Memorial Day Schedule: Please note change in Mass time to 9 am
On Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, there will be one Mass only, at 9 am, in the main Church. Please join us in remembering those who gave their lives for our freedom. The Parish Center offices will be closed.
It’s time again for another of our parish Blood Drives for the American Red Cross. The date for this caring response to such a great need is Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 1 pm to 6 pm in our Parish Center lobby meeting room. Appointments are preferred. For an appointment, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or sign up online at: www.pleasegiveblood.org. The American Red Cross is so grateful for the wonderful responses we usually receive for our Blood Drives. So, let’s really come out and support their efforts to keep us all safe.
Our June Food Collection will be on the weekend of June 4 & 5. And right now our food cupboard is in great need of the following items:
Non-Food Needs: deodorant, bar soap, liquid hand soap
Food Needs: canned meat and chunk light tuna fish; coffee; bottled fruit juice; mayo; plain rice; pasta sauce; sugar & honey; cold cereals; crackers.
Also, we remember that we are unable to use the following:
Baby items – Catholic Social Services in Norristown can really use them!
Outdated or opened food items – we cannot give these out and we must then dispose of it & the local bird sanctuary no longer takes them!
Over-sized products or packages – we find they are not taken and remain on our shelves;
Any sugared items where healthier substitutes are available: cereals, snacks, etc.;
Prepared rice – people seem to prefer plain rice as the prepared rice boxes remain on our shelves
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
The One Thing is Three
Are you interested in deepening your faith and understanding of the Catholic Church? In The One Thing is Three, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, presents the importance of seeing all things through the understanding of the Trinity. He unlocks the “one thing”, the key to the Church’s wisdom and the greatest mystery of the Catholic faith: the Most Holy Trinity. If you have completed the first stage of the HeartsAfire Parish-based Program, the Two Hearts, this is the next program in Fr. Gaitley’s series. If you’ve never participated in the HeartsAfire program – no worries – please consider joining us! We will meet on Thursday mornings beginning June 23, (10 week series-ending 8/25) after the 8 am Mass (9 am to 10:30 am) in the Parish Center. Please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center for contact information.Registration closes June 10th as program materials need to be ordered.
The Bereavement Ministry of Mary, Mother of the Redeemer and St. Stanislaus parishes offers monthly support meetings to help guide you and prayerfully support you as you heal, at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer from 10 am to 11:30 am, and at St. Stanislaus from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. All are welcome, Catholic and non-Catholic. No fee or registration required. Upcoming topics:
June 9: Helping Children Cope with Grief
July 14: The Many Faces of Loss
August 11: The Value of Memories
If you are unable to attend the group, but are in need of support, our ministry can also offer one-to-one, compassionate listening. For contact information, please call Maureen Fillenwarth at the Saint Stanislaus Parish Center.
Children’s Liturgy Dismissal
During the summer months, we will not hold Children’s Liturgy during the 11 am Mass. The last program will be Sunday, June 19, 2016. Children’s Liturgy dismissals will begin again on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
It’s not too soon to start thinking Annual Summer Festival! Mark your calendars, for August 9 to August 13, from 6 pm to 10 pm on the school grounds.
Remember, if you are downsizing, cleaning out a home or redecorating, keep the parish garage sale in mind. Watch this space – we will begin accepting donations in July!
As you plant your garden this spring, please remember to plant a little extra for our Farmer’s Market! We will be looking for donations of fresh produce and homemade canned goods.
It takes a small army of volunteers to help the Festival run smoothly. Check back soon for information on how YOU can volunteer to help, and join the fun!
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 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.