Saint Stanislaus Events and Enrichment Activities
New events are posted at the top of the page for one week, then by date.
New Beginnings Open House: April 7 from 2 pm – 5 pm at St. Stanislaus. New Beginnings is a social organization for widows and widowers. We are inviting all former, current, and prospective members to join us for light refreshments, reminiscing, and discussion about what can be ahead. Any questions, please contact Barbara Romano at 215-412-3378.
Welcome Team Seeking New Members
Would you like to serve our wonderful parish with a minimal time commitment? The St. Stanislaus Welcome Team is looking for new members. The team sponsors social events such as the New Friends/New Beginnings brunch, Winter Party, and Summer Picnic in the Park. We invite you to join our team to achieve our mission, which is to make our St. Stanislaus church family more vibrant and welcoming to all! Your assistance would be most appreciated. Please contact Bonnie Henry: firstname.lastname@example.org, 908-304-3990, for more information.
Clothing Drive: March 24
St. Stanislaus Parish will be hosting a clothing drive to benefit The Society of St. Vincent DePaul, Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Society of St. Vincent DePaul will be using the services of GreenDrop to support their clothing drive. Look for the GreenDrop truck i the parish parking lot where an attendant will be available to assist you with your donations. Please place your donations of usable men’s women’s, and children’s clothing in plastic bags or boxes. Household items such as: kitchenware, games/toys, small appliances under 50 pounds, electronics, sporting goods, books, CDs & videos are also accepted. Unfortunately, furniture, large appliances, TVs or computer monitors cannot be accepted. For a full list of acceptable items visit www.greendrop.com.
For Young Adults:
Metanoia is an active community of Catholic young adults in western Montgomery County, supporting Catholics in their 20s and 30s who are looking to deepen their faith and meet fellow Catholics in the area. The ministry includes Theology on Tap, faith based meetings, community service, retreats, and outdoor events. Contact email@example.com for more information, or visit www.facebook.com/users/metanoiayoungadults). Upcoming events:
Tuesday, March 27: Holy Hour @ Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales; 7:30 pm
Charismatic Prayer Meetings: April 18th
“Lord, that there be less of me, and more of Thee!” Let this be our prayer this Lent. Wednesday, April 18th at 1:00 pm in the Parish Chapel. Invite a friend.
Prayer meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1 pm in the Chapel.
The format will be: Worship and Praise followed by Lectio Divina (www.usccb.org), focusing on the coming Sunday’s Gospel, ending with Petitions. There will be music interspersed throughout. Meetings last an average of 2 hours.
Senior Club Upcoming Events:
Tomasello Winery & Sugarhouse Casino, Tuesday, June 19th. $60 a person. Price includes a sit-down dinner and sample tasting at the winery, a slot play bonus at the Casino, all taxes, tips and driver’s gratuity. Bus departs church lot @ 9 am. Estimated return 7:30 pm.
Myrtle Beach, SC: Christmas Show Trip from Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 9, 2018. Trip includes round trip motor coach transportation, 4 nights at the Long Bay Resort in one bedroom oceanfront suites, 4 full hot breakfast buffets at resort and dinners at various restaurants. We will attend Christmas shows at the Carolina Opry, the Alabama Theater and the Pirates Voyage Christmas Dinner Show. Price for double occupancy is $699/pp and includes all baggage handling, tax and tips including bus driver. Call Rosemary for brochure or additional information.
***Casino trips – must be over 21 and have photo ID to get casino package.***
Respect Life News
40 Days for Life Campaign: March 25
St. Stan’s Respect Life Committee will hold a prayer vigil at the Norristown Planned Parenthood on Sunday, March 25th from 8am to 4pm. This facility commits chemical abortions every Thursday. To sign up for one hour of prayer, please call Ceil McMonagle at 215-361-3393. Contact Ceil McMonagle at 215-361-3393.
Pictures with the Easter Bunny! — March 25th
8 am to 12:00 Noon. The Knights of Columbus, Pius IX Council will be hosting their monthly Breakfast with the Knights. It is a pancake and sausage breakfast and this month you can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny! $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a family of 4 or more. Proceeds benefit Mater Dei School. Breakfast is held at the St. Stanislaus Mater Dei Cafeteria located at Mater Dei Catholic School, 493 East Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446. Additional parking right next to the Cafeteria is just beyond the white fence on East 3rd Street. Please look for our signs. Visit www.koc4396.org for more information. After breakfast, continue the fun an join the Easter Egg Hunt (see below)!
Come One…Come All…to the Easter Egg Hunt! – March 25th
Join us on the rectory lawn Sunday, March 25, at 12:15 pm. Children aged 2-9 are invited for the St. Stanislaus Parish Easter Egg Hunt. Arrival place is the parking lot to the rear of Mater Dei. The cost is free, but registration is required by March 22. Please register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 361-3903 with the following information: Family name, children’s names & ages, email address or phone number.
Red Cross Blood Drive – March 26th
St. Stanislaus will host a blood drive on March 26 from 1 pm to 6 pm in the Parish Center. Please consider donating! Frequently asked questions and more information are available at www.redcrossblood.org.
Divine Mercy Feast Day Celebration — Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8
Join us for an extraordinary celebration of thanksgiving for the graces received on this great feast day. The Holy Hour will begin at 3:00 pm in St. Stanislaus Parish Church. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions, singing of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, benediction and time for silent prayer and thanksgiving. Questions? Call Eileen McKeron @ 215-527-0269
The Bereavement Ministry of St. Stanislaus and Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parishes
Join us for our next Bereavement Support Group meeting on Thursday, April 12 when we will discuss the normal feelings of denial, bargaining and guilt. There will be a morning session at Mary Mother of the Redeemer from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the Parish Conference room and an evening session at St. Stanislaus from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Parish Center. No registration is necessary, just come if you can. Any questions or for more information call Mary at 215-646-4192.
- April 12, 2018: Feelings of Anger and Depression
- May 17*, 2018: Connecting with God through Grief
- June 14, 2018: The Many Faces of Loss
- July 12, 2018: The Value of Memories
*Note: This is the 3rd Thursday since May 10th is the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord.
Divine Mercy Chaplet for the Sick and Dying 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.
“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)
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 HERE today! Please select an available day and time slot that is convenient for you. Questions? Contact Alexa Friend at email@example.com or 267-664-1215.