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, thus denying the claims of the Archdiocese. 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. The Archdiocese dismissed its appeal and the judgment of the trial court from March 15, 2012 is now final.
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.
Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass 4:00 pm English
Sunday Mass 9:00 am English
Sunday Mass 11:00 am Polish
June 24-25: Catholics at the Pride Festival
Representatives from our Parish are participating in St. Louis Pride Festival (June 24-25), where we 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 24 and 25) or/and walking in the Parade (June 25). We ask that all interested parishioners register by contacting Allen Irby at 314-608-4110 or email@example.com
July 7, 8 & 9: Summer Festival
We are just two weeks away from the St. Stanislaus Summer Festival, and things are really heating up. We have live music scheduled in our outdoor beer garden on July 7th and 8th from 4pm to 8pm. Along with entertainment from local favorites Deju and Lisa Long, we are offering a selection of Polish sandwiches, Pierogi, Polish beer, and American fare including hamburgers, hotdogs, with local beer provided by Urban Chestnut. On Sunday, July 9th, plan for a full plate of Polish food, with locally sourced kielbasa, pierogi, sauerkraut, stuffed cabbage, green beans, and real mashed potatoes, served in the Polish Heritage Center while one of our favorite Polka Bands gets the crowd moving. Beer Garden sandwiches and beverages will range from $3 to $5 dollars, and our Polish Dinner with dessert and coffee included are priced at $12. Beer and mixed drinks are also available all three days, and prices will be posted.
New this year have activities inside and out for children and family alike. While you peruse Polish Pottery, your little ones can head to the Kids Corner for Face Painting. Our popular Church Tours, and Chuck-A-Luck booths will make return appearances this year. Be sure to remember our combined 10am Mass on Sunday, as the Summer Festival Mass is always a treat
July 23: Summer Parish Bonfire
It “takes a village” to throw a successful parish festival and we are extremely grateful to all our volunteers working long hours during St. Stanislaus Summer Festival! In gratitude for their dedication and hard work, we invite all the festival workers and their families to our Summer Parish Bonfire! On July 23rd we will meet at 12:30pm in the grassy area of our parking lot to enjoy some s’mores, Polish sausages, cold drinks, and the great company of friends!
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.
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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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