When guests arrive, God arrives!
In Poland, where many of our original and current parishioners came from, they say "When guests arrive, God arrives" this is the rule by which we strive to live as a growing Catholic parish community with open doors and minds. We cherish our Polish roots, while celebrating diversity of all who enter. All really are welcome at St. Stanislaus and all are needed to spread the Good News of God's unconditional love. On this website you can find out what is happening in our Parish in coming days and weeks, familiarize yourself with our story, read our Parish bulletin, watch recent Sunday homilies or read Fr. Marek's most recent monthly reflection. Make yourself at home, and come back often!
We proudly profess Catholic faith and celebrate Catholic sacraments, but we are no longer a part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, nor do we belong to the institutional Roman Catholic Church. On March 15, 2012 Judge Bryan L. Hettenbach issued a ruling in which he affirmed St. Stanislaus' ownership of its property, thus denying the claims of the Archdiocese. On February 13, 2013 the Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus issued a joint press release in which a settlement was announced that ended, once and for all, legal disputes between these two parties. The Archdiocese dismissed its appeal and the judgment of the trial court from March 15, 2012 is now final.
Our church and grounds are owned by the parishioners and we do not receive any funds from any source other than through individual donations and fundraisers. Consider supporting our Parish and its many ministries - all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass (English) 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass (English) 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Mass (Polish) 11:00 a.m.
April 21: “Dyngus” Day Celebration
Experience a tradition that is more than 1000 years old! Since 966 AD the Second Day of Easter has been associated with the baptism of Prince Mieszko I. Tradition states that Prince Mieszko I along with his court were baptized on Easter Monday. Thus, “Dyngus Day” and its rites of sprinkling with water have become a folk celebration in thanksgiving for the fact that the first king of Poland was baptized and thus brought Christian faith to Poland. In more modern times, the tradition continued when farm boys in Poland wanted to attract notice from the girls of their choice - it was custom to throw water and hit the girls on their legs with twigs or pussywillows. Join us for a special Dyngus Day outdoor Mass at 6:00 p.m. and be ready to get wet!
April 27: First Hiking Trip
Several “hiking enthusiasts” in our Parish would like to start a St. Stanislaus Hiking Group! Nothing helps you connect with nature and nurture your spirit the way hiking can. Being outdoors, away from civilization and the hustle and bustle of every day life, breathing fresh, cleansing air can give you a different perspective and help you recharge your body and soul! Everybody is invited to join us at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 27th, at the entrance to Missouri Botanical Gardens. Our future destinations will include Riverfront Trail (June 1) and Calvary Cemetery. Please call Becky Janski (636) 256-7489 or Virginia Brown (314) 644-0588 to let us plan for box lunches.
May 4: First Holy Communion
On May 4th during 9:00 a.m. Mass, our Parish Family will celebrate a very joyful occasion: our young Parishioners will receive Holy Communion for the very first time! We congratulate Molly Elliott, Michael Gallaway, Roman Kaminski, Natalia Lee, Victor Lopez, Colin Markotay, Adriana Tapia, and Tony Tapia on completing their First Communion preparation program. We also assure them and their families of our support and prayers.
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Parishioners, as well as anyone in need of spiritual or sacramental assistance, may request Fr. Marek Bozek's ministry for spiritual counseling, sacramental preparation and celebrations. At St. Stanislaus we also offer a wide range of educational and social activities. We strive to make this faith community a place where all disenfranchised and excluded persons can find their spiritual home.
Sunday Mass (Eucharist) is offered at three different times: Saturday 4:00 PM (English), Sunday 9:00 AM (English) and 11:00 AM (Polish). All are welcome at our Eucharistic table and Holy Communion is never denied to anyone!
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available every Saturday from 3:00 until 3:45 PM or by appointment. Communal Penance Service with General Absolution is celebrated twice a year - before Easter and Christmas.
Sunday School or Parish School of Religion is a program through which our young members grow in knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Its meetings take place every other Sunday at 10:15 AM September through May.
Adult Education Program offers a variety of classes for adult parishioners and friends. At this time a "History of Poland" class is taught every other Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Poland’s history is an immense tale and a testament to the astounding resilience of the Polish people.
Polish Language Classes for Adults. In addition to basic conversational skills we are also studying Polish recipes and learning how to prepare delicious dishes. Our fun class meets at the rectory every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
Bible Study convenes every Wednesday at 10 a.m. It is based on the Lectionary Scripture selections read on Sunday Mass. This Bible Study helps make the Scriptures easier to understand, explain historical and cultural background and encourage the participants to apply these Scriptures to their daily lives.
Anointing of the Sick is offered communally twice a year and individually by request, either at home or any healthcare institution.
Baptism of Infants and Adults is celebrated as a joyful event and is a testimony to the growth of our community.
Funeral Mass or Service is always a celebration of life of the deceased person. It is never denied.
Weddings, and Marriage Preparation, are offered to all couples on as needed basis. We are honored to be one of the most popular wedding churches in St. Louis Metropolitan area.
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No matter how many times you have been told by your priest or minister that you don't belong in the Church - it simply is not true! God's love is much bigger than man made limitations and there is plenty of room for you in God's Family!
Should you wish to discuss your spiritual journey with our pastor, schedule sacramental celebration, or just chat with someone who will not judge you - send us a message and we will get back with you at the earliest convenience.