Founded in 1876 to serve a growing Catholic population between Glenside and Doylestown, St. Stanislaus is the “mother Church” of many of our neighboring Catholic parishes, particularly in the North Penn area. We are part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and grounded in the sacramental, liturgical, moral and prayer traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. The various ministries of parish outreach and service touch many of our non-Catholic and Catholic neighbors.
St. Stanislaus co-sponsors Mater Dei (Latin for “Mother of God”) Catholic School, a Pre-K through 8th grade elementary school that stresses core values of Faith, Service, Excellence and Community. Anyone with school-aged children is welcome to tour the school to discover that the students matter at Mater Dei!
Sunday Masses are celebrated at 7am, 9am, and 11am in English, and at 1pm in Spanish. The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 5:15pm. Daily Mass is celebrated Monday through Saturday at 8:00am. Everyone is welcome to join with us to worship our loving God of abundance!
2022 MASS BOOK OPENING
The 2022 Mass Book will open on Monday, October 25th. A Mass Intention Request Form will be available in Church, or can printed off this website, beginning Sunday, Oct. 24. Please return your completed form:
- to the parish center mailbox
- in the collection basket
- by mail to the parish center
There will be no in-person processing of requests. All Mass Intention forms will be processed in the order received from the above sources, beginning Monday, Oct. 25. We will call you to confirm the dates, times and the amount due.
There is a limit of 5 Masses.
“Nothing Compares to Being There” Parish Novena
Please note that the Novena , which was printed in the bulletin dated 8/29/21, and scheduled to begin on 9/4/21, has been rescheduled by the Archdiocese to November 20 –28th.
It will be reprinted in the bulletin on 11/14/21.
Your generous donations are greatly appreciated!
There are several convenient options for your contributions: drop in the basket on the altar at Mass, put in the Parish Center mailbox or mail to the Parish Center; you can also sign up for online giving at ParishGiving.org, which you can also download via the Parish Giving app on the App Store or Google Play.
Restoration Appeal– please click here for Restoration Appeal information.
SCAM ALERT! Please remember that Parish Center staff, including our priests, will never email or text requests for money, gift cards, or help in any way. If you receive one, please mark emails as spam/junk and block any phone numbers that text you. DO NOT respond to these requests.
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Holy Year of St. Joseph
Everyone is invited to enter fully into the Holy Year of St. Joseph, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. The entire Archdiocese of Philadelphia is encouraged to spend this year growing closer to St. Joseph by honoring him, imitating his virtues and asking for his intercession!
To find local events, prayers and faith formation resources for the Holy Year, visit our Archdiocesan website at archphila.org/joseph.
Rosary Campaign For an End to the Coronavirus and Renewal in the Church continues Monday through Thursday at 8pm until the end of the Year of St. Joseph on December 8, 2021. Log-in link and dial-in number. Join us online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary asking the miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to put an end to the coronavirus and to bring restoration to those most severely impacted by the pandemic. We are also asking Our Lady to obtain a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Church, bringing about our deeper conversion to the heart of Jesus Christ and institutional renewal at every level.
SCHEDULE: Monday through Thursday at 8pm, through 12/8/21.
TUNE IN BY VIDEO: Click here to join the Rosary by video (Zoom link) Click the link 5-10 minutes early to allow your device to download any necessary software.
OR, DIAL-IN BY TELEPHONE: Dial: (646) 558-8656, Enter the Webinar ID: 494 480 541
International dial-in numbers available: Click here
MONDAYS: Pontifical Missions Societies
TUESDAYS (alternating): The Stolarczyk and the Nepomuceno Families
WEDNESDAYS: Legion of Mary
THURSDAYS (alternating): Serra Club of Philadelphia; Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate; Office for the New Evangelization; The Stumpf Family
You can find more information and the list of prayers on their webpage http://www.phillyevang.org/rosary/.
“…there is no problem, as difficult as it may be, that we cannot resolve at this time by praying the Holy Rosary.” – Sr. Lucia of Fatima
Live-stream of the Cathedral Basilica’s Sunday Mass at 11am with Archbishop Nelson Perez as celebrant, is available here.
FORMED: Unlimited access to incredible resources to enrich your understanding of the Catholic Faith. FORMED is happy to provide opportunities for you to connect and pray with the Universal Church to enrich your religious experience through video-based study programs, audio talks, eBooks, Feature films, and documentaries wherever they are. Great audio talks for every age and interest – even audio books – all through our parish FORMED subscription.
Visit to FORMED and sign up thru our Parish Subscription. It’s easy! Log into Formed.org and access all the faith-building resources available there. You will need to sign up at the top left of the page, then click on “I belong to a Parish or Organization”, type in “St. Stanislaus” and select our parish, then create your account.
Pope Francis offers prayer to Virgin Mary for protection:
O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need.
We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us,
through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.
We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.
Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger,
O glorious and blessed Virgin.
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