We as a parish are being invited this Lent to become a part of a new program being initiated in many parishes throughout the country. It is called the Parish Vocation Cross Campaign.
It provides an excellent opportunity for families to pray for Vocations at home and teach young children to appreciate the value of the Priesthood and Consecrated Life.
On every Sunday of Lent a family, will be called at the 10AM Mass to receive the vocation cross, a prayer binder and a “journal” to write their experience if they wish. In taking the cross they commit themselves to pray during the week in the name of our parish for vocations and to thank God for the gift of sisters, brothers, priests and deacons in the Church.
A Signup Sheet is provided to families to sign up and volunteer their participation in the rectory office.
Families agree to receive the Vocation Cross during the Liturgy at a designated 10AM Mass on Sunday and take it home and pray for Vocations for one week.
At the end of the week they will bring the Vocation Cross back where it is then transferred to a new family at the 10AM Mass.
It is our hope that this experience will encourage each of us to take seriously our vocation as a member of the Body of Christ and encourage ALL of us to pray for the gift of vocations to priesthood and religious life.
We believe the Spirit is calling forth men and women from our parish to these roles of service. May our prayers help inspire young women and men to be attentive to the movement of the Spirit within them and to step forward in faith and with generous hearts to wherever the Spirit leads them.
The Padre Pio Prayer Group will take Place this coming Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:30 in The Church to be followed by Mass at 8:00 PM in the Church. Please join us!
St. Anastasia Council #5911, Knights of Columbus will have its annual St. Patrick’s/St. Joseph’s Day Party on Saturday evening March 11th from 7 pm to 10 pm in the Rectory Annex located 244th Street at Northern Boulevard. A full sit-down dinner of corned beef, cabbage and potatoes will be served along with Irish Soda bread. Italian pastries and Irish coffee will follow. The cost is $35.00 per person.
Due to limited space in the Annex, the party will be limited to 40 guests. While members of the Knights have priority, all parishioners are welcome.
Please make reservations by February 28th.
St. Anastasia Parish pilgrimage to the Holy Doors of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Astoria in Celebration of the Year of Mercy. The pilgrimage and Mass took place on Thursday, November 3, 2016.
Open to all ages, ringing music to accompany Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. No musical experience necessary! Rehearsals are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:15am (before Mass). The Handbell Choir will be ringing at the 10am Mass (and rehearsing at 9:15am).
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- American Martyrs, Bayside
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