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 4:00 pm English
Sunday Mass 9:00 am English
Sunday Mass 11:00 am Polish
May 29: Corpus Christi Sunday
On the feast of Corpus Christi we celebrate in a special way our Catholic faith in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist. On May 29th, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass (the only Mass on that day) we will have a procession with the Most Holy Sacrament around the streets of our neighborhood, professing our faith and singing Eucharistic hymns at four altars. After Mass and Procession we will enjoy a BBQ potluck luncheon.
June 11: “Race for the Cure”
Last call to join the St. Stanislaus Angels in this, our 5th Year of walking in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Final day to sign-up online or give your registration to Debby Gray is Sunday, May 22. Registration is $30.00 and we will be participating in the One Mile Fun Walk. Free Team and Race T-Shirts, free shuttle from St. Stanislaus Parking Lot to and from Race, and Pot-Luck Brunch in the Rectory immediately following the Race.
June 25-26: Catholics at the Pride
Representatives from our Parish will be participating in St. Louis Pride Festival (June 25-26). Along with other Catholic inclusive parishes and organizations (St. Clare and Francis, Catholic Action Network, and others) we will give witness to God’s unconditional love towards every person. At the same time we will spread the word about our awesome parish community and encourage all who seek a welcoming church to “give us a try”.
July 9 & 10: Summer Festival
Please join us for our annual Summer Festival on July 9th from 12 noon to 9pm and July 10th from 10:30 to 5:30pm. We plan to have all of your favorite traditional foods available, including gołąbki, kapusta, pierogi, and smoked sausage sandwiches. Well will have our beer garden outside with shaded seating, live music, and Polish Heritage items for purchase. Inside, we will have more seating, our cocktail bar, and more entertainment. Come and join us for a whole weekend of fun for the entire family!
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.
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 customs, songs, and prayers.
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.
Sunday Homily on YouTube