Car Wash to Benefit St. Stanislaus CYO
St. Stanislaus CYO will be holding a car wash on Saturday, September 3 from 10 am to 1 pm, in the church parking lot. Let the CYO coaches and players make your car shine & sparkle! Free will donation. All proceeds directly benefit the parish CYO programs and sports.

Food Cupboard Collection
Our September Collection will be on the weekend of September 3rd and 4th. And at this time, our food cupboard is in great need of the following items:
Non-Food Needs: laundry detergent; shampoo, razor blades, paper towels
Food Needs: canned meat and fish; low sugar jelly/jam; individual juice boxes and bottled juices; coffee and tea; sugar; jarred pasta sauce; spaghetti; peanut butter; 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Outdated or opened food items – we cannot give these out and we must then dispose of it & the local bird sanctuary no longer takes them!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: juices, jams, 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

Labor Day
On Monday, September 5, Labor Day, Mass will be celebrated at 9 am in the Church. This will be the only Mass of the day. Parish Offices will be closed.

Altar & Rosary Society
Please join the Altar and Rosary Society at their first meeting of the season on Monday, September 12 at 7:30 pm in the Parish Center lobby meeting room. We generally meet on the second Monday of the month. We are always looking for new members to join us and help complete our group. The purpose of the Society is to foster devotion to the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to provide care and upkeep of the Church Altars and Sanctuary. We maintain the Holy Water fonts in Church to insure they are cleaned and fresh Holy Water is supplied weekly. In addition to praying the Rosary at our meeting, we discuss events for the upcoming year. Upcoming plans include a guest speaker for the October meeting, stuffing stockings for Norristown Hospital in November, and a Christmas dinner catered at the Parish Center or at a local restaurant. New ideas are always welcome.

Parish Movie Night
On September 4, 2016 Pope Francis will canonize Mother Teresa of Calcutta a Saint. On Friday, September 16 our parish will hold a Movie Night that celebrates this modern day beloved Saint. We will show the acclaimed film titled “Mother Teresa”. The film illustrates the life story of this saintly, selfless nun who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. It is a thoroughly moving and profoundly inspiring film that will surely stir your heart. All are invited to come Friday, September 16 at 7 pm to the Parish Center lobby meeting room. Relax, bring a friend, bring your family, enjoy a great movie and some fellowship. Mother Teresa said “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” Bring your smile and we will supply the popcorn :) For more information, contact Colleen Higgins at 215.939.6732.

September G.I.F.T. Program
Growing In Faith Together
Missionaries of Mercy and the Call to Continuous Conversion
Presenter: Msgr. George Majoros
September 13, 7 pm in the Parish Center
Earlier this year, Msgr. Majoros received the mandate of Pope Francis to be a Missionary of Mercy for the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Pope commissioned these Missionaries to be “living signs of the Father’s readiness to welcome those in search of his pardon.” Msgr. Majoros will share his journey to becoming a Missionary of Mercy, along with highlights of the Jubilee Year, and will discuss the collective call of all believers to a continuous conversion as followers of Christ. All are welcome! There is no cost to attend and registration is not required.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Resumes September 18
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will resume on Sunday, September 18 and will be offered during the 11 am Mass each Sunday. Children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade who wish to hear the week’s Readings and an age-appropriate homily accompany a children’s catechist and escorts to the Parish Center Chapel for this program, rejoining the congregation at the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

33 Days to Merciful Love
Saint Pope John Paul II emphasized that now is the time of mercy, now is a time of great and extraordinary grace, a time in which all of us can become great saints – if we tap into that grace. One of the ways we tap into that grace is by asking God to fill us with an ocean of His tenderness and mercy. And we do that by consecrating ourselves to His Mercy. Join us on a 33 day retreat (6 weeks) as we journey into the heart of St. Therese of Lisieux’s Little Way with Fr. Michael Gaitley’s 33 Days to Merciful Love. Be inspired to become great saints amid ordinary circumstances and lay the foundation for a personal consecration to Divine Mercy. We will meet for 6 weeks beginning on October 4, at 7 pm in the Parish Center. Registration is required. Contact Eileen McKeron at 215.527.0269 or emckeron@gmail.com to register.

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.