Opportunities are available for parishioners interested in participating in liturgical ministries such as serving as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic, Lector, Usher, Choir Member or Greeter at Mass, Children’s Liturgy of the Word Catechist or Escort, and carrying the Gifts in the Offertory Procession.
Our young people in grades 5 to 8 in St. Stanislaus Parish School or PREP program are invited to serve in this ministry. Contact Father Philip Forlano at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered at the 11 am Mass Sundays September through June. At this Mass, the Celebrant will ask all children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who wish to hear the week’s Readings and an age-appropriate homily to accompany a Children’s Catechist. The catechist, escorts and children will leave the Church and move to the Parish Center for this special program. The children will be brought back to Church after the priest’s homily and rejoin the congregation at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Children’s Liturgy of the Word offers the children a deeper appreciation for the Mass and God’s Word. For further information about this program, please contact Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center.
Choirs and Contemporary Groups
Many musical opportunities exist at St. Stanislaus, and there is always room for more musicians and singers, including cantors. The Adult Choir sings at the 9 am Mass every Sunday from September to Pentecost. Practices are Thursday evenings in the Church choir loft at 7:30 p.m. The Summer Choir sings at the 9 am Mass every Sunday from Pentecost to September. Practices take place at 8:40 am on Sundays, just before Mass, in the choir loft in the Church. The Funeral Choir sings, on request, at funerals held in the Church. The Children’s Choir, open to students in grades K to 8 in St. Stanislaus Parish School or PREP program praise the Lord with their voices at one Mass per month from October to May. The Children’s Choir practices on Thursday evenings from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the choir loft of the Church. The Adult Contemporary Music Group consists of guitars and various other instruments and singers. They play every other Sunday at the 11 am Mass, and at various special liturgies. For more information contact Bill Wilson, Director of Music Ministry, at the Parish Center.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
These men and women assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at the Masses on Sunday, and also bring the Eucharist weekly to the home bound and those in nursing homes. For more information contact Deacon Ray Wellbank and the Parish Center.
Our lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord at Sunday Masses and various liturgical celebrations. For more information contact Deacon Steve Vondercrone at the Parish Center.
Greeters welcome the community at Sunday and Holy Day Masses. Contact Fran Mordell at the Parish Center.
Ushers serve weekly at the Masses by assisting parishioners with the Offertory Collection and the distribution of the Parish Bulletin. Contact Deacon Steve Vondercrone at the Parish Center.