Cementry. I am also trying to find the bampismal and death records for the twins George and Andrew they were born in1906 I need to get atoms stone for there grave. Can you email me how to find the records I need.

Hello! I am researching my family tree. I am trying to get birth and death dates. My grandparents are buried in st. Edwards cemented and I was baptism end on jan.7, 1962 at St. Edwards is there a site were I could find information? I am going to Ireland with my Catholic Church to sing and am trying to find my great grandfathers family that stayed in Ireland.

Former St Edwards student

I just had the priviledge of touring the church with my son and daughter and my nephew from CA. I was married in St. Ed's in 1968. My family history in St. Ed's goes back to the late 1800's under the names Foley and Buckley. The church looks beautiful and I was very proud to tell it's history.

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