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.

Centennial Concert: A Musical Celebration

On Friday, November 21, at 7:30 PM, another celebration in honor of our 100 years was presented by the parish choir of St. Anastasia.

Through the medium of music we learned to appreciate the many events that marked the 100 year journey of St. Anastasia parish. For each decade of the 20th century, a musical presentation was offered. The Centennial concert program started with a salute to the Armed Forces of the United States of America. This brought to mind the fact that in 100 years the parish was faced with two World Wars and many other wars as well. We called to mind the many parishioners that gave their lives in service to their country.

The comfortably large audience in attendance was very diverse in age so that people could associate with different songs that were sung reflecting a particular time period.

We are grateful to St. Anastasia Choir and to the music director, Stephanie Larkin, for providing us with such a diverse and well sung concert. It was an evening that enabled all of us to enter into the celebration of our Centennial.

Msgr. Sherman

Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Cemetery

by Monsignor Sherman

Dear Parishioners,

Despite the rain and the cold on Saturday, November 1, 2014, a group of 23 parishioners of St. Anastasia made a pilgrimage to Holy Cross cemetery in Brooklyn. As the parish celebrates its 100th anniversary, it was thought proper to at least visit the graves of some of our previous pastors. Three of our pastors from former years are buried in Holy Cross cemetery. Continue reading Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Cemetery