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 Wednesday April 19 at 1 pm Tuesday April 25 at 7 pm in the Parish Center Chapel. Hope to see you then, when we can echo the Psalmist’s words together.
Divine Mercy Sunday Holy Hour
“My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.” -(Diary of St. Faustina #699)
You are invited to join St. Stanislaus Parish on April 23, Divine Mercy Sunday, for an extraordinary celebration of thanksgiving for the graces received on this great feast day. The Holy Hour will begin at 3 pm in St. Stanislaus Parish Church. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and time for silent prayer and thanksgiving.
“I want to grant complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My mercy.” (Diary #1109)
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.
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 Karen Smith 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.