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!

Keep Christ in Christmas Youth Contest

The Tablet (Newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn) in collaboration with the Archbishop John Hughes Council of the Knights of Columbus, invites youth to create a greeting card incorporating both the theme of “Keep Christ in Christmas” and a message to Pope Francis thanking him for his recent visit to New York City.

Specifications: No restrictions on size or art medium; artwork must be in physical form; no video, audio photography or email entry will be accepted.
Judging: Based on adherence to the theme, originality of work and demonstration of artistic ability. Winners will receive prizes and have their works published in the Tablet.

Eligibility: Students grades 1-12 residing in Brooklyn or Queens

Entries Must include: Name, grade, school, parish contact phone number and return mailing address. (phone numbers and addresses will not be published).

All information must be written on the back of the work or securely attached to the work-NO PAPERCLIPS.

Deadline: December 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Submit Entries to:
Keep Christ in Christmas Contest
1712 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: Saturday, December 12th

On Saturday, December 12th we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At 4:45 PM that afternoon, the Spanish Prayer Group will lead the Rosary in the Church. Mass will take place as usual at 5:30 PM. Following Mass that same evening, all are invited to participate in a multi-cultural get together in the Annex.

If you are interested in attending and contributing a dish from your own cultural background, Please call Laura at (347) 224-6441, to help coordinate a nice sharing of friendship and food! Please join us–make some new Friends!

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!

Advent Presentation Series: Celebrate Merton

St. Anastasia Parish is excited to offer a unique opportunity during this Advent Season to share in the life and spirituality of Thomas Merton.

Celebrate Merton

St. Anastasia Church
7:30 PM

  • December 1, 2015—In the Convent Chapel
  • December 8th—Following 7:30 PM Mass in the Church
  • December 15th –In The Church

Please join us each week in this three part series presented by our Guest Speaker: David Powell. All are welcome and admission is free.

Series will end with a group gathering of refreshments and fellowship in Fr. Smith Hall on Tuesday December 15th.

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.