2nd Sunday of OT BLH

“We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ, who brings us truth and grace.”
John 1:41


The Readings for Sunday, January 14 are: 1 Sm 3:3-19; 1 Cor 6:13-20; Jn 1:35-42


A Special Message from the Most Reverend  Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Fulfilling the Church’s mission of mercy and the Gospel call to love others as we love God, The Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection funds six Catholic agencies that work for the benefit of our brothers and sisters around the world.  In providing humanitarian aid, resettling displaced individuals and families, and advocating on behalf of victims of atrocities such as human trafficking, the organizations supported by the CRS Collection act from their belief that every individual is an equal heir of Christ’s love and care.

The annual Catholic Relief Services Collection challenges American Catholics to put forth their faith into action and to see “Jesus in disguise” in the faces of the poor, and to support ongoing efforts to respond to their needs. The funds collected support vital Catholic programs that share in the Catholic mission of promoting the sacredness of human life.  A small amount from the collection is retained but the Archdiocese to help  cover local efforts to promote the collection.

The collection will be taken up in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia the weekend of January 20 and 21, 2018.  The American Catholic community, and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in particular, have    always responded very generously to this annual collection.

I am grateful to you for your compassionate response.  May you be blessed for your faithfulness to living in the Gospel and recognizing Jesus in those in need.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+ Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.

Archbishop of Philadelphia

 


EVENT:  Marriage Dinner and Date Night 

Sponsored by the Evangelization Committee of St. Stanislaus Parish.  Facilitated by Father Michael Mullan, Parochial Vicar at St. Agnes Parish, West Chester, Pennsylvania

 

Come celebrate your marriage with a catered dinner followed by a spiritually enriching talk led by Fr. Michael Mullan, Parochial Vicar from St. Agnes Church in West Chester!   This event will be fun & inspiring, sure to be a blessing for your marriage!  Make it an early Valentine for your valentine!  

Friday, February 9, 2018, 6 pm – 9 pm

Mater Dei Catholic School Gym

Click HERE to Register by Jan 24th

Cost:  $35.00 per couple / Dinner is B.Y.O.B.

Questions? Email: chiggins290@gmail.com or call (215) 939-6732 Payment can be mailed to the St. Stanislaus Parish Center: 51 Lansdale Ave, Lansdale PA 19446 OR drop off a check made payable to St. Stanislaus. Payment must be received to confirm registration.

Biography:  Rev. Michael G. Mullan was ordained in 2007 as a Legionary of Christ, where he spent most of his 14 years of training in Europe, receiving degrees in Philosophy & Theology. From 2007-2013, he served as director of the Faith and Family Centre in Dublin, Ireland where he gave retreats and led pilgrimages.

In 2014, he began discerning a diocesan vocation to come into the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. At that time, he was reassigned here to St. Stanislaus parish, his first parish assignment in America! Fr. Michael served at St. Stanislaus Parish from 2014 to June 2016.  He now serves as Parochial Vicar at St. Agnes Parish located in West Chester. He continues offering Retreats throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

 


 

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FORMED is a revolutionary website that gives St. Stanislaus parishioners unlimited access to video-based study programs, audio talks, eBooks, Feature films, and documentaries wherever they are.  There is a wealth of content in English and Spanish to everyone, even non-registered families.  Watch the FORMED preview by clicking the formed banner above . . . 

How to access FORMED:

It’s easy! Log into Formed.org and access all the faith-building resources available there. You will need to set up an account (click on “My Account” in the upper right) and enter the Parish Code the first time you use the site. Our parish code is: ZR6M2C.  After you’ve set up an account with your own individual password, you will not need the parish code any

FORMED: Don’t leave home without it!

Great audio talks for every age and interest – even audio books – all through our parish FORMED subscription. The suggestions below are perfect for family vacation. Listen on your phone or tablet while traveling, on the beach or by the pool. Register today: Go to formed.org, click on “Register.” First time users should  enter our parish code ZR6M2C. You’ll be asked to enter a user name for yourself and create a password. In the future, just log in with your user name & password. It’s easy!

A “Content List” is at the bottom of the Home Page.


Pope Francis’ Prayer Intention for December, 2017: The Elderly

For December 2017, we join the Holy Father in praying for:

  • The Elderly – That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

(If the video fails to appear in the window above, it can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bASXuaq6yug

This video of Pope Francis is published by the Pope’s World Network of Prayer, and  is made available in 10 languages ​​across all social media: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Each month, Pope Francis invites the faithful to pray for the intention he entrusts to the Church. Starting in 2017 the Pope will present only one prepared prayer intention per month, rather than the two presented before this year. He plans, however, to add a second prayer intention each month related to current events or urgent needs, like disaster relief. The urgent prayer request will help mobilize prayer and action related to the urgent situation.