Saint Stanislaus B&M Roman Catholic Church


On Sunday, June 14, we celebrate Corpus Christi (“Body of Christ”).  On that day, we see the Broadway-Fillmore area bustling with the faithful as they bear public witness of their faith and worship to the Blessed Sacrament.  Pilgrims process through the East Side streets to the beautifully decorated four altars praying and singing in celebration of the Eucharist.  Two prominent East Side churches, St. Stanislaus and Corpus Christi, each held their own procession but, over ten years ago, the two churches joined forces to make this event more meaningful to all participants.

Today with Covid-19, Diocesan, CDC, and government restrictions, this event will look much different.  Social distancing defines the number of participants and the proximity of participants.  Yet, we want to pay tribute to the Body and Blood of Christ and show that it provides us with strength, hope, and unity.

St. Stanislaus Church will broadcast its 12:00 Noon Polish Radio Mass on 101.7 FM. At 1:00 pm, immediately after the Mass, the Church will be open for private prayer to the Blessed Sacrament.  This will be preceded by a procession with the Monstrance by the celebrant inside the church, followed by a private blessing of the neighborhood on the front steps of the church.  It was St. John Paul II who stated, “the love of God and neighbor, the greatest commandment, is expressed in, and the fruit of, Eucharistic worship.”

We pray for those who have lost their lives to Covid-19, for essential workers and their families, for victims of violence and their loved ones, for peace and justice, for those in law enforcement, and for an end to racism.