The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist

All are welcome to this morning reflection on Saturday, April 25, in the Parish Center lobby meeting room beginning after the 8 am Mass. Discover the treasure we have in the Eucharist! So many things can remain “mysterious” about this Sacrament even for Catholics. But this book by Vinny Flynn (The 7 Secrets of the Eucharist) really helps to re-kindle a “Eucharistic Amazement”. It helps bring the Mass alive too! Fr. Michael Mullan will share a summary of the book as well as his own experiences on the Eucharist.
Format: 8:45-9 am: Light refreshments in the Parish Center lobby meeting room; 9-10 am: Reflection in lobby meeting room with PowerPoint presentation; 10-11 am: Break and small-group discussions; 11-11:30 am: Meditation in the Main Church; 11:30 am -12 pm: Adoration with Benediction.

Prayer Meeting
“God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8
Our next prayer meeting is Tuesday, April 28 at 7 pm in the Parish Center Chapel. Let’s praise God for His abundant love, especially in this Easter season.

May G.I.F.T. Program
MAY 4, 7:30 pm, Parish Center Lobby Meeting Room
We are most pleased to welcome Catholic artist Mr. Neilson Carlin who will speak to us on Sacred Art. Mr. Carlin has devoted his talents and career to serving the Church, specializing in commissioned sacred and devotional art. Most recently, he is credited with painting the Icon image of the Holy Family for the World Meeting of Families this September.

DVD Class: Catholic Identity: Celebrate the Difference
This program explores our Catholic understanding of the Human Person, God and the Church via a series of DVD’s and small group discussion and incorporates the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults. All are invited. Teachers and catechists can get religion credits for attending. This will be a 3-session program on May 11, 18 & 26. There are 2 options: 4-6:30 pm OR 6:30-9 pm. Fr. Chris Walsh is the presenter on the DVD (Leona Russell to facilitate). Advance registration is required. The cost is $25. To register, go to: http://archphila.org/catechetical/DVD/catholicidentity.htm.

Play Group

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 csnell20@yahoo.com.

Adult Choir
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.

RCIA

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 ststanspmf@comcast.net.

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.