Rediscover Jesus ~ A Gift for You!
You are invited to bring home a copy of Rediscover Jesus, by Matthew Kelly. The books are available in Church vestibules. At a time when so many people are spiritually disillusioned and searching for ways to live, love, work and play that nurture the soul rather than destroy it, this powerful book encourages us in our weariness, challenges us in our comfort and invites us to rediscover the possibilities God places before us daily. It is a profound invitation to seek deeply personal answers to deeply personal questions, providing spiritual wisdom and practical insights that help us get to know both Jesus and ourselves in a new way.
Growing In Faith Together Program
February 9 at 7 pm
Parish Center Lobby Meeting Room
All are welcome to the next G.I.F.T. program. The topic will be the Culture Project’s presentation on Human Dignity. Through story-telling, real life examples, natural law, and scientific evidence, we pose the question: “What is it about human beings that sets them apart?” We discuss the splendor of the human person and define human dignity as the unique value inherent to each of us. We celebrate the magnificence of human life with stunning images, state-of-the-art video footage, and fascinating facts. We address modern-day violations of human dignity and ask the question: “How do we reverse this?” We empower people to understand that personal virtue has the power to humanize. We end the presentation with an inspiring story, inviting each person to join us in restoring our culture. The Culture Project International is an initiative of young people set out to restore culture by proclaiming the dignity of the human person and the richness of living sexual integrity. To learn more, visit the Culture Project website at www.restoreculture.com. Registration is not required and there is no cost to attend. Light refreshments follow the presentation.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10
Ashes will be distributed during Masses at 6:30 am, 9 am (school in attendance), 12:05 pm and 7 pm (Mass celebrated in Spanish). We will not have an 8 am Mass on Ash Wednesday. All Masses are in the Church.
Ash Wednesday is a day of fast and abstinence.
Please see more information about all our Lenten Programs in the article “Lent” found under our “News” tab on the home page.
Have a Heart Collection
February 13 & 14
The Respect Life Group is sponsoring a collection to benefit an active family in our parish who is in need of financial assistance. This “Have a Heart” collection will take place next weekend, St. Valentine’s Day. There are envelopes in the pews to direct your donation to this cause. Thank you for your continued generosity toward those in need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.