Dear Friends on the Internet,
and all good things! It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Parish
Family here at the basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr
and its web site on the Internet. St. Stanislaus is an active parish
community founded in 1891; that is, ministered by the Conventual
Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Anthony of Padua, the Franciscan
Missionary Sisters of Assisi; and the Franciscan Sisters of St.
7, 1991 during our parish's centennial celebrations, Pope John Paul
II raised the status of our church to a "minor basilica".
The word basilica comes from the Greek words "royal house".
our hope that you come to visit our "royal house" of God.
Come and experience the warmth and hospitality of our Parish Family.
There is a Polish saying: "Gosc w domu, Bog w domu" which
means: "A guest in the house is God in the house." Please
browse through our web site and learn more about the growing Catholic
community and all the good works that happen in this parish. Then
come and experience for yourself the mercy and love of God in His
information about our religious education program, click on the
"Youth & Teens" tab.
Your Spiritual Roots
Your Spiritual Roots - Bishop Rozanski has begun an evangelization
initiative in the Diocese of Springfield that draws in part on the
upcoming Year of Mercy. Under the guidance of Sr. Paula Robillard
and the Office of Faith Formation a planning committee has been
formed and has been hard at work creating a blue print for this
initiative which will culminate in a parish based evangelization
effort that will reach out in a particular way to those who have
been away from the Church.
A very important first part of this process that involves all of
our parishioners is for you to complete a survey online. In order
for the Diocese to plan an effective program we need to hear from
you about your experiences with the church, the strengths you perceive
and the areas which cause you difficulty or may need more attention.
I also encourage you to make the survey known to family members,
friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. who no longer practice their
faith. We very much want them to know that we want and need to hear
The survey can be accessed either at diospringfield.org
or iobserve.org and will be open
through October 5th. I strongly encourage you to take the time to
complete the survey and to encourage others to do the same especially
those who have left the Church or no longer practice their faith.
I estimate that it will take you about 20 minutes to complete the
survey. The only way to complete the survey is on line, that is
there is no paper version of the survey. Thank you in advance for
taking the time to do the survey and for encouraging others to do
a Roman Catholic Community, we are dedicated to knowing, loving
and serving God through the communal celebration of Jesus Christ.
Building upon our foundational ethnic heritage and quality Catholic
education, we, as a parish family welcome diversity and value each
other's God-given gifts in a spirit of Franciscan joy and love as
we journey together to bring our community into the Kingdom of God.