Altar and Rosary Society Installation Dinner

All are welcome to attend this year’s Altar & Rosary Society’s Installation dinner to be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 pm at Bacco’s Italian Restaurant on Rt. 202. Dinner will be served family style, and the cost is $29 per person. For more information, please call Sue Kelly at 215.822.3726. We hope to see you!

T-Shirt Drive for Saint John Hospice
Saint John Hospice in Philadelphia is in need of NEW men’s t-shirts (large, extra-large, and 2XL sizes) as we enter the warm summer months. Please help Parish Social and Youth ministries by supporting this effort. Next weekend ONLY, June 6 & 7, there will be boxes and bins in Church vestibules for your donation of NEW t-shirts. Items will be taken to the Hospice the following week. Thank you for your generosity in helping these men.

Food Cupboard Collection
Our June food collection is coming up on the weekend of June 6 & 7. This time of year our food cupboard is in great need of the following items:
Non-Food Needs: liquid hand soap, adult tooth brushes
Food Needs: juices (low sugar) in bottles & individual packs; canned meat; sugar; honey; granola bars; canned fruit; canned beans – garbanzo or small white; instant potatoes; pasta, except spaghetti; low sugar cold cereals, except Cheerios
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 for your on-going support to the needy in our Lansdale community.
With gratitude, Sister Barbara

Perpetual Adoration is now in its 13th year at Saint Stanislaus. We will acknowledge this milestone on the weekend of June 6 & 7, when faithful adorers will share their Adoration witness at Mass. You will have an opportunity to sign up for an hour of adoration of your choosing in the Church lot after Mass. Please prayerfully consider joining this amazing devotion.

Please make a note of this schedule change for Children’s Liturgy of the Word:
During the summer months, we will not hold Children’s Liturgy during the 11 am Mass. The last program will be June 14. Check future bulletins for the date Children’s Liturgy will resume in September.

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.

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!

RCIA

What is the R.C.I.A.?  More than you thought!
Do you know anybody who is attracted to Catholicism or has been seeking answers to the restlessness in their heart, grappling with the most important questions like, “why am I here?” and “what is the purpose of my life?” Are you a non-Catholic spouse or friend of a Catholic and have ever considered becoming Catholic? Were you baptized or received First Holy Communion but never Confirmed? The R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) addresses the most fundamental questions that arise from the human experience while providing an introduction to the Catholic faith for persons inquiring about or desiring to become Catholic. The course may also serve as instruction and formation in the faith for adult Catholics who lack any of the sacraments. The course is less about doctrine or catechism and more about learning to grow in friendship with Christ through reading of Sacred Scripture, participation in the Mass as a personal encounter with Christ, and a shared journey within the community of the Church.  Sessions take place Wednesday evenings at the Parish Center from 7:30 to 9 pm beginning in September and extending through the Easter season. Questions or inquiries can be directed to Fr. Forlano at 215.855.3133 or at ststanspmf@comcast.net.

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 afriend0317@verizon.net 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.