Liturgical Service Opportunities

Opportunities are available for parishioners interested in participating in liturgical ministries such as serving as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic, Lector, Usher, Choir Member or Greeter at Mass, Children’s Liturgy of the Word Catechist or Escort, and carrying the Gifts in the Offertory Procession. 

Updates to activities that have been suspended due to covid-19 will be forthcoming.  Please verify via contact information in each activity’s listing on the status of meetings, etc.

Altar Servers
Our young people in grades 4 to 8 in St. Stanislaus Parish School or PREP program are invited to serve in this ministry. Contact Fr. Manny at the Parish Center, 215-855-3133.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word – suspended due to covid-19
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered during the 11 am Mass Sundays September through June. At this Mass, the Celebrant will ask all children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade who wish to hear the week’s Readings and an age-appropriate homily to accompany a Children’s Catechist. The catechist, escorts and children will leave the Church and move to the Parish Center for this special program. The children will be brought back to Church after the priest’s homily and rejoin the congregation at the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Children’s Liturgy of the Word offers the children a deeper appreciation for the Mass and God’s Word. For further information about this program, please contact Phil Ricciardi at ststansliturgicalcoordinator@gmail.com.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
These men and women assist in the distribution of the Eucharist at the Masses on Sunday, and also bring the Eucharist weekly to the home bound and those in nursing homes. For more information contact Deacon Tony Bellitto at abellitto@verizon.net

Lectors
Our lectors proclaim the Word of the Lord at Sunday Masses and various liturgical celebrations. If interested in obtaining more specific information or joining, contact John Henry at jbhenry16@gmail.com or 267-449-1584.

Mass Greeters – suspended due to covid-19
Do you enjoy meeting people and have 25 minutes? Are you looking for a way to get involved in the parish without “meeting” commitments? Please consider the simple but important ministry of being a Mass Greeter. The primary mission of the Mass greeters is to be ministers of hospitality in making our parishioners and visitors feel welcome as they enter St. Stanislaus Church. All you need is an open heart, all we need is you! We seek greeters for Saturday evening at 5:15pm, and Sunday morning at 7am, 9am, 11am. Adults of all ages are welcome to assist in this ministry.  Families with younger children can act as greeters together. For further information or to sign up please contact, Mrs. Sharon Bellitto at 267-446-1365 or sabellitto@verizon.net.

Music Ministry
Many musical opportunities exist at St. Stanislaus, and there is always room for more musicians and singers, including cantors. Please visit the “Music Ministry” tab on the home page for all the details.

Offertory Gift Bearers – suspended due to covid-19
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 or 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 signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4EA8A62FA75-offertory. This link is also on our parish website. Please select an available day and time slot that is convenient for you.

Ushers
Ushers assist in a variety of ways during Mass, from helping people find seats when necessary, to taking up the collections, to helping to count Mass attendance during Mass and distribute the parish bulletin. Ushers arrive about 10 minutes prior to Mass and check in with the team captain at the back of the church.  Additional help is always welcome, especially during special Masses on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter, and Holy Days of Obligation. Time commitment is your Mass attendance. Please consider joining one of our teams. Any questions may be directed to Tim Saylor at 215-530-6456 or email at  tsaylor536@comcast.net