February 10: Ash Wednesday
The season of Lent starts on Wednesday, February 10th. As a sign of penitential character of those forty days, the foreheads of the faithful are marked with ashes. In our church this will be done during two Masses: 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We encourage all Parishioners to attend this poignant ceremony and thus inaugurate the Season of Lent.
February 12 and All Fridays of Lent: Stations of the Cross
All Fridays of Lent, starting on February 12th, we will celebrate the devotion of Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. Please join us for this ancient Christian Lenten practice as we meditate on Jesus’ passion and death.
February 14 and All Sundays of Lent: “Gorzkie Żale” Lenten Lamentations devotion
Every Sunday of Lent at 12:00 Noon we will celebrate in our church the Gorzkie Żale (Lenten Lamentations) devotion, a typically Polish weekly Lenten service. It incorporates prose and verse, chant and meditation, inviting participants to reflect on the mystery of Christian redemption, the Passion and death of Jesus. The Lamentations invite a personal identification with the Suffering Lord and His Mother. At St. Stanislaus we sing the Lamentations in both English and Polish in front of the Blessed Sacrament - come and join us for this beautiful Lenten prayerful experience!
February 14: Sandwiches for the homeless
Our Social Justice committee will meet on Sunday, February 14th at 10:15 a.m. in the kitchen of the Polish Heritage Center to make sandwiches for our friends at Karen House. Food and supplies will be provided by the Committee. Please bring your hands and good spirit!
February 21: “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 21st. We will gather in the sacristy immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please contact Allen Irby with any questions at 314-608-4110 or firstname.lastname@example.org
February 28: Walk With Us!
Several walking enthusiasts in our Parish invite everybody on another adventure! On Sunday, February 28th at 3:00 p.m., we will tour the Hindu Temple of Saint Louis (725 Weidman Rd; Ballwin, MO 63011). With any questions please contact Becky Janski at .636-299-6068.
March 4: Communal Penance Service
We encourage all Parishioners to prepare themselves spiritually for Easter by celebrating the Sacrament of Penance. Every Saturday there is an opportunity for confession from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Additionally, on Friday, March 4th there will be several priests listening to confessions from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. a Communal Penance Service will be celebrated along with the Stations of the Cross. At the end of that service, General Absolution will be offered to all present, as an alternative to individual confession.
March 11: Mouse Race FUNdraiser
On Friday, March 11th we will host our Second 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 $15 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 13: Children’s “Way of the Cross”
On March 13th, immediately following 9:00 a.m. Mass, we invite all our young Parishioners and friends for their own “Way of the Cross.” This ancient Lenten devotion helps us to reflect on Jesus' Passion and apply His courage and sacrifice to our lives. It guides children to ask for God's strength and forgiveness, to praise and thank Jesus for giving His life for us, and ultimately, to find great hope.
March 13: Trivia Party
It's time for another afternoon of fun playing Trivia! We will gather on Sunday, March 13th 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!
June 11: Calling All Angels - Race for the Cure
We will be walking for the fifth 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!