Mission Summer Appeal Weekend
Help support missionaries who “go…and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19) next weekend, July 26 & 27!
Missionaries throughout the world continue to bring the Gospel to the World. They need your prayers and support. Donations collected will directly support the Yarumal Missionaries. Learn about their essential Mission work for the Church. Please note: We will take up a special second collection at Masses on the weekend of August 2 & 3 for this Appeal. You may also donate by using the white Missionary Cooperation Plan envelope included in the August envelope mailing, placing it in the second collection August 2 & 3 or the regular Sunday offering basket on the weekend of August 9 & 10.

Festival Sign Ups
It takes a lot of volunteers to have a great Festival! There are many opportunities to staff a game or food booth. Pick your favorite one! Whatever time you can give is appreciated! Festival is always a fun time and we need YOU to make this one the best yet! Questions? Please contact Linda Volpe at 215.361.7650 or at stansfest12@gmail.com. Stop by our table after Masses next weekend to sign up!

Children’s Liturgy Schedule Change

During the summer months, we will not hold Children’s Liturgy during the 11 am Mass. Children’s Liturgy will resume on September 14, 2014 at the 11 am Mass.

 Calling all Gardeners

The Garden Group now meets on Wednesdays after the 8 am Mass and play in the dirt for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Please consider joining us in beautifying the Church grounds. There is no need to be an experienced gardener and no age limit. Our group is very small and always in need of new gardeners. For more information please call the Parish Center.

 RCIA

 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.

R.C.I.A. “Team Members” wanted! The model that Jesus gave us for passing on the faith – our relationship with Him – is not through the Catechism and a set of moral norms, but by “sharing life” with others. Jesus didn’t say, ““read this” or “learn this” but “Come and see” and “follow me” (John 1: 39, 43). The disciples came to discover the meaning of their lives and that Jesus was the Savior through the experience of their friendship with Him and by staying with Him even when they didn’t understand what Jesus was saying. Jesus continues to attract and form disciples through this same method today through His mystical body, the Church. What is needed are not teachers but witnesses – people who demonstrate by their “way” of life that their relationship with Christ is what gives life, all of life, “life” – fullness, meaning, purpose, and direction. If you are interested in journeying with those who have become awakened by an encounter with Christ or are seeking a way, for yourself, to be renewed in your own relationship with the Lord and to see Him alive in the Church, please consider joining the R.C.I.A. “Team”. Please contact Fr. Forlano at 215-855-3133 or at ststanspmf@comcast.net for more information.

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.