St. Anastasia Blood Drive

St. Anastasia Blood Drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 5911. Sunday, November 16, 2014. 8:45 AM – 2:45 PM. Fr. Smith Hall (245th Street and Alameda Avenue). Your donation will help to save lives. Our community hospitals need your help. Please share this life-saving gift! Thank You for caring!

Eligibility Criteria:
• Bring ID with signature or photo
• Minimum weight 110lbs
• Age 16-75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note)
• Eat well (low fat) and drink fluids
• No tattoos for past 12 months
• For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800- 688-0900 Long Island Blood Services.

Fall Bible Study: First & Second Kings

The Fall Series of Scripture Study with Monsignor Ryan will begin on Monday, October 20, 2014. In this season we will continue to study the historical books of the Old Testament: First & Second Kings. These Books include certain events that forever shaped Israel’s history. They begin with the reign of King Solomon; continue with the division of Israel into two kingdoms; and conclude with the fall of Jerusalem to the Babylonian Empire. They include gripping tales and engaging personal stories. It is a fascinating period in biblical history.

Sessions begin on October 20th and continue on October 27, November 3, 10, 17 and 24. All take place on Mondays. Sessions are held in the Parish Center on the corner of 245 St. and Northern Blvd. Participants can choose the 1:15 – 2:30 PM session or the evening session from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

A text of the Books with commentary will be available. All are welcome!

Easy English Begins again for the Fall

Would you like to lose your accent, increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation or simply practice speaking English?

You can do all of that in a friendly, relaxed setting. Just drop in to one of the Saint Anastasia “Easy English” sessions on any Thursday afternoon at 1:15 PM. The classes are one and a half hours long and they’re held in the Parish Center at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 245th St. (Rev. John J. Gribbon Way).

The sessions are all free and there’s no pre-registration required Just show up and sign in. Everyone is welcome.

The classes will begin on Thursday September 24, 2014.

Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me-webThe St. Anastasia Mommy and Me Group will resume their meetings in the Annex on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 11:30 AM -1:00 PM. If you are home with a toddler or a brand new baby this is an opportunity to meet new parents, cultivate some new friends in a relaxed atmosphere (St. Anastasia Annex Bldg) and let the children play together!

Our Newest Eagle Scouts!

EagleScout webCongratulations to Troop 153’s newest Eagle Scouts! Alex Zseller, Matthew Cazilas, Evan Tsourtsoulas, Michael Tuffey and John Eckartz all earned their Eagle Rank during 2014. As part of their Eagle Scout Leadership Projects, these Scouts and troop provided service to a varied group of Eagle Project beneficiaries, which included Udall’s Cove, the Briarwood Shelter of the Salvation Army, New York Hospital – Queens, Little Neck –Douglaston Ambulance Corp, St. Alban’s Veterans Hospital, and the Queens Center for Progress.

Please contact our Chartered Organization Representative, Ms. Jamie Eckartz for more details on our program.

November Centennial Event

Save the Date and Purchase Your Tickets
Saturday, November 1, 2014
The Second Event of St. Anastasia Centennial Year:

Join together as a parish community to honor our former Pastors buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn:

  • Rev. Francis J. Uleau (First Pastor), 1915-1916
  • Rev. John A. Bohag (Third Pastor), 1922-1945
  • Rev. William T. Smith (Fifth Pastor), 1967-1983

Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM in the Church celebrating the Feast of All Saints. Following Mass we will be boarding a Bus taking us to Holy Cross Cemetery, visiting the graves of these priests who served our parish and are forever a part of its rich history.

In order to be part of this wonderful event we ask for reservations, which we be taken no later than Wednesday, October 22, 2014.

The cost is: $25. per person which includes the cost of the Bus and a boxed lunch.

Thank You Knights!

The St. Anastasia Council 5911 Knights of Columbus has purchased new collection Baskets (replacing the old ones) which we use at all the weekend Masses to receive parishioner donations. Thank you to the Knights for this gracious gesture!

2015 Mass Book

It is Time once again to open the Mass Book for 2015. The opening will take place over 2 days:

  • Thursday, September 11, 2014: 1:00 – 4:00 PM – The Parish Center (Convent)
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014: 1:00 – 4:00 PM- The Parish Center (Convent)