Our Saviour's Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
500 Smithfield Road
Woonsocket, RI  02895
401-762-3072
Father Henryk Wos, Pastor

 

Structure of the PNCC

1. Church
2. Diocese
3. Parish

 CHURCH: GENERAL SYNOD is convened every 4 years.  It discusses church matters, interprets religios teachings, selects bishop candidates, and establishes church policy, law, and disipline.
  SPECIAL SYNOD is called when necessary.
  SUPREME COUNCIL meets annually to review church work and to adminster all business that concerns the whole church.
  PRIME BISHOP is the chief executive of the church.  He consecrates bishops, convenes synods, presides at the Supreme Council, and controls church publications and discipline in dioceses.
 DIOCESE: DIOCESAN SYNOD occurs within 2 years after the General Synod, to enact laws pertinent to the diocese.
  DIOCESAN COUNCIL adminters business of the diocese.
  BISHOP appoints priests, presides at Diocesan Council, visits parishes, confers sacraments, and administers diocese.
  SENIORS are appointed by the bishop to oversee parish business as instructed by the bishop.
 PARISH: PARISH MEETINGS are held every year to elect committee members, call for actions necessary to parish welfare, review parish reports, etc.  Special meetings may also be called as needed.
  PARISH COMMITTEE is elected by the parish.  At least 9 members serve to assist the pastor to fulfill parish and synodal resolutions and heep records, etc.
  PASTOR is appointed by the bishop to guide Church members in the Faith, organize the Church school, and administer parish business.
 
Source:
 
1. The Constitution and Laws of The Polish National Catholic Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18505.
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