September 24: Sodality Goes to Off-Broadway
We are trying something new! On Sunday, September 24th at 2:00 pm we are attending a Musical at The Playhouse at Westport Plaza. “Church Basement Ladies” is a new musical comedy about distinct women as they organize the food and solve the problems of a church about to undergo changes in 1965! We have a section of tickets at a group rate of $25.00 each. Please contact Debby Gray (314-961-7353) if you are interested in buying tickets and attending this funny musical with us.
October 7: Outdoor Mass & Blessing of the Animals
The Blessing of animals is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all God’s creatures. We invite all the animals with their human friends to join us for a special outdoor Mass on Saturday, October 7th at 4:00 p.m. Let this joyful and beautiful ceremony remind us of the sacredness of all life!
During the month of September, until the Blessing of the Animals Mass on October 7, the Sunday School classes will conduct a pet food collection to benefit Bi-State Pet Food Pantry serving 150 families and over 500 pets in need every month. A donation box will be located in back of the church.
October 14-15: Bishop Raphael Adam’s Visit
On the weekend of October 14-15 we will host in our parish Bishop Raphael Adams from the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. He is the bishop of the Mid America ECC Diocese, and he would be our local bishop, should St. Stanislaus become a full member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Bishop Adams and ask him any pertinent questions you may have.
October 22: “Trunk or Treat”
Two Sundays before the Eve of All Hallows we invite all our young friends, ages 17 and younger, to join us for a joyful “Trunk or Treat” celebration from 10:15 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. (between the Masses). Please dress in church appropriate customs to make sure that you will not get locked in church’s scary dungeon with all the vampires, demons, and such! Our adult members and friends are encouraged to come with trunks full of goodies and treat our youngsters with sweet generosity!
This year, after our “Trunk or Treat” event is completed, we invite all the children for a small bonfire adventure behind the church. We will provide marshmallows for roasting, as well as small sausages and buns. As we enjoy such delicacies, we will learn more about the Feast of All Saints and how it relates to Halloween traditions.
October 29: Halloween Bonfire
All grown-up parishioners are invited to our Halloween Bonfire on Sunday, October 29th at 12:15pm. Once the children’s part is over, we will gather around the bonfire in the grassy area of our parking lot to enjoy some s’mores, Polish sausages, cold beverages, and the great company of friends!
November 1: All Saints and All Souls Day Masses
The Church seeks to help the faithful departed by earnest prayer to God, and in particular, by remembrance of them on All Saints and All Souls Days, and throughout the month of November. In the communion of the saints, the communion of Christ’s members with one another, the Church obtains spiritual help for those who have preceded us in faith. This spiritual communion brings the consolation of hope to us who remember with gratitude, love and devotion those who have gone before us in faith. It is in this spirit that we commemorate our faithful departed in November and pray at their graves. We entrust them once again to the purifying and life giving love of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Special Masses for All the Faithful Departed will be offered on November 1st at 11:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and November 2nd at 6:00 p.m.
November 12: Fall Festival
Our Parish Fall Festival is around the corner! Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us for 10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass, followed by great Polish meal, drinks, and all-together fun-filled day! The Fall Festival Committee would appreciate all contributions, especially for the Silent Auction and Wine Booth - please contact Gene Koziatek at 314.846.7819.
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 Br. Gregg Drebenstedt at (386) 956-3896 to discuss what kind of a dish you can bring.