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.
May 2: Benefit Rummage Sale
On Saturday, May 2nd, the St. Stanislaus Pride Team will be hosting a Benefit Rummage Sale from 8am until 1pm to pay for vendor fees and other things we need to purchase for the Pride Festival in June. We are asking our Parishioners to clean out their closets, and attics and donate unused items. This will be a great help to us as we continue to spread the message of St. Stanislaus across St. Louis! You may contact Allen Irby at 314-608-4110 to arrange a drop off, or we will be happy to pick up any items you can donate. Thank you for your generous support!
May 3: First Holy Communion
On May 3rd during 9:00 a.m. Mass, our Parish Family will celebrate a very joyful occasion: eight of our young Parishioners will receive Holy Communion for the very first time! We congratulate Cameron Doss, Oliver Kasprzak, Addison Rolnicki, Tanner Rolnicki, Timmy Schmidt, Joe Schmidt, Xavier Wojciechowski, Koby Wojciechowski on completing their First Communion preparation program. We also assure them and their families of our support and prayers.
May 10: May Crowning & Raising New Flags
In line with our long-standing tradition, we will celebrate a joyful devotion of May Crowning on Sunday, May 10th at 10:15 a.m. (in between the English and Polish Mass). We will gather at our new, beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary located in the garden area next to the side entrance to our church. This joyful celebration will continue with the ceremony of retiring of the old flags and raising the new ones at the main entrance to our parking lot. We will be assisted in this beautiful ceremony by soldiers from the 318th PSYOP Company at the Jefferson Barracks. Bring your friends and neighbors to join us for such a special occasion!
June 7: 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 this June Sunday, 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 - please contact Donna Nachefski at 314-323-6415 if you are able to bring a dish or two.
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