We Remember Mass 2017
St. Stanislaus Church’s tradition of remembering the souls of those in our parish who passed away between September 2016 and September 2017, will again be remembered at our Eucharistic Liturgy on Thursday, November 2 at 7 pm. Families of those whose funerals were at St. Stanislaus have received invitations to his Liturgy. All are welcome to join family and friends of these deceased for this special Mass. Fellowship in the Parish Center follows the Liturgy. For more information, contact Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133, or ststanslm@gmail.com.

Forty Hours Devotion and Parish Mission
November 12, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Our Schedule:
November 12: Opening after 1 pm Spanish Mass then Evening Prayer at 7 pm
November 13: Evening Prayer at 7 pm
November 14: Closing Mass at 7 pm
November 15: Mission Talk at 7 pm, with opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
November 16: Mission Talk at 7 pm; Free Will offering taken for the Franciscan Friars
About a Parish Mission:
Every parish deserves and needs a parish mission once in a while. The renewal, enthusiasm and shot in the arm from this type of event invigorates even the best of communities. Religious make a yearly retreat to get away from normal parish activity to renovate spiritual, pastoral and human lives. There is no way that over 60 million Catholics could get away to a retreat house during a 3-to-5-year time frame. The parish mission is what renews our faith, commitment and attachment to the Body of Christ present in our community. Let’s face it. All machines, whether they be cars, television sets or computers, sooner or later need a checkup or to see a mechanic for a tune up. People are no different. To get someone out of a rut or comfort zone, you need to program something special and out of the ordinary.
A parish mission is a time of grace, a time for repentance, for change, for becoming a renewed person. What makes a parish mission successful, unlike all other spiritual exercises, is its extraordinary preaching that is different from the best of Sunday homilies or other instructional courses. By its very nature, a parish mission has in its DNA a conversion mode. Redemptorists define it this way: “The mission is a preaching event. God’s Word is proclaimed through the Bible and Catholic doctrine. It is also proclaimed through the life, learning and personal experience of the preacher.”
A parish mission touches the very core of a Christian’s being, moves his or her heart either to recall (or learn for the first time) how passionate God’s love is for each one of His sons and daughters, and how far a person can stray from this covenant. It is used to strengthen those who will reach the ones who step no more inside a church. It helps everyone to realize that their choice of remaining faithful to Christ has not been in vain, that they are on the right course, and that they can touch those who have lost their way.

Charismatic Prayer Meetings
Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good, His love is everlasting…My strength and my courage is the Lord. – Psalm 118. Prayer Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 1 pm and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 pm from September through June in the Parish Center Chapel. 

Prayer-Shawl Program
Divine Mercy Cenacle
Do you knit, crochet or sew? Do you pray? Are you looking for a ‘work of mercy’….a way to share with others your love, prayers and mercy? The Divine Mercy Cenacle’s work of mercy is praying for the sick and dying. The Cenacle is starting a ‘prayer shawl’ program where we would provide a shawl, small blanket or scarf to someone who is sick, dying or just struggling with life. The idea is to pray while you knit, crochet or sew – sharing your prayers with the person receiving the item. Our Lord said to St. Faustina, “Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties (insistent prayers) obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer” (Diary 1777). If you are interested in helping with this work of mercy contact Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center.

Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Sick and Dying

“At the hour of their death, I defend as My own glory every soul that will say this chaplet; or when others say it for a dying person, the pardon is the same. When this chaplet is said by the bedside of a dying person, God’s anger is placated, unfathomable mercy envelops the soul, and the very depths of My tender mercy are moved for the sake of the sorrowful Passion of My Son.” (Diary of St. Faustina #811)
If you would like members of the Saint Stanislaus Divine Mercy Cenacle to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet for a loved one who is sick or dying please contact Pat Shovlin at 215.896.0871 or Eileen McKeron at 215.527.0269. Members of the Cenacle are available to come and pray the Chaplet at the bedside of your loved one.

Forty Hours Devotion
The Forty Hours Devotion is the solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament extending over three days in honor of the forty hours the body of Christ is believed to have rested in the tomb. St. John Neumann, fourth bishop of Philadelphia, was the first to hold the devotion in America. At St. Stanislaus Parish, Forty Hours Devotion usually takes place around the feast day of our patron, St. Stanislaus Kostka, November 13. Forty Hours Devotion takes place in the Main Church and the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is closed for that period of time.

Legion of Mary
This is an international organization for the sanctification of its members by prayer and cooperation in the work of the Church. The Legion of Mary meets on Thursday afternoons at 1:45 pm in the Parish Center.

Miraculous Medal Novena
Perpetual Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal every Saturday after the 8 am Mass in the Church. The Miraculous Medal was manifested to Saint Catherine Laboure in Paris, France, in the year 1830. Saint Catherine’s description of the apparition of Our Lady makes it clear that the medal originated with the Mother of God herself.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration takes place in the St. Katharine Drexel Adoration Chapel. For more information please see the separate tab “Perpetual Adoration” under the Devotions heading.

Prayer Line
The prayer needs of our parishioners are shared with this group, who communicate via an email and phone chain to pray daily for the intentions specifically requested. To place someone on the prayer line, please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133.

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayed after the 8 am daily Mass Monday through Saturday.