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.
March 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, March 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
March 20: Communal Penance Service
We encourage all Parishioners to prepare themselves spiritually for Easter by celebrating the Sacrament of Penance. Every Saturday, throughout the year, there is an opportunity for confession from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Additionally, on Friday, March 20th 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 29: Children’s “Way of the Cross”
On March 29th, 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 29: Palm Sunday - Easter Egg Hunt
On Sunday, March 29th a traditional Easter Egg Hunt will take place on the church campus at 12:00 p.m. Since many of our Parishioners travel on the Easter weekend, we are hosting this fun-filled event on Palm Sunday. There will be lots and lots of eggs and baskets to win! Children of ages 1 through 12 are invited to participate and they do not need to belong to our Parish. Please bring your own basket. The Egg Hunt is sponsored by our friends from the Polish National Alliance Cadets Lodge #1134.
March 31: Building the Tomb of Jesus
Cultivating many ancient Polish traditions, among other things we erect in our church a side altar for the Holy Week, also known as a “Tomb of Jesus.” It is used for the exhibition of the Blessed Sacrament on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. As it is a complex and time- consuming process, we invite all able volunteers to join us at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31st - your help will be very much appreciated!
April 2, 3, 4, 5: Easter Triddum
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum - from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil. The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are: Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday (7:00pm), Good Friday’s Liturgy of the Lord's Passion (7:00 p.m.), and Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord (8:00 p.m on Holy Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday).
April 4: Blessing of Easter Baskets
On Holy Saturday, April 4th, the Blessing of Easter Food will be offered in our church at four different times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. This tradition called Święconka is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions - please help us to cultivate it! Encourage your neighbors and friends to join us!
June 4: 25th Annual Forest Park Hat Luncheon
For the first time ever, St. Stanislaus is going to participate in the Annual Forest Park Hat Luncheon. We are going to have one or two “themed” tables for the luncheon depending on how many people from our Parish wish to participate. Men and Women are invited to participate wearing hats that honor our Polish Heritage in colors of red and white. The cost for the luncheon is $100.00 per person with approximately $60.00 being tax deductible. Please contact Debby Gray or Jeannette Harris should you be interested in joining in the fun! More information to follow as the date draws near!
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!