As part of our 100th Anniversary celebrations we will have at the 12:00 noon Mass on Sunday, September 13th a recognition of some of the priests who have served in the parish over the years.
The following priests will be concelebrating along with Monsignor Sherman, Father Dariusz and Monsignor Ryan:
- Msgr. Michael Cantley
- Rev. Chris Piasta,
- Rev. Edward Kachurka
- Rev. William McLaughlin
- Rev. Anthony Rucando
- Rev. Matteo Rizzo
After Mass our parishioners are invited to greet the priests in Father Smith Hall. Please join us for this next to last celebration of our 100th Anniversary!
The Parish is starting to enter into the come alive after summer vacations. We also enter into the last month of the Generations of Faith campaign. We are on the verge of that stage of the campaign where 100% of all funds will be coming back to the parish.
The generosity of many of our parishioners has been totally astounding. I am also grateful for the fact that parishioners who could not afford to give answered my appeal to return their campaign card with the statement that they will pray for the success of the campaign.
Out of 1955 registered parishioners that have been contacted 207 have actually responded to the campaign by returning their cards. My dream is that at the 100th Anniversary Mass on October 18th we will be able to tell Bishop Di Marzio that at least 50% of our registered parishioners consciously participated by at least indicating on the campaign card that they would pray for the success of the campaign.
Please join your fellow parishioners who have already participated in Generations of Faith. In this our anniversary year, hopefully no one will be stand on the sidelines.
God bless you all!
The Spanish Prayer group is hosting a Bible Study for the 5 Wednesdays of September. Lead by Lucia Valencia from the Missioners ‘Apostles of the Word’ from Merced, California. This study will be held in Spanish and Italian at 7:00 pm in The Annex. (Only September 9th will be held in the Convent).
Religious Education calendar is updated for the 2015-2016 year. See the CCD Year-At-A-Glance.
Join Youth and Young Adult Ministers from across the Diocese for a gathering and keynote on September 10, 2015, at 7:00 PM. Keynote byDeacon Kevin McCormack, Principal of Xaverian High School. Topic: CATHOLIC IDENTITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE 3RD MILLENNIUM. We hope that you will join us!
All registrations must be completed online.
There will be a working dinner at this event.
First Thursday: Mass in Spanish
Second Thursday: Bilingual Cenacle of the Movement of Marian Priests
Third Thursday: Holy Hour with songs and prayers
Forth Thursday: Cenacle of the Divine Mercy
First Sunday of the month: Couple’s meeting
September 6th: Deacon Guillermo Gomez with his wife, Rosa.
Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girls’ Intermediate soccer team. They finished their season with an undefeated record and won their championship game against our Lady of Grace 3 to 1. Congratulations girls!
(Picture) Intermediate Girls’ team with coaches Brian Burke, Debbie Doreste, and Cathy Conlon.
Congratulations to the St. Anastasia Girls’ Pee Wee soccer team. They finished first place in their division with a 5-1-2 record. They won their Championship game against St. Andrew’s 5 to 1. The girls had an amazing season. This is the girls 2nd Championship.
We would like to invite all St. Anastasia Parishioners to the final weekend celebrating our 100th Anniversary Saturday evening October 17, 2015 at 7 PM in Father Smith Hall. Since this event will be limited, due to the space, to only 150 people it is imperative that you make your reservations as soon as possible. The cut-off will be September 15 for checks. This event is shaping up to be one of our most memorable events with a few surprises, you won’t want to be only hearing about second hand.
There will be a cocktail hour in the schoolyard followed by dinner and dancing. The cost for the evening is only $75 per couple or $40 per person.
The following day, Sunday October 18, 2015 the Bishop will be with us to celebrate the Centennial Closing Mass at 12:00 Noon. We invite you to bring your children and grand children to a fun day filled with food and fun. There will be something for everyone and its all on our parish as a thank you for your support. Also, don’t forget we still have boosters and its quite a good deal 5 tickets for $100 and a chance to win until the closing ceremony. We have committees set for both days so if you haven’t volunteered give me a call. We will be having meetings occasionally before our big weekend.
Carolyn Meenan, Centennial Chairperson
St. Anastasia Parish
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, 2:30 – 3:45 PM
- Grades 5 to 8: evenings Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:15 PM
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.