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, Excellence, Service and Community.
Mater Dei Catholic School recognizes the unique nature of each child and strives to educate students to be independent, innovative, and creative learners.
In a community filled with spirit and support, MDCS nurtures students to become faithful Catholic leaders.
Anyone with school-aged children is welcome to tour the school to discover that the students matter at Mater Dei!
Everyone is welcome to join with us to worship our loving God of abundance!
2022 Contribution Letters
Due to the changes in the tax code, many people no longer need to itemize their deductions on their Income Tax Returns. With that in mind, we will not automatically be sending out “tax letters” this year but will be glad to send out letters to anyone who requests one. Please email (email@example.com) or call the office (215-855-3133 x108) if you would like to receive a letter of your total contributions for 2022. Please include your name, address and envelope number when making your request. The information will be available to send out by the end of January. Thank you for your cooperation.
Show your St. Stan’s Spirit!
These beautiful and functional jackets will keep you cozy and show your St. Stan’s Spirit. They come in Vintage Navy Blue and include the St. Stanislaus 1876 Logo on the left chest.
Price $55.00 each. Order form available here.
2023Mass Intention Request Forms are available here.
2023 Formularios de solicitud de intención están disponibles aquí
The Eucharistic Revival
The Bishops of the United States are calling for a three-year grassroots revival of devotion and belief in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. They believe that God wants to see a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist —and sent out in mission “for the life of the world.”
The three-year Eucharistic Revival began on June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi.
Please visit the Archdiocesan Eucharistic Revival website, phillyeucharisticrevival.org, to find out more.
Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief
Our Catholic Faith calls each of us to care for those in need, and, at this time in particular, for those who are suffering in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia suggests the following two resources for those interested in assisting our sisters and brothers in need of disaster relief from Hurricane Ian…
1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285
Disaster Relief – Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice
Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Venice, Florida, has set up distribution points of water, ice and food in areas of greatest need. Those interested in volunteering, donating supplies or offering financial support should visit their website: catholiccharitiesdov.org
Disaster Relief for the Diocese of Venice
Diocese of Venice dioceseofvenice.org
Please know that donations will support charitable relief for the Diocese of Venice and assist in providing humanitarian aid, as well as necessary recovery efforts, such as rebuilding and repairing our churches and schools. Your generosity and prayers for the people of the Diocese of Venice are deeply appreciated. Should you wish to donate via check rather than online, you may mail your donation to: Diocese of Venice Florida, Disaster Relief, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, Florida 34285
CRS (Catholic Relief Services) continues to advise that monetary donations are best way to help the Ukrainian people as they can be used as and where need is most urgent. Local entities in the Ukraine and neighboring countries assisting them are advised to contact their local churches, who can direct them to CRS, Caritas and others with aid. This is the most organized way to address the needs, which change and move along with the refugees. The need for the assistance is ongoing, so as you are able, please use the following resources to help relieve the terrible suffering of the besieged Ukrainian people:
CRS – support.crs.org/donate/donate-ukraine
Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia – ukrarcheparchy.us/donate
Pope Francis offered this prayer in various languages, including Russian and Ukrainian:
|Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
Open our eyes and our hearts,
and give us the courage to say:
“Never again war!”;
“With war everything is lost.”
|Instill in our hearts the courage
to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope,
so that with patience and perseverance
we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation.
In this way may peace triumph at last. Amen.
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.
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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Rosary Campaign For an End to the Coronavirus and Renewal in the Church continues on Mondays at 8pm. 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.
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
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.
Would you or a loved one like to receive funeral notifications sent to your email on a regular basis? As we acquire information about the passing of our parishioners and details about their services, we will send along this information to those who sign up. Sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and relationship to the parish.