2016 Mass Book

The Mass Book for 2016 will open On Wednesday October 14th and Thursday, October 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM in the Parish Center. Please do not call the rectory to try and reserve dates. We open this way in order to give all a fair chance to get their requested dates. It is on a first come first serve basis. After those 2 times and dates–until all is recorded –(about another week) we will have the book fully open in the rectory office.

Thanks in advance for your patience and cooperation!

Easy English Classes Resume

Would you or someone you know like to become more comfortable speaking English?

Do you want to lose your accent, increase your vocabulary, improve your pronunciation or simply practice speaking in English?

You can do all of that in a friendly, relaxed setting when Easy English classes resume for the fall season on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Classes will again be held each Thursday afternoon at 1:15 pm right here at the Saint Anastasia Parish Center at the corner of Northern Boulevard and 245th St. (Rev. John J. Gribbon Way). Sessions are one and a half hours long. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

If you have any questions, you can call the office at (718) 631-4454.

Dinner Dance Update

Since the Dinner Dance is sold out you still have a chance to make a contribution to this year’s wonderful centennial weekend. On Sunday October 18th we are having a fun day for all but especially the kids from our parish. This event starts immediately after the 12 noon mass, which will be celebrated by the Bishop. The day is filled different stations for the kids to have fun. We have face painting, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, clowns, and bounce machine, hot dogs, water and soda as well as other wonderful surprises. This day is being sponsored by individual businesses or parishioners. The names will be on an easel placed in the rear of the church for many weeks after our event thanking all who contributed, as well as honorable mention in our church bulletin. We have to remember to thank all who give so much tirelessly for our church community. Please patronize these people and when you see them thank them for their support. More details in the bulletin.

Generations of Faith Campaign Update

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!
Monsignor Sherman

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.


2015-16 CYO Registration


Registration for the 2015-2016 school year begins on June 17th. All registrations will be handled through our online system which can be accessed at https://st-anastasia-cyo.sportssignup.com/.

Please note the registration close dates for the following sports:

  • Soccer: July 31st, 2015
  • Fall Track: July 31st, 2015
  • Basketball: September 5th, 2015
  • Soccer Clinic: September 15th, 2015
  • Basketball Clinic: October 15th, 2015
  • Swimming: November 1st, 2015
  • Baseball: March 1st, 2016
  • Softball: March 1st, 2016
  • Spring Track: March 31st, 2016

We strongly encourage everyone to register their children as soon as possible. Registration prior to the dates above do not guarantee a spot!!! We are capping the number of spots on each team (based on sport) and spots will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. We are looking to avoid the situation of fielding teams with too many players, which leads to an unpleasant experience for the child and puts undue burden on our (volunteer) coaches. If there is excessive demand and enough time given to react, the CYO can field more than one team in an age group.

Volunteer coaches are the lifeblood of our organization. As a thank you for this commitment, the enrollment fee for the child of the head coach in the sport coached is waived. This rebate will be issued at the beginning of the season.

If you have any questions about the online registration process or a specific sport, please contact us via email at [email protected].

The Saint Anastasia CYO Board