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Charismatic Prayer Group

This group meets at 7 pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month, September through July in the Parish Center Chapel. We gather to praise the Lord, using the gifts He’s given us. We sing, praise and pray for the Church, our nation, and our own needs. Frequently after our meetings we will pray over individuals requesting that. BYOBible and a friend. Our next meeting is April 28, 2015.

The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist

All are welcome to this morning reflection on Saturday, April 25, in the Parish Center lobby meeting room beginning after the 8 am Mass. Discover the treasure we have in the Eucharist! So many things can remain “mysterious” about this Sacrament even for Catholics. But this book by Vinny Flynn (The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist) really helps to re-kindle a “Eucharistic Amazement”. It helps bring the Mass alive too! Fr. Michael Mullan will share a summary of the book as well as his own experiences on the Eucharist.
Format: 8:45-9 am: Light refreshments in the Parish Center lobby meeting room; 9-10 am: Reflection in lobby meeting room with PowerPoint presentation; 10-11 am: Break and small-group discussions; 11-11:30 am: Meditation in the Main Church; 11:30 am -12 pm: Adoration with Benediction.

May G.I.F.T. Program

MAY 4, 7:30 pm, Parish Center Lobby Meeting Room
We are most pleased to welcome Catholic artist Mr. Neilson Carlin who will speak to us on Sacred Art. Mr. Carlin has devoted his talents and career to serving the Church, specializing in commissioned sacred and devotional art. Most recently, he is credited with painting the Icon image of the Holy Family for the World Meeting of Families this September.

DVD Class: Catholic Identity: Celebrate the Difference
This program explores our Catholic understanding of the Human Person, God and the Church via a series of DVD’s and small group discussion and incorporates the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. All are invited. Teachers and catechists can get religion credits for attending. This will be a 3-session program on May 11, 18 & 26. There are 2 options: 4-6:30 pm OR 6:30-9 pm. Fr. Chris Walsh is the presenter on the DVD (Leona Russell to facilitate). Advance registration is required. The cost is $25. To register, go to: http://archphila.org/catechetical/DVD/catholicidentity.htm.

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.

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.

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 reading materials available in the library.