Prayer Meeting

“I rejoice heartily in the Lord, in my God is the joy of my soul!” Isaiah 61:10 (but don’t stop there). You are invited to our next prayer meeting: Tuesday, February 24, at 7 pm in the Parish Center Chapel, weather permitting. Hope to see you then.

53rd Annual Penny Auction

Spring Training at Mater Dei! Help us score a Home Run for our school and join us for one of our largest fundraisers of the year on Tuesday, March 3. Doors open at 6 pm. Auction begins at 7:30 pm…Get there early to grab a seat! Admission Cost is $10/per person (players must be 18 or older to play). Tickets are available at Mater Dei Catholic School or the St. Stanislaus Parish Center.

G.I.F.T.

March 10, 7:30 pm in the Lobby Meeting Room
We are pleased to welcome members of St. Stanislaus Divine Mercy Cenacle who will speak to us on God’s Divine Mercy. In anticipation of Divine Mercy Sunday this year, Cenacle members will address the meaning of Divine Mercy and offer a better understanding of St. Faustina and her role in the establishment of the Chaplet and the novena. This presentation will provide a wonderful way to prepare for Saint Stanislaus’ 2nd Divine Mercy Holy Hour. All are welcome! Light refreshments will follow the presentation.

Safe Environment Training March 12, 2015

Attention all coaches, catechists and volunteers over age 18 who work or plan to work with St. Stanislaus Parish Youth: St. Stanislaus Parish will offer Safe Environment training on Thursday, March 13 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in the Parish Center. This training is part of a comprehensive child safety and child sexual abuse prevention program that creates a network of prevention and protection for the children entrusted to the Archdiocese’ care. This one-time FREE training is MANDATORY – NO EXCEPTIONS- for all who come in contact with parish youth in any capacity – coaching, scouting, school or PREP volunteering, catechists, etc. Please register online at www.virtus.org. Click on “Registration” then “View List of Sessions” then “Select Your Organization”. Select “Philadelphia Archdiocese” and you will be shown a list of area classes, including those at St. Stanislaus, for which you can register. There are two PA clearances (not Federal) also required. Visit www.archphila.org and click on the following tabs: Protecting Children; Office for Child and Youth Protection; Staff and Volunteers; Checks and Clearances. Questions? Please call Peggy Dominick at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133.

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.