Assignment Record Rev. Stanislaus P. Goryczka

Summary of Case: A priest of the St. Cloud diocese ordained in 1923, Stanislaus Goryczka spent his career pastoring parishes in Harding (Pulaski), Elmdale and Little Falls MN. He died in 1941. Goryczka's name was included on a list released in January 2014 of 33 of its clerics with credible accusations of child sexual abuse. Further details have not been released.

Born: Nov. 20, 1894
Ordained: June 3, 1923
Died: April 18, 1941



Start Stop Assignment Town/Accusations State Position Notes


St. Cloud bishop was

1930 Holy Cross

Harding (Pulaski)

MN 1/1



1935 St. Edward's Elmdale MN 1/1  


1941 Our Lady of Lourdes Little Falls MN 1/1

Our Lady of Lourdes had a school with 154-124 students.

Goryczka died April 18, 1941.


Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1924-1942)

Fr Stanislaus Goryczka,
Press Release from +donald J. Kettler Bishop of Saint Cloud, Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud via WJON, January 3, 2014
The Diocese of St Cloud Release Their List of 33 Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Minors, By Mike Bryant, Legal Examiner, January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Diocese Releases List of Clergy Accused of Abuse, By Frank Lee, St. Cloud Times, January 4, 2014
St. Cloud Diocese Reveals Names of Priests Accused of Abusing Children, By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, January 3, 2014
St. Cloud Bishop Releases Names of 33 Accused Priests, By Alex Svejkovsky, WJON, January 3, 2014


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This assignment record was last updated on July 23, 2015.