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GIFT (Growing In Faith Together)
September 8 at 7 pm, Lobby Meeting Room
We are pleased begin our new GIFT season by welcoming our own parishioner, Frank Carney, who will share the spiritually-powerful story of St. Padre Pio in his presentation, “50 years of Angels and Roses”. Frank has been actively involved in the National Centre for Padre Pio in Barto, PA for many years. With the feast day of St. Pio on September 23, this presentation is quite timely and will offer some remarkable insights into the life of this “Modern Apostle”. All are welcome! Light refreshments will follow.
Are you looking for a way to get involved in parish life?
Do you enjoy singing?
Do you like meeting new people?
Do you want to deepen your faith?
Do you want to learn more about the liturgy?
Why not join the parish choir?! The adult choir will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 10. Practices are Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 9 pm in church. At this time we are in need of young adults, older adults, singles and couples to fill voice parts!!! If you have ever considered joining the choir, please contact Mary Gaus at 215.368.3892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to come and speak with Mary in the choir loft after the 9 am Mass on Sundays.
St. Augustine once said,”Cantare amantis est,” which translates: Singing belongs to one who loves.
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 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 September 2nd and extending through the Easter season. Questions or inquiries can be directed to Fr. Forlano at 215.855.3133, ext. 111 or at email@example.com.
R.C.I.A. “Team Members” wanted!
The model that Jesus gave us for passing on the faith – our relationship with Him – is not through the Catechism and a set of moral norms, but by “sharing life” with others. Jesus didn’t say, “read this” or “learn this” but “Come and see” and “follow me” (John 1: 39, 43). The disciples came to discover the meaning of their lives and that Jesus was the Savior through the experience of their friendship with Him and by staying with Him even when they didn’t understand what Jesus was saying. Jesus continues to attract and form disciples through this same method today through His mystical body, the Church. What is needed are not teachers but witnesses – people who demonstrate by their “way” of life that their relationship with Christ is what gives life, all of life, “life” – fullness, meaning, purpose, and direction. If you are interested in journeying with those who have become awakened by an encounter with Christ or are seeking a way, for yourself, to be renewed in your own relationship with the Lord and to see Him alive in the Church, please consider joining the R.C.I.A. “Team”. Please contact Fr. Forlano at 215.855.3133, ext. 111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*** Save the Date! ***
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.
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!
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.