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.
December 11 & 12: Gateway Men's Chorus Holiday Concerts
We are privileged to host this year the Gateway Men’s Chorus with their fantastic Holiday Concert on December 11 (Friday) and December 12 (Saturday). Sounding all the holiday chords, GMC will take you on a journey of traditional holiday music, international selections, and some unexpected frivolities destined to become your new holiday favorites! Gorgeous melodies and rich harmonies will make for a memorable evening. A lucky audience member or two will even be able to conduct the chorus! Both concerts will start at 8:00 p.m. - we hope to see you there! Tickets ($25 per person) can be purchased online by clicking here, or at the door right before the concert.
December 20: “Opłatek” Dinner
The traditional Christmas “Opłatek” Dinner will be celebrated on December 20th in the Polish Heritage Center following the 9:00 a.m. Mass (the only Mass that Sunday). We invite you all to join us as we cultivate this beautiful Polish custom when family members and friends break off a small piece of the opłatek wafer and give it to one another along with a blessing or a wish. Breaking off and exchanging part of opłatek with someone, is a symbol of forgiveness between two people and is meant to remind participants of the importance of Christmas, God, and family. Fr. Marek’s 41st birthday will be celebrated that day as well.
December 24 & 25: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th, we will start caroling in English and Polish at 9:30 p.m. and at 10:00 p.m. the “Midnight Mass” will be offered. On Christmas Day (Friday) December 25th, solemn Masses of the Nativity of Our Lord will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. (English) and 11:00 a.m. (Polish). Invite your friends, neighbors, and family to experience the spirit of Christmas in our beautiful church!