The Bereavement Ministry of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer and St. Stanislaus parishes offers monthly support meetings to help guide you and prayerfully support you as you heal, at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer from 10 am to 11:30 am, and at St. Stanislaus from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome, Catholic and non-Catholic. No fee or registration required. Upcoming topics:
February 11: Surviving Stress and Loneliness
March 10: Feelings of Denial, Bargaining, and Guilt
April 14: Feelings of Anger and Depression
May 12: Connecting with God through Grief
June 9: Helping Children Cope with Grief
July 14: The Value of Memories
If you are unable to attend the group, but are in need of support, our ministry can also offer one-to-one, compassionate listening. For contact information, please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Saint Stanislaus Parish Center.
Apostolate to the Deaf, De Sales Society
There is Mass in sign language on the third Sunday of the month at 11:45 a.m. in the Parish Center Chapel, and an interpreter at the 9 am Mass on the first, second and fourth Sundays of the month at Saint Stanislaus Church. Our Sunday Mass is interpreted thanks to our parish volunteers.
Food donations are collected at Sunday Mass and distributed once a month. For more information, or assistance, or if you can help, please call Sr. Barbara McGahan at the Parish Center or the Social Ministry Office at 215.368.1670.
The Garden Group meets every Wednesday morning, weather permitting, at 8:45 am from Easter through Halloween to tend the grounds around the Church. (Flowers only; no lawn care.) The Garden Group has won several awards from both the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and area gardening associations. Our goal is to make the Church grounds beautiful and to attract people in our community to St. Stanislaus Church.
This group meets at 7 pm in the Parish Center kitchen on the first and third Tuesday of each month, all year.
This committee prepares and packages meals for those who are homebound, recently hospitalized or just need a hot, hearty meal. You contribute your portion by cooking an entree or side dish of your choice, or purchasing a food item. The volunteer commitment is 1 to 2 hours per month.
Respect Life Committee
To proclaim the Pr0-Life message of the Catholic Church, giving witness to the Gospel of Life in word and deed. In the words of Pope John Paul II, “Today…the Church must, with clarity and patience, strongly uphold the Right to Life of everyone, especially of those not yet born, who therefore need special protection.” This committee promotes programs on all life issues, abortion, euthanasia, death penalty and AIDS. Its members promote the annual Respect Life Sunday and the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8 pm in the Parish Center.