October 11: Trivia Party
It is time for another afternoon of fun playing Trivia! We will start at 12:30 p.m. in the small hall of the PHC. 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 players. Even if you do not have a team, we would love to have you join us anyway, and we will be glad to put a team together for you. Please bring your own snacks and munchies, drinks may be purchased at our “Chapel” Bar. Contact Ken or Sue Beekman at 636 936-1785 if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
October 17: Walk With Us!
Several “hiking enthusiasts” in our Parish invite everybody on another walking adventure! On Saturday, October 17th we will visit Missouri Botanical Gardens (4344 Shaw Blvd; Saint Louis, MO 63110). Let’s meet at the main entrance at 10:00 a.m. - please bring a bag lunch. With any questions, please call Becky Janski (636-299-6068).
October 18: “BRAVO Bach” Concert
On Sunday, October 18th, at 3:00 p.m. we will host once again The Bach Society of Saint Louis with another spectacular choral concert, “BRAVO Bach!” Included will be music from past concerts, representing all six of our conductors. The program also features Mary Wilson, a Young Artist from 1997-99, singing Handel’s Gloria for virtuoso soprano and strings, plus several pieces that will include alums of the Bach Society Chorus. After the performance join us for refreshments in the adjoining Polish Heritage Hall to meet friends and greet the performers. Tickets can be purchased at www.bachsociety.org
November 1: “Trunk or Treat”
On All Saints Sunday we invite all our young friends, ages 17 and younger, to join us for a joyful “Trunk or Treat” celebration from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. (between the Masses). Please dress in church appropriate customs to make sure that you will not get locked in church’s scary dungeon with all the vampires, demons, and such! Our adult members and friends are encouraged to come with trunks full of goodies and treat our youngsters with sweet generosity!
November 1: All Saints Solemn Vespers
On the evening of All Saints Sunday we will gather together at 5:00 p.m. to sing Solemn Vespers, or Evening Prayer of that important holiday. The service of Vespers is part of an ancient monastic tradition of Liturgy of the Hours, that is prayer services (or “offices”) that occur at different times-hours of each day: Lauds, Diurnal Offices, Vespers, and Compline. Please join us for this beautiful and very dignified liturgical prayer service, followed by a light reception.
November 2: All Souls Mass and Blessing of the Graves
The Church seeks to help the faithful departed by earnest prayer to God, and in particular, by remembrance of them on All Souls Day and throughout the month of November. In the communion of the saints, the communion of Christ’s members with one another, the Church obtains spiritual help for those who have preceded us in faith. This spiritual communion brings the consolation of hope to us who remember with gratitude, love and devotion those who have gone before us in faith. It is in this spirit that we commemorate our faithful departed on All Souls Day and bless their graves. We entrust them once again to the purifying and life giving love of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Special Mass for All the Faithful Departed will be offered at 6:00 p.m.
In accordance with an ancient Polish tradition, we will offer special “Blessing of the Graves”:
Jefferson Barracks Cemetery - November 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Resurrection Cemetery - November 2nd at 11:00 a.m.
Calvary Cemetery - November 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
November 8: Fall Festival
It is not too early to be thinking of the Fall Festival - invite your friends and neighbors to join us for 10:00 a.m. Mass, great dinner, pumpkin carving fun, Polish drinks and souvenirs, and all-together fun-filled day! We are in the process of collecting various donations and items for different booths. Fall Festival Committee would appreciate all contributions - please contact Gene Koziatek at 314.846.7819.
November 29: Parish Thanksgiving Brunch & Fr. Marek’s 10th Anniversary at St. Stanislaus
On Sunday after Thanksgiving Day we will take time to gather at the table and express our gratitude for God’s blessings that our Parish and each one of us has received. We invite everybody to join us for a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on November 29th at 10:30 a.m. (there will be only one Mass on that day). Please call Jeannette Harris at 636-795-4078 to discuss what kind of a dish you can bring.
This year, during our Thanksgiving meal we will also celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Fr. Marek’s ministry in our Parish. It was ten year ago - on December 3, 2005 that St. Stanislaus’ Board of Directors signed a contract with a young priest from Poland, whom we have come to know as our Pastor. Make sure to join us for this joyful celebration!
December 6: Sodality Christmas Brunch
On Sunday, December 6th, the Sodality of Our Lady of Częstochowa will hold its Christmas Brunch in the Polish Heritage Center from 10:30am until 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 per person. All Parishioners and Friends are invited to attend.
December 6: Christmas Church decorating
On Sunday, December 6th at 12:15 p.m. Christmas decorations and the manger scene will be installed in our church. We need volunteers to join our team in this joyful chore! Please call Randy Mindak at 314.962.6355 to declare your willingness to be a part of this adventure.