The Bereavement Ministry of St. Stanislaus and Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parishes
On the second Thursday of each month, there is a general support group meeting offered at both parishes to help you develop a sense of hope while healing, and a relief from the heartache for which you have been searching. You will never feel isolated or alone as the group patiently journeys with you through your valley of tears. Visit our Bereavement Ministry page here for more information and meeting details.
Divine Mercy Cenacle
The Saint Stanislaus Divine Mercy Cenacle is a parish ministry that works to share the message of Divine Mercy through words, deeds and prayer. Our work of mercy is to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the sick and dying. Our Prayer Shawl Ministry provides ‘shawls’ created with love and prayer to those who are struggling physically, emotionally or spiritually. If you would like the Cenacle to pray for a loved one who is sick or dying please contact Eileen at 215-527-0269 or Pat at 215-896-0871. Members (2) are available to 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)
Apostolate to the Deaf, DeSales Society
For 2022-2023, Mass is offered in sign language on Oct. 23rd, Jan. 22nd, Feb. 19th, May 28th and Jun. 25th at 11:45 am in the Parish Center Chapel.
Sunday Mass is interpreted in sign language at the 9am Mass in Church every Sunday except the above dates. Our Sunday Mass is interpreted thanks to our parish volunteers.
Devotions and Enrichment
On the 4th Sunday of each month, following the 9am Mass, one of our parish Priests or Deacons will be giving a brief 10-minute presentation on a relevant topic, including time for questions about the subject. We will limit the total time to 10 minutes in order to not interfere with your other activities after Mass. Check the Sunday bulletin for dates. Any parishioners who are interested can remain after Mass to participate. We will be gathering in the front pews on the Lansdale Avenue side of the Church, near the piano. All are welcome!
Flame of Love Rosary
You are invited to join in prayer at our FLAME of LOVE ROSARY every 1st Saturday at 4:15pm in the Church.
Forty Hours Devotion
The Forty Hours Devotion is the solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament extending over three days in honor of the forty hours the body of Christ is believed to have rested in the tomb. St. John Neumann, fourth bishop of Philadelphia, was the first to hold the devotion in America. At St. Stanislaus Parish, Forty Hours Devotion usually takes place around the feast day of our patron, St. Stanislaus Kostka, November 13. Forty Hours Devotion takes place in the Main Church and the Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is closed for that period of time.
“GIFT” (Growing in Faith Together)
The parish program called GIFT (Growing In Faith Together) sponsors speakers on a variety of topics who do a one-hour presentation on subjects related to living out our Catholic faith amidst the challenges of the modern world. Past topics have included medical ethics, faith conversion experiences, a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, forgiveness, pornography, human sexuality, drug and alcohol addictions, vocations, prayer, family life, and young adult ministry. GIFT meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month, except for the summer months. For more information, contact Deacon Tony Bellitto at 215-783-2946 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Lectio Divina is a way of listening to what our Lord wishes to tell us in His Word, and of letting ourselves be transformed by the Spirit” – Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
By reading, listening to, responding to and resting in the Word of God we grow closer to Him. Visit Mcgrathblog.nd.edu for further information. Lectio Divina sessions at St. Stan’s are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Parish Center. No registration is required. Please BYOBible.
Miraculous Medal Novena
Perpetual Novena in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal takes place every Saturday after the 8am Mass in the Church. The Miraculous Medal was manifested to Saint Catherine Laboure in Paris, France, in the year 1830. Saint Catherine’s description of the apparition of Our Lady makes it clear that the medal originated with the Mother of God herself.
Preparing for Sunday Scripture Group
Want to learn more about Scripture, particularly the readings for each Sunday, but don’t know where to begin? Join us weekly to read, reflect and share how each of the upcoming Sunday readings speak to you, guided by the online Catholic Bible commentators from the St. Louis University The Sunday Website. No previous Bible experience/knowledge is necessary! Attend either the Tuesday morning session at 9:15am or Thursday evening session at 6:45pm in the Parish Center. Each session will last no more than 75 minutes and there is no cost or requirement to come every week. Interested in learning more? Email email@example.com
Rosary For Addictions
Rejoice in your hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer—Romans 12:12
Please join our AFIRE group as we pray for those who are struggling with addiction. We all know someone affected by the epidemic of addiction and prayer is a powerful way we can support those who are struggling. Our Rosary for Addiction will meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Chapel in the Parish Center.
I can do all things in Him who strengthens me — Phil 4:13
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
St. Katharine Drexel Adoration Chapel is open 24 hours a day. For more information please visit “Perpetual Adoration” .
The prayer needs of our parishioners are shared with this group, who communicate via an email and phone chain to pray daily for the intentions specifically requested. To place someone on the prayer line, or to be added to the distribution list, please call the Parish Center or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reading Room is located in the Msgr. Murray Room on the top floor of the Parish Center. There is a wide selection of materials – books, videos and DVD’s. Topics include Spirituality, Prayer, Scripture, Women’s Topics, biographies, children’s and many more. Consider taking home some Catholic reading or viewing material to grow in your faith. Click here for a list of materials currently available in our library. To view any of the materials, contact the Parish Center.
Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayed after the 8am daily Mass Monday through Saturday.
Visitation, Anointing of the Sick and Home-bound
Arrangements may be made for an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic to bring Holy Communion weekly and for a priest to visit monthly any parishioner who is unable to regularly attend Church due to serious illness or advanced age. Please call the Parish Center to make arrangements.