The Boy Scouts of Saint Stanislaus Parish Troop 414 are holding a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, March 29, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm at the school cafeteria. Price is $7 per person or $25 per family. Take a chance on a 50/50 raffle and an Easter Basket. All proceeds benefit the troop’s trip to Camp Summit in West Virginia this summer.
Holy Week Evening of Reflection
“The Agony and Joy of Acceptance”
March 31, 2015 ~ 7 to 8:30 pm ~ Parish Chapel
Format: Two reflections, quiet times and a concluding blessing.
Busy Lent? Take some time as our season enters now the most important week of all: Holy Week. Fr. Michael Mullan will offer some food for thought about the big Mysteries so as to experience even greater joy this Easter. He will focus particularly on the theme of “Greater Interior Freedom.” Jesus ultimately was free before His Cross. In putting his strength into accepting the Will of the Father, He was then free to love. So often our energy goes into avoiding crosses. Yet how do I “accept” suffering? How will that make me happier? Our Lord wants us to be free, absolutely free and that takes great courage and strength from above. Watch and pray! Let’s enter into the great mysteries of His Love in a spirit of prayer and find rest for our weary hearts.
Divine Mercy Holy Hour
“My mercy is so great that no mind, be it of man or of angel, will be able to fathom it throughout all eternity.”
-(Diary of St. Faustina #699)
All are welcome on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, to attend an extraordinary celebration of thanksgiving for the graces received on this great feast day. The Holy Hour will begin at 3 pm in the Church. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction and time for silent prayer and thanksgiving.
“All the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.” (699)
G.I.F.T. (GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER)
April 14, 7:30 pm, Parish Center lobby meeting room
We are pleased to welcome our own Fr. Michael Mullan who will speak to us on Keeping God in Family Life. In the lead up to the World Meeting of Families in September, Fr. Michael wishes to share from his own experiences not a “magical formula” but rather simple elements that can go a long way to keep God in family life during an age when that value is quite challenged. It isn´t simply a matter of praying. Many more elements go into it. Fr. Michael will sum it up with 10 catchy ways that might just help keep God in the family-craziness. All are welcome! Light refreshments will follow.
Come and Play! Saint Stanislaus Playgroup welcomes infants, children and their parents and grandparents to play and do fun activities together. Little People Playgroup meets on most Wednesday mornings from 9:45 to 11:30 am in the Parish Center. To receive more information or to sign up, please contact Claire Snell at 215.896.7320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Adult Choir, which sings at the 9 am Mass each Sunday, rehearses on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm in the Church choir loft. New members are always welcome! All voices needed! If you have any questions, please contact Bill Wilson at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133.
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 most 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 in September and extending through the Easter season. Questions or inquiries can be directed to Fr. Forlano at 215.855.3133 or at email@example.com.
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.