November 22: Free Thanksgiving Meal For The Less Fortunate
In cooperation with the Andrew Murray's Catering and the Polish Heritage Center, we will be serving free Thanksgiving Eve Meal for the less fortunate on Wednesday, November 22nd, from 12:00 p.m. until the food is gone. Please share with anyone who could use such a meal. Anyone interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Chef Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 22: Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service
On the Eve of Thanksgiving, for the eighth year in a row, we will be joining our Lutheran and Episcopalian friends for an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church at 3980 South Lindbergh Blvd. We hope that many of St. Stanislaus parishioners will be able to join with other Christians, as we give thanks for all God’s blessings through prayer and communion.
November 26: Parish Thanksgiving Brunch
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 26th at 10:30 a.m. (there will be only one Mass on that day). Please call Mother Annie at (859) 583-1948 to discuss what kind of a dish you can bring.
November 29: Sodality's Visit to Westport Playhouse
Due to the overwhelming success of Sodality’s September outing to Westport Playhouse we will be going to a performance of “Sister’s Christmas Catechism – The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold”. Once again the group rate is $25.00 per ticket. You must let Debby Gray know and pay for your ticket by Sunday, October 29th. Due to scheduling at Church, we are going to a Wednesday afternoon, 2:00p.m. performance and will meet for lunch at the Train Wreck Restaurant in Westport Plaza at Noon.
December 2: Sodality's Christmas Brunch
This year Sodality will be gathering for our Annual Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m. in Lafayette Square at Squires Restaurant. Individual tickets, can order the brunch buffet or off the menu. Please let Jeannette Harris, Debby Gray or Virginia Krus know by Sunday, November 19th if you plan on attending so we can make the appropriate reservations with Squires.
December 10: Christmas Church decorating
On Sunday, December 10th 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 16: Christmas Concert
The Saint Stanislaus Pride Committee will host a "Festival of Music" Concert on Saturday Evening, December 16th at 6pm. Our surprise Celebrity MC (Master of Ceremony) will be introducing musicians, performing everything from sacred Christian pieces, traditional Christmas favorites, and even a little gospel! Our very own Jerry and Pam Peters are accompanying our guest musicians, and will also be featuring the world class acoustics of our organ and building! Raffle baskets, and refreshments will be offered during intermission and Santa himself is rumored to be making an appearance! Tickets are $15.00 at the door and all proceeds help St. Stanislaus further its message of Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds. Any questions please call Allen Irby, Pride Committee Chair at 314-608-4110.
December 17: “Opłatek” Dinner
The traditional Christmas “Opłatek” Dinner will be celebrated on December 17th 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 of breaking off a small piece of the opłatek wafer and sharing it with 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 43rd birthday will be celebrated that day as well.
December 24 & 25: Christmas Schedule
On Sunday, December 24th, at 9:00 am and 11:00 am Masses we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Later on the same day, at 10:00 pm “Midnight Mass” we will begin the Season of Christmas. On Christmas Day (Monday) 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!