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.
September 11 & 12: Polish Falcons Festival
The Polish Falcon Festival will be held September 11th and 12th. On Friday, an outdoor Garden Party will be from 4:00pm-10:30pm. Saturday, lunch and dinner will be from 11:00am-7:30pm, and the Garden Party will be from 11:00am-10:30pm. Live Music provided Friday and Saturday night from 6:30pm- 10:30pm The Polish Falcons are located at 2013 St. Louis Avenue
September 13: Sunday School Year Inauguration
Official Inauguration of a new Sunday School year will take place on September 13th. A special blessing of schoolchildren, along with their schoolbags and other educational equipment (pens, crayons, rulers, calculators, etc.) will be offered during 9:00 a.m. Mass. Afterwards, children will meet with their new teachers and proceed together to JREC (Joseph Rudawski Educational Center) for the first class of this new school year. As the family of faith we all pray for God’s blessing upon our young members and their educational adventures.
September 19: “Polish Open” Golf Tournament
The Polish Heritage Open will tee off on Saturday, September 19th at The Falls Golf Course. 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. For tickets please contact Jim Nowogrocki at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-922-7657.
September 20: Investiture Ceremony
At the beginning of this year six of our parishioners have begun their seminary training, and are taking classes at the STEP Program through Notre Dame University. To symbolize their commitment to training for the holy orders of deacon, they will be solemnly vested with a clerical garb (cassock and a seminarian’s collar, which is slightly different from a clergy collar) during 9:00 a.m. Mass on September 20th. Such an outward sign serves as a visible symbol of one’s willingness to do the will of God in the service of God’s people. Come, celebrate with us God’s gift of vocation to ordained ministry in our midst!
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