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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

parishoffice@polishchurchstlouis.org

Archdiocese of St. Louis

archstl.org

ST. AGATHA

Polish Roman Catholic Parish

 

3239 South 9th Street (at Utah)

St. Louis, MO 63118-2629

Telephone: (314) 772-1603

Fax: (314) 772-3979

 

www.polishchurchstlouis.org

parishoffice@polishchurchstlouis.org

 

Parish Office Hours

Mondays and Tuesdays

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

Rev. Stan Poszwa, S.Chr.

Pastor

HOLY MASS

SUNDAY

8:00 a.m. (EN)

10:00 a.m. (PL)

 

SATURDAY

4:30 p.m. (EN)

WEEKDAYS

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

7 p.m. Fri (PL)

HOLY DAYS DURING WEEK

8:00 a.m. (EN)

7:00 p.m. (PL)

 

CONFESSIONS

SUNDAY

7:30 a.m. (EN)

9:30 a.m. (PL)

 

SATURDAY

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.

EUCHARISTIC REVIVAL

A three-year “National Eucharistic Revival” sponsored by Catholic Conference of America Bishops began in June 2022. The answer to all the problems in the Church and the world is to be found with Jesus if we will go to Him with humble faith, in union with His Blessed Mother, Mary. Any true Eucharistic revival must include a renewed appreciation for the Holy Mass. Often participation, for some daily Mass, and faithful participation in the liturgy every Sunday is for us a source spiritual strength. Let us take this opportunity to receive the Most Holy Eucharist with the right disposition, in a state of grace, with the reverence due to eternal God Who gives Himself to us under the form of bread for our salvation and the entire world.

 

OCTOBER FINALE OF THE JUBILEE YEAR

The closing ceremony for the Jubilee Year of St. Agatha’s 150th Anniversary, with the rededication of the Grotto will be in October. The Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes was first dedicated in 1946 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of St. Agatha’s Church. The statue was

provided by the Kaletta Statuary Company in St. Louis.  The statue is in the process of being refreshed. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming ceremony, the Marian procession, the rededication of the Grotto and the unveiling of the memorial plaque.

 

OCTOBER IS HOLY ROSARY MONTH

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. When we pray the Rosary, it is a contemplative immersion in the lives of Jesus and Mary, and a powerful weapon in the spiritual warfare every Christian faces in some way. Carry a Rosary with you always and know that you will have an intercessor to stand beside you at the Throne of God!

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16 – PAPAL SUNDAY AND PATRONAL

FEAST DAY OF ST. JOHN PAUL II POLISH SATURDAY SCHOOL.

On Sunday Oct. 16th, Poland’s Roman Catholics will be observing 22nd Papal Day, an annual celebration that focuses on remembering and exploring the teachings of John Paul II, who was declared a saint less than a decade after his death. This year’s Papal Day is being observed

with the theme Splendor of Truth (Veritatis Splendor). Papal Day is celebrated every year on the Sunday preceding the date Cardinal Wojtyła was elected to the papacy. John Paul II. He served as pope from October 16, 1978 until his death on April 2, 2005. He was the third longest-serving pontiff in history and was declared a saint in 2014.

 

OCTOBER - POLISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

The month of October is Polish American Heritage Month, a National Celebration of Polish History, Culture and Faith & Tradition, which is celebrated by Polish American Communities throughout the United States.  It was first celebrated in 1981 in Philadelphia.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23 - WORLD MISSION SUNDAY 2022

In 1926, Pope Pius XI instituted Mission Sunday for the whole Church, with the first worldwide Mission Sunday collection taking place in October, 1927. That day is celebrated in all the local Churches as the feast of catholicity and universal solidarity. We celebrate in order that all Christians, world-wide, will recognize their common responsibility with regard to the evangelization of the world.