Charismatic Prayer Group
“Those who run toward the Lord move from beginning to beginning, according to beginnings that never end.” – St. Gregory of Nyssa. Our next meetings: Wednesday June 21 at 1 pm and Tuesday, June 27 at 7 pm in the Parish Center Chapel. Please join us!

Festival Set Up
Festival Set up begins this Saturday, June 24, at 8 am, and will continue Saturdays from 8 am until noon and Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is a huge undertaking, and for June 24 in particular, we are looking for adults and young adults to assist with setting up the steel framework of the garage sale. Any time you can spare between 8 am and noon is greatly appreciated. Bring work gloves. Refreshments provided! For more information, contact Maureen Fillenwarth at 215.855.3133 or ststan@comcast.net.

St. Stanislaus Parish Picnic
Mark your calendars . . . don’t miss out . . . we will be having a parish picnic on Sunday, June 25 at 1 pm. Location: Fischer’s Park, 225 Bustard Road, Lansdale, PA. Bring food for your family and a dessert to share. Live band, two playground areas, picnic pavilion with restrooms, walking trails, and our St. Stanislaus Parish community! Hope to see you there!

Knights of Columbus News
On Sunday June 25, 2017 from 8 am to Noon, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will be hosting a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with the Knights. All proceeds go to the St. Maria Goretti Church Roof Repair fund. $5 per person. All Active Duty First Responders, Military, clergy and children under 5 eat free! Breakfast is held in the Drexel Hall of St. Maria Goretti Church, which is located at 1601 Derstine Road in Hatfield. Look for our signs! Visit www.koc4396.org for more information.

Trinity Dome Collection Envelopes
Our Church pews contain envelopes for the Trinity Dome at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The USCCB has approved a one time collection to help complete the last planned aspect of the Cathedral, the mural of the Trinity on the interior of the dome. We will not take up a separate collection. If you would like to contribute to this project, please place your donation in one of these envelopes and return it to the Parish Center, or drop it in the regular Sunday Offering basket, by June 30. Thank you for your generosity. Learn more about the project at www.trinitydome.org.

Food Cupboard
Our July collection will be on the weekend of July 1 & 2. And at this time, our food cupboard is in great need of the following items:
Food Needs: coffee, sugar, granola bars, instant potatoes
Non-Food Needs: toilet tissue, paper towels, adult toothbrushes, toothpaste
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 and keep you safe this summer!
-With gratitude, Sister Barbara

Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4
Mass at 9 am in the Main Church. This is the only Mass of the day. Parish Offices will be closed.

Rosary Service
The next Altar & Rosary Society Rosary service is Monday, July 12 at Elm Terrace at 2 pm. All are welcome!

Summer Choir
Summer Choir has begun at the 9 am Mass. If anyone would like to sing with the choir, just come up to the choir loft at 8:40 am on any Sunday. If you have been thinking about joining the choir, why not give the Summer Choir a try? Families are welcome to come and sing with the choir. We are always in need of new members! For more information speak with Mary Gaus 9 am Mass any Sunday.

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!

Prayer-Shawl Program
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 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.