St. Agatha Church - Polish Roman Catholic Parish

3239 South 9th Street (at Utah) St. Louis , MO 63118-2629

Telephone: (314) 772-1603 Fax: (314) 772-3979

Archdiocese of St. Louis


Polish Roman Catholic Parish


3239 South 9th Street (at Utah)

St. Louis, MO 63118-2629

Telephone: (314) 772-1603

Fax: (314) 772-3979


Parish Office Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Rev. Stan Poszwa, S.Chr.




8:00 a.m. (EN)

10:00 a.m. (PL)



4:30 p.m. (EN)


8:00 a.m. Mon- Thur (EN)

7 p.m. Fri (PL)


8:00 a.m. (EN)

7:00 p.m. (PL)




7:30 a.m. (EN)

9:30 a.m. (PL)



4:00 p.m. (EN)

St. Agatha Parish exists primarily to serve the spiritual needs of those of the Polish language and ethnicity living in the St. Louis area.  We live our faith in union with the Supreme Pontiff and the Archbishop of St. Louis.  While living in American society, we celebrate our heritage of rich cultural traditions.  Through the intercession of Our Lady of Częstochowa, the Queen of Poland, and St. Agatha, the patron of our Parish, we seek to fulfill our calling in Jesus Christ by living out our Catholic faith in love, justice and peace.

Twenty-five years after Pope John Paul II’s visit to St. Louis, many Catholics, people of good will and the Polish Community reflect on his life, teaching and legacy. FEAST OF ST. AGATHA IS CELEBRATED ON FEB. 4 & 5
LET US PRAY FOR PEACE Lord Jesus Christ, who are called the Prince of Peace, who are Yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, “Peace to you” – please grant us peace. Make all men and women witnesses of truth, justice and brotherly love. Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace. Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace. May all peoples on the earth become as brothers and sisters. May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all. Amen. Pope John Paul II JUNE IS DEDICATED TO THE SACRED HEART The Month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart. The Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Friday following the second Sunday after Pentecost. In addition to the liturgical celebration, many devotional exercises are connected with the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Of all the devotions, devotion to the Sacred Heart was, and remains, one of the most widespread and popular in the Church. We are inviting all who wish to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus to special devotions every Friday this month. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will start at 6:00 p.m. with the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Benediction, followed by Mass in Polish at 7:00 p.m. FATHERS DAY We thank our fathers, grandfathers and brothers for the unwavering testimony of stability, strength and faithfulness that you have shown in your family, parish and social life. Thank you to those men who have been involved in various roles and functions of the church for many years. Best wishes to all Fathers: A hundred years of grace and love from God to his people! THE LITANY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS The Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a moving way to express devotion to Our Lord by making reparation through adoration for the offenses committed against His Sacred Heart. Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, a 17th century nun, made devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus best known after He revealed His desire, to her in visions, that we all acknowledge His tremendous love for us. Faithful Catholics around the world show Jesus their love in prayers such as the Litany of the Sacred Heart. The Litany of the Sacred Heart is one of six litanies approved for public use by the Church and is often prayed during First Friday services and during the month of June. Pray the Litany anytime and contemplate the beautiful invocations. Heart of Jesus, salvation of those who hope in You, Have mercy on us. SAFE JOURNEY AND VACATION Let us entrust those who are leaving for vacation to the hands of the Lord. Let us pray that he will give them a safe and prosperous journey and that as they travel they will praise him in all his creatures; that they will experience God's own goodness in the hospitality they receive and bring the Good News of salvation to all those they meet; that they will be courteous toward all; that they will greet the poor and afflicted with kindness and know how to comfort and help them. * * * During this vacation time, may God lead you toward peace, and make you reach your desired destination in life, filled with gladness and peace. Amen. JUNE 29 The church celebrates the feast of St. Paul with St. Peter to emphasize that both Apostles were co-founders of the Christian community in Rome. Both in Rome also gave their lives for Christ and their relics and sanctuaries are there. Saints Peter and Paul are teachers of faith. The church exists by the grace of God. It is not built on stones, but on faith and love. JULY – MONTH DEDICATED TO THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS All through July, the church honors the Precious Blood of Jesus, which is mentioned so frequently in the New Testament (over 75 times). Devotion to the Precious Blood helps to recognize that our salvation was costly for Christ. The New and Everlasting Covenant must be mediated through the Blood of One who is absolutely perfect, sinless, and obedient to God the Father – our Lord Jesus Christ.