January 6 & 7: Epiphany, blessing of the chalk
During all Masses on Epiphany (Wise Magi) weekend we will bless small pieces of chalk. According to the Polish custom we encourage all Parishioners to mark the doors of their homes with that blessed chalk, signing them with C+M+B 2018 symbols. In doing so we ask God's protection and blessing upon those who live, work or visit throughout the coming year. It is also a visible sign that we have invited God’s presence into our homes.
January 21: “Wine & Jazz” Party
We will be hosting our annual wine tasting event on Sunday, January 21st at 12:15 p.m. in the small meeting room of the Polish Heritage Center. This year, we will be enjoying delicious wines alongside great, live Jazz music! Please bring your favorite bottle of wine to sip and an appetizer to savor and share, along with your own wine glass. Prizes will be awarded to the top three wines to be voted on by the participates. With any questions, please call Greg or Chris Zinselmeier at 636.493.0979.
January 23: Free Hot Lunch
On every fourth Tuesday of the month (starting with January 23, 2018), St. Stanislaus will be serving a free hot lunch, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm, to anyone who cares to drop by. This meal will not only provide food for the needy be an opportunity to build a closer relationship with our neighbors. We could use your help, either your labor or your financial support. If you have time we will meet at 11:00 on January 23rd to prepare to serve our guests.
January 28: Post-Christmas Church Cleaning
On Sunday, January 28th, we will gather at 12:00 p.m. to clean our beautiful church, take down our beautiful Nativity Scene and all Christmas decorations. We ask that all Parishioners who are free that day come and join us in this joyful chore.
February 3 & 4: 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 February 3rd and 4th. Those with throat illnesses, 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 11: “Zapusty” Pre-Lenten Party
Please join us for the Zapusty Party 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 Lenten 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.
March 10: Mouse Race FUNdraiser
On Saturday, March th we will host our Fourth Annual Mouse Race! Reserve your tables early and bring your family and friends for a fun filled evening. The doors will open after 4:00 pm Mass is finished. Everyone 16 or older is invited to participate. Individual tickets are $15 or reserve a table for 10 for only $125 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.