Calling all Gardeners!
The Garden Group now meets on Wednesdays after the 8 am Mass. Please consider joining us in beautifying the Church grounds. No experience required, and no age limit. New gardeners always needed!
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)
Parish Movie Night ~ The 13th Day ~ The True Story of Fatima
Date: Friday, May 19th
Place: St. Stanislaus Parish Center Lobby Meeting Room
Time: 7 pm
Did you know May 13, 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal?
“Fatima The 13th Day” dramatizes the story of three young children who experienced six apparitions of Our Lady from May 13 until October 13, 1917, which culminated in the final prophesied Miracle of the Sun.
Come and see the incredible faith of these three young children, who were chosen by God, to offer an urgent message of hope to a world torn apart by persecution, war and oppression. Their resolve to remain true to their testimony concerning the apparitions and messages from Our Lady even in the face of interrogation, imprisonment and the threat of death, would inspire thousands.
Please come relax, enjoy a great movie and fellowship. All are welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Pope Benedict XVI has said, “Learn the message of Fatima! Live the message of Fatima!
Spread the message of Fatima!”
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.
Sign Up for Offertory Gift Bearers
Would you like to participate in the celebration of Mass in a more active way? You are invited to participate in the privilege of serving as Offertory Gift Bearers at the Saturday Vigil, Sunday and Holy Day Masses. This could be an opportunity for you to mark a special event or anniversary while participating in Mass in a deeper way. Sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4BAEAD2DAA8-offertory. This link is also on our parish website. Please select an available day and time slot that is convenient for you. You may also contact Alexa Friend at email@example.com or 267.664.1215 to sign up.
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 Parish Reading Room materials.
The St. Stanislaus Parish Legion of Mary invites you to host in your home for a week or two the statues of the Pilgrim Virgin or Sacred Heart. The Legion of Mary Group will bring one of the statues to your house and have a short installation prayer service with you and your family. Some parishioners who have hosted the Pilgrim Virgin or Sacred Heart statues in their homes have reported experiencing peace and other blessings. If interested, please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133, for contact information.