When guests arrive, God arrives!
We are seekers, believers, doubters, and dreamers who gather each week to celebrate God's love and presence in our midst. We are married, partnered, single, gay and straight; we are families at all ages and stages of life. We are theologically progressive, liturgically somewhat traditional, and politically diverse - and we welcome all. We come from Lutheran, Catholic, Baptist, Unitarian and many other faith traditions - and from no tradition at all. In Poland, where many of our original and current parishioners came from, they say "When guests arrive, God arrives." This is the rule by which we strive to live as a growing Catholic parish community with open doors and minds. We cherish our Polish roots, while celebrating diversity of all who enter. All really are welcome at St. Stanislaus and all are needed to spread the Good News of God's unconditional love. On this website you can find out what is happening in our Parish in coming days and weeks, familiarize yourself with our story, read our Parish bulletin, watch recent Sunday homilies or read Fr. Marek's most recent monthly reflection. Make yourself at home, and come back often!
We proudly profess Catholic faith and celebrate Catholic sacraments, but we are no longer a part of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, nor do we belong to the institutional Roman Catholic Church. On March 15, 2012 Judge Bryan L. Hettenbach issued a ruling in which he affirmed St. Stanislaus' ownership of its property and confirmed its right to self-determination. On February 13, 2013 the Archdiocese of St. Louis and St. Stanislaus issued a joint press release in which a settlement was announced that ended, once and for all, legal disputes between these two parties.
Our church and grounds are owned by the parishioners and we do not receive any funds from any source other than through individual donations and fundraisers. Consider supporting our Parish and its many ministries - all donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm English
Sunday Mass 9:00 am English
Sunday Mass 11:00 am Polish
Wednesday Mass 11:30 am Latin
Church Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
All Advent: 2017 Reverse Advent Calendar Food Collection
“I was hungry and you gave me food!” This is the second year for the St. Stanislaus Reverse Advent Calendar to fill our Food Pantry during the Holidays. We encourage all our parishioners to add a non-perishable grocery item to your box each day of 10 Advent season, and then on Christmas Eve or day to donate the contents of this box to the St. Stanislaus Food Pantry. This program will run from Sunday, November 26 thru Sunday, December 24, 2017. On Christmas Eve (or day) just bring your donations to church and place them by the statues of St. Patrick and St. Florian.
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 will be introducing musicians performing everything from sacred Christian pieces, traditional Christmas favorites, Polish carols, and even a little gospel! 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 to further St. Stanislaus' inclusive message.
December 17: “Opłatek” Christmas Reception
The traditional Christmas “Opłatek” Reception 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 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!
Parishioners, as well as anyone in need of spiritual or sacramental assistance, may request Fr. Marek Bozek's or Fr. Tomasz Pels' ministry for spiritual counseling, sacramental preparation and celebrations. At St. Stanislaus we also offer a wide range of educational and social activities. We strive to make this faith community a place where all disenfranchised and excluded persons can find their spiritual home.
Sunday Mass (Eucharist) is offered at three different times: Saturday 4:00 PM (English), Sunday 9:00 AM (English) and 11:00 AM (Polish). All are welcome at our Eucharistic table and Holy Communion is never denied to anyone!
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available every Saturday from 3:00 until 3:45 PM or by appointment. Communal Penance Service with General Absolution is celebrated twice a year - before Easter and Christmas.
Sunday School or Parish School of Religion is a program through which our young members grow in knowledge and love of Jesus Christ. Its meetings take place every other Sunday at 10:15 AM September through May.
Polish Language Classes for Adults. In addition to basic conversational skills we are also studying Polish customs, songs, and prayers.
Bible Study convenes every Wednesday at 10am and 6pm. It is based on the Lectionary Scripture selections read on Sunday Mass. This Bible Study helps make the Scriptures easier to understand, explain historical and cultural background and encourage the participants to apply these Scriptures to their daily lives.
Anointing of the Sick is offered communally twice a year and individually by request, either at home or any healthcare institution.
Baptism of Infants and Adults is celebrated as a joyful event and is a testimony to the growth of our community.
Funeral Mass or Service is always a celebration of life of the deceased person. It is never denied.
Weddings, and Marriage Preparation, are offered to all couples on as needed basis. We are honored to be one of the most popular wedding churches in St. Louis Metropolitan area.
Sunday Homily on YouTube
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No matter how many times you have been told by your priest or minister that you don't belong in the Church - it simply is not true! God's love is much bigger than man made limitations and there is plenty of room for you in God's Family!
Should you wish to discuss your spiritual journey with our pastor, schedule sacramental celebration, or just chat with someone who will not judge you - send us a message and we will get back with you at the earliest convenience.
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