JOIN THE CHOIRS!
There’s something for everyone - and every age - at St. Anastasia !
Singing a range of music from great classics to spirituals, Bach to Broadway in beautiful harmony. Open to teens and adults. The ADULT CHOIR sings at the 12pm Mass each Sunday, as well as at a variety of concerts and Holydays throughout the year. Rehearsals are at 11:15am on Sunday mornings (before Mass), with evening rehearsals scheduled as needed before major events. Beginning September 14th.
Open to all ages, ringing music to accompany Mass on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. No musical experience necessary! Rehearsals are on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:15am (before Mass). Begginning on September 28th.
Open to kids and their parents (and grandparents...and great grandparents!). Singing at the 10am Mass each Sunday, with rehearsals at 9:15am on Sunday (before Mass). Beginning on September 21.
Do you play a musical instrument? Please join us on the 1st Sunday of each month at the 10am Mass as we join together our voices AND instruments in bringing Glory to God. Rehearsal will be held at 9:15am on the 1st Sunday of the month (before Mass). but you MUST come the week before to pick up your music and register so that we know who is coming. Experienced instrumentalists who can read music only, please. Beginning on October 5th - but please come September 28th to sign-up/pick up music.
The 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!
Queens Deanery #5 (formerly known as our Cluster), which is a collaboration of neighboring Catholic parishes, will be sponsoring "A Harvest of Song and Praise".
Sunday, October 26, 2014
American Martyrs Church
79-43 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, N.Y. 11364
All are welcomed to a fine afternoon of Concert Music featuring the Parish Choirs and ensembles of Deanery #5 (Stephanie Larkin our Music Minister and St. Anastasia Choir will be included)
Light Refreshments will follow in the Sullivan Center
For more information please call (718) 464-4582
Queens Deanery #5
Our Lady of the Snows, American Martyrs, Holy Family, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Anastasia, St. Gregory the Great, St. Josaphat, St. Kevin, St. Robert Bellarmine
Congratulations 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.
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:
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.
Annual Back to School Meeting For All Altar Servers on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:30 - 4:00 PM in the Church. This is a mandatory meeting, all parents are encouraged to attend!
The Pauline Sisters will visit us once again on the weekend of September 20th and 21st, to share will us their wonderful collection of Catholic books magazines, music and videos. They will be available for purchase after all the Masses on that weekend.
Before and after each Mass on Saturday September 27th and Sunday September 28th the Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations in front of Church in support of the Special Olympics and the handicapped. Please be as generous as you can. Thank you for your support!
It is Time once again to open the Mass Book for 2015. The opening will take place over 2 days:
We have been given a fantastic fundraising opportunity with Modell's! This is a link to 15% off coupon from Modell's that is valid from 8/22 through 9/18. In addition, Modell's will donate 5% of sales for purchases made with this coupon to our organization. This could amount to real dollars for us. So please redeem when you go out to buy those cleats, shin guards, swimming goggles, etc. And while you are at it, treat yourself to a new pair of sneakers and a workout outfit. Note: coupon is only valid for NYC stores so sales at the Lake Success store do not apply.
To those of you who have already registered your children for the upcoming school year, we thank you for your support. For those of you who still need to register, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible at https://st-anastasia-cyo.sportssignup.com/. This helps us plan for the demand.
Regardless, please be aware of some upcoming deadlines:
Boy Scout Troop 153 is set to begin its 2014-2015 program year on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 4:30pm in Father Smith Hall. The troop calendar is expected to include several day hikes, overnight camping, and community service activities.
Please contact our Chartered Organization Representative, Ms. Jamie Eckartz for more details.
What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is a specialized ministry in the church. It is a graced way of serving another believer, helping the other to grow in intimacy with God and to live out the consequences of this intimacy. The Focus of a spiritual direction relationship is the directee's experience of God and how communication happens between God and the directee. Trained spiritual directors have a background in ministry, communication skills, personality dynamics and various resources in prayer, spirituality and scripture. While some directors may be trained, pastoral or psychological counselors problem, solving or therapy is not the focus. Rather, both director and directee agree to meet regularly so that the directee might pay closer attention to God.
A Trained Director Helps You:
In spiritual direction, you are far more active than the director is, but you are also fully assisted by the loving attitude and attentiveness of the director.
In the coming weeks we will have more information on the subject of spiritual direction and it's availability to our parishioners.
Mark your calendars!
October 19, 2014
Opening of Centennial Year Celebration Mass
12:00 PM Mass
Celebrant – Bishop Chapetto
“Honoring Long Time Residents of Parish”
Followed by a brunch in Father Smith Hall.
November 1, 2014
9:00 Mass followed by
Past Pastors Tribute Pilgrimage
to Holy Cross Cemetery
A Bus will be hired and a headcount will be required
More information to follow
Date to be Announced
Music Concert: Salute to the last 100 years
Date to be announced
Bury a time Capsule
January 17, 2015
Following 5:30 Mass
Graduate Reunion 40’s, 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s
Wine and Cheese in Father Smith Hall
February 14, 2015
Honoring Couples Married in our Parish
Wine and Cheese and
bring your albums to Father Smith Hall
March 7, 2015
Following 5:30 Mass
90’s–Present Graduate Reunion
Wine and Cheese in Father Smith Hall
Bring your yearbooks
April 5, 2015
Easter Egg Hunts
May 10, 2015
Following 12:00 Mass
May Crowning Honoring Women
Light refreshments in Father Smith Hall
June 21, 2015
Following the 12:00 Mass
Light Refreshments in Father Smith Hall
Date to be announced
Honoring Past Parish Clergy, Employees,
Faculty, Staff, and Religious EDucators
October 18, 2015
Closing Centennial Mass Celebration
12:00 Mass with Bishop DiMarzio
Day's Theme: A Step Back In Time
A day of fun with details to follow
St. Anastasia Parish
2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR
For your convenience we offer the following choices of registration for grades 1st through 8th Wednesday religious instruction classes…
1.Registration Forms and Information is available on our website at any time. Visit http://www.stanastasia.info
2.Registration forms are also available at the front desk of the Religious Education Entrance, 45–11 245th St. Douglaston New York, starting Tuesday, July 15th - Wednesday, August 6th, Monday – Friday (Most weeks) 10:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
3.If you would like to make an appointment for In-Person Registration, please send an email of a convenient day and time and we will be happy to schedule a personal appointment.
****Once we have received your registration and payment through mail or personal drop off, you will be receiving notification to confirm your request. In this mailing you will receive a year calendar and early release - bus passes if requested. This mailing will be made in early September 2014. Religious education classes do not begin until the last Wednesday of September.
Registration for the 2014-2015 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:
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.
The Saint Anastasia CYO Board
Are you thinking about becoming Catholic?
Are you looking to complete initiation by receiving First Holy Communion? and/or Confirmation?
No matter what your reason might be for thinking about becoming Catholic or completing your initiation, our hope and prayer is that when God calls, you will respond.
Give us a call at (718) 225-5191. We are waiting to speak with you.