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.
Fridays of Lent: Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent we gather at 7:00 p.m. to walk the Stations of the Cross - a devotional path of reflection and repentance based on events in the passion and resurrection of Christ. This ancient devotional exercise commemorating the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is also called the “way of the cross” (Via Crucis) and the “way of sorrow” (Via Dolorosa).
Sundays of Lent: Lenten Lamentations
Every Sunday of Lent at 12:00 Noon we sing together the "Gorzkie Żale" (Lenten Lamentations) devotion, a typically Polish weekly Lenten service. At St. Stanislaus we sing the Lamentations in both English and Polish in front of the Blessed Sacrament - come and join us for this beautiful Lenten prayerful experience!
March 23: Children’s “Way of the Cross”
On March 23rd, immediately 9:00 a.m. Mass we invite all our young Parishioners and friends for their own “Way of the Cross.” This ancient Lenten devotion guides children to ask for God's strength and forgiveness, to praise and thank Jesus for giving His life for us, and ultimately, to find great hope.
April 4: Communal Penance Service
We encourage all Parishioners to prepare themselves spiritually for Easter by celebrating the Sacrament of Penance. Every Saturday there is an opportunity for confession from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Additionally on Friday, April 4th there will be several priests listening to confessions from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. a Communal Penance Service will be celebrated along with the Stations of the Cross. At the end of that service, General Absolution will be offered to all present, as an alternative to individual confession.
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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.
Polish Language Classes for Adults. In addition to basic conversational skills we are also learning how to sing Polish songs and recite Polish prayers. Our fun class meets at the rectory every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.
Bible Study convenes every Wednesday at 10 a.m. At this time we focus on the Gospel of Mark, the first Gospel about Jesus the Messiah.
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.
Sunday Homily on YouTube
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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.