Parish Center Summer Hours
The Summer Hours schedule begins Monday, June 17, and is as follows: Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm; Friday: 9 am to 4:30 pm (closed for lunch from Noon to 1 pm and dinner from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm); Saturday, 9 am to Noon and Sunday, 8:30 am to 1 pm.
33 Days to Holiness
Want to grow in holiness, but too busy? Want to transform your work, your marriage, your family, and your life, but don’t have time? Looking for the quickest, surest, and easiest way to holiness, but don’t know where to begin? In our hectic day and time, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Join us on June 18, as we begin a 33-day preparation for Marian Consecration. For six weeks, we’ll individually read about and reflect on four great Marian giants: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa, and Blessed John Paul II. They’ll teach us the secrets to drawing closer to the Heart of Jesus through the Heart of Mary. In our weekly meetings, Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 am in the Parish Center, we’ll share our insights within our small group and then watch a 30-minute video. The video by popular author and speaker, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, brings our individual reflections and group experience into a clear and liveable focus. If you are looking for a simple way to be spiritually renewed, develop a deeper relationship with Our Merciful Savior, and grow in holiness, attend 33 Days to Morning Glory. For contact information, please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center.
Charismatic Prayer Meeting
“I have waited for the Lord, and he stooped toward me and heard my cry.” (Ps 40:2)
Whether waiting, crying, praising, or singing, be certain the Lord listens. Come join a small group that meets again on June 25 in the Parish Center Chapel at 7 pm.
Music Ministry News
St. Stanislaus is in need of cantors to sing at Sunday and daily Masses. One on one help is available for training. High school students and young adults are especially welcome! If you can commit to one Sunday or more a month, please call the Parish Center at 215.855.3133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Leave your name and phone number and a member of the music ministry will contact you.
Calling all ages and all voices! Our Summer Choir will begin singing June 2 and will continue through the months of July and August. All are invited to sing at the 9 am Sunday Mass. No rehearsal except 20 minutes before Mass in the Choir loft. Families are welcome!
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.
Calling All Gardeners!
The Garden Group now meets, weather permitting, on Wednesdays after the 8 am Mass. Please consider joining us in beautifying the Church grounds. Experience not required! Our small group is always in need of new gardeners. For more information please call
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 to the Parish Reading Room book list.
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.
Help with Promoting Stewardship at St. Stanislaus
The St. Stanislaus Stewardship Committee is in need of additional members to achieve their Mission of “helping the faith community of St. Stanislaus Parish share their God-given gifts of time, talent and treasure and provide the ways and means of becoming true disciples of Christ.” Some projects in which the Committee has been involved are: “Make a Difference Day”, Lenten & Advent enrichment opportunities, Greeters for Christmas and Easter Masses and ministry presence at Hospitality Sundays. The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Parish Center. If you are interested, please contact Pam Mohl at 215.855.3133 or email@example.com
Landings: If any of your family members or friends have left the practice of their Catholic faith, suggest they check out www.catholicscomehome.org. It’s a painless way to evangelize – and an effective way for those who have left the Church to rethink their decision. St. Stanislaus has a “Landings” program for those who want to investigate returning. Please call 215.855.3133 to learn about sessions that are held in the comfortable non-threatening setting of parishioners’ homes.