St. Stanislaus Church is featured on the blog "Exploring the Burned Over District,"
written by Chris Clemens and Luke Myer, two young men who are visiting and writing
about the many beautiful and intriguing houses of worship in the Rochester region.
Follow this link to read about their visit to St. Stanislaus:
Stanislaus Parish is privileged to have been given a relic
of Blessed Pope John Paul II to place at the churchís shrine
honoring Our Lady of Czestochowa and the Pope who was so
devoted to her. This great gift was designated for our parish
by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, who was Pope John Paulís
personal secretary and is now Archbishop of Krakow.
The relic consists
of a small piece of cloth from of one Pope John Paulís cassocks,
stained with a drop of his blood Ė making it a first-class
relic, one of the highest significance. The drop of blood
was taken from a vial of blood drawn from Pope John Paul
in the hospital before his death. Only a few churches in
North America have received first-class relics of the recently
beatified John Paul. St. Stanislaus becomes the first church
in the Rochester Diocese to be given this special honor.
relic was blessed and installed in the shrine at a special
liturgy celebrated by Bishop Matthew Clark on Sunday, May
6th, 2012. It is truly a privilege and an honor for our
church to house a relic of our beloved Polish Pope. May
the example of his life of faith, love, and courage continue
to inspire and guide us, and may he continue to intercede
for our parish and its people.