For a full listing of Advent happenings at Saint Stanislaus, Please click on the Advent article under the News tab.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the patronal feast of the United States of America, is always a Holy Day of Obligation. There will be a Vigil Mass at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 7. Holy Day Masses on Thursday, December 8 are 6:30 am, 9 am (Mater Dei students in attendance) and 12:05 pm in English and 7 pm in Spanish.

St. Stanislaus Parish “GIFT” Program
Growing In Faith Together
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
7 pm in the Parish Center Lobby Meeting Room
Speaker – David Elbardissi
Topic – Saint Mary and Saint Kyrillos Coptic Orthodox Church
A new church building for the Coptic Orthodox Church is being built on Unionville Pike in Hatfield Township in our community. Coptic means “Egyptian Christian.” In this presentation we will learn about the history of the Coptic Orthodox Church, which has suffered many persecutions recently in the Middle East. Many Copts have immigrated to America from Egypt due to such religious persecutions and financial hardships. Please come to learn more about our Egyptian Christian neighbors, their faith, and their Church programs, as they become an integrated part of our local community. There is no cost to attend, and registration is not required. Please join us!

Mass Schedule for Christmas 2016
Christmas Eve: 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm in English; 10 pm in Spanish ~ Christmas Day: 9 am and 11 am

March for Life
The March for Life will be on Friday, January 27, 2017. The Respect Life group is sponsoring one 55 passenger bus for the day. The cost is only $15 per person due to the generous donations received over the past couple of years. This cost includes bus, metro ticket and dinner. Our group will be attending the 10 am Philadelphia Archdiocese Mass. Departure time is 5:45 am from the Church parking lot and arrival home is approximately 10 pm. If you are interested in attending but are unable to walk the march route, Sr. Barbara will again be directing a retreat at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Payment may be dropped off at the Parish Center. To sign up, please call or stop by 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 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.