Ministries and Devotions

Ministries

Altar and Rosary Society
This is the oldest organization in the parish and is open to all adult members. We foster devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary through praying the rosary, gifting rosaries, and the care and upkeep of Church Altars and Sanctuary.  Meetings are held the second Monday of the month from September to May at the Parish Center at 6:30pm. All are welcome!  Please call Ann Malickson at 215-362-1535 with questions.

Archdiocesan DeSales Society (Deaf Apostolate)
For 2023-2024,  Mass is offered in American Sign Language on Sept. 24th, Jan. 28th, Apr. 28th and June 23rd at 11:45 am in the Parish Center Chapel.
Sunday Mass is interpreted in American Sign Language at the 9am Mass in Church every Sunday except the above dates.  Our Sunday Mass is interpreted thanks to our parish volunteers.
For more information or questions, visit deafcatholicphilly.org or contact the Deaf Apostolate Coordinator, Deacon William Griffin: Video Phone: 267-579-3351/267-507-1215; Phone: 215-587-3913; E-mail: wgriffin@archphila.org

Bereavement Ministry
The Bereavement Ministry of MMR and St. Stanislaus meets monthly at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, and at St. Stanislaus.  Please visit the Bereavement Ministry page here.

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)


Devotions and Enrichment

“10-Minute Catechism”
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 3:30pm in the Church.

“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 abellitto@verizon.net.

Lectio Divina
“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.

Moms in Prayer
Moms In Prayer is a group of everyday mothers who come together to pray for their children, grandchildren and the schools they attend. This includes all levels of education in public, Catholic and private schools. Our children have many concerns and needs.  We welcome you to come and join us as together we lighten that burden by praying with you  for your children. Come experience the power of prayer which is magnified as we join together and pray for our children.  We meet the first Monday of each month at 7pm in the Parish Center. ALL you need is an open heart, all we need is you.  If you have any questions, please call or text Sharon Bellitto at 267-446-1365.

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 deboraheeble@gmail.com

Prayer Line
The prayer needs of our parishioners are shared with this group, who communicate via an email to pray for the intentions specifically requested. To place someone on the prayer line, or to be added to the distribution list, please email your name to info@ststanislaus.com.

Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet are prayed after the 8am daily Mass Monday through Saturday.

Secular Franciscan Order
The SFO is an 800 year old lay order founded by St. Francis of Assisi.  Franciscans are dedicated to bringing the “Gospel to Life – Life to Gospel” by word and example in our homes, workplaces and parishes.  Meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of each month.  Please visit the Secular Franciscan Order page here.

That Man is You
Is an interactive men’s program combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. By honestly addressing the pressures and temptations that men face in our modern culture, That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society. TMIY meets Fridays from 6:30am-8:00am in the Parish Center. Each session will consist of breakfast & fellowship, a presentation and then small groups. For more info and registration, please contact Jon jpatteson625@gmail.com.

Yearning to Yarn?
Join us as we “yarn” on the 3rd Saturday each month after the 8am Mass (@8:45am) in the Parish Center. Perhaps you already ‘yarn’ and would like to share your talent with someone who is ‘yearning to yarn’?   Once you’ve become a ‘yarner’ perhaps you’ll share your talents in a Work of Mercy to help provide Prayer Squares/Shawls for our parishioners who are in need of prayer.  Any questions, please contact Eileen at 215-527-0269, Pat at 215-896-0871 or Jeanne-Marie at 215-450-0042.