On Friday, June 7, 2013, Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Please make a note of this date since Eucharistic Adoration is a special part of the Brooklyn Diocese's celebration of the Year of Faith. Parishes throughout our diocese will be participating as well. Adoration will begin at 2:00 PM and will end with Benediction at 8:00 PM.
As always when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed we need to make sure that there are people in the church all of the time that the adoration is taking place.
There will be a sign up sheet in the back of the Church so that the Blessed Sacrament is never left unattended during the 6 hours. Please feel free to sign the sheet and come to take the opportunity for quiet prayer and adoration.
Please Note that this Exposition will replace the Usual First Saturday of the Month (June 1st -12-3PM).
On Sunday May 26, 2013 I will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of my ordination.
You are invited to celebrate with me at the 12 Noon Mass here at St. Anastasia.
It will be a day of gratitude to Almighty God and great joy for the gift of sharing in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. My joy will be greatly increased if you would share the occasion with me.
We will continue our celebration with light refreshments in Father Smith Hall immediately after Mass.
I hope to see you on the 26th.
With Love and prayers,
Fr. Matt Rizzo
A blood drive sponsored by the Knights of Columbus is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th from 8:45 Am - 2:45 PM at Father Smith Hall. Registration will take place after all Masses on Sunday, May 12th.
If you donate blood between now and May 19th, please mention Group #6461 and we will receive credit.
For questions concerning the eligibility criteria call Martin Aversa (718) 225-7027.
The Mass Book for 2013 has been open. You will notice that every Sunday there will be a Mass scheduled: “For The People of the Parish” you may have noticed this in other church bulletins when you visit. The explanation is simple- the Pastor of a parish is charged with the well being of the community. There are many aspects of this task, maintaining and building a community of faith. By rotating a Sunday Mass each week , that insures the pastor and the priests of the parish a practical way to pray for those entrusted to their care, it allows time for this responsibility including the physical, spiritual and social concerns of maintaining and building a community of faith. Please be mindful, that the Mass that is marked for that particular Sunday is not available for other intentions.
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.