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.
Visit the Youth Ministry page.
Abortion / Hope and Healing
Sisters of Life
Lumina . . . a ray of light in abortion’s darkness
Hope After Abortion
Abortion Changes You
Good Counsel Homes
Women Made New Ministries
Catholic Answers Chastity Outreach
The Culture Project
Books and Other Publications
St. Benedict Press
The Word Among Us
The Porn Effect
Covenant Eyes (Internet Accountability and Filtering)
Fight the New Drug
Visitation Center Pregnancy Support
Women Made New Ministries
Courage – A Roman Catholic Apostelate
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Schools and Workshops
Albertus Magnus College
Holy Apostles College & Seminary
St. Joseph School in Bristol
St. Matthew School in Forestville
St. Paul Catholic High School
St. Vincent’s College
University of Saint Joseph
Apostleship of Prayer
Archdiocese of Hartford
Blessed Is She
Small Christian Communities
St. Gerard’s Center for Life
Test Your Calling
Our Sunday Visitor
The Education Committee oversees the religious education of the children of the parish, as well as provides opportunities for adult enrichment.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, Teacher Contact Information, and Philosophy of St. Stanislaus Program below. For more information, please contact our CCD Director Joanna Grabowski at (860) 877-2267.
CCD Frequently Asked Questions
When are classes held?
Classes for Grades 1-9 are held at 10:00-11:00 AM on Sundays, beginning on September 18, 2022.
Classes for Grade 10 are held at 6:00-7:00 PM on Mondays, beginning on September 19, 2022.
Where are classes held?
Classes for Grade 3 are located in the rectory.
Classes for Grades 1-2 and 4-10 are held in the Bartlewski Center.
- Grade 1 is located on the main floor next to the office.
- Grade 2 is located on the main floor across the hall from the office.
- Grades 4 and 5 are located downstairs.
- Grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are located upstairs.
What is the registration/textbook fee?
The registration fee for the program is $50 (active Parishioners) and $75 (non-Parishioners). In order to replace a lost book, an additional $20 fee will be charged.
Teacher Contact Information
|9 (First-Year Confirmation)||Jonathan Bruzasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10 (Second-Year Confirmation)||Emily Grabowskiemail@example.com|
|Director of Religious Education||Joanna Grabowskifirstname.lastname@example.org|