February 1: 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 January 31-February 1. Those with throat ilness(es), 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 8: Trivia Party
It's time for another afternoon of fun playing Trivia! We will gather on Sunday, February 12th at 12:30 p.m. at the Polish Heritage Center. There will be a $5 per person entry fee which will be used for prize money. Chose your team, but try to limit the number to 7 or 8. You may also come by yourself and we will put together a team. Please bring your own snacks and munchies, and the bar (chapel) will be open for drinks. Contact Ken or Sue Beekman (636 936-1785) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
February 15: “Pride” Committee Meeting
All Parishioners and friends interested in having a strong Catholic presence at the “Pride Festival” this year are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Sunday, February 15th. We will gather in the sacristy immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please contact Travis Franklin with any questions at 314-914-0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 15: “Zapusty” Pre-Lenten Dinner
Please join us for the Zapusty Dinner which is a Polish version of the famous “Mardi Gras” celebration. In Poland it is sometimes called “Fat Thursday”, as it was celebrated the last Thursday before Lent - our last chance to dance and be merry before fast. The most desirable food on this day is “pączki”, a special kind of donut filled with fruit jelly, which will be available for sale.
February 18: Ash Wednesday
The season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 18th. As a sign of penitential character of those forty days, the foreheads of the faithful are signed with ashes. In our church this will be done during the 7:00 p.m. Mass. We encourage all Parishioners to attend this poignant ceremony.
February 22: Walk With Us!
Several “hiking enthusiasts” in our Parish invite everybody on another walking adventure! Being outdoors, away from civilization and the hustle and bustle of every day life, breathing fresh, cleansing air can give you a different perspective and help you recharge your body and soul! We will meet at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 22nd, in the Shrine of Our Lade of Snows in Belleville, Illinois. Please call Becky Janski (636-256-7489) with any questions.
March 8: Częstochowa Sodality BBQ
The Rosary Sodality of Our Lady of Częstochowa is hosting their Annual BBQ along with a Raffle on Sunday, March 8th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Bring your family and friends to join us for delicious food and refreshments by participating in this fundraising event. Show your support for these wonderful ladies who support our Parish!
March 13: Mouse Race FUNdraiser
On Friday, March 13th we will host our First Annual Mouse Race! Reserve your tables early and bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening. The doors will open at 6:30 and the first race will be at 7:30pm. Everyone 16 or older is invited to participate. Individual tickets are $13 or reserve a table for 10 for only $100 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.
March 15: 4th Annual Bonnet Making Party
Debby Gray and Jeannette Harris will be holding the 4th Annual Bonnet Making Party in the small room of the PHC from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In addition to helping everyone make their special Easter Bonnet, they will be selling Red & White Hats/Fascinators with all proceeds from the sale of these items going to support the “Monthly Making of Sandwiches” for Karen House, a local women’s shelter.
June 13: Calling All Angels - Race for the Cure
We will be walking for the fourth year in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Please save the date and think about joining us this year for either the One Mile Fun Walk or the Three Mile Walk/Run. More information to follow in the next few months. Please contact Debby Gray should you want to help in the planning and/or designing of this year’s t-shirt!