When guests arrive, God arrives!
We are seekers, believers, doubters, and dreamers who gather each week to celebrate God's love and presence in our midst. We are married, partnered, single, gay and straight; we are families at all ages and stages of life. We are theologically progressive, liturgically somewhat traditional, and politically diverse - and we welcome all. We come from Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Unitarian and many other faith traditions - and from no tradition at all. 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 and confirmed its right to self-determination. 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.
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.
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm English
Sunday Mass 9:00 am English
Sunday Mass 11:00 am Polish
Wednesday Mass 11:30 am Latin
Church Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
January 23: Free Hot Lunch (Soup Kitchen)
On every fourth Tuesday of the month (starting with January 23, 2018), St. Stanislaus will be serving a free hot lunch, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, to anyone who cares to drop by. This meal will not only provide food for the needy be an opportunity to build a closer relationship with our neighbors. We could use your help, either your labor or your financial support. If you have time we will meet at 11:00 on January 23rd to prepare to serve our guests.
January 28: Post-Christmas Church Cleaning
On Sunday, January 28th, we will gather at 12:00 p.m. to clean our beautiful church, take down our beautiful Nativity Scene and all Christmas decorations. We ask that all Parishioners who are free that day come and join us in this joyful chore.
February 3 & 4: Blessing of Throats
In honor of Saint Blaise, the patron saint of people with throat illnesses, we will hold a special blessing of throats at all three Masses on the weekend of February 3rd and 4th. Those with throat illnesses, or anyone who wishes to avoid getting such a malady, are invited to participate in this rite, whereby the priest touches the throats of the faithful with two crossed candles while invoking the prayer of Saint Blaise and imparts God’s blessing.
February 14: Ash Wednesday
The season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 14th. As a sign of penitential character of those forty days, the foreheads of the faithful are marked with ashes. In our church this will be done during two Masses: 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (both Masses in the main church building). We encourage all Parishioners to attend this poignant ceremony and thus inaugurate the Season of Lent.
March 10: Mouse Race FUNdraiser
On Saturday, March th we will host our Fourth Annual Mouse Race! Reserve your tables early and bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening. The doors will open after 4:00 pm Mass is finished. Everyone 16 or older is invited to participate. Individual tickets are $15 or reserve a table for 10 for only $125 and get a chance to name your mouse. Admission includes setups, snacks and losing ticket prize drawings after each race. A cash bar will be available. Call or see Kathy Luedde 314-570-0917 for advanced tickets.
Parishioners, as well as anyone in need of spiritual or sacramental assistance, may request Fr. Marek Bozek's or Fr. Tomasz Pels' 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 studying Polish customs, songs, and prayers.
Bible Study convenes every Wednesday at 10am and 6pm. 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.
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.
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