Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Event

In keeping with our commitment as a Parish community, both St. Anastasia Parish and Divine Wisdom Academy, will be hosting a Family Movie Fundraiser. We are inviting ALL of our ministries to join us in this Parish Community Event! Movieworld at Douglaston Plaza (242-02 61st Ave, Douglaston, NY 11362. Located behind Fairway Grocery on the lower level of Douglaston Plaza.) is screening for our Parish Community: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Saturday, March 18, 10am. Be Our Guest!

$12 per adult/per child. All adults/children 4 and over MUST have a ticket. NO DROP OFFS – Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Your $12 INCLUDES your entry, small popcorn, and a small drink.

Hope to see you there and thank you for your support! If interested in purchasing tickets please contact Mrs. Kramer Religious Education Office by 3/10. You will receive tickets for your family a few days prior to the event.

CYO Communion Breakfast

Please join us Sunday, March 5, 2017, at the 10:00 AM Mass. Breakfast to Follow.

Come and learn more about St. Anastasia’s CYO program. Meet our board members, coaches and team members!

The CYO serves the children. It endeavors to help young people be more Christ like in the way they live. It promotes participation and sportsmanship, with the leadership necessary to form a well rounded individual, who will be prepared to live in society, with honor, dignity and Christian values, promoting, Church, Family, Unity and Community.

Lenten Almsgiving

We will be collecting gift cards for supermarkets this year once again as a part of our Lenten almsgiving. This is going to be very specific: We ask if you would like to participate, please restrict your gift cards to these supermarkets: Stop and Shop, and Shoprite. (these supermarkets are convenient to those who will be helped by your donation of a card(s). There will be a box available in the church in which to drop the cards when you come to Mass or you may bring them to the rectory office.

We do not want non-perishable food left in the back of the chuch as is done at thanksgiving—this presents a problem of transport and extra maintenance supervision.

Your gift of food is appreciated in the form of a gift card and makes it much easier for those who receive it to buy the food they so desperately need.

St. Anastasia’s Vocation Cross Campaign

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.

Sts. Patrick and Joseph Party: March 11, 2017

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.