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 February 24, 2015.
Grow Your Faith at St. Stanislaus
Still Time to Sign-up!
There is still time to join in with other parishioners for a Great Adventure bible study called Psalms: The School of Prayer on either Monday mornings (from 9 to 10:30 am) or Monday evenings (from 7 to 8:30 pm). So far the group is only one week into the text (an introduction only)!
Did you know the Psalms is the most often quoted book in the New Testament? Or that King David – contrary to tradition – did not write all 150 psalms? Jesus Himself used the psalms frequently – not just in prayer, but to explain things about Himself and His teaching.
Come explore and learn more about this rich biblical resource for private prayer, orient your heart to God and direct your inmost thoughts to Him. The cost to participants in the study for the workbook and study guide is $20; the remainder will be picked up by the parish. This is a great Lenten and pre-Lenten exercise to draw closer to prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during this season.
GIFT (Growing In Faith Together)
February 10, 7:30 pm in the Lobby
We are pleased to welcome Rev. Msgr. Paul DiGirolamo, J.C.D., Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocesan Tribunal, who will speak to us on Church Annulments. While the presentation is intended for divorced persons, it is open to anyone seeking sound, clear information on the annulment process. Join us for a unique opportunity to further explore this particular dimension of our faith in Christ. Light refreshments will follow.
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 email@example.com.
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.