Committees and Organizations

Altar and Rosary Society
The longest running volunteer group in the Parish, the Altar and Rosary Society plays an integral role in “behind the scenes” work of maintaining sacred spaces of the church. The A&R Society maintains the church sanctuary and renews the holy water fonts.  Once a month, available members gather and clean as needed.  The Society also fosters devotion to the Blessed Virgin via outreach to the community and prayerful support of those receiving sacraments. The group’s annual fundraisers, generate important revenue to replenish retired altar linens.  Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from September through May in the Parish Center at 7:00pm.  Consider involvement in this extraordinary group and contact Ann Malickson for questions or information at 215-362-1535 or email to annaleeiacono@gmail.com.

Charismatic Prayer Group
The Charismatic virtual prayer meeting will be on Thursdays at 7:30pm in conjunction with other groups.
Each meeting includes praise and prayer, music, and Lectio Divina: reading and discussing Sunday’s Gospel.  We end with petitions and offer individual prayer to those who request it. Meetings last approximately 2 hours.  Please visit www.phillyspirit.com for more information on Charismatic Renewal.  For questions or information contact maria.richardson@stmariagoretti.net for the link to join.

Evangelization Committee
The Evangelization Committee sponsors a variety of different parish activities, including the annual Valentine’s dinner for married couples, the Christmas book gift program, the monthly “10-minute Catechism” after the 9:00am Sunday Mass, and the parish movie series. The committee is also involved in coordinating special programs on occasion, such as bringing in a speaker from Dynamic Catholic and facilitating the Catholic Leadership Institute’s parish survey program. The committee meets on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, contact Deacon Tony Bellitto at 215-783-2946 or abellitto@verizon.net

Gardeners
The Gardening Group meets every Wednesday morning, weather permitting, at 8:45am from Easter through Halloween to tend the grounds around the Church. (Flowers only; no lawn care.) The Gardening Group has won several awards from both the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and area gardening associations. Our goal is to make the Church grounds beautiful and to attract people in our community to St. Stanislaus Church. If you are interested in helping, contact Jeanne-Marie Motley at 215-450-0042 jmbm313@verizon.net.

Knights of Columbus Pius IX Council
Serves Saint Stanislaus and Saint Maria Goretti parishes. Visit koc4396.org for information or contact Ray Peacock at 215-855-2171 or email peacocknest@verizon.net

New Beginnings For Widows and Widowers
New Beginnings affords anyone who is widowed the opportunity to associate with people from similar circumstances in a supportive environment through activities, events, and travel. This group meets the third Thursday of every month, September through June, at 7pm in the Parish Center. A $15 fee is charged to cover refreshments and activities for the year. For more information, contact Nancy at 267-270-6188.

Respect Life Committee
We proclaim the Pro-Life message of the Catholic Church, giving witness to the Gospel of Life in word and deed. In the words of Pope John Paul II, “Today…the Church must, with clarity and patience, strongly uphold the Right to Life of everyone, especially of those not yet born, who therefore need special protection.” This committee promotes programs on all life issues, including abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty and AIDS. Its members promote the annual Respect Life Sunday and the March for Life in Washington, D.C. The committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm in the Parish Center.  Call Jeanne-Marie Motley with interest or questions: 215-450-0042 or email jmbm313@verizon.net

Senior Club
Our Senior Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September through June, at 1 pm in the Parish Center. The group sponsors occasional, exciting bus trips to various locations and shows. Trips are not just for seniors — all are welcome to participate. For more information please call Nancy Blackburn at 267-270-6188. We welcome new participants!

Welcoming Committee
The Welcoming Committee meets once a month to explore ways to help our parishioners get to know each other and to make our Church more welcoming.  These meetings also include planning for events sponsored by the committee, such as the “New Friends Brunch” and Parish Summer Picnic.  We also work as greeters before Mass. We welcome new members and new ideas.  For information, contact Sharon Bellitto at 267-446-1365 email  sabellitto@verizon.net or Bonnie and John Henry at 267-449-1584,  or email jbhenry16@gmail.com.