St. Joseph Parish in Uniontown was established in 1905 for Polish speaking people. The first church, located on South Mount Vernon Avenue, was built with the hard work and prayer of Polish emigrants, many of whom were coal miners.
On October 1, 1905, a ceremony for the blessing of the cornerstone took place. Land for a parish cemetery was purchased in 1916 in Hopwood. Originally, the parish had a school, which opened in 1907 and educated many of the faithful, some of whom went on to become priests and nuns. The school was closed in 1970.
A new St. Joseph Church was completed on our present site of 19 acres here in South Union Township in 1974, which is located in Fayette County, in the Appalachian Basin.
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St. Joseph's Church Dedication, May 26, 1974. CAP at Orchard Lake.
Golden Jubilee St. Joseph's Church 1905-1955, Uniontown, PA. CAP at Orchard Lake.
Souvenir Book of the Thirty-fifth Anniversary of the St. Joseph's R.C. Church 1905-1940, Uniontown, PA. CAP at Orchard Lake.
Silver Jubilee honors Reverend Charles A. Kobylarz 1936-1961, St. Joseph Parish, Uniontown, PA. CAP at Orchard Lake.
A history of the Polish Roman Catholic parishes in western Pennsylvania & their contribution, Rev. Joseph L. Sredzinski, Everson, Penna. 2000, p. 166-167.
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