March 8: “Pride” Committee Meeting
All Parishioners and friends interested in having a strong Catholic presence at both “Pride Festivals” this year (Metro East Pride and St. Louis Pride) are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Saturday, March 8th. We will gather in the sacristy immediately following the 4:00 p.m. Mass (we should start no later than 5:15 p.m.)
March 9: Easter Bonnet Making Workshop
As part of our preparations for Easter we invite our parishioners and friends to join us for the 3rd Annual Easter Bonnet Making Workshop! The Easter Bonnet symbolizes the beginning of the Spring Season. On Sunday, March 9th we will gather in the small room of the Polish Heritage Center from 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to prepare our very own special Easter bonnets – please bring your own materials and tools. There will be a limited supply of extra bonnets and supplies available for anyone to use on their special creations. Remember we will be wearing our creations to one of the Easter Masses! Should you have any questions, please contact Debby Freeman-Gray on Sundays after the 9 a.m. Mass in the Polish Heritage Center.
March 9: Discernment Committee Meeting
All Parishioners are invited to attend the next meeting of our Discernment Committee on Sunday, March 9th, at 12:15 p.m. in the rectory. The focus of the committee is to gather information about a variety of choices (different Catholic denominations) we have and to participate in conversations about those choices. The bottom line is that the path St. Stanislaus chooses will be decided by us parishioners - the more we know the better choice we will be able to make!
March 23: Children’s “Way of the Cross”
On March 23rd, immediately 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.
April 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, April 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.
May 4: First Holy Communion
On May 4th during 9:00 a.m. Mass, our Parish Family will celebrate a very joyful occasion: our young Parishioners will receive Holy Communion for the very first time! We congratulate Molly Elliott, Michael Gallaway, Roman Kaminski, Natalia Lee, Victor Lopez, Colin Markotay, Adriana Tapia, and Tony Tapia on completing their First Communion preparation program. We also assure them and their families of our support and prayers.
On May 4th we will have the honor of welcoming in our church the Fairfield High School Chamber Choir from Fairfield, Iowa. They will perform several pieces of liturgical music in Latin at our 9:00 a.m. Mass.
May 25: Chamber Chorus Concert
On Sunday May 25th we will host our friends from the St. Louis Chamber Chorus with „Old Church Slavonic Concert.” Hymns and prayers in contrasting styles, all in the Orthodox tradition, are provided by Stravinsky, Georgy Sviridov, Tchaikovsky, and others. Their Composer-in-Residence, Yakov Gubanov, will travel to St. Louis for the world premiere of a new work he has written specially for the Chamber Chorus. Tickets ($28 regular and $10 students) can be purchased at www. chamberchorus.org
June 14: Race for the Cure - Calling All Angels
Please join the St. Stanislaus Angels on Saturday, June 14 for the 16th Annual Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure! This will be our third year to have an official team walking in the Race. We will be walking One Mile Fun Walk, so do not be afraid to register and join in the fun! If you are more athletic you can still register on our team and choose to either run or walk the 3.1 mile race course. The important thing is that we are raising money for Breast Cancer Research and helping those who cannot afford early detection tests to receive those life-saving services. You can register online (www.komenstlouis.org/teams and join “St. Stanislaus Angels” team # 140007), or contact Debby Freeman-Grey after any 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sundays in the Polish Heritage Center.
This year, our generous sponsor - “S&H parking Systems” is donating team t-shirts to all who register on our Team! We will be providing a shuttle bus from St. Stanislaus parking lot to the Race, and back to St. Stanislaus. Then, at 11:00 a.m. we will celebrate special Eucharist for those who fought, and those who are fighting cancer. This ecumenical Mass will be followed by a picnic lunch and tours of the church. This is going to be a wonderful, joyful day for our parish family to participate in along with family and friends from around the St. Louis Region. More information will follow as the “Race” draws closer.