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St. Stanislaus Mass


Saturday Vigil




Daily Mass    
The 8AM daily Mass is celebrated at one location for the four Amsterdam-area churches. 
Holy Days    

Liturgies for Holy Days of Obligation are scheduled by the four churches in the Amsterdam area in a manner that provides the greatest access to the liturgy for Amsterdam and surrounding area residents. 

Mass times of 8AM, 12:15PM and 6:30PM are celebrated in Amsterdam, NY at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Mary’s, and St. Stanislaus on a rotating basis. Vigil Mass for the Holy Days is celebrated at 5:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church in Hagaman.

Liturgies &


Weekend Rosary
The Rosary is prayed on weekends before each Mass; at 3:30PM before the Saturday Vigil, and at 9:30AM before the Sunday mass.

Eucharistic Day
The Eucharistic Day at St. Stanislaus Church is based on the traditional 40 Hours Devotion celebrated for many years in the parish.  The present Eucharistic Day is set aside on one day during Lent.  It begins with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after a morning Eucharist; the majority of the day is used for private devotion and prayer.  The day concludes with availability of the sacrament of Reconciliation and a Mass and benediction.

Our Eucharistic Day is a wonderful opportunity to spend a few quiet minutes in the presence of our God.  We encourage parishioners and visitors to spend some time during the season of Lent of open their heart to God’s healing and sanctifying presence.

“When Jesus returned to his disciples he found them asleep.  He said to Peter,

“So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?”  (Matthew 26:40)

Anointing of the Sick
Several times during the year, a special service is held in the church to provide people with the opportunity to receive the graces of being anointed with holy oil.   Please return to this web site or refer to the parish bulletin for a date and time.

Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross are an important Lenten tradition.  It is prayed in the Church each Friday during Lent at 2PM.

Stations of the Cross recall the last hours of Jesus’ life from the time he is condemned to death until he is taken from the cross.


Blessing of Food
The Blessing of Food takes place once each year—on Holy Saturday. This special event is a reflection of the traditions of the Polish immigrants and ancestors who brought this tradition from Poland.  It has since been embraced by many cultures and ethnic groups as an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices and disciplines of Lent and rejoice in the coming of Jesus’ resurrection and the ending of 40 days of fasting and penance.  

Taize is a style of prayer that was developed in a monastery in France.  It is a service that centers around music, and includes some prayer, scripture reading, and a time for silence.

The music of Taize is simple—a few words or phrases sung in repetition to reinforce the meditative quality of prayer.  All are welcome to our Taize prayer sessions.  However you don’t have to sing.  It may be a time for quiet reflection and an opportunity to let the words and music of Taize reach you and soothe your body and spirit.

During special seasons in the liturgical calendar, particularly Lent and Advent, the parishioners and visitors have an opportunity to experience.  All are welcome.  To learn about specific Taize seasonal programs, please call the Parish Office or refer to a church bulletin.



Children's Faith Formation Program
A Faith Formation program for children and teenagers between the grades Kindergarten through 10th Grade is available during the school year.  The program services the children of the four Amsterdam-area parishes—Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, St. Mary, St. Stanislaus, and St. Stephen.

Classes for Grades K-6:
Sunday morning:  9 - 10:15AM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Monday evening:  6:30 - 7:30PM

St. Stanislaus

Classes for Grades 7-10:
Sunday morning:  9 - 10:15AM

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Sunday evening:  6:30 - 8PM (twice a month)

St. Stanislaus

Students should enroll in one program and continue at that site/time throughout the year.

RCIA and Sacramental Preparation
Sacramental preparation and Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is available year-round as requested and appropriate for the background and age of a candidate.  Please call the Parish Office at (518) 842-2771 to schedule and plan a program.

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