Perpetual Adoration Sign-Ups

Please stop by the table set up in the Church lot after Masses next weekend to learn about the tremendous gift of Perpetual Adoration here at Saint Stanislaus Parish, and to see how you can help fill an open hour of prayer in our Saint Katharine Drexel Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel.

Charismatic Mass
“My strength and my courage is the Lord, and he has been my savior.” Isaiah 12:2. We will meet again to praise and thank our God on October 28 for a CHARISMATIC MASS, celebrated by Monsignor Tracy, at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center Chapel.

Saturday, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints. This year, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. Regular daily Mass will be celebrated at 8 am in the Church. While All Saints Day is normally a Holy Day of Obligation, when it falls on a Saturday or Monday, that obligation is abrogated (temporarily waived) in the United States and some other countries.

We Remember Mass
Saint Stanislaus Parish’s long tradition of remembering the souls of those whose funerals were celebrated in our Church will once again be the focus of our community’s prayer at the We Remember Eucharistic Liturgy, celebrated on Tuesday, November 4, at 7 pm. Family and friends of the deceased are invited to join us for the Mass and reception following. Please call Fran Mordell at the Parish Center at 215.855.3133 or e-mail ststansfm@comcast.com to attend this special Mass and reception. 

Saint Stanislaus Parish Forty Hours Devotions
November 9 through November 11
Evening Prayer November 9 and 10 at 7 pm
Closing Mass November 11 at 7 pm
Homilist: Father Stephen Paolino

Play Group

Come and Play! Saint Stanislaus Playgroup welcomes infants, children and their parents and grandparents to play and do fun activities together. Little People Playgroup meets on most Wednesday mornings from 9:45 to 11:30 am in the Parish Center.  To receive more information or to sign up, please contact Claire Snell at 215.896.7320 or csnell20@yahoo.com.

Adult Choir
The Adult Choir, which sings at the 9 am Mass each Sunday, rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Church choir loft. New members are always welcome! All voices needed! If you have any questions, please contact Bill Wilson at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133.

RCIA

What is the R.C.I.A.?  More than you thought!
Do you know anybody who is attracted to Catholicism or has been seeking answers to the restlessness in their heart, grappling with the most important questions like, “why am I here?” and “what is the purpose of my life?” Are you a non-Catholic spouse or friend of a Catholic and have ever considered becoming Catholic? Were you baptized or received First Holy Communion but never Confirmed? The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) addresses the most fundamental questions that arise from the human experience while providing an introduction to the Catholic faith for persons inquiring about or desiring to become Catholic. The course may also serve as instruction and formation in the faith for adult Catholics who lack any of the sacraments. The course is less about doctrine or catechism and more about learning to grow in friendship with Christ through reading of Sacred Scripture, participation in the Mass as a personal encounter with Christ, and a shared journey within the community of the Church.  Sessions take place Wednesday evenings at the Parish Center from 7:30 to 9 pm beginning in September and extending through the Easter season. Questions or inquiries can be directed to Fr. Forlano at 215.855.3133 or at ststanspmf@comcast.net.

Sign Up for Offertory Gift Bearers

Would you like to participate in the celebration of Mass in a more active way? You are invited to participate in the privilege of serving as Offertory Gift Bearers at the Saturday Vigil or Sunday Masses. This could be an opportunity for you to mark a special event or anniversary while participating in Mass in a deeper way. Sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BAEAD2DAA8-offertory. This link is also on our parish website. Please select an available day and time slot that is convenient for you. You may also contact Kelly Eckert at 215.631.9969 to sign up.

Parish Reading Room
The Reading Room is located on the chapel level just outside the chapel, above the Katharine Drexel Chapel. There is a wide selection of materials – books, videos and DVD’s. Topics include Spirituality, Prayer, Scripture, Women’s Topics, biographies, children’s and many more. The Reading Room will be open after daily and Sunday Mass only. Come on Sunday after Mass and take home some Catholic reading or viewing material to make this Lent a more spiritual time. Click here for a listing of Parish Reading Room materials.

The St. Stanislaus Parish Legion of Mary invites you to host in your home for a week or two the statues of the Pilgrim Virgin or Sacred Heart. The Legion of Mary Group will bring one of the statues to your house and have a short installation prayer service with you and your family. Some parishioners who have hosted the Pilgrim Virgin or Sacred Heart statues in their homes have reported experiencing peace and other blessings. If interested, please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133, for contact information.