July 31 & August 7: 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 14: Annual Parishioners Meeting
In accordance with our by-laws, the annual open meeting of all parishioners will be held on Sunday, August 14th 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) who wish to vote in the Board of Directors' Electon 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.
August 13 & 14: 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 13th and 14th 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 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 - Friday, August 26th, a 6:00 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 17: PHO Golf Tournament
The Polish Heritage Open will tee off on Saturday, September 17th 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. This year’s PHO committee is seeking volunteers for this special event which benefits the Polish Heritage Center. If you want to golf, or help at the 2016 PHO, please contact Jim Nowogrocki at jnowogrock@aol or 314-922-7657; Joe Galkowski at email@example.com or 314-518-8765, or Ed Poniewaz at firstname.lastname@example.org.