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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the R.C.I.A. program.
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.
Our parish provides various opportunities for community outreach and service. They include:
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.
Altar servers assist at liturgies. Contact Deacon Rich 860-620-7164.
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.
For rehearsal schedule please contact Christina at 860-798-1714.
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.
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.
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 read the Word of God in Mass and lead the Prayers of the Faithful. Please contact Deacon Richard at email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In case of inclement weather CCD cancellations will be broadcast on WVIT Channel 30 and WFSB Channel 3.
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
16 – BLESSING OF TEACHERS AND AIDES
23 – BLESSING OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN 9:00AM MASS
21 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 6
18 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM-GRADE 5
25 – THANKSGIVING WEEKEND – NO CLASS
23 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 8
30 – Merry Christmas – Happy New Year!- NO CLASS
13 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 7 (SNOW DATE: JANUARY 20TH)
10 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADES 1,2,3 (SNOW DATE: FEBRUARY 24TH)
17 – WINTER VACATION – NO CLASS
17 – CHILDREN’S MASS 9:00AM – GRADE 4
21 – Easter Sunday! – NO CLASS
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