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.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm English
Sunday Mass 9:00 am English
Sunday Mass 11:00 am Polish
Sunday School - PSR Registration
The Parish School of Religion will be starting once again in September! All children who do not attend Catholic schools should be enrolled in this program. Classes will take place every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. to accommodate all families.
We urge parents and guardians of children in public and non-Catholic grade schools to contact the Parish Office or register online at www.saintstan.org/psr
August 26: Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa
We are privileged to have a beautiful side altar dedicated to Our Lady of Częstochowa, where since 1892 generations of our parishioners have entrusted their joys and sorrows in the loving hands of Mary, Queen of Poland. On the Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa - Saturday, August 26th, a 4:00 p.m. Mass will be offered at this side altar. We invite you all to participate, especially the members and friends of the Częstochowa Sodality.
September 9: Polish Falcons Festival
The Polish Falcon Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9th. Polish dinners, pastries and live Polka music will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Polish Falcons are located at 2013 St. Louis Ave. (Just a few blocks North of St. Stanislaus), and the telephone number is 314-421-9614.
September 10: Blessing of the Students and New School Year Inauguration
Official Inauguration of a new Sunday School year will take place at all Masses on September 9th & 10th. A special blessing of schoolchildren, along with their schoolbags and other educational equipment will be offered. We encourage all grade school children to attend Masses on that weekend wearing their school clothes. As a church family we pray for God’s blessing upon our young members and their educational adventures. After three months long summer break our Sunday School (Parish School of Religion) will reconvene on September 10th at 10:15 a.m. Classes will be taking place every other Sunday in the Dr. Rudawski Educational Building. We ask that parents and guardians register their children at our Parish Office or online at www.saintstan.org/psr
September 16: “Polish Open” Golf Tournament
The Polish Heritage Open will tee off on Saturday, September 16th at 1:00 pm at The Falls Golf Course in O’Fallon, Missouri. This “tradition like no other“ will feature the world famous vodka cart; the pickle hole, Taste of Poland tent, and a wonderful afternoon with family and friends. If you would like to participate as a golfer ($100 per person) or even join us only for Dinner & Auction ($30 per person) please contact Jim Nowogrocki (email@example.com or 314-922-7657); Joe Galkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-518-8765) or Ed Poniewaz (email@example.com).
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.
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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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