April 2, 3, 4, 5: Easter Triddum
The summit of the Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum - from the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday. The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil. The liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are: Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday (7:00pm), Good Friday’s Liturgy of the Lord's Passion (7:00 p.m.), and Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord (8:00 p.m on Holy Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on Easter Sunday).
April 4: Blessing of Easter Baskets
On Holy Saturday, April 4th, the Blessing of Easter Food will be offered in our church at four different times: 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. This tradition called Święconka is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions - please help us to cultivate it! Encourage your neighbors and friends to join us!
April 6: “Dyngus” Day Celebration
Experience a tradition that is more than 1000 years old! Since 966 AD the Second Day of Easter has been associated with the baptism of Prince Mieszko I. Tradition states that Prince Mieszko I along with his court were baptized on Easter Monday. Thus, “Dyngus Day” and its rites of sprinkling with water have become a folk celebration in thanksgiving for the fact that the first king of Poland was baptized and thus brought Christian faith to Poland. In more modern times, the tradition continued when farm boys in Poland wanted to attract notice from the girls of their choice - it was custom to throw water and hit the girls on their legs with twigs or pussywillows. Join us for a special Dyngus Day outdoor Mass at 6:00 p.m. and be ready to get wet!
April 12: “Pride” Committee Meeting
All Parishioners and friends interested in having a strong Catholic presence at the “Pride Festival” this year are invited to attend an organizational meeting on Sunday, April 12th. We will gather in the sacristy immediately following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Please contact Travis Franklin with any questions at 314-914-0412 or email@example.com
April 26: Walk With Us!
Several “hiking enthusiasts” in our Parish invite everybody on another walking adventure! Being outdoors, away from civilization and the hustle and bustle of every day life, breathing fresh, cleansing air can give you a different perspective and help you recharge your body and soul! We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at Sappington House (1015 S. Sappington Rd; St. Louis, MO 63126). Please call Becky Janski (636-256-7489) with any questions.
May 2: Benefit Rummage Sale
On Saturday, May 2nd, the St. Stanislaus Pride Team will be hosting a Benefit Rummage Sale from 8am until 1pm to pay for vendor fees and other things we need to purchase for the Pride Festival in June. We are asking our Parishioners to clean out their closets, and attics and donate unused items. This will be a great help to us as we continue to spread the message of St. Stanislaus across St. Louis! You may contact Allen Irby at 314-608-4110 to arrange a drop off, or we will be happy to pick up any items you can donate. Thank you for your generous support!
May 3: First Holy Communion
On May 3rd during 9:00 a.m. Mass, our Parish Family will celebrate a very joyful occasion: eight of our young Parishioners will receive Holy Communion for the very first time! We congratulate Cameron Doss, Oliver Kasprzak, Addison Rolnicki, Tanner Rolnicki, Timmy Schmidt, Joe Schmidt, Xavier Wojciechowski, Koby Wojciechowski on completing their First Communion preparation program. We also assure them and their families of our support and prayers.
May 9 & 10: Formation Meeting for Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, and Altar Servers
Formation meetings for ALL readers, Eucharistic ministers, and altar servers will be held on the weekend of May 9th and 10th. On Saturday (May 9th) we will meet at 5:00 p.m. (immediately after 4:00 p.m. Mass) and on Sunday (May 10th) the meeting will take place at 8:00 a.m. (prior to 9:00 a.m. Mass). All who volunteer as readers, Eucharistic ministers, and altar servers are strongly encouraged to attend one of these meetings.
May 10: May Crowning & Raising New Flags
In line with our long-standing tradition, we will celebrate a joyful devotion of May Crowning on Sunday, May 10th at 10:15 a.m. (in between the English and Polish Mass). This year we will gather for the third time at our new, beautiful statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary located in the garden area next to the side entrance to our church. This joyful celebration will continue with the ceremony of retiring of the old flags and raising the new ones at the main entrance to our parking lot. We will be
assisted in this beautiful ceremony by soldiers from the 318th PSYOP Company at the Jefferson Barracks. Bring your friends and neighbors to join us for such a special occasion!
June 4: 25th Annual Forest Park Hat Luncheon
For the first time ever, St. Stanislaus is going to participate in the Annual Forest Park Hat Luncheon. We are going to have one or two “themed” tables for the luncheon depending on how many people from our Parish wish to participate. Men and Women are invited to participate wearing hats that honor our Polish Heritage in colors of red and white. The cost for the luncheon is $125.00 per person with approximately $60.00 being tax deductible. Please contact Debby Gray or Jeannette Harris should you be interested in joining in the fun! More information to follow as the date draws near!
June 7: Corpus Christi Sunday
On the feast of Corpus Christi we celebrate in a special way our Catholic faith in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist. On this June Sunday, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass (the only Mass on that day) we will have a procession with the Most Holy Sacrament around the streets of our neighborhood, professing our faith and singing Eucharistic hymns at four altars. After Mass and Procession we will enjoy a BBQ potluck luncheon - please contact Donna Nachefski at 314-323-6415 if you are able to bring a dish or two.
June 13: Calling All Angels – Race for the Cure
Only two months to Race Day! We will be walking for the fourth year in the Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure. Registration forms are at the side entrance to church. You can register online at: www.komenstlouis.org and click “Join a Team”. Our Team # is 150007. Or fill out a paper registration and give to Debby Gray. We will have a team t-shirt again this year and will provide shuttle service from St. Stanislaus to and from the race. We will also have a brunch on the church grounds immediately following our return from the race at approximately 9:00a.m. Please make this our best year yet. Contact Debby Gray(314-961-7353) should you have any additional questions.
June 27 & 28: Catholics at the Pride
Representatives from our Parish will be participating in St. Louis Pride Festival (June 27-28). Along with other Catholic inclusive parishes and organizations (St. Clare and Francis, Catholic Action Network, and others) we will give witness to God’s unconditional love towards every person. At the same time we will spread the word about our awesome parish community and encourage all who seek a welcoming church to “give us a try”. Please consider joining us either by volunteering at the booth (June 27 and 28) or/ and walking in the Parade (June 28). We ask that all interested parishioners register by contacting Travis Franklin at 314.914.0412 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 10 & 11: Summer Festival
This year we are extending our annual Summer Festival to a 2-day event! Friday, July 10th, from 6-10pm we will have a beer garden with live music. On Saturday, July 11th, there will be washer tournaments, Polish items, sandwiches and pierogis, souvenir booths, a kids play area with fun activities for your little ones, silent auctions, and a parishioner “Show Me” booth (an opportunity for our members to show off any hobbies, side jobs, or interests they wish to share.) Saturday dinners will be served from 2-7pm and live music from 12- 4pm & 5-9pm. Come and join us for a whole weekend of fun!