Sunday School (PSR) Registration
The Parish School of Religion will be starting once again in September! All children who do not attend Catholic schools should be enrolled in this program. Classes will take place every Sunday at 10:15 a.m. to accommodate all families. We urge parents and guardians of children in public and non-Catholic grade schools to call the Parish Office or register online at www.saintstan.org/psr
July 30 & August 6: Q&A Sessions
For two Sundays preceding our Annual Parishioners’ Meeting we will hold Q&A Sessions with the candidates running for the Board of Directors. These sessions will be held in the church at 10:00 a.m. on both Sundays. Come and get to know your future BoD members!
August 12 & 13: Blessing of the Flowers & Produce of Fields, Gardens, and Orchards
On August 15th Catholic and Orthodox Christians celebrate Dormition of Virgin Mary. In Polish tradition it is a feast of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest. On the weekend of August 12th and 13th special blessing of the produce of fields, gardens and orchards will be celebrated at each Masses. We invite you all to come this weekend with samples of the produce from your gardens to cultivate this beautiful Polish custom.
August 13: Annual Parishioners Meeting
In accordance with our by-laws, the Annual Meeting of All Parishioners will be held on Sunday, August 13th at 10:30 a.m. in the Polish Heritage Center. Due to the meeting there will be only one Mass at 9:00 a.m. that Sunday. Registered parishioners over the age of eighteen (18) need to present themselves in person with a government issued photo ID. Voting will take place on two days: Saturday August 13th from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday, August 14th from 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
This year, in addition to electing two new board members we will also hold a vote on the proposed “Memorandum of Understanding” between the Ecumenical Catholic Communion and St. Stanislaus. Vote for the acceptance of the Memorandum will mean that for a period of one year we will “live as if we were a part of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion” with an option to terminate that “trial membership” at any time, or to enter into full membership after 12 months. Vote against the Memorandum will mean that our parish will remain independent of the ECC.
August 26: Feast of Our Lady of Częstochowa
We are privileged to have a beautiful side altar dedicated to Our Lady of Częstochowa, where since 1892 generations of our parishioners have entrusted their joys and sorrows in the loving hands of Mary, Queen of Poland. On the Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa - Saturday, August 26th, a 4:00 p.m. Mass will be offered at this side altar. We invite you all to participate, especially the members and friends of the Częstochowa Sodality.
September 16: “Polish Open” Golf Tournament
The Polish Heritage Open will tee off on Saturday, September 16th at 1:00 pm at The Falls Golf Course in O’Fallon, Missouri. This “tradition like no other“ will feature the world famous vodka cart; the pickle hole, Taste of Poland tent, and a wonderful afternoon with family and friends. If you would like to participate as a golfer ($100 per person) or even join us only for Dinner & Auction ($30 per person) please contact Jim Nowogrocki (email@example.com or 314-922-7657); Joe Galkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-518-8765) or Ed Poniewaz (email@example.com).