Food Cupboard Collection
Our March Collection will be on the weekend of March 4 & 5. And at this time, our food cupboard is in great need of the following items:
Food Needs: sugar, honey, crushed tomatoes, individual 100% juices, mayo, pancake syrup, non-grape jams and jellies, crackers
Non-Food Needs: adult tooth brushes, facial tissues, medium dish detergent
Because we still get the following, please remember that we are unable to use the following:
Baby items – Catholic Social Services in Norristown can really use them!
Outdated or opened food items – we cannot give these out and we must then dispose of it & the local bird sanctuary no longer takes them!
Over-sized products or packages – we find they are not taken and remain on our shelves;
Any sugared items where healthier substitutes are available: juices, jams, cereals, snacks, etc.;
Prepared rice – people seem to prefer plain rice as the prepared rice boxes remain on our shelves
Thank you for all that you do, as the Food Cupboard would not exist without your dedicated support and wonderful generosity! May God bless you and your families, now and always.
-With gratitude, Sister Barbara

The Bereavement Ministry of MMR and St. Stanislaus
The death of someone important to you—whether it is a spouse, a parent, a sibling, a friend, or a child—is a difficult and highly emotional experience. Your grief journey can be overwhelming or even confusing at times. The Bereavement Ministry of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, in conjunction with St. Stanislaus Parish, is here to help you, guide you, and prayerfully support you as you heal.
On the second Thursday of each month*, there is a general support group meeting offered at the two parishes. There is a morning session offered at MMR from 10 to 11:30 am, and an evening session offered at St. Stanislaus from 7 to 8:30 pm. These sessions are structured with a particular topic presented by trained facilitators, followed by group sharing and discussion. Bereaved adults are welcome to attend any or all meetings.
The next few topics and dates are listed below.
March 9, 2017: Feelings of Denial, Bargaining, and Guilt
*April 20, 2017: Feelings of Anger and Depression                                                                                                                                        May 11: Connecting with God through Grief

*some months will move forward to 3rd Thursday due to scheduling conflicts
These groups are offered to all, parishioners and non-parishioners, Catholic and non-Catholic, with no fee and with no pre-registration necessary. 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 call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center.

Clothing Drive
St. Stanislaus Parish will be hosting a clothing drive to benefit The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Saturday, March 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be using the services of GreenDrop to support their clothing drive. Look for the GreenDrop truck in the parish parking lot where an attendant will be available to assist you with your donations. Please place your donations of usable men’s, women’s and children’s clothing in plastic bags or boxes. Household items such as: kitchenware, games/toys, small appliances under 50 pounds, electronics, sporting goods, books, CDs & videos are also accepted. Unfortunately, furniture, large appliances, TVs or computer monitors cannot be accepted. For a full list of acceptable items visit www.gogreendrop.com.

Blood Drive
It’s time again for another of our parish Blood Drives for the American Red Cross. The date for this caring response to such a great need is: Monday, March 27th from 1 pm to 6 pm in our Parish Center. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or sign up online at: www.pleasegiveblood.org. The American Red Cross is so grateful for the wonderful responses we usually receive for our Blood Drives. So, let’s really come out and support their efforts to keep us all safe.