Parish News

January 16, 2022

• Blog: Peace (and justice) from anger

Laurie Russell Pickert

The first time I made peace with anger was deeply personal: I was deciding what kind of job to get after my layoff, and I had to admit to myself that I was angry I had worked so much when my kids were babies. I wanted to call it something other than anger, and it […]

January 6, 2022

• Blog: More love, less accountability for your New Year’s resolution

Laurie Russell Pickert

I have plenty of fodder for New Year’s Resolutions, considering all the things I signed up for in the last few months of 2021: a peer networking group. A passion collective. Cooking for Lasagna Love. A LinkedIn “pod” where members promote each other’s content. Wearing the same dress for 100 days. I started a spirituality […]

December 21, 2021

• Blog: Lessons in love from feminist icons

Laurie Russell Pickert

bell hooks died yesterday. She was a pioneering Black feminist and pushed the conversation on women’s rights to include Black women’s rights. I can’t think about bell hooks without thinking about Sister Nancy Hynes and the other Sisters in the English Department a the College of St. Benedict. I’ve often said I learned feminism from […]

December 9, 2021

• Read the December Bulletin Online

Laurie Russell Pickert

***  Click to read the December Mailer bulletin.  *** (Monthly bulletins can also be found on our website under the ‘About Us/Monthly Bulletins’ menu.) St. Stan’s is using Flocknote, a new communication tool, to send emails and texts as another way to stay connected with our parishioners.  If you would like to begin receiving the monthly Flocknote email bulletin via […]

December 7, 2021

• Update: Communal Penance & Immaculate Conception Mass

Laurie Russell Pickert

*** CORRECTION & UPDATE *** – Correction: Communal Penance in-person only (NO livestream) – Update: The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary Mass December 8, Wednesday @ 5:30pm in-person.

December 4, 2021

• Advent Schedule and more . . .

Laurie Russell Pickert

ST. STAN’S ADVENT SCHEDULE December 8, Wednesday: The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary  5:30pm December 12, Sunday: Communal Penance 11:00am (following 10am Mass) December 24, Friday: Christmas Eve Mass, 4:00pm ** December 25, Saturday: Christmas Day Mass, 10:00am January 1, Saturday: New Years Day, Solemnity of Mary, 10:00am ** Masses with ** are also […]

December 3, 2021

• Blog: Mother Teresa or Janis Joplin? Quite a spectrum

Laurie Russell Pickert

We had a lovely Thanksgiving weekend – reunited with people and traditions we missed so much last year. We ate a lot of turkey, lasagna, pie, fudge, quiche, cake and charcuterie. We played games and played with cousins and walked the dog. I reveled in things I’d been missing, and I worried about things I […]

November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Message 2021

Laurie Russell Pickert

Dear St. Stan’s Beloved Parish Community, We are grateful this Thanksgiving that we find ourselves gathering together to celebrate the love that God has for us. We are also thankful for our extraordinary volunteers who serve St. Stan’s with their time, presence and talents.  We thank our greeters, eucharistic ministers, lectors, funeral luncheon volunteers, religious […]

November 10, 2021

• A Prayer for Our Veterans

Laurie Russell Pickert

Father, bless our veterans and all who serve our nation defending our freedom. For those who bravely gave their lives, grant them eternal rest. For those who are serving, give them courage. For those who served, we offer our gratitude. We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

November 7, 2021

• Stewardship Committee – Next Meeting November 10th

Laurie Russell Pickert

ST. STAN’S STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE MEETINGS Next meeting:  Wednesday, November 10 at 6pm in the Church Hall, Topic:  Attracting New Members     (We ask attendees to please wear masks.) The Committee meets five Wednesday evenings October 6, 20, 27 and November 3, 10 @ 6:00-7:30pm in the Church Hall.  The committee will address different topics important to […]

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