A Bright Future Ahead

FrStrzeleckiBishop Nicholas DiMarzio has assigned Father Dariusz to St. Matthias Parish, Ridgewood, N.Y.

We are grateful to Fr. Dariusz for his years of service at St. Anastasia.

In the normal course of events a young priest in the diocese normally is transferred after his first assignment to take on new responsibilities. We wish Fr. Dariusz all the best and pray for God’s blessings on his ministry.

Fr. Dariusz’s farewell Mass will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2016, at 12:00 Noon with a reception following in Fr. Smith Hall for all the parish to wish him well!

Generations of Faith Progress Report

Generations of FaithIn anticipation of the diocesan disbursal of some initial funds from Generations of Faith, St. Anastasia has begun work with the diocese on the following projects:

  1. Repairing the limestone on the columns and door panels of the church
  2. Refurbishing the front sacristy doors of the church
  3. Replacement of the boiler in the former convent
  4. Replacement of the air conditioning and heating elements in the rectory

The Diocese has not yet provided us with a disbursement date and so we can begin our projects only when they are approved and the money released.

We thank all of our parishioners who were so generous in their contributions to Generations of Faith.

4/28/2016 Update

We have good news about the needs we planned to address in our capital Campaign. This week, after the diocese released some of the initial funds, we started with our projects. Work has begun on the restoration of the limestone in front of the Church.

Next week, the refurbishment of the doors of the Church will be started, we are also preparing to replace the boiler in the convent with a new one that will use gas.

One of the projects on the list is the heating and cooling system in the Rectory. This project has become even more challenged by the demise of our hot water heater. The tank is an industrial size therefore incurring some additional expense.

Thank you to all our parishioners who by their backing of Generations of Faith have made us able to address these necessary projects.

Fantastic Finish!

Intermediate Girls' team pictured with coaches Debbie Doreste and Cathy Conlon
Intermediate Girls’ team pictured with coaches Debbie Doreste and Cathy Conlon

Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girls’ Intermediate soccer team. The Diocesan Fall Championship was finally claimed with a nail biting victory over Saint Francis De Sales of Rockaway in double overtime! Congratulations girls!

Easy English Classes Moved to Wednesday Afternoons

Easy English, the St. Anastasia program that helps people reach a level of comfort in speaking English has changed its weekly sessions from Thursday to Wednesday afternoons.

The one and a half hour classes are held each Wednesday at 1:15 PM in the Parish Center at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 245th Street (Rev. John J. Gribbon Way).

If you would like to lose your accent, improve your pronunciation, or just practice speaking English, you can do that in a friendly, relaxed setting. Just drop in to the Parish Center any Wednesday. There is no charge and everyone is welcome!

Religious Education 2015 – 2016 Academic Year

St. Anastasia Parish
Religious Education

2015-2016 Academic Year

For your convenience we offer the following choices of registration for grades 1st through 8th Wednesday religious instruction classes:

  • Grades 1 to 4: afternoons Wednesdays, 2:45 – 4:00 PM
  • Grades 5 to 8: evenings Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 PM
  1. For new students who have never attended our program in the past, In-Person Registration is important. Please send an email or call the above number with a convenient time for you. We will be happy to schedule an appointment.
  2. For those students who have been registered this past academic year, prefilled forms will be mailed to your home in during the month of July.
  3. Registration Forms and Information are also available online at any time.

Once we have received your registration, you will be receiving notification to confirm your request. In this mailing you will receive a calendar and early release – bus information if requested. This mailing will be made in early September 2015. Religious education classes do not begin until the last Wednesday of September.

 

Gold Medal Team!

On January 10, 2015, Our Lady of Grace held the Squirt’s Division 2nd Annual Indoor Soccer tournament at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Several parishes throughout the diocese participated in the event. St. Anastasia’s second grade boys won the gold medal against very tough competition. Their soccer skills and sportsmanship throughout the event were commendable! Congratulations boys!

Second grade team with Head Coach Michael Conlon and Assistant Coach Cathleen Conlon.