Faith

RCIA

R.C.I.A. – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

Anyone who is considering becoming Catholic or who is Catholic and has not received the sacraments of First Communion and/or Confirmation and would like to do so should call Deacon Rich at 860-620-7164 or email deaconrichw@comcast.net for information about the R.C.I.A. program.

Bible Study

Sacraments

Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith. There is thus a certain resemblance between the stages of natural life and the stages of the spiritual life.

First Holy Communion

Children are prepared to receive their First Holy Communion in the third grade. For preparation information please contact the church office. First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 6, during the 9:00 AM Mass.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Confessions are heard on Fridays at 6:30 PM and on Saturdays at 3:15 PM.

Sacrament of Baptism

Parents wishing to initiate their children into the faith through this sacrament should speak with the pastor.

Sacrament of Confirmation

The youth of the parish normally receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the age of 15 or 16 which corresponds usually to the 10th grade. For information about preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation please contact the church office.

The Sacrament of Matrimony

Couples interested in entering into the Sacrament of Marriage are asked to contact the pastor to discuss pre-marital preparation.

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Is the priesthood for you? Call: Office of Vocations (860) 286-7670 or visit: www.vocationshartford.org.

Annointing of the Sick

It is our privilege to pray with the sick and to administer the Sacrament of Annointing. Please feel free to contact us when the need arises.

Community Outreach

Our parish provides various opportunities for community outreach and service. They include:

Food Drive

The CCD Parents Making Sandwiches in December

Ingraham-manor-photo

Visitation of the Sick and Elderly. A constant concern of our parish is the care of the sick and the elderly. Members of the Legion of Mary regularly visit our parishioners. Please join them in their work. Contact Maria Grabowy 860-583-4242 or Maryann Spirito 860-589-8751.

Volunteering at Ingraham Manor The Youth Ministry and other parishioners often pay a cheerful visit to residents of the Ingraham Manor in Bristol, as shown in the photo below. Please contact Debbie 860-874-9939.

Members of our Youth Ministry visiting a resident at Ingraham Manor

Ministries

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist at liturgies. Contact Deacon Rich 860-620-7164.

Bereavement Ministry

This ministry provides a process for those who have lost a loved one to deal with grief. For information about our Fall 2018 Bereavement Ministry please watch this website or contact Joan 860-583-9831.

Children’s Choir

For rehearsal schedule please contact Christina at 860-798-1714.

Church Library

Our parish has a library with a variety of books and periodicals. Offerings are available in both the English and Polish languages. It is open on weekends after Sunday masses. During the week it is open upon request. Please contact the Church office.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assists the priests and deacons in distributing Holy Communion at Masses and in bringing the Eucharist to the sick and homebound. Contact the rectory at 860-583-4242.

Greeters

This ministry welcomes those attending mass or other special events in our parish with a smile and a kind word. New greeters are always welcome to help. Please contact Joan Keyowski 860-583-9831.

Lazarus Committee

This committee helps the family with the many tasks at the time of a funeral. They provide a warm welcome to a family and friends attending the funeral. They are also available to help with the luncheon after the funeral-setting up and clean up. A special Mass for the deceased of the parish is celebrated about every two months, on a Saturday at 8:30AM, followed by a reception for all the bereaved. Contact Karin Kaczynski at 860-801-1856.

Lectors

Lectors read the Word of God in Mass and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Please contact Deacon Richard at deaconrichw@comcast.net

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Music Ministry

The parish choirs endeavor to heighten the spiritual, educational and social enrichment of their members as they provide music ministry for the parishioners. The Adult Choir and Children’s Choir contact is Christina Micari at 860-798-1714. The Polish Language Choir is under the direction of Karolina Zagaja 860-329-1261.

Parish Gardeners

Members of the parish maintain and care for various landscaped areas and flower beds on the church property on a voluntary basis. A “green thumb” would help, but everyone is invited to join in. Contact the rectory at 870-583-4242 or Matt 860-803-0287.

Visitation of the Sick and Homebound

This is an ongoing ministry. Visitations to hospitals, convalescent homes, and homes are made regularly by priests of the parish, Eucharistic Ministers and members of the Legion of Mary. Contact the rectory at 860-583-4242.

Youth Ministry

Our mission is to provide an opportunity for youth in our parish to be active participants in the Catholic Faith Community. The goals of our St. Stanislaus Youth Ministry are for youths to socially interact with peers of our church, to serve the needs of people in the community, and to deepen youth’s relationship with God through prayer and worship. Please contact youth ministry adult advisor Debbie at 860-874-9939.

Resources

Abortion / Hope and Healing

Sisters of Life
http://www.sistersoflife.org/

Lumina . . . a ray of light in abortion’s darkness
http://www.postabortionhelp.org/

Hope After Abortion
http://www.hopeafterabortion.com/

Abortion Changes You
http://www.abortionchangesyou.com/

After Abortion
http://www.afterabortion.org/

Good Counsel Homes
http://www.goodcounselhomes.org/

Chastity

Women Made New Ministries
http://www.womenmadenew.com/

Chastity Project
http://www.chastityproject.com/

Catholic Answers Chastity Outreach
http://www.chastity.com/

The Culture Project
http://www.restoreculture.com/

Books and Other Publications

Loyola Press
http://www.loyolapress.com/

St. Benedict Press
http://www.SaintBenedictPress.com/

The Word Among Us
http://www.wau.org/

Pornography

The Porn Effect
http://www.theporneffect.com/

Chastity Project
http://www.chastityproject.com/

Covenant Eyes (Internet Accountability and Filtering)
http://www.covenanteyes.com/

Fight the New Drug
http://www.fightthenewdrug.org

Integrity Restored
http://www.integrityrestored.com/

The Kingsmen
http://www.thekingsmen.org

Pregnancy Help

Chastity Project
http://www.chastityproject.com/

Heartbeat International
http://www.heartbeatinternational.org

Visitation Center Pregnancy Support
http://www.visitationcenterus.org

Women Made New Ministries
http://www.womenmadenew.com

Same-sex Attraction

Chastity Project
http://www.chastityproject.com/

Courage – A Roman Catholic Apostelate
http://www.couragerc.org/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
http://www.usccb.org/

Schools and Workshops

Albertus Magnus College
http://www.albertus.edu/

Fairfield University
http://www.fairfield.edu/

Holy Apostles College & Seminary
http://www.holyapostles.edu/

St. Joseph School in Bristol
http://stjosephbristol.eduk12.net/

St. Matthew School in Forestville
http://www.stmatthewschool.com/NewWeb/

St. Paul Catholic High School
http://www.spchs.net

St. Vincent’s College
http://www.stvincentscollege.edu/

University of Saint Joseph
http://www.usj.edu/

Spiritual Life

Apostleship of Prayer
http://www.apostleshipofprayer.org

Archdiocese of Hartford
http://www.archdioceseofhartford.org

Augustine Institute
http://www.augustineinstitute.org

Blessed Is She
http://www.blessedisshe.net

Small Christian Communities
http://www.sccquest.org

St. Gerard’s Center for Life
http://www.stgerardcenter.org

Test Your Calling
http://www.testyourcalling.org/

Our Sunday Visitor
http://www.osv.com

“Vianney” Performances
http://www.vianneydrama.com

Vocations Office
http://www.vocationshartford.org

CCD


CCD Teachers

CCD Teachers

The Education Committee oversees the religious education of the children of the parish as well as provides opportunities for adult enrichment. For more information, please contact CCD Director Joanna Grabowski at (860) 585-8171 or (860) 877-2267 (mobile).

Philosophy of St. Stanislaus Program

We teachers, parents and students in the CCD Program are called to witness Christ. As teachers, we seek to set an example by daily prayer at home, regular reception of the sacraments, and attendance at Mass. Parents should reinforce the teachings learned in CCD by modeling good Catholic practices in family life.

The registration fee for the program is $20. In the case of financial need, the fee will be waived. In order to replace a lost book, an additional $15 fee will be charged.

ATTENDANCE

Throughout the year there will be one 9:00am Mass each month, in which all students are required to attend and be seated with their class. All other classes begin at 9:55am. If students come before that time, they must wait in the first floor hallway until their teacher arrives. Tardiness and irregular attendance greatly interfere with the student’s progress. Students are expected to attend all classes. If you know your child will be absent, notify the teacher in person or in writing, the previous week so a make-up assignment can be given. In case of an unexpected absence, call the CCD office at 584-5378. If you are unable to call, please provide a written excuse the following class. Arrangements should be made with the teacher for make-up work.

HOMEWORK

Students are required to complete any given homework assignments. Students are expected to keep up with material covered in class discussions. In the upper grades periodic tests and quizzes are given in order to monitor student’s progress. ALL work should be taken seriously.

DISCIPLINE/CONDUCT

Students are expected to be respectful to teachers and classmates. Uncooperative behavior is disruptive to the learning environment and will not be tolerated. Each teacher will use discretion in handling individual situations in the classroom. If a problem persists, the teacher will refer the problem to the CCD Director, Joanna Grabowski and Fr. Tomasz Sztuber.

No cell phones are allowed during class time. In case of emergency, students need to ask permission from the teacher or utilize the phone in the office. Food and drink are not permitted unless provided by the teacher or program.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

We expect all parents to participate in special events and the meetings of the CCD Parent’s Group which are held on the first Sunday of each month. Throughout the year special activities such as liturgical services and events sponsored by the CCD Parent’s Group will be sponsored by the CCD Parent’s Group will be scheduled. Every attempt should be made to attend the liturgical services and we encourage participation in the social events.

EMERGENCY CLOSINGS

In case of inclement weather CCD cancellations will be broadcast on WVIT Channel 30 and WFSB Channel 3.

GUESTS

Guests of students are not allowed unless previously arranged with the student’s teacher.

Above – Last Updated 9/27/2018


2018-2019 CCD Calendar Year

SEPTEMBER

16 – BLESSING OF TEACHERS AND AIDES
23 – BLESSING OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN 9:00AM MASS
30

OCTOBER

14
21 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 6
28

NOVEMBER

4
11
18 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM-GRADE 5
25 – THANKSGIVING WEEKEND – NO CLASS

DECEMBER

3
16
23 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 8
30 – Merry Christmas – Happy New Year!- NO CLASS

JANUARY

13 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 7 (SNOW DATE: JANUARY 20TH)
20
27

FEBRUARY

10 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADES 1,2,3 (SNOW DATE: FEBRUARY 24TH)
17 – WINTER VACATION – NO CLASS
24

MARCH

10
17 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 4
24
31

APRIL

14
21 – Easter Sunday! – NO CLASS
28

MAY

5 FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – 9:00AM MASS / NO CLASS
12 – MAY CROWNING OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY-9:00 AM MASS
19 – LAST CLASS – CLOSING MASS- Awards Ceremony/Teacher Appreciation

LURES: Date to be determined

Schedule – Last Updated 9/27/2018