Bible Study: The Prophets: Messengers of Mercy

St. Stanislaus will begin an evening session of The Prophets: Messengers of God’s Mercy on Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm and a morning session on Monday, October 5 at 9 am. For more information or to register, please click here.

CYO Basketball 2015 Registration Now Open
CYO Basketball registration is now open for all 4 through 12 grade members of Saint Stanislaus Parish. There is a $75 registration fee for the upcoming year. To register for the season go to Registration closes on October 18, 2015, so please register now if you intend to play this year. Please remember, if you want to participate in a CYO sport (grades K to 8), you are required to be enrolled in a Catholic school or to be enrolled in, as of September 2015, and to regularly attend, a Religious Education class. (CYO rules!). All questions can be directed to

GIFT (Growing In Faith Together)
October 13, 7 pm, Lobby Meeting Room
We are pleased to welcome our own parishioner, Dianne Spotts, who will suggest a hands-on approach to the Bible in her talk: “Is Your Bible Too Heavy?” We’ll learn to put a handle on the Word of God – to use it not just for prayer, and reflection, but to allow it to interrupt our daily lives. BYO Bible. All are welcome! Light refreshments follow.

Living Rosary
On Wednesday, October 14, we will pray a Living Rosary in the Church. In order to be seated, please plan to arrive no later than 7 pm; we will begin our prayer promptly at 7:15 pm. Anyone interested in participating, or looking for more information, is invited to call LaVerne Scheetz at 267.577.1833.

Prayer Meeting
Remember the acronym ACTS: Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplications. Frequently, our supplications outweigh the others. At our prayer meeting, we’ll try to balance that by first praising and thanking God , then expressing sorrow for our sins, followed by our heart-felt petitions and supplications and a time of reflection on Sunday’s Gospel. BYOBible and a friend on Tuesday, October 27 at 7 pm in the Parish Center Chapel.

Annual Sisters of St. Francis Raffle
The Sisters of St. Francis will be selling chances after Masses on October 17 & 18. All proceeds will benefit retired Sisters and various sponsored ministries. The Grand Prize is $5,000 plus 6 winners for smaller amounts. The drawing will be November 22, 2015. Only $2 for 1 chance; $5 for 3 chances or $10 for 6 (1 Book). Thank you for your past kindness and God bless you for any help you can give this year.

Catholic Heart Work Camp 2016
Attention all students in grades 8 to 12 interested in attending Catholic Heart Work Camp next summer: Saint Stanislaus will again team with St. Jude to send teens to Dover, DE from June 19 to 24, 2016. CHWC is a youth camp that serves the less fortunate, revitalizes communities, enables teens to engage in their faith in a new way, and have lots of fun too! Interested students and their parents are invited to an Informational meeting on Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm in the Parish Center lobby meeting room. A deposit of $90 that night made payable to Saint Stanislaus CYO holds your spot. Please visit for more details about Catholic Heart Work Camp. For questions about the St. Stanislaus trip, contact Matt Nitchke at 267.664.8745 or

Our Parish Day of Prayer Saturday, October 24, 2015
Please mark your calendars! As we draw to the end of our Parish celebration of the 50th Anniversary of our present church building, we will have a day of prayer in gratitude to our loving and generous God. So please plan to join us in Church, on Saturday, October 24th for:
Morning Prayer at 8:45 am, right after 8 am Mass and Novena
Rosary at Noon
Evening Prayer at 4:30 pm, right before 5:15 pm Mass

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 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 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.