Our next collection for the Food Cupboard is at Masses on November 4 & 5.

Knights of Columbus News
Monthly Breakfast
On Sunday October 22 from 8 am to Noon, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will be hosting their monthly Breakfast with the Knights in the gym. It is an All-You-Can-Eat buffet including made to order omelets as well as a selection of hot and cold entrees. $9 for adults, $8 for Seniors, $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Active Duty Fire, Police, Military and children under 5 eat free! Visit www.koc4396.org for more information.
Breakfast with Santa
On Sunday December 3, the Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will hold BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – with seatings at 8:30 am and 10:30 am. It is All You Can Eat buffet and includes a Picture with Santa. Tickets are $9 each, and reservations are required by November 27. It will be held at Drexel Hall at St. Maria Goretti Church, 1601 Derstine Road in Hatfield. Reservation forms are available under the Events section of www.koc4396.org. If you have any questions, call Linda at 215.361.7650 or send an email to LansdaleBWS@gmail.com. All proceeds are used to provide winter coats for children and food baskets for families in the North Penn & Souderton areas.

Feast of All Saints, Wednesday, November 1
Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Schedule (all Masses in Main Church)
Vigil Mass: Tuesday, October 31, 7 pm
Holy Day: Wednesday, November 1:
6:30 am, 9 am, (Mater Dei students in attendance) 12:05 pm, 7 pm (Spanish)

We Remember Mass 2017
St. Stanislaus Church’s tradition of remembering the souls of those in our parish who passed away between September 2016 and September 2017, will again be remembered at our Eucharistic Liturgy on Thursday, November 2 at 7 pm. Families of those whose funerals were at St. Stanislaus have received invitations to his Liturgy. All are welcome to join family and friends of these deceased for this special Mass. Fellowship in the Parish Center follows the Liturgy. For more information, contact Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center, 215.855.3133, or ststanslm@gmail.com.

Save the date! Our Parish Evangelization Welcoming Team is hosting a brunch in the Parish Center on Sunday, November 5, from noon until 1 pm, to welcome new parishioners to our St Stanislaus Family. All are welcome, new as well as seasoned parishioners! We look forward to seeing you there.

Forty Hours Devotion and Parish Mission
November 12, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Our Schedule:
November 12: Opening after 1 pm Spanish Mass then Evening Prayer at 7 pm
November 13: Evening Prayer at 7 pm
November 14: Closing Mass at 7 pm
November 15: Mission Talk at 7 pm, with opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
November 16: Mission Talk at 7 pm; Free Will offering taken for the Franciscan Friars
About a Parish Mission:
Every parish deserves and needs a parish mission once in a while. The renewal, enthusiasm and shot in the arm from this type of event invigorates even the best of communities. Religious make a yearly retreat to get away from normal parish activity to renovate spiritual, pastoral and human lives. There is no way that over 60 million Catholics could get away to a retreat house during a 3-to-5-year time frame. The parish mission is what renews our faith, commitment and attachment to the Body of Christ present in our community. Let’s face it. All machines, whether they be cars, television sets or computers, sooner or later need a checkup or to see a mechanic for a tune up. People are no different. To get someone out of a rut or comfort zone, you need to program something special and out of the ordinary.
A parish mission is a time of grace, a time for repentance, for change, for becoming a renewed person. What makes a parish mission successful, unlike all other spiritual exercises, is its extraordinary preaching that is different from the best of Sunday homilies or other instructional courses. By its very nature, a parish mission has in its DNA a conversion mode. Redemptorists define it this way: “The mission is a preaching event. God’s Word is proclaimed through the Bible and Catholic doctrine. It is also proclaimed through the life, learning and personal experience of the preacher.”
A parish mission touches the very core of a Christian’s being, moves his or her heart either to recall (or learn for the first time) how passionate God’s love is for each one of His sons and daughters, and how far a person can stray from this covenant. It is used to strengthen those who will reach the ones who step no more inside a church. It helps everyone to realize that their choice of remaining faithful to Christ has not been in vain, that they are on the right course, and that they can touch those who have lost their way.

Calling all Gardeners!
The Garden Group now meets on Wednesdays after the 8 am Mass. Please consider joining us in beautifying the Church grounds. No experience required, and no age limit. New gardeners always needed!

Prayer-Shawl Program
Divine Mercy Cenacle
Do you knit, crochet or sew? Do you pray? Are you looking for a ‘work of mercy’….a way to share with others your love, prayers and mercy? The Divine Mercy Cenacle’s work of mercy is praying for the sick and dying. The Cenacle is starting a ‘prayer shawl’ program where we would provide a shawl, small blanket or scarf to someone who is sick, dying or just struggling with life. The idea is to pray while you knit, crochet or sew – sharing your prayers with the person receiving the item. Our Lord said to St. Faustina, “Pray as much as you can for the dying. By your entreaties (insistent prayers) obtain for them trust in My mercy, because they have most need of trust, and have it the least. Be assured that the grace of eternal salvation for certain souls in their final moment depends on your prayer” (Diary 1777). If you are interested in helping with this work of mercy contact Maureen Fillenwarth at the Parish Center.

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.