ARTICLE ONE - NAME
The Polish National Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity and
ARTICLE TWO - AUTHORITY
This Parish shall be under the jurisdiction of the Diocesan
Bishop of the Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church.
The business affairs of this Parish shall at all times be governed by the Constitution of the Polish National
Catholic Church, the Statues of General, Diocesan and Special Synods and the provision of these By-Laws.
Nothing in these By-Laws shall be construed to be in conflict
or in contradiction to the Constitution of and Statutes of the Polish National Catholic Church.
ARTICLE THREE - AMENDMENTS
Amendments to these By-Laws may be made only at the Annual Meeting or a Special Meeting of the Parish by
2/3 majority vote of attending members.
A proposal to amend these By-Laws must be presented to the Parish Committee in writing at least 60 days prior to the Annual
Meeting or Special Meeting for consideration.
proposals shall be published and distributed without prejudice to the entire congregation for consideration 20 days prior
to the Annual or Special Meeting.
Pastor or any member of the parish in good standing can present proposed amendments to these By-Laws.
ARTICLE FOUR - THE ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of this parish shall be held during the first quarter of the year.
ARTICLE FIVE - MEMBERSHIP
A member is defined in the Constitution and Laws of the Polish National Catholic Church.
All Polish National Catholics, upon providing evidence that
they are Polish National Catholics in good standing shall be granted use of our church facilities for interment rites and
other sacramental administrations.
thousand dollar scholarship will be offered to any member in good standing of this parish who enters Savonarola Theological
Seminary for the purpose of entering the priesthood of the Church. The monies will be paid directly to Savonarola Theological
Seminary, in Scranton Pennsylvania, and be used as partial payment for tuition.
A member in good standing may borrow parish property providing there is no conflict
with parish events. The list of parish items available to borrow will be decided by the Parish Committee. A signed receipt
containing a count and description of what was borrowed must be submitted to the Recording Secretary.
The parish hall, grounds or church may be rented. For permission to use the church
hall or property, excluding church related activities, applications must be submitted to the Parish Committee for approval.
SEVEN - THE PARISH COMMITTEE
Parish Committee should hold at least ten regular or special meetings during the calendar year.
The Parish Committee will assess all fees for use of parish property.
ARTICLE EIGHT - HONIARA AND FEES
The Pastor shall receive Honiara for services requested by
Honiara for the organist's
services for weddings and funerals will be made by the individuals requesting services. The parish organist shall receive
an Honiara when guest organists are invited to play for weddings or funerals. The Pastor shall retain a list of suggested
There is a mandatory maintenance
fee for weddings. This fee is established by the Parish Committee and will be dispersed by the Pastor to the person performing
the maintenance service.
ARTICLE NINE - FEES FOR
Non members seeking
the use of the Church for the Sacrament of Matrimony shall become members of the Parish
Non members seeking the use of the Church for funerals will be charged a fee which
will be established by the Parish Committee. This fee will include a one year membership for the surviving spouse for the
current calendar year and will also include a Parish Committee established fee for the Pastor, Organist and maintenance.
ARTICLE TEN - GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
No object intended as a permanent addition to the Church
or Parish property shall be accepted as a gift or memorial without the approval of the Pastor or the Parish Committee.
No object intended to be used during public worship shall
be donated as a gift or memorial without the approval of the Pastor.
All objects so accepted may be removed when deemed necessary by the Parish Committee and Pastor. The names
of donors of such gifts and memorials, any terms and conditions, and the dates of acceptance shall be recorded in the permanent
records of the Parish.